- I moved my pitchback backstop further away to make it a little tougher. I've lost three balls over the neighbor's fence already.
- I went to the Ranger's game last night. That new video board has changed the feel of the place -- it is much more alive. But much more Idiocracy.
- And all the road construction because of Cowboys Stadium has made getting in and out of there a lot easier.
- That being said, I remain stunned by the number of people who put up with the hassle and high prices of going to a game when watching the game at home on today's TVs is a better experience. Maybe once or twice a year I can understand, but more than that makes no sense.
- The stadium has, thankfully, taken affirmative actions to kill "the wave." The video board even had a "no wave" message when the crowd made a half hearted effort to start it.
- They played a clip from The Blues Brothers on the board and, I swear, I noticed Donald "Duck" Dunn in the background. Little did I know he had died earlier that day.
- Some of the Texas Rangers had their mothers introduced at the game. Dereck Holland's mom is smokin'. (1:50 mark if interested.)
- Mother's Day brunch followed by a late Ranger game on a school night makes for a long day.
- "I was up here at 8:00 a.m. dragging fields, so don't tell me that I don't care." - Softball commissioner's retort to an angry parent who didn't like the rules that allowed his daughter not to play at all during a playoff game.
- Newsweek cover today: "The First Gay President"
- Mitt Romney speaking at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University over the weekend is a weird mix.
- A convenience store off of Western Center Boulevard has sold a $28 million lottery ticket.
- There was a remote place in my guest bathroom that needed some cosmetic repair that I didn't know if I could fix. After 30 minutes, I fixed an eight year old issue.
- I know of a Decatur lady who got a ticket for an inspired inspection sticker from a trooper after she was leaving the cemetery on Mother's Day.
- If you were an incumbent with an opponent in one of the Wise County races on Saturday, you stood a good chance of being beaten. That's unusual.
- I watched a documentary this weekend about a kid on death row in Texas. Into The Abyss is directed by the guy who made Grizzly Man. Verdict: It's worth it just for the interviews of Texas country folks by a high tone director.
- After this weekend, The Avenger's is up to $373 million in box office receipts.
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