Bag of Randomness

  • I heard someone make an interesting prediction after Kim Jong Il died.  He said that Kim Jong Il would suddenly reappear, as if to show he can beat death and is immortal.
  • It’s amazing how little knowledge people had about South North Korea before George W. Bush named them an Axis of Evil and the South Park guys featured him in a hilarious movie.
  • The lights went out at Candlestick Park last night, twice, so the football game between the Niners and Steelers was delayed.  I thought it was interesting that all lights but the lights that supports the advertising went out.
  • I’m a little slow to the scene, but yesterday I discovered they now serve brown rice.
  • I almost bought a car over the weekend, even went as far as a test drive and get a quote on a trade-in.  This all started because I needed about $500 in repairs on the current car.  But in the end, it came down to wants vs needs, and spending $500 on  repairs which is about one in a half car payments is better than 60 months of car payments.
  • It was nice getting WifeGeeding’s input on things I probably wouldn’t think about.  We may differ on style, but she was able to point out how my right knee was resting against the console during the test drive, and in my current car I don’t have that problem.  Something like that wouldn’t bother me in a test drive, but for a longer trip and over time, that could get annoying.
  • If you are looking for a nice time-waster, here you go, just click the squares and make sure to have your volume up/on.
  • It looks like when you buy an iPad or iPhone, you just may be supporting the Texas economy.
  • Google has a nice seasonal easter egg – just type “let it snow” and your screen starts snowing.  I think the defrost feature is a nice touch.  Here, let me do it for you.
  • Pressure Washed Street Art
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. David Bryant says:

    I learned the car payment vs. repair cost thing from my dad and realized that you can seldom justify the cost of a new car solely as a response to an expensive repair. That is why I am still driving a 96 Maxima with 175,000+ miles on it.

    Also, I have the same issue about the test drive experience vs. the ownership experience. I have found that if you look hard enough you can find a rental company that rents many car models. Before we bought my wife's current car we were able to rent one for a weekend trip to verify how it fit. It helped verify the pros and cons. If a rental company doesn't have it you should as, the dealer for a weekend loaner.

  2. jonathan says:

    That's North Korea, not South Korea.

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