Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, July 17, 2019

  • I’d like to wish a very happy birthday to my friend, Brent.
  • Amazon must be working their delivery driver pretty hard, they dropped a package off at my doorstep at 10:28 PM last night. I know it wasn’t a neighbor dropping off a package which was delivered to the wrong address because the delivery was confirmed by their app with a photo of it at my front door. Also, the dog barked like crazy and I looked out the window.
  • Ross and Margo Perot have been members at Highland Park Presbyterian Church since 1957 when they first moved to Dallas. Because the church was going through major renovations, so nearby Highland Park United Methodist Church held the service. I love it when a church from another denomination helps out a fellow church. I don’t know how that stuff works out, or if there were any rental fees or costs involved, but I don’t want to know, just leave me with the illusion that grace was extended.
  • I’ve mentioned several times that WifeGeeding’s friend was the nanny for the Perot grandchildren and when she got engaged they threw her an engagement party at one of their houses and I actually had a brief one-on-one conversation with the man. She spoke so fondly of that family and Mr. Perot, who insisted she simply refer to him as “Ross”. She recently posted a picture of him at her wedding and the time she was playfully choking him after a boating adventure. What a special moment that must have been to have someone like him attend your wedding. This is also the only picture I’ve seen of the man in shorts.
  • If memory serves me right, she and her husband had plans to move to Houston. Mr. Perot nonchalantly asked what her plans were and she mentioned how she’d like to work at a particular hospital. He said something to the effect that that hospital was one of his largest customers and he’s made donations to it for decades and he could pick up the phone right then and either schedule an interview or give her such a glowing recommendation she’d have to be hired. She thanked him for the offer but wanted to get the job on her own merit.
  • Perhaps the most comprehensive study of men and women’s pockets you’ll ever see.
  • It’s astonishing that NASA’s Voyager probes are still working after four decades, though barely.
  • I was surprised not to see Buzz Aldrin here and there with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch. He was invited to a special ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center but decline (it was nice to see Micheal Collins make it). Buzz was always the more outspoken of the three men on that rocket and still makes public appearances. But, I did read last month he was suing his children and longtime manager.
  • When Neil Armstrong exited the lunar module to step foot on the moon, his heart rate was at 75 beats per minute.
  • I absolutely love this photo Michael Collins snapped. It’s technology and nature all wrapped up in one. At that very moment, Collins recorded everything that ever was and is of Earth with the exception of him. Also at that moment, no other human was farther from the planet or from any living thing, and there he was, in total isolation.
  • “I’d trade it all for a little more.” – C.M. Burns
  • What’s in this?: OreosAll 10 ingredients in these miniature sugar bombs, explained (yep, even soy lecithin)
  • I’d like to wish WifeGeeding a very happy birthday.
  • It’s pretty darn cool what the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is doing to celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary,  projecting a life-sized, animated image of a Saturn V rocket on the launchpad onto the face of the Washington Monument for three days. I hope my old college roommate who lives in the area got to see this.

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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, July 17, 2019

  1. AndreaJN says:

    Happy birthday to WifeGeeding! I hope you have a day as wonderful as you are!

  2. Jason A says:

    Is there relevance to Brent’s birthday being the first bullet point and your wife’s being next to last? Inquiring minds want to know!

    Happy Birthday to both, by the way! Hope it’s a great day!

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