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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



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Just A Few Random Thoughts While Waiting For The Weekend

Posted 10-27-2022 at 08:14 PM by case44

Oh, sure, it's football season for many. As far as this writer is concerned, it's still baseball season.

Actually, there will be many baseball fans, some far and wide, and others in Houston and Philadelphia, who will be taking part in the one of the biggest events of the year, and that's the World Series. Looking forward to what I hope will be a better Fall Classic for the Astros than the last two they've played in. Winning Game 1 is a must for Houston. No excuses. Win Game 1 and set a positive and winning tone for the series.


This week, your writer finally ventured into H-E-B in Frisco, Texas, for his second visit to the store and actually bought a few things. The first time I actually got in a few weeks ago, the place was beyond packed that those arriving had to wait a few minutes in the hot Texas sun before being allowed in. My most recent visit on Monday looked more like what a normal afternoon at the supermarket would look like. It wasn't nearly as chaotic and I actually got a decent parking place closer to the building. Came out with some shrimp empanadas, stacked enchiladas with Mexican rice, a gallon of H-E-B brand whole milk, a new bottle of Shout!, and a new container of bleach. Loved the experience, and more visits will be in the offing.


Staycations in 2023?? Unfortunately, that may well happen if Democrat-induced inflation continues to rise, rendering many folks unable to afford many things. Like, for example, hotel room costs, gas prices, restaurant prices, and so forth. Life is getting more expensive, and it doesn't really have to be this way. Otherwise, I'm still mulling over potential locations, but I'd like to get back to Louisiana. Stops might include Natchitoches, Lafayette, and at least Baton Rouge. You'd wonder if I'd also go to New Orleans, but with crime on the rise in many American cities, not the least of which is the Crescent City, it would not be a good idea to go there right now unless someone new could actually provide leadership there.


I ought to come back with some new lists of things I like. It hasn't been done in a while on Case's Column, so that's something on my radar screen for a possible future post.


The NBA is considering expanding by two teams. Now, Commissioner Adam Silver has actually been denying it, but there continue to be rumors that Seattle and Las Vegas are strong candidates for future franchises.

Folks, that league has its own public relations problems it must address before anything else happens. They need to get rid of their woke culture once and for all.


Foodie mainstays that haven't built new locations in some time include Taco Villa in Lubbock. With all the development taking place in a pace never before seen in the Llano Estacado's history, mostly in the southern part of the area, nobody's mentioned anything about a new Taco Villa location. As much of an icon as it is to that region, it's been a long time since I've seen a new Taco Villa anywhere in Lubbock. If that sleeping giant wakes up, then it should gravitate to State Loop 88. Why not?


Steve Sarkisian may well be back on the hot seat in the bowels of Texas Longhorn football. That recent loss to Oklahoma State has still burned in many Horns fans' minds. Not so much the loss itself, but rather, the way they lost that game. The Board of Regents and AD Chris Del Conte may be thinking about making a decision if Texas should lose another game before season's end.


Time for me to get to a nice, comfy bed. I'm sure that more rambling thoughts will permeate the blog landscape in due course.
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    I realize this post was a departure in lieu (sort of) of my periodic Scattershooting. I've just been too busy doing one thing or another. I'm trying to put another one of those together and will try to work it in when I can.
    Posted 10-28-2022 at 06:50 PM by case44 case44 is online now

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