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7.04.2011

Random Fourth Of July Thoughts

Your Wimbledon 2011 Champion. And She's Got Her Green Card! Go America! Edit: I'm officially losing it. I even watched the match. Watched her second place trophy presentation. Two days later I think she won? I'm officially senile.

  • Jarhead was covering a fire yesterday in Granbury (so did WFAA)
  • And he posted a pretty good random mugshot out of Denton.
  • Hmmmm. He's doing all these blog posts over the Fourth of July weekend when he thought I wasn't looking? The guy is starting his own Blog Revolution over there. 
  • Wow: Four motorcycle deaths near Canton. Completely innocent motorcycle deaths.
  • I can't sleep in if my life depended on it.
  • Tried to explain what the 4th was about to the Fourth Grader To Be In The House. Hope I didn't screw that up. (But justifying a revolution isn't particularly easy.)
  • Just looked up and saw a bunch of Elvis impersonators on mini-bikes on TV at the Arlington Independence Day Parade. (Question mark forming over my head.) 
  • Now my brain just hears, "We're the Flying Elvises! Utah chapter!"
  • Fireworks overrated? Twenty minutes should be the absolute maximum. (And is that the one area where there has been actually no improvement in design over the last thirty years?)
  • Everyone sure seemed grumpy on here on Friday.
  • Been having this thought lately: If there are places I'd like to visit, I'd better get on it. 
  • I almost bought a camouflage print bathing suit yesterday and then decided that I'd have buyer's remorse before I got out of the parking lot. 
  • I use Google as a quick spellchecker (it'll suggest alternative spellings) a lot. I wonder if "spellchecker" is "spell-checker" or "spell checker."
  • Texas will have a new law on 9/1 that makes family pets covered by a Protective Order obtained by a  real live human. It includes threatening an animal. Really. 
  • Sounds like lots of people were griping about the Runaway Bay fireworks. I'm surprised Runaway Bay even does it. 
  • No Hal Jay dogging today. But I just saw that Fox 4's Lauren Przybyl doesn't know who Tommy Lee is. 


23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Spell-chequer.

Anonymous said...

If it's any consolation, Hal Jay probably doesn't know who Tommy Lee is either.

Anonymous said...

I think you've got teh pic of the Wimbledon runner up. Kvitova beat Sharapova for the title.

Anonymous said...

Just looked up and saw a bunch of Elvis impersonators on mini-bikes on TV at the Arlington Independence Day Parade.

The World Famous Wheeling Elvi are awesome times 10 and even better at night adorned in light. They performed right in front of my house as a matter of fact during a parade.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-World-Famous-Wheeling-Elvi/146279536579

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the time to post today.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm the first to comment! Now my life is complete!

Gern Blansten

P.S.-- Note to self: Get a life....

*sigh*

HAPPY FOURTH EVERYONE!

Anonymous said...

When did we quit calling it Independence Day? Can you imagine the Right Wing if we started calling it Dec 25th?

adam said...

"Texas will have a new law on 9/1 that makes family pets covered by a Protective Order obtained by a real live human. It includes threatening an animal. Really."

This is a good change since domestic abusers often target their victims' pets along with children.

Anonymous said...

So sad about the four motorcycists. Fate was cruel that day.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Barry, She is the 2011 Runner-Up. She won in 2004 I believe. Maria Sharapova

Anonymous said...

Skippy, It's good to see that you are taking the conservative approach and home schooling. The skull full of mush sure wouldn't get the teaching of the American Revolution in the liberal government indoctrination acadamy. Is next weeks learning plan the importance of personal responsibility?

Anonymous said...

Might want to tap the brakes on the Wimbledon 2011 Champion?

Anonymous said...

Very wrong on the winner. Nice try though.

Anonymous said...

That is not the Wimbledon champion. That is Maria Sharapova, who lost in the finals.

Anonymous said...

Maybe those complaining about Runaway Bay's fireworks display should donate or get involved to help make it better. Takes a real LOSER to complain when others in a community try to do something special for others.

Anonymous said...

The pet law is idiocracy.

Of course... I guess I could use a cat to babysit my kids in the near future.

Women of Wise said...

thought you might want to check this out. http://abcnews.go.com/US/york-rider-dies-protesting-motorcycle-helmet-law/story?id=13993417

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the needle's's apo'strophe....it's 'spelled 'spellchecker. Do a 'spellcheck and 'see.

Anonymous said...

Runaway Bay One Stop fireworks sucked. Another year going down the tubes like the fireworks show. Low rent show with low rent stuff.

Anonymous said...

The cops are too controlling in RAB, so many have quit going there. They even control what direction you want to go when you leave. They won't let you even stop for the pottie at the store.

Anonymous said...

10:03

Do you call Texas Motor Speedway and Fort Worth Police to bitch after you leave the NASCAR race too. When you have large groups of rednecks the Police have to control things to get people out of a place in a reasonable amount of time. You would be complaining if the Police just let everyone have a free for all to get out of there. I remember years ago, it was past midnight before everyone finally got out of the Bay after the fireworks. Be happy you got to the house a little sooner to pee after drinking your beverages.

Anonymous said...

I understand that there was another fireworks display at about 10:10 - an hour after the first (lousy) one. What's up? Can those "organizers" not get the time and notices correct? Typical poor RAB management. No question excessive police activity hampers anything they do out there.

Anonymous said...

I don't care if she won or lost.I don't care if she is up against a wall or on a sidewalk she would work for me.