Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • In case you missed it, late last night the Pac-12 told Texas, OU, Tech, and Okie State, "You guys are all nuts, and we don't want any of you."  The Big 12 is now the most dysfunctional family in the history of college football. From here, they will all sit down at the dinner table as the sound of forks  hitting the plates is the only distraction from the awkward silence. What a mess.
  • I'm not sure what has happened when you click on the Random Girl. It will still enlarge, it just takes an extra step. 
  • I've not seen one new TV show debuting this week. I doubt that will change over the next month.
  • Conversation last night with the Third Grader In The House: "Guess what I had for lunch! No, wait. There are five things we get to choose from at school so pick which number." After five minutes of trying to explain that if I knew what choices were associated with the numbers, I would have a better chance of guessing correctly, I just gave up and said "four". She was very excited I was wrong.
  • If I had seen a drug cartel dump 35 bodies on a street in Mexico this week to "send a message", I would have definitely gotten the message.
  • I've never heard of Deadmau5, but when he played in Dallas last weekend the attendees looked like a Jimmy Buffet crowd 30 years younger who couldn't find all of their outfits.
  • There's a satellite falling to earth. The chances of it hitting any human are 3,200 to 1. The chances of it hitting you are 22,400,000,000,000 to 1. I wonder if you can actually bet on that somewhere?
  • The Softball Team is now 2-2 after going into the last inning last night with a three run lead and blowing it. I'm done with them. 
  • Kidding. 
  • Anyone else notice how many times the "escort car" in front of a huge truck going down the highway is sometimes a full half mile or so in front of the "wide load" vehicle it is escorting? Hey, buddy. Pay attention. 
  • I bet the new Weatherford College campus in Wise County will be a huge success. 
  • The dragging death of James Byrd, Jr. in Jasper in 1998 is the first thing I think about when I hear the town's name. Tonight, one of the guys convicted in that killing is set to be executed. (Although the Supreme Court sure has been granting a lot of automatic stays lately.)
  • A famous murder trial in north Texas that no one remembers: The State of Texas v. Candance Montgomery. But, considering it is over thirty years ago, I guess it is to be expected. (If you can grab a book on it or even find the old TV movie -- where Mr. Peppermint played the judge -- do it.)
  • Whatever happened to that indoor skiing facility planned for Grapevine? And wasn't there one mentioned for an area around Alliance Airport?
  • Remember when you would never see an ad on the front page of a newspaper?