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As the title implies, I am Brent K. Moore. I married MariLynn Simons on Sept. 25, 1999. we attend Stewart's Creek Church of Christ. We have five pets, a dachshund, Slinkie, a malamute, Juno, and three rabbits, Ebunny and Ifurry, and now Houdini.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Naming a Mexican Restaurant

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Here are some of the Mexican Restaurants I have eaten at before:

The Palms, The Boy, The Ranch, The Dirt Road, The Terrace, The Colt, The Bullfighter, The Cockfight.

Those are their names, but in English. You might be more familiar with their original names in Spanish:

Las Palmas, El Chico, La Hacienda, El Camino Real, La Terraza, El Potro, El Torero, El Palenque.

Here are some other English translations of Mexican restaurants in town:

The Bull, The Mount, The Hill, The Aztec, The Kings, The Aztec King, The Bridge, The Spur, The Source, The Kids, The Crazy Chicken, The Onions, The Trowels.

I have wondered, if we were to go to Europe, would we find a bunch of American eateries named:

The Plate, The Freeway, The Patio, The Stove, The Spork, The Estate, etc... ?

Here is one other thing I have noticed about Mexican Restaurants: Let's pretend there was one named La Camarera Pobre. Most of these places have a sampler platter named after the Restaurant. Thus, if you ordered the La Camarera Pobre, you would get a taco, a burrito, an enchilada, a chalupa, a tamale, a chile relleno, rice and beans for $9.95.

P.S. For those of you that went to Lipscomb High School, El Chico has nothing to do with the math teacher.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Brent gives a bowling lesson

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If you can make a 7-10 split, this is not for you.
If you can effectively put spin on the bowling ball, this is not for you.
If you can even calculate a bowling score, this is probably not for you.

If you consistantly bowl less than a 100, like I do, then this is for you.

Obviously, the goal of bowling is to knock over as many pins as possible. To accomplish this goal, most people will throw the ball as fast as possible. If you are a bad bowler, your result usually will be half gutter balls. The rest of the time, you will knock over pin #7 with authority, and may get one lucky strike.

If this was the shot put, you can propel the ball as fast as you want, and it would be a good thing. However, in bowling, there is a problem about going strait down the middle to be effective.

When I bowl, I calmly walk to the line, make a practice bowl to ensure I am lined up correct, then make the actual bowl, which is done slowly. I then walk back to my seat, sit down, and watch six of the pins get knocked over.

I admit, this is not manly, but neither is bowling a 57.