Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, February 16, 2016


  • Since yesterday was a holiday, I spent it installing tile in our laundry room with the help of DaughterGeeding, and we had a blast. That got me to thinking about the argument about what to spend money on, experiences or possessions. I’ve always said possessions because the type of things that I buy are things that enable experiences. As both kids grow older, I can see us sharing lots of experiences with the tools and materials (possessions) I’ve bought. Sure, going to Disney World was fantastic, but I expect to spend many more experiences with the kids building and fixing stuff instead of hiring someone else to do it.
  • I ran out of mortar with just five tiles to go, so I had to make a run to the home improvement store. The tiles are half staggered but after I finished laying them all down, I noticed the box state they should be third staggered. With the laundry room floor being so small, I don’t think it will matter much.
  • I saw a picture of Bush43 campaigning for his brother yesterday and was surprised at how much his hair has receded in the front.
  • I watched zero minutes of the Grammy’s, but sixty on ‘The X-Files’ and sixty on ‘Better Call Saul’, which started off season two pretty solidly.
  • Buzzfeed – These Teen Girls Have Taken A Selfie With Nearly Every Presidential CandidateThey only missed Jim Webb.
  • The Head With No Body—And No AnswersJane Doe was embalmed, decapitated, and given red rubber balls for eyes. Was the woman found in rural Pennsylvania murdered, missing, or something else entirely?
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, February 16, 2016

  1. RPM says:

    Better Call Saul was fantastic. Did you catch the BB Easter Eggs? I saw 3. The fly, the jerk stock broker (Walt blew up his BMW at the gas station) and the tequila (Zafiro Añejo that Gus poisoned the cartel with). Loved the story Rhea (Kim) told on Talking Saul about her and Bob Odenkirk spending time together getting to know each other without speaking when he lost his voice before filming started. It made all their interactions second nature once they started shooting.

  2. Ben W. says:

    Loved Better Call Saul. I wasn't going to watch last night, because I started it late, but decided to anyway. During the Cinnabon flashforward at the beginning, I just got all excited again as that distinctive cinematography/feel sucked me right back into that world. What an incredible piece of art Vince Gilligan has created.

    Re: experiences vs. possessions – You say you're in favor of possessions, but then admit it's the experiences brought about by those possessions that you value. I would argue that you don't get pleasure from owning a hammer, but the experiences you'll have teaching your son how to build a bookshelf with that hammer will be priceless. So you're really an "experiences" guy, just not the stereotypical experiences other people most often mention. And that's perfectly fine – the experiences you treasure don't have to be the same as mine, or anyone else's. I cringe at the thought of trying to build something, or hiking Yellowstone, or SCUBA diving in Belize – but those are valuable experiences for others. (And yes, of course, I'll take Disney any day of the week and twice on Sunday.) You do you, Geeding. You do you.

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