Monday, February 05, 2018 – The Eagles Have Landed and The X-Files Return

Monday, February 05, 2018 – The Eagles Have Landed and The X-Files Return

The Super Bowl was won by the Philadelphia Eagles. Congratulations to them. I had to go with the Eagles. Foles is from Texas – his high school is the training camp for college and NFL quarterbacks – Westlake High School, Austin, Texas. I still think the Westlake mascot should be a spoiled brat!

Besides, The New England Patriots have enough Super Bowl Rings; they can make cabinets with the rings as pulls.

I did not watch the game in its entirety. So I missed the commercial using Dr. King’s voice and quotations to sell a truck. During Black History Month! I am awarding five footballs of bad even without seeing it.

I did Google the Eli Manning/Odell Beckam Dirty Dancing commercial. I do not even know what they were selling, but I so liked the commercial. I’d go to the prom with Eli or Odell. The boys can dance. Five footballs. Every woman loves a man who can dance –even like they do. I wonder who decided who would lead and who would follow? Maybe on a “straight tequila night” I will tell you why I hate that song and the movie, but not now.

Hey KB, maybe we could add this dance into our (MY) workout. Perhaps something at the end? You can decide the lift part.

https://youtu.be/KUoD-gPDahw

I would check back to the SB, but I watched recorded episodes of the X-Files – the new version. My favorite episode so far is the combo The Twilight Zone and X-Files – Episode two or three. My favorite line from the episode is the ending when the aliens return from outer space to tell us Earthlings “We found out who your leader is and we are no longer interested in your planet. We will be exploring other parts of the galaxy for intelligent life.” I am not making that up.

In the same episode was a campaign poster for Richard Nixon – It read “No one can lick our Dick.” Draw your own conclusions. Never mind, don’t draw anything.

The Cigarette Smoking Man, obviously alive and well, and still smoking, tells me that there is a cure for cancer and the government has it. That means Rod Serling must be alive and well somewhere. What if he is Cigarette Smoking Man?

As from the previous versions of the X-Files, I have questions. Why do Muldar and Scully always whisper to one another? I have to turn up the volume so much my next door neighbor can follow the dialog without turning on her TV set.

Am I the only one who laughs at the incredibly dark humor portrayed?

Why do parts of the X-Files actually seem logical?

Friday, February 02, 2018 – Ground Hog Day

Friday, February 02, 2018 – Ground Hog Day

Friday, February 02, 2018 – Ground Hog Day

Friday, February 02, 2018 – Ground Hog Day

Ok – you either get it or you don’t.

You know that February is the shortest month of the year. It has 40,320 minutes. How do you plan to use them so that each one counts?

I understand the weather rodent did see his shadow. Poor animal. I think PETA should get involved. People in weird clothes drag a furry critter from its warm habitat in the early morning hours into the cold daylight. It was probably having a good ground hog dream. It has not had any coffee. They do not even give it sun shades. Then they expect a prediction of weather?

This weekend is Super Bowl Weekend. I understand the Eagles are playing. Personally, I would have gone with The Rolling Stones. Jagger and Keith Richards are older than the Super Bowl itself, but can still rock. Of course Keith Richards may have been dead for a couple of decades and he is just hologram.

This Tom Brady guy? Which one of the Brady Bunch was he? I do not remember a Tom. Maybe he was a cousin or something in an episode I missed. Was it the one when Marsha gets hit in the face with the football?

I think The Eagles and Jimmy Buffet would make a great Super Bowl theme for this this Super Bowl. The temperature daytime temperature in Minneapolis for Sunday is a high of seven (7) degrees falling to one (1) degree Sunday night. Yes, the game is indoors, but as JB sings “I gotta go where there ain’t any snow! I GOTTA GO WHERE IT’S WARM!”

You realize you wasted almost a minute and a half reading this. Welcome to The Hotel California.

Texas A&M Women Basketball – BTHO Auburn

Tuesday, January 29, 2018 – Job Search Revisited

Tuesday, January 29, 2018 – Job Search Revisited

I am thinking that instead of me working I could pimp out my cat, Peach. Here are some ideas:

Driving Miss Daisy type people. Peach seems to want to drive on the English side.

Personal Trainer – this is usually how I feel.

Dental Hygienist – Here she is with my brand new, just back from the dentist toothbrush

Stationary Art Form – available for parties.

Let me know if you have other ideas.

Monday, January 29, 2018 – The Moon

Monday, January 29, 2018 – The Moon

It is a lunar filled week. Full moon. Blue Moon. Blood Moon.

I see the moon. The moon sees me. God bless the moon and God bless me.

The intersection of two planes.

 

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/super-blue-blood-moon-know-rare-celestial-event-195203830–abc-news-topstories.html

 

Friday, January 26, 2018 – From the Ferrell Center on the Baylor Campus

Friday, January 26, 2018 – From the Ferrell Center on the Baylor Campus

If you liked yesterday photographs, I hope you enjoy these. Two great teams.

Baylor won. Not a good night for the Longhorns. We shall see what happens in Austin.

University of Texas Coach, Karen Aston and Point Guard Brook McCarty – photo by me. 2018

Calling the game – Rebecca Lobo and Kara Lawson – photo by me 2018

Sports Siren – Holly Rowe – photo by me 2018

Sorry I left you out Adam. Adam Amin – Lobo, Lawson and Amin – three of the best announcers in womens’ basketball.

Baylor Women’s Basketball Coach – Kim Mulkey – photo by me – 2018

January 25 – 2018 – The Battle of The Big 12 in Women’s Basketball is Tonight

January 25 – 2018 – The Battle of The Big 12 in Women’s Basketball is Tonight

A very short entry today. I am off to the exciting town of Waco. It is the first of what could be three meetings in Big 12 Womens’ Basketball.

Tonight the #3 ranked Baylor Bears host (and I use the host loosely) THE University of Texas Lady Longhorns ranked # 6.

I hope these officials do not show up.

Assistant UT Coach, Tina Thompson “discussing” a play with the official.

His response. “You talking to me?”

Given that the shirt I am to wear is green, I suppose I will be cheering for Baylor. If I do not, I may not have a ride home.

 

 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – A Family Chicken Worthy of an Obituary

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – A Family Chicken Worthy of an Obituary

This is for those of you who ask me on occasion: Do I miss the weirdness of Austin? Nope, got enough weirdness right here in the Brazos Valley.

This is also for my friends, Howard Wayne and Dana – award winning chicken people.

This is from today’s Bryan Eagle. Rest in peace Big Mama.

http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/a-family-chicken-worthy-of-an-obituary/article_eb1a3f10-0066-11e8-bd16-e31b0a257ef4.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

As soon as the obituary is at The Dixie Chicken I shall invite you down and we’ll toast to Big Mama.

Photo by me 2014

Besides:

Door decoration at Sweet Potato Queen Parade Jackson Mississippi

Eagle article by DARREN BENSON darren.benson@theeagle.com

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 – More Texas Stuff. Well, It Is a Big State!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 – More Texas Stuff. Well, It Is a Big State!

Howdy ya’ll. I don’t know why I am still in this here rodeo cowgirl mood. I reckon it is because it will soon be time for the Houston Rodeo. Note to self: Do not put away rain gear and warm coats. Trail rides will start soon.

Who is old enough to remember?

  1. When The Houston Rodeo was called The Houston Fat Stock Show and Rodeo?
  2. If your band marched in the Houston parade? (And froze our tubas off one year).
  3. When the rodeo was held in the Sam Houston Coliseum?
  4. When rodeo moved to The Astrodome?

Original photo by Conroe Courier.

If you can remember any of those you are old as dirt.

Speaking of old as dirt, let’s sit around the cyber camp fire and think on these tunes about Texas that were listed on HWIT last Friday and talked about one Monday.

After conducting extensive research by asking people at the gym, at the restaurant and at the basketball game the last night, here is a summary of that research.

1. If there is not a song by Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys you cannot have a list of songs about Texas.

I agree. I am now taking nominations for your favorite Bob Wills song to be added. Please leave your response in the box below. I am going with San Antonio Rose.

2. When I Die by Tanya Tucker is winning the number three spot hands down.

3. Regarding Galveston by Glen Campbell.

Old as Dirt Demographic – Move Galveston down the list to number six.

Millennial Demographic – Remove from list.

That was better than who is Glen Campbell.

4. The number two spot remains with Gene Autry and Smiley Burnett with Deep in the Heart of Texas.

Still number one on the list and in our hearts is

Amarillo by Morning by George Strait.

 

In response to an out of state question – “What Happened to The Yellow Rose of Texas?” Technically, the song does not meet the criteria since it is about a person and not the state.

In addition, here is some revisionist history regarding the origin of the song. I wonder if the DRT knows about this? I feel confident the state textbook decision makers don’t.

I’ll be waiting to hear what your songs by Bob Wills or any other great artist who sings about Texas.

https://www.womenintexashistory.org/audio/west/

http://www.blackpast.org/perspectives/yellow-rose-texas-ironic-origins-state-song

Monday, January 22, 2017 – Handy Guide to Friday’s HWIT regarding a Top 10 List of Songs about Texas

Monday, January 22, 2017 – Handy Guide to Friday’s HWIT regarding a Top 10 List of Songs about Texas

Friday’s post was from a website listing the top 10 songs about Texas. May I suggest you get your device, get a Shiner beer, sit on the porch and listen to all of the songs and watch all of the videos? There is great footage of our great state.

But if you do not have time, let me help. Here is a list of Top 10 songs about Texas from last Friday’s HWIT and of course what I am thinking about each one and three videos that are a must see.

  • Coming in at number 10, from 1975, with Asleep at the Wheel, is The Charlie Daniel’s Band singing Texas. Good song
  • At nine – Girls from Texas with Pat Green and Lyle Lovett. Good song, but there are better songs about how good looking we Texas women are. I suggest replace with Bob Wills San Antonio Rose.
  • Eight – Waltz Across Texas – Earnest Tubb. You ain’t lived until a cowboy waltzes you across a dance floor in a Texas honkytonk – even if the song is playing on the juke box. (Millennials, Google “juke box.”)

    I have no idea where this place is, nor how good the barbeque sandwiches are or how cold the beer. However, I shall ask some of my friends if they are familiar. LOL.

  • Seven My Texas by Josh Abbott Band. I’m old and was not familiar with this song. But it became an instant favorite with opening lines about climbing Enchanted Rock, drinking a Shiner in Luckenbach and being in love along The River Walk. If you have not done the things listed in the song, then like Josh Abbott sings, then you ain’t met my Texas yet.

Just to name a few mentions from the song I have done – Cooper’s in Llano; kolaches in West, seen a Hill Country, Abeline and El Paso sunset; had my hair blown by the wind in Lubbock and been to the Houston Rodeo.

I have not hiked Big Bend, but it might be this year! Maybe stop in Marfa and see the lights, which I have done.

Six When I Die I may Not Go to Texas – Tanya Tucker. No explanation needed. I think this song needs to move higher on the list.

Five – God Bless Texas – Little Texas. Great song. That is how Texas was populated as “God sent Angels from The Promise Land.

Four – Luckenbach, Texas – Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Again, no explanation needed.

Three – Galveston – Glenn Campbell. Another, no explanation needed. You either get it or you don’.

Two – Deep in the Heart of Texas – Gene Autry and Smiley Burnett. The video is a Saturday morning TV show from childhood or the afternoon matinee at the movies if you are really old. When is the last time you heard ALL of the words to this great song? This will make your hands clap.

https://youtu.be/IQIagUuGn5Q

And the number one song about Texas is Amarillo by Morning – George Strait.

 https://youtu.be/wtVeDaZxAXo

There is something about those opening fiddle strains that causes all of the feelings described in the song to rush forward and surface as memories, good ones and those you thought you were forgotten.

From those of us who have watched this video, we believe it to be Strait’s first performance at the 1984 Houston Rodeo. I think I was there. Eddie Rabbit was supposed to perform, but became ill. Allegedly some high level rodeo official said “hey this guy named George Strait is playing in Beaumont; see if he can take Rabbit’s spot.” And as they say “the rest is history.”

But wait! There’s more! Strait was doing the college tour. For a “congratulations you defended your dissertation present,” I saw George Strait at Sam Houston State University the week before. Also, Melba, don’t watch. It was the bull ride that jogged my memory before George Strait. FYI – the rider was ok.

Until later, Happy trails to you.

Friday, January 19, 2018 – Friday Night – Boots, Beer and Texas

Hey Ya’ll! It’s Friday! I fixin to write this here, blog. Have I mentioned I am a native born Texan?

When I die, I may not go to Heaven, I don’t know if they let cowboys in; if they don’t, just let me go to Texas; cause Texas is as close as I’ve been. FYI – You are a true Texan if you know who sang this song first. The hit though is song # 6 on the list below.

Here is a link to 10 of the best songs about Texas. Get your beer, sing along, scoot your boots and get your Yee Haw on. Cause the stars at night are big and bright … Song # 2 on the list.

http://tasteofcountry.com/songs-about-texas/