Monthly Archives: April 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – Dirty Bird or Foul Fowl

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – Dirty Bird or Foul Fowl

I have a murmuration of starlings. Google murmuration. Google starling.

Ok, there are only a couple of these nasty birds, but they are building their nasty nest above my front door. This means baby starlings are not far behind. This creates a poop deluge for those coming to the front door. I am not certain if my homeowners insurance covers “poop accidents” if someone slips and falls due to droppings.

While Peach, the cat, finds them fascinating to watch, I will not feel bad when I go wash away their nest this afternoon. Then maybe I’ll watch Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. I still wonder how they got the house so clean after hundreds of birds were in the living room. This scene is before Tippy goes to the attic. Actually, those birds did not poop either. That green suit she had on is spotless when Rod Taylor rescues her.

There are only two birds outside my front door. They have only been there two days, but there is already poop. Therefore, I must go wash away the birds’ nest.

I’ll listen to these truly inspirational bird words from The Trashmen from 1963 while washing the front door. Bird, bird, bird is the word…

 

More History From George Bush Library

 

Monday, April 23, 2018 – More History From George Bush Library

There was a steady stream of people at the George Bush Library and Museum this morning. We were paying final respects to First Lady, Barbara Bush. Walk with me in pictures.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 – Saying Good Bye with Pearls and Grace

Sunday, April 22, 2018 – Saying Good Bye with Pearls and Grace

Yesterday, April 21, Aggie Muster became an even more special and solemn occasion. Hundreds of us lined Texas Avenue and George Bush Drive in College Station to watch the motorcade go to the Bush Library and to say our final goodbye to former First Lady, Barbara Bush.

On Thursday, I took this photo of the George Bush Library with the flags at half-staff.

Local media informed those who wanted to watch the motorcade to be parked and in place by 2:00 pm. Since we always want to be on the front row of history, Ms. Navasota and I arrived at 12:30. But we met the coolest ladies and had the greatest conversations. Note the following photograph:

Two minutes later an AP photographer took their photo and it has gone international. So, HWIT, if that photographer wins a Pulitzer for that photograph, J and I will say “we took it first!”

Social media allowed us to track the motorcade from the moment it left St. Martin’s Church in Houston to the arrival in College Station. Here are some photographs of history. Because I know many of you are familiar with the Texas A&M campus, you will recognize where these photos are taken.

I chose the corner of Olsen and George Bush Drive. This is just across the railroad tracks at Wellborn and George Bush Drive. Blue Bell Park is directly behind me.

This is looking left toward Wellborn Road.  Texas Ave. is about 1.5 miles. Imagine the number of people,

The one below is looking right toward the Bush Library In the distance you can see the police vehicle. Public was not allowed past that point.

 

Motorcade about to cross RR tracks.

First vehicle behind the hearse and the only beige one in the motorcade. I suspect the former presidents were here.  Second group of vehicles were family and friends.

And then they were gone..

But then there was Aggie Muster. Next year, 2019, will be the official Aggie Muster for the Bush Family. However, last evening the first name called was “Barbara Pierce Bush” and the attendees in Reed Arena and your Aggie Family answered “Here.”

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – The Outlook – Bots and Nots

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – The Outlook – Bots and Nots

Outlook – bad. This is for all of the fake followers who have outlook.com as an address.

If you are actually a real person and not a bot,

Then leave me a message to say you are not.

Outlook – good.

Yes, I fixed the step ladder so my fur baby, Peach, could look out the front door.

        If you love fur babies, then you are my friend,

        But even if you don’t, this is still The End.

 

Monday, April 2, 2018 – While Her Loyal Sons are Shooting Onward with a THREE!

Monday, April 2, 2018 – While Her Loyal Sons are Shooting Onward with a THREE!

Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame,
Wake up the echoes cheering her name,
Send a volley cheer on high,
Shake down the thunder from the sky.
What though the odds be great or small
Old Notre Dame will win over all,
While her loyal sons are marching
Onward to victory.

If you missed the final seconds of the women’s Division I National basketball championship yesterday, it is worth a google to see the last seconds, even if you do not like basketball. ND is going to need a mural with Three point Jesus to compliment Touchdown Jesus.

At least it wasn’t UConn. Congratulations to Muffett McGraw and Notre Dame and congratulations of Vic Sheafer and the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Congratulations to all of the teams for giving fans one of the most exciting women’s brackets of basketball in years. It was literally a record setting (and breath taking) Final Four preceded by games played by outstanding young women displaying superb athletic skills.

Tonight the men’s Division I National Championship in basketball will be decided between Michigan and Villanova to close out the 2018 basketball season.

Here’s what I’m thinking. Watch out for the Catholics again. And how many days until football season begins?