Bag of Randomness for Monday, June 18, 2018

  • I didn’t intend on blogging this week because WifeGeeding and I planned on taking the kids to the beach for the first time in their lives and my focus was going to be on family and a little R and R. But sometimes life throws you a curveball, like two family members suddenly getting ill. Too bad the condo we booked doesn’t give refunds.
  • The kids were feeling well enough to play in their first basketball game for the summer league they asked us to sign them up for. BoyGeeding scored the first points and got the first rebound of the entire season. DaughterGeeding didn’t score but she did play point guard and got all the assists. In this league, both boys and girls play together. DaughterGeeding was the only girl on her team and I like that she doesn’t even notice it. The kids on their teams get to choose their team names. BoyGeeding plays on the Golden Tornados. I’m not sure why they are golden, I guess it’s some kind of compromise, but I couldn’t help but think of the term “golden showers”, which would make for an interesting team name for five and six-year-olds. DaughterGeeding plays for the Ghostbusters.
  • A little while back I told y’all I watched Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade with the kids. On Friday, I was flipping channels and put Jaws on, more than half the movie was already over. It caught the kids’ attention quickly, and less than a minute into the movie DaughterGeeding asked if I was watching an Indiana Jones movie. Even though she was wrong, I thought that was quite perceptive of her to see the artistic style in two different Steven Spielberg movies and make the connection.
  • Even though I dislike my name, I’m glad I don’t have a name like Steven because I’m sure people spell it with “ph” all the time. I’m also glad my name isn’t Stephanie.
  • My favorite Jawsit was in Dallas fact is that the first time the movie was screen in front of an audience. That theater is now a Kohl’s.
  • At last week’s 2018 Republican Party of Texas Convention, a Muslim couple decided to set up a “Ask A Muslim Anything” booth. They said 90% of their interactions were nice and of course got some interesting questions.
  • Want to Take a 10-Day Trip to the Space Station? It’ll Cost You $55 Million
  • Taylor Swift was in Dublin to perform and U2 sent her flowers to welcome her to their hometown. The florist’s handwriting makes “Bono” look like “Buno” which gave my daughter a good laugh, that’s her bunny’s name.
  • Mr. Roger’s 90-year-old widow was on Fallon last week. She looks to be in fantastic health. She shared a cute story on how her husband maintained the weight of 143 pounds because he loved the number – each digit stood for a word of the same length, spelling out ‘I love you.’
  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z renting out the Louvre in Paris for a music video is quite impressive, as well as the album cover pic of them in front of the Mona Lisa.
  • Infographic – The Official & Ceremonial Vehicles of 45 World Leaders
  • I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.” – Laura Bush
  • Courage
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7 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, June 18, 2018

  1. Earl says:

    I dont mean to highjack Keith’s Bag but for those of you that didn’t hear Barry is back to blogging. He turned off commenting on his blog (thank G0d) and there’s no Random Thoughts girl today (dammit) but I for one am happy to have an update. Since we can’t leave any well wishes on his blog, why don’t we just leave any positive thoughts we have on his return on Keith’s Bag? I’m sure Keith will understand, he’s a good guy.

  2. Bizarro Big Tex says:

    Love the Chile Presidential car. Talk about a throwback! And the Brazilian old Rolls is a sweet ride. If I was a gazillionaire, I would buy an old Rolls like that and spend Saturdays driving through poor neighborhoods throwing out hundred dollar bills to folks on the street. With armed body guards, of course. I’d be generous, not an idjit.

    Keith, sorry the vacation plans went off the rails. Several years back, we had a cruise go askew because of family emergency. Thank goodness for trip insurance, so we didn’t have to take the full financial hit. But was bummer not having get-away time with the family that year. Every day is a gift, so enjoy them all when possible.

  3. Michael Kenyon says:

    OK, I have to call you out on the following:

    I thought that was quite perceptive of her to see the artistic style in two different Steven Spielberg movies and make the connection.

    Surely, this is tongue in cheek, no?

    • Geeding says:

      I have a feeling this is another example of thoughts going on in my head that I can’t translate well to the written language so it only makes sense to me. I’m not saying she’s a Roger Ebert. She has no idea who Spielberg is, but she has seen an Indiana Jones movie. So, when she only saw a minute of Jaws and asked if it was an Indiana Jones movie, I thought that she must have picked up on some sort of Spielberg style or trait, otherwise, I don’t know why she would compare Jaws one of the many other movies we’ve watched together. I followed up with her and she said she thought it could be an Indiana Jones movie because “it just kinda looked that way” and “the music sounded similar”.

      • Ben W. says:

        Sounds like she’s just a John Williams fan. Now it’s time to introduce her to Superman, ET, Close Encounters, Harry Potter, and Jurassic Park. You can save Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan for a little later.

  4. df of ll says:

    RE: Stephen

    I’ve lived my entire life with the name Stephen, so I self-declare myself as an expert at to what is and what is not common regarding how people use and abuse the name.

    From my experience, since I’m an expert, about 90+% of people will spell the name with a V instead of a PH unless I make a point it is spelled with a PH instead of a V.

    About 40% of the people that contact me who don’t actually know me, will refer to me as “STEF-on” instead of “STEV-en” when they contact you and the name they are seeing is “Stephen”. I think this may be a result of Stephen Curry, who uses the pronunciation “STEF-on” for his name, or “STEF” for short.

    I think it is the PH which we’ve all been told should be sounded as an F which throws those folks a curve.

    So how did I make it thru life without being traumatized? I went by Steve, which is short for both Steven and Stephen and avoided the problem as much as I could. My legal signature is Stephen and Stephen is the name on all my credit cards but I go by Steve.

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