Bag of Randomness

  • I get a lot of invitations from people to join LinkedIn, but I can’t tell if it’s spam or people that really want me to be part of their network.  Even though it’s a business professional social networking site, I want to do what I can to avoid being easily found.
  • I may have mentioned this before, but my dad never needed an alarm clock and never overslept, even if he had to wake up at four in the morning for something.
  • I just learned that a new glass-eye without insurance will cost $2650.
  • I sometimes wonder why God gave us and many other of his creatures two nostrils.  Doesn’t one suffice?
  • I was in a meeting in which someone didn’t know the old joke that La Quinta translated means “next to Denny’s.”
  • In that same meeting someone didn’t know that March Madness involves college basketball.
  • I read that all the Virgin Megastores will be closing by the summer, which is going to leave a big hole in Grapevine Mills Mall.  Much like newspapers, these music stores will be dying off soon, they just can’t compete with the ability to download.
  • For those of you that are into church and politics, the last four paragraphs of this piece resonated with me, and I think pretty much sums up why one can’t automatically assume that all young evangelicals are part of the GOP.
  • Speaking of the GOP, the wrong people in that party keeps getting all the attention.  I have a lot of conservative friends, and I think most would shudder at a lot of stuff that comes from the mouths of Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter.
  • But it does seem a bit odd how twice within a month someone in the GOP will criticize Limbaugh, and then two days later recant.
  • Sandra Day O’Connor was on the Daily Show last night, and it was the first time I ever really heard her speak.  I found her charming and insightful, in a real grandma sort of way; especially when she was asked how cordial the court seemed to be, and she made some statement how in law school lawyers have to learn how disagree agreeably since the knew they will be working with each other for a long time.
  • She also made reference to how voting happens, that it starts with the Chief Justice, then down from the most senior to the newest judge, which she was for six year.  On her very first case, the tally was 4 to 4, and she was left with the deciding vote.  Talk about pressure for the freshman on the court.
  • Last night GeedingManor was refinanced from 5.75% to 4.625%.
  • Hamster goes organic.  Link
  • Where was this when I was in college?
  • Sad, yet funny: Abandoned baby otter mistook harmonica player for its mother
  • The iPhone’s grandfather
  • McFlurries from around the world.  Link
  • I just might be a Christian Hipster.

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8 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Dave says:

    My son, who has trouble looking at things without logic, now diligently points out every time he sees a La Quinta that doesn’t have a Denny’s in front of it. He gets humor, but doesn’t have the ability to think outside of his logic box.

  2. Shawn Wilson says:

    Christian hipster……well, I am somewhere in between. Maybe I am more of a Moral Majority then I think I am (Shawn thinking to himself…"wait! That can't be right!! I hate the way they run things…so….unchristian.")

    Maybe there is a in between phase, like Christian cool-cat, or Christian who's really just trying to figure out how to live like Jesus in a world that likes to talk about Him but doesn't want Him to talk?

    I don't know.

  3. Chris says:

    Not sure if it still is but the Virgin Mega Store at Grapevine Mills had everything on sale not too long ago.

  4. kim says:

    LOVE the Tony the Tiger!

  5. carolyn says:

    You might be called upon to donate for a nostril transplant — ever think of that? I am all for us evolving into everyone having 2 hearts and 2 livers each. Then we could all give — or just live longer.

  6. Daniel says:

    Can I ask who did your re-finance? I haven’t seen a rate that good.

  7. dan says:

    I think I read somewhere that Sandra Day O’Connor graduated from Stanford Law School and because of the times [the Sixties?] the only job she was offered from a law firm was as a legal secretary. I believe that she went into practice on her own as a result. I also heard her relate a story about the time she first introduced her future husband to her father, who was a rancher in Arizona. When she introduced him to her father he was busy castrating cattle and, in order to see what type of man his daughter had brought home, her father speared a leftover bloody testicle with a piece of wire, roasted it over a camp fire and offered it to her new boyfriend.

    The Democrats are having fun with Limbaugh. They are pitting him against Steele to demonstrate the Republicans are in disarray and no single person speaks for them. Obama is able to do this because the mainstream Republicans are afraid of Rush. Even though Rush’s followers are very vocal and loyal, they still only represent only a very small portion of the voting public.

  8. Melissa says:

    I accidentally sent a linkedin invite to EVERYONE that has ever sent or received an email to/from me… I had gone through and hand selected a handful of people that I knew would be on there already or that I would want to be linked with or that I knew IRL… And then it told me that I couldn’t send my invite until I clicked the link in my email. I went and clicked that link — and thought that it had saved the few names that I had selected, and hit “send” and it went to everyone instead! So I’m sorry about sending the invite to you! 🙂

    As far as nostrils go, I’m glad that I have two. One of mine always seems to be clogged up at any given time…so the other one I can use to smell/breathe through. The one that’s clogged switches from one to the other – so it’s great to have two! If there was only one, then it would probably constantly be clogged up, so I wouldn’t be able to breathe or smell, and that would be a sad day!

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