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Monday, January 13, 2020 – TODAY! The Division I NCAA College Football Championship

Monday, January 13, 2020 – TODAY! The Division I NCAA College Football Championship

TO:  The LSU Tigers

FROM: The Institutions of Higher Education created by The Morrill Act (Land grants Universities),

The schools of the Southeastern Conference,

The people of Louisiana, and

Those who have roots there even though they do not live there

DATE: January 13, 2020

SUBJECT:  Beat the Hell Out of Clemson

GEAUX TIGERS! Bring that trophy to Louisiana!

We are all wearing purple and gold today.

Besides, nobody looks good in orange. It does not match any other colors and does not rhyme with any other words.

Look, even my cat. Obviously, she is a descendant from the line of one of the LSU’s Mike the Tiger.

Peach on LSU shirt

This message is only good until November 28, 2020!

Friday, January 10, 2020 – Until November 28, 2020 Continued

Friday, January 10, 2020 – Until November 28, 2020 Continued

Many of you know that Donnie Daye was my first cousin. His mother and my mother were sisters.

Donnie played on the 1958 LSU Championship Team. He was a blocking back for Heisman Winner, Billy Cannon. Allegedly Donnie threw the block in the Halloween game that sprang Billy Cannon down the sideline to score against Ole Miss.

I only have a few LSU sports related memorabilia, but I do have this shirt, some pictures Donnie’s wife Penny sent and a pic or two of me and Billy Cannon. My conversation with Billy Cannon is a great memory.

Billy Cannon 8.10.2014 2014-08-10 005 (600x800)

 

Billy Cannon 8.10.2014 2014-08-10 004 - Copy (600x800)

Me: Mr. Cannon? Will you sign my shirt?

BC: Oh, my goodness. Where did you get this?

Me: In Godsheaux’s in …

BC: In Plaquemine, Louisiana?

Me: Yes. Donnie Daye is my first cousin. I was visiting our aunt who lives there a couple of years ago and bought this commorative shirt.

He moved the shirt to side, and we talked for about five minutes before he signed my shirt.

Billy Cannon 8.10.2014 2014-08-10 003 - Copy (800x585)

 

I was able to get both Donnie and Billy to sign it.shirt 2.1

shirt 3.1

Check it out – Favorite Aggie Cuz!

Donnie and Penny

Donnie and Penny Daye

Tribute to Donnie on field (800x800)

Donnie passed away in December 2017. This is LSU’s tribute to Donnie the following football season.

Donnie, Penny and Billy have since gone to the Big Game. But I am thinking they are saying with me…

BEAT THE HELL OUTTA CLEMSON! AGAIN!

Sugar Bowl

 

Thursday, January 9, 2020 – Just Until November 28, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020 – Just Until November 28, 2020

Dear Friends and Especially my Family from Louisiana and to Donnie and Penny Daye and Billy Cannon in Heaven,

I have always believed that had my parents not moved to Texas I would have an LSU degree on the wall. Instead, there is a sheepskin on the wall from Texas A&M University.

Therefore, LSU fans, in anticipation of your upcoming game on January 13, 2020, celebrating the birthdays of myself and the lovely and talented CSE, who is actually from Louisiana, and the National Football Championship Game, I have written a song in anticipation victory.

 

Come on Joe, we gotta go me oh my oh

We gotta go pole the pirougue down the bayou

The S-E-C it just means more me oh my oh

Son of gun let’s have big fun on the bayou

Well jambalaya and a crawfish pie; make Clemson gumbo

Cause that night you gonna get football’s ma cher amino

We’ll pick guitars, fill fruit jars until Novembro,

Until then you gonna bring it on the bayou.

 

 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 – Good Afternoon. This is Station S-N-E-Z bringing today’s playlist called Songs of Cedar Fever.  

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 – Good Afternoon. This is Station S-N-E-Z bringing today’s playlist called Songs of Cedar Fever.

Send your suggestions in to the station. First up – a little Steppenwolf

You get your nose a running!

Tear out all the Kleenex!

Looking for an answer!

In whatever pill you take!

Born to Sneeze Wild!

Here is one based on Peggy Lee’s hit song –

CEDARRRR! Cedar in the morning; Cedar all through the night,

You give me fever! CEDAR!

Here’s an oldie from the juke box.

Oh, the wayward dust blows up my nose. A restless dust that yearns to wander.

And it makes my eyes go all a watering; and then stuff comes out my nose, all because of the wayward dust.

A little Annie Lennox

Here comes the dust again; going up my nose in a big commotion;

From Freddie and Queen

We are the histimines, my friends; And we’ll keep on fighting till the end;

From The Eagles

You can’t hide your waterin’ eyes; and your smile is a thin disguise

I thought by now you’d realize

There ain’t no way to hide your waterin’ eyes.

From Patsy and Willie

Sneezing! For thinking that I could control you.

I’m sneezing and crying and farting and blowing,

And I’m sneezing for all this spring.

Achoo! Sneeze Out!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 – The Church of the Audio Visuals

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 – The Church of the Audio Visuals

Just read an article saying video screens in churches should be scrapped and congregations should return to using hymnals. I so agree. Here’s what I’m thinking.

I went to midnight mass on Christmas Eve with the Catholic members of my family. Of course, midnight mass was at 4:00 in the afternoon, but I suppose it was midnight somewhere. Besides, I don’t think Jesus wore a wrist watch.

Even though I attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church when I lived there, I had never been to the new church. Upon entering the sanctuary, and after doing the required genuflecting and kneeling, I look up and see Jesus on the Cross pointing to a video screen on either side.  A little too modern for the traditionalist like me, but I adjusted.

Since we arrived at 3:15 in order to obtain a seat, there was much time to look at this beautiful and modern church. Right in the middle of the sanctuary was a sky light with natural sunlight shining on something I could not make out from my vantage point. Just then I was informed that what I was looking at was the baptismal. Wait a minute! A free-standing baptismal right in the middle of the church? Even the Baptists put theirs behind the pulpit. When did the Catholics become full immersion (aka Dippers) versus not full immersion (aka Sprinklers)? And you get dipped three times? Ok – I’m ok with that, sort of. Not the way I did it, but whatever.

But then a slide show began on the video screens. There was information about upcoming events at the church, some community opportunities and then… with a bright yellow background with red lettering (good instructional design for getting attention) the following slides appeared on the two screens:

The water in the baptismal is not potable.

Please do not drink the baptismal water!

Then the instructions were in Spanish.

I have questions.

  • Is the entire baptismal filled with holy water? I have seen hot tubs smaller than this and was just wondering.
  • Is the water not potable because the baptismal is under the skylight making it prone to green stuff growing?
  • How does one get in it? I mean the sides were about four feet high. More importantly, how does one get out? Perhaps, there are steps beyond my vision point.
  • If one is old enough to read the slide about not drinking the water, isn’t he or she old enough to understand not to drink from the baptismal?
  • Shouldn’t not drinking from the baptismal be covered in catechism? Part of the church visitation and tour during mine covered many do’s and don’ts concerning the holy water. These including, but not limited to, if a burn appears on your forehead when making the sign of the cross, please exit at the nearest exit immediately.
  • Do those of Protestant denominations who believe in full immersion have such a sign in their sanctuaries?

About that time the service began, and everything flashed upon the video screens – the songs, the readings, the responses, and even the transubstantiation part.  Nope! Bring in the camel and the straw.

Here’s what I’m thinking. The role of the hymnal is to sing praises when looking ahead. The role of the hymnal when reading the scriptures and saying the prayers is to bow your head.  Bring the hymnal back!

Monday, January 6, 2020 Back By Popular Demand – Here’s What I’m Thinking

Monday, January 6, 2020 – Back by Popular Demand – Here’s What I’m Thinking

I am not real sure how popular or how much demand there was, but I’m starting off again. Here’s what I’m thinking. I was unaware that posting to this site served as a barometer of my health and well-being. So, I shall try to update you.

I am blessed with great health. In fact, I donated a pint of blood last Friday and got this hoodie. HoodieI am hoping for matching pants at the next donation.

I go to the gym twice per week.  There my trainer, Jose, kills me by having me do three repetitions of 20 sit ups, 20 should tap push-ups, and 20 renegade rows with a 25-pound weight while he just stands around and looks good. I am entering a contest at the gym. The competition is significantly less when you check the Age Box for 70. I start next week. I’ll keep you posted.

I am not and have not been incarcerated in the city, county, state, or federal jail system. However, I do have a jury summons for next month.

I am not in a rehab or mental health facility, but probably should be at certain times.

I had wonderful holiday season. Santa hit the jack pot with my favorite restaurant, Abuelos, and Barnes & Noble gift cards and the always wonderful cash on the barrel head.

For New Year’s Eve I went to bed at 10:10 and the new decade came anyway. Not that I really wanted to keep much from 2019.

I bought myself this jigsaw puzzle last weekend. I did not want a 1000-piece puzzle but being such a book nerd, I was unable to resist.Puzzle box

Each Monday I shall post a photo of the week’s progress. I actually had more pieces put together, but I also have a cat. I had to almost start over.

puzzle Monday 1.6.20

Today’s goals are taking down the Christmas tree, take a nap, and then go to the Aggie women’s basketball game. We are playing the Hotty Totty Ladies from Ole Miss.

So that’s it for the first Monday of the new decade and you are all caught up.

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!