The Campaign For DA


Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • I've gone back to jogging which I had really missed. But I learned how I've changed in the last five years: A dog ran from its owner to come over to me yesterday as I passed by. In the past, I had a mentality of "don't stop running" until finished. Now I stopped down and rubbed the dog's head. Dog's happy. Owner's happy. I'm happy. 
  • Mrs. LL has now become obsessed with Weeds. From what I've seen, that show is insane. (But I got to point out from memory that Jennifer Jason Leigh and I share the same date of birth - down to the year. And for the life of me I can't recall the name of a popular physic who predicted the anti-Christ was born on that day.)
  • Sports: (1) I said the Rangers would fade down the stretch but grab the last wildcard spot. I might have given them too much credit. (2) The Evil Empire is in dire straits. (3) The Aggie/Alabama game was fantastic -- Johnny Football may be an idiot but he's a great QB. (4) Sport's Illustrated Peter King tweeted that Manziel would be playing in the NFL "for a very long time." What an idiot. (5) I told you to bet the house on the Cowboys going under  8 1/2 wins. I feel really good about that. 
  • During the Texas game, I felt embarrassed for the team that they have to always run out under a banner of "Joe Jamail Field" -- a plaintiff's lawyer. Then I remembered Baylor's Law School has been renamed for a plaintiff's lawyer. 
  • The Fifth Grader In The House and I were watching the news on Friday night when she began to give me details of an upcoming story. "How do you know that?" I asked. She replied, "Fox 4 News at Six!" It would have been a great commercial for the station. 
  • The signs in Aggieland in the background of ESPN's GameDay were beyond funny. (Deadspin has a roundup here.) I thinking my favorite was one that read "Heismanburg" and "Breaking Bama" in the appropriate font. 
  • Speaking of, Mrs. LL and I watched Breaking Bad live last night. Best TV show ever?
  • The University of Minnesota's head coach suffered a seizure during the school's game and had to be taken off in a stretcher. That's the second time that's happened. 
  • Four people, including three teenagers, were found shot to death on a rural Tennessee road. And no one knows why. 
  • The Parker County Attorney again tried to explain why he is utilizing the excuse of the two year statute of limitations for not filing a DWI case against the Walmart heiress.  For those of us in that system, his explanation is laughable. 
  • Mrs. LL, unbeknownst to me, was watching Legends Of The Fall yesterday. When I saw a particularly peculiar scene I asked her, "What are you watching here?"  Her reply: "Brad Pitt."
  • Mrs. LL and I were sitting in our cheap lawn chairs in the back yard on Saturday evening. I was thinking to myself, "These are the salad days." Really.