Monthly Archives: October 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016 – The Monday After Saturday College Football Awards – Trick or Treat!

Monday, October 31, 2016 – The Monday After Saturday College Football Awards – Trick or Treat!

College football on Saturday was indeed trick or treat. Some teams got the treat while others got the trick. The college football playoffs begins to heat up. Let’s begin.

With all due respect to Jimmy Fallon and his Friday night Thank You Notes –

The Thank You Note Awards go to:

  • Thank you, Texas, for beating Baylor 34 to 35 to knock the Bears out of The AP Top Ten, the possibility of a Baylor/Texas A&M Bowl game, and playoff possibilities. Hook ‘Em Hippies! To you Baylor, Aggies truly understand your feelings watching the Horn-kicked football split the uprights during the last seconds.
  • Thank you, Auburn, for beating the stuffing out of Ole Miss and giving the Rebels a second SEC West loss and making the Texas A&M/Ole Miss game exciting.
  • Thank you Wyoming, for beating Boise State 30 to 28 ensuring we will not have to look at the seizure blue field of Boise State on TV.
  • Thank you Tortilla Tech for beating TCU 27 to 24 in double OT. Because it is Halloween, Tortilla Tech is awarded The One-Eyed; one-horned flying purple people eater award for sending the Frogs out of contention.Tech (800x600)
  • Thank you Oklahoma State for beating West Virginia 37 to 20 and keeping a shred of dignity and possibility of winning the Small 12 Conference.IMG_2135 (800x600)

Next we have the Slip and Slide Away Awards. This award is presented to teams who had victory escape from them in the closing moments of the game. In addition all of these teams receive a Poopy Undies Award. Moving down field the Slip and Slide Away and Poopy Undies Awards are presented to:

  • Michigan 32 Michigan State 23
  • Louisville 32 Virginia 25
  • Ohio State 24 Northwestern 20
  • Washington 34 Utah 24
  • Wisconsin 23 Nebraska 17
  • Clemson 37 Florida State 34

In the SEC Alabama beat Bye Week University and LSU was victorious over Bye University @ Baton Rouge. Wonder what will happen this Saturday.

The final award today goes to The Best Football Team in the state of Texas – The Fighting Texas Aggies! The Aggies of Texas A&M beat the Aggies of New Mexico State 52 to 10 causing national sports announcers to say things like:

“Texas A&M is a bona fide National Playoff Contender.”


It is Halloween and statements like that scare me to pieces. Happy Halloween.

Gig ‘Em Aggies and BTHO Mississippi State.

Friday, October 28, 2016 – Snarky Friday, Football, Maroon Madness and GO CUBS!


Maroon Madness – Unveiling of the Men’s 2016 SEC Conference Championship Banner.

Friday, October 28, 2016 – Snarky Friday, Football, Maroon Madness and GO CUBS! Click to see more Maroon Madness and comments.

It is another fun filled weekend of sports so let’s get started. The Aggies of Texas A&M are playing the Aggies of New Mexico at 6:30 on ESPNU in The Aggie Cupcake Bowl.

Fifteen minutes prior to Aggie Cupcake kick off on the SEC Network the Auburn Tigers go against the Rebels of Ole Miss. A victory over the Rebels would be most appreciated in Aggieland.

Other cupcake action has Texas Southern playing the #1 CFB Sam Houston Bearkats on ESPN3. This could be the Bearkats year to be #1.

The Game of Interest is THE University of Texas hosting the Baylor Bears on ABC at 2:30. This game is interesting for many reasons and not all of them are good.

And in the evening at 7:00 PM Game Two of the we have the history making World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs on Fox. GO CUBS! I do not believe I have ever seen so much winter gear worn during a baseball game.

Here are some pics from last evening’s Maroon Madness tipping off the start of basketball season. Be sure to read my comments- especially you, RL.


Maroon Madness 2016 Hard to see the men’s team to the right, but they do seem to be in the spotlight.


GB and Lashes. I did not know GB could move that quickly.


White Men Can’t Dance

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis. HUH?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis. HUH?

Good Morning, Class,

Did you know Latin as a language is making a comeback? I cannot wait for Roman Numerals. But seriously, folks.

While the phrase Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis, is Latin, the origin and first usage goes back to The Protestant Reformation. It is generally translated to mean “Times change, and we change with them.” It resonates as soundly today as it did during the upheaval of The Reformation in sixteenth century Europe.

Here’s What I’m Thinking. I have not walked through life in your shoes or combat boots. Nor have you walked through life in my shoes. This makes our viewpoints unique and different. I like that. It is what makes us diverse and keeps democracy alive.

Today’s post is for those of you who post on FB and other social media. You represent both sides of the political landscape. I like reading your viewpoints. Here are somethings I want you to know.

  1. I consider you my friend always.
  2. I respect your beliefs, values, and choices.
  3. I respect your intelligence and your ability to discuss issues intelligently.
  4. I will never resort to questioning or demeaning your character by calling you vicious names and stereotyping you into social labels.
  5. In spite of differences of opinion I believe common ground can be determined with open communication among all people.

The phrase – Times change, and we change with them – or various paraphrases of it -– have been used throughout history. Maybe it is the “WE change with them” that we all having trouble with.

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Flags at entrance to President George H. W. Bush Museum. College Station, Texas. Photo by me.

Please exercise your right to vote. Do not to forget to check the machine to ensure you have entered your choices correctly.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – Eclectic Tuesday and GO VOTE!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – Eclectic Tuesday and GO VOTE!

I had the weirdest dream last night. I dreamed that Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Chicago Cubs were playing the Cleveland Indians in baseball’s World Series, marijuana was becoming legal and a woman was elected president of the United States. It was almost as though the dreams of hippies from the sixties became real.

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Please go exercise your right and privilege and GO VOTE!

RIP Tom Hayden. Go CUBS!

Monday, October 24, 2016 – Two Months Until Christmas Eve, but First – The Monday After Saturday College Football Awards

Monday, October 24, 2016 – Two Months Until Christmas Eve, but First – The Monday After Saturday College Football Awards

The first awards today are The Buzzard Awards. buzzard-rp-800x450  The first Buzzard Award goes to the officiating crew who called the Alabama/ Texas A&M game on both sides of the ball. Let’s review – when a player’s mouth piece is knocked from his mouth and flies over the shoulder of the hitting player him and the hittee’s helmet’s visor cracks, it is called TARGETING!

The second Buzzard Award goes to CBS and Vern Lunquist and Gary Whatever Your Name is for spewing forth words during about the Aggie/Bama game that was supposed to be your game commentary. Gary, no one cares what play you would have called. This is why you are not coaching. This award comes with free engraving SHUT UP!


The Third Buzzard Award goes to the only announcers who were worse than Vern and Gary (and this includes Mack Brown and Brent Mushburger) were the announcers for THE University of Texas and Kansas State game. Which one of you called a player a “specimen?” SPECIMEN? SEDAGIVE? I needed one listening to you two. I am throwing in a Free Mute Button Award for this pair. At least twice guy announcer referred to Texas’ players’ off side penalties as “you must be able to hold your water.” WTH does that mean? Are you a urologist? I will not even go into your diagnosis of LSU’s Leonard Fournette’s ankle injury comparing it yours. (I.e. Sample size of one.)

Moving downfield in the Small 12 Conference – Baylor wins over Bye University again. Don’t you get to play them one more time?

The Hands to my Face Award and the award for Little Shop of Horrors goes to THE University of Texas. Enough torture for the Horns so I am not even going into any details.

The Air Show over Lubbock Award is shared by Oklahoma who scored 66 points to Tortilla Tech’s 59. Why do they even offer scholarships to players to play defense? Why not get an intermural team?

My First Favorite Game of the Week Award goes to the Mustangs of SMU for the crushing victory over the University of Houston 38 to 16. I wonder about the lavender colored ponies on the helmets, but whatever works.

My second Favorite Game of the Week Award goes to Penn State for defeating #2 Ohio State University by a score of 24 to 21. I guess Nittany Lions like nuts.

The We Always Win Half Time Award goes the Fighting Texas Aggie Band.


Photo by Mickey


Photo by Mickey

If these crooked lines are the Alabama Million Dollar Band, they are not getting their money’s worth.

Alabama 33 Texas A&M 14. The Time Ran Out as The Tide Rolled In Award goes to Texas A&M. Great game to both teams. A nine and one schedule with the one loss being the #1 will still look good.

Besides who is left on schedule for the Aggies? Oh crap. Ole Miss and LSU. Way to GEAUX Tigers. See you at Thanksgiving.

October 22, 2016 – BTHO Alabama – Little Aggie Alter

October 22, 2016 – BTHO Alabama – My Little Aggie Alter

To the Saints of College Football – Saint Touchdown and any other saints that can help beat Alabama.

The battery life of my flameless candle is four hours non stop. Please let the Texas Aggies play non stop flawless football for four hours.

Don’t you just love my crafty candle?  I know you all thought it was professionally made, but I did make it myself. You all know how crafty I am.


Gig ‘Em Aggies!

BTHO Alabama!


Friday, October 21, 2016 – The Snark of Friday and the Battle for the SEC

Friday, October 21, 2016 – The Snark of Friday and the Battle for the SEC

Before the Snark arrives, please join me in noting the passing of Houston sports announcer, Bob Allen. I do not know how many of my sorority sisters at Stephen F. Austin had secret crushes on him, but I did. Bob was an outstanding individual who made the lives of others better. My thoughts and prayers go to his family.

And now – Here come the snark! Here come the snark!

You know HWIT is only about teams I like and teams that play teams that I like. Having said that, there are only TWO games to note this Saturday. The rest of the games are just filling and killing time.

At 8:00 PM on ESPN we find # 23 Ole Miss Rebels and # 25 LSU Tigers. Check out one of my most prized possessions. That’s right Louisiana Cousins – signed by Heisman Winner Billy Cannon and my dear cousin Donnie Daye. I especially like the “to my favorite Aggie cuz.”


Anyone who cheers for the Tigers knows the story of the Halloween Game. GEAUX TIGERS! Pretend it is Halloween and take down the Rebels.

But before that game at 2:30 on CBS we have the game of the SEC, year, decade and perhaps the century. The undefeated at six and zero and ranked at number six (WHOOP!) we have the Fighting Texas Aggies in Tuscaloosa. The Ags visit Big Al and the #1 and undefeated at seven and zero Crimson Tide of Alabama. The last time the Aggies visited Bryant-Denny stadium this Heisman Winner was the quarterback. Shaking Hands with Johnny Manziel - Copy (800x600)Helmet without certificate (800x600) This is one not of my most prized possessions – yet. I am still hopeful. However, the victory by Johnny Manziel and the Texas Aggies over Alabama is one of my most prized memories.The quarterback for the Texas Aggies this year is Trevor Knight. His team beat Alabama too. Just saying.

But continuing to note outstanding football players, I do not want to slight Alabama and one of their most outstanding players – Forrest Gump. In fact to paraphrase Mr. Gump one team is going to be wounded “in the butt tocks!”


Gig ‘Em Aggies! BTHO Alabama

Thursday, October 20, 2016Let’s Do the Time Warp Again! And the Presidential Debates!

Thursday, October 20, 2016 – Let’s Do the Time Warp Again! And the Presidential Debates!

Here’s to the memories of Rocky Horror Pictures Show and the people who shared them with me.

Did anyone else notice that updated Rocky Horror Picture Show is televised the night after the presidential debate? Here’s what I’m thinking – seeing Riff Raff and Magenta teaching Brad and Janet the Time Warp makes me think of the election and the candidates.

Tonight’s presentation is an updated version of the classic 1975 cult film. I read where it is “Disneyfied” whatever that means – other than it is on your television and not showing at midnight at The River Oaks Theatre in Houston or the movie theatre off of College Avenue in College Station or the one in Dallas or any of the others.

The more I watch the Time Warp the more it reminds me of the media’s reporting, the candidates, the politicians, the political parties and the entire circus.

I shall indeed be watching to see the updated version. Until then…

It’s just a step to left; And then a step to right.

With your hands on your hips; you bring your knees in tight…


Magenta, the Domestic




Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas! And a Contest Too!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas! And a Contest Too!

Sing along.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

And it’s not even Halloween!

We still have Thanksgiving to go

And we know there won’t be any snow

Because it’s October right now and still 90 degrees!

I went to Lowe’s hardware the other day for something and all types of Christmas decorations are ready to place in a commercial celebration of lights for homes and lawns across neighborhoods everywhere.

Therefore I have decided to conduct contest. You get to vote on which Christmas decoration you think would most irritate my Home Owners Association. Let’s look at our first round of entries. Oh yes, feel free to vote early and often.

Our first entry is the Winter Wonderland of Wire. This lovely entry has The Two Dogs of Christmas wired in their holiday wardrobe guarding The Wild Deer of Wire.wire-yard-things-800x450

Behind the wiener wire dogs stand three large wire figures representing snow people. I noticed the one in the back in darker than the white one in the center. Is this supposed to be an ethnic snowman or just one who happens to live in an area of high pollution? Notice the smaller snow person in front. Is this the snow love child of the other two?

Moving on to the second entry we have the projectors. These are actually pretty cool. One plugs the projector into an electrical outlet and lights and messages are projected on to your house. countdown-800x450In this example a countdown of days is projected. I do not think a countdown of days of any type would go over well in my retirement hood.


fireworks-800x450The red projector in the center is one of my favorites. It projects fireworks and has the accompanying sounds. Who wouldn’t want their neighborhood to sound like gun fire all night?

And nothing says Christmas better in Texas than a blue wire penguin standing next to a four foot tall ice blue Eiffel

Today’s entries to determine which tacky decorations would most likely irritate my HOA are:

  1. Winter wonderland of wire
  2. Countdown projection
  3. Fireworks and gun fire projection
  4. Penguins from Antarctica
  5. Eiffel Tower

Later we will look at large inflatables for lawn display. One again, nothing notes the holiday season better than a giant condom sitting in your front yard.

Happy Halloween. Vote early. Vote often.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 – Golf, Love and LSU

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 – Golf, Love and LSU

Yu So Yung is off to play golf today. Please hope that Yu So Suk does not show up.

Therefore this will be an abbreviated version of Here’s What I’m Thinking. There will be more when I return this afternoon.

My wonderful cousin from my father’s side noted that my family is from Louisiana and I did not mention LSU or Mike yesterday. Dreadful on my part. First, we offer condolences to the LSU nation for the loss of their beautiful mascot to cancer – Mike, the Tiger.

To Florida we send a sincere – you wonder why no one likes you. Not cool to make fun of the passing of any school mascot, you Gator Butt Heads. You think we will be sad when that reptile you have passes? Think again.

Now to love and LSU until I get back and finish this. Thank God I was born in Texas, but had I not been I am confident I would have graduated from LSU. Why? My football heroes went there. The love for football and LSU comes from my Mama’s side.

Ferriday Feline? 180 pounds? Oh Cousin Donnie we miss you.



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More to come.