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8.29.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • I didn't do a complete search, but the Skyler Dog was strangely quiet this morning and I didn't see him in his normal place when looking out the back window. I wonder if we've had an escape?
  • One of the funnier moments of the over-the-top Irene coverage from the weekend.
  • Overheard on the radio: "Why is it called the eastern seaboard?"
  • A juror tried to "friend" a female defendant in Tarrant County in a civil lawsuit/car wreck case.  He got in trouble. The defendant's name was Courtney Downing and I'm guessing she's hot, but my Facebook is broke this morning.
  • Never thought I'd read an email from a Wise County school official rejecting "Butt Kicking Zombies" as an official slogan for a football team. But I did this weekend.
  • I might be wrong, but I think Chico's football win this weekend broke a 26 game losing streak dating back to September 18, 2008. That's before President Obama was elected. 
  • There was a wrong way driver on I-35 at 114 over the weekend that killed one and injured ten. I fear the wrong way driver. 
  • One of the girls has quit the softball team. I hope it's not because of me.
  • I just thought I was joking when I told Mrs. LL that the over/under line on us filing a divorce petition due to the stress of the softball season would be six weeks. Did I mention it's basically her and I running that team?  Edit: We've got a grammar war breaking out in the comments!!!!!
  • Of all the "water restrictions" placed on Wise County, this is the most bizarre one: "Hotels, restaurants and bars are asked to serve drinking water only when requested."
  • Did you see that a guy fell at the Ballpark in Arlington on Saturday over the railing of those high stairs in the concourse behind home plate? As of this morning, all I could learn was that he was unconscious after the fall, 24 years old, and wasn't identified in the media. 
  • I monitor a criminal defense lawyer message board and am constantly stunned by the number of times I see posts like, "I'm starting trial tomorrow and I need to know [insert most basic question ever]." It's like a surgeon asking, "Which one of those sharp knife thingys do I used for ACL surgery? Need a response. Surgery tomorrow at 7:00 a.m." 
  • Once student tickets are counted, the Aggies will have sold a record 73,250 season tickets for the season. Baylor goes there in November October and it might be the last time in a long, long time with the Ags expected to announce this week they are joining the SEC. They are just trying to negotiate a payout of $10 to $15 million. 
  • More proof LeeAnn Rimes needs a sammich.


60 comments:

Anonymous said...

When will swimming pools start becoming part of water restriction plans? Seems out of shape to ticket someone for washing a car, while the neighbor pumps about 10,000 gallons into a swimming pool.

Anonymous said...

It should be "she and I"

Anonymous said...

Awww, I am disappointed. I wanted to hear the pretty moving story on Mrs. LL's fender bender. Would she not give her permission?
Waiting patiently

Been there done that
P.S. Come on Mrs LL, we can keep a secret.

Cleverly Disguised said...

I grew up on the Florida Gulf coast. Hurricanes were a part of life. Cat 1 storms were barely a reason to stay home. I suspect that if a category 1 hurricane hit the Texas coast we would not have heard half as much hoopla. The East coast media sure thinks the universe revolves around them and theirs.

Anonymous said...

Lee Ann Rhimes should begin making funeral arrangements.

Pitiful!

Anonymous said...

Did I mention that she and I were running that team?

Anonymous said...

I love skinny women like Leann...makes me feel bigger.

Anonymous said...

Guess thats another statue for the ballpark.... a guy falls and we need a statue

kinda like crosses on the side of the road.... our over memorialized society....

there are gonna be lots of statues at ball parks now that a precedence is set.

Anonymous said...

What about Tom?

KatyDid said...

Ha. Your message board story made me laugh...

I work part-time for a nonprofit that does volutneer legal services, and I'm always amazed how many attorneys call wanting to know where the courthouse is - or "which family law courthouse" to file the paperwork in.

They refuse to believe that there's only one family law courthouse per county...

Last week, an attorney called wanting my org to set up a CLE on "general law." I'm not sure what that is, but it sounds like something they should have learned before the bar.

Scary.

wordkyle said...

859 has a point. The ballpark's gonna start looking like Qin's terracotta army. Maybe show some judgment in choosing less ostentatious memorials.

Anonymous said...

8:35 you are incorrect. It should be her and me.

Anonymous said...

I Aint drivin no Cotton Pickin pickup

Anonymous said...

Glad you moved LeAnn from "still killin it" to "needs a sammich."

I am now coaching a 10U softball team. We are going to kick some ass.

General Law is found in the UCMJ.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Great boobies on the girl today, but from hips down....uugghh..kinda ugly....maybe it is just me....

Anonymous said...

"We be coachin'!"

Anonymous said...

her and me is correct.

Anonymous said...

I am now coaching a 10U softball team. We are going to kick some ass.

Rage

That's funny, I would have thought you would be playing U-10 girls softball.

0835: He has it correct. It's her and me not I.

KatyDid said...

Pronoun people:
Isn't the rule that you use whatever pronoun would be used if it was the ONLY pronoun in the list?

As in "He went to the store," "I went to the store," so "He and I went to the store"...

wordkyle said...

921 #2 - 835 is technically correct. In formal writing, pronouns following a connective verb (is, are, was, were) should be in the nominative case (she, I.) "It is she. It is I." I'm not sure Liberally Lean qualifies as "formal" writing. "It's just me and her" sounds less pretentious in this forum.

Triple Fake... said...

Did the school official take offense at the zombie reference, the butt reference, or the physical violence associated with kicking? Assuming it was somebody from Chico, you should have challenged him/her on the mythical connection of their mascot - the Dragon - to wizards and sorcery. Do we really want our kids exposed to that sort of deviltry?

Water restrictions:
Saving the world 10 ounces at a time

LeeAnn Rimes:
I was kinda on her side until I saw that pic. She looks like one of them hard-core marathon runners. Time for a (catered) intervention

Wrong way driver:
~ Were drugs or alcohol involved?
~ On December 21, 2012 we'll all be going the wrong way
~ (Insert derogatory remark about your choice of ethnic group here)
Just to get the jump on a couple of posters

Anonymous said...

9:21, you are the one that is incorrect. "Is" is an intransitive verb, therefore it takes the nominative case, not the objective. Look in any middle school language arts book.

Anonymous said...

You are going to be late to the aggie's last shalacking og the bubears. They play Oct 15th.

Swing and a miss by the crack llitldq sports staff.
I also noticed the sips play the bubears after the last ever thanksgiving game with the ags. Bet the media will be all over that one.

Football guru shalacking og the bubears. They play Oct 15th.

Swing and a miss by the crack llitldq sports staff.
I also noticed the sips play the bubears after the last ever thanksgiving game with the ags. Bet the media will be all over that one.

Football guru

Anonymous said...

Today's pic is very dissapointing, BG! She's way over-baked and her upper to lower body proportion just doesn't look right.

Anonymous said...

The very worst girl pic ever.. Looks like she has delivered a few tacos..

Anonymous said...

Was there a pickup or Tahoe involved?

KatyDid said...

@Wordkyle and 9:51 - Gracias.
This is why I come to this page for ALL of my grammar needs.

Anonymous said...

"She and I" I believe is correct. You have two different sentences if you take the "and" out: "...it's basically her running that team." "...it's basically I running that team."

Removing the "and" usually helps me determine the correct word to use. Also, remove the contraction and adverb: "...it is she and I running that team."

Where's Mrs. Anderson when you need her?

Anonymous said...

Cleaverly Disguised is absolutely correct. I searched the National Weather Service weather stations along the NC coast where Irene came ashore and could not find any wind speed that would justify calling Irene a hurricane. As it moved up the coast I got non-stop weather on TV about New York City getting hammered. So I looked at the NWS weather station at Central Park in NYC and the wind speed was under 20 mph. One newspaper from Great Britain pointed out the hype and the fact that the newsmen all lived in NYC. Hell, we got more wind in Wise County earlier this spring when one of the rare thunderstorms came through.

Anonymous said...

So disturbed seeing LeeAnn. she is either dying of cancer, on meth or has a severe eating disorder. Poor thing. I remember when she was just a child. So sorry.

Anonymous said...

ugly pic of the day girl

Anonymous said...

Only the nominative case she and I can serve as the subject of a clause which is serving as the predicate nominative of the verb is.

Anonymous said...

That Wise Co school official must have laid into you about more than the moniker!

Anonymous said...

Leann needs some SAWSAGE!!!

The Secret Police said...

Chic pic: Those are some pretty jacked up toes on her right foot.

Jack Daniels said...

Good gosh folks, it's Wise County, where phrases like "I done done it"; "It don't make no difference"; "My old man punched me out";"them kid's do shit like gat all the time" are the norm.

Let's move on , shall we?

Anonymous said...

Gurode cut by the Cowboys.

Motorcycle death on N. Riverside in FW, just north of Fossil Creek golf course.

Tom Bishop asks for pick-up that can run 180+ mph across the Bonneville salt flats.

Fox 4, NEWS

Anonymous said...

Tom Bishop RULES!!!

Anonymous said...

If you folks need help with the word "is", just let me know. I'm a bit of an expert on that one.

Double Fake William Jefferson Clinton

Triple Fake... said...

"We've got a grammar war breaking out in the comments!!!!!"
You got that right - I'm having a serious case of power-down from all the I/me, transitive, nominative, objective poop-flinging.
These folks are going at it like you made some derogatory remark about a local school issue.
The religious/political extremists got nothing on these grammar nazis!

Anonymous said...

Lady Jane, where are you when we need you?

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

Tom Bishop may rule but it will be in a pickup and only untill the next election.
Chicken Boy....

Why don't that clown Bishop go ahead and leave the county.

Anonymous said...

9:49...multiple LOLs from me.

Anonymous said...

¡Me gustan los melones grandes!

Anonymous said...

SI

Anonymous said...

Los melones se ven bien y jugosa.

Anonymous said...

You ain't gonna need no Tahoe, 'cause you gonna get your mind right.

You gonna get used to drivin' that pickup after awhile, Tom. Don't you never stop listenin' to that 6 cylinder rattlin, cause it's gonna remind you of what I've been saying -- for your own good.

What we've got here is failure to communicate.

Some men, you just can't reach.

So you get what we had here last week -- which is the way he wants it.

Well, he gets it.

DF Captain

Anonymous said...

Last time I was in Bport, I noticed Lady Jane's old house was for sale. Brought back a lot of memories and made me feel kinda sad.

Anonymous said...

1:04, Ich bevorzuge Blondinen mit normalen Beinen. Die Frau hat Beine ein Zwerg.

Anonymous said...

Sprechen zie brumsky?

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Your random girl pics have taken a turn for the worst, but I'd still do it (3/4's up).

Leann - bony: I'd be afraid of that chicken bone cracking sound (still hit it).

Anonymous said...

Re: RT Girl.

Know your audience BG. I'm just sayin....

Anonymous said...

Since the Grammar Team is monitoring Barry's blog today, could someone please straighten me out on past pluperfect subjunctives? Those things give me nightmares.

My Other Brother Darryl

PS - I have left more meat on the bone of a chicken dinner than LeeAnn has on her frame in that photo.

Anonymous said...

wk and the grammar freaks here remind me of a kid we had in high school. Always spoutin' off and correctin' everyone. We finally got fed up, took his pants off and ran 'm up the flag pole, painted his butt red and ran him nekkid down the hallway.
By the way, using a double negative in a sentence is a no-no

Anonymous said...

I've heard lots about this Lady Jane. Also have heard a lot of her former students use some of the WORST grammar I've ever heard! Just sayin'!

Anonymous said...

The truck behind your wife"s car looks like the one that tried to head on us after my dumb ass wife turned the wrong way on hiway in F W last week.If I could have jumped out I would have and yelled (go ahead I think you can make it).Inow wear a sack when she is driving.

wordkyle said...

Good grief, do I really have to say this? I was defending BG, not criticizing him. I thought I'd made the point that he has to obey absolutely no rules but his own on his blog. There were alternating claims of what was correct, so I chimed in once. You better believe it will be along time before I do that again.

Anonymous said...

Dennis Hudson rocks!

Anonymous said...

Geez! After today's posts, a name change might (may?) be in order... "Linguistically Lean in the Land of DQ"

Foreign languages and grammar lessons... Who'd have thunk it?

Buenas noches, y'all.

Anonymous said...

I find women with pre-cancerous skin very unattractive.