Bag of Randomness

  • This is how pencils are sharpened in a factory.
  • When I see specials on how certain products are made, sometimes I’m more impressed and more interested in how the factory was created and the thought process involved.
  • It appears that Texas Ranger and “I am Second” spokesperson has experienced a relapse with alcoholism.  If he wasn’t a world class athlete, he certainly wouldn’t be getting the help he needs, and I doubt if there is another active local athlete who is put higher on a pedestal.  With that said, I hope the best for him.
  • I wonder how this is going to impact contract negotiations, does this mean the Rangers can get him for cheaper?  Perhaps the Rangers should have pursued Prince Fielder harder, but then again, his contact demands were crazy.
  • I recall that at one point the Rangers were going to hire his father-in-law to basically follow him around and be an accountability partner because the person that was doing it left the organization.
  • Donovan McNabb stated he doesn’t want to retire.  It would surprise me to see Jerry sign him as a backup.
  • If it’s a choice between weights or cardio, give me weights.
  • I was involved in an argument at work and at one point was told, “Lets go outside and finish this.”  Thankfully, I have witnesses, and at the end of the day, I made an effort to tell him I would like to make things right before I leave and we left on a handshake.  And in case you were wondering, there’s no way I would have been able to compete with the guy, he about the size and looks like LeBron.  But uglier.
  • The UIL listed Texas high school district realignments yesterday.  I never liked the name UIL, I always thought HHigh School” should have been noted in the name instead of “University” although I understand why “University” was used.
  • If you are skilled in combative-western boxing, here’s a job to train the Navy SEALs.
  • NASA has released another amazing picture of the Earth.
  • My two brothers-in-law have always use the name “Walt” towards each other as some kind of punchline, which was a major concern for me in naming our about-to-be-here-son, so that’s why I sent the email that I did the other day expressing how special that name means to me, and that to me it’s not a punchline and that I have a concern that our son would feel his name was being made fun of.  The response I got back didn’t give me much hope that they would respect my feelings or be considerate to my son regarding his name.  I thought with the approach I took with that email that some grace would be extended.
  • I use to get upset when people told me I was a sensitive guy, but now I just kind of realize that makes me who I am, for better or worse.  I’m also getting to the point that I’m going to stop repressing things that really upset me and I’m going to try to be direct but respectful about my feelings.
  • The elementary kids across the ally were playing loudly in the backyard around 10:30 PM last night.  I played the grumpy old man asking them to keep it down.  What elementary school kids are doing outside playing at that time makes me question some parenting skills.
  • I had no idea that Scar from The Lion King had a cameo in Hercules.
  • I just found out that I work less than a mile from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure national headquarters.  You know, if there’s one organization I wish they would cut ties with, it’s the NFL because I’m sick and tired of watching football players wear pink for an entire month.  Perhaps I would be OK with a week, but man, an entire month is way too long, that’s a quarter of the NFL regular season.
  • I like how The Office is no longer allowing everything to fall in place for Jim, even though things did kind of work out for him yesterday.
  • There was a reference to the Donner Party on last night’s Big Bang Theory which made me look it up on Wikipedia.  In short, a trip from Missouri to California went bad and cannibalism was involved.
  • Thankfully the Super Bowl will be played and the onslaught of Smash commercials will hopefully decline.
  • Happy Birthday, Tim.
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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. MToots says:

    Since you mentioned your concern about your son's name on BON and all could read it, I feel I must add a comment regarding the respect this child will get about his name. I say this with love! Walter Neal is going to be your son……AND he will be our grandson and the nephew of his two uncles. That said…he will always be loved, honored and respected and his name will not be made fun of. I am afraid you have misunderstood the use of the nickname used by our family. It was not used as a punch line, but as a special name between two young boys who care for each other very much. That name is still special and will now be more special because of the new family member who will share it . Nicknames are expressions of affection and love. They have been used as such by many w/i our family and we cherish them and the loved ones who gave them to us. Please know we are extending our grace and love to you and we are pleased that our new baby will be honored with a name from your family and from Kelsey's family.

  2. Geeding says:

    I think your judgement or observation are clouded are partial to Robert and Lance, and that's natural because they are family and you've known them for a very long time.

    "It was not used as a punch line . . . " – In Robert's response to me, he specifically stated it's used as a punchline.

    "Nicknames are expressions of affection and love." – This is not necessarily true. In many cases yes, but I also know of many cases in which nicknames come about because one if being made fun of. I'm aware of the history of them using Walt towards each other, that it was used way before I came into the picture and I addressed that in my email. But if they know that's a sensitive for me, then out of love and acceptance, I think they should filter themselves around me.

    I feel like I came to them asking for bread, and they gave me stones.

  3. MToots says:

    I am sorry. I pray that everyday we can all live in acceptance of each other…..beginning today. You love my daughter. My daughter loves you. I love you.

  4. Stefanie says:

    I have a random question…(uh, unrelated to everything)…
    I just realized you never posted the youtube video "why I hate religion but love Jesus". Any reason? Just wondering. Read a critique on it today by David Brookd and immediately wondered what your readers would say.

  5. Tim says:

    Just now got to the bag from Friday… THANKS for the shout out.


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