Bag of Randomness

  • I caught a segment on Today yesterday about spanking and noticed the in-studio expert being interviewed had notes written on the palm of her hand (around the 5:40 mark).  She, by the way, was very against spanking and offered alternatives that I think would only work in a 1950′s sitcom.
  • Also on Today yesterday (that sounded weird, didn’t it?) was an update on the model that ran into that propeller and lost an eye and hand.  Seriously, how much attention would we give her if she wasn’t attractive or had wealth?  Part of the coverage was a fund raiser held in her honor, which I also found interesting – the rich helping those that can already help themselves, but often refuse to help those who need it most.  That’s probably a bit harsh and oversimplification and generalization on my part, but geeze.
  • Of the 620 bills sponsored by Ron Paul during his long career in the House of Representatives, only four have ever made it to a vote on the House floor and only one of those became an actual law.   Source
  • I always thought the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was a bit of a surprise attack by the U.S., but yesterday I discovered that over five million leaflets warned the citizens of Japan and radio broadcasts were also used.  Source
  • It’s amazing that I had to find this out from the LA Times and not a local source, but it turns out Shannon Stone, the wife of the firefighter that fell and died catching a ball for his son, wrote to Hamilton and asked him to continue to throw balls in the stands.
  • A new lawsuit values a Twitter follower at $2.50 per month
  • I keep wanting to splurge on a DSLR camera, but auto repair bills keep piling up.
  • A yellow cake with chocolate icing is a very under-rated cake.
  • My dad had this old joke about the Sam Houston Institute of Technology, the good ole S-H-I-T.
  • Not, there isn’t such an institution.
  • DFW sure does have a legacy with controversial pastors, probably more so than any other city.  For instance you have Walker Railey, Robert Jeffress of FBC Dallas, Robert Tilton, Benny Hinn, Ed Young, Kenneth Copeland, Marcus Land, and I’m sure I’m missing a few.
  • The Phoenix Suns are bad this year, and I bet they will trade Nash later this season, and I bet that team will be Dallas.
  • Each year I watch Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocking Eve or whatever it is called thinking it will be his last.  I did the same with Jerry Lewis for the longest time.
  • I have never spent New Year’s Eve with a large group of people, but I always wanted to experience Times Square at least once.  But my biggest fear would having to urinate and not being able to find a place to go.
  • I’ve been getting a lot of traffic from Baylor fans trying to find a place to buy that bear/Heisman shirt I posted about a month ago.  From what my wife told me, the bookstore had to stop selling them, I think it was some sort of issue regarding copyright or something regarding the Heisman image.  Heck, I still have my Ricky Williams Heisman silhouette shirt that had dreadlocks in my closet.
  • WifeGeeding has a lot of Baylor lineage.  Along than all her siblings attending as well as her mother and all her siblings, WifeGeeding’s grandfather had a class named after him and it was his signature that appeared on the diplomas.  As a matter of fact, WifeGeeding’s mother’s diploma was signed by her father, which is pretty darn cool.  Heck, that’s beyond cool.  So if you happen to have a diploma from Baylor check and see if you see the last name of “Nance” as one of the signatures.
  • And just because I’m married to a Baylor Bear, that doesn’t mean I root for them. Sometimes I do, and I certainly respect them, but I’m a recovering Baptist and they have that Ken Starr connection that bothers me.  Oh, and their current head football coach was a high school coach in the same district that my high school played in, and I remember him being a bona fide jerk.  Hopefully he’s changed.  But the important thing for me to do is to let WifeGeeding have and cherish this time in Baylor sports, it doesn’t happen often.  Heck, I went to Hardin-Simmons and the University of Dallas . . . it’s not like they have much of a track record.
  • If my father wasn’t in poor health (he had a heart attack just three days before my high school graduation) and if he wasn’t up there in age, I would have attended UT.
  • Out of all her siblings, WifeGeeding graduated with the highest GPA.
  • How long should a wireless router last?  Lately I have to turn that thing on and off to get it working again, and it’s only two years old.
  • I paid my HOA dues at the end of last month but the check hasn’t cleared.  I’ve called the past three weeks, and they keep telling me that they have on record that I’m in good standing, but can’t explain why the check hasn’t cleared.
  • I only write two checks a year, and they are to the HOA.  They don’t accept billpay, and if I chose to pay electronically on their website, there’s a $3 charge.
  • WifeGeeding has some sort of pain in her back, like a pinched nerve or something, and that makes her waddle around the house.  She wants more kids, I just don’t like seeing how she sacrifices her body with the nausea during the first trimester and all the pain in the last trimester.
  • I think my favorite Tom and Jerry episode is the one in which the house if flooded and Jerry is able to make the fridge freeze the water and they all ice skate.
  • When it comes to supporting your university on the back of your vehicular, no more than two items are acceptable, such as a license plate frame and chrome logo emblem, anything else is just excess.
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Mamatoots says:

    Yep! My B.U.diploma is different than ANY OTHER ONE IN THE WORLD! It has a special message from my daddy to me! And…….some day I'll tell you how you and my daddy would agree on a B.U. matter.

  2. dan says:

    …"the rich helping those that can already help themselves, but often refuse to help those who need it most" I agree with the observation. On the national news I've wondered how they pick the families that they profile. More times than not, they appear to appear to be well off and connected. It seems to be a matter of access. If you are attractive, well spoken and educated you will probably appeal to the reporters and editors. It's similar to that saying that has become popular lately whenever someone important commits a crime, "America is a forgiving country" [as long as you are an athlete, celebrity or you can hire a P.R. firm].

  3. EmmGee says:

    "I keep wanting to splurge on a DSLR camera, but auto repair bills keep piling up.
    A yellow cake with chocolate icing is a very under-rated cake."

    Right there with you, on both accounts.
    The icing on the yellow cake is best if it's my mom's homemade fudge icing, with a little coffee mixed into it.

  4. Erin says:

    I am desperately looking for that Ricky Williams Heisman t-shirt with the dreadlocks! Any chance you'd be interested in selling? I've been looking everywhere and I can't find anything!

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