Sunday, October 29, 2006

Proud of my boys

The Texans may have fell to the Titans 28-22 today, but I'm still proud of 'em.

They showed some fight and an unwillingness to just sit back and take it.

I mean, they could have mailed it in down 28-10 with about ten minutes left, but they fought and managed to keep it interesting all the way up to the attempt at a 1982 Stanford-Cal or Music City Miracle type of play.

David Carr was not at the top of his game and was benched in favor of backup Sage Rosenfels in the third quarter. Rosenfels rose to the occasion by passing for three touchdown and getting the Texans back in the game.

Just don't look for a quarterback controversy. Carr had a bad game. They happen. Just look for him to be on a short leash should he struggle in the next game.

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Saturday, October 28, 2006

And we're back

I just got home from the first Wildcatters game played in 18 months.


THEY WON 6-4!!!

There were TONS of penalties, which has been pretty common this year with stepped up rules enforcement, something that the players haven't adjusted to yet.

They are better than the team two years ago. I'd say how, but it's an improvement in every facet that you can improve.

NOTE TO SELF: take my ticket stub by a local Burger King sometime in the next week and get my free double cheeseburger.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Government in your bedroom

NOTE: This post might push the envelope just a little when it comes to decency, but I'm only doing that to make my point.

Hat-tip: Beaumont Underground

Beaumont Enterprise: Three Beaumont shops face obscenity accusations

Police raided three Beaumont businesses Wednesday suspected of selling pornographic videos and sex toys that violate the state's obscenity law.

Officers seized hundreds of items from Bare Necessities in the 2500 block of Interstate 10, Krazy Katz in the 6300 block of Phelan Boulevard and Sunrise Records in the 2400 block of 11th Street, said Beaumont police Lt. Jim Clay.

Store employees present during the raids - nine in all - were arrested and face a Class A misdemeanor obscenity charge punishable by up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

Among the items seized were devices such as vibrators and hard-core adult videos depicting different forms of sexual intercourse, Clay said.

I've never been in any of these places and have only known about Sunrise Records, so I can't speak for any certainty about what's been going on in these places, but I do find it odd that the government sees it necessary to regulate this kind of thing.

I've long felt that anything involving sex that does not harm another individual is none of the government's business, and I don't see how ...

Texas law prohibits the sale of devices designed or marketed primarily for genital stimulation.

... selling ...

It is also illegal to own more than five such devices.

... or owning such things harms people.

I could very well be wrong about this, but in my twisted little mind I'd think that things like that, when either kept to yourself or used with a consenting partner of legal age, would be of benefit to society.

"Why the heck would you think that?" is probably what you're thinking.

For using them alone, these "devices" would help a... for lack of a better term... sexually frustrated person relieve some frustration themselves, instead of resorting to hookers or, heaven forbid, rape.

As far as couples are concerned, after being together a long time many couples get bored with their sex life and their marriage deteriorates as a result of it. Bringing in "devices" can help make that aspect interesting and fun again which helps marriages last.

Yes, I know sex isn't the most important thing in a relationship, but it's still up there and a fairly important aspect.

Don't the police have more important things to take care of anyway, like catching REAL criminals? You know, those people that actually do harm to others.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Brain farts

Last night during my softball game I was playing third.

I made a pretty good stop on a grounder hit my way and threw it to second.

There was one problem with that... nobody was on base, so the play was at first.


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Monday, October 23, 2006

Making the gecko happy

I got car insurance today, switching from AIG (who my mom had) to GEICO.

I'm just hoping that the gecko can teach me to lick my eyeball, cause that's pretty cool.

Not that I'd want to, but I'm sure I could pick up chicks with that stunt.

This reminds me to remind you, my readers, to click on the Justin's Broke Fund link on the right if you feel it necessary to help ease the pain of that purchase. In return you'll get a free lifetime subscription to this blog and an email thanking you profusely for your donation.

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When you have Texans season tickets...

...everybody wants to be your new best friend.

A gal on my softball team found out that I have them and asked if I had any free ones.

Since I bought two tickets, I told her something to the extent of "program your number in my cell and I'll call ya tomorrow."

Before you ask, she's married.

And her husband could easily kick my ass.

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Saturday, October 21, 2006

And the puck drops...

Beaumont's hockey team, the Texas Wildcatters, won their first game last night 5-2, making this the first time in the team's brief history (this is their third season in the ECHL).

This year looks like it's going to be a much better team than they put on the ice the previous two seasons. They didn't play last year thanks to Rita, but this year's team looks to be WAY better than the previous years, which makes me happy.

It's just a shame that The San Diego Gulls are no longer in the league, or I'd probably make another friendly bet with K T Cat.

UPDATE: No good things can last forever, as the 'Catters were dropped 5-2 tonight

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

And BOOM goes the... hoax?

AP - Threat against NFL stadiums a hoax, FBI says

MILWAUKEE — Internet threats of "dirty bomb" attacks at NFL stadiums this weekend -- including Houston's Reliant Stadium -- were a hoax inspired by a writing competition between two men trying to come up with scary threats, a law enforcement official said today.

The threats, which were posted on a Web site last week and mentioned stadiums in seven U.S. cities, were deemed to be false by the FBI today after agents questioned a 20-year-old Milwaukee man.

I wasn't worried about that anyways, but my mom was a little freaked out since the Texans game was one of the "targets" of the "attack," something that the team addressed in their pregame email to season ticket holders.


We want to emphasize to you that our number one priority has been and continues to be providing a safe gameday environment for our fans, staff and players.  We continually evaluate our security measures with the help of the National Football League as well as national and local law enforcement agencies to maintain plans and facilities that are on the leading edge.  We look forward to having you with us this weekend here at Reliant Stadium as your Houston Texans take on the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Due to the warning from Homeland Security, Kirby Drive will close earlier than usual this Sunday.  Kirby will now close at 10:00 a.m.  If the early closure affects your arrival to the game, here is a link to our parking lot map.  Just click the appropriate parking lot and you will see a detailed map to plan alternate routes accordingly.

Similar precautions are being taken at other stadiums around the league.

For those that don't know, Kirby runs right along the east side of the stadium and is closed off at gametime anyways.

As far as the game, all I'm going to say is that it should be a hard-fought game, as Jacksonville games always are.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006



There is a Nerd stuck under my CTRL key.

Since evil fake twin sarahk isn't updating, someone has to pick up the slack.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

No softball game today...

...Not that I'd know why.

Nah, that wet stuff falling from the sky couldn't have anything to do with it...

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Hillary's Baggage

Hat-tip: TechBlog

The Houston Chronicle's Nick Anderson has a blog where he posts all his editorial cartoons.

Yesterday he posted a video that they put up on YouTube this morning. It's well worth watching, so have a look:

The Democratic Party's response to just about anything

Not my words, but worth sharing.

"You're ugly, you're stupid, and you smell funny"

That was from a caller into Sean Hannity's radio show on Friday.

Just don't ask me why that was on the radio. I'm not even sure.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Camera phones and pets

NOTE: links may contain sound, so you might wanna grab some headphones if you're at work

I got a new cell phone yesterday since my old one was about to give out. It's got a pretty suimple (read: poor quality) camera on it.

This afternoon I decided I wanted to get a shot of Bruiser to use as my wallpaper.

No problem, right?


When I got out the phone and started aiming it at him the first time (in my bedroom) he saw something shiny in my hand and must have been thinking "oooh, it's shiny and new. I must investigate" and then proceeded to walk up and sniff it, then darted out of the room.

I followed him and he decided to stay still and let me. The problem is that the camera w2anted to use the little built-in flash and that made his big brown eyes a really bright greenish color, so that's no good.

Since he wanted outside anyways, I threw on some sandals and went with him, where I finally got something that works.

Crossposted to Through our eyes

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Cory Lidle - Lidle dies as plane crashes into Manhattan high-rise

NEW YORK -- A small plane with New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle aboard crashed into a 50-story condominium tower Wednesday on Manhattan's Upper East Side, killing at least two people -- including Lidle -- and raining flaming debris on sidewalks, authorities said.

Federal Aviation Administration records showed the single-engine plane was registered to Lidle. A law enforcement official in Washington, speaking on condition on anonymity, said two people were aboard, and Lidle's passport was found at the crash scene. The plane had issued a distress call before the crash, according to the official.

I don't care how much you hate the Yankees, but you have to feel bad about somethin like this.

Keep his friends, family and teammates in ya prayers.


Crossposted to Through our eyes

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

If only all product images could be like this

Dallas-based brings us two wonderful pieces of art with today's deal, an Archos AV500 30GB 4” Portable Media Player, both having to do with recent sporting events.

And since the item is over $50, texas residents can use the coupon code "TAXSUCKS" for free shipping as their best attempt to make up for you having to play sales tax on it.

Crossposted at Through our eyes

Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Texans aren't losing ...

... but they're not winning either since it's their bye week. :)

Saturday, October 07, 2006

uh... nevermind

I was going to blog about the Governor's debate last night...

Then I came across this and realized I couldn't top it.

So... um... enjoy, I guess.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Sick as a Dog (Jam)

I don't like calling in sick.

But I did today.

Thanks to this stomach bug that's decided to pay me a visit, I'm not working Dog Jam 2006.

This is the first one since it moved out to Ford Park that I've missed.

Oh well, I've seen all the bands there that I wanted to before.

Oh well.

Crossposted to Through our eyes

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Bye week

It's week 5 of the Texans 2006 season.

The Texans' bye week.

I've had a dilemma all this week trying to figure out what I should do this sunday since my guys won't be playing.

I'm thinking mexican food. Maybe a margarita.

In all seriousness, I see this as a good thing. It gives the guys an extra week to prepare for what, at least to the fans, is the biggest game they've played since their first regular season game ever in 2002 while our opponent has to deal with an insanely hyped-up game.

That's right, we've got the Cowgirls next week in Dallas.

For those that don't know, back in 2002 the Texans pulled a huge upset and beat the Cowgirls 19-10 at Reliant on Sunday Night Football (way back when that was on ESPN)

It can't come soon enough.

Crossposted to Through our eyes

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it

It's often said that Voltaire said that, but that's disputed.

But that's not the point of this.

As Dennis Miller would say, "Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here," but I'll defend anybody's right to say what they think, no matter how idiotic it is for the simple fact that I'd like them to do the same for me.

Once in a while, though, people test that policy of mine.

One example of this would be Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, which plans to protest outside Staff Sergeant Edward Reynolds' funeral on Saturday. Reynolds died last week in Iraq.

And they're not protesting the war or anything Reynolds did.

They're protesting that he was fighting for a government that they believe is not tough enough on homosexuals.

Jonathan Phelps, a spokesman for the church, told KFDM:

"About 16 years ago, we took to the streets, preaching with picket signs. Our core message: God hates fags."

I've always believed that you should hate the sin but love the sinner. I also believe that God sees it the same way.

Fighting against us

"These soldiers who are coming back increasingly in body bags are the direct result of the wrath of God. They couldn't be marching down Main Street if we didn't have a nation of fornicators and adulterers. What gets God raging mad is when this nation has turned on its prophet. God is now fighting against the nation."

God fighting against the United States? That's got to be one of the stupidest things I've ever heard. If God wants to fight against a country he's not going to see to it that a couple thousand of their soldiers die in a far away place. This is the same God that these people, and myself, believe flooded the earth, leaving just Noah's family and two of every animal alive. The same God that sent ten plagues upon the Egyptians to convince them to let the Israelites free and parted the Red Sea to allow them to escape after Pharaoh had a change of heart. My point is when God does things, He does *BIG* things. He'd  take out everybody in one fell swoop with an incident of proportions that we couldn't begin to fathom, not sporadically kill soldiers with roadside bombs.

Patriotic pep rallies

The article goes on to say:

"If families didn't turn funerals into patriotic pep rallies, we wouldn't travel to Beaumont, Texas," said Phelps. "But they're saying 'God bless America,' and we feel like we have to make sure our message is heard. This is a big patriotic pep rally and they don't want any dissenters. This is the only legitimate forum to send our message."

Patriotic pep rallies? Excuse me??? A funeral is supposed to be a celebration of someone's life and Staff Sergeant Reynolds died defending the country that he loved. If there wasn't an element of patriotism in the funeral then I believe that the man was not truly honored in the way he should have been.

And imagine that, not wanting dissenters at a funeral. Excuse me for thinking that a family grieving over the loss of their son should not have to deal with a bunch of wackos saying that their son was fighting for "a country that enables homosexuality." Let's say that one of these people dies in a tragic accident. Would they all want a bunch of gay pride protesters at the funeral protesting what they were doing? I seriously doubt it.

Supporting immoral behavior

Emphasis in the next quote is added by me:

Phelps said the church doesn't believe God has blessed America. Instead, he says members of the church believe God has turned against America because of what he calls our government's support for immoral behavior.

The U.S. government's job, as outlined in the Preamble to the Constitution, is to "establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity." I don't see anything in there about legislating morality, which is basically what these people want. Wwither two guys or girls can sleep with eacho other does not, in my opinion, fall into that scope so I don't believe it's the government's job to get into it.

It's their right

To sum it all up, I believe that these people are sadly misled and their actions are despicable. I also believe that, no matter how horrible or despicable their protest may be, it's their right to do it. I also believe that Staff Sergeant Edward Reynolds would say the same thing, as he was in Iraq fighting for our rights.

As Dennis Miller also would say, "Of course that's just my opinion, I could be wrong."

Let me know what you think in the comments, but please keep them to the issue at hand and not about the war itself as comments that don't pertain to the issue at hand will be deleted without notice.

(Crossposted to Through our eyes)

Monday, October 02, 2006

My delimma

I've been wearing a t-shirt for a certain blog that gets linkage here under my softball shirt the past couple of weeks.

Now I can't decide if I wanna wear it or not.

In the past two weeks I'm 1-3 with a run scored.

Which sounds good until you look at the other stats.

I've also got an error (A F***ING POP-UP that kicked off the heel of my glove... I'd call it an error.) and two K's... at least one with RISP.

Not too good of numbers. Esp. considering I didn't strike out once last season in three games before Rita blew through and cancelled everything.

The one hit I got was with nobody on to start an inning and traveled roughly two feet, getting just enough of the ball to slam it down into the dirt in fair territory that I probably only beat out because the catcher would have had to throw it above me to get it to first base in time.

So, what do y'all think? Should it stay or should it go? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Crossposted to Through our eyes