WifeGeeding’s sister was running in her first ever race, the 5K part of the Cowtown Marathon. She didn’t know we were coming to support her, but she got a kick out of the posters the kids made for her. This was the first big race I ever visited, and I was surprised at all the non-race events that were going on, such as an expo. There was a runner from every state except for West Virginia. Other than the charitable aspect of a race or a run, I never really understood why one would want to be in one since you can run any distance anytime you’d like, no event or organization is required. Other than the charitable aspect, it seems a bit vain and attention grabbing. Perhaps there’s a social aspect to it, and as an anti-social person, it’s hard for me to relate.
Yesterday my pastor talked about the time he crawled through the milk door in his house in Chicago when the entire family was locked out and didn’t have a key. Until yesterday, I never heard of a milk door. A lot of his sermon focused on the word parakletoß (parakletos), which might be of interest to lawyers that have an interest in Biblical times.
My alma mater, Hardin-Simmons University, has selected a new president. To my surprise, he doesn’t have a PhD or EdD, though he does have a JD (Baylor Law 1994 for the handful of Baylor Law grads that read this blog, CV is viewable in the link provided). When I was a student in the School of Bidness, there was a search for a new dean. The leading candidate was an existing professor, but we heard there was concern that he “only” had a JD, and he didn’t get the gig and left. After that dean left, a former dean’s son took the position, but he “only” had a JD. Who knows what really happened since rumors can run amok among students, but I’m reminded of something I was told long ago – A lot of life isn’t what you know, but who you know.
Speaking of Disney – Disney introduces seasonal pricing at theme parks – The calendar will be divided into Value, Regular and Peak periods. The new pricing plan will apply to one-day tickets. A one-day park ticket at Orlando’s Magic Kingdom during a Value period will stay at current levels of $105 for those aged 10 and above. But tickets during Regular season days (most of April, for example) will rise to $110. The price will then shoot up to $124 for Peak days. That includes holidays like the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
‘CBS Sunday Morning’
It wasn’t until their segment on movie trailers that I realized movie trailers don’t use a narrator anymore. And the reason we called them trailers is that they used to be shown after the movie.
IMDB.com was started by a guy from London that was basically keeping a movie journal. He later sold it to Amazon.com for an undisclosed sum, and the website just celebrated its 25th year of existence. Still to this day, he writes down the date and name of the movie when he first sees it for reference.
I was listening to the Feb 19th episode of “This American Life” which discussed organ donation in Iran. Every male is required to serve in the military but can get out of it by selling a kidney which is seen as a way of serving his country and contributing to humanity.