Bag of Randomness


  • It appears I have a case of strep throat.
  • I never understood why the nurse at the doctor’s office asks me how am I doing.  I’m sick, I only see you when I’m sick, how do you think I’m doing?
  • When I’m the only one at the pharmacy, I don’t understand why it takes 15-20 minutes to fill my prescription for a common antibiotic.  It looks like all they have to do is type a few things in the computer, pour some pills in one bottle into another, and attach a label.  But I guess with most jobs, there’s a lot more to it than what we see.
  • My instructions on my prescription states “Take two capsules by mouth daily.”  At first I didn’t know if that meant take two at one time daily, or just take two within on day’s period.
  • Atmos Energy Automatic Billpaying Overcharging Customers
  • He’s no Cool Hand Luke – Man, 20, dies after eating 28 raw eggs in a row for a bet
  • 26 Interesting Photos Behind the GW Bush Presidency – The first one with the boxing robe and peaking out of the Oval is funny, and so is the one of him riding a bike down a narrow hallway, practicing a speech in shots on Air Force One, but for some reason I’m struck with the one of Condoleezza Rice playing the piano as the President walks down the stairs, as if she’s just trying to kill a bit of time and release some tension by utilizing a tool from one of her favorite hobbies.
  • Gov Chris Christie has lost weight and wasn’t around CPAC or the NRA convention. I think this will actually help him in the long term, heck, I kind of think of him as a toned down modern day Teddy Roosevelt without the facial hair an military experience.  Speaking of the Christie, here’s a moderately funny video his office released that has cameos from Bon Jovi, James Carville, Alec Baldwin, and a few others.
  • I’m still watching ‘Rectify” and really like it.  The last episode has a lot of great religious and philosophical undertones.  The main character talked about Thomas Aquinas and stated how he felt God revealed himself in nature, that super natural revelation is faith and natural revelation is reason…and the two aren’t contradictory but complimentary to one another.  That was enough to make me want to read more about Thomas Aquinas.
  • That Robert Downy Jr sure has changed his life for the better.  After drugs and jail he was lucky that he got a role on Ally McBeal from 2000-2002, he played a supporting role as a vet in the Shaggy Dog back in 2006, and now his latest Iron Man movie is breaking records.
  • For you fellow ‘Mad Men’ fans, in case you were wondering how much the SCDP IPO would have went for, $17.1 million in 1968, or about $114.4 million in today’s dollars.
  • Charles Barkley was recently on Dan Patrick’s radio show and stated that he thinks everyone in the NBA, during his playing career, has played with a gay player.  Related and probably overlooked, Brittney Griner wrote a thoughtful piece in the NY Times about her sexuality and Jason Collins.  She still hasn’t mentioned anything about her sexual preference and how it may have impacted her while a student at religious conservative Baylor. I’m curious to know if it was a non-issue with the student body and even the staff if she was as open as she says she was.  Being the great player that she was at Baylor, I wonder if she’ll get her number retired, and if not, I wonder if her sexual preference would be a hindrance in that decision.  I’d say Baylor should retire the number and show that they accept not for being just who she is.
  • I hear DFW Airport garages, at least some of them, have indicators telling you where the next available open spot is located.
  • The Golden State Warriors are moving to a new area on several piers in San Fransicso.  If that isn’t a cool enough concept, the new arena will have a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the inside.
  • As if allergy season isn’t worrisome enough – Man’s runny nose turns out to be leaking brain fluid
  • The best Daily Double in the history of the game show ‘Jeopardy!’? – YouTube
  • Bill Gates: Apple’s ‘frustrating’ iPad should be more like Microsoft’s Surface
  • A Christian girl’s message to all Christians
  • Anyone miss Josh Hamilton?  I’m sure he’ll get streaky sooner or later, but I prefer consistency and a level head.
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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. RPM says:

    The Fleece video is funny, but about 5 minutes too long. You have to admit that Christie is an impressive politician. Managing to get strong support from both parties is no easy feat these days. I fear that may be his downfall if he does make a run at President with the far right Republicans turning on him during the primaries.

    Personally, I like the guy.

  2. Stefanie says:

    My sister is a pharmacist. Orders come in faxed, drop offs and walk-ins. All with a 30 min. turnaround. And, on top of that, they do a lot of other stuff like entering into computer, calling insurance when it doesn't go through (that's a big one), consulting with the patient, calling doctor for confirmations on some, looking out for generics if able and filling the bottle. This is in conjunction with handling complaints, office work like restocking and red tape from corporate. Many days go by when she doesn't have a chance to eat – and never a chance to just sit. All of this and they are also expected to run at a zero complaints rate.

  3. Dude says:

    Keith, that's the Bay Bridge that goes to Oakland, not the Golden Gate.

  4. Ricardo Perry says:

    Sorry buddy, but that is the bay bridge and treasure island in the background

  5. Ricardo Perry says:

    Oops, someone already clarified… didn't mean to pile on.

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