Bag of Randomness

  • I’ve been really lucky with discounts as of late.
    • On Saturday I found a pair of boots that I wanted, and the only ones in my size had a small defect.  The sales rep gave me a 15% discount.
    • I’ve been hunting for a Canon EOS Rebel T3i which retails around $850.  I saw that was selling a returned one for $594 that was available at the Frisco location, but after I completed my online purchase I received an email saying it was out of stock and my order was cancelled, but I saw a new camera was $711.  I needed to run an errand at the nearby Tiger Direct store and I wanted to see if they would honor a price match.  Not only did they price match it, but they gave it to me for $699.
    • I walked into Best Buy near the Tollway to buy two batteries for our cordless phones at home.  The manager helped me find them and I was quite happy to see the batteries were only $7.99 a piece.  However, when I got to the register, I total came to over $50.  I wasn’t willing to spend that much on two little batteries and knew I could get them much cheaper online, so I walked back to replace them where the manager approached me to find out why I wasn’t getting them.  I told them I thought there were $7.99 but when I got to the register, they were listed as $24.99 a piece.  She then said come with me, I’ll give them to you for $7.99, it’s not fair that they were mislabeled and we mislead you.
  • Yesterday I got email that was intended for a Dan and a Janet Geeding.  I suppose it’s because I own and have several email addresses with that domain, but it was a bit of a surprise.  In case you are wondering, will just redirect you to this little blog.
  • For the last two years, there has been a Tea Party response to the State of the Union.  I wonder if they would have a response if a Republican was president?
  • For the past three years, I’ve done a lot of study about church history and denominational differences, and if there’s one thing that has hit me as of late, it’s tolerance of interpretation.  Each denomination or branch of Christianity has their own interpretation on particular hot topics such as predestination, the trinity, salvation, sacraments, and on an on.  Each branch has their own divinity or theology school that supports why they believe in their interpretation.   There’s not one branch of Christianity that has it entirely right, so I feel I have no right to say any of them are entirely wrong.  Well, except the Southern Baptists.
  • Come on, I can still kid a little.
  • Gabrielle Giffords resignation letter
  • The average wait to cremate a body in Japan is four days, and since there are no ‘death laws’ like that in the U.S., many just keep the deceased at home.  But now mourners can purchase a refrigerated coffin at a ‘death hotel’ where an automated storage system will deliver the deceased to viewing room.  Link
  • 15 Gnarly Hockey Faces
  • Young Canadians sent a Lego man into space
  • This kid has eyes like a cat that allows him to see in the dark.
  • My blogging friend Barry has an interesting Presidential debt chart post.  Update: Thanks to reader Ben, we know this chart has been rated as Pants on Fire by Politifact.
  • A map of Springfield, home to the Simpsons.
  • The world’s longest running science experiment includes a funnel and tar and has been going on for 85-years.
  • The last zombie gun you’ll ever need comes with a real chainsaw
  • Ice rink roof collapse video
  • The 15-Year-Old Who Was Killed While Dodging Kisses In The Met Life Building
  • L.A. County to widen sidewalks to fight obesity
  • Miranda Kerr as Wonder Woman
  • A fashion show that took place inside a jumbo jet
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Ben says:

    The chart showing Presidential debt has a few problems:

  2. Stefanie says:

    "Well, except the Southern Baptists."

    LOVE it! And, I can speak from experience…

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