Saturday, September 30, 2006

Thoughts for the Day

  • Can you cry under water?
  • Why do you have to "put your two cents in". . . but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to?
  • Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?
  • What disease did cured ham actually have?

These thoughts taken from the Western Roto newsletter edited by A.Z. Rowland

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Last Friday I had my bottom widsom teeth removed. The one on the right came out pretty easy except for a piece that broke off and they had to pluck it out separate. The on on the left, however, was a problem. It did not come out easy and the guy had to pull and pull. He also had to push against my head with much force to get some leverage to get it out.

Needless to say that when the numbness wore off, the pain began. I did not expect it to hurt as much as it has. To make matters worse, the pain medication made me sick so I had to stop taking it on Sunday and just attack the pain with ibuprofen. Not very effective. Today is the first day I've actually felt normal with not much pain.

Another bad part of the experience was the face numbing. That was very annoying. I was glad when that wore off even though the pain kicked in.

Good luck to you if you ever have to endure this. I hope your experience is better than mine.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Would you do it?

Saw a great article in the paper this morning. According to the article Six Flags Over Texas will let guests skip to the front of the Titan roller coaster line if they eat a live cockroach as part of their Fright Fest. You would also receive a pass to skip the lines on many other rides.

So my question is: Would you do it?

My answer is, Yes. I would do it, as long as I had some water or Coke to wash it down with!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Bledsoe throws away Cowboys season opener

But hopefully not the whole season. I know it's only 1 loss, but the Cowboys were probably 1 loss vs. 1 more win from making the playoffs last year. When you only play 16 games, every loss counts big time. Especially in the NFC East. Now the 'Boys are already 1 game behind the Eagles for the division title.

Bledsoe played poorly, so I'm sure there will be cries for Tony Romo. I must admit I was thinking it myself after that 2nd interception. But Bledsoe was not the only problem. The O-line was bad, too many penalties wiping out big gains and points, and the defense did not play well.

Now the good thing for me is that I had already penciled this game in as a loss. I knew that the Jaguars have a good defense and that Leftwich is a pretty good QB. And the game was in Jacksonville. So I'm not surprised that the Cowboys lost, just disappointed. Especially since they got up 10-0 and should have been up 17-0. They let a great opportunity to win slip away. I hope that the Cowboys can get better at putting teams away when they have the lead. That's one of the things I miss about Jimmy's Cowboys. When they got the lead then Jimmy would go for the kill shot.

It's still early and I still think this can be a playoff team but they need to bounce back and beat the Redskins. Don't think you want to go into the Bye week 0-2.

Monday, September 11, 2006


I feel like I’m the only blogger in the world not doing a tribute to a 9/11 victim. Does that mean I don’t care? No, it doesn’t. I just feel weird about jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to things like that. As if I’m doing it just because everyone else is or just because I’m supposed to do it.

Kind of like when everyone put American flags on their cars in the days right after 9/11. Again, I didn’t feel like doing it even though everyone else was. In fact, I remember thinking “I wonder what will happen to these flags in a few months or years?” Seems I was right. It’s not like everyone goes around now with a flag on their car all the time.

9/11 was an awful tragedy. A brutal and senseless terrorist attack. I’m just choosing to reflect on it and remember it in my own way.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Personal Best - Average Speed

I rode in the Cowtown Classic yesterday. Although I only did the 42 mile ride, I did set a personal best record for average on-the-bike speed of 16.2 mph which was quite a jump from my normal average of about 15.6 mph. And I did it even though I was feeling a little cruddy. Imagine what I might be able to do when totally healthy. Boggles the mind, doesn't it?

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Happy Anniversary, Baby.

Got you on my mind.

Today is 17 years since Michele made the biggest mistake of her life - marrying a freak like me. She should have married some other freak! :) But I'm glad she didn't. She's mine, all mine, and I'm not giving her back. Thanks, hon, for being the best wife in the whole wide world!

We're still havin' fun, and you're still the one.

Love you.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Other Idols

Ace and Mandisa


Chris and Elliot

Ace (for the ladies)

Elliott and Mandisa

The whole group

Thursday, September 07, 2006

American Idols Concert

Earlier tonight the whole family went to the American Idols concert at Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie. It was a great show, with Taylor Hicks putting on an amazing performance. He is truly a great showman, constanly moving, dancing, jerking, and just having a good time while he sings.