Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Bag of Randomness for Monday, May 21, 2018

  • I had no plans on watching the royal wedding but I got sucked into a replaying of it and actually enjoyed it. I guess it was the modernization and the black American influence infiltrating the traditional British royalism. Only the most stone-hearted of individuals wouldn’t have liked the performance of “Stand By Me”.
  • I noticed the NBC anchors went out of their way to say they didn’t provide any commentary during the service. During the last two opening ceremonies for the Olympics, they were ridiculed for providing too much commentary and not allowing the viewer to simply take in the experience.
  • I’m familiar with the Episcopal church, but not enough to know someone in the church would have the title of The Most Reverend, like the Chicago pastor who delivered the sermon at the royal wedding, The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, the presiding bishop of the American Episcopal Church. Research tells me The Most Reverend is not an office but a courtesy title used when addressing a high member of the clergy such as an Anglican archbishop, or a Roman Catholic bishop. Curry’s sermon stood out because it ran a bit long and it was emotional, but WifeGeeding noticed he used an iPad to refer to his notes. I guess that’s another way the wedding was “modernized”.
  • I may have mentioned this before, but when Queen Elizabeth dies and Prince Charles becomes king, he has the option of choosing any of his given names as his regnal name, Charles Philip Arthur George. So that means he could become King Arthur, which would be very cool. He’ll probably go by Charles for familiarity, but he’d actually be King Charles III. However, the previous two Charles weren’t looked at favorable, Charles I was the only member of the monarchy to be tried and executed for treason, and his son, Charles II, was known for his raucous romantic life. If he were to go by George, he’d be King George V, the previous George was his grandfather. There have been no King Phillip so if chose that he’d be the first.
  • Queen Elizabeth has been ruling for over 66 years, which means people of the kingdom haven’t had to sing “God Save the King” in quite some time. Here’s a thirteen-year-old Julie Andrews singing “God Save The King” for George VI in 1948.
  • NBCDFW.com – Bulletproof Safe Rooms Latest Innovation to Protect Students From Active Shooter
    • The shelters come equipped with double-steeled walls – the same material used to build military tanks They can withstand bullets from handguns, assault weapons and shotgun blasts.
    • Haugen estimates the shelters would cost about $20,000 per classroom. He said the district would like to be able to connect two rooms to one shelter if possible. Carroll ISD is considering having the shelters installed at some of its elementary schools.
    • In about 30 seconds, nearly 33 elementary school-aged children and their teacher can file into the structure to create an impenetrable barrier between the shooter and potential victims. The shelters could fit about 17 high school students.
  • Texas governor’s website continues to tout shotgun giveaway in aftermath of school shooting
  • I’m not sure why I’ve been avoiding this story, but I certainly remember several SBC pastors in my youth and college years using very similar stories of an abused wife who takes no action but pray and eventually gets her husband to take part in church.
  • FiveThirtyEight – Just 21% of U.S. adults are on Twitter, and only 15% of all Republican voters follow @realDonaldTrump on Twitter.
  • What the heck is up with Bobby Darin’s “Beyond The Sea”? I heard that song three times on the radio this weekend.
  • A few pics of WifeGeeding doing goat yoga.
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Bag of Randomness for Friday, May 18, 2018

  • WifeGeeding scored a great deal at the local water park hotel so we stayed there last night. We get access to the park for two days and it made for a great early birthday present for DaughterGeeding. My back held up better than I expected on the rides. Not only did the kids get to play at a waterpark after school yesterday, but it was also track and field day at their school. They were knocked out.
  • Tomorrow, WifeGeeding will attend a goat yoga session. It’s basically yoga with goats walking on your body.
  • I’m not a morning person, but this new book has caught my attention – My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired. One of the authors was recently interviewed and he stated his interviewees average a 10:57 p.m. bedtime and a 6:24 am wakeup.
  • @BobbyBeltTX – Cowboys OL coach Paul Alexander wrote in his book “Perform” about how he can rule out certain offensive lineman playing for him by the way they dispense ketchup from a bottle. [pic] [article]
  • Chinese school uses facial recognition to make kids pay attention
  • I always thought him wearing that white suit against a black background with huge long slender letters of his name was exceptionally cool – Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special Gets 50th Anniversary Celebration On NBC
  • When it comes to dogs greeting kids coming home from school, there are no two cuter GIFs

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Dog is super excited to see his tiny human coming home!

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Whatever you want to hear – “Brainstorm” or “Green Needle”

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Magnum reboot first look

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Bag of Randomness for Thursday, May 17, 2018

  • Yesterday I mentioned CBS was rebooting ‘Magnum P.I.’. The new Higgins will be female this time around. A couple years ago there was talk of rebooting the series with Thomas Magnum’s daughter taking the lead role, which I thought was a great idea. In the series finale, you see Magnum returning to the Navy and taking in his young daughter who he thought was dead.
  • I totally forgot how hard it could be to watch a newly released movie. Sometimes you go to the movie theater only to find out it was sold out. Nowadays, you can find that out online and even reserve your seats.
  • Forrest Whitaker is in Black Panther and a younger actor plays a younger version of him. I was really impressed with the casting because I saw a lot of similar physical features and learned the younger actor is named Denzel Whitaker.  My first thought was that’s his son, but it turns out they aren’t related. Interestingly, they have played father and son in another movie.
  • Bono and The Edge did a bit on ‘Ellen’ in which they took her staff’s Starbucks orders. The bit wasn’t really that funny but I cracked up the show used subtitles when Bono spoke but didn’t for The Edge.
  • For you TICKET listeners, yesterday was TC’s last night. It looks like he’s doing something local but other than that he didn’t really give a clue on what he’ll be doing.
  • GIF – You won’t ever see a cat help you uproot a bush or a tree.
  • GIF – If you loved the movie Airplane! and played a lot of Nintendo video games, you’ll appreciate this GIF.

 

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Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, March 16, 2018

  • To my surprise, Black Panther was able to rent last night via my Amazon TV device. It wasn’t my favorite Marvel movie but I certainly enjoyed it. WifeGeeding also enjoyed it, but she was really impressed with the visuals and scenery.
  • I’m going through a bit of a rough patch right now, and perhaps one day I may be able to share some details about it. But I’m thankful how a movie can give me a bit of an escape from real life and real problems.
  • I called my friend Jimi yesterday just to get some stuff off my chest, but I have to admit I lied to him at the beginning of our conversation. He was politely wondering why I called and I said I just wanted to see how things were with him. That was true, but I also just needed to talk to a friend, someone who knows the background of my childhood and everything that makes me tick.
  • Exact same car, but no mustache, no Aloha shirt, no Tigers hat
  • Jalopnik – How An Arizona Mechanic Scored A Stolen 1,461 Mile 1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo For $500
  • The ‘Ellen’ show with Bono and The Edge aired yesterday and the duo performed an interesting acoustic version of “Vertigo”.
  • Robert Downey Jr. is making a YouTube Red series about artificial intelligence
  • I keep seeing articles this week which marked the 20th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s death and the Seinfeld finale. It’s easy to remember where I was at the time, I was in New York for a university class trip. Sandra, you were there. If I recall, Barry over at LiberallyLean was also there and we may have been at the same Yankee’s game. They were playing the Twins.
  • This should be a fun watch. – ESPN Films, quickly becoming the go-to for quality sports documentaries, has announced a partnership with Netflix to co-produce The Last Dance, a 10-part look at basketball icon Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ final 97-98′ championship run.

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Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, March 15, 2018

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Bag of Randomness for Monday, March 14, 2018

  • For a reading accomplishment, DaughterGeeding received a free ice cream coupon at Braum’s. It made me laugh they were promoting how much protein is in their milkshakes.
  • I bought WifeGeeding a customized travel mug for Mother’s Day. She had it for about two hours before losing it at church. Maybe it’s just her polite way of telling me she didn’t like it.
  • DaughterGeeding’s class has a bunch of silkworms and each kid gets to take them home for a bit, and we hosted them this weekend. When she brought them home on Friday there was not one cacoon, but as of last night, at least eight of them made one. And to my surprise, they are a bit loud when they are eating.
  • The silkworms will eventually turn into a moth. Oh, and these silkworms are domesticated: “Domestic silkmoths are closely dependent on humans for reproduction, as a result of millennia of selective breeding. Wild silkmoths are different from their domestic cousins as they have not been selectively bred; they are not as commercially viable in the production of silk.”
  • I finished Amazon’s ‘All or Nothing: The Dallas Cowboys’. I know there is no such thing as a player/coach like Tom Landry used to have, but Sean Lee is most certainly a player/coach. You should see the way he runs meetings, go over game tape, and the respect he gets from his teammates. I like Jon Hamm’s voice in commercials but I didn’t like him as the narrator.
  • It was another weekend of proclaiming I was going to get a lot of things marked off my to-do list only for me to barely make a dent in it.
  • Our church is in the very early stages of looking for a new pastor since our pastor will retire next year. I might be getting the terminology wrong, but the pastor nomination committee consists of one male and six females.
  • Caged tiger among live animals on display at Miami-Dade prom
    • It was a “Welcome To The Jungle” theme. In addition to the tiger, they had a lemur, two macaws, and an African fennec fox.
  • Texas woman who ran over cheating husband released from prison
  • The May 16 Texas Rangers game will only be available to watch on Facebook, you won’t be able to view it on television, the MLB app, or any other way.
  • BMW’s wireless car charging pad arrives this summer
  • GQ – How to Become a U2 Fan – Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love Bono.
    • U2 is one of the biggest bands in the world, but self-identifying as a U2 fan is another thing entirely. As a self-identified U2 fan, I can tell you: You get shit on. Constantly.
  • May your Monday be as fearless as this young man.

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Bag of Randomness for Thursday, May 10, 2018

  • I’ve never known my father to play the guitar yet I found a picture of him playing a guitar. He said he used to sing lead for a band on riverboats on the Ohio River and played the clarinet in high school, but other than that I never knew him to be musically inclined. Hmm, now that I look at the picture again, there’s a small chance that might not be my dad and I’ve mistaken him because his head is tilted down. Either way, I found some space to fill up today’s post. Win/Win.
  • My back is still getting better, not very rapidly, but it’s getting better and so is my attitude.
  • WifeGeeding, a preschool director, received an email from a mother about her child’s bathroom issues. The parent recently moved from another non-English speaking country. The email used the word “shit” probably a half a dozen times. We’re thinking she used a translation app that didn’t translate all that well.
  • Man, this final season of FX’s ‘The American’s’ is just great. Everything is coming together, and last night’s episode was solid and gritty. That parking garage scene was tense, and I loved how they decided just to use silence instead of trying to find the right song or score to aid the storytelling.
  • As much as I may not like President Trump’s personality, morals, or politics, one thing is for certain, I won’t underestimate the guy. That may be his greatest strength, people think he will automatically fail, and that’s how he won primaries, the nomination, and the Electoral College.
  • I don’t watch the Fox4 morning show, but it will now start a half-hour earlier, 4:00 AM. I’m curious to know how the morning staff first reacted to that and when such a change in working hours happen, how is that handled in terms of pay and salary.
  • Bouncy Castles For Weddings
  • Robert Downey, Jr.’s Original ‘Iron Man’ Suit Stolen, Valued at $325,000
  • If you are a lawyer operating a blog out of Wise County don’t read the rest of this bullet point because it will be nails on a chalkboard for you… If you a looking for a Father’s Day present for the local BBQ lover in your life, the Birthright BBQ Fest will be held on that day. It’s a chance for the folks who never get a chance to travel to Austin to try Franklin’s, and local great Cattleack will also be there.
    • Beer comes from Four Corners Brewing Co. Other pitmasters expected at Birthright, according to the website, are Brent Reaves of Smokey John’s BBQ in Dallas; Patrick Feges of Feges BBQ in Houston; Evan LeRoy of LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue in Austin; and Elliott Moss of Buxton Hall in Asheville, North Carolina.
  • DallasNews.com – A look at employee drug tests: What Texas companies are finding
  • Sears is working with Amazon to deliver and install car tires

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