Good Ol’ Days

Hot dang its cold outside. I woke up about 8 this morning and my goodness its cold. I don’t remember it being this cold — dating all the way to last year. And I really love it when the roads get slick. I mean, everyone should be entitled to at least one fishtail per year.…

Blue, blue, blue Christmas

We are now approximately 3 1/2 weeks away from Christmas, and I am not feeling very Christmassy. And it’s not that I’m broke. I’m always broke at Christmas. I’m used to it. We put up our Christmas tree and decorated the house the day after Thanksgiving. That usually puts me in the spirit. Not this…

Looking for a winner? Don’t ask me

I guess that because I carry the title “sports editor? and regularly offer my opinions in the paper, some people out there actually think I should have the ability to pick winners. At least a dozen times a week, someone will talk up to me and ask my opinion about a college or pro football…

Nov. 22, 1963: The day our world changed

Nov. 22, 1963. It was the day our world changed. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the hope of the future — a president who would protect us from the crazy dictators of the communist world and would finally bring every American those “unalienable rights? that our Declaration of Independence had promised us. The Kennedy smile. The…

Happy birthday to me!

I turned 60 in a bar today — drinking Bud Light and playing poker. I celebrated they day — rather than mourned about it. And the celebration will continue tonight — 7 p.m. Ruby Tequilas. If you want to join in — the drinks are on you. OK, I’m getting old, but what the hell?…

Coolest phone ever

I just got done playing with the coolest phone ever. The G’zOne from Verizon wireless. What a doozie. It can be dropped and it will still work, and you can even use it in the shower. What a phone, what a phone, what a phone. I can’t reveal too much, so look for the review…

Playstation 3

What a crazy day. The playstation 3 came out last night, midnight, at Wal-Mart, and it wasn’t all that bad of a scene. Nobody got shot, like other places, nobody got jumped, and it appears the rest of Wichita Falls had a smooth selling period. But with only about 50 units being sold in Wichita…

Tee time in Heaven

I am going to visit my friend Mike today. It will be the last time we see each other this side of Heaven. That was the way I planned to start this blog. But Mike Lester died this morning a few hours before my scheduled visit. So the words I had planned to say to…

Life or death conversation

Old people have the best conversations. I’m guessing it’s either because they hold no punches or they’re not afraid of the answer they’re going to get. During my hospital visit, where a lot older people hang out, I overheard two older gentlemen, probably in their 80s, discussing death. One gentleman had just had a tumor…

A Better Idea: Let’s ban Elton John

Elton John wants to “ban religion completely.? I’ve got a better idea. Let’s ban Elton John. Hey, I will give this guy his due — he put out some great music from 1971 to 1976. “Levon? “Tiny Dancer? “Rocket Man? “Honky Cat? “Crocodile Rock.? “Daniel.? “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting.? “Candle in the Wind.? “Bennie…

Welcome to automated telephone hell. Press 1.

When I got my monthly toy bill for $6,996,131.31, and my checking account balance is now $36, I had to call and complain. “Thank you for calling TX-ScrewU Cable, Cell Phone, Internet and Other Crap. Where we remain dedicated to extracting every nickel out of you we can get. “For quality control reasons, this call…

‘Law and Order” died with Jerry Orbach

I used to be a big “Law and Order? fan. I watched the original one, the Criminal Intent one, the Special Victims Unit one, the Trial by Jury one and the six spinoffs with other names. Heck, if they had come up with Law and Order: Meter Maids Division, I would watch that. Even though…

Encore: I ggot gscrewed gin gthe gspelling gbee.

Today is a busy day for me. With football season and basketball season intertwining, I’ve got an unusually large Wednesday workload. And to make things worse, I am once again competing in the Adult Literacy Council spelling bee. With that in mind, I am running an encore of a spelling bee blog I wrote last…

Who Voted?

This is the first time I’ve voted with the new machines. Gotta say I like the electronic voting machines. It’s been a mess in some places, as it might be in Wichita Falls, but hopefully all will go well. I’ve heard all types of conspiracy theories about people hacking into the voting machine and changing…

Your vote doesn’t make a difference

“Your vote makes a difference.? It’s the great American lie. I have been voting for 38 years now. I believe in voting. I try to vote in every election. But my vote has never made a difference. The only way that could happen is if an election were decided by one vote. And never in…