Monthly Archives: April 2009
Random Thoughts – again.
As I sit here on Wednesday night and listen to the soothing rain outside my patio door, millions of thoughts occupy my current moments. The Texas Rangers game has been delayed and that’s fine with me because we need this rain.
I have felt very good the past couple of weeks and I am so thankful for that.
So I got up a little earler than usual and came on in to Dallas. There is a very nice Kroger store here that has internet access, so I thought it would be a good time to get a cup of coffee and hang out while I wait to go to work.
Scattershooting means rambling thoughts. Nothing major, just thoughts that occur as the day progresses. So, here we go.
This Swine Flu thing sounds serious. Leave it to Mexico to send us more bad crap. Wash your hands folks. Amazing how this has an impact on our financial recovery huh? Leave it to the Mexicans. Happy Cinco De Mayo.
What’s up with Mike Leach? Let it be known first that I am a huge Graham Harrell fan, but I think Leach should mind his own business when it comes to Aggie QB Stephen McGee and his getting drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. I guess Leach felt he needed to protect his program at Tech.
I’m thankful to still be employed. A couple of my friends keep telling me “if ya have a job, better keep it.” I’m trying. And I wonder how long this sluggish economy will keep dragging on. My friends need work!
I wonder why the plants look better at this store than other Kroger stores?
I wonder why it’s so hard to find a good mechanic these days?
I know the rain is an inconvenience sometimes, but we sure do need it.
I’m really interested in finding new ways to use my crockpot for healthy eating.
I’m just gonna take everyone’s word sushi is good.
Well, I guess I’ve wasted enough time, I better get to work.
Not that I’m very good at writing or anything like that, but because of one certain editor, I was able to get some things posted at Deadspin.com.
I consider Rick Chandler a friend on these here internets, and he published a few articles from this blog. He is now leaving, so both guys that I enjoyed reading a lot are now gone from Deadspin. Will Leitch and Rick Chandler started Deadspin awhile ago and made that thing a huge success.
It was such an honor to know Rick and it was such an honor to occasionaly have posts posted on Deadspin. Thanks Rick, and I wish you all the best man.
TALLADEGA, Ala. — There has been a 14-car accident at Talladega Superspeedway involving many race favorites.
The accident started just six laps into Sunday’s race near the front of the field when Matt Kenseth appeared to make contact with series points leader Jeff Gordon. The touch made Gordon’s car slide toward the top of the track, and the drivers running around them couldn’t avoid the contact.
Mark Martin, winner of last week’s race at Phoenix, was also involved.
NASCAR issued a stern warning toward the drivers before the race to avoid aggressive driving, which is common at Talladega but policed heavily for safety precautions.
Ted Kubiak lives in Rangers infamy after David Murphy snapped an 0-for-23 skid to start the season with an opposite-field home run to start the fifth inning. Kubiak started the 1972 season 0-for-25. Only minutes early, Murphy had thrown out Luke Scott at the plate from left field to end the fourth.
Murphy was greated at the dugout by a high-fives from just about everyone and a big hug from manager Ron Washington. Murphy later came over to hug hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo. The home run must have made everyone feel good, because Michael Young followed with a double, Hank Blalock hit a two-run homer and Marlon Byrd and Nelson Cruz scratched out infield singles in the next four at-bats before Brad Bergesen was replaced by Danys Baez. It’s 5-1 Rangers with no outs in the fifth.