Bag of Randomness


  • BoyGeeding took his first steps on Sunday.  Now if he could only be mowing the lawn this summer I’d call that progress.
  • It’s always a turnoff when I see employees smoking in front of their place of business.
  • I stopped watching Sports Center a long time ago, but I decided to turn it on Saturday morning and John Clayton was asked what are the chances that Brian Urlacher would end up becoming a Dallas Cowboy.  He stated it wasn’t going to happen for two reasons, the first being that the Cowboys didn’t have enough cap space, which is a good argument.  He then said he wouldn’t be a good fit with Dallas because the Cowboys run a 3-4 defense.  I couldn’t believe my ears.  Isn’t Clayton suppose to be an NFL expert and know the latest news on every team?  The Cowboys dumped Rob Ryan after the season and hired Monte Kiffen to implement the 4-3.
  • I was at Academy Sports and Outdoors on Saturday when a little girl look up at a poster of three black football players and asked her father, “Who’s that?”  His reply, “That’s RG3, you should know that, he’s black.”
  • I’ve heard this Eskimo/priest exchange many times and have no idea if there’s any truth to it, but it always made me think.
  • I’ve stated before that when I was new to the church I was surprised at how many people wrote in their Bibles.  I thought it was strange considering it was the “Holy Book” and thought Christians would treat it with more reverence.  But over the years I came to understand why so many do so [to make it look like they read and study the Bible vigirously ;-)] .  Now that it’s springtime I’m seeing all sorts of ladies wear shirts with three crosses all decorated or blinged out, and now I’m back thinking that Christians should treat that mighty symbol with more respect and reverence and not cheapen that symbol of Christianity by commercializing it.
  • Speaking of crosses and imagery, most depictions of Christ on the cross, such as paintings or t-shirts, has the sign “INRI” above his head.  Many know it’s a Latin acronym (Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrumfor) meaning “Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews”.  But what’s mostly overlooked is that John 19:19-20 tells us that Pontius Pilate had that sign written in three languages -Hebrew, Latin and Greek.  This is just another example of how modern art and storytelling has trumped what’s actually in the Bible, just as there weren’t three wise men at Jesus’ birth, which is something I think that History channel mini-series on the Bible fell for.  In a way, us Christians sure can be gullible for pop-culture and Biblical accuracy..
  • I also find it strange there’s a Christian flag at churches and a pledge that goes with it, as if there isn’t enough symbolism in the Christian faith already and that God needs some man-made object so He can be as relevant as, a flag.  In case you are wondering, you have the Methodists and the Mainline church to thank for it.
  • For the last three or four days I’ve been leading DaughterGeeding in prayers at bedtime, but last night when I started she interrupted me and said, “DADDY, stop!  I can pray all by myself.”  She then proceeded with her cute little prayer of thanks and asking God for help in making good choices.
  • All cereal should have a zip-lock bag.  I guess the only reason they don’t other than cost savings is they hope the cereals go stale and we’re forced to repurchase.
  • I found some really cool Angry Birds children bicycle helmets.  They look like these in which the entire helmet is in the shape of the characters from the game.  That got me to thinking how cool it would be for certain universities to do the same with their mascot, the Longhorn could have horns sticking or Baylor could have a bear head helmet, and Tech with a black cowboy hat type.
  • Scientists believe they’ve found a way to get an annoying tune out of your head – try to solve an anagram.
  • Every episode of Star Trek online for free through the end of this month
  • This man really wants to get intimate with his Bible – YouTube (Just watch it for 35 seconds)
  • It was weird hearing Marv Albert on CBS.
  • Cowboys Stadium was part of some art photography project in which it was only light up with flashlights for some long exposure photograph.
  • Speaking of photography, check out this Pencil vs Camera artwork which I thought was pretty cool.
  • Speaking of Dallas sports, and per the Time of London, the new Syrian opposition leader was a Dallas IT business man a a big fan of the Cowboys and Mavs. 
  • An old but close friend who was also my college roommate made tentative plans to go to a major college basketball program’s home game next year, maybe Kentucky, or Kansas or North Carolina.  We both feel like we short changed ourselves with choosing to attend a small university, and would like to know what it’s like being in an arena full of people, tradition, and enthusiasm.  I think the largest crowd we were a part of at a home game in college was maybe 300.
  • Some meatballs were stolen at West Point.
  • Sarah Palin continues to display her love of Chik-fil-A.
  • There’s a rise in Christian bar mitzvahs
  • I usually use Zyrtec for my allergies, but I bought a five pack of both Allegra and Claritin to see if there is one works better for me than another.
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Suzi says:

    I straddle the line between agnosticism and atheism, but I've got to say that Pope Francis's approach to the pomp and pageantry of the papacy is refreshing and has got to be viewed by Catholics as a gratifying return to the tenets of their faith. If only his views on social issues were equally progressive (or conservative, if one views the 'original intent' as being Christlike in the treatment of friends, family and strangers).

  2. Dan says:

    Sarah Palin might be better off and more likable (well, probably not with her base) if she took the same approach as the CEO of Chik-Fil-A…

    To be fair though, maybe she does just really like their chicken : )

  3. Paul says:

    In seminary, I took a class called "Birth and Resurrection Narratives." The professor said that depending on how you read the word, the wise men were coming from the east or eastward. I responded, "Does that mean that there may not have been three; they definately weren't kings, and they might not have been from the orient?" (As opposed to the song, "We Three Kings of Orient Are". He seemed to agree with my conclusion. 😉


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