Last Bag of Randomness of 2015


  • It delights me to no end when I tell the kids they can play with a big cardboard box I’m about to throw out and they spend hours playing in it.  Usually, they use markers to turn it into a spaceship.
  • WifeGeeding’s parents wanted to meet us for lunch at the restaurant in Neiman Marcus at Northpark Center, so we obliged, though I knew I was about to feel a bit out of my comfort zone. When I first saw them, I teased them that they looked like the Ewings, especially since WifeGeeding’s father was wearing a stetson and a sportcoat that had a twist of Western influence in it, though he was sporting it quite well. The opportunity to tease them about being the Ewings arose once more when the conversation of oil prices and their oil rigs and wells popped up.
  • It’s always interesting to look through the clearance racks at Neiman’s and check out the prices.  Even with a 25% discount, this one woman’s vest had a price tag of over $3,700.
  • The restaurant at Neiman’s, as part of a complimentary appetizer, includes a small cup of chicken broth to drink.  I had no idea that was a thing.
  • Since Northpark has a Tesla gallery I decided to check out the car and sit in the driver’s seat. There’s a lot to like about it, but I think it has some bad blind spots in the rear.
  • Random observation: Mothers tend to carry babies and toddlers using their left arm and shoulder and fathers tend to use their right arm and shoulder.
  • WifeGeeding’s father has this gift of approaching people he doesn’t know, engaging them in conversation, and making them laugh and feel as if they have known him for decades. I wish I could describe it better, but there’s such a charm to it mixed with kindness and gentleness and he’s never intrusive about it.
  • The differences between a sportcoat, blazer, and suit jacket
    • Sportcoats – Usually made of thicker, rougher fabric and hearken to a time when men wore jackets while doing “sporting” activities.
    • Blazers –  Once made only from wool, these traditionally are a step up in formality/dressiness when compared to sportcoats.
    • Suit Jackets – Almost always from wool with a few cotton and linen summer versions thrown in for good measure, suit jackets come with matching pants.
  • Is it a well … or a rig? A look at some of the common nomenclature of the oil field – Short definition, a rig drills the hole and the well pumps the oil. But the process is more complicated than that.
  • As if being arraigned wasn’t bad enough, Bill Cosby tripped on the curb on his way to the courthouse.
  • Trump had plethora of reporters and camera operators on his private jet yesterday and said, “Try not to scratch the woodwork if possible.” I live in a very different world than Mr. Trump. I live in a very different world than all the candidates.
  • An interesting quote from a survivor of one of the recent North Texas tornadoes – “We actually went outside and started commanding the winds because God had given us authority over the winds – the airways. And we just began to command this storm not to hit our area. We – we spoke to the storm and said, go to unpopulated places. It did exactly what we said to do because God gave us the authority to do that.”
  • The inside of that truck makes you want to cry – Buzzfeed – It Took 9 Epic Hours To Get This Truck Out Of A Frozen Saskatchewan Lake
  • YouTube – 7-year-old Sets New Limbo Skating World Record – 28cm high, 7cm less than the required 35cm
  • This is one trippy cake – YouTube – Color changing cake icing technique
  • Gizmodo – Disney’s New Rolling Robot Climbs Walls Like a Gecko –  Atop the robot is a pair of steerable propellers that generate thrust, which pushes the vehicle against the wall. and keeps it from falling.
  • Vox – I read 164 books in 2015 and tracked them all in a spreadsheet. Here’s what I learned.
  • Lawn signs are only 98.3 percent useless.
  • Even Sarah McLachlan can’t watch her sad ASPCA ad
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!
This entry was posted in Personal. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Last Bag of Randomness of 2015

  1. RPM says:

    BON is always the first thing I look at every morning. Like to start the day off on a bright note.
    Best wishes for the Geedings in 2016. Don't forget your cabbage and Blackeyed peas!

  2. Ben W. says:

    Thanks for another fantastic year of randomness. Your blog starts my day, and I appreciate your hard work and devotion to it. Happy New Year to you and your family – may 2016 be the best, brightest, and happiest you've ever known!

  3. Mr. Mike Honcho says:

    I appreciate your Blog and hope for more to come in 2016.

    RPM – Glad to see others still eat the Cabbage and Black Eyed Peas on NYD!

    Boxes – My wife and I bought some chairs last night and my two boy Honchos immediately started turning them into camping cabins, with Lights and stars above. I had to chuckle when they both kept telling me… "its okay dad, kids are supposed to play with boxes."

  4. KC1 says:

    I begin each day with BON! Thank you so much! Happy New Year!!

  5. Nosey Guy says:

    Speaking of spreadsheets, when are you releasing the 2015 results of you know what?

Comments are closed.