I caught the ESPN 30 on 30 – June 17,1994 special over OJ’s ride in the white Bronco. Man, that brought back some memories. I remember that I was a recent high school graduated and my friend Charles and I were off to play tennis before he was going to go to boot camp the next month. We left right when we heard that the cops were looking for OJ, and came back to see the Bronco chase.
I’m not sure if I ever mentioned this on my blog, but my father had a heart attack just three days before my high school graduation. As you would expect, he couldn’t attend, but several of my close friends came to the hospital in cap and gown before the ceremony so Dad could see all of us. I can’t tell you how much that meant to me.
I remember the evening of that heart attack. I had a stern argument with my father and left in anger to a graduation party. At that party, everyone wanted to come to my house to hang out. I was one of the last to get there and when I arrived an ambulance was in the front of the house. I recall as I ran in a group of friends, Christian and non-Christian, were in a circle holding hands and praying.
I’m so extremely grateful I got extra time with my father because of the pacemaker installed that night. I did my best to take advantage of that borrowed time. Dad died my senior year when I was in college.
Sometimes having dreams and conversations with those that have passed is a really great feeling.
I wonder what Barbara Mandrell is doing these days.
Sometimes I find it amazing that as I kid in Mineral Wells, there wasn’t even a McDonalds in town. In other words, our eating options were very limited, and now I live in an area that I can eat pretty much whatever I want within a five minute drive.
There’s a Toy Story 3 and U.S. Postal Service commercial on that makes me laugh only because the pig with the postal uniform on is the voice of the actor that played Cliff the mailman in Cheers.
ATT has been making some commercials as of late that I just totally go get.
DFW is or is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. I only expect traffic to get worst.
On my way to a funeral on Monday I drove passed all that construction by DFW Airport and Grapevine. That use to be my old commute to work, and my goodness I’m glad I don’t have to drive through that everyday.
I’m enjoying that there hasn’t been much on television as of late.
I have no plans this weekend, and that’s just how I like it. Well, unless a trailer of dirt just happens to show up from a very good friend.
Sometimes I think I would like to have a truck.
I’ve been thinking about BibleScholarGeorge as of late and should give him a call to see how things are going.
I recently discovered that the Jeopardy! song actually has a name, Think. Merv Griffin wrote the song in less than a minute off of a song he use to sing as a lullaby to his kids and he estimated that he has earned over $80 million in royalties for that song. That’s right, $80 million dollars for one minute of work. That has to be the least amount of effort for the greatest return in the history of ever.
I’m thinking if I was ever given the honor of throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game I would do nothing but embarrass myself due to the pressure.
I purposely didn’t buy the new U2 concert Blu-ray because my wife always gets on me for buying things before events like my birthday and anniversary, so this time I thought I would wait so she could get me the Blu-ray. Fathers Day passed, no Blu-ray, but our anniversary was the next but, but guess what, no Blu-ray. I’m not sure I can hold off until my birthday in August.
William Shatner just cracks me up.
As a kid I enjoyed Green Acres reruns. Something led me to look up the actors on the show, and I was surprised to discover that the actor that played Sam Drucker is still alive at 94.