Bag of Randomness

  • Growing up, we always kept the Christmas tree up until after New Years, and I always felt strongly that it shouldn’t be taken down until after the start of the new year.  But know, I’m kinda tired of looking at it.
  • I’ve eaten wayyyy too much ham this holiday season.
  • There’s a new burger place in the neighborhood called Mooyah’s -  pretty good stuff.
  • I have ‘The Right Stuff’ recorded on the DVR but haven’t got around to it.
  • My todler niece opened a present which was a toy guitar.  After her father got it out of the package he gave it to her to play, be she refused to start playing and said, “I need a pick!”  Good times.
  • I hear more and more folks state that we should be thankful that Dubya kept us safe from the terrorists, but I have a few thoughts about that.  First of all, it’s his job just like all past and future presidents, and I’m think generally all of us are thankful for the protection and it pretty much goes without saying.  But I’m still bothered by that ‘Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in U.S.’ memo that wasn’t taken seriously that specifically mentioned hijacked planes and NYC and D.C.  I’m also bothered by the use of torture.  I think that destroyed our integrity with other nations, and it makes me fear for the safety of our soldiers should any of them become captured.  If we torture prisoners that are from other countries, what’s going to stop other countries from torturing our soldiers?  Many of you won’t agree with those thoughts, but it’s just one of those things that I’ve been thinking about.
  • I wonder if the Buccaneers from 1976 cracked opened a bottle of champagne and toasted themselves a-la the undefeated Dolphins team does each year when the Lions lost yesterday.
  • With WifeGeeding not home this Sunday morning I decided to visit a different church just to check it out.  As much as I love my current church, I just feel God is wanting me to serve elsewhere.
  • Maybe it’s good old days syndrome, but I liked it better when most bowl games were played on New Years Day.
  • I saw Pat Summeral the day after Christmas.
  • A Geeding utopia would include potatoes, no matter how they are cooked, being the healthiest of all foods.
  • I can’t decide if mortgage rates are going to drop any further or not.  But either way, I plan on refinancing soon.
  • The NFL has moved towards having a running back by committee, instead of just one featured back.  I predict this will also happen with the QB position one day.  You will have a QB that is known as a passer and another known for being like an option type of QB.  It’s the new Wildcat formation that will lead to this new trend, and it’s something owners will love, not having to put so much cash into one player.
  • In the book I’m reading I learned that Ken Norton Jr and James Washington use to recite this prayer before every game, “Lord don’t move the mountain, but give us the strength to climb it.”
  • That’s a prayer I need to say before getting out of bed each morning.
  • For someone that doesn’t like to read, in less than a week I’m more than halfway through with the 365 page book.  Not having to go to work helps out a lot.
  • The Cowboys last playoff win was on Dec. 28, 1996.  That was a very long time ago.
  • So someone born on that day is almost a teenager and has never seen the Cowboys win a playoff game.
  • It was interesting seeing Romo wave off the punting team.
  • Many Cowboy fans will disagree with me, but I think keeping most of the coaching staff is the best thing to do.  Landry went many years losing and not advancing, but later became a very respected coach.  Now I know Wade Phillips is no Tom Landry, but with some adjustments, he might just make this a better team next year.
  • In terms of changes, Wade will have to instill more discipline.  You can’t lead the league in penalties and expect to be a great team.  He will also have to get a new specials teams coach, and Jason Garrett will have to work on that offense.
  • A healthy Felix Jones would have made this an interesting season.
  • I bet Jerry really wants Mike Holgren to coach this team, and is willing to wait one year to get him.  He’s a good Parcells/Phillips mix in terms of attitude.
  • This team really needs a vocal leader like it had back when Michael Irvin played.  Perhaps trying to sign Ray Lewis would help?
  • Wow, the NFL regular season really flew by.
  • I don’t think any team really want to play Philly right now.
  • I wouldn’t be surprised if Atlanta made the NFC Championship game.  I could see them playing Carolina.
  • I wouldn’t be surprised if San Diego made the AFC Championship game.  Hopefully beating the Steelers.
  • I think I’ve settled on an elliptical, the Octane Q37.
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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. moldyknowsaguy says:

    My brother in law is a kick ass loan guy…seriously…you should let me introduce you two…he goes above and beyond.

  2. Bryan says:

    You’ll enjoy The Right Stuff. It has some strange and slow moments, but it far surpasses the cheesiness of the Ron Howard/Disneyesque historical drama.

    Boys Will Be Boys is a fantastic book. Anyone who lived and died by the Cowboys of the 90’s will love it.

  3. Richard says:

    Until a Valkryie type plan is successful in eliminating Jerry, the Cowboys will never be successful. Getting the band back together for another year is comical. Jerry will have us back to 5-11 next year at best.

  4. MamaToots says:

    Just out of curiosity………..what church did you visit?
    And, how did this congregation welcome you?

  5. Suzi says:

    Although I really enjoy your stream-of-consciousness posts, I’m rarely driven to respond – but this time I had to. The comment is, “Me TOO!!!” regarding your sixth bullet point. Yes, the president’s job is to protect and defend the nation and yes, it’s disconcerting that there’s been so much attention paid to who’s passing through the barn doors now that the horses have gone – or rather, now that the trojan horse made its appearance (as announced, with the announcement ignored). Too many resources are devoted to keeping open water bottles off airplanes. Our nation’s integrity and credibility have been stained by indeterminate detention of people without charge, by torture, by warrantless wiretaps, and by declaration of and engagement in war based on false and contrived pretenses – not to mention declaration of war on a *concept*, which by its very definition is unwinnable and everlasting.

    ‘Nuff said. The times, they are a-changin’

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