Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • House Republicans are filing a silly lawsuit against President Obama and have hired a lawyer who bills $500 an hour to do it. And the taxpayer foots the bill.
  • The female vampire on the ATT Uverse commercial who asks, "Is it the biting? I can stop!", makes me laugh. And I've seen it a ton of times.
  • The Sixth Grader In The House went to her first softball team meeting the other day. "What'd ya think?" I asked her once she got back. Her response: "I think this team is going to be wheels off."
  • A 28 year old first grade teacher in Arlington was allegedly drunk during an in-service day on Friday. KXAS reported last night that "concerned co-workers called the police."  I'm not sure the co-workers motivation was out of "concern". There would be other ways to handle that. 
  • “There are so many different ways to consume TV. People don’t necessarily watch them when they air anymore. The most DVRed show of the past season was The Blacklist. Game of Thrones was the most pirated show. And Duck Dynasty was the most VCR-taped.” - Seth Meyers hosting the Emmy's last night. 
  • The Wise County Courthouse elevator needs $70,000 in repairs. Riding it is like going back in time. The elevator doors shut and then this old metal gate slides over the doors. Everyone who rides it momentarily thinks, "I'll never get out of this thing." I'm not sure I've ridden it in the past decade. 
  • I bet I've watched more DPS Trooper videos of them interacting with stopped motorists than anyone in Wise County -- even their bosses or prosecutors. And I could be a heck of an evaluator of ability. By and large, they are incredibly professional, but there are a couple who look like they are one comment away from drawing down on someone. I've seen some do some Christian witnessing on the way to jail. I've seem some be borderline inappropriate flirting with a cute arrestee. Every now and then, one will casually mention on tape that he's working his shift simply due to a grant and/or overtime. But mostly they play it by the book. And they are all aware of the book. 
  • Sports Notes: (1) Hey, I'm having a hard time defending Ahmad Dixon these days -- I'm not sure he shouldn't be suspended for this, (2) Shin-Soo Choo having season ending surgery makes the Rangers season beyond ridiculous, (3) The Tickets's annual "Fight Night" was scheduled on the same night as aTm/South Carolina? (4) A star USC cornerback has injured both ankles after jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.
  • Learned from the radio yesterday: Wilford Brimley was only 49 years old when he starred as an elderly man in Cocoon. That's insane. 
  • After reading through the political opinions in the early 1960 Indexes, I'm stunned about how little things have changed. 
  • My lawn doesn't look as good as usual despite watering it the same amount. I think what I did wrong was I forgot to raise the blade on the lawnmower back in June like I normally do, so it wasn't as allowed to grow as high as it has in the past to protect itself from the sun. (I think that would be Neil Sperry's diagnosis. I know you were concerned.)