Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • I've never understood why the Main Streets Art Festival decides to set up in what is a downtown Fort Worth wind tunnel during the windiest month of the year.
  • But, while the weather was still good, some "open carry" activists decided to walk through the crowd. 
  • I'm not sure how I feel about the federal government/rancher standoff in Neveda. It's been settled (for now, at least) because the feds have backed off. But it sure seems like the rancher is in the wrong on this thing. 
  • Sports and sportsy related things: (1) A great job is the "noncompeting marker" -- the member of Augusta Country Club who gets to play with the last place qualifying player when an odd number of players made the cut, (2)  The final round of The Masters went from riveting to boring in about 30 minutes, (2a) Jordan Spieth dates a Texas Tech sorority girl, (3) There's a 30 for 30 on Tuesday about the "Hillsborough disaster" --  a human crush in a soccer stadium in England that resulted in the deaths of 96 people and injuries to 766 others twenty-five years ago tomorrow. I'm in. (4) The Nebraska coach and his cat was a funny story on Saturday, (5) Official Liberally Lean player Chris Davis finally hit a home run this weekend. (6) Ticket Fans: Departed Rich Phillips' name truly was "Dick Hicks". 
  • I ended up getting caught in the rain while jogging yesterday morning. That's happened a couple of times to me, and I always hate it at first but then end up loving it. But I'd never begin a jog in the rain. 
  • I watched the season premier of Mike Judge's Silicon Valley on HBO. It wasn't as funny as I thought it would be, but it has promise. 
  • What's up with Best Buy? It used to be that you couldn't find a salesman in there to save your life. Now they are everywhere but are hell bent on trying to sell you something you don't want. I had one get visually put out with me when I didn't want to hear his pitch to upgrade a laptop purchase. But the craziest experience was being approached by some independant contractor Best Buy had allowed in the store who asked me if I was "happy with my cable service". Really? You'll let your customers be harassed by some Dish or DirecTV salesperson? 
  • "Despite their best intentions when they set out to conquer a seven-day, 150-plus-mile [foot] race through a North African desert, a Colleyville trio dropped out after the 21-mile first leg." Who would have thunk it? A family from Colleyville couldn't accomplish that? (And the story screams of "Rich People Problems.")
  • "Utah mother, 39, arrested after 7 dead babies found at former home."  The odds are great that we'll get a comment about abortion. 
  • There were about four big cardboard boxes stacked up in the garage so I decided to be productive and whipped out my man sized box cutter and reduced them to pieces small enough to go into the recycle bin.  Then Mrs. LL tells me she was saving them for a specific purpose. 
  • A teenage girl learned not to make Al Qaida jokes to American Airlines on Twitter.
  • That "I'm Not Impressed" Olympian looks like she could be the next Lindsay Lohan.