Bag of Randomness for Monday, August 29, 2016

Screenshot 2016-08-28 at 10.29.30 PM

  • I’m not sure why I was issued those shoulder pads, they were way too big. Parents really disliked those jerseys, the black lettering made it hard to read numbers from the stands. Luckily, I was mostly on the bench, pretty close to the stands, so everyone could see my numbers.
  • One year ago today I climbed my first mountain and danced with WifeGeeding at the highest point in all of Texas. For a brief moment, no other Texans could top us.
  • In April of 2015, I set a goal to lose 40lbs and weigh 200lbs by the end of August 2015. I ended up being about 22lbs short of that goal but thought I’d do it by the end of August 2016. I’m about 17lbs short of that goal.
  • I’ve never owned a bobblehead.
  • I just want to give Tony Romo a hug, but gently, don’t want to break him.
  • VW does have a track record for not being truthful – Volkswagen’s 2019 electric car said to get 300 miles on a 15-minute charge
  • We ate on the patio at Kincaid’s Hamburgers and BoyGeeding thought he’d help one of their employees by opening the gate fence as made several trash hauls. Towards the end of our meal, that employee came by and gave BoyGeeding some ice cream as a thank-you. BoyGeeding even shared with his sister.
    • While waiting in line to get a refill of a drink an old man walked by me and reeked of Old Spice. He was trying to return his milkshake because it was too thick. I thought he could have waited a bit for it to thaw and loosen up, but at his age, he may not have time.
  • Random Albert Brooks trivia –
    • Albert Brooks is his stage name, his actual birth name is Albert Einstein.
    • His brother, Bob Einstein, is “Super Dave Osborne”.
  • I thought Texas high school football was a big deal thirty years ago, but I’m astonished at how it gets bigger and bigger each year. I knew Southlake takes their football seriously, but had no idea that a luxury car dealership advertises their cars at the game by parking them near the end zones.
    Screenshot 2016-08-28 at 2.46.00 AM
  • It was the first week of high school football and I noticed local teams were playing opponents from Oklahoma and Alabama. I can understand cities near state borders playing out of state teams, but I don’t understand why a school would travel past a boarding state just to play a football game. I guess there might be a financial incentive involved, and if there isn’t, that’s probably not a good use of taxpayer dollars.
  • Every time ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ starts I always wonder if someone will be subbing for host Charles Osgood and starting things off the sad news of his passing. The man is pushing 84. On yesterday’s broadcast, he announced his upcoming retirement in September, but will still do a handful of segments. I love the guy. He’s the grandfather I never had, very calming, reassuring, charming in that old man kind of way, and has a great voice. I expect either Lee CowenAnthony Mason, or Jane Pauley to take his place. I always got a kick out of the news of Osgood’s predecessor and the show’s original host, Charles Kuralt, having a second “shadow” family.
  • Screenshot 2016-08-28 at 8.39.56 PM
    I was watching the preseason football game between the Vikings and the Chargers to check out their new stadium, which I actually like more than AT&T Stadium because it has a clear roof, the largest in the world, among other things. But Fox kept showing commercials with Skip Bayless that I had to switch channels.

    • One thing I enjoyed about watching Viking games was the Viking horn that sounded after a touchdown. Yesterday I noticed Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” was played after a touchdown.
    • I always thought the Vikings should have an outdoor stadium and play in the cold like Green Bay and use it as home field advantage.
    • But they are screwing the fans when it comes to pizza.
  • Buzzfeed – How Good Are Your Disney Parks Opinions?
  • Blame millennials for the vanishing bar of soap
    • Americans between 18 to 24 are largely snubbing the old-fashioned bar of soap, leading to sales declines for the likes of Ivory’s iconic 125-year old bar and its bar soap rivals, according to new data from consumer research firm Mintel. Consumers who still buy bar soap, it turns out, have something in common: they tend to be over 60 years old and are men. Millennials believe bar soaps are covered in germs after they are used.
    • I think like a Millennial, but vastly prefer using a bar of soap in the shower, just not at the sink.
  • For you, Jimi – Chicago Pokes Fun At Terrified Couple Who Moved To City, Left After 1 Day
  • The scene in that Netflix Tony Robbins documentary of him jumping in that 57° pool every morning has stuck with me. Not to the extent that I’ve bought my own 57° pool, but I now end each shower turning the hot water off and then counting to sixty. It gives me a boost of energy and I no longer suffer from that tiny bit of perspiration after drying off from a hot shower.
This entry was posted in Personal. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, August 29, 2016

  1. Ben W. says:

    I'm sad at the news of Charles Osgood's retirement, too. He's a steady, calming presence, and provides a great way to start a Sunday morning. Also, I'll miss his occasional songs, although I'm sure the stagehands will be glad not to have to wheel out a grand piano every now and then. My money is on Lee Cowan – but whatever direction they go, I'm hoping they get someone who is both able and willing to sit in that chair for 20 years or so. It just seems right.

    I'm with you on the soap – great for the shower, awful for the sink.

    After reading about the scaredy-cat couple that left Chicago, I watched a little of their video. Caveat to my opinion: they are YouTubers who make money off social media & are click whores, so it's 100% possible that this is all an act for attention and to get more eyes on their "product." That being said – Lord, please help me to raise my children with self-awareness as to how fortunate they are, and not to publicly rub that privilege in the world's face. Man, those are some spoiled kids. Also, married at 18? Oof.

  2. RPM says:

    It was bittersweet watching Osgood announce his retirement. Brought back memories of Charles Kuralt. He was just magnificent as host. I never thought it would be the same after he was gone, but I was wrong. Osgood kept it on course. Here's hoping their successor does as well stewarding the show.

  3. John Mackovic says:

    – I loved the irony of how Frisco ISD's big nationally-televised football quadruple-header at the partially-school-district-financed Cowboys practice field went down on the same day that voters overwhelmingly rejected their 13-cent tax hike.

    – You had a pretty ambitious goal for losing weight, don't get discouraged.

    – So how many different jersey numbers did you have?

    – I still use bar soap.

    • Geeding says:

      I don’t think I ever had the same jersey number twice, maybe 84. I didn’t play my senior season, but if I did, I’m sure I would have kept the same number, it just wasn’t important to me.

      • John Mackovic says:

        Reminds me of my 8th grade football team. Our coach just handed out jerseys the day of the game and so we usually didn't have the same numbers week-to-week. I didn't think about it at the time, but I assume that was very annoying to parents.

  4. ALEC says:

    I also did those 57 degree dips (showers actually) as a child living in Bogota (8,675 feet above sea level), not an inspiring experience.

Comments are closed.