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Friday, March 24, 2017 –Snarky Friday. Just Because You Can Does Not Always Mean You Should. Rick Perry, the Aggies and Glow Stick Gate?

Friday, March 24, 2017 –Snarky Friday. Just Because You Can Does Not Always Mean You Should. Rick Perry, The Aggies and Glow Stick Gate

The perception is the reality.” That statement is one of many drilled into the minds of public servants. How does the public perceive your actions as a public employee? This concept is known as “perception reality.” YOUR perception is related to preconceived feelings and experiences that often create your current reality.

I am not sure I would have stepped into this bovine by product currently stinking on the Texas A&M campus.

Backstory – U. S Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, publically questioned the recent election process for Student Body President on the Texas A&M campus. RP, if I understand correctly, is questioning whether due process was followed.

The apparent winner was disqualified because of apparently not reporting a campaign expense for glow sticks. Granted, I have no idea the dollar amount for glow sticks in question. $1.00? $500? He was disqualified and the election went to the second place finisher.

There are so many issues at play. I can feel the fan blades starting the rotations as the bovine fecal by products hit it. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Federal intervention – RP is now a federal appointee to a Cabinet Post. As Governor of Texas his comments and intervention might have been appropriate. But as a federal employee it can be perceived as federal government intervention into a public institution of higher education. – Alma mater or not.
  • Freedom of speech – yes, RP can certainly voice his opinion, but his opinion is interpreted differently by many people. With his current political appointment RP now speaks for an organization.
  • Diversity – the newly elected Student Body President is openly gay.
  • Old Ags – RP is considered an “Old Ag.” This is not a derogatory term. It simply refers to older Former Students who are more resistant to changes in the university. Who remembers the lawsuits to even allow women to attend Texas A&M? Or the lawsuits to allow women into the Corps of Cadets? Or the lawsuits to allow women into the band? Sorry RP, the lawsuits for female Yell Leaders are waiting in the wings of diversity. If a woman can lead the entire, largest ever Corps of Cadets in Texas A&M history, then one can damn sure the lead the yells.

    First woman to lead the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets; Alyssa Michalke. 2015. Photo by me.

  • Money – always follow the money trail. The disqualified Aggie’s parents are major financial supporters of RP, (the $ix figure kind of annual donation$, my excellent sources tell me.). All campaign donations are public records.

In closing, more wisdom from the public servant hand book:

  • The perception is the reality.
  • You do not have to defend the results; you have to defend the process.
  • Just because you can do something, does not always mean you should.

January 1, 2017 – HAPPY NEW YEAR! The First Day of the New Year.

January 1, 2017 – HAPPY NEW YEAR! The First Day of the New Year.

“Staring down a greasy taco plate; bowl of menudo on the side… We were drinking and swinging from the chandeliers…” Ah once upon a time, but no more, but thank you Roger Creager for the memories.

Before I get to my 2017 Predictions, I wanted to share a few really cool gifts I received for Christmas. This first one came totally unexpected. I like those so much – especially when the gift is spot on!



While the giver knows my love for cameras, what the giver does not know is that this scency is a replica of the first camera I ever learned to use at Magnolia High School in 1966-67. Imagine this happening today. The Conroe Courier gave every yearbook editor in Montgomery County one of these very expensive cameras to use for the year provided we attended a Saturday morning class on how to use it.


Yes, photography peeps, they trusted a group of teenagers with state of the art, news reporter quality, Leica lens cameras. We were to use the camera to take photographs of school events – aka football games! Such good memories and I am going to be hitting my house with the smell good in 2017.

I liked this too. Angry Mama to clean your microwave.

mad-mama-576x1024As dirty as my microwave is she will probably explode the first time she tries to clean mine. I wonder if she comes in an Angry Mama to clean your house.

Here is a favorite. I got this combination science and magic kit. It seems that the elixir on the left has magic potions of St Belvedere. When poured properly into the magic beaker on the right, the perfect tini temperature is achieved. vodka-576x1024

I cannot wait to try it. It was gift from Pootie and Russians to commemorate taking Poland in 1945.

And now my 2017 New Year’s Day Predictions – just for the first month or so.

Donald Trump will be sworn in via Twitter.

All of the Kardashians and their exes will perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration. I don’t know what they are going to do. What they always do, I suppose, nothing, but dress up and post their photos in Instagram.

Kate McKinnon and Alex Baldwin will not perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, but will continue to make us laugh on SNL. So love you, Kate!

Rick Perry will lead the dancing at the Inaugural Ball for President Donald and First Lady Melanoma.

Donald Trump and Vlad Putin (aka Pootie) will dance via distance learning a Bromance line dance like Cossacks that creates a viral meme at 3:00 am in the morning. Warning: Putin will be shirtless.

Dancing with the Stars will once again bring us in high definition broken down, old stars, and never heard of before people trying to learn to dance while wearing sequins and feathers.

On January 9, 2017, from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida for the National College Athletic Association Division FBS 2017 National Championship, invented by Larry Culpepper, we have the Crimson Tide from Alabama versus the Tigers of Clemson from South Carolina. Sidebar: Thank goodness the announcers are the always professional team of Chris Fowler, Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi and my boyfriend want to be, Kirk Herbstreit. Can’t wait for ESPN Game Day this fall. Please come back to Aggieland. And my prediction: ROLLLLLLLL TIDE! Like I even know anybody who even claims they went to Clemson and I don’t like orange in any shade.

Dak, Eskielle and The Boys will win Super Bowl LI (what number is this in Roman?) in Houston in NRG Stadium – home of the Houston Texans. Houston and Texan fans will hate Dallas and The Cowboys even more. Hey! For you non-native born Texans – It’s about oil ya’ll. Football is just a hobby to show off.

Time to go have science experiment, practice Russian and eat black eyed peas and cornbread. Happy New Year’s Day!

Friday, September 23, 2016 – The Snark Attacks! The Side Step. Vote RP DWTS

Friday, September 23, 2016 – The Snark Attacks! The Side Step. Vote RP DWTS

Assessment Question: Who wrote The Side Step?

Vote Early and Vote Often to keep former Governor of Texas Rick Perry on Dancing with the Stars. In spite of the fact that the little person has outscored him twice, let’s continue our support for our beloved. It sounds funnier if one says he got out scored by a midget, but that is politically incorrect.

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My retirement letter from the state of Texas.

I do not know what he is running for, but he is certainly campaigning for something. Fellow Texans,

I am proudly standing here to humbly see. I assure you, and I mean it- Now, who says I don’t speak out as plain as day? And, fellow Texans, I’m for progress and the flag- long may it fly. I’m a poor boy, come to greatness. So, it follows that I cannot tell a lie. Ooh I love to dance a little sidestep, now they see me now they don’t- I’ve come and gone and, ooh I love to sweep around the wide step, Cut a little swathe and lead the people on.

Even though Tom DeLay danced to it, we all want to see RP dance to it again. Am I right? Maybe the song writer herself would perform. I would be happy if you danced to this tune. You could dedicate it to Dolph.

It’s just a little bitty pissant country place Ain’t nothing much to see No drinking allowed, we get a nice quiet crowd, plain as it can be It’s just a piddly squatting old time country place Ain’t nothing to hide at all Just lots of good will and maybe one small thrill But there’s nothing dirty going on…

Whatever you do, RP, please do not dance to The Aggie Song. I do not think I can handle seeing you shirtless, in boots, tight jeans, a cowboy hat and a smile. Oh that is right. You refuse to wear a hat.

BTHO Arkansas!


BTHO Arkansas!

The fabulously talented Dolly Parton wrote the lyrics The Side Step.

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Dolly Parton – Ann Richards Inauguration – Erwin Center Austin, Texas. Photo by me


Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – Possible Side Effects and The Nine Dwarfs.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – Possible Side Effects and The Nine Dwarfs.

After laughing so hard last night watching Dancing with the Stars (DWTS), brain woke up in overload. Come on Ex Gov Perry, rumors have it that you could dance much better at The Hall of Shame in College Station.

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Who knows where this is?

I am finally going to vote for you so I can keep watching. Who knew the protesters storming the stage would be after Lochte instead of you? Was it the Rio police or the other UT swimmers?

But back to the nine dwarfs. First of all I believe the PC term is Little People. Second, why is the plural not spelled dwarves? And third, there were originally nine dwarfs, but Grouchy and Touchy were riffed by a governor’s line item veto.


After watching selected segments of DWTS for the third time, I finally quit laughing and decided to take my allergy meds and go to bed. For something to read to become drowsy I read the possible side effects of the medication I had just ingested. When did Grouchy and Touchy become medical terms as a possible side effect?

Here’s what I’m thinking. If Grouchy and Touchy are listed as side effects, then Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, and Dopey should be listed also. In addition, Doc is either a veterinarian, a dentist or should have his medical license revoked. He is certainly not an allergy specialist. Otherwise he could have medicated the others.

Happy Tuesday.


Wednesday, August 31, 2016 – Dancing With the Stars or Shoot Me Now!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 – Dancing With the Stars or Shoot Me Now!

Grab your hot glue and glitter handguns. It is almost time to watch the Has Beens try to dance. Here is this season’s line up for Dancing With the Stars (DWTS).

Maureen McCormack – There’s a story; bout a man named Brady… Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

Ryan Lochte – you said you were going to hang up your Speedo. Didn’t Speedo hang up on you along with your other sponsors? May I suggest you dance to The Eagles’ Lying Eyes?

Laurie Hernandez – Go Laurie! The Mirror Ball will look nice next to your gold medals.

Amber Rose – Have no idea who you are, but I do like your name.

Tara Joley – Have no idea who you are either.

Marilu Henner – She has one of those perfect memories where she forgets nothing.

Rick Perry – The longest reigning governor of Texas will be doing the Texas two-step since he can only remember two things. Oops. Can you possibly embarrass the state and Texas A&M anymore? I would like to forget everything about you. Seeing you in glitter doing the desperation samba makes my stomach hurt.

Jake T. Austin – ?

Calvin Johnson – Football player. A wide receiver for Detroit Lions known as Megatron – ? Who in Texas watches Detroit? Only when they play the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Note to the producers of DWTS: Tony Romo should be available next season.

Kenny Baby Face Edmonds – ?

Vanilla Ice – Really? Was MC Hammer not available?

James Hinchcliff – Race car driver

Jana Kramer – a country western singer I never heard of.

What else can I watch on TV that promises to be as exciting and entertaining as DWTS? How about CSPAN?

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From DKR Memorial Stadium – Austin, Texas. Photo by me.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – Hello Grace

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – Hello Grace?

Grace. It was amazing. I was blind, but now I see. I am thankful.

Vision is still cloudy, but there is vision. Yesterday was cloudy only and that was my eye and the weather.

Here are some pics I thought you might enjoy. If you zoom in to the lens, you can see the reflection of me taking the picture. Pretty cool.

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I hope that marking is Latin or vocational school language for THIS ONE! I also hope it comes off my forehead.

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Is it Miss Rev? Or Georgie?

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“I AM THE CAT!” I am not interested in having my picture made.” Slinky Cat (2.23.16)

No. The drugs obviously did not destroy the thinking part. Yes, I know they were all eye drops, but they are going into to your eye which is close to your brain.

Oh, Grace, the drugs packaging said side effect could include vivid dreams. The first night I dreamed Donald Trump was running for President of the United States. Last night I dreamed the former Governor of Texas, Rick Perry’s criminal case was dismissed.

What? No! It’s FOR REAL!

I must let you go and see if Mary has seen it.

Hail, Mary, Have you talked to Grace?

Friday, June 5, 2015 – Some Odds and Ends to End the Week. – TCU15, Rick Perry and STAAR Tests

Friday, June 5, 2015 – Some Odds and Ends to End the Week. – TCU15, Rick Perry and STAAR Tests

I like college baseball. Mostly because it means college football is just around the corner. But the NCAA baseball playoffs are at the Super Regional level. The winners of the Super Regional games go the College World Series. And TCU15 is the funniest thing I have heard all week. Gig ‘Em Aggies!

TCU top athletic brass tried to prevent the Aggies from purchasing General Admission tickets to the A&M/TCU Super Regional baseball game this weekend by establishing a promo code – TCU15. The promo code was emailed to loyal Horned Frogs. But then the promo code, TCU15, was tweeted to the world and Texas Aggies purchased all of the general admission tickets using the promo code. Tickets sold out before Thursday’s public release.

Granted, as you Frogs are saying – “from many of those seats you cannot see the batter.” Probably so, but that batter is going to see a sea of maroon clad screaming Aggies from the batter’s box. I am so ROFL. Wait until they sing War Hymn at the 7th inning stretch.

I told you Captain Hairspray would not wear a hat tossing his into the ever-growing presidential ring. Well-known among Austin media and photo shoots. No hat. I am not sure about that glistening sweat. It did not work well for Mr. Nixon. You and the TCU athletic brass need to retake that communications/media course.

Oh Ship! I see where in Houston ISD, thousands of STAAR retest answer sheets were reported missing by a shipping company. Perhaps they were shipped with the anthrax. Would love to be a fly on the wall when HISD administrators have to inform parents their child may have to go summer school as a result.

Have a wonderful weekend and BTHO TCU!

Wednesday – June 3, 2015 – The Confederacy of Dunces Continue to Increase

Wednesday – June 3, 2015 – The Confederacy of Dunces Continue to Increase

  1. “When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.” – Jonathan Swift – Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting.
  2. Just when you think it is safe to turn on your device to see the news, another presidential hopeful throws their hat into the ring.
  3. Pretty safe bet that Captain Hairspray will not be wearing a hat tomorrow. Pretty safe bet too that he is not the genius appearing. But he does join the dunces in a confederacy.

Nailed it! Remembered and named all three points!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bongo Bongo Bongo I don’t want to leave the Congo. Nor do I want to go to the Congo. I always thought a job that had built in job security would be a map maker for the African continent. Seems there are two states in Africa with Congo in their names. One is the Democratic Republic of the Congo and one is the Peoples Republic of the Congo. Start the confusion bus now. The two countries are also next to one another to add to the confusion. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the official name of Zaire – Ground Zero for the ebola outbreak. This is the old Belgium Congo and began with the explorations of Henry Stanley in 1877 and then he looked for Dr. Livingston. Remember, “Dr. Livingston, I presume?”  The Peoples Republic of the Congo was a French colony and achieved independence in 1960.  The rest of the history of the two countries is coups, revolutions and over throws of the governments.

On to other items. I see where Captain Hairspray must show up for his court appearance. How fitting the court date is October 31 on Halloween. I wonder what he will wear as his costume.  He could wear sweats, and flip flops, muss his hair and carry a bottle of vodka and go as the Travis County District Attorney.   Or he could put a potato on his penis and go as a dictator.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday, Labor Day, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day

My friend, Cecil, has been on a three week cruise. I thought I would update him on anything important that took place while he was gone. The categories are in order of importance.

NCAA Football – Division I – Week I

College football season kicked off last weekend. My Monday morning awards for my teams or teams that influence my teams are:
Oklahoma State – The Cowboys win the “Way to scare the Indians” Award. It was fun to see the No. 1 team running for their lives.
Baylor – The Bears looked good and win the “Beautiful, new stadium” Award. Long night for SMU. Hope Petty is OK.
Auburn, Georgia, Alabama and LSU – You share the “Poo Poo Undies” Award for scaring your fans and not winning until the second half or the fourth quarter.
Texas – Glad you got a Strong win. Of course, it was North Texas who should be playing SMU. I predict Ash will be hurt before Big 12 play begins.
Texas A&M – the strongest looking team in college football. And that is not a subjective opinion. Check ESPN. Why is SMU even on the Aggie schedule?

The World
These ISIS terrorists continue to terrorize the world. These terrorist are so mean, they have been kicked out of Al Qaida.

National/Texas Politics

There is movement for a Cruz/Perry or Perry/Cruz ticket for president. I do not know who is behind such a movement, but I now believe in Zombies, because these people obviously have no brains.

And the Tweet Heard ‘Round the Twitter sphere. Captain Hairspray sent a tweet this morning with the mug shot of the Austin, DA, Rosemary Lindberg, with the caption “Drunkest Democrat in Texas.” He then retracted the tweet and said he did not know how that happened. If you do not know how to tweet, then don’t play on Twitter. The attribute of Twitter is that it is INSTANT. Even if you retract the tweet within seconds, it has already hit the Twitter sphere, or in this case the proverbial fan, and somebody’s phone dinged or beeped and you were busted. Even if Captain Hairspray did not send the tweet, it still presents a problem. If he did not do it, then somebody near enough to hijack his phone did. I think it might have been better to say, “The Democrats did it and hacked my Twitter account,” rather than “I don’t know what happened,” which is just another way of saying “Oops.” Here’s What I’m Thinking – I think you should just come back to Texas and figure out exactly what the indictments against you are. You are not indicted for bribery. And I am not a lawyer either.