Bag of Randomness for Monday, July 18, 2016


  • There’s been an internet outage in my area for most of Sunday, and as of 11:59 PM, it hasn’t been restored. So I’m just going to try to wing it and see what I can do with my phone. Most of you are already used to typos, misspellings, and bad grammar, just expect it to be ramped up this morning. Sorry for the lack of links to this and that, today is basically just going to be a rehash of the weekend.
  • It was one busy weekend for FamilyGeeding. WifeGeeding’s birthday was on Sunday but we basically made it a birthday weekend for her. Funny thing, nothing really was planned, all of this was pretty much done on the fly.
    • Once the kids were put to bed on Friday, I decided to surprise WifeGeeding. A few months ago I found a new massage table for sale for $50 and have been hiding it. When she walked into the master bath after saying one final “good night” to the kids, she found a candlelit room, massage music playing, and the table all set up for her for an hour-long massage, provided by me, of course.
    • I woke up earlier than normal on Satuday morning and decided we all should go visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. We drove LeafGeeding and took advantage of their electric vehicle parking, which means free charging, closer parking, and free parking. After a few hours at the museum, we left with a full charge in search for brunch.
    • We ate at The Common Table which was less than a four-minute drive away from the museum, and that place rocked. The weather was nice enough to eat outside on their large and lots of customers had their dogs with them. The waitstaff would bring out water bowls for the dogs that said things like “Vodka” on them and 90’s hip-hop was playing the entire time. The crowd was young and preppy, and I couldn’t figure out if I felt out of place or “cool” for being amongst them. The food was beyond excellent, and all made from scratch. WifeGeeding thoroughly enjoyed the Skittles Sangria. Here’s a picture of a breakfast flatbread entree I ate. The bottom layer was covered with white country gravy, with scrambled eggs, grilled onions with green and red peppers, cheese, and skillet potatoes.
    • Saturday afternoon was spent at a local theater watching “The Wizard of Oz”. The performers were available for pictures after the play, but stated they had to remove some makeup and parts of their costumes to avoid some sort of copyright infringement.
    • When we got home, a parent of one of DaughterGeeding’s classmates invited us to their lake house on Lake Grapevine for a swim. I was out of my element at this three-storied house.  It’s been a long time since I’ve seen chickens roam free on a property.
    • On Sunday morning I woke early again thought I’d take WifeGeeding and the kids to Hash House A Go Go in Plano for a birthday breakfast. It’s another one of those trendy places with huge portions made from scratch that’s been featured on Food Network, and it didn’t disappoint. Here’s a pancake the birthday woman ate.
    • On Sunday afternoon we decided to take advantage of the Medival Times special where kids get in free with the purchase of an adult ticket, and they loved it. I was too much of a cheapskate to pay $18 extra per person so WifeGeeding could get her name announced for her birthday. The kids loved the idea of no utensils being provided, “There were no utensils in medieval times, hence there are no utensils AT Medieval Times.” Surprisingly, our kids didn’t ask for one single souvenir and the food portion was large and quite good. They had a bad guy as “The King in the North” and some ‘Game of Thrones’ fan sitting near us kept screaming “The King in the North” every opportunity he got. Dude, I get it, you watch ‘Game of Thrones’, so does the rest of the world.
    • Since we were just a few miles away from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and members, we thought we’d visit again. Remember, it’s huge, 180,000-square-feet, and the kids have a few favorite interactive sections they love to visit over and over again. Once again we took advantage of the free parking and free charge.
    • After the museum visit, WifeGeeding decided she wanted some birthday cake, so we made the four-minute drive to the Cake Bar at Trinity Groves a half-hour before they closed. She got some cake to go and then we walked over to Offsite Kitchen for dinner.
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, July 18, 2016

  1. RPM says:

    Sounds like a great weekend. Have you considered getting a solar charger for LeafGeeding?

  2. towski says:

    I'm sure we've discussed this before, but your wife and my wife share the same birthday.

    Also, there was a classic restaurant there before The Common Table. I'll never forget the thundering sounds of my feet there on May 16, 2008 as I walked out of the bathroom to propose to my wife in the window table. She's still mad because she was in the middle of her risotto.

  3. df of ll says:

    All I did for my wife's bday was to take her to Southlake and spend the night at the Hilton hotel.

    Took her shopping at Chico's and various other stores in the complex.

    And Brio's.

    And Rockfish.

    And Copeland's.

    And Christina's in Trophy Club on the way home.

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