Bag of Randomness


  • I did a poor job of trying to describe a cute moment with DaughterGeeding and someone took a shot at my parenting skills or the attention I give my children, which is probably fair because of the lack of context I provided and how I described the event.  Lesson learned.
  • I over-analyze handshakes.
  • I caught the new CBS show “Intelligence”.  It has potential, but the dialog and acting need some work.  The main character and the character Root in ‘Person of Interest’ have some similarities.
  • I think Diamond Shamrock was a better name than Valero.
  • When it comes to eating a burger and fries, some folks eat all fries first and then the burger, others will eat the burger and then all fries, and then there are those that eat them while eating the burger.  I fall into the latter category, but I don’t usually eat the fries separately, I like the combination of the two at once.  I guess that’s the combin-Asian in me.
  • With texts and emails basically commonplace as a communication means with my friends, I tend to fear bad news when they actually call.
  • I’m not sure what is more frustrating, a person passion about their college or a person passion about their political beliefs.
  • Sometimes I’ll catch a special about how to cook a meal in something like 15-minutes and I always yell bull-poo-poo at the screen because a lot of their stuff is already out of the package and cut/sliced which can take almost 15-minutes itself.
  • There was a lot of news about Dennis Rodman yesterday and other than seeing the headlines I did all I could to avoid it.
  • WifeGeeding needed new workout clothes so I bought her some yoga pants for Christmas.  She’s been wearing them around the house a lot and now I that was the best purchase I made in 2013.
  • I’ve never been thin, one day before I die, I want to know what that feels like, but not when I’m on my deathbed as a vegetable.
  • I can’t stand the smell of fish or seafood so there’s basically a ban in GeedingManor of such things, that is, unless WifeGeeding is upset at me for doing something and then the house reeks of it.
  • Not that this is new news, but it is an ugly side of college sports – CNN analysis: Some college athletes play like adults, read like 5th-graders
  • Almost nothing makes me feel dumber than misspelling a word so bad that the spell check suggestions don’t list the correct word.
  • I miss the times I watched ‘Jeopardy!’ with my dad, and of course football.
  • I got into an interesting conversation with someone who asked me why did Jesus teach in parables and not just list rules, something my pastor recently preached about.  I guess I could have just referenced Matthew 13:10-17 but I don’t know if that would really connect with someone not all that familiar with the Christian faith.  So I basically said that was done in the Old Testament but not only did it not really connect with people but they basically found loopholes or misinterpreted them for their own benefit.  I went on to say people connect emotionally with stories (parables) more than a list of rules, they are easier to remember, and you really can’t disagree with a story like you can with a rule.  Of course what I just typed is an oversimplification bastardized version of my answer.
  • Eighties pop princess Tiffany will be performing near GeedingManor at Vista Ridge Mall on Thursday.
  • Toy Story 3‘s setting may have been Denton, Texas.
  • The Biggest Speed-Trap Cities in North Texas‏
  • It’s Officially Too Cold For Lincoln Park Zoo’s Polar Bear
  • If you are a fan of the great ‘Texas Country Reporter’ then you’ll love this YouTube channel.
  • This Washington Post writer sounds like she listens to our local sports station KTCK – You don’t like eggs? Take it up with Robert Griffin III.
  • Med Student Discovers Fake Aneurysm Patient Really Has an Aneurysm
  • Timewaster of the day – Search “atari breakout” in Google Images and play the game.
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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. SpanishWarDonkey says:

    You're a good father… I can tell that by how you speak of your family…. And I'm not even married. Political people are worse; while there's a few douches in the college world from every school, and some more than others, you can at least air down and have a beer with them and find something in common upon which to agree; not so with politics. I've been buying my girlfriend yoga pants for every birthday, anniversary, and Christmas for 4 years… I've even thrown a few random ones in there for fun… I'm picking up what you're putting down. I too, don't much care the fish smell, but there are few things I love more than a beach bar with oysters on the table, even if I won't be having any. I got a speeding ticket in your home town on Christmas Eve!! I hadn't gone through MW in years, but wanted to skip I-35 traffic on my way to Houston… Guess it serves me right.

  2. Dude says:

    I had to go back and downvote the comment that had you questioning your parenting skills. I have often found that people's "helpful" parenting recommendations speak more to their own relationships than those they are talking to. You don't sound like the absent father archetype to me. It's odd, because when I read the original post my take was, "what a thoughtful little girl you have there".

  3. Double Fake T Rex says:

    234 n. Elm is in Denton TX the Elm used in the maps is actually in Sanger, not Denton.

  4. DF Prodigal Son says:

    Jesus also spoke in parables because the common man at the time could neither read nor write. Stories are a lot easier to remember than a long list of rules.

  5. The question "why did Jesus teach in parables and not just list rules" is really two different topics. Why he taught in parables is one question, and why didn't he give rules is another. For the latter, Jesus (no matter what his teaching style), didn't come to "list rules" at all. He came to communicate God's unconditional love for sinners, and to save them from the eternal consequences of their sin. The famous 1 Timothy passage is most relevant: "Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst." Notice it does not say "Christ Jesus came into the world to give the best possible set of rules." On the contrary; the rules had already been given and were systematically rejected by all of humanity. His mission was rescue, not religion or rules.

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