Bag of Randomness


  • I woke up a little earlier than normal yesterday and had a Forrest Gump moment.  Instead of just going for a run, I just decided to take a walk around the neighborhood, and gosh darn was that refreshing.
  • As a father to a young daughter, I suffer like most with having to listen to ‘Frozen’ at least four times a day.  I guess it’s a sign of aging, but that song just doesn’t seem like it would connect with young kids or is as catchy than songs from The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.
  • I ran across an interesting question on Reddit – What is the hardest thing you had to accept about your significant other?  I guess for me, it’s when WifeGeeding doesn’t laugh at stuff that I think is funny, it makes me feel like there’s a disconnect.
  • I’ve been tasked to implement IBM Rational Functional Tester for our testing needs.  The only resource I have is whatever I can find online as we don’t have a subject matter expert handy.  It’s a heck of a challenge, and progress is slow, but when you finally solve something that you’ve been working on for a while, all on your own, that moment of achievement is quite satisfying.
  • I went out and ate lunch by myself recently and could overhear a conversation of five men in their forties debating what was the sexiest 80’s music video when they were a teen.  That was one entertaining conversation to listen to.  It seemed that most agreed it was Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again”, but other notables they discussed at length were:
    • Paula Abdul – Cold Hearted
    • Van Halen – Hot for Teacher
    • Motlue Crue – Girls, Girls, Girls
    • George Michael – Several were mentioned
    • Chris Issac – Wicked Games
  • They also all seemed to think that Robert Palmer video was highly over-rated.
  • A Complete Rundown of Every Team Tony Romo Has Caused to Lose by His Very Presence
  • If you caught Letterman interviewing Peyton Manning last night, Dave got a really good zinger at Bill Belichick.
  • I’m sure our local Christian radio station, KLTY, hasn’t enjoyed their name being mentioned all of last week.  Everytime I heard that story all I could think of was their slogan, “Safe, for the whole family.”
  • I was wondering about Laura Logan the other day and it just turns out she’s mentioned in some new articles, here’s one that’s actually kinda salty.  I had no idea she was once a swimsuit model, and with the Republicans keeping Benghazi in the news, there ain’t no way CBS brings her back.
  • I have often confused the American Coot for a duck.
  • Bears Lineman Kyle Long Hangs Out With Bullied Youngster At Chuck E. Cheese
  • Random annoyances/irritations:
    • Hair in your mouth you just can’t get out (which reminds me of the funniest ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ episode over)
    • Wet socks
    • Wind chimes, anywhere, anytime
    • Hearing the book of ‘Revelation’ being referred to as the book of ‘Revelations’.
    • When someone makes a purchase and says “You can’t beat that.”  Yes, yes you can.  Even if you got it for free, other items or services could be included, it can always be beaten.
    • Trying to get the smell of gasoline or some other substance off your hands.
    • The smell of tuna.
    • Urine on a toilet seat.
    • Wobbling tables at an eating establishment.  Actually, anywhere.
    • Anything on a computer that displays a percentage status and it just hangs on 99% longer than any other percent.
  • “Yeah let’s just keep matriculatin’ the ball down the field, boys!” – Hank Stram
  • Grace
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. RPM says:

    You clearly underestimate the subliminal power of Disney. The quality of the work isn't particularly important. It's just the current marketing vehicle for the next set of inductees.

  2. Uppercase Matt says:

    re "you can't beat that" — I think you should consider the difference between whether you could *conceptually* beat whatever they're talking about and whether you can *actually* beat it. Can you really beat that deal or are you just saying that somewhere in your imagination there might be a better deal that you'll never actually get?

  3. Dude says:

    So THAT is what the "weird looking ducks" are down at the creek by our house. There has been a small flock of American Coots among the ducks, geese and swan when I walk the dog and I kept meaning to try and figure out what those were. It's the first time I had ever seen them before.

  4. DF of LL says:

    The gentlemen at lunch must have forgotten about my videos.

    Double Fake Madanno

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