Random Monday Morning Thoughts

Bonus pic from Star-Telegram's Rockin' The River. The heights confuse me.

  • One of my guilty pleasure movies is Executive Decision (which, frankly, was way before its time.)
  • I woke up sick yesterday but then something weird happened: Whenever I laid down, I would go to sleep. I slept all day. I mean all day. And when I woke up around 11:00 p.m. (an oddly decided to go outside and water the lawn), I went back to bed and slept all night. 
  • I tried to get the Sixth Grader In The House to watch Evil Roy Slade with me on Saturday. I pointed out to her that I had never met a female that thought the movie was funny but that guys loved it. (Baiting her.) As the credits rolled, she said, "Meh."
  • Weirdest moment of the weekend: Getting involved in a Twitter fight with the very grumpy ex-Dallas Morning News TV critic Ed Bark over Beatle songs. 
  • The pig won't stop growing. 
  • I found it odd once when I saw the statue of former Fort Worth mayor Bob Bolen at Alliance Airport. With news over the weekend that the Perot boys may be involved in the John Wiley Price scandal, I read that Bolen was instrumental of granting the Perots request to annex their Alliance land. Hmmmm.
  • Sometimes I feel bad for whomever has to write the Update. But they have plenty of material today. What a wheels off Wise County weekend. 
  • I watched the 30 for 30 episode on Greg Lemond and was pretty confused. Maybe it was because I couldn't see past his blue eyes and full upper body brace.
  • A five star running back recruit for OU allegedly punched a Euless girl in the face at 2:30 a.m. as he was out celebrating his 18th birthday. Nice start. 
  • The over/under line for total Cowboy wins is eight. I'm working on my "bet the house" prediction that made so many of your rich last year. I'm leaning towards the under (especially since Tony Romo couldn't even take part in the second practice.) 
  • I wonder if my Baseball Nemesis is currently in therapy after picking a fight with a Sports Expert. 
  • The Texas Bar Journal has a "short story" contest every year, and I've always thought I could win it. But, man, this year's top three finishers were really, really good and extremely dark. Although this sentence in the winner almost made me throw the magazine across the living room: "Wafts of fresh scone from the nearby bakery pirouette through aircraft doors deliberately cracked." How pretentious. 
  • “The idea that we can’t assimilate these eight-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous.” - George Will this weekend on immigration. There may be hope after all.