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Thursday, May 16, 2019 – All Good Things Must Come to and End

Thursday, May 16, 2019 – All Good Things Must Come to an End

“…Math, science, history unraveling the mystery; it all started with a big bang.”

Tonight we bid a fond farewell to Dr. Cooper, Dr. Hofstader, Dr. Koothrapoli and MR. Wolowitz and all of the other fabulous cast members as The Big Bang Theory has its series finale. It is my favorite program. I hope it ends with a big bang. Thank goodness for syndication.

One of my many favorite episodes is The Shiny Trinket Maneuver. “Ohhh! It’s tiara! Put it on me! Put it on me!”

I am so Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler.

Do you have a favorite episode? If so, sing Soft Kitty.


Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – Vexillology – Flag Day

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – Vexillology – Flag Day

Good morning Boys and Girls. Our vocabulary word for today is “vexillology.” It is a noun that means – the study of flags.

Today is Flag Day. Your homework assignment is to study this one. I like it.

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Atrium at the George H. W. Bush Library – College Station, Texas. Photo by me.

The AP version of this assignment is to locate all of the episodes of The Big Bang Theory where Sheldon (and Amy) record his internet hit series Fun With Flags and post them to my timeline.

Meanwhile I am going to study the tiny little flags that sit on poles that rest in 4.25 inch diameter holes on some pretty green grass. There are eighteen of them.

Thursday – February 25, 2016 – The Big Bang Theory Day in Pasadena

Thursday – February 25, 2016 – The Big Bang Theory Day in The City of Pasadena, California

Dr. Cooper, Dr. Hofstadter, Dr. Koothrappali, Dr. Rostenkowski, Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, and MR. WOLOWITZ!

Penny, I shall try to write this so the common folk, like from Nebraska can understand.

CONGRATULATIONS! First Pasadena and one day The Smithsonian. Penny, it’s a big library where they keep important parts of our history and culture…

Dr. Duffey



Whereas Warner Bros. Television’s The Big Bang Theory premiered on the CBS Television Network on September 24, 2007, and during its subsequent 200 episodes has featured its main characters living in Pasadena, working as Caltech scientists and even popularizing the “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock” game; and

Whereas the series, now airing in its ninth season, is currently the number one comedy on television, thereby drawing national, international (and even perhaps intergalactic) attention to the City of Pasadena; and

Whereas the talented cast, producers and crew of The Big Bang Theory – including co-creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, showrunner Steven Molaro, and series stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch – have portrayed the City of Pasadena as not only a city of advanced education and pop culture sophistication but also home to the occasional unexpected “Bazinga!” to countless viewers worldwide;

Now, Therefore I, Terry Tornek, Mayor of Pasadena, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby congratulate and commend the cast, producers and crew of The Big Bang Theory, and proclaim February 25, 2016, in the City of Pasadena as The Big Bang Theory Day.

The Big Bang Theory airs its 200th episode on Thursday, February 25 (8/7c on CBS). In the episode “The Celebration Experimentation,” the gang finally celebrates Sheldon’s birthday with a few special guests, including Christine Baranski, Sara Gilbert, Wil Wheaton and Batman’s Adam West.


Currently in its ninth season, The Big Bang Theory is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/659075-the-big-bang-theory-day#rQsd6mpj0cFApsfx.99

Monday, May 18, 2015 – Graduation, Family & Bikers

Monday, May 18, 2015 – Graduation, Family & Bikers

“What a wild, wacky weekend in Waco,” she said with alliteration. I stole today’s title from Great Niece Courtney’s tweet.  She is one of my new followers on Twitter. She joins several new FFs. (Facebook Friends). Fortunately and thankfully my trip to Waco only involved the first two descriptors.  What a tragedy. I bet the Waconians (?) thought Stephen King’s The Stand was taking place.

But for my new social media friends – Welcome to Here’s What I’m Thinking.  Here are my rules. They are always subject to change.

I write a post everyday Monday through Friday and maybe Saturday and/or Sunday if something happens to interest me. I try to post around late morning unless I play golf. If the rains ever cease and I can play golf again, postings will appear in the afternoons. Note: “around late morning” is from the bureaucratic time zone – the one used by state and federal agencies.

I write mostly about college football (and a few other sports), the Texas educational institution, politics and anything else my great mind thinks about.  Just because it appears to be sports oriented does not always mean it is about sporting event, itself. I say this for the Sports Challenged who do not follow sports.  I may critique and rank the college football uniforms for that Saturday. For example from last fall “Is it just me or do the Texas Tech football helmets look like the Dairy Queen logo?”

Topics range from snarky to moving.  Remember my sister reads this daily.  So try to refrain from using the F word too often. My family only tends to use it around her when there is a bear chasing one of us in Alaska.

To get people to read what I write I created this mission statement – aka my business plan.

If I have known you in the past, know you now or will know you in the future, I WILL write about you.  There is a high statistical probability that what I write about you will be positive.  But are you willing to risk that you fall outside the standard deviation and are written in a negative light and not read Here’s What I’m Thinking?  Those who do not read, will be written about.

The intent is to make at least one person think and/or laugh daily.  I am not responsible if coffee, red wine or any other substance hits your computer screen while laughing or crying.

I try to be bipartisan snarky, but the political writings do lean left and tend to be more blue oriented than red.  And sorry, Greg, Courtney, Principal Judy, et al, they lean far to the Maroon and White rather than the burnt orange.  I anxiously await your snappy comebacks.

Jennifer, check out some previous posts with me and Reveille VIII or the implosion of the West Side.  Yes, me and 7000, at 6:30 AM on a Sunday morning to watch a wall full of memories fall.  Why? Because we are the Aggies. That and money and better ESPN angles for football games. It is amazing what a Heisman Trophy will bring, isn’t it Baylor? And we get to play on real TV. (Paraphrase to Chancellor John Sharp), but I understand The University is booked until 2027.

Remember, you do not have to like anything I am thinking.  The goal of a writer is to evoke emotions. (A big shout out to Mrs. Traugh and Mrs. Burnside for teaching me that in high school and I did not split my infinitive either.)

Comments are most welcome even if you have a different point of view or perspective.  It is a diverse world.  Remember the site is called Here’s What I’m Thinking, not Here’s What I Believe.  Often the postings are parodies or satires.  It is written on multiple levels with multiple items embedded.

You can access the site by going to Drdrd85.me and one does not have to go through social media (i.e. Facebook or Twitter).

Originally, the site was modeled after the vanity cards, at the end of Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady productions.  Many are aware my favorite TV show that is not on ESPN is The Big Bang Theory. The vanity cards are the paragraphical writings on the cards that flash at the end of the program.  Mine were supposed to be “bathroom” in length, meaning one should be able to read what I writing during an ordinary visit to the bathroom or about 500 words. But sometimes I become verbose. But hey, I have a PhD. That is how we talk – long and boring – just like I did now.

Anyway, hopefully there is a little something for everyone.   Thanks for reading.




Thursday, February 26, 2015 – Mrs. Wolowitz

Thursday, February 26, 2015 – Mrs. Wolowitz

Trivia Question – What was the name of the doorman on the 1970’s TV show Rhoda?

But before we begin – I forgot to make this clear. There are no prizes for knowing the answer to whatever day I deem as trivia day.  But thank you for playing.

Veteran character actress Carol Ann Susi, best known for her role as the bellowing, never-seen Mrs. Wolowitz on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, died after a brief battle with cancer at age 62 last November 11.

How The Big Bang Theory deals with the death of one of its major characters is dealt with in recent episode. But this is about the voice.  As Mr. Bowrag says, one can hear that screeching voice in almost any event that allows shouting and sometimes in nightmares.

And I am pretty sure the woman who has tickets behind “mine” at the Baylor Women’s basketball games channels in Mrs. Wolowitz for the entire forty minutes of a game.  No one involved in the game from either side is safe from her constant screech.  She yells at the referees, the coaches and the players.  Her voice is somewhere between fingernails on the chalkboard and a clowder* of cats fighting over a bird. This woman even yelled when Texas star player Nneka Enemkpali went down with an ACL tear.  Please note the entire Ferrell center stood and clapped as the player was carried off the court.  Well everybody except one.

Mrs. Wolowitz will be missed on The Big Bang Theory. But her voice lives on somewhere at the next sporting event you attend.  Rest assured the voice will be sitting near you.

And the answer is:  In the TV series Rhoda, every time the buzzer rang, an unseen drunken voice said “Hello, this Carlton, your doorman.” Carlton was the, if not one of the, first unseen characters. Remember, no prizes for knowing the answer.

  • If you watch The Big Bang Theory, the episode where Sheldon obtains all of the cats, you would know a group of cats is called a clowder. Other terms for a group of cats are a clutter or glaring and also a “big, stinky house.”.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday.  You know what that means? March Madness is just around the corner. No, no, no.  It has nothing to do with basketball. Nor does it signify that the priests and nun stayed up all night smoking cigars and playing cards as my cousins always said. It is the beginning of the Lenten Season which ends with Easter.  So if your faith is based in a kneeler religion, you are probably celebrating Ash Wednesday in some way.

Last year Ash Wednesday was in March.  One year ago on Ash Wednesday, my commitment for Lent was that I would write something every day and I am proud of myself for doing so.  If you are so inclined, (aka bored, with nothing to do) you can enter a term in the search engine on the right of the blog and go back and relive the thrilling days of last year.

Here is Last Year’s Day One Post

Lent 2014 Day One Today is March 5, 2014, Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent in the Western Christian calendar, directly following Shrove Tuesday. Occurring 46 days before Easter, it is a moveable feast that can fall as early as February 4 and as late as March 10. According to the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus Christ spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he endured temptation by Satan. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of this 40-day liturgical period of prayer and fasting or abstinence. Of the 46 days until Easter, six are Sundays. As the Christian designation of Sabbath, Sundays are not included in the fasting period and are instead “feast” days during Lent. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes (formally called The Imposition of Ashes) on the foreheads of adherents as a celebration and reminder of human mortality, and as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. The ashes used are typically gathered from the burning of the palms from the previous year’s Palm Sunday. That is the Wikipedia version. But I figured if Jesus could spend 40 days in the wilderness, no GPS, no cable TV, no Net flicks, no McDonald’s, and then I could write a page every day. I mean He was out there getting tempted by Satan. So here it goes. Contrary to what my cousins used to say, the ashes are not derived from the priests and nuns smoking cigars. Each day until Easter, I will sit and write something that fills one horizontal 8×10 sheet. If you watch The Big Bang Theory, you see that the creator of the series, Chuck Lorre, ends each program with a single par graphical page. That is where I got the idea. So meatless today – Ash Wednesday and all Fridays, writing one page per day. I pretty much have the abstinence part covered.

Today is also a day of remembrance.

Randall Edwin (Honeyboy) Duffey

B: August 17, 1907

D:  February 18, 2000

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