The first Cowboys game of the season is against the Giants. Up in New York, they’ve got themselves a new player man called Martellus Bennett. You remember him, right? An alert FrontBurnervian points us to this ESPN New York story, wherein Marty B is quoted as saying, in reference to the Cowboys:
“I just want to kick those guys’ asses. That is what it is all about. I mean we are cool but we ain’t that cool, know what I am saying? I kind of got some ill feelings towards them overall. It is a game, I kind of hate everybody, honestly, in the NFL.”
Yes, the man does like to talk. I know what he’s saying, if you know what I’m saying.
The Frisco Enterprise reports on a chance for women to spend a night away from home with the girls:
Women looking for a fun event supporting local artists will soon get their wish. On July 28, the Frisco Discovery Center invites women 18 years and older to the second annual Brazilian Blowout: Girls’ Night in Paradise, an event celebrating the arts in Frisco. Â ….
The women-only event will also feature a fashion show by Blue Door Boutique, a psychic reading, salsa-line dancing, a Title boxing demonstration, photo booth and a feature presentation of the movie “What Women Want.”
“It is a local, safe venue to do a variety of women-only activities and support local businesses and art,” Prater said. “This is only our second annual Girl’s Night Out event, but so far the ladies love the variety of activities and shopping offered and the chance to get away with their girlfriends.”
The event will serve exotic Brazilian food and drinks, such as empanadas, pulled-pork sandwiches, Brazilian coffee cookies, margaritas and Brazilian lemonade.
So that’s what ladies like to do when they leave us men behind? Watch a chauvinist Mel Gibson while enjoying exotic pulled-pork sandwiches and margaritas?
The Anson Jones Awards are given out by the Texas Medical Association to folks who do a bang-up job of health reporting. They’ve got good schtick, too, when it comes to announcing the awards. A real, live doctor swings by the various media outlets with a plaque and a check for $1,000, but the winner himself has no idea what’s coming. I got a note from the TMA about a month or so ago, informing me that Bradford Pearson won an Anson for the story he wrote last year for us about a woman whose breast cancer went undetected because she has dense tissue. Henda Salmeron fought to get a law passed in the Texas Lege that requires all FDA-approved mammogram facilities to inform women with dense breast tissue of the limitations of their mammogram results. It’s called Henda’s Law.
Sometimes I have to be forced to try the things I claim not to like. Take fish. I ate more fish last Thursday at a friend’s goodbye dinner than I have in my entire life. I did not hate it. Probably the opposite.
And there’s hip-hop. I’m not very well-versed in the genre, but I’ll listen to whatever it is my friends tell me I need to listen to, and then squirm when I have to admit I enjoyed it. Such was the case with Kool Keith, who won me over with his weirdness and his deadpan humor. He’s as disgusting as he is smart.Â “I Don’t Believe You” was the first song I heard, and I still like it best. Keith headlines Trees tonight in Deep Ellum, with special guests Weekend Hustler, Guerrillah Spit, and MC Sex. Subtle. It’s also Keith’s only Texas show on his “Who Am I?” tour, a fitting question for someone with so many alter-egos. Color us MC Special.
If you’ll recall, Raya blogged about Mizzen + Main’s awesome-sounding, moisture-wicking mens dress shirts last week. SMU grad Kevin Lavelle’s brand launched online last week, and this evening, you can stop by the official launch party at the Fashion Industry Gallery. Aside from the chance to get a feel for the shirts in person, there’s an open bar (magical words) and snacks from Bolsa Mercado. A portion of proceeds (just for the launch, each shirt is $99) will benefit Navy explosives specialist Taylor Morris, who lost all four limbs in Afghanistan in May.
The D Magazine building here in St. Paul Place only features one D logo for a good reason: we could only afford one. Well, also, as a matter of practicality, the top of our building is really only visible from one direction. Our logo, at 22 stories, faces northwest, overlooking Klyde Warren Park and Uptown. If you’ve got a taller building, though, and higher stacks of cash, it seems you’d put logos wherever you could. The Comerica tower, for instance, is 60 stories and bears the Comerica logo on all four sides. Which brings me to the question that is currently occupying my mind because I should be writing something for the magazine, which is hard, while wondering about buildings and logos is easy. Why does the Chase tower, at 55 stories, have only one logo? It faces the same direction as ours, northwest. Now, the top of Chase tower has a keyhole in it. Its design won’t really accommodate four logos. But why didn’t Chase install one facing the opposite direction, southeast? It would have been easily visible to everyone driving into the city on 75. (Bonus: video of the one logo being installed in June.)
The Fair Is Coming! Not sure we’ve mentioned it yet, but we’re only 64 days away from the Fair. Soon, we’ll be deep-frying everything and planning our trip. But did you know that when that hail storm came through on June 13 that it destroyed 60 percent of the Midway arch? Me neither. But it did. And now it’s being fixed.
Blue Mound Residents Must Boil Water. Because a well failed. Until it can be fixed, residents are being asked to boil water. Or drink bottled water. Either one.
Cute Dog Does Good. I believe the lead to this story about this former racing-turned-therapy dog was buried. In fact, it was saved for the last line. “Audi’s skills also include painting and playing the piano.” The dog has way more talent than I do.