Playing the Market

I finally took the big jump. I’m investing in the stock market. I ran into a little bit of money, and I figured “rich people invest and get richer.” It’s either boom or bust to me, but hopefully I can succeed. The most important aspect of investing is research. Don’t invest in a company until…

Artsy-fartsy ain’t my style

Nobody has said for sure, but I’m betting the kid who got the Frisco teacher fired was a girl. No fifth grade boy is going to complain about seeing a nekid statue. Heck, nekid stuff is about all the Dallas Museum of Art would have to interest little boys. OK, I admit, I’m art-ignorant. When…

$1 million dollar lotto

Congratulations John Beard. In the paper today, we ran a story of a night pressman, Beard, who won a million dollars through a scratch ticket lottery. Congratulations…it sounded like he and his wife, and their three grandchildren really needed them. I don’t really know where to say, but $1 million – holy crap. That’s a…

Pray for T.O.

Terrell Owens tried to kill himself on painkillers, according to Dallas Police Reports. Past the ego, past the game of football, Owens is a human being. I was stunned when I heard the news Wednesday morning. The people with the biggest egos usually have the biggest self doubts. He appears invincible at times. But his…

CheerleaderGate: Meet the Disgruntled Parents

Two bits, four bits, Six bits, a dollar, Everyone tired of This City View Cheerleading bitching, Stand up and holler For the past few days, the “letters to the editor? portion of our paper has been dominated by, first, some disgruntled City View parents griping about the cheerleader uniforms — and then the rebuttal of…

Top 100 Employers for Moms

The company Working Mother released its annual “top 100 places for moms to work” list, and no companies from Texas, or many based in the south, were on the list. It’s a little surprising that none on the list were from Texas. Do Texans still expect their working women to working women and their moms…

The dreaded curse

The Madden Curse continues. Shaun Alexander, the cover boy for Madden 07 is out for a while with a broken foot. Stop putting people on the cover of that freakin game. The news has basically ruined the fantasy seasons of 8,000,222,113 people. Or something in tha ballpark. He had a broken something or another in…

Customer Service

It’s that time again. Everyone has to do it about every three to four years, depending on reliability and cheapness. But it’s my wife and my turn to jump in the car-buying business. No one really wants to do it, especially if there are the “factors” affecting your decision. 1. you are trying to budget…

I love my daughter

When I got online at home today to write my blog, I found this in my email. My daughter wrote his blog on MySpace. I am so proud of her. You will soon know why. My Dad, my hero Current mood: grateful Anyone who knows me at all knows how much I adore my Dad.…

Only $999,999,571.27 short of the cut

The Forbes 400 list is out, and once again I missed the cut. But this time I was only short by $999,999,571.27. Yeah, Bill Gates and the Waltons aren’t going to be challenged by my $428.73 net worth. But maybe next year. If I could just come up with some pill that could make fat,…

Sweet Home Chicago

That song by Robert Johnson couldn’t sum it up quick enough. My dad lived in the Chicago area growing up, and then he joined the military. Last week my dad and I returned to his old stomping grounds to (1) see the Cubbies and (2) hang out with my dad’s brother. Here are a few…

It’s a BOY!!!

Sorry, I just got back from vacation and I forgot how to access this site while I was on the road. I found out last Monday that I’m having a little boy. That’s right, my wife and I saw “turtle” on the sonogram screen. Man what a day. I know you’re supposed to want a…

Willie Nelson, meet Barney Fife

The state police in Louisiana have to be the greatest law enforcers since Barney Fife. In fact, when I think of that state trooper stepping into Willie Nelson’s tour bus and sniffing out that Willie weed, I think of Barney. Can’t you just see him grabbing for his gun with one hand and the bullet…

Madonna not the weirdest act in Russa

While doing some research on Madonna’s controversial Confessions tour in Russia, I came across many more interesting stories from the country we used to hate. I remember growing up thinking Russia was a really dull country. Well, not anymore. The country of Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev and Ivan the Terrible ain’t what it used…

If Diddy can’t be Diddy, what will he be?

There just wasn’t room enough for two Diddys in Britain. Richard “Diddy? Dearlove — whom nobody has ever heard of — went to court and sued the Diddy worth $250 million over the rights to the name “Diddy.? So the Diddy settled out of court and agreed not to be Diddy anymore. Richard “Diddy? —…