My boy’s school is closed for the day, so I dragged him to work with me. Today’s the last day of our deadline for the April issue. Attention to this deadline has kept me from the blog. So I gave my boy an assignment: “Write a blog post about what it is you think I do here at D Magazine.” Here is what he typed up. I didn’t edit it.
Today I went to my dads office and I have witnessed some things that are top secret, because if I told what they were my “dad” would get fired. Okay now that I have you hooked I will tell you what they are. He will get his work done on time, but in the proses of doing so he will take periodic brakes, like walking around the office in his socks for about 10 to 15 minutes. But his favorite thing to do is talking with his best office BUDDY and telling jokes. And to me the only resin things get done around here is because of their beast boss, Wick. He will stop at nothing to get this “dad” of mine to either write a story or mess with the sentences and make sure they are spelled write. But all in all D Magazine does a pretty good job!
P.S. But if you ask me i would say that this company could do way better off with a different editor or a person to take his place. Also feel free to send money for this wonderful blog post.
A same-building-working FrontBurnervian sends in this report from the field:
Around 7:30 pm, in the middle of my kickball game at Tietze Park off the M Streets, a live filming of Cheaters ensued. For 30 minutes, a rather large black man barreled through three fields in an attempt to dodge obscenities, car keys and jewelry from two very upset women. One of which (from what we gathered) turned out to be his baby mamma.
A YouTube video is attached, and was sent to me courtesy of a fellow teammate. You will find the complete throwdown behind home plate, with my team (light blue) in the background. I might add that the icing on the cake was the fact that an hour later, the “cheater” gentleman returned (minus camera crew) to look for his own missing car keys… and whatever dignity he left behind.
That video, and a photo, is after the jump. (Note: there is, as you may have guessed, a bit of NSFW language in the video. Just so’s you know.)
Well then, you’re the only one. Thousands upon thousands of ballots have been cast so far, and there’s still more than a week to go in this first round of our annual Readers’ Choice poll. You can vote up to once an hour through March 13.
Remember that you don’t even need a full-fledged computer to do it. Just wake up on Saturday morning, reach for your smartphone on the nightstand, and vote from the comfort of your own bed. Then fall asleep again for an hour and do it all over again, if you like.
The vote tallies remain close enough that any of our nominees still has a chance to come out on top, if their supporters will turn out in force. Even some of the write-in candidates are polling well.
The vast majority of my friends ditched me for a 14-hour plane ride to Tokyo this morning. Cue this song. If any world-traveling FrontBurnervians have suggestions for fun, off the beaten path things to do over there, I promise not to keep them to myself out of spite. In other news, it’s the freaking weekend. And there is never anything not exciting about that, especially because there’s so much to do.
Apparently, there’s a whole plethora of people who can’t even wait until after Mardi Gras to get their green on. St. Patrick’s Day is officially March 17, but the North Texas Irish Festival kicks off this evening in Fair Park and continues all weekend. Obviously, there will be plenty to eat and drink, plus music, dancing, and probably more men in kilts than you can shake a stick at. Click here to download a discount coupon for tonight’s festivities.
If the festival sounds like a bit much after a long day, there’s a performance by Celtic rock group The Killdares at the Kessler Theatre. I’ve been listening to these guys since my best friend’s dad went to an Irish festival ten years ago and came back with their CD. Finally, in an amusing-but-temporary turn of events for those who just want to drink, the sports bar formerly known as Brackets is now “McBrackets.” Needless to say, the pub will be pouring St. Patty’s-themed specials tonight.
Last night, the state House finally approved a version of a bill that would require women seeking abortions to also have a sonogram. The Senate passed its own version of that bill. I’ve been peppering Timothy Dickey, State Rep. Rafael Anchia’s communications director, with questions, and he’s been pretty helpful, except for the fact that every question answered makes it harder to wrap my head around this bill.
As it stands, the House version apparently requires a sonogram, but the woman isÂ not required to look. So far, apparently, they want the sonograms to be free, but they’ve built no funding into the bill for it. When I talked to Dickey yesterday, he said they were still debating who would pay — and that so far, the woman would, but she’d also be given a list of clinics that offer the service for free, or that accept Medicaid.
This raises a whole series of questions, though: If the state pays, what’s to prevent someone with no health insurance from claiming they want an abortion, just so they can get a sonogram? If the state pays, won’t that still raise the specter of the state, essentially, paying for some step in the abortion process?
“Sex Is Natural, Sex Is Fun, Sex Is Best When It’s One on One.” Fellowship Church pastor Ed Young and AshleyMadison.com site creater Noel Biderman faced off to debate on adultery for an HBO documentary on adultery. This is actually the second time the two have done so, but Young insists he’s right because, “you know I’ve read the last page and the Bible says we win.” It also mentions giant multi-headed dragons, so you know, there’s that.
Slow Down in Flower Mound. Flower Mound police have pulled over about 49,000 cars in a year, with about 26,000 tickets. The town has about 70,000 residents.
Feliz “Meh” on First Outing as Starter. It’s not certain that he’ll get a second opportunity to try, but Neftali Feliz, Â the guy everyone kept saying needed to be a starter last year got to try yesterday, and didn’t do so great.
Rainy Day Fund May Get Used. House Budget Chief Jim Pitts said he’s hopeful that the Lege will vote to use at least part of the state’s rainy day fund to close there rest of the budget shortfall. Considering one of the other options is just to delay paying bills, maybe this is actually a rainy day?
Spring is Here, So Go Out and Freaking Enjoy It. People have seemed a little cranky this week. I attribute this to a severe lack of patio-dwelling. So this weekend, find one. Put your feet up, grab a frosty libation, and do not move from that spot until your outlook improves. That’s an order, FrontBurnervians.