Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Holy cow. A package at a FedEx distribution center in Texas bound for Austin exploded in the middle of the night. 
  • Who knew Texas Body Cam law was so hard? The question: Does an officer involved in an "incident" have a right to view other officers' footage before giving a statement?  The answer: Yes. At least for now. 
  • This whole story is amazing even before Cruz was involved.
  • Me at Bridgeport grocery deli: "I just need two slices of ham and two slices of turkey." Her: "What kind?" Me: "Huh?" Her: "Do you know how many types we have?" Me: "I have no idea what I'm doing. Just give me what you would pick out." Her: "Umkay. I'm guessing you don't know the thickness of the slice, do you?" Me: "Not a chance."
  • I'm convinced that the Monday after Spring Break makes people incredibly grumpy. 
  • A self driving Uber car struck and killed someone jaywalking in Tempe.  It even had a "safety driver" who served as a back-up. Everyone is freaking out but I still think it's safer than driving around with a lot of the nutcases out there. 
  • Sports Illustrated went after the Mavericks again this morning. (Side note: After a "bold" press conference, that interim CEO has been strangely quiet.)
  • Stormy Daniels might have, uh, pictures of Trump. That would explain quite a bit. 
  • Arlington is getting a $10 million "esports" complex for gaming? I'm officially old. 
  • Yesterday Trump added another lawyer to his legal team to fight his scandal. Let's have another flashback from earlier this month. What? The New York Times was right? Again?:
  • The death of the Cirque du Soleil acrobat was horrifying. The footage is out there but I'm not going to watch it. 
  • As a kid, I was creeped out by Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. I could never get past the first five minutes.  
  • The "affluenza teen" is set to be released. Someone set me straight: Was that term ever used in court or was it created by the media?
  • What? Yep, it is true. The link proves it. And he's the technology editor for the Houston Chronicle
  • We had the weirdest debate ever in the house last night over my belief that "quesadillas are round." 
  • One thing I forgot to mention about my minor surgery: The doctor met Mrs. LL for the first time before the procedure and after he left she uttered, "Hey, now!"  
  • He was funny. He was still in street clothes but before he left he told me that he had to go change into a surgeon outfit because "they make do that around here."