I was working on this Bag of Randomness yesterday afternoon and saved a draft so I could work on it later. I then updated to the latest version of WordPress, which is the software thingy that runs the blog, and in doing so it published the draft. So some of you got a sneak peak and may want to reread what’s been updated and added, or not.
There have been a plethora of things I’ve put in a draft, and after some thought deleted it because it was too negative or ill-willed. I know most of you come here to be “entertained” and to get a small bit of insight in my life, so I’ve tried to avoid certain things to be more friendly as of late. But every now and then I’ll write something that will make some of you roll your eyes or bang your keyboards, but I try to be constructive and open minded about it.
I am surprised, pleasantly, by the number of people that have moved out of the Metroplex and use this website to get an idea of current local events.
After DaughterGeeding’s taekwondo lesson yesterday, her instructor, who is also the owner, pulled me aside to update me on what happened Friday night. Before moving to the U.S. and opening this studio, he used to be a bodyguard in Hong Kong. He stated that he noticed the man that sat next to me and thought he was suspicious because of the face/neck masque as it wasn’t all that cold outside, but he also noticed how the man parked before he entered. Instead of parking normally in front of the studio with the hood towards the front door, he backed in so the hood was facing away. He said many burglars or robbers will do this because it makes for a quick getaway since there’s no need to put the car in reverse. He went on to tell me that not only did the police have the front entrance surrounded, but they also had the back door surrounded in case he tried to make a break for it. The police were called by the Pizza Hut employees that work at the opposite end of the facility about a man that matched his description who was harassing people. In his car they found a half-empty whisky bottle (his breath smelled like it), and in his trunk was four semi-automatic rifles, a dozen or so loaded magazines or clips (forgive my ignorance when it comes to firearm terminology), and a shotgun. Other than that, all I know is that the police took him and his three-and-a-half-year-old away. Personally, I don’t think he was going to do any harm to us, but I found the whole thing interesting. And as I’ve said before, it’s got me to thinking.
I’m not sure if all Chipotle’s do this, but ours places all the plastic lids to cups upside down, which is a pretty good lifehack. It’s much easier to grab a single one that way.
One of my most loyal and kindest readers sent me a link to a Dallas Morning News article about Adam The Answerman. Basically, for free, you can call them up about your appliance problem, and they will talk you through how to diagnose and repair it.
I live within an hour of WinStar World Casino, and even though I’ve never visited, I always see billboards of some pretty decent talent doing shows there, like Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer. It left me wondering why would such an artist choose to perform in Thackerfville, OK as opposed to nearby Dallas or Fort Worth, which is about 80 miles away. Thanks to LiberallyLean, I now know because of this Dallas Morning News article. WinStar basically overpays and has them signed a stipulation that they can’t perform within a hundred miles of the casino for a certain time period.
Speaking of LiberallyLean, yesterday he made a post about Donald Trump and a bald eagle. Just a reminder that BagOfNothing.com brought that to you way back on August 20, 2015 – that’s a difference of 110 days. He likes to claim he’s the hardest working man in show business, but he may be showing his age and becoming the slowest working man in show business. At least that WinStar article he posted was somewhat current as it’s about five days old. Well, at least he’s not that old curmudgeon who does nothing but rant about the news and talk radio. #PlayfulShotsFired
Popular Mechanics – How ESPN College Football Gets Made – It takes a whole day of preparation, a lifetime of practice, and some incredible camera technology to create a three-and-a-half hour telecast that looks effortless.