- My alma mater, UNT, has been talking about building a new football stadium for a long time (its current one, Fouts Field, dates back to 1952). Now comes word that it's likely to happen, and sooner, rather than later.
- Congratulations to my old college radio buddy, Mark Followill, whose play-by-play gig with the Mavericks just moved from radio to TV.
- At high noon today, it was sunny, there was no trace of a breeze, and the thermometer read 100 degrees. A perfect day for baseball, right? Umm...not really, but that didn't stop me and J-Guar from continuing the tradtion of seeing a Rangers-Twins game. Decked out in the garb of our respective teams, we cancelled each other out, cheering-wise, but had a great time doing so. The game itself was also good until the Rangers fell apart in the top of the eleventh, surrendering five runs to lose 7-2. J-Guar now leads the annual series 2-0.
- Oh, and evidently, there's a Cowboys game going on right now, but I don't tend to pay attention to preseason games, so I probably won't know what the score is until tomorrow morning. UPDATE: That's how it worked, but I was glad to see that they beat the Texans.
Fun Fact #52? If I ever do a second edition of Fun Facts, this could definitely be in there:
52. Despite the fact that I'm allergic to grass, I currently own four lawnmowers.
And the really strange thing is that only one of them works right now. The two gas-powered ones are out of both gas and oil (though, as of this weekend, I finally know where everything goes in the newest one), and the electric one just totally blew out last weekend. That left me with the old-school, Leave it to Beaver-style push mower that an old roommate left behind years ago. It's reasonably good exercise, but it's definitely inefficient. Some people have started using them again to be "green" in a trendy way, but I need something that cuts more consistently, given my limited window of daylight in which yardwork may occur.