Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • I've never understood why grand juries simply just don't tell prosecutors "no" sometimes. They have that absolute right but don't seem to know it. And it's OK to say, "Technically this may be a crime but we really don't want to waste our tax dollars with a prosecution."
  • Caught part of the old Sin City over the weekend. I'm not sure I had ever noticed the very subtle use of color in a film which is basically in black and white. And I think Bruce Willis and Clive Owen are fantastic in it. 
  • ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas is back in rehab after only months of sobriety: "I dealt with that anxiety, and with the stress that the anxiety brought, by starting to drink."
  • Top three sayings that drive me nuts: (1) Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, (2) If you don't like Texas weather [blah, blah, blah]  . . . (3) Better to ask for forgiveness after the fact than permission beforehand. And it seems like those that say those things act like they are saying something profound that has never been said before. 
  • The news every year around this time about wacky State Fair foods beats me down as well. 
  • The Family Pup grabs her food bowl when anyone new walks into the room to try and trick them into thinking she hasn't been fed all day. We just stare at each other with me thinking, "I know what you're doing" and her thinking, "No you don't."
  • NFL Football: (1) A long time ago they asked coaches if they wanted to accept a penalty every single time. Somewhere along the way -- many, many years ago, officials began automatically making that decision unless it is a unique situation, (2) Advice for RG3 after watching the preseason game last night: Get down!!! (3) Johnny Football getting sacked and the tackler making the "money sign" made me believe in justice again, and (4) Johnny's in trouble again
  • It's odd to see First Financial doing TV commercials, and well done ones at that. I knew that institution when it was just a toddler.
  • President Obama made a statement yesterday on Iraq and Ferguson, and he looked incredibly beaten down. 
  • I got a renewed vehicle registration sticker in the mail, and I didn't send off for it or pay for it. It has my name and VIN on it so it is not a mistake. Is this part of the new system?
  • If I drop something off of a shelf, I have the greatest ability to catch it before it hits the counter/floor. I now laugh every time I do it because it is so ridiculous since I'm not particularly coordinated.
  • More signs golf is in trouble: "Adams Golf, a golf equipment maker, is closing operations at its two Plano facilities, two years after it was acquired by TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Co. in a $70 million deal. The closure will affect 138 workers."
  • There was a former judge on Fox 4 last night who was asked if it were possible that the judge in Rick Perry's case might dismiss one or both counts of the indictment for lack of evidence before trial. That's not legally possible. But the judge seemed to accept the question as valid. 
  • I've always been confused how a local government can impose a curfew in America. You're telling me I can't be on a public street in the United States of America?