The Campaign For DA

12.02.2013

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • That house explosion in Johnson County on Saturday night was crazy. It was a two story log cabin which was totally blown apart. Here's a before/after photo.
  • College football: (1) I'll proclaim Auburn/Alabama is the greatest game - with the greatest ending play - ever but I saw basically none of it live because I was watching TCU/Baylor which might have been the worst game ever, (2) Both teams in the Baylor game tried to give it away -- it was just a question of who would give it away last, (3) Is Gary Patterson mentally unstable or does he have some anger issues? Going off on Art Briles in his post game press conference bordered on the bizarre especially knowing that Briles would attend his brother's funeral in less than 24 hours. (4) If you call Briles "classless" you might please a fraction of TCU fans but you are going to be killed in the Texas media. And in the high school coaching circles, maybe in recruiting.  
  • The official GOP tweeter account posted yesterday: "Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism." Ending? Ever see the comments on here?
  • I felt out of the popular culture world over the weekend because I had to look up who Paul Walker was. 
  • Plugged in the outdoor lights yesterday and they all went out within seconds. Popped open the fuse box by the plug in and didn't see a fuse at all. Just the lights' electrical line which snaked down to a connection. As with so many home projects, I was baffled. And still am. We are now in the middle of Christmas decoration chaos. And we've got less days between Thanksgiving and Christmas than anytime during the last decade. Edit: The electrical outlet is fine. It's the lights. And I thought there was always a fuse in the lights. 
  • We've got the Elf On The Shelf up and running again this year. Every morning he is somewhere else and he's getting crazier and crazier.
  • Got up at least three times last night to stop the Family Cat from playing basketball with Christmas tree balls. I finally got so frustrated that I put thing in the utility room only have to get the dang thing an hour later when the "meow!" became deafening. 
  • I actually walked 60 Minutes last night where the president of Amazon demonstrated how packages could be delivered by drones to your doorstep in the future. The news media is all over it this morning like it's the world of the Jetsons. But the basic theme of 60 Minutes was "this is cool, but it's not happening anytime soon -- if at all."
  • Trying to get any updated information on that massive wreck next to the Wise/Montague County line was next to impossible. The last report I saw there were four helicopter ambulances dispatched. 
  • Craziest high school playoff game of the weekend came in 2A: Refugio 73, Rogers 72 in overtime.
  • A guy was killed in the parking lot after the Chiefs/Broncos games.
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