Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

TGrCSHo - Imgur

  • So, um, does anyone have a spare $2500 to help pay for the repair of a slab leak? Unfortunately, my insurance deductible ain’t gonna help because it’s about breakeven to file a claim. Double-unfortunately, the plumber is so backed up (no pun intended), work can’t start until Thursday and will be a two-day job. The leak is related to the hot water pipes and the temporary workaround is to turn the water source to the water heater on only when we need hot water. Confused? Well, you probably should be as I’m sure I’m leaving out some important detail that connects it all together.
  • Well, there goes the grand Mother’s Day plans I had.
  • While I’m not happy for such a thing to happen, I realize it could have been worst and I already have a fantastic life, so I’m not trying to cry a river, just have a little fun with it.
  • To my surprise, there isn’t a single Costco in Dallas, per this article, and I verified it on their website. Of course, there are plenty in the surrounding suburbs, but not one in the actual city of Dallas.
  • I can’t believe Carly Fiorina didn’t save Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign. (I really wish there was a sarcasm font.)
  • Cruz has stated he would eventually back his party’s nominee for president. I know he kind of backtracked off that a little. However, if he doesn’t support Trump as his party’s nominee, which seems inevitable, he would only live up to the name Trump branded him – Lying Ted. It’s going to be a bit of a catch-22 for him.
  • Cruz will have to return to the Senate, but I don’t think he’ll do so quietly. I have a feeling he’ll disrupt the Senate or cause some sort of big legislative obstruction before the end of the month.
  • Last night on WFAA, our Lieutenant Governor, Dan Patrick, stated he thinks Trump will win the presidency and will appoint Cruz to the Supreme Court.
  • Bob Schieffer was on the ‘CBS Evening News’ yesterday. He sounded great, but the 79-year-old looked very frail and pale. I’m a bit concerned for him.
  • Something else that surprised me, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a book about Sherlock Holme’s brother, Mycroft. Well, co-wrote.
  • Google wants to inject a computer into your eye
  • Adding to the list of surprises, I didn’t know U2’s The Edge recently played inside the Sistine Chapel – “When I was asked to perform in the Sistine Chapel I didn’t know what to say, because usually there’s ‘this other guy’ who sings,” he told the audience, making a joke about U2’s Bono. “So it took me at least, well, 30 seconds to agree to it.”
  • While many people think Bono’s singing is over-rated, I always thought The Edge’s singing was under-rated.
  • Ain’t no way I’m going to sit through all that – NY Mag – ESPN’s Eight-Hour O.J. Documentary Is a Masterpiece
  • A reader alerted me to CBS11 meteorologist Lisa Villegas’ Instagram account. It looks like she may have modeling in her future, and doesn’t mind playing to the camera.
  • French teacher at Houston ISD school doesn’t speak French
  • Here are Google, Amazon, and Facebook’s secrets to hiring the best people – No, it’s not that list of popular Google interview questions you Googled on Google. In fact, their finely tuned hiring process goes way beyond rudimentary queries on algorithms and quantum physics.
  • The Weird History Of The Space Blanket – Cheap, lightweight, and great at containing body heat, they are an indispensable first aid tool, used to warm people up after they’ve suffered through a shark attack, overexposure, or a treacherous sea crossing. 
  • Buzzfeed – These Teens Won Prom With Their Perfectly Coordinated Superhero Outfits
  • GIF – This kid isn’t 100% focused on the game, and that’s OK.
  • TIME – Patton Oswalt Remembers His Wife, Michelle McNamara – From the mouth of their seven-year-old daughter, “When your mom dies you’re the best memory of her. Everything you do and say is a memory of her.”
  • May the Fourth be with you.
This entry was posted in Personal. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

  1. RPM says:

    I've been keeping a close eye on Lisa Villegas since she arrived at Ch11. It's not hard to do…

    Ted Cruz has a snowball's chance in hell of getting Congressional approval for the SCOTUS. he's burned too many bridges. I'm not even sure he gets re-elected to the Senate if there's a big voter turnout. He's not a likable man.

  2. Triple Fake says:

    Usually catch a little bit of Ch11's newscast in the AM. I've noticed that Lisa Villegas greatly enhances what ever outfit she has on. Although I think when she wears a form-fitting sheath (is that the correct term?) it's even more enhancier than something that flares out at the waist.
    Then they switch to Traffic with the petite blonde bolillo girl, and the Monty Python V.O. plays in my head: "And now, for something completely different."

  3. KC1 says:

    A few months ago we had to replace both of our hot water heaters and the dishwasher…..all in one month. Forking out money for stuff like that is a total beat down. I get it!

  4. John Mackovic says:

    So the secret to finding employees that are wiling to be treated like crap is to find candidates that aren't turned off by being jerked around during the interview process.

Comments are closed.