Too often I rage on a plane because of man’s inhumanity to man … but today has been a glorious flying experience, or GFE, on American Airlines. First of all, I am not squeezed into the seat next to any sort of circus performer or social misfit. Praise the Lord and pass the peanuts … [...]
Entries from April 2011
April 17th, 2011 · Tags: Airports · Cities · Coffee Shops · Wi-Fi
I don’t understand it. How did I become … this? The early years were decent. I worked hard, “I helped little old ladies cross the street” … but somehow, now, I really need to join a support group. I have become a moron magnet.
My approach to viewing films at festivals is pretty nonchalant. Why stress out over seeing the best film, at the first showing, fighting the crowds and seeing everything under pressure. Instead, just get a pass, go to the theater and take a seat when I am good and ready and watch whatever is showing. If [...]
Last night the PingTeam shot yet another Red Carpet event at the Dallas International Film Festival. It was great fun and pageantry. The Dallas star of the evening was badboy J.R. — Larry Hagman of “Dallas” fame and my more favorite “I Dream of Jeannie” back in the day.
Among the luminaries on the Red Carpet last night at the Dallas International Film Festival was the original “Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother” Jerry Jeff Walker. (Did you know he wrote “Mr. Bo Jangles” too, although arguably most associate the song with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band … HA! Or even Sammy Davis Jr.)
There was a superstition when I was a kid in which you were assured of rain on the farm if you killed a rattlesnake and hung it on the “bob wire” fence. Or wait, was that a coyote? And speaking of barbed wire lore, it was a sign of respect and remembrance if you hung [...]