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TTpilk645

  • joined May 22, 2008
  • last login Apr 17, 2014
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I was born in San Diego, CA, raised in Lubbock, graduated from Monterey in 1963, served 4 years in the Navy (Midway Is. & U.S. Navy Carrier Coral Sea-CVA 43), hired on at Litton in '67, was married for 7 years to Sharon & had a daughter, Tiffaney, in '75. Attended Tech for 5 years part time after our divorce, earning 75 hrs towards a degree in Studio Art. When Litton (11 out of 15 total years working there) closed down in 1983, I moved to Austin, worked at Motorola for 19 years, marrying again early in 1990 to Thelma, having a daughter, Candice, born late that year. After a failed attempt at real estate, I worked 4 yrs at Danfoss-Chatleff in Buda, Texas, just South of Austin and am now retired from the Travis Assn f/t Blind after 3 yrs with them. I am presently living in Kyle, TX.

My older daughter gave me a beautiful granddaughter, Emily, Thanksgiving of '06, plus I have two step-daughters, a step-son, & 7 step-grandchildren. I have been a fan of the Texas Tech Red Raiders since the late '50's. I started reading this blog in '07, joined in '08 and am very pleased with most of the involved Texas Tech Red Raider fans who blog here. No other blog visited is as good.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Houston Astros
  • NBA San Antonio Spurs
  • NFL Dallas Cowboys
  • NCAAF Texas Tech Red Raiders
  • NCAAB Texas Tech Red Raiders
  • NHL Dallas Stars
  • Golf Sean O'Hair, Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, all the beautiful women on the LPGA tour
  • NASCAR Danika Patrick (mmmmm)
  • Soccer U.S.A.
  • Tennis The retired Chris Evert (awesome)
  • General Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Houston Texans
  • MMA None
  • Boxing None
  • Cycling None
  • Fantasy None
  • Winter Olympics U.S.A.
  • Figure Skating Some interest
  • Wrestling Not a fan
  • FIFA U.S.A.
  • EPL Man United (ex boss' team-he is English)
  • MLS Dallas Toros
  • Serie A Who?
  • La Liga Huh?
  • Summer Olympics U.S.A.
  • Bundesliga None
  • The Championship '93 Lady raiders
Recent Activity
Great story
Commented on Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | Kingsbury on Dance-Off; Baseball Walks It Off on Apr 17 2014, 11:03p
I did say
Commented on Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | Kingsbury on Dance-Off; Baseball Walks It Off on Apr 16 2014, 11:16a - 1 reply
Thanks, Dan
Commented on Meeting Iconic Figures of Texas Tech | Ed Whitacre, President Nellis, and Kirby Hocutt on Apr 16 2014, 11:06a
And
Commented on Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | Kingsbury on Dance-Off; Baseball Walks It Off on Apr 16 2014, 10:28a - 1 reply
I like that.
Commented on Red Raider Gridiron | More on Breiden Fehoko Commitment on Apr 16 2014, 12:19a
OU is just jealous
Commented on Red Raider Gridiron | More on Breiden Fehoko Commitment on Apr 15 2014, 1:11p
Great example
Commented on VIDEO | Texas Tech Football Dance Off on Apr 15 2014, 11:35a
ZING!
Commented on VIDEO | Texas Tech Football Dance Off on Apr 15 2014, 11:20a
This is a commit we all will look back on as being much more than just him
Commented on Recruiting on the South Plains | 2015 DT Breiden Fehoko Commits to Texas Tech on Apr 15 2014, 10:24a - 1 reply
Welcome Kmom....
Commented on Recruiting on the South Plains | 2015 DT Breiden Fehoko Commits to Texas Tech on Apr 15 2014, 9:50a
Thanks, blackbeard.
Commented on 10 Thoughts on Texas Tech's Spring Game on Apr 15 2014, 9:23a
Just got back from Lubbock and entrenced in Kyle again
Commented on 10 Thoughts on Texas Tech's Spring Game on Apr 14 2014, 7:57p - 1 reply
About to leave Kyle. See everyone tomorrow!
Commented on Red Raider Gridiron | Texas Tech Spring Game Details, TV and Links on Apr 11 2014, 8:48a - 1 reply
Aren't you in that white jacket yet, Mr. Hale?
Commented on Chasing Windmills on Apr 10 2014, 2:35p
Unlike some, I think Bullitt's abilities will be good enough to at least earn him a chance to make a team
Commented on NFL Draft Profile: Terrance Bullitt on Apr 10 2014, 10:17a
Kenny W
Commented on Texas Tech News, Notes & Links | Hannahs to Arkansas; Kingsbury on Webb's Turnovers on Apr 10 2014, 10:02a
Just like old times.......
Commented on Spring game roll call on Apr 9 2014, 1:06p
Totally understand
Commented on Top Five Questions for Texas Tech for the Spring Game on Apr 9 2014, 12:59p
Weather forcast
Commented on Spring game roll call on Apr 9 2014, 11:40a - 1 reply
Me + several others
Commented on Spring game roll call on Apr 9 2014, 11:31a
Kliff & scholarships
Commented on Red Raider Gridiron | Kingsbury Binge-Watches Television; Receiver Depth Chart on Apr 9 2014, 11:20a - 1 reply
I hope he is given a legitimate chance to play, maybe even start.
Commented on Top Five Questions for Texas Tech for the Spring Game on Apr 8 2014, 5:28p
I think I shall reserve any input I have until after the Spring game, but here are some things I do feel are important now
Commented on Top Five Questions for Texas Tech for the Spring Game on Apr 8 2014, 11:49a
Thanks again, Seth
Commented on VIDEO | Double-T Insider with Tim Proudfoot, Jaccorian Duffield and Maxime Hinnisdaels on Apr 8 2014, 11:25a
Again
Commented on Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | NCAA Says Union is Grossly Inappropriate Solution on Apr 8 2014, 10:56a - 1 reply
TWSS
Commented on An Open Letter to Hollywood on Apr 7 2014, 1:39p
Me, too
Commented on Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | NCAA Says Union is Grossly Inappropriate Solution on Apr 7 2014, 1:38p
When Emo is hired away after one or two years
Commented on Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | NCAA Says Union is Grossly Inappropriate Solution on Apr 7 2014, 1:35p
Good luck, Travis
Commented on An Open Letter to Hollywood on Apr 7 2014, 11:47a
UConn
Commented on NCAA Basketball Championship | Preview – Open Thread on Apr 7 2014, 11:33a
This is a tough issue to focus on, for now
Commented on Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | NCAA Says Union is Grossly Inappropriate Solution on Apr 7 2014, 9:12a
A bit late, but my congratulations are genuine
Commented on The Weekender | April 4th - 6th on Apr 7 2014, 8:32a
I will be glad
Commented on The Weekender | April 4th - 6th on Apr 6 2014, 10:04a
Iditerod & Alabama Shakes
Commented on The Weekender | April 4th - 6th on Apr 5 2014, 2:00p
Then again
Commented on Red Raider Gridiron | Webb, Washington and Grant Impress in Friday Night Lights Scrimmage on Apr 5 2014, 12:36p
Tech Loses 3-1 in first game against OSU
Commented on Red Raider Hardball | Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma St. Cowboys on Apr 5 2014, 1:06a - 1 reply
I recall we had that once a long time ago
Commented on Possible Red Raiders: A Weekly Recruiting Update - 4/1/2014 on Apr 4 2014, 4:00p
Tech Wins! Tech Wins! Tech Wins!
Commented on Red Raider Hardball | Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma St. Cowboys on Apr 4 2014, 3:56p - 1 reply
Excellent verification of Ward's greatness
Commented on Red Raider Gridiron | Kris Williams at Bandit; Davis Webb is Lone Survivor on Apr 4 2014, 11:09a - 1 reply
Sooooo
Commented on NCAA Final Four | Preview – Open Thread on Apr 4 2014, 10:33a
It did cost
Commented on Red Raider Gridiron | Kris Williams at Bandit; Davis Webb is Lone Survivor on Apr 4 2014, 10:29a
It was posted in another thread, a few days ago.
Commented on Red Raider Gridiron | Kris Williams at Bandit; Davis Webb is Lone Survivor on Apr 4 2014, 10:28a - 1 reply
"Let them go do the dougie with their hookers"
Commented on Red Raider Gridiron | Kris Williams at Bandit; Davis Webb is Lone Survivor on Apr 4 2014, 10:26a - 1 reply
Bottom line in his business...
Commented on NFL Draft Profile: Will Smith on Apr 4 2014, 12:00a
Uh oh. Wrong area, but still a great photo.
Commented on Red Raider Gridiron | Ward Surprising; Williams & Stewart at Raider on Apr 3 2014, 11:57p - 1 reply
Agree.
Commented on Who Replaces Jace Amaro's Production? on Apr 3 2014, 11:49p
The whole area as it was
Commented on Red Raider Gridiron | Ward Surprising; Williams & Stewart at Raider on Apr 3 2014, 7:51p - 2 replies
Broken Rider
Commented on Red Raider Gridiron | Ward Surprising; Williams & Stewart at Raider on Apr 3 2014, 7:48p
Here
Commented on Red Raider Gridiron | Ward Surprising; Williams & Stewart at Raider on Apr 3 2014, 7:46p - 1 reply
Tillman
Commented on Who Replaces Jace Amaro's Production? on Apr 3 2014, 7:11p - 1 reply
OK, here I go, just to be the monkey wrench:
Commented on Who Replaces Jace Amaro's Production? on Apr 3 2014, 11:20a - 2 replies
Unknowns
Commented on NFL Draft Profile: Will Smith on Apr 3 2014, 11:09a
Send this to all recruits
Commented on Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | Baseball Defeats NM; Crockett to Play in All Star Game; Fortenberry Back on Apr 2 2014, 4:20p
With an 11 on the jersey
Commented on Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | Baseball Defeats NM; Crockett to Play in All Star Game; Fortenberry Back on Apr 2 2014, 4:14p
Welcome to VTM
Commented on Possible Red Raiders: A Weekly Recruiting Update - 4/1/2014 on Apr 2 2014, 4:09p
This
Commented on Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | Baseball to Play New Mexico in Midland; Report: Tolbert to SMU on Apr 2 2014, 3:56p
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