Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Political Ad Backfire

I got this in the mail today.

At this point, I'm thinking that Larry Gonzales is sounding pretty good.  The last page (not pictured) shows this is an ad for his opponent, Diana Maldanado (Texas State Representative).  Probably not the effect Maldanado was gunning for.  Hopefully others in my district will feel the same way.

Bad Dawgs

A couple good nuggets from The Reflector today:
11 p.m. A visitor reported his sister had his keys to his vehicle.
Okay, that's good...I guess.
2:54 a.m.A student reported he had an argument with his girlfriend at an unknown location.
And?  At least tell me the location?  Did you dot her eyes?

Monday, October 25, 2010

3rd Annual Backtoms Football Tailgate Plans

I'm pleasantly surprised to be heading into the weekend nationally ranked and on a nice winning streak (no whammies).  Here is what I know:

  • James/Shey, Nunnrey/Kaci, JT/Lisa and John all get to Jackson on Thursday.  Be on the lookout for our Pimp Mobile aka mini-van all weekend.
  • The above will be staying the night in Philly to make a little scratch to pay for the weekend.
  • Deebo plus (grown-up) girlfriend are arriving in Starkville Friday evening.
  • All of the above are staying at the luxurious America's Best Value Inn and Suites.
  • Clay/Shay are driving up on Saturday.
  • Current plans are to tailgate somewhere on the East side of Dorman (obviously subject to change due to availability).
Never heard back from some of you, but tickets are still available if anyone would like to join us.  And of course the more the merrier at the tailgate so join us for the day or at least swing by if you are around.

Friday, October 22, 2010

LaRue Range Day 2010

We (along with thousands of others) went out to LaRue's Range Day last weekend.  We spent a lot of time standing in lines, but it was cool nonetheless.  Can't beat free BBQ and shooting.  James and I had the opportunity to take some 1000 yard shots with well-equipped OBRs.  A thousand yards is a long distance--agree, or disagree?

Anyway, we didn't get to try out all of the stuff they had (e.g., suppressed, full-auto), but hopefully they'll do it again next year.  Off to Glocktoberfest this morning.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Agree or Disagree?

We had an interesting cab ride in Houston last weekend on our way to the game. The minivan cab that was in our hotel parking lot wasn't interested in cabbing us. The next driver was happy to take us. I sat shotgun with James, Shey, Nunnrey, and JoJo backing me up.

Since we had a few minutes I decided to make some small talk with the driver. The weekend is a blur, but I think I asked him how long he's been in Houston. The next thing I know, he's informing us that we'll never ride with a driver with more credentials than him. While he couldn't fully answer a couple of my questions (the answers were "long stories")--the condensed version was interesting enough.

He spoke about being amongst the best at what you do, and then told us that there are four professional sports of consequence. "Agree or disagree?" I agreed. It turns out that he played in the NBA. He rattled off some of his achievements, and they did sound impressive. He said we'd find out about him when we Googled him. I should say at this point that "agree or disagree" was put to me multiple times throughout the conversation. James and Nunnrey were enjoying that (enough so that Nunnrey texted me during the drive with "agree or disagree").

I glanced at his credentials on the dash, and Googled on our walk to the stadium. Turns out that our driver was John Drew.

So, I agree. We'll never ride with a driver that's done more.