Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • What a beating for people in the Mesquite area this morning. Not only do you have to live in and around Mesquite, but LBJ freeway was shut down due to an 18 wheeler full of chicken parts overturning
  • Final meal of the guy executed in Texas last night: Two chicken fried steaks smothered in gravy with sliced onions; a triple meat bacon cheeseburger with fixings on the side; a cheese omelet with ground beef, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and jalapenos; a large bowl of fried okra with ketchup; one pound of barbecue with half a loaf of white bread; three fajitas with fixings; a meat lovers pizza; three root beers; one pint of Blue Bell vanilla ice cream; and a slab of peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts.
  • Does an execution date and time cause you to work up an appetite?
  • A side note for those not facing execution: Any food "smothered" in something is probably not a healthy choice.
  • OK, Mrs. LL had me watch the premiere of Modern Family last night (on about a two hour delay.) That show is very funny.
  • One place which I'd love to be this weekend: At College Station watching the #8 Aggies play #6 Oklahoma State.
  • Our little Yorkie has decided for the last two nights that she wants to go outside at two in the morning. Did you know it's really peaceful outside at two in the morning even when you want to kill a Yorkie?
  • Odds of the following web ad being misleading or blatantly untrue?
  • Florence Henderson of The Brady Bunch is out pimping a new book and every interviewer wants to talk about that old sitcom that went off the air in 1974. That's the price she has to pay and, sadly, she's more than willing to do it.
  • R.E.M. has announced they are breaking up after I've been waiting since 1988 for them to have an album as good as Eponymous.  (And my quick research after typing that sentence caused me to learn for the first time that it was a greatest hits album. I had no idea.)
  • Even little things will get you in trouble. Dallas cop sitting on hood of his patrol car as a gal who had left "Beamers" nightclub in Dallas sat behind the wheel. (Story with pic.)
  • Lake Bridgeport is down 13.5 feet -- and that's with a brief week of stability due to the rain. 
  • Bridgeport/TCU alum Colin Jones and sixth round pick of the San Francisco 49ers was waived last week but ended up back on the team's practice squad.