Monday, April 26, 2010

Memo to Mark Cuban

Ah, I love the NBA playoffs.   I especially love them when the Spurs are kicking the choking butts of the Dallas Mavericks.

Up three/one in the series that Dallas was all but ordained to win...I can't wait for game five.

Dallas did try to get physical in last night's game.

But in the end, the Mavericks showed their true colors. 

Memo to Mark Cuban:
It sucks to be you.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fading Weirdness

I was sad to read that a bit of Texas weirdness might disappear soon.  Years and years ago - gee, let's not even go there - I did a radio piece on Stonehenge II, a replica of Stonehenge in the Texas Hill Country.

Some years ago it was set to run behind a cheesy photo array.

I decided to put it up on YouTube just for the memories.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I'm a

I've been thinking about my soul lately.

Admittedly, that's probably not something a lot of people are wasting the energy of their synapses on, but...hey, that's how I roll.

So, I've been tumbling this concept of "soul" around in my head and trying to put form to it.

You know, I think the soul should be "austere"...sort of plain and forthright.  Amish/Quaker...very devout and to the point. No frills.  A direct semblance of "you."

Our souls should be quiet and still.


Our souls should only reflect the good stuff.  Our "inner being"  on its best behavior that we wish God would see.

Sorry, I call B.S.

That's not my soul.

I can't hide it...I can't fake it.

I don't really want God to see me all pious and pure...and mercifully I'm fairly certain He won't.

I want God to see me dancing.

I want God to see me reveling.
Reveling in the wonders of His creations.

Laughing and smiling.
Giggling and amazed.

This is my soul. It is a far more than one dimension. It's not plain...or black and white. It's a dodecahedron of color and curiosity. It's alive and in awe...unharnessed and unashamed.

I am a child of God, let loose in the privilege of His wonderment.

There is joy in my soul.

Just Another Day

Trolling for news...

Near El Paso, a 7-year old boy has been suspended from school because of his hair. It's not too long, it's got a "design."

(Photo Credit:KFOX14 TV)

 The kid's parents now say they may "home school" the boy until his hair grows out.  Here's another idea,  shave his head and teach him the valuable lesson that Mommy and Daddy do stupid things every once in a while, sometimes to their kids.

In Corpus Christi, authorities are investigating why a 45 foot long,  4 foot high chunk of concrete fell off a parking garage.  It smashed a car.  No one was inside.  Personally,  I'd be a little wary of parking at that about shop 'til you drop.

In the Rio Grande Valley,  two men have been charged with murder for stabbing a man 11 times with a screwdriver.  They were apparently upset that the victim tried to stop one of the men, a 27 year old, from "hitting on his 15 year old daughter."   The murder happened at a baptismal celebration.  

Welcome to the world.

It could be weirder I suppose.   In Seattle, three bisexual men are suing a national gay-athletic organization, saying they were discriminated against during the Gay Softball World Series. The men say the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance said they were not gay enough to participate in the series.

Not sure what measuring stick is used in that test.

Back within the safe confines of Texas...

In Dallas,  groups are upset that the planned George W. Bush Presidential Library may displace some longtime residents...a community of feral cats.   Apparently there is a group of people devoted to caring for wild cats on the Southern Methodist University campus, and they are worried putting up a Presidential Library will force the cats to move from their homes where they are "brought food" every day.

Look what the students dragged in.

Did you miss this picture of the Texas Governor kicking off events at the Texas Motor Speedway over the weekend?


Ya gotta love Texas.

Thanks for playing.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Another View

I'm normally a somewhat forward thinking person. I try not to dwell on the past.

I was reminded today that every so often it can be worthwhile to look back.

It seems like I wrote about the unique establishment on the shores of Lake Erie called "Cheesehaven" years ago, but if I did I can't find that wisdom now.  Anyway, when two of my nieces were little girls I would play a game with them...coming up with a "password" for them to say each day.   One day the password was "Cheesehaven!"  It had to be said with enthusiasm and the girls had to raise their hands when they said it...sort of a little niece "Cheesehaven wave."

Tonight my eldest nephew, Ben, sent me video of his son, Caleb.

It speaks for itself...

Yes, there are days when  I look forward to looking back.

Friday, April 09, 2010

End Week Weirdness

Unrelated weirdness for the week from various cities I'm now providing with news...and assorted other stuff.

Oddest headline - From the Corpus Christi newspaper: Motorist On U.S. 281 In Brooks County.

I guess there aren't many traffic jams there.

From the Rio Grande Valley...Brownsville City Officials and members of the Filipino-American community take part in a "Bataan Death March" memorial "walk."

It's the truth...honest.

Presumably food was served during the event.

From the "You First" department:

Honda has demonstrated its prototype U3-X "Personal Mobility" device - think "Segway" but cheaper.

Looks comfortable huh?

Personally before I sat on that sucker I'd ask for an insurance waiver and a "safe" word.

Finally, the most disturbing photo of the week...assuming you can get past the seating on the Honda U3-X.

This guy has a "face tattoo."

Yikes. Sorry.

Welcome back.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Moving again...

Okay...the blog has moved again. Of course if you're reading this, you know that.

I am not done tinkering. I think if I manipulate things enough, I will eventually be able to move the blog back where it was...and this silliness will stop...or commence again.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Well, let's...

Sometimes it's easier to do what you don't want to do. So I've set up a blogspot account, completely eliminating the need to have a website of my own. It's somewhat silly, but then again so is this blog as of late.

I figure this way it'll be easier to write (if I feel like writing) and if the urge should hit to actually put up a real blog again, I can go back. This way I don't have to worry about it, which seems to be my calling as of late.

Of course I can't get "" or "" or or MMain or MM or MDM or...well, anything. I finally just started typing in anything that came to mind...

This is the result.

Impressive eh?

Well, let's give it a try...for now.

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