Bag of Randomness

  • I hear it’s a thing to now consider any veterans suffering from PTSD when popping fireworks, at least according to Reddit.  The thought of that never crossed my mind.
  • My father never allowed me to pop fireworks for two reasons 1) it’s just money going up in smoke 2) too damn dangerous.
  • When my father told me spending money on fireworks was just “money going up in smoke” I didn’t have to courage to ask him, “Why is it okay for you to smoke cigarettes?”  Thankfully he quite when I was about in the second grade, but I do remember that thought going through my mind.
  • I have municipal jury duty today, which is a first.  The only other time I had jury duty was for Denton County about seven years ago.  Of course, when I think of jury duty, I think of this 30 Rock bit.
  • I’m really starting to get into ‘Game of Thrones’.  What really helped was checking out some of the Wiki sites to get a better understanding of who was related to who and who understanding character relationships.  But when you do that sort of thing, you gotta be careful or you’ll step into some spoilers, so I mainly stuck to the episode recaps.
  • I usually fall asleep between 12:30-1:45 AM and wake at 7:00 AM.
  • In high school when the English teacher asked us to do a fictional or creative writing assignment, I always used my classmates as characters, and most of the time the teacher would read it aloud or have me read it.  Over time, I was expected to use my classmates as characters and the pressure to make it fun and creative became stressful.
  • Here’s an article about former POW Sgt Bowe Bergdahl’s  “reintegration process” into society.  The process seems to protect the former POW and take things very, very slowly.  It makes me want to research how POW’s from Vietnam, like John McCain, were “reintegrated”, if at all.  I’m also curious to know what McCain thing about this process, not if he agrees with how we got him back or whether Bergdahl is any sort of traitor; but as a former POW himself, what does he think of this program of reintergration.
  • A pretty cool baseball bat bench.
  • A Ranking of Texas Whiskeys Under $40
  • Omaha City Council unanimously OKs liquor license for shooting range
  • Rolling Stone – Lone Star Crazy: How Right-Wing Extremists Took Over Texas
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