Bag of Randomness


  • I failed to mention that for Christmas, WifeGeeding gave me a pocket calendar full of giftcards.  The giftcards corresponded to a date circled on the calendar for a date night she planned throughout the year.  She even went as far as already having a sitter scheduled for each date.  Last night was the first of those dates, a simple trip to the movies.  We watched The Imitation Game and both really enjoyed it.
  • I also forgot to mention that we gave our mail carrier a Christmas treat, and she was nice enough to give us a hand written thank you note.
  • The Fox pregame show had Jimmy Johnson go out to fish market and reenact a play with market workers wearing football jerseys and throwing a fish in place for a football.  It sounds really stupid, it is really stupid, I was thoroughly entertained.
  • Here’s a fun little read/quiz for you longtime DFW folks – it’s easy to name the current sports anchors of our local stations, but can you the name the person they replaced?  It was harder than I thought.
  • A great picture of Troy Aikman back in 1983 at Jimmy Johnson’s Oklahoma State Football Camp.  It’s funny the guy next to him ended up being his lineman, he was pretty tiny back then.
  • I’ve been listening to the new NPR podcast Invisibilia.  It was this article about a twelve-year-old boy that basically became a vegetable, but was aware of everything around him, and then twelve years later coming out of it.  But I was really disappointed they didn’t go more in depth about what happened after he “woke up”.  The second podcast was about fear and I learned that about 400 people have a genetic disorder in which they are incapable of feeling fear.  They talk about one woman with this fearless gene and he experience of once being held at knifepoint and at gunpoint.  That “disorder” also reminded me of an episode of “House” and Tony Dungy’s adopted daughter, both had a rare disorder in which they are unable to feel pain.
  • The Dallas Observer has another article about Gwyneth Paltrow’s love for Dallas (which I’m suspect of), but this one is about a blow dry bar called Blo Blow Dry Bar.  I had no idea such a thing existed and if I heard this in conversation would have considered it some kind of joke.
  • Speaking of that paper, with the Marvel Experience Tour in town, they turned into the Daily Bugle and wrote about a Hulk sighting at Parkland Hospital.
  • A female Christian blogger stated to feel conviction and decided to stop wearing leggings to keep men from lustful thoughts.  This seems like something the girls at Hardin-Simmons would do when I was a student. Seriously, it was a common thing to hear that they were “dating Jesus” instead of them trying to commit to a relationship or go on a date.  I have a feeling things haven’t changed that much.
  • The X-Files could be coming back
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Uppercase Matt says:

    That leggings woman is crazy, and he husband's a liar.

    Mailman gets cash. Yard guy gets cash. Pool guy gets cash. I've tried to convince my wife that the kid's teachers should get cash, not a basket of candles or some other crap. Unless they're a close friend/family and you really know something they actually want, cash is king for Christmas gratuity gifts.

  2. sara says:

    I don't know if I want Mulder and Scully back. I am really conflicted, lol.
    Right now, I'd vote no. Leave our cherished memories alone, they mucked it up enough with the last movie. Or they could do like Star Trek and reboot it with fresh faces. That I would watch. Mulder and Scully could be the Arthur Dale for the new batch. X-Files TNG could be great.

  3. Ben W. says:

    How do you know you have an intensely patriarchal religion? When you use it to control a woman's behavior by convincing her that another person's sin is her fault.

  4. @solmidog says:

    In ref to your listening to invisibilia, I would be interested in what other podcasts you listen to regularly. Myself I listen to This American Life, On Being, Relevant, and Im trying out the Robcast from rob bell. Look forward to your list.

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