Monday, February 14, 2011

Bah Humbug!

I'm not sure what the official grunt is for Valentine's Day so I chose the one for Christmas.  Don't get me wrong, I like Christmas.  I don't really care for New Year's Eve or Valentine's Day.  So much so, in 1992 a friend of mine helped me put on the Bitter Queens Ball.  We REALLY need to ressurect that party.  I forced a smile and forced Calvin to pose for this picture.

So to all you love birds, don't let my bitterness poop on your parade.  Tomorrow it will be February 15, just another day in the life of a single person.

P.S. Calvin is not on steroids.  He was close to the camera.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dealing With The Devil

There is something that I don't like about Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys.  He has a look that I don't trust.

Today in Arlington, Texas, at Cowboys Stadium Super Bowl XLV will occur. The Green Bay Packers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. I don't have a dog in the fight so I really don't care who wins. All I know is that I have three parties to attend!

Anywho...back to Jerry. I can't remember all of the details but the City of Dallas and Dallas County wouldn't work out a deal to keep the DALLAS Cowboys in Dallas. So Jerry made a deal with the City of Arlington and probably Tarrant County to build Jerry's World in Arlington. Promises were made and so far I think the only promises that were kept are: 1) A stadium was built; and 2) there would be a Super Bowl brought to Texas again.

The last time a Super Bowl was held in Texas was Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston at Reliant Stadium...more on that later.

Anywho...$$$ danced in everyone's heads and from what I can tell, this has been an economic bust. You see...when you deal with the devil (Jerry Jones) something is going to go wrong.

First of all, the logistics don't make any sense. The parties are occurring in Fort and Dallas. The NFL Experience (I think that is the name of it) is occurring in Dallas but ESPN is making Fort Worth smell like rose by broadcasting from Sundance Square. You have too many people spread out over a large area to create a central festive zone.

Second, everyone who lives in the North Texas area knows that it is prone to ice and snow in January and February and if you want guarantee that it will happen book an event during Fort Worth's Stock Show &'ll get ice.

So...God don't like ugly and just to prove he rained iced all over Jerry's parade so to be speak. However, I think God does have a sense of humor and he decided to let the weather clear up starting yesterday. In the meantime, the $$$ will not be what was anticipated.

I'm sure after the weather fiasco leading up to Super Bowl XLV, people will forget Nipplegate at Super Bowel XXXVIII.
photo credit: Patrick Schneider