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Newbomb Turk

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  1. My dearly departed Mom-in-law and I showed up a couple of hours early that evening just to take in the atmosphere at AGCS. We were standing in the concourse at the south end when the team walked in on their way to the locker room. GP walked right by us. I have never seen a person so intensely FOCUSED as he was that night. I don’t think he was aware of anything but the ground in front of him as he walked to his office. Whatever he did, it worked.
  2. “The mainlanders who have relocatedare not quite Forbes-list billionaires, who have access to more complex tax strategies than leaving town; they belong to the middle class of the ultra-rich. They are new-money people who might not have their congressman's cell-phone number back home but who wield influence here in Puerto Rico.”
  3. Well, this is hardly scenic, but it has nerd appeal. I replaced the original 12v battery with two 6v’s hooked in series, which gives me considerably more battery life. To make room for the extra battery, I had to downsize the propane tank from a 20 lb to a 10 lb, but considering that we’ve had the thing for 2 1/2 years and haven’t emptied the propane tank yet, I think we’ll have plenty. Since this pic was taken in September, I’ve added a fancy-schmancy battery monitor and a solar charge controller, which will come in handy when I finally get around to buying solar panels...
  4. Yeah, this rivalry isn’t the same since Briles was fired. NTTAWWT.
  5. Little known fact: Disciples of Christ tithe 20%. Thus, we have to let Baylor win once every five years.
  6. Yep. That splotch of turquoise on the right is the estimado Sr. Ballistico.
  7. Happy friggin’ Halloween.
  8. Many thanks for the thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Turk’s mom, a fervent armchair head coach, athletic director, and in-depth talent analyst for TCU Athletics, passed away peacefully at the age of 90 Monday afternoon after a short illness. She had been in hospice for several days, and frankly, no one expected her to last more than a day or two. However, she kept to her own schedule and, against all expectations, hung around long enough to watch one more win over the Longhorns. And THAT, my friends, is how you want to depart this earthly realm. Rest in peace. And Dottie would want me to add: Go Frogs.
  9. Coming up tonight on the Longhorn Network at 9pm, UT vs Okie State 2007! Hook ‘em!
  10. Frostbite is nothing to be taken lightly.
  11. Unfortunately, no. Family health issues (neither me nor Mrs. Turk) are keeping us occupied right now.
  12. He’s a weak person’s image of what a strong person is like.
  13. It’s 62 deg in Fort Worth right now.* *That’s 17 in Canadian dollars, Newf.
  14. “...bases as barren as the Sahara.” You’re probably right.
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