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Wow! Just found out that the ATT has just finished upgrading their fiber optic infrastructure in my neighborhood out in western Travis County. Poor woman just came up to my door in the woods - Bwaaa Haaa Haawww!!! - after dark with no lights in sight to give me the news - Had to fire up the still so's I could see her - Durn them cedar choppers hide for stealin' all my still cedar! Might be gettin' me some Longhorn Network by the fall ... come to think of it, might need to be gettin' me some 'lectricity and one of them TV boxes a'fore then! ;)
This post was edited by BudreauReye 13 months ago
Congrats! Ur gonna love it!
Yeah! Lights at nights are gonna be a big thing. I recon that that TV box is gonna take the place of the fireplace in the warm season! You know, all them weeks except the last week in December and the first in January. ;)
I know you don't follow UT Baseball but that is worth having the LHN (for the baseball coverage alone) The Basketball coverage need lots of work however.
This post was edited by austinr 13 months ago
"Leadership is wisdom, courage and great carelessness of self"
Yeah. Out here up the river, we tried baseball, but it never caught hold. Billy Bob insisted on using an alligator gar as home plate. We used to have bassball, but have you ever tried whackin' a bass with a bat? They wriggle too damn much and it's hard to throw'em to home, but the gar does appreciate'em!
Hell! Where I'm from up in Sweetwater, they just had their rattlesnake roundup. When I wuz growin' up we had official representatives who would let themselves get bit for the show of it ... they would rotate in 'n out over the years so's nobody would get too pisened. Come to think of it, that is how they came up with the name for that In 'n Out Burger Bar over in Roscoe.
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I thought that was name of that new bi-sexual bar in Hamlin!
Ahhh! So you know West Texas! ;)
Actually, the summer before the eighth grade, I learned to drive on nighttime two lane highways on the way from Sweetwater to Hamlin. On Friday nights after payday, my father would want to go get some beer - the north side of Hamlin was wet, Sweetwater was dry. On one trip, on the way back after a couple of beers, my father fell asleep with a cigarette in his mouth and a spark blew into the back seat and after a while set it afire. By some strange reasoning, my father thought it was my fault ... such were the days in a "dry" West Texas in the Sixties. I am pretty sure that there were not very many bi-sexual bars in Hamlin then! Actually, the idea does give me the giggles, though. As does the idea of going there to the local cafe for breakfast and discussing with the locals the possibility that there might have been. If you decide to do that, please do be careful! It is probably not quite as safe an environment as Marble Falls! ;)
Postscript: And, people wonder why it takes me so many edits to get it right! ;)
You eat at the Skeets?
No comprendre compadre.
The lhn is pretty darn awesome! I watch all of the baseball and softball games on it, or at least I try to. It is truly a pretty special channel.
What is this, "The Skeets"? Anybody know? I mean, should I up vote this guy, or not? I mean, I am really concerned about proper decorum for this web site and all. ;)
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Or did you eat the Trent country club?
You were in my neck of the woods if you were in sweetwater.
Where in western Travis? I'm in far NW Travis and don't have it, I didn't as of last year anyway.
Which was a better idea? This thread or Longhorn Network?
Because it is a close comparison.
Trent Gorillas!!! Trent was a wide spot in the way to Oak Creek Lake or San Angelo when I was growing up. Oak Creek Lake was empty and a mesquite forest the last time I drove by there. Did not know that Trent had a Country Club. Must of come after my time. Even if it had existed when I was there, they would not have allowed the likes of me in! My sister told me of a really good restaurant on a Ranch Road out in the middle of nowhere west of Trent. Could that be what you are talking about?
Off of Cuernavaca and River Hills Road on the south side of Lake Austin. They were putting the cables in over the last few weeks. Over the years this area has always been the last area to get anything new - cable TV, fiber optics for phone lines when they mattered (finally, this is the upgrade for that), Hell, twenty years ago they wouldn't even deliver pizza down here.
You are absolutely right! I consider it performance art in honor of the dearth of content because of spring break and the choosing of the new Pope. Everybody gets an up vote! Yee Haw! ;)
It probably is, has coors light on tap for free at all times. There's also a good burger joint up at coronados camp
Interesting. I lived in Sweetwater from 1950-1968 growing up and went back several times a year through, probably, 1985 while I still had family there. Trent was just a wide spot in the road. The running joke when we drove through was that it was big enough to have a high school but you never saw anyone when you drove through. I know that the majority of people lived on surrounding ranches - I dated a girl from the area south of Highland. So, I was surprised when my sister told me of this great place to eat out in the middle of nowhere that had beer on tap. This was probably 25-30 years ago. She said the last time they went there, that they slowed way down and followed a mountain lion as it meandered down the road for more than a mile in their headlights. It left the road only as it approached the building. She said that it was at the edge of the lighted area around the building as they got out of the car and it acted like it was familiar and comfortable with people - probably smelled the grill and wanted a hand out.
So, you grew up in Trent? If so, When?
I got it in West Travis (right by Mansfield Dam) in the Shores...
I have to apologize. I had a brain fart. Please consider every response I have made in this thread since you mentioned Trent to be misplaced. For whatever reason, my brain said Blackwell every time you said Trent. Having lived there in my formative years and having learned to roller skate in the roller rink in Trent before there ever was one in Sweetwater, and not having been there probably for the last twenty years, every time my ears heard Trent, my brain farted Blackwell ... so, all my stories about Trent and environs should should be transposed to be about Blackwell and environs. Dang! Getting old is hard! I guess that the good thing is that you get to make up your own memories. ;)
So, chupita, the nice lady that came to my door the other night said that the LHN was available on ATT/Uverse. When I check to see if it is available at my address, the web says, No, No, No! That could be because the fiber optics infrastructure has just gone in and the network may not be up and running just yet. My question to you is, if you have ATT/Uverse where you live, you do have the LHN, right? I was just wondering if that was a channel to be added at some time in the future. Inquiring minds want to know!
Same thing happened with me -- a gal came over and said that Uverse was available. I called in to order it, and the sales guy said it wasn't (twice). I requested that an engineer come out here and review my hood because close neighbors had it. They sent the engineer and I was eligible for Uverse that week. The Dslam was just down the street.
LHN is a standard channel on the two upper packages (200 or 300)... I live in the Shores of Apache by Mansfield Dam and on the lake austin side.
Thanks. We do not even have cable at all right now. Neither of us watch much TV and are able to get most of what we want streaming on line via RoadRunner. I have been waiting for LHN to become available in my neighborhood before we finally took the plunge ... I still think that everything is going to go away from bundling and go on line sooner rather than later, so I have been very resistant to paying for all that crap that we will never watch. My wife is going to have two hip replacement surgeries in the next few months and our home phone through RoadRunner doesn't work half the time, so it looks like we will go ahead with ATT/Uverse so she can be well entertained while she is recovering.
Do you live down by the low water crossing below the dam? There is a water access residential road on the "south", downstream side of Lake Austin, below the cliffs. I used to fish off of that bridge at night on week ends when I was in gradual school. ;)
I've been watching LHN since the 1st pitch of the baseball game tonight. I friggin love it!
I added to my previous post, chupita.
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