- I was truly "off the grid" electronically speaking last week. And I didn't mind.
- Mrs. LL decided to rap her legs around a pier in the ocean and learned about little sharp organic thingies that will cause a huge and itchy rash. For a week everyone around us referred to the condition being as the result of "barnacles" but after a google search just now, I'm not so sure.
- A treatment of any ointment we could find and white vinegar (listening to any suggestion we would hear), it went completely away. Then on the last day of vacation it all comes back with a vengeance. She finally got to a doctor yesterday.
- I had an experience right out of Cocaine Cowboys but it'll have to be its own post later.
- The American Airlines flight attendants (most at least) act as if they've lost their best friend.
- We cleared customs coming back into DFW in record time. Walked straight up to the passport guy and right up to the baggage clearance guy with basically no line.
got tosaw Michael Phelps lose his first Olympic event in real time at the Mexican airport. I think it was delayed here in the States until that night. And is it true that the American winner, Ryan Lochte, is the equivalent of C.J. Wilson? Edit: A man's brain can't change from "I got to see" to "I saw" while he's typing at dawn?
- Things seem the same here: A wrong way driver caused a four car wreck in Fort Worth, and we've got a double motorcycle death in Dallas.
- I'm off to vote against David Dewhurst tomorrow. I don't think I've ever been so angered by campaign commercials as those of Dewhurst. His latest one on "close our borders" begins with a split second screen shot of a car destroyed in a wreck. A word is never said about why. If that's not a subliminal message about stereotypes, I don't know what is.
- But look out! Craig James has endorsed Dewhurst. I'll cancel the vote of one his supporters, but I'll need help to cancel out the other two.
- I discovered something sitting by a pool this weekend. Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child Of Mind" starts off great but turns into a beating without you realizing it.
- Ever been in a small boat when a barracuda is caught and thrown on board? It'll get your attention. (Its teeth is somewhere in Mrs. LL's luggage.)
- We left the Family Cat in the house and hired some neighborhood kid to come by and check on her and the house on a daily basis. Oddest thing: Once we got back she had turned into the most loving and sweet thing you've ever seen. Purring. Cuddling. The whole nine yards. That ended about 24 hours later.
- I'll credit the Update this morning. Sometime there is no news except bake sales, but today it is worth the read.
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