Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Fantastic article in this weekend's Dallas Morning News about a fake rich guy who committed suicide. (And I know that sounds horrible to call it "fantastic".)
  • Sports: (1) I was so confident that I went back to putting up Christmas lights outside during the second half of the Baylor/Tech game only to come back later to realize Baylor almost got beat, (2) College Game Day is going to Baylor! Really surprising since ESPN seems to have an anti-Baylor bias, (3) Nebraska fires its coach even though he has won at least nine games every year? (4) The NFL has too much parity. (5) No one yells more than Dez Bryant. No one is ignored more than Dez Bryant. 
  • Mrs. LL will watch really disturbing horror movies and never flinch.
  • Speaking of horror, the Elf on the Shelve is back in the house. The guy loves doing bits. 
  • I thought I was kidding about becoming Clark Griswold this weekend, but I seriously became Clark Griswold this weekend. I was connecting extension cords looking up to appreciate my brilliant design only to see half the lights not come on. 
  • BagofNothing got handsy (pic) with a UT cheerleader? He has a UT jacket? 
  • Two things that I think are lies: (1) That this is "Cyber Monday", and (2) that Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest party nights at clubs of the year.
  • Mrs. LL and I have a theory of "pretend consumer product insurance." I exercised it this weekend when I went out to buy stakes for the yard Christmas lights. I was really sure I had enough but I decided to spend $3.95 for an extra box to be absolutely certain. I pretend someone walks buy and ask, "Would you buy a $3.95 insurance policy to make sure you have all you need?"
  • Can a person be convicted of a threat on Facebook when he quotes rap lyrics? The elderly Supreme Court faces that question today.
  • And note that was a federal conviction. For all of you Tea Party constitution loving folks, do you know how far we've gotten from "Congress shall make no law  . . . abridging the freedom of speech"? That is without qualification There is no exception. If a state wants to do so, fine. But the federal government was told to not touch the subject. 
  • Saw a kid riding his bike by the house this weekend who was singing, "Let it go!!!"
  • A lady who just happens to be African America walked by with her dog when I was putting up Christmas lights. The dog was friendly and jumped on me. "What's his name?" I asked. "Snoop," she said.