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9.16.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts




  • I've got an elderly gentleman who lives by me and speaks nothing but Russian. Whenever we try to communicate, it is comical. The other day I wrote him a note asking him if he had family or friends that served in World War 2 because I would love to hear about it (his family could interpret.) It was just fun to have him a note he couldn't read with me pointing at my brain and smiling (trying to communicate, "That's something I've thought about for years.")
  • If I'm Mack Brown, I'd be TV analyst over the Texas AD any day of the week and that's a no brainer. Any coach which goes into TV almost never goes back. It's less work, less stress, and the money is great. 
  • The drama in Rhome is really insane. Here's the Facebook page someone asked about. 
  • Here's a photo of a Fed Ex big rig on fire this morning near Terrell.
  • This will now abruptly end because of a phone call I just received. Family related. 




51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope the family is OK!

Anonymous said...

RTG-she burtiful and she fine.

Anonymous said...

What? You aren't going to post Frodo Baggins girlfriend like you did yesterday as the RTG?

Triple Fake... said...

I'll take up the slack by posting some Random Thoughts on Ads, which are not disguised as news stories.

TV
Starbucks Doubleshot: "Back to work, Elliott!"
Elliott just seems like the appropriate name for a horse in business attire. It's a Ren & Stimpy cartoon come to life
Aikman beer commercial (Miller Lite?): it's cool cuz it's Troy, and he's poking fun at himself. But not as funny as the other one with karaoke guy. "Carry on!"
Geico: guy in breakroom heating his food in microwave. The band Europe is there singing "the Final Countdown" while the timer is ticking down. I laughed out loud at this one

Radio
The one where somebody nominates, and then votes on, the eye doctors as being "accomplished". It doesn't even make any sense.
Another one on the Ticket where the Sturminator plugs an A/C system by saying it worked in "the dead of summer". Wha?? Nobody in the history of ever has ever used that phrase. You can't take "dead of winter" and transfer it to the exact opposite on the calendar.
Sure, everything around here is dead from the heat, but it's a different kind of death. Sort of like undead. It's not natural, like saying "Merry Fourth of July"

Anonymous said...

Hope everything is ok with your family.

Anonymous said...

Trust me... NOBODY wants Mac Brown to be AD at UT. N O B O D Y.

Anonymous said...

Did Obama take over Texas? Jade Helm is over but I haven't been shipped to a Walmart re-education camp in a Blue Bell truck yet.

Trump '16

Anonymous said...

According to Mormons the world ends in 2 weeks.

http://www.sltrib.com/home/2935776-155/some-mormons-stocking-up-amid-fears

At American Fork's Thrive Life, which sells mostly freeze-dried food, sales have shot up by "500 percent or more in the past couple of months," says customer- service representative Ricardo Aranda. "There is a sense of urgency, like something is up. A lot of people are mentioning things about September, like a financial collapse."

Jordan Jensen, a salesman at Emergency Essentials, said his Bountiful store has been "crazy busy, sales up by definitely a large amount."

Those 72-hour emergency kits are "almost impossible to keep on the shelves," Jensen says, "and we get a shipment every day."

A lot of customers, he says, believe "this is the month it will all happen — with a 'blood moon' and a currency collapse and everything."

DF Bill Henrickson

Anonymous said...

Am I the first to comment? YEEHAW!

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

First Place Texas Rangers !

Anonymous said...

"This will now abruptly end because of a phone call I just received. Family related."

Hey, what am I paying you for, anyhow?
(Note to all: Family ALWAYS comes first.)

that guy said...

Hope it's nothing too worrisome,

Anonymous said...

Hopefully Mack Brown is smart enough to stay away from Austin and their college.

Shelbyshah said...

Download Google Translate on your phone. Set it to translate to Russian, type what you want to say, hit translate and show it to him. I used this with someone from Guatamala the other day and she then grabbed my phone, replied in spanish, hit translate and I read her response in English. It's amazing the way we both lit up when we realized we could communicate easier.

Anonymous said...

Everything ok with the family?

Anonymous said...

Rhome has wasted more money on unnecessary speed bumps, pavilions that are years old sitting unfinished, and indoor skate parks that never came to fruition, torn down with taxpayer funds. The sewer and roads have suffered as a result.

Anonymous said...

I hope all is ok with you and yours!!

Anonymous said...

first

Anonymous said...

Barry,

You don't have to publish this comment it is more for you anyway. but wanted you to know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ricardo Perry said...

Mr. Green,

My deepest and most heartfelt condolences.

Sincerely,

Rene
(aka RP)

Anonymous said...

My family will be thinking of you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss. - Michael in LH

Anonymous said...

You don't need to post this Barry, but I just wanted to tell you that I am sorry about your loss. Prayers for your mom, you, and your family.

Anonymous said...

Barry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your loved ones. Know that a lot of folks you have entertained with this blog through the years care and share your pain at this personal loss.

May the Almighty comfort & give you solace at this time of sadness.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Bless you ,your family and mother. Thoughts and prayers to all take care and cherish the memories and time with her.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss.

Wurdkyle said...

I'm sorry to read about your loss, Barry. I bet you were a good son!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear BG. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Diggler said...

I am very sorry for your loss. Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry about the passing of your mother.

Deepest sympathies for you and the rest of your family.

DF "In Soviet Union, I physicist. In the United States, Janitor."

The Donald said...

Barry, my sincere condolences on your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

RPM said...

Deepest condolences for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Hey BG. So sorry for your loss. My family will pray for your family's healing and peace. May light perpetual shine upon her.

Anonymous said...

Barry, no need to print this. I just wanted to say how truly sorry I am that your mother passed away. My dad died six years ago (he was the fisherman we carried to the cemetery in the boat) and I still think about him daily, You probably think your blog is a place to simply share some laughs, stir up some political discussions and show some beautiful women but it's more than that. The comments you posted below the pic of my dads casket in his boat were not only heartwarming, they helped me through the worst period of my life and I'll always appreciate them.
Your mom looks to be a lovely lady in the video and she was obviously a great mom who will be dearly missed. I'm a funeral director and the only unsolicited advice I would like to offer is to make her celebration of life positive, uplifting and mainly all about her.
Sincerely
A Fan of LL

Todd Carruth said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Barry.

Anonymous said...

Very sorry to hear about your mom. I feel for you and your family. God bless.

Anonymous said...

So sorry about your mom, Barry.
Now we see where you get your good looks.
Peace to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

So sorry about your mother's passing. You are in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

very sorry for your loss BG, my prayers go out to you and your family..

Anonymous said...

prayers to your family.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you. I lost my father unexpectedly 5 years ago. It hurts to this day not being able to share things with him, but I take comfort in the knowing he taught me and my brother well, so the best of him lives on through us. Good luck.

-Texan stranded in LA.

Anonymous said...

Barry, since comments are off on your post regarding your mother, I'll pass them on here. Loyal reader of your site for 15 years, but this is only like my third post. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family...I send my condolences!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your loss, may the Lord comfort you & your family at this time.

Anonymous said...


Really sorry for your loss. Will pray for your comfort and peace.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I'm not on Google Talk and you've (wisely, probably) not enabled comments on the next post, so this is all I got -- but I wanted to tell you how sorry I am about your mom passing. I lost my own mother in December, and it just wrecked me, even though I myself am middle aged and people generally expect their parents to pass away at some point. It's never easy when this happens, it's never OK, and there will be a space in your life and in your heart forever where she should be -- but I hope once the immediate shock has passed, you'll find some peace. Just carry with you the love she gave you and all of your love for her, and you'll get through.

Anonymous said...

Peace be with you and your family BG. It does get easier over time.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was a wonderful woman. God Bless you.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom Barry

Anonymous said...

Bu my thoughts and prayers are with u and ur great family. A wonderful woman who you will see again one day in heaven.

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear this.

anti giff guy

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I loved the video of her in 1960. I think all young mothers should think about making a video just like it...it was a sweet goodbye from the past and the present.