Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, September 3, 2019

  • WifeGeeding’s siblings and their spouses have this pleasant little custom or tradition in which everyone will send a birthday card with five bucks (per individual) or a gift card to whoever is celebrating a birthday. One couple was nice enough to send me an Apple gift card; however, it’s telling how well they really must know me as I don’t own a single Apple product. Well, I do still have my special edition U2 iPod which I bought in October of 2004. I think it still works but will have to find the cords to see if it will charge.
  • WifeGeeding likes to claim I’m a tough person to buy a present for, yet there have been certain things I’ve told her I always wanted consistently for over a decade. One of which is a model of a PV-1 Ventura, the plane my father was a gunner in when he was in the Navy during WWII. Finally, she delivered on Friday. Beggars can’t be choosers, I suppose, but personally I wanted one that I didn’t have to assemble and paint. Somewhat surprising, I found a YouTube video of someone putting together and painting the same model so at least I have a guide. I’m pretty impressed with the detail this person puts into it, like sanding certain edges away and painting detail. Upon further research, I found something pretty darn interesting, the Orlando Sanford International Airport will be opening a new terminal next year and inside it will be a restored PV-1 Ventura. It looks like the plane was placed inside and they are building the terminal around it, sorta. Hmmmm, I might have talked myself into taking the kids back to Disney World, even though Orlando Sanford is not the ideal airport to land in for that kind of trip.
  • Baptism by fire, but like my mother, she’s also a tad under five-feet tall – The 26-Year-Old Defense Attorney Whose First Two Clients Were El Chapo and Jeffrey Epstein
  • I’ve been watching HISTORY’s series The Food That Built America. C.W. Post, the cereal magnate, built a town in West Texas named Post, “a model community and grand social experiment.” Post committed suicide and his 27-year-old daughter, Marjorie Merriweather Post, was the benefactor of his cereal empire and fortune. She was responsible for building Mar-a-Lago, which is now owned by President Trump.
  • It would have been nice if Rachel Held Evans was still alive to tweet about this – Catholic School in Nashville bans “Harry Potter” series, citing risk of “conjuring evil spirits”
  • Here’s a fun interactive chart to visualize college return on investment. I have my undergraduate alma matta highlighted below. The place I went to for graduate school is on the same x-axis but slightly to the right. So, my undergrad school ranks 1, 373 and my graduate school ranks 1,338. I should have made better decisions when I was a yoot.¬† One thing is for sure, there’s no beating the military academies (furthest and highest left).
  • What it’s like to eject out of a military jet
  • I wish this map went just a bit more up north to include Frisco and a tad more west to include Las Colinas and Valley Ranch.
    Judgemental Map of Dallas 
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, September 3, 2019

  1. Bizarro Big Tex says:

    Love the Judgmental Map of Dallas. Someone has a wicked sense of humor. Lost Colitis indeed!

  2. Towski says:

    Harry Potter books don’t cast spells on people. People cast spells on people.

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