5 Things We Know On A Sunday – From Harry Potter To Patrick Mahomes, Roger Staubach To The Little Brittany
- I watched a Harry Potter movie for the first time this weekend. My son reads a lot of the books and I figured I needed to have some common ground when it comes to pop-culture and references beyond King Of The Hill and NFL. So…it wasn’t bad. Watched the first movie, “Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone” I believe. Near as I can tell, it’s an amalgamation of Star Wars, and some other sci-fi, pseudo-religious mish-mash. Again, not bad, just not really earth shaking to me. I can see the appeal to kids, but for the life of me, I don’t get the appeal that Harry Potter has to adults. Again, I’ve not read any of the books and don’t plan to. Seems like it’s ground already covered. But, I really do hope Harry Potter advances to that second-year wizard level. He seems to have a knack for it.
- Yogi Berra had more than a few great sayings. I don’t know how many of them really came from him, but he was smart enough to claim ’em. One of my favorites? “It’s hard to wake up early when you sleep in silk pajamas”.
- This past week Lubbock’s City Council approved food trucks being able to go to city parks and sell, you know, food and stuff. Now the owners will of course have to apply for another license to do this that will cost them $250 a year. They’re already regulated. They’re food trucks. Seems to me I drive by parks all the time that have no folks in them.That or folks are already out there cooking and doing stuff without a city permit. If you really want to get people out to the parks, make it easier for food trucks to be out there, not add another layer of government regulation ( money grab ). I guess we should be glad the City of Lubbock is allowing folks to go into the parks their ownselves without a use-permit at this point. . .
- My son got to hang out with Kansas City Chiefs QB and former Red Raider Patrick Mahomes this week as they shot a commercial together for McGavock Nissan here in Lubbock. It was a big day for the kid. For my son too! It reminded me of one of my great moments, hanging out with a sports hero and celebrity. In 1990 I stood in line for a beer at Reunion Arena during a Mavs/Magic game. Roger Staubach was in line in front of me. We exchanged glances at least two or three times before I asked him how things were going. Fine. As they poured his two beers ( Coors Light ) I quickly asked if I could pay for them. Staubach grinned and said he thought he could probably handle it, thanked me for the offer and said he’d get the next round. To my knowledge, my son did not ask Mahomes if he could buy him a beer last week. I’m proud he’s learned from his Dad’s mistakes.
- In the early 90’s in Lubbock there were a couple of drive-thru burger places called “Short Stop”. Between those and the “Little Brittany” places a few years later it’s easy to say that was the pinnacle of cheap, burger eating greatness in the Hubbaplex.