Bag of Randomness for Monday, April 4, 2016


  • What you see above is my Mike Schmidt tee-ball set my father gave me for Christmas when I was a young-little-BoyGeeding. You can also see it was important to me as I wrote my name on it along with my phone number, because that’s what you do with important stuff when you’re a kid. Yesterday, I bought a new tee-ball set and used its parts to make my old tee-ball set functional and gave it to BoyGeeding. We spend a good amount of time playing with it in the backyard yesterday. When it was bedtime, he went to the backyard to retrieve it because he was worried it was going to rain. He also tried to take it upstairs with him so it could be in his room next to his bed.
  • I also bought BoyGeeding his first glove yesterday, which he slept with. It’s a Rawlings and only ten bucks and most importantly to him, it had a lot of green on it, his favorite color.
  • GIF – BoyGeeding’s first hit in blastball (tee-ball). He really stuck the landing.
  • YouTube – Every Sunday, DaughterGeeding takes BoyGeeding’s hand and leads him down to the front for children’s sermon. It melts my heart. Every. Single. Time.
  • While at BoyGeeding’s blastball game, some father was wearing a Jim McMahon BYU football jersey. That was totally out of the blue, no pun inteneded.
  • I mentioned my pastor was going to do a two-week series about having a Christ-centered insight to elections, and he stressed going into it that he was in no way endorsing any political party or candidate. There’s a lot I could say about the sermon, but I’ll just leave you with quotes he started it with and the one he ended with.
    • If your God never disagrees with you, you might be worshipping an idealized version of yourself. – Tim Keller
    • When the Republican party or the Democratic party has more influence over your faith than Jesus, then something has got to change. – Dale Patterson
  • Holy cow, ‘The Walking Dead’ had a fantastic season finale cliffhanger.
  • I can’t recall if this is the first year TBS has aired the Final Four, but I was surprised that it wasn’t on CBS. I only knew of this when watching an episode of ‘Conan’ with the cast of Batman v. Superman and there was a little logo in the corner that stated the championship game was going to be on CBS. I have a feeling some folks on Monday will be surprised the game isn’t on CBS and will be hunting for it come tip-off tonight.
  • I may not watch more than a total of 15-minutes of the entire tournament and championship game, but I’m a sucker for watching “One Shining Moment”. I love how they time actions and certain plays and outcomes to certain choruses.
  • While reading this article, I learned the last time the men’s NCAA Tournament title game was played in an actual basketball arena was twenty years ago. Kentucky beat Syracuse in front of a crowd of 19,229 at Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey.
  • I finished watching the second season of Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’
    • Many mainly know Jon Bernthal as Rick’s best friend Shane in the first several seasons of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’. When he was cast as The Punisher, I didn’t think he’d have the chops to pull it off, but he was great.
    • Elodie Yung plays Elektra and she’s captivating and beautifully exotic, especially with that French accent. I also discovered she’s half-Asian (Cambodian/French), and may soon end up in my poorly kept Half-Asian Hall of Fame.
    • I didn’t really understand the Marvel Cinematic Universe until one of my readers pointed it out to me last week, and with that in mind, I really like how the writers are able to connect the Daredevil storyline and characters with the current onslaught Marvel films and television shows – you never know who will make the surprise cameo.
  • GIF – This girl has impressive trampoline skills, but I really like the finish.
  • Disney Plans Live-Action Film About Snow White’s SisterRose Red is a character that appeared in Grimms’ fairy tales in an adventure that had no relation to the more well-known Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs fairy tale that inspired the classic Disney animated film. The story is a revisionist take that transposes Rose Red into the Snow White tale, making her a key player in the later part of the classic story.
  • NFL prospect says a team asked if he would choose a knife or gun to kill someone
  • At the end of each ‘CBS Sunday Morning’, they have a “Moment of Nature” segment in which they show nature footage and audio without any commentary. WifeGeeding and I like to play a game to see if we can guess where it was shot, and to our surprise, yesterday’s was Dallas’ Great Trinity Forrest. I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard of that place.
  • Created by four college men back in February – The Daily Mail – A Twitter account titled @BabesForTrump featuring women wearing little clothing and promoting the GOP presidential frontrunner has quickly gained a following of more than 6,000 Twitter users.
  • This house for sale near the White Rock Lake area of Dallas has an surprising interior.
  • New drone video shows Apple’s massive new spaceship campus is coming together
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7 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, April 4, 2016

  1. RPM says:

    I'm a little disappointed you didn't buy BoyGeeding a Nokona glove. Hand made in Nocona, Texas. But they are a bit pricey. Maybe when he starts Little League.

  2. Mtoots says:

    I usually scan BON each day just to find stories/pictures of the children. But, today I stopped at the mention of your pastor's sermon notes. Two excellent statements (in my opinion). Would love to have heard what he said in between the first statement and the last!

  3. Ben W. says:

    The trampoline gif makes me think of the Cirque du Soleil show that is in Disney Springs in Orlando. They do a very similar trampoline bit. Here's a video, which includes some point-of-view camera work by some of the acrobats. I think my equilibrium gets thrown off just watching the video, so I'm pretty sure I'd find a way to fail at falling off a building onto a trampoline.

    We had the same reaction to this week's Moment of Nature. I rewound it to make sure I heard correctly, and grabbed my phone for a quick Google search.

    That house looks like a great set for a low-budget horror movie. So weird.

  4. John Mackovic says:

    I remember 7-digit dialing! 😉

    Actually, I grew up in a town that was so small that there was only one prefix, so we had 5-digit dialing.

    • RPM says:

      Same here. We also had to dial an access number (believe it was "7") to get a trunk line for long distance calls. i.e. 7 + 1 + area code + xxx-xxxx. Centel was 1 step above using the Pony Express.

  5. David Bryant says:

    Here is a great read that would have fit right into your pastor's sermon.

    How often do you struggle with the tension between your political belief and what the Bible is teaching?
    How is the Bible making you more liberal?
    How is the Bible making you more conservative?

    If you never feel the tension
    If you aren’t becoming both more liberal and more conservative
    If you struggle to even consider Jesus might have a different political view than you

    Then you are probably defining Jesus more than he is defining you.


  6. ALEC says:

    You know what's scary about that house? the yearly Taxes…Lord….

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