Thursday, September 30, 2010

More Buses (and Football Players)

Been a little busy on a project today, but here's a little update on buses and Moogie's neighborhood.

While sitting on the front porch with the dogs, I managed to catch a bus making the turn onto the sidestreet by our bedroom.  Imagine the vrooming and roaring up-close and personal.  This afternoon, the driver actually made the turn without having to back up!

The next scenario concerns me a little (say hi to Rosie!).  Sophie Wright now has a football team!  I'm a huge fan of high school football! 

But, as I mentioned in an earlier post, the schoolyard at Sophie Wright is asphalt, and usually has buses parked in it.  It's adequate for the guys to stretch and do a little conditioning, but asphalt doesn't exactly lend itself to scrimmaging.  So, the team double-times it a few blocks down the street to Lawrence Square, a little green space park large enough to run a few plays.


Then they walk back to school.  And they disregard the sidewalks and often don't look for cars on the cross street that have the right-of-way.  I've mentioned it to the coaching staff -- I just hope that nothing tragic happens. 

Go Warriors!

11 comments:

  1. Moogie, do you know what class they'll be playing in? A, AA, etc.

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  2. I have no idea, Andy. It's a very small school.

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  3. Is that Bouie-protective-netting I see in the last pic? Is it working?

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  4. Yep, Buck. That attractive feature is designed for shredding discouragement. It works to the extent that he's no longer shredding and eating the 50 year old shrubs, and they're actually growing back pretty well. He still jumps up on them to be fierce at passersby, though.

    Now, though, the weeds have established themselves behind the netting and the only way to get to them is to pull them by hand.

    *sigh*

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  5. I thought it was a very small school, so I'm figuring class A.

    Regardless, I'm glad they've got at least one fan in the neighborhood. At the first game you attend, take an air horn, and be sure and go "Beep, Beep, Beep" while the QB is trying to get the snap off.

    That'll show 'em!

    BTW, I see y'all got the stinkin' retards tomorrow. Oh, for the good old days of the Southwest Conference! I'm predicting a 24 point win by your hawgs. The only old SWC team worth looking at is the one that landed in The Championship Conference. Y'all were blessed!

    I started to get started on Aggie jokes, but you've probably heard all of them...maybe even came up with a few yourself, so I won't.

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  6. I thought it was a very small school, so I'm figuring class A.

    Regardless, I'm glad they've got at least one fan in the neighborhood. At the first game you attend, take an air horn, and be sure and go "Beep, Beep, Beep" while the QB is trying to get the snap off.

    That'll show 'em!

    BTW, I see y'all got the stinkin' retards tomorrow. Oh, for the good old days of the Southwest Conference! I'm predicting a 24 point win by your hawgs. The only old SWC team worth looking at is the one that landed in The Championship Conference. Y'all were blessed!

    I started to get started on Aggie jokes, but you've probably heard all of them...maybe even came up with a few yourself, so I won't.

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  7. Start the Aggie jokes coming! We have a whole week to poke a stick at 'em cause we have a bye tomorrow -- A & M isn't til the 9th. That should be good for my blood pressure, at least.

    I absolutely cannot abide and detest the Aggies. When I was a UA cheerleader and lined up on the field to do the Hog Call before the Aggie game in F'ville, some of their players actually spat at us! How repulsive is that?!?!

    Pepper dislikes them, too, but I think that has something to do with their ROTC and his. Army guys are Army guys, but you simply don't mess with a cheerleader!

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  8. I'm in general agreement about Aggies, assuming we're speaking of the Tejas Aggie type... as if there were any other (there are).

    That said, one of the finest guys I EVER worked for was a USAF Aggie LTC, who knew (and told) more Aggie jokes than any six people I've net, before or since. He was the ULTIMATE Good Ol' Boy and I loved him. In that fraternal way, of course.

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  9. Yeah, my girl cousin was an Aggie. She graduated with a 4.0, and married a spic that worked on a trash truck.

    That's not a joke. Actually, she married a very fine Hispanic fellow from Bryan, whose Dad had immigrated from Mexico in the 50's. His Daddy worked like a dog picking up garbage, saved his money, bought his own trucks, and made a great success in the waste disposal biz.

    But, when Kayla (my cousin) met her husband, he was working on a garbage truck for his millionaire Daddy. Now, that's love! She had no idea he was rich...she just loved the trash guy. I'm proud of her.

    Aggie joke to follow...

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  10. So, these two Aggies (Marvin, and Jeff) are walking down the street in College Station, headed back to the campus, and they see a Catholic Priest approaching. One of the Aggies (Marvin) knows the Priest from his studies as a World Religion major.

    As they get closer, they see that the Priest has a cast on his arm. As they meet, Marvin says, "Father Mike, it's good to see you. But, what in the world happened to your arm?"

    Father Mike responded, "Well, it was the silliest thing. I slipped while getting out of the bathtub, I fell, and broke my arm in three places."

    So, Marvin says, "Well, I'm really sorry to hear that, Father Mike. I sure hope it heals up well." They exchange a few more pleasantries, and move on in separate directions.

    After a couple of more minutes walking back toward the campus, Jeff finally breaks the silence, and turns to Marvin to ask a question. "Ummmm...Marvin, what is a bathtub?"

    Marvin shrugs his shoulders and says, "How the hell am I supposed to know? I ain't Catholic."

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