5 Things We Know On A Sunday – From Cap’n Crunch To Living In West Texas, Saying Good-Bye To Fixer-Upper & More

5 Things We Know On A Sunday 


  1. You’ve got to want to live in West Texas. If you decide to live in West Texas for the wrong reasons, you’ll never be happy. You have to embrace the hard. The weather. What some call “isolation”. What some call “behind-the-times”. What some call . . . “backwards”. You better embrace all of those aspects, learn why those assertions by some are un-true and then carve out your own life and your own place in West Texas. If you can do that, you’ll do fine out here. If you can’t, for whatever reason, you won’t
  2. They created Cap’n Crucnh’s “Peanut Butter Crunch” years ago. Why do they keep trying to invent new cereals? That there was an unlimited supply of that at the Wiggins Complex dining hall when I was at Texas Tech made enduring the false alarm fire drills in the middle of the night worth it. Well, that and the girls coming down from Chitwood . . .
  3. Finally got a chance to watch the final episode of “Fixer-Upper” with Chip and JoAnna Gaines. I’ve watched their show. I’ve read their books. I can say for sure that anyone who says “reality TV” is worthless, or provides nothing – well, those folks were too stupid to glean something from the Gaines’ family and what they shared out of themselves over the years. It made me not feel bad each time I went to Waco! (Which is a challenge)
  4. It’s not a compliment to me as a parent, but a sign of being a part of and married to  a great family that my son loves spending time with his grandparents. Given the choice, he’ll still ask to go spend the night. It can’t be because they have an unlimited supply of pizza, M&M’sand Wi-Fi, right?
  5. No matter how old you are as a man, you still worry each time you go to the men’s room somewhere and turn on the water faucet to wash you hands. Why? Because we’ve all been victimized by that one over-pressurized faucet that sprays water everywhere, splashes on your pants, and then makes you make the Walk Of Shame back to the table. I’m a big fan of the “sanitizing hand wash” they have now. It never explodes on my Wranglers.


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