Monday, November 25, 2013

Scattershooting 11-24-13

by Bill Holmes

Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to the great  

Randolph Scott

Sunday's Summary

My incomplete recap of the week

Just saw on the morning news (11/19) that Michael Olson is the new bishop of the Ft. Worth diocese. I remember going to his ordination at the very cathedral he will now preside over. Congratulations Michael and all the Olson family.

The ordination and installation as bishop will be January 29, 2014.

Laura & George W. Bush were on Leno Tuesday night. Retirement suits them well. Both look great and W was very relaxed and funny.

Big news by the Texas Rangers. They traded Ian Kinsler to Detroit for Prince Fielder. A trade that should help both teams.

Brrrrrrr! Cold front blasting in late tonight (11/21). Better get some extra firewood for the weekend. Oh wait, I don't have a fireplace. Might be a little dangerous to have a fire.

Many of the local reports about the Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler trade refer to Ian as "fan favorite". He seemed like an OK guy. No arrests or suspensions, but no great leadership either. My opinion after watching him for eight years would be a little above average. He often drove me crazy with brain dead or lackadaisical plays both fielding and baserunning. The Rangers have enough middle infield talent to make him expendable. Both Detroit and the Rangers should benefit from this trade.
Ian Kinsler
What BS that the changes to the Senate filibuster rules are called the Nuclear Option. Perhaps a little over dramatic?

What a difference a day makes (24 little hours) - yesterday (11/21) around this time I went for a walk wearing a t-shirt then a couple of hours later a bike ride. Today it is 37° with 30 mph wind gusts and 26° wind chill. Think I might need more than a t-shirt today. Better yet, think I'll do some cooking next to a warm stove.

There's going to be hell to pay for the local TV stations. ABC, CBS & NBC are all preempting soap operas today to cover the Kennedy assassination commemoration in downtown Dallas. (11/22)

Commander Holmes is home for Thanksgiving before returning to the Middle East. A couple of ensigns broke protocol and gave him a hug instead of a crisp salute. No disciplinary action is expected. Welcome home son.

Daddy made it home for R & R. Yay!!!! I had to hold the boys back so they didn't run past the big red circle and get tackled by TSA. Lol
(Unfortunately his bag didn't make it but hopefully it will be here later today)

  • Somehow it seems appropriate that it is such a miserable day (11/22) here in D/FW. Cold, windy, rainy and miserable.

I hope there are good football games on TV today (11/23) and tomorrow. I think the bikes and their rider will be staying inside until Wednesday.

Kelly & Sons at the FSU game in Tallahassee. Not a Gators fan in the bunch.

Boy - you really get the bottom rung announcers on these ESPN3 only games. These guys doing the Gators game are terrible.

It's official. The Gators have reached a new low. They lost a game in the Swamp to a Division II team. Georgia Southern 26 Florida 20. No bowl this year. Next game against FSU should be really ugly.

Hard to believe but the Mark Twain Award TV show for Carol Burnett was mostly terrible and not funny. All the testimonials were over scripted and the jokes were forced. There were a couple of funny old clips but even some of the ones chosen weren't great. The highlight might have been when Tony Bennett sang a song, no inane speech. Yes, they did play the Scarlett O'Hara scene.
And lastly as we head into this Holiday week -


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