Archive for July, 2006

This is a black, black day in my life

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Leigh Ann just emailed me with the news.
As of 9:00 THIS MORNING, they are CLOSED. C-L-O-S-E-D. No last chance for pizza. No last goodbye. No last pitcher of beer. NOTHING.
This is just too awful to describe. Terry’s has Legend status in my family. It was not only the first [...]

Happy Birthday Dad!

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

I love you, Dad, and hope you have a great birthday!

Isotherm

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

A Texas jury finally gets it right… but my blog gets it wrong

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Some how this article got posted twice. Not sure how that happened, but I was riffing off the post in an awful hurry, and maybe I hit a button twice.

A Texas jury finally gets it right

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Andrea Yates has been found not guilty by reason of insanity of murder in the drowning deaths of her five children. If there has ever been someone who is NUTS it is Andrea Yates. This woman needs to be in a hospital, not in prison. Frankly, I don’t care if they have to keep her [...]

Everything the rain touches

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Looks like another very rainy day. It rained almost all day yesterday, only letting up in the late afternoon. I drove through that rain yesterday morning on my way down to Angleton to protest (successfully) my annual property appraisal. Today the rain started early. It was already raining lightly when I left for work at [...]

Everything the light touches

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Last week we took the girls to see the Lion King musical that’s playing for a few weeks at the Hobby Center here in Houston. We bought the tickets nearly a year ago, and I had forgotten about the date, despite Wendy’s attempts to warn me it was coming up soon.
The show was simply spectacular. [...]

But the MEN had more FUN!

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Three men were hiking through a forest when they came upon a large, raging violent river.
Needing to get to the other side, the first man prayed, “God give me the strength to cross the river.”
Poof! God gave him big arms and strong legs and he was able to swim across in about two hours, having [...]

Five seconds later, he punched the reporter in the nose

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

STOP THE MADNESS!

Monday, July 17th, 2006

This is not what I meant. A new keyboard is like $5 at CompUSA! (Well, OK, so I went a little overboard with the “hung over” remark, but I was fishing for a laugh.) Still: a missing key is no excuse. Besides you could copy a ‘c’ from somewhere else and paste it in wherever [...]

Quote of the month

Monday, July 17th, 2006

Cory Doctorow:
English is a brawling, promiscuous drunkard of a language made up of mispronounced and stolen words from other languages, and that’s what makes it such a glory to speak.

Discovery is on her way home

Monday, July 17th, 2006

They started the de-orbit engine burn about a minute ago, with two minutes remaining. What lies ahead is one of the most hazardous parts of the journey, but the inspections say Discovery is on good shape, so I’m sure she’ll bring her crew safely to Florida.
Update: A perfect do-orbit burn has completed. There is no [...]