Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, September 14, 2016
I’m willing to bet the majority of you access this blog using some sort of RSS feed service like Feedly, so this probably doesn’t apply to you. But I’ve now updated the blog so that the banner header picture to randomly load one of twelve different images, including the old banner.
Why the update? Well, sometimes you land on a conference call that’s so boring you find yourself doing something mundane, like updating the header of your blog.
One of the first signs of true friendship (or even love) is comfortable silence, a peace of being around someone without the need of breaking silence to make things comfortable. Sadly couples who have been committed to one another for so long will often overlook that perk and accomplishment.
I had a minor plumbing issue and my neighbor who plays for our local NFL franchise helped. I’m not making it bigger than what it is, it was only about three minutes of help, and I made it a point not to bring up his profession one time, I just wanted to treat him like a normal neighbor, which he basically is.
Rice University, which is ranked 15 nationally, remains the clear No. 1 in Texas. It climbed three spots from 18 last year. SMU and UT-Austin are far behind in a tie for 56. Last year, SMU was 61 and UT-Austin was 52.
Another year with Hardin-Simmons left off the list.
Grace Gummer is a dead ringer for her mother, Meryl Streep, and she keeps popping up in a handful shows I watch like ‘Mr. Robot’, ‘The Newsroom’, and the HBO movie “Confirmation”. Most of the time, she excels, I enjoy her work.
At $95,000 a year, Bush says her pay is among the lowest in the county when compared to other leadership positions. So she used a little-known process called a salary grievance committee, which is found in the Texas Local Government Code. he committee is made up of nine randomly-selected Ellis County citizens who served on last year’s grand jury to hear her salary appeal. All nine agreed she deserved a raise of $70,000, even more than Bush had asked for.
This picture of Trump was on CNN’s homepage. I’m not saying it is, but it has a photoshop element to it, his head seems too large for his body.