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Monday, October 7, 2019 –

My Monday after Saturday college football awards are canceled today.

Due to the eye doctor appointment this morning, I must wait until the irises of my eye returns and the pupils are not as large as dimes. It also means there is way too much light hitting the cones and rods and I must either wear shades or take a nap. Well, that is an easy choice.

It was a crappy football weekend anyway.

Cat Eyes

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wherever you were on this day in 2001 you will never forget it.

Saturday, September 07, 2019 – A Tribute to a Stranger

Saturday, September 07, 2019 – A Tribute to a Stranger

I have just returned from a visitation for a total stranger’s Homegoing Celebration.

Mr. Albert (Al) Lee Sims was born on October 16, 1941 was a graduate of E. A. Kemp High School in Bryan, Texas. After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force and served two terms in Vietnam.

Upon his return he became a successful lawyer working for the Internal Revenue Service in Seattle. But then…

The traumas and demons associated with PTSD took over his life. He spent his remaining years sleeping on the streets of Bryan by choice. He became phobic about indoors and felt safer on the streets. He became a fixture in downtown Bryan, sweeping the sidewalks, talking to people on First Fridays and just being a nice person.

All donated by Hillier’s Funeral Home.

And so today organizations such as The First Methodist Church of Bryan, Hillier’s Funeral Home, the City of Bryan, the Patriot Riders, the Commandant of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, an Honor Guard of Aggie Cadets and others; plus residents of the Brazos Valley honor Mr. Al Sims today with his Homegoing Celebration.

Patriot Guard to escort funeral possession to Bryan Cemetery

Now THAT is a slide show!

Rest in Peace, Al.

Pray for our veterans and their families.

Monday, August 26, 2019 – My Monday After Saturday/Sunday Athletic Contests Awards!

Monday, August 26 – My Monday After Saturday/Sunday Athletic Contests Awards!

First to Sunday – to the Louisiana Southwest Little League team for winning the Little League World Series. Congratulations to them! Congratulations to the state of Louisiana! Great young players on both teams.

And now back Saturday and college football – Florida vs. Miami Saturday Night

My number one award is the “I Really Don’t Care Award” awarded to both Florida and Miami. See, even though I was not raised in Louisiana, I was taught early on to never pull for team from Florida. And now that Florida is in the SEC, I never pull for Florida even more so. Besides, I cannot be bothered with them this season. That means the Aggies do not play the Gators this season.

Our first Poopy Underwear Award of the year (for scaring their fan base due to a close game) goes to the Florida Gators.

The Recorded the Wrong Channel Award goes to me. I accidently recorded the ESPN with the five screens. If you have not seen this, the five screens stay on your TV for the entire game.

I do not need this much data flowing through my brain. I just want to watch the damn football game. I do not want to watch a camera on both coaches; interviews with former players of both teams, a box with statistics in it and the ESPN logo; the actual game and in the largest box of all – four white dudes in casual slacks and no ties discussing the game as it is being played. Did I mention I don’t care?

Here’s what I’m thinking. I would like to give five screens at my house a try. Not watching other games with five data flowing screens on my TV screen but simulating the four dudes. I would have dudes and dudessess come to watch and comment on an Aggie football game as it is being played in real-time.

Who would I have? I would invite Ms. Navasota, my friend Randy from Katy, RL, and me. Maybe we, I could have a 5th chair. You know – like on ESPN Game Day.? Let me know if you are interested in having a chair in my living room this fall.

I’ll need some technical help to record us and to put our five live boxes on air. We will be seated in my living room watching an Aggie football game. Bras are optional, but T-shirts are required; gentlemen must wear pants and a top; shoes are optional and sandals with socks are optional.

We will sit behind a table with adult beverages of choice  (Screen 1) and keep statistics in the statistics box of the number of drinks we consume (Screen 2) and the number of times we curse at the TV (Screen 3). Screen 4, of course will be the game. That leaves room for a fifth screen. Maybe a slideshow of our pets and actually show the bands marching at halftime.

I believe this idea has great broadcast potential. Let me know if you are interested in becoming a guest commentator, drinker and cusser for Saturday college football games.

It is going to be a great year. Let’s get these tailgates started staring this Thursday.

BTHO TEXAS STATE!

Friday, August 16, 2019 – What Do You See?

Friday, August 16, 2019 – What Do You See?

Last night, I took a picture of the end of my street. Look closely.

What do you see in the picture? What do you specifically see in the cloud formations?

 

Happy Caturday, July 27, 2019

Happy Caturday, July 27, 2019

From The Divine Miss Peach. Sweetest cat in the whole wide world or at least the sweetest one that lives in my house.

 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – It’s National Tequila Day

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – It’s National Tequila Day!

Sing and dance along. Let’s all get those leg kicks synchronized!

https://youtu.be/Uyl7GP_VMJY

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

We all know that colon cancer is very serious. My grandfather died from it and several of my friends succumbed to it. Colonoscopies and other mechanisms do prevent and provide early detection. Please be sure to schedule yours. Or you can get one of those other mechanisms or kits and provide some home tests.

But here’s what I’m thinking. Am I the only one concerned that we are mailing our crap through the U.S. Postal Service? Just saying.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – Good Bye Theta Burger

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – Good Bye Theta Burger

I took pictures the last time I was there knowing Hut’s Hamburgers would soon be a memory.

I shall miss my favorite – the theta burger and the biggest and best onion rings ever!

Thursday, May 30, 2019 – Houston Museum of Fine Arts

Thursday, May 30, 2019 – Houston Museum of Fine Arts

Yesterday I spend a lovely day with friends at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts viewing the Vincent Van Gogh exhibit.

Photographs cannot do justice to the beautiful work and there were so many beautiful pieces, one could not capture them all.

Of course, had I been the model the paintings would have looked like this.