Monthly Archives: May 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Continued Life in the Coronavirus

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Continued Life in the Coronavirus

I suppose if We, the People, are to resume any semblance of life before coronavirus (BC) it necessary to resume as many previous activities possible. Therefore, Here’s What I’m Thinking is back.

So, what are you doing during these times? Since it has been a while since I posted anything, I will begin with what I have been doing.

Since March 13 I have been staying at home with errands only for food. I am so excited my first hair cut in two months is Friday.

During this time, I have watched an enormous amount of television. Since I am now into repeat episodes, I have solved the crimes on the ID Channel twice now. If you are not familiar with the ID Channel it is Investigative Discovery or true crime. Here are some observations and here’s what I’m thinking.

  1. Actual time. The episodes are an hour in length. During these sixty minutes, there are about 20 minutes of commercials; 10 minutes of repeated generic scenery around the area; 20 minutes of repeated interviews with family, friends, loved ones and police. This leaves about 10 minutes of actual story.
  2. Wal-Mart. If you are going to off some one, do not go to Wal-Mart to buy your killing supplies. Those cameras show the shovel, the gloves, bleach, the gasoline cans, tarp, ropes and everything else as clear as if you were standing there and making the purchase yourself.
  3. Credit card. Don’t use somebody else’s credit card. The cameras will tell that 87-year-old Harriet Hosebeast is not a 40 year old male with a beard wearing biker gear.
  4. Traffic flow. Many of these crimes take place in major urban cities. Like Houston for example. The other night there was an episode and the police were investigating an area around the Galleria area. One could see Loop 610 in the background. The time was 3:00 AM. There was no traffic on the Loop. Trust me I have driven Loop 610 at all hours, yes, even at 3:00 AM. There is never a time when there is no traffic on any freeway in Houston, Texas,
  5. Recreation of events. At the beginning of each episode, there is a disclaimer stating something like “some events are recreated to tell the story in detail.” Recently an episode was about the murder of the Baylor basketball player several years ago. There were generic scenes of Waco and generic scenes around the Baylor campus. However, there were two scenes that came under my intense scrutiny and suspicion.
    1. One – a scene allegedly in a Baylor gym practice facility, had young men playing one on one and shooting hoops. Do you really believe that Baylor University, the largest Baptist University in the world, has a practice facility with exposed rafters above? No. I have toured basketball facilities at Baylor to know they do not have something that tacky. Say – Church basement.
    2. Two – the Baylor head coach office. The Baylor incident was indeed tragic and sadly the head coach was involved. The scene was recreated when interviews went to the coach’s office. I have tour athletic facilities on several campuses. Coaches’ offices are suites. Never have I seen a Head Coach’s office designated by a baby doo doo brown wooden door, with a tacky metal name plate that read “Head Coach.”

That is it for the moment. Tomorrow maybe I will do book reports on the 14 books I have read since January.

Saturday, May 2, 2020 – Dos de Mayo

Saturday, May 2, 2020 – Coronavirus Music – Dos de Mayo

This is one of those songs that floods your memory banks as soon as you hear the opening chords.

Grab a beverage of choice and relax for 3:10. Enjoy!

Friday, May 1, 2020 – Life in the Times of Coronavirus – Or Uno de Mayo

Friday, May 1, 2020 – Life in the Times of Coronavirus – Or Uno de Mayo

It’s May! It’s May! The Lusty Month of May! That song is from Camelot for all you non artsy, fartsy folks.

The state of Texas is open for business today as per Governor Greg Abbott.  Restaurants, malls and movie theatres are allowed to open.

Now I am not talking about the health issues, political issues or timing of the re-opening of Texas. That is your thing Governor.  I am talking WHICH BUSINESSES are opening in the first phase.  This is a bipartisan issue effecting at least 50 of the population of Texas.

Hair and nail salons and gyms are not in the initial opening phase. If you are going to Re-open Texas, these places need to open sooner than later.

Listen, Governor Abbott. We women have been sitting at home watching our nails and hair grow for weeks. Many of my friends have not seen the original color of their hair since Jimmy Carter was president. Some of us have not had locks that long since Nixon was in office. Women with big hair in Lubbock will be able to go as Cousin Itt from The Addams Family for Halloween. Men are beginning to resemble Darryl – formerly known as Big Foot. And I do not EVEN want to think about waxing of body parts.

Women are taping their bangs with tape attempting to trim the bangs over their forehead evenly. Women are giving their husbands, sons, uncles, boyfriends, children a DIY Trim. One of my friends said, “To Hell with it and shaved her husband’s head.”

Homemade hair cuts are creating a significant new fashion look, but hair is not as critical as NAILS! Husbands, wives and significant others everywhere are having to cut each other’s toenails.

None of these toenail cutting imagination scenarios are pretty in the cob-webbed corners of our minds.  Speaking of not pretty, none of us have been to the gym since Texas Independence Day in March. It does not matter how many walks around the neighborhood you take, it ain’t the gym! My baggy pants are now my fat pants. And I am talking about SWEAT PANTS!

So, Governor, this is bassackwards. The wrong businesses are opening first. You think we women are going out in public to a restaurant, mall or movie theatre? So, open the beauty and nail salons and gyms back up, please. I guarantee it will make Texas a more beautiful place.