- I caught an old episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations last night where he visited the Ukraine and Crimea in 2011. I learned more about the place on a travel show that I did by watching the news. (Then again, I'm not sure I even knew that Chernobyl is in the Ukraine.)
- Term I haven't heard in forever: Geiger Counter
- I got hail damage to my car in Decatur yesterday -- just enough to bug me.
- Man, the local affiliates went crazy last night with their weather coverage, but what the heck was that tie that Pete Delkus had on?
- Doing a jury trial by yourself is stressful. The government always has two lawyers at the table. Always. Edit: I always get a comment from the "speaks volumes" guy about my "win/loss" record which I only publish because he has no idea. Visit the courthouse every now and then, hoss.
- It was Doris Day's 90th birthday yesterday. Talk about a lady who stays out of public view -- so much so I was surprised to learn she was still alive.
- David Letterman's retirement announcement sure got a lot of publicity for a show which no one has really paid attention to for 20 years.
- Funny moment during the Fox 4 6:00 news when Steve Eager interrupted the weather gal to advise that the Denton County Sheriff's Office had confirmed a tornado had touched down near TWU. She said she wasn't "buying it". Eager, with a hint of irritation, said, "I'll tell the Denton Sheriff the bad news." But I'll give her credit. I'm not sure any sheriff's office is in a position to "confirm" a tornado.
- Was no one in the stands at the minor league park in Frisco concerned about that cloud in the distance?
- There was wailing and gnashing of teeth last night on Twitter when SMU lost the NIT final. Baylor won the thing last year with barely a whisper from the media. Obviously, a vast Methodist media conspiracy.
- Paulina Gretzky on the cover of Golf Digest. "Hey, Now."
- "There were no American troop casualties in Afghanistan or Iraq in March, for the first time since February 2003, ending 133 straight months." Thank you, President Obama, for getting us out of there.
- Guns Galore in Killeen sold the eventual murder weapons to both Fort Hood soldiers (Ivan Lopez and Nidal Hasan) who went on shooting sprees. Talk about a literal Merchant of Death.
- Sarah Palin on Hannity last night and she's become a parody of herself. I absolutely believe everything that was written about her in Game Change -- She's a walking Talking Points Memo.
- Crazy story in the Dallas Observer about a wheels off heavy metal small band leader who hung out in strip bars in north Fort Worth: "The Infectious Metal Head and His Dangerous Secret".
- Ticket fans: I have no idea who CBS 11's Whitney Drolen is, but apparently she is not amused by what The Musers said about her. Tweet One. Tweet Two.
- "Brittni Colleps, the Kennedale teacher found guilty of" being an extreme "And Another", had her conviction affirmed "yesterday" by the Fort Worth Court of Appeals. (I say "yesterday" because all opinions are dated on a Thursday but aren't released on the court's website until Friday morning.)
- My dad gave me a book entitled "Our White Boy" written by Jerry Craft -- former mayor of Jacksboro and the "first white man to play in the 'West Texas Colored [Baseball] League.'" I'm excited.
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