On Christmas Day our garbage and recycling service were running, which surprised me. On New Year’s Day the recycling service ran but not the garbage, which surprised me.
WifeGeeding tells me she loves my beard, but for Christmas she about me after shave lotion.
WifeGeeding wore her robe all morning but after wearing it after two hours a baby gecko surprised her by crawling out of her sleeve and he didn’t freak out whatsoever.
Since last night was the first time her Baylor Bears played in a BCS Bowl Game I bathed both kids and put them to bed, cleaned the bathroom, and also folded the laundry so her focus could be on the game.
Baylor had a great year and their fans should relish this season, but as I’ve been saying all along, they have been over-rated. They played high school caliber competition with a heavily loaded home schedule and ran up the score and people fell in love with point totals. But when they actually played decent teams they struggled, so it was no surprise to me that they lost the Fiesta Bowl as a 17-point favorite to a team ranked nine spots lower than them. Next year Baylor also starts the season against three powder puff teams.
The Art Briles to Texas rumors are starting back again. If he does leave Baylor to take the UT job it will make me sick to my stomach as I can’t stand the man, mainly from my high school days and a small personal negative encounter I had with him. On the other hand, it would be high comedy to see how the Baylor folks would react putting the guy on a pedestal and then burning him in effigy in a few weeks time. And of course it would be funny to see the UT zealots who didn’t like him then treat him as the second coming.
I watched two J.J. Abrams movies, Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness. My gosh, that guy loves to use the lens flare that it almost takes away from the film. If you are a fan of the Spielberg movies of the early 80’s you’ll love Super 8 as there are elements of E.T., Close Encounters, and The Goonies. As for Star Trek, it was much better than expected.
I’ve gotten WifeGeeding interesting in Sherlock and for that I’m happy.
Three kinds of reoccurring dreams over the past couple of months, and for some reason my parents are alive in the dreams:
I’m in my 30’s, perhaps current age, and have to go back to finish one more year at Hardin-Simmons University and live in the dorms. For some reason I can’t get back into the swing of things and always forget to go to my classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and when I do remember, I can’t remember the name of the class or where it is located.
Once again I’m around the same age but have to go back to Mineral Wells High School for a full year at a newly built high school, but this time it’s my entire class that I graduated with in 1994. I’m worried about losing my job taking so much time off, get along somewhat with old teachers and friends, but have trouble getting back into the swing of things and uncomfortable with teachers who are younger than me.
It’s a few weeks before I’m about to get married but WifeGeeding wants to break it off. None of my friends have ever met WifeGeeding and have no idea what she looks like. On the day of the wedding I find someone to step in who isn’t remotely attractive and my friends grow suspicious and then I wake up.
After the ball drops in Times Square everyone kisses and sings “Auld Lang Syne” followed by Frank Sinatra’s “New York New York”. I wish Big D NYE would do some sort of modern remix of the theme song used in the “Dallas” television series, even if they just used the opening chords.
I read an article the other day in which the author stated his 20-something-year-old daughter never heard a busy signal. She heard one over the Christmas break holidays and thought her phone was broke.
Speaking of 20-something-year-females, Troy Aikman mentioned in a recent interview that one came up to him and asked if he was that guy that broadcasts football and had no idea he had a playing career.
The local news always has a story about the first baby of the year born in Dallas and Tarrant County. For many years both were Hispanic, but this year one was white and the other South Asian. The South Asian population has boomed in the area and I wouldn’t be surprised if this becomes the norm.
WifeGeeding loves a clean house, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Sometimes she’ll start to reorganize things, and what I have a problem with is when she moves stuff and doesn’t tell me where I can find it, because most of the time she’s no where to be found when I’m looking for a recently moved item. We use to keep the vinegar in the kitchen, but now she considers it a cleaning supply and it was hiding in the laundry room.
A husband and wife have an interesting reading challenge. Both have very different reading tastes and always feel the other should read what they just finished, so for the next year they will select a book for their spouse to read and each will blog about it.