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Monday, June 22, 2015 – The Dreaded Three Putt, Summer Solstice and Stonehenge

Monday, June 22, 2015 – The Dreaded Three Putt, Summer Solstice and Stonehenge

Jordon! Jordon! Jordon! Making the State and The University proud!

And to DJ – one to win; two to tie and three to go home and forget it. Wow, what a finish to the U.S. Open Golf Championship. Down to the last stroke.  Oh well, sometimes life is three putt too.

Remember when we all wanted to play like Tiger? Well, now we do.  Also, if one can BE something or somebody by just saying they are, then in an effort to improve my golf game, I am now Asian. On Wednesdays and Saturdays and any other time I play golf please refer to me as You So Yung!

On a different note – am I the only one creeped out by the Colonel Sanders Kentucky Fried Chicken commercials?  Really, nothing speaks to uniting the country better than a creepy old plantation owner surrounded by an all-white hill-Billy string band threatening to put chicken in the lemonade.

And in the realm of politics – Perhaps, Perry’s malapropisms are an accident and not an incident. Oops – that is one! And to Senator Cruz – who are your speech writers? Do they live in a bubble or under a rock? Don’t they even watch Fox News? Two ill-timed comments in the month of June alone?

Thank goodness, Jordon Speith makes Texas look good because you two seem to be doing your best to turn the state blue again. Thank you.

Somehow, I missed the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice yesterday. Therefore to celebrate in a Texas fashion, here is a Texas Stonehenge.  I bet you did not know there are two Stonehenges in Texas, did you?  This one is in Ingram, in The Hill Country.

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And the second one can be found where? Stop Googling, it’s in Odessa.

The spiritual meaning of the Summer Solstice in Texas means College FOOTBALL is closer to kickoff. Happy Summer.

June 12, 2014

Thursday June 12, 2014

Soft and young and tan and lovely; the Girl from Ipanema goes walking …” Where is Ipanema? I am ready. I have on my Carmen Miranda fruit hat. My carolix is by my side because vuvezulas were banned this year due to overpowering, stadium shaking noise. Also banned this year are hooters and air horns. Hooters are banned?  Must be a cultural thing lost in translation. I have my caipirinha, made with ice, sugar, lime and cachaca. Where am I? I am ready for the FIFA World Cup. In the event you are interested or plan to be on Jeopardy, FIFI stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association. I do not really follow the world’s most wide spread sport of soccer, but the World Cup is different.  It is like the world’s Super Bowl. The pervasiveness of soccer had created the rise and fall of empires and nations.The small round ball that is kicked has been a source of diplomacy and for the lack of diplomacy for centuries. Speaking of other small round spherical objects… Today marks the first day of the U. S. Open. That is golf which is played outdoors and uses a small, dimpled ball and is played by well-dressed people in slacks and collared shirts. Tonight, the San Antonio Spurs go for win number three against the Miami Heat. This is basketball. It is played indoors with a large, brown ball and is played by very large, muscular men who wear underwear like uniforms. The object of all three sports, soccer, golf and basketball is to put the ball, whatever size, into a designated goal, hole or basket. So go Team USA. Kick that Ball!!! Go Spurs! Blow my vuvuzela and do whatever one does with a carolix – which is available, along with a vuvezula, on Amazon, should you want to purchase. Where is Ipanema? It is a beach in Brazil where the national drink, caipirinaha is famous and until mid-July home to the FIFI World Cup.