Friday, June 22, 2018 – Baseball, Omaha and Snarky Friday!

Friday, June 22, 2018 – Baseball, Omaha and Snarky Friday!

To the Big 12 (which are really only 10 schools) Conference and the Other Conferences:

SEC! It just means more!

Let’s Go Mississippi State Bulldogs!

Reveille sends her love to Bully!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Asking for a friend…

How is that Trump Administration working out for you?

Monday, June 18, 2018 – THIS IS NOT MY AMERICA!

Monday, June 18, 2018 – THIS IS NOT MY AMERICA!

I completely agree with my Twitter friend, Steve Redmond (@sjredmon) when he tweeted this today.

The day you can explain to me how psychologically torturing a 2 year old will make America great, I’ll listen. Until then you can keep your faux Christianity and misplaced idolatry of the heartless SOB in the White House.

I do not care who this offends. You do not hold children hostage. You do not put them in concentration camps. They are not political pawns. It is a POLICY, not a law and it can be changed with the stroke of pen.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – Star Trek and the CWS From The Bridge

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – Star Trek and the CWS From The Bridge

Captain’s Log – Star Date – 06.12.2018 – From the bridge of the USS My House

It arrived this morning! A piece of furniture that can charge my cell phone, tablet and laptop – all at the same time. Can you believe – furniture that plugs into the wall. It has a wireless switch over in the event the electricity goes out.

Please know that between this high tech love seat and my new high tech bed that I may never leave my house again. Also because after purchasing these two items I have no funds to go anywhere.

This weekend, from one of these vantage points, I will watch the College World Series – also known as The SEC Conference versus the Big 12 Conference with a few other schools thrown in to round out the bracket.

So who will I root, root, root for this weekend from reclines of the techno furniture? This is the final series I would like to see. THE University of Texas versus Mississippi State! If the Texas Aggies are not playing, then I’m going with the other SEC team of maroon and white and with a dog mascot. GO STATE!

Monday, June 11, 2018 – Peace in Our Time

Monday, June 11, 2018 – Peace in Our Time

For historians only:

“Good job, well done, Neville Chamberlain;

Diplomacy wins again;” 1939

“Good job, well done, Dennis Rodman

Diplomacy wins again.” 2018


Friday, June 8, 2018 – Snarky Friday and Check for Understanding

Friday, June 8, 2018 – Snarky Friday and Check for Understanding

I know Snarky Friday is usually reserved for me commenting on Saturday college football, but today I’m going to snark on Betsy DeVos – also known as Betsy Devoucher, the Secretary of Education.

Dear Betsy,

Since you have no education credentials or public school background, may I suggest you Google Madeline Hunter, Patron Saint of Instructional Delivery Methods?

As one tries to educate the unwashed masses, Dr. Hunter (note she is a Doctor of Education, like I am) notes that it is imperative to check for understanding. This means check to see if those you are trying to instruct understand the concept you are teaching.

Therefore, I am checking for understanding on this School Safety Commission you are leading. I currently understand that the group will not study guns in schools. You were quoted as saying “you were studying school safety issues, but guns were not part of the study.”

As of May 25, there have been 21 school shootings since January of this year. What are you and your commission studying about schools safety? Food fights in the cafeteria? Water balloons on the playground?

Here’s what I’m thinking. Mrs. DeVos, as always you are way off target on the entire educational process, but you shot yourself in the foot with this one.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – D Day and 101 Feet

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – D Day and 101 Feet

On June 6, 1944, Lt. Colonel James Earl Rudder led a Battalion of Army Rangers up a cliff of 101 feet under heavy German machine gun fire. Their objective was to take Point du Hoc – a large promontory point separating Omaha and Utah Beaches. At the top of the cliff were six captured French 155mm artillery pieces sitting in open pits and manned by German sharpshooters and machine gun operators.

You can read the details of this crazy and almost suicidal scale straight up a cliff.

Rudder and the Rangers captured the artillery which allowed those storming Omaha and Utah Beaches.

How tall is 101 feet? Rudder Tower on the campus of Texas A&M University, named for General Earl Rudder is 101 feet tall.

Monday, June 04, 2018 – August 25, 2018

Monday, June 04, 2018 – August 25, 2018

Those of us who follow college sports and like the teams I like must say – Wait until next year and the all-important, how many days until football season begins?

Tunnel to Kyle Field

Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Saw Varsity’s Horns Off!

Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Saw Varsity’s Horns Off!



Thursday, May 31, 2018 – June is Busting Out All Over

Thursday, May 31, 2018 – June is Busting Out All Over

It is the last day of May and tomorrow June will be busting out all over. You were quite good at guessing the musical with the Lusty Month of May. How good are you at naming the musical that has June is Busting Out All Over? Can you name the musical? Extra credit for the two who starred in it? Except they did not sing this song. Don’t worry – If I loved you I would tell because words don’t come in an easy way. And besides, you’ll never walk alone.

Moving on and completely unrelated. Father’s Day is in June. Here is the perfect gift for the man in your life. A meat-scented candle.

The A.1. Company – like the sauce – has produced three candles with distinct flavors that smell like meat. There is Original Meat. What is that? Mastodon or Yak? I bet it smells like chicken.

Montgomery, Texas

There is Backyard BBQ. The backyard bbqs I recall in Austin had different distinct flavors and smells, but it always seemed as everyone was hungry.

And there is the Burger flavor smell. I am not certain I want my house to smell like a Whataburger.

“Each one smells like coming to a nice, juicy, heart dinner with the sweet and tangy taste of A. 1. sauce.”

You can order yours now for $14.99 from Or I supposed you could drive by Arby’s. Here’s what I’ thinking.

I bet if you took a $3.00 bottle of A.1. Steak Sauce poured it into a bowl and set it in front of a fan your house would smell like a meat-scented candle.

Now to get you away from the thoughts of your house smelling like meat, we return to the beginning. June is busting out all over!

And the answer is: Carousel with Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones. Here is the long version of June is Busting Out All Over with the full dance scenes.