Bag of Randomness

  • Yesterday at work I became extremely frustrated at a member on my team that didn’t really understand the concept of being on a team.  While at work, I think I held my composure and acted professional and respectful, but on the drive home my blood was boiling.  I almost wanted to take my anger out on a car. Or maybe drumming on a drum set made of ice and then breaking would have cooled me off.  It was one of those days that just drained me, and I came home and took a two hour nap, something that is very out of character for me.
  • I really don’t like taking naps.  For one, it disrupts my sleeping pattern and I don’t get a real deep sleep for the night.  And even though I’ve never been drunk, when I wake up from a nap, I think I’m having a hangover.
  • SisterGeeding flies back to NYC today.  WifeGeeding and I took her and her fiance out to dinner.  It was a great time together, but man, it’s hard to say goodbye.
  • She should be racking up the airlines miles, she flies to Vietnam on Saturday.
  • So SisterGeeding is gone, and WifeGeeding will be gone to the beach for a week with her family starting Thursday.  It’s gonna be weird to be alone for a while.
  • But I do find times of solitude quite enlightening.
  • I watched a little bit of basketball last night.  There’s one thing about televised sports of today that I just can’t stand . . . interviewing coaches and players during time-outs, in between quarters, or anytime when coaches and players should be focused on the game and not during an interview.
  • Earlier yesterday while listening to sports radio, I heard them mention that the game was going to be played at Amway Arena, which I thought was a joke.
  • Cindy Sheehan, you made your point, move on, please.
  • Tough day for dachshunds yesterday.  I saw on George Stephanopoulos’ Twitter account that his yesterday, and after I read that, a few hours later WifeGeeding called to tell me that her best friend had to put down her dachshund.
  • When I was a kid, I remember when ABC use to get celebrities to compete in different athletic competitions.  It looks like they are going to revive the concept in a show called The Superstars.
  • Did you know that Nolan Ryan was once on a soap opera?  He apears a little after the two minute mark.   YouTube
  • I admit, I’m slow, I have no idea what grilled cheese means.  (Somewhat mature stuff).
  • Is one of my favorite shows, 30 Rock, nothing more than The Muppet Show?
  • Laser Oven?
  • Something I didn’t know about the Southern Baptist Convention:  The Southern Baptist Convention was formed in 1845 so slaveholders could continue to serve as missionaries. In 1995, Southern Baptists formally sought forgiveness from African-AmericansSource It makes me ponder even more about when my hometown Baptist church use to hold “slave auctions” as a youth fundraiser (third bullet point).
  • OK . . . the city of Cleburne has had about four earthquakes in a week?  That’s just sounds like science fiction for a city in Texas.  I took one geology class in college, and my expertise tells me it’s all related to the new horizontal gas drilling technique.  And I saw a gas company representative state that geologists have told him the drilling isn’t related to the earthquakes.  I just wonder if that geologist is on his payroll.
  • If only there was a website dedicated to nothing but airline spoons.
  • Grace
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. dan says:

    *Went to the “grilled cheese sandwich” website and over 300 responders all seemed to be certain what a “grilled cheese sandwich” was.

    *Speaking of Amway Arena, last night Kareem Abdul Jabbar arrived at the stadium with the Lakers but could not get past security because they did not know who he was. The man who scored the most points in NBA history and who is 7 feet 2 inches tall had to produce ID to get in to the NBA Finals and then was wanded to make sure he wasn’t carrying a deadly weapon.

    *A lot of people are wondering if the horizontal drilling is causing the quakes. I was curious why Chesapeake was hiring so many celebrities and newsmen to do their PR unless there were problems they were already aware regarding the process.

  2. dan says:

    *You were lucky you could take a nap after all of that. Usually, when some self-centered jerk ruins my day I end going for a run when I get home. I’m always afraid I’ll burst a blood vessel if I don’t burn off my frustration. If that happens, your non-team player at work will have beaten you down twice.

    *I assume the interviews at time-outs are part of the NBA TV contract but I don’t see why they agreed to it in the first place. How can a coach even focus on some inane question when he desperately needs to get into the huddle and quickly make adjustments?

    Sideline Reporter: “Coach, what are you going to tell your team to get back in this game?”

    Coach: “We need to play better defense and score a bunch of points quickly.”

    Sideline Reporter: “Thanks coach. Back to you, Mike”

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