LeBron James doesn’t cut his own steak. But does anything that a man does who had a life-sized statue built of himself for his own house really surprise you? And while having your steak cut up for you — like a six-year old who can’t be trusted with a knife — is an embarrassing detail, LeBron’s filthy rich and filthy rich people have all sorts of eccentricities. Getting your own steak cut up for you probably doesn’t even register in the top million most crazy thing that hundred millionaires do. It’s what being filthy rich is all about, the fabric of American capitalism. If filthy rich people do everything
This is our story told in LaScalea.com numerical style. I have changed all names except for Chase’s and mine. I did this to protect their professional identities as well as their innocence. Enjoy. 1. It’s 11:00 a.m. Twenty-five of us, ages ranging from 27 to 57, climb into a limo style “party bus.” My friend Chase, a Miami Ohio grad, who accompanied me on many of my SEC trips is also joining us today. As we load up, an elderly woman who is impressed by our bus, but not impressed by our destination questions us. “You’re going to a
This is the sixth bachelor party that I’ve attended in the past three years. There were eight of us in total, two lawyers, one dentist, one accountant, eight SEC graduates in total. I have changed all names except for mine. I did this to protect their professional identities as well as their innocence. This is our story. Enjoy. 1. I make my flight from Dallas, where I’d just finished the Texas Bar Exam, to Birmingham, Alabama to meet up with everyone. I literally walked out of the bar exam and hopped a flight. Is there any better time to be
August 22, 2014 Texas Supreme Court Limits the “Economic Loss Rule” Against Contractor In a victory for homeowners against unscrupulous subcontractors, on August 22, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court limited the “economic loss rule” in a case where a subcontractor tried to escape liability by claiming the rule precluded a suit in tort for the subcontractor’s negligence. The economic loss rule refers to “a common law rule limiting a contracting party to contractual remedies for the recovery of economic losses unaccompanied by physical injury to persons or other party.” However, the decision in Chapman Custom Homes v. Dallas Plumbing Co.
Monday: Game Day About eight in the morning, I wake up and head downstairs for the Super 8 continental breakfast as if it’s Christmas morning. Today’s breakfast features dozens of assorted plastic yogurt cups. I can sense Bob wondering how many of these he can sneak into his jacket. Twenty-seven would be my guess. The things are tiny. Shortly thereafter, we head for the Del Mar Train Station and arrive around 11:00am to meet up with my friend Travis before embarking on the 20-minute train ride to Pasadena. Bud and Bob have each managed to each bring a case of beer with
AUBURN UNIVERSITY VS. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY After the 2014 BCS National Championship, I missed my flight home, and spent what seemed like an eternity – nine hours, to be exact – in the Los Angeles Delta Sky Club, along with several sports beat writers. It was there that I discovered just how much guts these writers have to write and wait for a verdict on their work. You hit publish and it’s there… And so I wrote this travelogue about a weekend in Los Angeles for the 2014 BCS Championship. Some of the names have been changed. I did this
On Saturday, October 26, Jason and Tommy, both Texas Tech graduates, drive in from Dallas, Texas just before 11am. Jason works in a corporate sponsorship role with the Dallas Mavericks, though none of us has any idea what he does for them. Outside, it is overcast and even a bit cool. We begin the short walk to Gaylord-Memorial Stadium just before noon. As we walk to Campus Corner, we watch the Pride of Oklahoma Band march down Boyd Street. All of the bars are packed, and so are the sidewalks. Beer is currently being sold on every street corner, and