Bag of Randomness

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  • The beard is still on but it’s trimmed heavily.  That’s almost nine full months of beard growth without trimming it.  I have this weird belief about hair that every man, at least once in his life, needs to do all of the following: shave his head, grow hair to at least shoulder length, and grow a beard without trimming it for at least six months.  I can now check all three off my list.
  • I’ve been going to a barbershop owned by black men as of late.  They seem to approach hair as an art compared to the women at places like Sportsclips that just want to get you in and out and hope for a tip.  I really like the community of this barbershop anyways, and I thought he did a heck of a job trimming my beard.
  • My barber also trimmed my neck and did the thing where I hold a mirror in front of me and look at the mirror on the wall thing.  There was a noticeable amount of balding on the back of my head and I made a comment about it, he then told me not to acknowledge it because it would only encourage the baldness to grow.  I wonder if the balding is occurring because of the testosterone my doctor has prescribed to me over the last three years.
  • One more barber story.  He mentioned how long ago, about 180 years, his family was able to buy the land they worked on.  The land has a family cemetery located under a huge tree, and each person is laid out in a family tree pattern so you can easily trace the lineage.  I thought that was pretty darn cool.
  • Our trash service is going from twice a week to once a week, which will decrease our bill by about a buck thirty.  I think this is too much for one of my readers who lives in my neighborhood and perhaps the primary reason why he’s moving out.
  • We ate at the new Pecan Lodge location and took advantage of the extra hours; they are open until 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.  We got there around 5:00 pm on Saturday and still had to wait about half an hour.  I’m not a fan of its Deep Ellum location and they don’t seem to have a lot of tables inside, but these was decent amount of tables outside.
  • We watched the first of the new mini-series ‘The World Wars’ on the History channel and give it a thumbs up.  Texas is well represented in the series with a history professor from Rice and UT.
  • I had a friend tell me he’s stopped reading this blog because he felt that as a true friend, he needed to know about my life from actual interaction with me than reading what I post.
  • I mentioned former Rangers pitching coach Tom House recently, and in yesterday’s Monday Morning Quarterback, Peter King wrote that Tom Brady works with House to improve this throwing motion.
  • U.S. Navy admiral and University of Texas, Austin, alumnus William H. McRaven gave the commencement at said university.  The former Navy SEAL (well, I guess you’re always a SEAL) and current commander of U.S. Special Operations Command gave them ten lessons from being a SEAL.  The first, make your bed every morning.  As mundane as it is, it gives you a sense of accomplishment and encourages you to do another task.
  • AMC has a new show based on the computer industry in Dallas that’s based in the 80’s called ‘Halt and Catch Fire‘.  The series premier is on Sunday, but oddly, and I don’t understand the networks strategy, you can watch it on their website now.
  • A woman totally destroyed the steak eating challenge at the Big Texan as she ate  nine pounds of food in under 15-minutes.
  • Forget apps, old-school mobiles ring in a comeback
  • How Much Time does a Dishwasher Save?
  • I never thought much of Harry Hamlin until this season of ‘Mad Men’, but that guy is good.  Heck, I didn’t realize it was Hamlin until a few weeks ago, I’m use to him being a smuggy leading man type.
  • Is our local Macarthur Boulevard named after the great general?  I’m guessing it is, but I couldn’t find anything online to support my assumption.
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. DF of LL says:

    I would assume so, since the High School is.

  2. Seeker of Truth says:

    Read the same UT commencement speech and had the same thoughts about the bed making exercise.

    I went through Air Force Officers Training School decades ago. We spent an embarrassing amount of time attempting to get our rooms tight for morning inspection. It was very frustrating until we discovered some tricks that took all of tedium out of it. My bed is still tight every morning before I start the day.

  3. nlalapa says:

    Hold up–That's Harry Hamlin? THANK YOU for writing that! Holy smokes, it IS him! He plays such a dick on the show, too.

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