Bag of Randomness for Monday, June 22, 2015


  • WifeGeeding had some relatives stay at the Gaylord Texan over the weekend and we ended up spending a lot of time there ourselves.  The hotel had a huge Wizard of Oz theme and even had the main characters in costume.  Parking is expensive at the hotel, $15 for under two hours, $17 for two to four hours, $19 for anything more than that.  There are ways to get validated and to skirt the system.
  • I forgot that’s where the Cowboys stay the night before game days and is a part of college football history.  That’s where the selection committee met each time to pick the top teams for the inaugural college football playoffs.
  • Lake Grapevine seemed like it was about to overflow and run all over the Gaylord Texan property, it was a bit freaky looking.
  • Yesterday was both Father’s Day and our 12th wedding anniversary.  We actually celebrated our anniversary at the Old Hickory Steak House located in the Gaylord Texan on Saturday night.  Normally we would have made reservations for such a place, but it was a last minute sort of thing we thought of and were lucky to get a sitter.  When we got to the restaurant they had a three-hour wait so we started off eating at the bar, which wasn’t all that bad.  Luckily, someone cancelled their reservation and the hostess came by and moved us to a table.  The staff was every friendly, but for a steakhouse with the prices they charge, I expected something better.
  • My Father’s Day lunch was at Off-Site Kitchen’s new location in the Trinity Groves area.  The old location only had seating for maybe eight inside, this new one has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and games you can play like ping pong, some kind of billiards game on artificial turf, and a basketball shoot.  When it comes to non-chain burger places, that place is in my top three for sure.
  • WifeGeeding helped DaughterGeeding with something recently, and she told her mother, “You may not be the very pretty, but you’re the best mom ever.”
  • BoyGeeding is starting speech therapy.  I think both me and WifeGeeding went through it until the fourth grade.
  • The Carolina Panthers is helping to defray the costs of the victims of the church shooting by paying $10,000 for each of the funerals.
  • If you ministers ever felt stress about preparing a sermon, imagine what it took to get ready and deliver the one Sunday morning at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston.
  • The University of Florida’s baseball team traveled to the College World Series on The Rolling Stone’s charter and returned home on the U2 charter plane.
  • After 9/11, ‘The Simpsons’ stopped airing repeats of the episode “The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson” which uses the Twin Towers as a major focal point of the episode.  But yesterday I saw it air in its full entirety on FXX.  For a while they would only air an edited version that removed some jokes about the residents of the workplace.
  • I totally forgot the Lifetime movie starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, A Deadly Adoption, was set to air on Saturday night.  But the public seemed pretty disappointed that it wasn’t funny and was an actual movie that fit the network, so maybe I totally lucked out.
  • The new True Detective seemed okay.  I like this departure of roles for Rachel McAdams.
  • The first scene of HBO’s ‘Ballers’ had me asking the question, “What man chews their medication?”  And the only line they gave coaching legend Don Shula, “You’re an a–hole.”  ‘The Brink’ seems to have some potential.
  • Today’s does of ‘MURICA!
  • Cute animal GIF of the day – flying squirrel?
  • Man Builds An Impressive Shelter In The Wild Using Only His Hands – Pics and GIFS or YouTube
  • Top 10 Spenders in TV Advertising this Week – Top three are Warner Bros, Universal Pictures, and GEICO
  • Alabama KKK leader on Charleston shooting: Violence is not the answer
  • African rock Python eats a 13.8 kg Porcupine with a grim result
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, June 22, 2015

  1. RPM says:

    I thought HBO's entire line-up was very strong last night. True Detective had to lay the backstories for all 3 officers and the Vince Vaughn character. It moved pretty slow but the last 10 minutes gave us a taste of what's in store. I expect the story to ratchet up starting next week.

    Ballers was surprisingly good. The early reviews were not kind, but I think it will do just fine. Rob Corddry will keep me tuning in. Pretty sure the pill he was chewing up for breakfast were painkillers and chewing them is fairly common to speed up the absorption.

    Jon Oliver continues to deliver.

  2. RPM says:

    Forgot to mention The Brink. Pure greatness. The cast is stellar and the writing is witty. The Tim Robbins / Geoff Pierson feud is going to be hilarious,

  3. df of ll says:

    The animal in the GIF is a sugar glider.

  4. Jason says:

    "That’s where the selection committee met each time to pick the top teams for the inaugural college football playoffs."

    This is why no self-respecting Baylor grad should go there. I need to have a word with your wife. Maybe she turned a blind eye toward it?

    (I say this because I think you and she make similar jokes. We'll see if it flops. EDIT: I'm double-doubting the comment after daughter Geeding's, but I'm known for bad jokes with bad timing, so here we go…)

    "The staff was every friendly, but for a steakhouse with the prices they charge, I expected something better."

    Steakhouses are almost universal flops. I won't go to them any more. If I want something really good, I'll go to a place like Pass or Underbelly in Houston. I'm not sure what the Dallas equivalent would be. I am generally underwhelmed by Dallas restaurants. Shoot, even Joel Osteen said on NPR this morning that Dallas sucks.

    “You may not be the very pretty, but you’re the best mom ever.”

    Man, I hope she likes boarding school.

    "ready and deliver the one Sunday morning at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston."

    I don't know, I bet it virtually wrote itself.

    “What man chews their medication?”

    This one. You chew six Advil, and your headache goes away real quick. Xanax? Yee-haw.

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