Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • The car vs. motorcycles crash near Slidell last month which left two dead has lead to the arrest this week of Sherri Rose of Weatherford for Manslaughter. (The two charges have bonds of $100,000 a piece -- which is insane.) Note the charge was Manslaughter (reckless killing) and not Intoxication Manslaughter. 
  • So I went to Victory Park yesterday to watch the US/Germany soccer match. It was really cool, but not near as crazy as I thought it would be.
  • The American Airlines Center was open for bathroom facilities and they had concession stands running. Smart move. 
  • I walked over to Klyde Warren Park since I was in the area. Dare I say it: Meh. It's really cool and worth the expense to build, but it just doesn't feel like a "park" at all. But it is great just to sit and stare at the Dallas skyline. (I finally figured out the controversy regarding that building reflecting the sun onto the Nasher Sculpture Center.)
  • To trick up the experience, I decided to take the TRE train between Fort Worth and Dallas since it dumps you off right at American Airlines Center. That thing is fantastic.
  • Fantastic unless you get confused and get off at the wrong stop on the way back. A second train to take me back five miles didn't arrive until and hour and fifteen minutes later. I definitely wasn't in Manhattan.
  • As I was driving home, I heard The Ticket's Mike Rhyner ask, "Did all four teams from the U.S. bracket move on [to the final sixteen]." Sheesh.
  • Baylor's Isaiah Austin being honored by the NBA last night was a tear jerker. 
  • The Update has a reference to Stacey Bernal who died of breast cancer. Here is her obituary in the Mason County News. She was 34.
  • The Star-Telegram's Etta Hulme, a long time political cartoonist, has died. The power of the political cartoonist can best be summed up by Boss Tweed: "Stop them damned pictures. I don't care so much what the papers say about me. My constituents don't know how to read, but they can't help seeing them damned pictures!"
  • BagOfNothing had a great tip on how to disable auto-playing videos for any browser. 
  • I hung a flyswatter inside the pantry. Ten years ago. It was accidentally so concealed that we just now found it. 
  • "Dateable girls know how to shut up." -- Faith based dating expert Justin Lookadoo last year while addressing Richardson High School.  He's in the news again after being found under the influence of alcohol in his parked and vomit stained car.
  • Mrs. LL is spending two days with The Kids In The House and friends at the Great Wolf Lodge.  She said their room faces east so they get to see the jets landing at DFW Airport. I think that would be cool. 
  • If you Mavs fans think Carmelo Anthony is coming to Dallas, you're crazy. 
  • I was able to watch The Today Show yesterday, and stopped down when Matt Lauer asked the head of GM if she could do that job and still be a good mother. I thought, "Man, that's sexist." Would he have asked a male if he could be GM and a good dad? It's good to see I wasn't the only one thinking that.