Bag of Randomenss

  • When was the last time you complimented your mother’s cooking?  If you still have the opportunity to do so, don’t let the opportunity slip by.  It will make both of your days.
  • I wish I knew how to play an instrument, any instrument.
  • I run by a lot of Will Rogers quotes – that guy had a lot of interesting things to say.
  • Same goes for Winston Churchill.
  • And Mark Twain.
  • I try my best to remember my friend’s birthdays, and I don’t care if that makes me a little gay.
  • I wish I wrote more thank-you cards and hand-written letters.  That reminds me, I want to buy some stationary.
  • I’m often amazed how easy it is to travel and the miracle of flight.
  • I fear the ocean.  And heights.  And the Teletubbies.
  • Everyone should have a favorite poem, or at least be able to name one.
  • Just because something is expensive doesn’t mean it’s the best.
  • When it rains, sometimes it’s just best to be still and listen and realize you really don’t have control of some things.
  • Walks are under-rated – especially the ones without an mp3 player or a cellphone.
  • One line that runs through my mind all the time, “The overflow of the heart the mouth shall speak.”  Because of that line, I’m able to forgive what people have to say.  Sometime people just speak out of passion.
  • But at the same time, people should understand that once something comes out of your mouth, you never have the opportunity to take back what you said and risk damaging a relationship for life.
  • Most likely, your dad is cooler than you think.
  • Sometimes it’s hard to open a door for a lady, like when you reach a double door entry.  I open the first set of doors, and sometimes the lady will open the second set of doors for me returning the favor, but I feel weird.
  • I don’t like small talk, but I like saying stuff to strangers in elevators.
  • I need to make a pilgrimage somewhere.
  • I put too much sentimental value in things.
  • I like to sing along even if I don’t know the words.
  • A real man will never sit on a playing field – he takes a knee.
  • My favorite “7 Habbit” – Think first to understand, then be understood.
  • I think the throwback jersey thing is starting to get out of hand.
  • One day I envision a football helmet without a facemask.  The facemask will be replaced by some kind of shield . . . maybe even an energy field.  Sorry, I got a little sci-fy on ya.
  • You are never too old to stop saying “yes sir” or “yes ma’am.”
  • Sometimes it just feels good to pick up the tab, but it feels weird when someone does it for me.
  • It’s best to never take a call or text while at dinner.
  • Unless you’re a doctor.
  • People should never jog shirtless unless on a beach.  Let me rephrase, men should never jog shirtless unless on a beach.
  • Seriously, I prefer putting the punctuation mark outside of a quotation unless the actual quotation is the end of the sentence.
  • I like to cuss and personally find nothing wrong with it, but I only do so around people I know that won’t be offended.
  • When in doubt, it’s always a good idea to chip in for food or gas.
  • I appreciate the beauty of models before photo-editing software.
  • Setting up people is well intended but usually a bad idea.
  • Never post a picture online that you would be embarrassed to show your mother, or your boss.  It’s also probably a good idea to never pose for a picture with booze.
  • I forget names easily.
  • Geeky is the new cool.
  • The worst time to get a haircut is right before a big event.
  • I do my best to make eye contact when speaking to someone.
  • I haven’t worn a tux since my wedding, which makes me wonder if I’ll ever wear a tux again in my life.
  • Men should always carry tissues at a wedding or funeral – not for their own use, but for others.  The ladies will remember your thoughtfulness.
  • I guess you can also apply that to umbrellas.
  • A piece of advice I recently overheard – identify your most common used phrase or word and eliminate it.
  • I’m one of those that prefer grades and salaries be made public.
  • I wonder what the world would be like if there wasn’t a PC on every desk.
  • As much as I hated it, I’m glad I waited tables and worked at a restaurant twice in my life.  I feel I have a better perspective on just how hard of a job that is, and it makes me not only more patient but a better tipper.
  • But if my glass is out of  iced-tea, you aren’t doing your job very well.
  • I’ve always wanted to sit down for a caricature drawing, but fear what the artist will do with my weight.
  • You’re an ass if you gripe or grumble about having your picture taken.
  • When people are opening a wrapped present, they shouldn’t guess what it is out loud – they only ruin the moment for the giver.
  • I’ve never jumped in a pile of leaves.
  • When you are upset over an email, never reply within the first six hours.  Think things over and let them sink in, you’ll be more apt to respond rather than react.
  • It was always great surprising my dad at the office.
  • Grace
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15 Responses to Bag of Randomenss

  1. jonathan says:


  2. CowtownDoug says:

    New look on BON momentarily shocked me !

    • Geeding says:

      Just experimenting, really, I don't know how much I'm sold on it. I was wondering if anyone would notice because I have a feeling most of my readers just view this website through an RSS feed.

      The last template limits me on the size of pictures and videos, so I'm looking for something still with a sidebar, but to have a big enough body when I can put larger pics and videos.

  3. David Bryant says:

    A new look and a new way to spell "Bag of Randomenss". This is a big day for BON!

  4. Doug says:

    So true on Moms cooking. I haven't thought about it in years and then I dug out her gumbo recipe last weekend and it was so tasty and touching to eat a treat from my boyhood.

  5. Z from Chicago says:

    I've always thought that jumping into a pile of leaves was just a photo-op for parents.

    Why is this November significant? Various sites I visit are changing their formats this month.

    David Bryant: Hahahaha.

  6. warren says:

    What are Randomenss? Is that a kind of noodle soup?

  7. Gracie says:

    The new Blog format looks nice. I like it.

  8. CADmonkey says:

    Change is always surprising and sometimes disappointing. New format looks polished (as in shiney, not sausagey). Very introspective Bag today. Kinda somber. Chin up, dude! You are blessed!

  9. George says:

    Is the new format on purpose? 🙂

  10. dan says:

    "Who moved my cheese?!" I like the new format…stay classy, Keith

    The WSJ had an item today questioning whether football players should stop wearing helmets. The writer argues helmets give players a false sense of security in using their heads as weapons when tackling and blocking

  11. MamaToots says:

    New format is a classy act! I like it!

  12. sister says:

    "You’re an ass if you gripe or grumble about having your picture taken." – I'm going to have to agree with that. I think you and I are thinking of the same person too.

    "It was always great surprising my dad at the office." – I miss that so much it hurts. I still think about it… that and just hanging around Daddy's office in general (eating nuts, playing with the paper shredder and how Daddy would take me by the hand around the floor introducing me as his "little girl" and make me say hi) and how he used to tell me to remember to compliment Mom's perm when she shows up at the office. Haha.

  13. Nathan S. says:

    I'm on staff at a church, attended an extremely conservative Bible College, Dad's a Pastor, both Grandfather's were Pastors…. and I love to cuss too. Do it all the time, in fact, the majority of the other staff I work with (at a Baptist Church!) do too.
    We're don't cuss just to be foul, but if we really don't think twice about it if the occasion presents itself.

  14. Sharon says:

    We fear the same things.

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