The Campaign For DA

1.21.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • The Northeast is about to be hit with a massive snowstorm, and I would love to be there. 
  • There is a $120 million expansion planned for the Gaylord Texan. Wow. That thing isn't big enough? It will soon have 1,511 rooms. Amazingly, there is one hotel bigger in Texas: The Sheraton in Dallas has 1,840 rooms in downtown according to that link. (Is that by the Reunion Tower? I had no idea it was that large.)
  • I'm not surprised by the stock market "correction" -- we all knew it was coming. It might bottom out in the 14,000s and then it would be time to go in -- that is, if any of us had any money to go in.  And the dumbest thing you can do is sell right now. Just ride it out. 
  • My hair has become incredibly soft over the last few months, and I haven't changed shampoo. Is that a medical sign of something? (Please forego the "gay or not gay" comments.)
  • My car fired up the two times I turned the key yesterday and again this morning without a hitch. However, if I were smart I'd schedule an appointment to get the starter changed. Let's see if I'm smart. (I'm not sure I'd bet on myself.)
  • Devon announced layoffs yesterday at some town hall meeting? And oil dipped below $27 a barrel? What a disaster for Texas. This is worse than the early '80s. And it may just beginning. 
  • BagOfNothing wrote today that he had never heard of the Bloom County comic strip I posted yesterday.  I bet most people haven't heard of it either. In the 1980s, I couldn't wait for it to come out in the paper. It was the smartest comic strip I had ever seen. And still is. 
  • I was listening to The Ticket yesterday evening and they were talking about the Cowboys' Jackie Smith dropping a pass in the end zone against the Steelers in the Super Bowl back in the '70s. (33 second Youtube video here.) For guys my age, you'll never forget it. The anguish on Staubach's face (he knew it was drop but also knew it was a bad pass), and Smith literally flinging his body in frustration while on the ground is one of my all-time painful Cowboy memories. But yesterday things really got ramped up when teammate Charlie Waters randomly called in during that Ticket segment to talk about it and you could still hear the pain in his voice. I don't care if I do have Old Man Syndrome: Things in the NFL were much different back then. The players cared more than the fans.
  • Get off my lawn!!!!!
  • A new planet may have been discovered. I shall not recognize it until they apologize for the way they have disrespected Pluto. 
  • Whatever happened to Focus on the Family? I can't even remember the guy's name who ran it.
  • That Decatur/Bridgeport basketball game was apparently over the top. I'll be honest: I'm out of the loop on what's going on, and I probably shouldn't let comments go through about that game. 
  • I have never sent a solicitation letter to any one who was arrested in Wise County. And my standard line is that if I ever do, I'll hang my head in shame, and then walk out the back door never to be seen again. 
  • My morning was going pretty well until I heard a Jimmy Buffet commercial for his upcoming billionth appearance in the metroplex. Nothing, and I mean nothing, sucks the life force out of me more than Margaritaville.