- While you were sleeping: twelve dead after 24 year old James Holmes opens fire at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado.
- Aurora is 22 miles from Columbine.
- Here is a Facebook page of a "James Holmes" who resides in Aurora, Colorado. He's not the shooter, but his day just changed in a dramatic way.
- This is a confirmed victim who was from Texas. Edit: Wow. She had previously written of narrowly missing a shooting in a food court.
- Fox 4 had a story last night of a guy who allegedly "sexually assaulted" one or more women who came to visit him after he placed a Craig's List ad for a roommate. Once there, the guy "made it clear" that what he really wanted in exchange for sharing the apartment was an agreement for sex. But this sentence from the McKinney police spokesperson sure did stick out: "Some may not have felt the freedom to get up an leave." There's something weird about that.
- Saw where two juveniles were "arrested" in Hood County for creating a fake Facebook page of another girl. Yep, it is a crime in some situations in Texas.
- Debbie Denmon is gone from Channel 8. Last year she sued the station claiming she wasn't promoted because of fat discrimination. So now we see what happens when her contract expired -- there wasn't a new one.
- On a sadder note, Tammy Dombeck is out at Channel 5. Hot pic from back in the day.
- I bought an automatic water timer and sat down to figure it out with instructions in hand. The project failed with step one: "Insert batteries as indicated." Turned out a plastic removable part that held the batteries was missing, but it wasn't readily apparent that it was gone. I spent 30 minutes looking at the thing and taking it apart by removing the screws. Defeating.
- Chik-fil-A's anti-gay marriage stance probably has more to do with making a buck than moral positioning. There is only one store in New York. There are about 275 in Texas. Think they considered that before they threw down that hot social issue opinion?
- Caught my attention from today's Update: Decatur High School sold "personal seat licenses" for the right to buy season football tickets? That's no big deal. The fact they cost only $18 for two years did.
- Really caught my attention: They county just bought over a half million dollars in vehicles. The nicest vehicles in the county will be driven by county workers.
- Eleven animated GIFs of the hot female hurdler from yesterday.Hey, now.
- The name of the Mormon book I'm reading (and almost finished with) is Under The Banner Of Heaven by Jon Krakauer. Two thumbs up.
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