Bag of Randomness for Friday, The 13th, November 2015
While driving DaughterGeeding to school, a Beastie Boys came on the radio and I started to bop my head along to the beat. In the rear view mirror, I noticed DaughterGeeding was doing the same thing with a huge smile on her face. It made me smile but reminded me of how impressionable kids are by the slightest of things.
I think WifeGeeding is becoming on of “those parents”. On her spelling test, DaughterGeeding incorrectly spelled “want” despite WifeGeeding and her working very hard on it. WifeGeeding things DaughterGeeding’s teacher’s southern drawl made “want” sound like “what” since DaughterGeeding spelled out “wut”.
Since the start of school year, I’ve taken over laundry duty. Mom mother had this rule that once you take off your clothes and put them in the dirty place, make sure they are not inside out because it makes folding and putting away the laundry easier. Despite a few lectures, my family is still having a hard time with this concept. Mom also had the rule of emptying your pockets, and they’ve been pretty good with that.
If there’s a zipper on a pillow, I always make sure the side with the zipper goes into the pillow case first. There’s been a few times that small metallic object has gotten the best of me (in bed).
This Man Made a Movie by Interviewing Himself 38 Years in the Future – Back in 1977, when Peter “Stoney” Emshwiller was 18 years old, he sat in front of a camera and began lobbing questions to an invisible future self, recording what could be called one side of a time-travel talk show. Now, 38 years later, Emshwiller has decided to finally sit down and answer those questions, and the result is an intense, uncanny, and surprisingly moving interview.
I’m amazed that one of my readers was able to climb Guadalupe Peak in under three hours, and he was able to confirm it with me as he used a tracking app. I used one but while checking my stats 36-minutes into the climb, I accidentally stopped the tracking. That’s what I get for not taking the time to learn how to properly use it. If this link works, you can open it in GoogleMaps and see my starting and ending points, change the view from map to satellite, and if you click the red end point, it will provide you with a list of stats. Here are those stats all clumped together: Total distance: 1.25 km (0.8 mi) Total time: 36:29 Moving time: 27:22 Average speed: 2.06 km/h (1.3 mi/h) Average moving speed: 2.74 km/h (1.7 mi/h) Max speed: 7.62 km/h (4.7 mi/h) Average pace: 29:08 min/km (46:54 min/mi) Average moving pace: 21:52 min/km (35:11 min/mi) Fastest pace: 7:52 min/km (12:40 min/mi) Max elevation: 1967 m (6453 ft) Min elevation: 1757 m (5764 ft) Elevation gain: 188 m (617 ft) Max grade: 32 % Min grade: -1 %