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Mugs and More . . .

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Well, I was hoping to sleep in since I didn’t have to go down to Clear Lake this morning.

But then I got a early call from my client needing some help with a problem. Luckily for me, it was something I could fix by going into one of the machines using Teamviewer. But then since I was up, I was up.

A couple of more things concerning my blog last night about the Young Sheldon and Big Bang Theory premieres, one I forgot to mention, and the other I didn’t know.

Lance Barber, who plays Young Sheldon’s father, appeared in the 11th episode of the 5th season of Big Bang Theory as Jimmy Speckerman, Leonard’s high school bully.

Someone said on another site that it was strange that Old Sheldon never noticed that Leonard’s high school bully looked exactly like his father.

The other thing, the one I didn’t know until our friend Donna McCool commented on our blog last night. Zoe Perry, who plays Young Sheldon’s mother, is actually the daughter of Laurie Metcalfe, who plays Old Sheldon’s mother on Big Bang Theory.

Wow. Talk about great casting.




About 2pm our friends, Ed and Debi Hurlburt, showed up here at Hillcrest RV Park after moving over from Lake Conroe this afternoon. After they got parked and we talked for a while, we all caravanned over to Coldspring to have ‘linner’ at El Taquito Mexican Restaurant, a place recommended by other friend’s Chris and Charles Yust, who ate there last week.

Ed and Debi at El Taquito

Ed had the Street Tacos which he thought were good, but a little greasy.

El Taquito Street Tacos

The rest of us had the El Taquito Platter.

El Taquito El Taquito Platter 1

El Taquito El Taquito Platter 2

With two beef enchiladas, a soft beef taco, a hard beef taco, a queso chip, a tostada, rice and charro beans. All for just $9.25,

A great deal for great food.

Finally finishing up, we all ended at the nearby Brookshire Bros. to pick up few things before heading home for the evening. But before splitting up we made a date to get together again Friday night.



Also wanted to plug Debi and Ed’s new website –

D and E Designs In Vinyl

Create your own T-Shirt, vinyl sticker, and more.

Check it out!

This morning I gave Jan a new coffee mug that I  found on the Internet and  thought she would like.

It starts out looking like this –

Cat Mug 1

And then when you fill it with hot coffee, in just a couple of minutes it looks like this,

Cat Mug 2

Neat! And Jan really like it.

A number of people commented on my use of ‘recalcitrant’ in yesterday’s blog. That comes from having a mother with Masters Degrees in English, and Guidance and Counseling.

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When I was in the 5th grade, I was grading her 8th grade English papers.

So today’s Word of the Day is: portentous



Thought for the Day:
 

“An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” – Winston Churchill

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Sheldon Is 37 . . .

Tonight was the first night of the new TV season, at least for shows we watch, with the premieres of Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and Kevin Can Wait.




We watched BBT and YS, and recorded KCW for later. We really enjoyed both BBT and YS, especially the unexpected surprise in BBT, and probably not one you’re thinking of.

Jan and I were wondering about Young Sheldon’s older brother. As far as I know, we’ve never seen him in BBT, unlike his twin sister Missy. And I thought the young Missy on YS sounded a lot like her grownup self on BBT, same tone and phrasing.

And since Sheldon’s father is supposed to die in 5 years, I wonder if they’ll kill him off on schedule in YS if it stays on that long. Which it probably will.

Also since his father died in 1994 when Sheldon was 14,  that means he was born in 1980, which makes him 37 on BBT, seven years younger than Jim Parson’s 44.

Recently Jan and I were watching the first couple of episodes of BBT and when Sheldon knocked on a door (Penny’s) for the first time, he did not use his signature knock. And in fact his current knock (three knocks and the name; three times) didn’t come about until the 5th episode of the 2nd season, though a somewhat similar version was in episode 10 of the 1st season.




I’ve given up trying to get a USB WiFi dongle to work on my one recalcitrant machine, so I’m just going to install WiFi card in it like the one I have in my home machine.

TP-Link WiFi Card

TP-Link PCI Express WiFi Card

It finds and connects to signals that my phone or tablet won’t even see.  A really great card.

I think the problem with the USB dongle is conflicting drivers. Both the built-in audio card and the Ethernet card in the machine all use Realtek drivers, as does the dongle, so that’s probably the problem.



It’s beginning to look like Fall weather came in with the actual start of Fall a few days ago, with our high temps in the mid to high 80’s and nighttime temps in the mid to high 60’s.

Very nice!


Thought for the Day

How can you be in two places at once when you’re not anywhere at all?

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