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8.26.2011

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • Second softball practice is in the books, and  I'm stressed out of my mind. Doing anything for the first time is challenging. Doing something for the first time in front of an audience is mind numbing. 
  • I guess it will be worth it, but when I laid/lain down last night I was thinking, "What do the kids and parents say about me when they get home?" Yeah, I know. Give that up. 
  • And my coaching philosophy did a 180 yesterday afternoon when I heard an old audio clip from Jason Garrett who said that the worst coaches he ever had were those who told him he was doing a great job regardless of his performance. Ladies, meet the new boss. 
  • And then I ran into the girl who has all sorts of talent but who refused to follow through on her throw out of, I believe, defiance. So then I'm faced with trying to convey the message of "you and I know you're good but you can be better if you'll just listen."  Do you just say that? (12 and 11 year olds.)
  • Funniest tweet about the Aggies telling the Big 12 yesterday that it was officially exploring other options: "aTm just changed its Facebook status from 'It's Complicated' to 'Single'."
  • Based upon his swing, President Obama is a horrible golfer.
  • I had a hearing yesterday where a police officer in Wise County honestly admitted he made a mistake when he could have easily  lied and gotten away with it. It probably jeopardizes the case (a misdemeanor), but his credibility is forever fixed in my mind. If he writes something in a police report in the future, I'll believe it. 
  • That lesson needs to be taught in every police academy and at the DPS training in Austin. In the courthouse, an officer is known first and foremost by his reputation for honesty.
  • Kinky Friedman endorsed Rick Perry yesterday. Has there ever been a more irrelevant political figure than Kindy Friedman? 
  • Danica Patrick announced she would join NASCAR full time next year. Has there ever been a more irrelevant race car driver than Danica Patrick?
  • Lake Bridgeport is now 12 feet low.
  • I gave a ride to a Hispanic guy yesterday who couldn't speak English who was (oddly) delivering two cars off a big rig in my residential neighborhood and then, after driving one of the cars to its destination, couldn't find his big rig. You can read that sentence five times and you'll  still be as confused as I was as he tried to explain what his his situation was.
  • My life is getting weird.
  • I did tell Mrs. LL as I backed out of the drive way, "Nice knowing ya." She just looked back at me and said, "Seriously?"
  • "Come on Irene, oh I swear (what he means)" .......



66 comments:

Anonymous said...

With Kinky's and the extreme right wing end time religious nuts endorsement, Perry will be the Republican nominee!

Anonymous said...

Now you know what classroom teachers face everyday whith students. Some students think they know everything.

Random Judge said...

The Random Thought Girls in quality order this week:
Monday
Thursday
Tuesday
Friday
Wednesday (center)
Wednesday (left)
Wednesday (right)

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.8 out 5
Very Very Very hot. I like her because she is thick and sexy. Great way to start a FRIDAY.

Anonymous said...

"horrible golfer...", horrible President!

Scott said...

I am just so glad that an economic meltdown and a large hurricane hitting the east coast are not keeping Obummer from playing golf!

I figure the entire world could be ending and Obummer would still be teeing off on some course!

Anonymous said...

I would like to be filled in on what the whole "watering restiction" means. (without having to buy a newspaper because when they say.... "See this weekend’s paper for more details of what that means for water customers"... makes me want to shove a newspaper up their u know what) :)


But seriously how can they enforce water restrictions when my source of info is coming from me having to purchase a newspaper. Shouldnt it be the citys responsibility to inform me at their expense??

Anonymous said...

Barry, all you have to do is brag on each kid on the team (in FRONT of their parents)....you will be a hit whether you know anything about the sport or not.

Thats how it works.

Anonymous said...

Nice knowing ya? Are you there Barry??? What ya thinking.....Costa Rica...huts....ocean....monkeys....no work....beach bums for life....no stress.....no kids....no wife:) I'm with ya - call me!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey BG, why don't you face east for the next three days and see if that Hurricane will bring rain this direction, because... YOU SUCK!

wordkyle said...

Would you agree that Kinky Friedman is "selling a persona to the masses that he knows is fake"?

Since you sort of called attention to it, the word is lay (the past tense of lie, "to recline") as in "I lay in bed last night." (Without "down." To complicate matters, you could have said "I had lain (past participle of lie) in bed..." Verb form matters.) Laid is the past tense of lay, "to put [something]." Easy way to tell which to use -- if you can replace the word with put, use laid. ("I put the book on the table. I laid the book on the table.") (Yes, it's a mess. Go here if you want a really thorough/boring explanation.)

guinjames said...

I've lost all respect for Kinky. And to think I backed him for governor.

Anonymous said...

The panic over Irene has already started in the NE.

I was on a business call with my peers in NJ this morning. One guy was going on and on about how his house in NJ is "directly in the line of the eye" of Irene and how he will be taking a "direct hit". He was predicting that he would be without power for 2-5 days and surrounded by blown down trees...

I checked a map...

Irene is 40+ hours away from NJ, there is no telling where the eye will actually pass.

I think someone is looking for a few days off next week and being a little over-dramatic.

Damn Yankees...

aroundthecorner said...

Two days in a row you mentioned NASCAR. Your hooked my friend. No more Sunday football games. Just so you know, they are in Bristol TN this weekend. One of the best races of the season. I know you will at least TIVO it.

Anonymous said...

Hate New Yorkers. Hope it gets em all but then we'd have to hear about it for another 10 years, so guess I'm not into that. It would interrupt my TV programs for another week, too,so never mind.

Anonymous said...

I knew the Kinky endorsement was a bit before I even heard the details of that story yesterday. I don't think Kinky is really trying to be relevant.

Anonymous said...

You gave a ride to an unknown spainish guy who spoke no english and was wondering around your neighborhood? I would be scared to death to do that. You believed his story? Did he ever find his big rig? Are you sure he was not loading up a couple of cars on to his big rig? Sounds crazy to me. Glad you didn't get your throat cut. You are a brave man!
Signed
a woman, of course, who has better sense to not speak to hitchhikers.

Anonymous said...

Barry don't you value your life more than that? Mrs LL thought you were crazy. Why not call a nice policeman to help him?

The Secret Police said...

That pool has too much water in it.

9:06 Irene aint comin' nowhere near here, cuz Obama's golf game sucks alot harder than BG. Ya know what I mean? Now if the jerk was bowling in Dallas, we would be looking at a "direct hit."

Anonymous said...

Based upon his job performance, President Obama is a horrible president

Anonymous said...

This is going to be one of those rare days when I save today's picture on my iPhone.

The Secret Police said...

Re: Hispanic Hitchiker
Barry, in the city they are called car thieves.
Now you are an accessory to a crime.

Anonymous said...

Re: Obama golf;

Have you seen him throw a baseball??

Even your 11-12 yr. olds would say he throws like a sissy.

Anonymous said...

My child is enrolled in Bridgeport Elementary this year and Im not having a good feeling!! Explain to me why as a parent I would want to deal with someone snapping at me first thing in the morning for not doing something correctly when they havent explained to us how to do it correctly!!!! SHEEESH!!

Parent orientation is not until TUESDAY the 30th!!

Arthur said...

BG, now you know why the great Doug Moe always looked like he was having a fatal heart attack on the bench during every Denver Nuggets game.

The AP Stylebook, "The Elements of Style" by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White and "The Little, Brown Reader" are the reference books you need for helping you with this fine blog.

Every public figure is selling a persona he or she knows is fake except Bill O'Reilly and Nancy Grace I truly believe they are that obnoxious. Everyone else is playing a part. Some are more convincing than others.

Anonymous said...

Dude,
Prayers are with you on the U-12 girls. Coached a U-12 girls soccer team. Most of the time you get nice giddy little girls who will listen and are just a pleasure. This is also the time when they begin to blossom into woman hood. Prepare for that with certain products, or else you will be at an away game and stuck, or have a team mom be prepared. Once that happens, well God love ya you are in for it. They get pimples, then get mad cuz of that, they mad, don't listen, somebody don't text them back, they get mad, see above. They do go mad to happy pretty quick so, just let them come back to normal.

Anonymous said...

"you and I know you're good but you can be better if you'll just listen." Do you just say that?

No. What you say is: "If you want to play on this team, you do what I say, when I say to do it."

I usually follow that up with: "Practice doesn't make perfect. PERFECT practice makes perfect."

Rage

Anonymous said...

Can't believe there is nothing here about Hudson running for Constable!!!! Go Dennis!!!!

Anonymous said...

To all of you that are wishing Irene on NY; how soon we forget the economic burden of the Katrina refugees and that NY was the site of this country's first immigrant issues ("poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free.")So just remember that any disaster adds a new influx to Texas of moochers with an opinion of how we've done it wrong all these years and how lucky we are to have them as guests.

Anonymous said...

Tom Bishop STILL RULES!!!

Anonymous said...

is FEMA bringing in mayor Niggen to get everyone prepared..?

Anonymous said...

On Dec 21 2012, there will be hurricanes like no other...

wordkyle said...

If they're "hurricanes like no other," how do we know they're hurricanes?

Anonymous said...

I am told that golf is all in the wrists and when you have limp wrists, it will give you a bad swing which makes you a horrible golfer. But when you get to play whenever or wherever for free on the taxpayers dime, who gives a flip? I hate to wish destruction, misery and hardships on so many people, but wouldn't it be ironic if Obammy gets his Bush moment with a hurricane as powerful or more so than Katrina? I seem to remember some nasty things said about Bush not preparing us ahead of time. And then came the usual race card, Bush hates black people. I wonder if Obammy will get the same criticism of BHO doesn't like white people, black people, yellow people, brown people and people in general? I hear the golfing in Hawaii is nice this time of year......so off he goes. You are all on your own now. P.S. School buses may be used for other things than just hauling kids to school.(Hint, Hint)

Anonymous said...

Rage, What in the hell is wrong with you? You're giving Skippy the conservative guide to coaching. It's the liberal weenies that pat all chilrun on the head and rub their bellies and tell them what a fabulous job they are doing because the score is not important. They are all winners in your book. The Deepok Chopra deep thought of the day advice about perfect practice was a nice touch though.

Anonymous said...

just like a negro to blame it on the wind...

Anonymous said...

We are certainly for Obama going on the PGA tour. If you can be an ignorant novice at president, you could certainly be entertaining on the PGA and be much less destructive to the remainder of the country.

KatyDid said...

I think I might know what Obama's golf swing problem might be.

Watching him, it looks as though he's arriving on the green with everything mapped out in his head and ideas as to how he's going to go...
BUT then, at the last minute, completely changes up his game to match stroke for stroke what his opponent says he ought to do...


Taking your opponenet's advice on how to play: Bad in politics. Bad in sports.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA your second talking point was already forming in my head while reading the first one!

11 to 12 year olds should be able to take the truth, straight up, right?

Barry, Barry, Barry you have know O'bama is only playing golf to get in bed with his cronies, right?

The Secret Police said...

President Obama has just confirmed that the DC earthquake occurred on a rare and obscure fault-line, apparently known as "Bush's Fault". Obama also announced that the Secret Service and Maxine Waters continues an investigation of the quake's suspicious ties to the Tea Party. Conservatives however have proven that it was caused by the founding fathers rolling over in their graves. Residents of D.C.; don't be alarmed with the Earthquakes. That is just the Country shifting to the RIGHT!

Anonymous said...

It's the liberal weenies

Not being a liberal weenie, I wouldn't know any other way to do it.

They are all winners in your book.

Not at all. In fact, I am 100% certain that compared to my kids, yours are losers.

Rage

Anonymous said...

KD u r as full of BS as BG,WK,MZ, and JH all put together..!

Anonymous said...

and then there's RAGE...let's get the F out of here quickkkk..

Anonymous said...

Today girl will not need a raft to float

Anonymous said...

What I think you should do with the girl on your team: find out what position she WANTS to play......then give it to someone else. Tell her if she really wants it, she'll work hard on the throwing like you, the Coach, asked her to! Make her EARN it! Nothing wrong with making her (or any other for that matter) work for the position they want.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Wkyle, since u love yoursef so much, go ef yourself. Jeez. Good comment LL about the credible cop. I'm on the other side, and I have preached honesty to every cop I ever met. Works best in the end, helps you sleep at nite, all that stuff. Some get it, some don't. My experience is that MOST are honest. It's just that, like all other professions, the bad one's get the press and give us all a bad name.

Anonymous said...

Love the girl, hate the fishing lure.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Random Girl today...

I hear a motorboat coming... bbbbbb-b-b-b-bbbbbbb-b-b-b

el chupacabra said...

I wasn't confused by your TAXI antics Barry- I took it you were tired of living and looking for a good shanking.

Anonymous said...

thursday chick pic was so fine that BG would not post my final request where I wanted my ashes run thru..dangitt all to hell..

Anonymous said...

"could have easily lied and gotten away with it."

Pretty much describes the morality of the United States today. Sad

The Secret Police said...

I saw the RT girl at the Breastfeeding Celebration yesterday. I celebrated so much that I had a headache this morning.
I'm heading back over there right now.

Anonymous said...

Please Hurricane Irene....take it easy....on us Texans - If it is too bad.....all the damn yankees will be flooding our wonderful state! Yankees, mexicans, Katrina victims....us Texans are becoming outnumbered in our own state :(

Anonymous said...

Secret Police @ 10:52---------

That's a good, clever comment. If you wrote that, I'm impressed and entertained. If you stole it, I'm impressed, entertained, oh, and gonna re-steal it.

Anonymous said...

If you get an attitude back from the player, just have her run laps.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Practice saying the following phrase with authority:

"Drop! and give me twenty!"

And when dealing with one of your players, look them right in the eye, unless, of course, they are taller than you are.

The Secret Police said...

2:00 I stole too, so, have at it man!
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Kinky was on Don Imus program. Imus asked him about Perry. Kinky shocked Imus when he said: ( paraphrased ) He treated me with respect and as far as I know he does what he says he will and keeps his word. It was not a total endorsement then but he did not trash Perry. Perry has not said what I want to hear. That he will end the stupid senseless wars like Obama promised to do first thing.

Anonymous said...

Secret Police couldn't think of anything original, even something as stupid as that.

Anonymous said...

OK, today's girl is the hottest of the week, maybe the month. If I could find her I might rethink my thoughts on marriage.... or at least buy her pretty things!

KatyDid said...

Are swimming pools supposed to be filled that high?

Anonymous said...

Today's girl has the biggest hoots, but she looks like a snaggle-toothed retard.

The Secret Police said...

Katy, no they're not supposed to be that full, that gal's two sisters are still in the pool.

Anonymous said...

where is my friday pm pick me up..?

Anonymous said...

Katydid, When you bailed the Methicans out of jail, did you take them home with you and show them some compassion?

Big Texas said...

Never seen a muslim that could play golf worth a flip. Its got something to do with having to get down on their knees and praying to Allah 5 times a day. The knees can't take all that abuse.