Tuesday, August 12, 2014
This morning I ordered Dr. R. Bowen Loftin’s book – The 100 Year Decision. It will be one of 1000 with a signed card enclosed. Of course I have to pay shipping and handling when I could just pick it up just down Highway 6 on Highway 60 (AKA University) at Aggieland Outfitters. Of course, I could ask my dear friend in Navasota, TPM, to ask Bowen to sign it for me. Bet you did not know that Dr. Loftin, former President of Texas A&M University was from Navasota, Texas, did you? Put that in your Factoid of the Day. His family actually lived next door to the P’s. Captain Hairspray was her brother’s roommate when Fish at Texas A&M, but she usually doesn’t tell people that factoid. But back to Dr. Loftin’s book – A statement from his co-author:
“To begin with, most college football fans probably have no clue that [Loftin] may be the reason why the landscape of the game, in terms of conferences and affiliations, shook out the way it did. Thankfully, he doesn’t hold back with his firsthand account of how University of Texas officials not only took both he and A&M for granted, but essentially tried to strong-arm its rival into something that wasn’t in the school’s best interest.”
As I was saying, I wish I could pick it up at Aggieland Outfitters when it released on September 20. Speaking of Aggieland Outfitters, Thursday, August 14 the SEC Network goes live and there is a tailgate party at Aggieland Outfitters. The first 300 people get a Limited Edition Koozie. And then, most important of all – FREE BEER to fill the koozie! What time can I expect your arrivals? The party is from 4 – 6. Wonder what time I must get in line. I love the fact the SEC Network kick off has free beer or even paid for beer. I also ordered my season women’s Aggie basketball tickets today. So fall and winter are shaping up quite nicely.
Rest in Peace, Robin Williams. The demons took another great one.