Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, August 26, 2015
- I told y’all how happy DaughterGeeding was after the first day of school and couldn’t wait to go back the next day. Well, the very next morning, she had to be woken up (she’s ALWAYS up before us) and said in a tired voice that she just wanted to stay home.
- The wait to pick up our child was roughly cut in half yesterday.
- When DaughterGeeding got home from school, she said kindergarten was boring.
- I forgot to mention that my back ally neighbor, at 12:04 AM Monday, played Tevin Campbell’s “Round and Round” at such a loud level from their car, the bass caused my windows to shake. I’ve worked at trying to be mild-mannered and slow to anger and all that jazz, but this made me livid. They have a privacy gate, and the music was so loud they couldn’t hear me ask them to turn it off as it is now officially a school night. This went on for about a good 25-30 minutes, at which point, I called the police. However, one minute after I got off the phone, all the music stopped. Also, I used to like that song and can’t recall the last time I heard it.
- I think it’s interesting how all local television news websites don’t promote them with their call letters, with the exception of ABC affiliate WFAA. However, you can use their call letters as the web address (ie – ktvt.com, kdfw.com, kxas.com) and you’ll still land on their homepage.
- A month or two ago I suggested that it may be a good idea for brokerage account holders to enter a stop-loss trade in case the market tanked, especially since they are free until executed and you can renew each year and even get a reminder to do so. On Monday, two of my stop-loss trades executed. I bought Red Hat back in December of 2000 for $7.71 a share and it sold for $68.39. I also bought Citi in march of 2009 during the financial crisis for under a dollar, and after a reverse stock split, it sold on Monday for $50.00 a share. There is a part of me that would rather hold on to these even longer and hope they rebound stronger, and while I don’t take all of Jim Cramer’s advice, I do agree that you can’t be a pig. And I would also like to take the time to note that I’ve made many, many bad stock decisions, but these two just happened to work out.
- The more I think about Cris Carter’s advice of having a fall guy, the more upset I get. But at the same time, I’m a bit disappointed that not one of those rookies questioned him about it on the stop. It makes me think of how hard it is to stand up for what’s just when those among you are in group think. I’m reminded of the time when those two frat boys at Oklahoma were caught singing a ‘There Will Never Be a N” song on a bus trip.
- I can’t decide if I like the way Carter spells his first name or not. Part of me likes the uniqueness, but I’m sure it bugged him when he was younger always having it misspelled.
- The latest focus of the Baylor fiasco, at least from what I heard on the airwaves, is on President and Chancellor Ken Starr. It was stated he was once the independent counsel for the Whitewater investigation, which was originally about real estate, but his investigation revealed graphic sexual detail of an affair which lead to the impeachment of a sitting president. With that strong proven ability to investigate and include strong sexual detail in mind, they blamed Starr for Baylor’s inadequate initial internal investigation, which was so insufficient (Baylor officials didn’t even look at the results of the rape kit report), the judge in the sexual assault case wouldn’t even allow defense attorneys to refer to it. I get what they were saying, and I know he’s the top dog at that institution, and even though I can’t stand the man, I think he can only be held accountable if he had direct oversight. However, as top dog, I’d think he’d be abreast of all trials regarding the rape of one of his students by another. He was also criticized for initiating an internal investigation as opposed to an independent one. They stated that since he was once independent counselor for an investigation that lead to a sitting president getting impeached, he should know the importance of independent over internal investigations.
- The ‘Star Trek’ Movie That Nearly Starred Eddie Murphy
- io9 – Reddit user movielover278 made a neat comparison photo that puts a the size of a super Star Destroyer into perspective: it’s the size of Manhattan, give or take a couple of blocks.
- Fascinating picture – Artist cuts away age rings of tree to reveal what it looked like at a younger age – Here’s a picture of the artist working on the tree, and a close up.
- Since Barry over at LiberallyLean is a former DA, I’m interesting in what he’ll have to say about Dallas DA Susan Hawk taking time off for depression and her staff covering for her absence over the last three week.
- Hey ‘Hard Knocks’, did we need to see Brian Cushing vomit three times? But I want to forgive you for the comedic use of Top Gun volleyball scene music. I will say JJ Watt’s throw to the upper deck of the stadium was impressive, and spot on. That head coach is one heck of man with how he interacts with his special needs son.
- Just for you, loyal reader Ben, and I already know it won’t but up to your standards and you’ve seen this elsewhere – Buzzfeed – The Ultimate Disney Parks Quiz
- D Magazine – The Best Burger in Texas Nearly Killed Me – Chef Brian Luscher on the Grape’s double-edged success. – I was not aware of this place nor its burgers and fries, so now I have to try it. However, it’s only part of Sunday brunch.
- Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!
- Today’s dose of Wal-Mart
- I wasn’t aware it had a scent – Porn-Sniffing Dog Helped Bring Down Subway Star Jared Fogle
- Stuff of nightmares – A family in Honduras apparently smashed the tomb of their pregnant 16-year-old daughter after she reportedly woke up screaming and banging inside her coffin one day after she was buried. – They stated there’s video of this, and it was one of those coffins with a viewing window.
- That Donald Trump sure doesn’t have much of a filter, it makes me wonder how he interacts with his family.
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