10.15.2012

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • I actually drove on the service road of the extended portion of the George Bush freeway that goes through Grand Prairie a couple of weeks ago. (It opened yesterday.)  No one was around me. Who is going to use the freeway?
  • I've recorded, but have not watched, the Cowboy game. I miss the days when it was important to me. 
  • I slept straight through the storms on Saturday night.
  • Mrs. LL and the Fourth Grader In The House left at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday to go to a softball game only to learn it was cancelled once they got there. (Cancelled 15 minutes before they got there.) Talk about a beat down. 
  • If you win a Nobel prize, is there a trophy?
  • RG3 became the first player in NFL history to have a pass and a run over 75 yards in the same season. I wanted him back at Baylor on Saturday night. 
  • I thinks Mrs. LL finally looked around yesterday and saw contented kids and sleeping pets and had a feeling of tranquility.
  • I've been a "follow the rules" person all my life. I'm beginning to want to change that.
  • That crazy guy who planned to jump out of a hot air balloon and break the sound barrier actually tried it yesterday. I know he lived. I don't know if he broke the sound barrier. Edit: He dropped 24 miles at a top speed of 834 miles per hour. (Was this on TV?)
  • As a kid, I heard sonic booms all the time. Loved it.
  • Mack Brown's first huge blowout loss to OU led to a Ticket drop of "I'd like to apologize to all Texas fans out there." That's been so long ago, I'm not sure a lot of people remember it
  • I kind of get depressed after the Texas/OU game. The Fair will end soon and, although I won't go to it, it's a signal that Fall is coming to an end and the Holiday Season of joy/beatdown/hecticness is upon us.
  • Mrs. LL put up a a family of tiny scarecrows in the front flower bed (the one that took me weeks to build with handcrafted stonewall making skills). The momma scarecrow, I noticed, was taller than the daddy scarecrow. 
  • I dropped off three teenage girls at a QuinceaƱera this weekend. Seconds later, I tweeted that "I don't know who I am anymore."  But I felt very adult-like as I gave them some last second advice: "Be respectful. Don't do anything stupid."  Edit: There used to a book, I think, called Things I Learned in Kindergarten. If that advice is not in it, it should be. 
  • There's a 17 year old missing after "cliff diving" at Eagle Mountain Lake. 
  • New Order played in Dallas over the weekend. I always picture them as eternally young and eternally hip. And Bizarre Love Triangle may be favorite song. "I feel so extraordinary . . . "
  • There was a picture in the Messenger this weekend of the guy who was convicted of Attempted Capital Murder and his lawyer. The guy was smiling. The lawyer (a friend of mine) had a look on his face of I'm-Stressed-I-Care-I'm-Worried-I'm-Hopeful-This-Is-Not-Just-A-Job.
  • The Rolling Stones announced a concert tour over the weekend. In 1982 I was on a college campus where guys were telling me, after they had just purchased tickets to a Dallas show, "This will probably be the last time to ever see them live."
  • Mrs. LL pondered what we would think if we "swapped places for a week".  That truly is a fascinating question. 



55 comments:

Anonymous said...

FYI...

The missing kid is at Possum Kingdom, not Eagle Mountain.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
1.6 out of 5
Not good

Anonymous said...

As a kid, I heard sonic booms all the time. Loved it.


I remember hunting numerous times near Ranger as a kid. A sonic boom happened one or twice every season for several years with all the military jets doing training. It usually ruined the hunting for an hour or two.

Anonymous said...

I should have named one of my kids GR8. That would be better than RG3.

Anonymous said...

There are no cliff's to dive off of on Eagle Mountain Lake Skippy. How about Possum Kingdom Lake and that young man's parents have worked at American Airlines for over 27 years.

Just when you thought your life couldn't get any worse. Pray for the family.

Anonymous said...

Re: George Bush Tollway...apparently you've never been on 360 at rush hour, anyone going to Las Colinas from down south will be using it instead of 360 or even Loop 12.

Nobel prize winners get a medal and a good chunk of cash.

wordkyle said...

Re advice to kids. Ever since they were young, I've told my kids as they walked out the door, "Have fun, be good, be careful. Not in that order."

Anonymous said...

Barry:
I have a desktop calendar that specifies "On this day in such and such year:" ... This last weekend, it states that in 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize and was awarded
$54,600.00. He then denoted it to the Civil Rights Movement. Obviously, in answer to your question...there is a prize.

Anonymous said...

BG
I was at that same Stones concert and I've been to two more since. Each time I've thought that would surely be their last but they keep kickin ass. Although my life's very different now, it's always great to relive the 70's and early 80's

Upstairs said...

In 1982 when those tickets to the Stones tour went on sale, there were no online ticket sales. There was a radio announcement that morning about the location for ticket sales to keep people from camping out. We were at the University of Dallas. You can't believe how excited a bunch of college kids were when the announcement was at Texas Stadium. We were first in line at virtually every window. Great concert even though it rained and a huge money maker for several of us. Good memories.

jon spencer said...

It was a helium, not a hot air ballon.

Anonymous said...

I bet those were some crazy concerts back in the day. I myself saw the RS concert announcement on the Today show this morn, bahahahah. They will be in concert on the plaza come Friday!!!

Anonymous said...

Keep following the rules Barry. Gotta tell you though when you reach 65 or so you may want to do away with many traditions.

Anonymous said...

I would keep my kids away from those mexican parties, especially in Ft Worth.

Anonymous said...

Here is a cover of Bizarre Love Triangle that you might enjoy.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/nada-surf-covers-new-order,70702/

Anonymous said...

No wonder they can't find the 17 year old cliff diver----they are looking in the wrong lake (according to you)

Anonymous said...

SINCE YOU NO LONGER WANT TO FOLLOW THE RULES... ROLL A FAT ONE

Anonymous said...

I watched the crazy sky diver on TV. It was pretty cool.

Nosealot said...

None of your political drivel this morning? Did you have an awakening of some sort? Have you finally seen that your "hero" is a manufactured PR illusion? Do you now see that your country will be better off without BHO and his handlers?
The above is not a multiple choice but a simple yes/no quiz.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't on TV but it was broadcast live on the internet. I think they had a delay in place in case something unplanned happened.

I thought it was pretty cool, there were excellent camera shots of the earth, horizon and space.

He landed in a pasture somewhere east of Roswell. There were at least 4 helicopters involved with the chase.

The capsule itself was later released from the balloon and it came down by parachute.

I thought the moment before he took the plunge was pretty intense. Standing on a small platform, all alone, 128,000 feet in the air, nowhere to go but down, I'm not sure I could have let go.

Anonymous said...

Man talk about a butterface! YUCK!

Anonymous said...

the stones will be making terrible music for another 25 years, well into their 100's, that's what good drugs can do for you..

good free advice: Don't do DRUGS!!
DF William's almost famous mother.

Anonymous said...

2012 Nobel Prize payouts = $1.2 million dollars per category.

Anonymous said...

RTG: WOW!! She is HOT! love that one BG, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Barry,
If you slept during the storm, you missed Johnny F____n Football.
Gig Em!

Anonymous said...

Based on recent criteria, Jerry Jones may get the Nobel prize for Sports ..

Anonymous said...

I bet that Stones tour conversation occurred in 1981, not 1982.

Anonymous said...

9:31 It WAS on TV. I watched it. Discovery.

Anonymous said...

The Fair will end soon and, although I won't go to it, it's a signal that Fall is coming to an end...



Oh the days dwindle down
To a precious few
September, November

Anonymous said...

Watched the skydive on Discovery, they said it was live, was live enough for me.

This almost sounds like an oxymoron but Bacon has no taste.

Actually read Wordkyle's comment this morning.

Anonymous said...

If this lawyer looked like I'm-Stressed-I-Care-I'm-Worried-I'm-Hopeful-This-Is-Not-Just-A-Job, it's more likely that his stress came from Oh-my-gosh-I've-seen-his-finances-He-has-no-money-how-do-I-get-out-of-this.

Anonymous said...

Didn't care for my "swapping places" comment, huh?

Anonymous said...

What did Obama win Nobel Prize for
again? Must be some fairly low
standards.

Anonymous said...

Has Rhome gone to a paid department yet?

Anonymous said...

The lyric "I feel so extraordinary" is from True Faith, not Bizarre Love Triangle. Man, you're on fire today.

Anonymous said...

Skippy uses the same fact checkers as Joe Biden.

Anonymous said...

You know when you become a total liberal weenie when you have to tweet every little thing you do so that you feel important.

Anonymous said...

Also remember the sonic booms. Seemed to coincide with when the Hustler bombers were based at Carswell AFB.

Always enjoyed the Rolling Stones. They will probably still do concerts when they are all in wheel chairs. And hasn't Keith Richards already been dead for 30 years? It's just no one has had the courage to explain it to him yet.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

1141 for being the most outstanding liar to ever hold a law degree..that's big.

The Gadget Geek said...

That poor girl needs to update her technology. A portable CD player? Really?

But I really dig the whole Princess Leia look.

Anonymous said...

847 actually there are cliff on the east side of the dam that you could dive off, but its not public access and I wouldn't recommend it.

Anonymous said...

Two things to tell you Barry. You mentioned Eagle Mountain Lake this morning..on Fox4's recent post by others has a comment about draging this lake by a person involved in a boat of 12 people sinking. Also on their page by others is a photo of Chico's Dragon field being vandalized this weekend..go look.

Anonymous said...

Two things to tell you Barry. You mentioned Eagle Mountain Lake this morning..on Fox4's recent post by others has a comment about draging this lake by a person involved in a boat of 12 people sinking. Also on their page by others is a photo of Chico's Dragon field being vandalized this weekend..go look.

Anonymous said...

The extended portion of the George Bush Freeway was going to be named the Obammy Freeway but it was not crooked enough.

Anonymous said...

1:10, What?
Evidently you never learned that proper punctuation really helps when writing.

Anonymous said...

Rhome doesn't need to be "paid". They steal enough stuff to make profit...

Anonymous said...

I'm sure glad to know that it doesn't matter how ugly a girl is her body she is what's important. LOL @ RTG

CT said...

9:51..AMEN brother!!

GIG EM!!

Anonymous said...

RTG: Drape a flag over her head, and do it for America!

Anonymous said...

Bite me 1:53

Anonymous said...

"If that advice is not in it, it should be."

I would go with "Be respectful, Don't do anything liberalish"

Brewcrew said...

Huge wreck on Krum highway between Krum and 455. Five cop cars blew past me with lights on. I also saw several fire dept/paramedics on the scene. They were diverting traffic to side roads.

Anonymous said...

It was on "live" if you watch CNN. We saw it there. (With a delay). Then we saw it over and over and over. They joys of CNN.

Anonymous said...

3:11,

Actually you should have a comma in there as in :

Bite me, 1:53!

And I happen to agree with 1:53. Can't make much sense out of your previous post.

Anonymous said...

4:54 Home > Local News > Local News Headlines October 15, 2012 11:43 PM CDT October 15, 2012 11:43 PM CDT Sheriff’s deputy shoots motorist

Sheriff’s deputy shoots motorist
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Matthew Zabel / Staff Writer Denton Record-Chronicle
Published: 15 October 2012 11:43 PM
A Denton County sheriff’s deputy shot a driver during a traffic stop after the man rammed the deputy’s vehicle Monday afternoon west of Krum, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.

Tom Reedy, spokesman for the Denton County Sheriff’s Office, said two people were in the Honda Accord on FM1173 near Plainview Road when the officer made the stop at about 4:20 p.m.

During the stop, the Accord pulled into a driveway and the deputy pulled in behind it. Then, the driver and passenger quickly changed seats.

The new driver then “threw the vehicle into reverse and slammed into his [the deputy’s] vehicle,” Reedy said.

He said the deputy was not injured and fired at the new driver twice.

That man was taken by ambulance to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, and his condition was not immediately available.

The deputy, whom Reedy would not name, is an 11-year employee of the sheriff’s office and has been a deputy for five years, he said.

The deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation into the shooting by the Texas Rangers, Reedy said.

It was not clear what prompted the original traffic stop.

The passenger in the vehicle was taken into custody, but it was unclear what charges would be filed against him, Reedy said.