Bag of Randomness

  • The correct amount of change in those two containers that I posted on Monday was $65.10 – which means RightSaidTed came the closest without going over with a guess of $63.75.  Well, RightSaidTed, just send me an email with your mailing address and I’ll make sure that crispy pork product will be in the mail.
  • It’s been fantastic wearing shorts this week to work.  Yes, I can wear shorts to work everyday, but the mornings are usually cold so I wear jeans, but the last few mornings have been warm enough for shorts.  Yesterday the high for the day was in the low 90’s.
  • Google has a new profile page, so in a way you can control what people see about you should they decide to Google your name.
  • When Google is used as a verb, should it be capitalized?  I would say yes.
  • From The Onion: God visits a Presbyterian Church.  As funny as the article is, there’s a message in there somewhere.
  • Better late than never, but I’m trying to brush up grammar usage, and I have found the online version of the Grammar Book quite useful.  But the use of quotations and punctuation till bug me.  I’ve learned from another source that in the U.S., periods and commas go inside quotation marks regardless of logic, but in the UK, Canada, and other places, punctuation marks follow logic.  For instance:  In American style, then, you would write: My favorite poem is Robert Frost’s “Design.” But in England you would write: My favorite poem is Robert Frost’s “Design”.
  • It looks like a no-win proposition when it comes to writing.
  • There’s a person in my life that often sends me emails of the dumbest kind.  You know the type, it’s either a chain letter or something so unbelievable you can’t believe that person actually took the time to forward it.
  • Oakbrook Church in Indiana opened their Easter service with a their worship band playing a new U2 song.  YouTube
  • I’ve always used Ctrl-Alt-Delete to lock my PC, but I’ve recently discovered all you have to do is use the Windows key plus L and you’re all set – you even save a button and a step with this shortcut.
  • Twitter has it’s own cookbook, recipes in 140 characters or less.
  • Bryan Adams will be playing at the Majestic, I’m tempted to buy tickets.
  • There’s a new online clock radio, at least that’s what the owner of the site told me, when he sent me an email and addressed me as Kevin asking that I post about it.
  • I don’t listen to Howard Stern, but he recently played the unedited board mix of Beyonce when she sang during the Today Show.  My ears now hurt.
  • My grandmother died 22 years ago today.
  • Here’s a major time-waster, you can play every Super Mario game online.
  • Turtle vs Cat
  • Star Trek vs Star Wars
  • Bacon on ABC News.
  • Grace
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. DavidBryant says:

    I hope I am not the person that "sends me emails of the dumbest kind".

  2. DavidBryant says:

    And thanks to the "Windows L" hint. That will save me seconds per year. Who knows how I might be able to change the world that that extra time.

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