The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

RIP Howard. You sound like a helluva guy.


LOLITA - Wayne Neal has exited his rickety old body, having lived twice as long as he expected and way longer then he deserved. He passed on September 11, 2016, at 74 years old. He often wished in his later years that he had not treated his body like a Tavern.

Wayne never met a man he didn't want to Indian leg wrestle, or play mercy with. Mainly because he was an ornery ole bastard

He was a modest man who very seldom bragged about all of his treasures on Facebook. By the Way, who the hell taught him about Facebook?

He was considered the best concrete contractor in all of Texas, and if you ever doubted him, you could ask anyone that endured the hours of one more and we will call it a night at Wayne's Hurricane Bar.

Proceeded in death by his wife Carolyn (mainly because she had enough of his shenanigans), son Christopher Wayne Neal, mother Irene, father Harold, brother Jim, and sister Candy.

He is survived by his favorite son Buddy and another kid, some grandchildren, a few more great grandchildren, a trilogy of brothers, and one sister.

He had a passion for old cars, scotch, his construction company, scotch, travel, and oh yeah scotch. Did we mention scotch?

He will be missed by many and remembered by all who knew him.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Oaklawn Funeral Home Chapel in Edna. Burial to follow in the Lolita Cemetery in Lolita. Jim Munro will be officiating.

Pallbearers will be Mike Neal, Rodney Neal, Steve Neal, Kenny Love, David Rutherford, and Marc Neal.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

In Case You Missed Fight Night

h/t Nick Pants
Jake kicked Mike in Duncanville's ass. Ticket fans will get this. The rest of you need to start listening.

Stay hard.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Let's get ready to Rrrumblllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllle!

Marvel Comics did a cool thing and drew up some college football fantasy covers for opening weekend. They even did a Longhorns / Notre Dame version. One slight problem. They seem to think they're the TENNESSEE Longhorns. Wrong shade of Orange and wrong font on the logo.
Other covers can be seen on ESPN's Facebook.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

...and that's why today doesn't suck.

Life sucks when you hate your job. I love mine.

I didn't want to jinx it by celebrating too soon, but it looks like this may be the job I have always been looking for. I like the people I work with. I like my Supervisors and as far as I can tell they like my performance. I certainly have nothing against the paycheck. I put in over 80 hours in the last 10 days.

Did I mention they also feed me at work for free?

My sole complaint is the computer I work on operates at the speed of smell. The poor thing probably hasn't been turned off since the day it was plugged in and I'll guarantee you it's never been defragged.

Anyway that's this week's excuse why I haven't posted anything. At least it's a new one.

I'm watching steam train videos as I write this. I love old trains. This one's a beaut, Union Pacific 4-8-4 (4 guide wheels up front- 8 drive wheels- 4 trailing wheels in back) #8444 (which is actually UP #844, but that's a whole nother story) and Southern Pacific 4-8-4 #4449 (The Freedom Train) steam to Los Angles for the 50th Anniversary of Union Passenger Terminal.

These are the big dogs and were the top of the line in travel in their day. I'd love to take a trip to California (or just about anywhere else) on either of them.

Speaking of travel and work, I sure do miss my Mercedes C300. I should have just refinanced it instead of selling, but that's water under the bridge. To make lemonade out of lemons I made a great choice for a replacement vehicle. I really like my Cadillac CTS. It's extremely similar to the C300 but with less bells/whistles/technology. It's a very comfortable ride and gets a respectable 24MPG. I have to be honest and tell you I wish it was a CTS-V. But then it wouldn't get a respectable 24MPG and I probably wouldn't have my spotless driving record and possibly my license. I know me.

Speaking of driving... let's talk drinking (Please don't mix the two). Working near Dallas has given me the opportunity to shop at some of the more reasonably priced liquor stores. My best deal so far was finding Platinum Vodka 1.75L for 14.99. Distilled 7 times it's extremely smooth and clean tasting. Being a former player in the liquor business I know my booze and you can pay a lot more for a lot less. Do not let the blue plastic bottle fool you. This is some very good vodka.

Insider tip. If you want to improve the taste of any vodka run it through a Britta water pitcher a few times. Turns chicken shit into chicken salad.

So there you have it. I'm off work from a job I like, watching steam train videos and drinking good cheap vodka... and that's why today doesn't suck.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

That's some mighty fancy shootin', Little Lady!

From our "You can't make this shit up" Department:

A mother breastfeeding in public allegedly 'squirted her boob' at a woman who told her to move somewhere private.
The incident is said to have happened in a park in Dartford, Kent this week and was later reported on a local Facebook forum.
A recent law protects the rights of breastfeeding mothers, who cannot be discriminated against in public by being asked to leave cafes, shops or public transport.
Guidance on the NHS England website tells parents: 'You shouldn't ever be made to feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding in public.
'In fact, the Equality Act 2010 has made it illegal for anyone to ask a breastfeeding woman to leave a public place, such as a cafe, shop or public transport.'