Bag of Randomness

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  • It’s just the first week of December and that song played during the Tommy Hilfiger and Honda commercials is driving me batty.  I may take hostages the next time I hear that annoying song.
  • I don’t think I want to do the whole Santa thing in my family for pretty much the same reason my friend Andy doesn’t do it with his family.  But I’ll probably cave in just to make WifeGeeding happy.
  • If you are a student at Penn State and turn 21 you get emailed this link.
  • Genius idea – Star Wars Snow Flakes
  • After watching Qatar’s video for the World Cup bid I can see why they won it.
  • Rock ‘N Roll Map of Manhattan
  • If you’re a Spinal Tap fan then you will enjoy IMDB’s Easter egg.  Hint, look at the total star rankings.
  • Boehner to create ladies’ room off House floor
  • Just an observation about  the picture below which hangs on one of the walls of the headquarters of Southwest Airlines (just click to enlarge).  The person on the left is Herb Kelleher, a co-founder and Chairman Emeritus and former CEO and President of the airline.  You’ve heard me gush about him before, but the person on the right is no other than Neil Armstrong.  What cracks me up is that the first human to ever set foot on the moon, one of the most famous persons from a historical perspective, is wearing a name tag.  I know he’s not one to be in the spotlight much and he’s aged and all and that  “one small step for man”  moment happened over 40-years ago , but just the thought of the first human on the moon having to wear  a name tag is a bit funny to me.

  • Sometimes me and my friends will play the one-up game.  You know, you say something like “I once ran a nine-minute mile” and then your buddy will retort with “Oh yeah, I once ran an eight-minute mile” and then this will go on and on from topic to topic.   But the thing with Neil Armstrong is no one can ever one-up the man.  Seriously.
    • Two term presidents – there’s been many, he’s the first to set foot on the moon.
    • Super Bowl MVP –  – there’s been many, he’s the first to set foot on the moon.
    • Congressional Medal of Honor recipient  – extremely honorable, there’s been others, he’s the first to set foot on the moon.
    • Starred in the highest grossing film of all time – that record will breat, he’s the first to set foot on the moon.
    • First human in space – he’s don’t one better, he’s the first to set foot on the moon.
  • Grace
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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. thefamilyhart says:

    Keith, don't cave on Santa! Micah doesn't need Santa in her life. Our son is nearly 3 and he has no clue who Santa is. We saw him on tv last week and said "that lady looks funny." He thought it was a lady because of the rosy cheeks. But if you show my son a cross, he says, "a cross! Jesus died on the cross."

    Deprive your child of Santa and give her Jesus instead. Think about it.

  2. Dude says:

    Funny, but the idea of Santa and the worry of it being a "lie" never really bothered me when it came to my son. Our church celebrates Advent every year and it has been clear to him about the importance of Christ's birth and he understands the story of it. As he's become older we've even talked about the idea that Christ likely wasn't born on Dec. 25th, and that his life is celebrated at this time because the church wanted to counteract all the various solstice celebrations. The history of Santa and his origins is kind of neat too. Anyway, I guess I always think that you are raising your kid to live in this world, and to be able to make good choices. I think that completely forbidding or ignoring things gives them too much importance, somehow. I prefer to expose him to/discuss things and then frame it with my values. That way, when he encounters them away from us, at least he'll know that Mom and Dad wouldn't approve of it. We've been lucky though, our kid is a rules follower… so most discussions are around the inherent "unfairness" of life. But who knows, we are likely messing him up somehow! ;-)

    That said, the one thing we never acknowledged or celebrated was the Easter Bunny. Too ridiculous a concept and talk about not appropriate for the "reason of the season".

  3. jonathancliff says:

    We just tell our kids that Santa isn't real, and then beg them to "play along." I'm in the don't lie to them crowd, but I also know that Santa is fun!

    Our kids look more forward to the Advent Candles, Christmas Breakfast, and where we make our family gift to charity this year! But Santa is still fun.

  4. Stefanie says:

    I'm on the same page as Dude. There is a clear distinction of Church and Santa in my family. Any, I think the Easter Bunny is silly too thus ignore. Easter is the miracle and that is something amazing in itself.

    You know, I still tell everyone I believe in Santa. He's an ideal to me – be kind, give to others, ask nothing in return. My daughter is 7 and the time is coming when she'll doubt. And, if she asks, I'm going to be honest and tell her Santa is real…it's her mom and I deliver her gift. To me, it's not a lie nor is there deceit. And, I'll remind her, as I do each year, that "Santa" tries very hard to be there for every child but can't which is why we also participate in charity programs at Christmas.

    Now, with that said, Santa in our household is very simple. Santa's gift is one of many gifts under the tree on Christmas morning. That particular gift is always a generic and simple toy. And, typically isn't nearly as exciting as all the others.

  5. The Donald says:

    Curious about the Conquistadores bolos. I couldn't find any information on the Google.

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