Bag of Randomness

  • It was interesting see all the celebrities in town for NBA All-Star Weekend, even Gov Schwarzenegger was sitting courtside, I guess he’s a big fan?
  • I’m not sure if the stars new how silly they looked wearing sunglasses indoors.  Terrell Owens was at several events, I wonder if that was weird for him.
  • I thought it was cool that NBATV broadcasted a lot of the All Star practices and other things going on at the Dallas Convention Center.
  • It seems things worked out regarding all the events at multiple venues, this could be a nice practice run for when the Super Bowl comes to town in a little less than a year.
  • Steve Nash had one heck of a weekend.  One night he helped light the Olympic torch and the next night we was participating in the NBA skills competition in Dallas.  It sure would be neat if he were still a Mav.
  • Speaking of the Olympic torch, Gretsky sure didn’t look like he enjoyed that event.
  • One of my favorite sports writers, Bill Simmons of ESPN Page 2 was in town for the events.  I caught a few of his tweets saying he visited the Sixth Floor Museum and graded the American Airlines Center with a B.  I’m looking forward to his upcoming write up about his trip, and would like to know his thoughts of Victory Plaza outside of the AAC.  Too bad he left befor the actual All Star Game, I don’t even know if he got to see the new stadium or not.
  • I wonder how what happens to the temporary courts that are used and how they are able to change/add graphics to them.
  • I wasn’t too fond of Mark Aguirre being a guest judge for the slam dunk contest, he never really seemed to embrace the city when he played here.  I forgot he retired as a Clipper.  Not to mention, all the judges were dressed as if they were valet parkers.
  • Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders were part of the slam dunk contest, or at least showcased, I wonder how the Mavs dancers felt about that.
  • It’s crazy that the video board at Cowboys Stadium is larger than the basketball court.
  • Funny thing, but I didn’t see Jerry around one bit this weekend, I wonder if he was just allowing the Mavs and Cuban have the spotlight.
  • Alicia Keys singing New York in Arlington was . . . weird.  But it was cool she performed, and it was cooling seeing Usher.  Actually, it was just kind of weird all this stuff was happening in our area.
  • I had a few questions about the time-lapse videos that I posted on Friday, so I’ll answer them here.  The first question was regarding he music I used.  The music used in the video came from YouTube.  Once a video is loaded, you can choose to override all the audio on a video and replace it with a selection of music provided by YouTube.  It’s a nice feature because it won’t get you in trouble with copyright infringement, and the selection is plentiful and cleanly organized.  Every time-lapse video you have seen on my website used music from YouTube, even this Christmas Eve video.  I’ve never heard of that Christmas song before, but I really really like it and I’m glad that I discovered it.  It’s not part of my Christmas song collection.  The name of the feature is called AudioSwap, read more about it here.
  • The other question related to how I mounted the camera in my car.  Well, you aren’t going to be real impressed, but I used a Bubba method . . . I just placed the camera in between the top of the chair and headrest and pressed down.
  • WifeGeeding and I have discussed time-lapsing the birth, and possibly doing a live stream, either of which would be very discretionary.
  • The death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili on the day of the opening ceremonies is just tragic.  What is probably the highlight of his life, what he worked years for to participate in, and then he dies in practice the day the games were to open.  And I have mixed emotions on whether or not NBC should have released footage of his death.
  • Being ever so prosaic, I decided to take WifeGeeding to see Valentine’s Day at the movies.  I wonder if that will be the last present day movie to feature a Polaroid camera – it did so twice.
  • When the movie started, I said in a loud and noticable voice, “Honey, this isn’t Avatar!?!?”
  • Coke has new 90 calorie cans that are tall and slender.
  • Wade Phillips tweeted about his YMCA dance.
  • I just can’t figure out why Jimmy Johnson is dong male enhancement commercials.  Commerial1 Commercial2 If he is hurting for money, I say come back and coach the Cowboys.
  • Old Nintendo NES system and five games sell for $13,105 on eBay
  • There’s something cute about a dog watching a puppy cam.
  • People throwing game
  • War dogs remembered, decades later
  • Most blasphemous commercial ever?
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Blue Angel says:

    Loved the Christmas Eve video @ the Geedings home ,Thaks,Blue Angelwho was the younger couple there ? Enter text right here!

  2. Carolyn says:

    1. I hadn't previously seen the Christmas eve video, which I loved!
    2. Your life insurance carrier and I agree that as a prospective father, you must never actually eat any of those turtles composed of various fatty meats.
    3. WifeGeeding has to be the best sport in the world to even discuss time lapsing or (OMG) live streaming the birth. In her place, I would be plotting to sell all your cameras on Ebay before that could happen. 🙂

  3. Your life insurance carrier and I agree that as a prospective father, you must never actually eat any of those turtles composed of various fatty meats.

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