Bag of Randomness

  • The political conventions are over . . . it’s on to the debates.
  • There are a lot of emotional talk going on about this election, it just reminds me of that one cartoon I saw on a professor’s door in college that said, “The sound of democracy is the clashing of opinions.”
  • CBS News actually had a cool feature on their website last night, a 360-Degree Convention Live Stream.
  • I learned from the “CBS Evening News” last night that a sitting president chooses which convention goes last.
  • Obama came out to the same U2 song as he did back in 2008.
  • I was going to sell my 2003 Nissan Altima to SisterGeeding who was moving back to the Metroplex from NYC for the “family” discount, but another opportunity worked out for her.  So now that I was going to sell it for the non-family discount, I decided to find a good selling price by looking up the value in Kelly Blue Book and seeing what other folks were selling the same car for in both and
  • For the heck of it, I decided to see what a few local dealerships would offer, and the best they could offer is $3,000 . . . way lower than I would give it up for.  It kind of reminded me of a scene from Pawn Stars.
  • When I got home I decided to put it on Craigslist.  Even without a attaching a picture, I got about four contacts within an hour.  Long story short, I sold the car in less than two hours after posting it on Craigslist for just about double what the dealerships were offering, and I got it in cash.  Sometimes Craigslist and the power of the Internet amazes me.
  • In case you were wondering, I didn’t get counterfeit bills, as I saw the teller give the cash at a local bank.
  • Texas DMV offers a great online form to notifiy the state of vehicle title transfer, so if you are ever in a similar situation, here it is for reference.
  • I din’t know you could report a pothole to TXDot.
  • I also discovered that TXDot even lists the 100 Most Congested Roadway Segments in Texas.
  • Obama came out on stage last night to a U2 song . . . it’s like he’s trying to get me to vote for him or something.
  • Something one of my Indian friends sent me – BBC News: Why do Indian-Americans flock to the Democratic Party?
  • Grand Prairie AirHog player plays all nine positions in one game.
  • For the next 17 weeks, two football fans will travel in an RV to 32 games – Tailgate32
  • So that’s how you say Charlize Theron.
  • 100 Most Expensive Homes in Dallas – Cuban comes in at 9 and Jerry at 11.  And to think I actually attended a party at one of these homes.
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. RPM says:

    I've made some good deals on Craigslist. Bought 2 and sold 1 RV on there. But I did make several wild goose chases in the buying process.

  2. LewP says:

    Nice blog, glad you liked my AirHog story. ; )

  3. dan says:

    Your link to the story on Indian-Americans had this interesting factoid:

    "Today 70% of Indian-Americans have a college degree or more, and two-thirds have management jobs.

    They have the highest median household income at $88,000 (£55,500) – the national average is $49,800 (£31,400)."

    Very impressive. Before I read the story I would have guessed most Indian-Americans were Republicans.

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