Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, November 15, 2016


  • I really like the Sundance channel’s ‘Rectify’, but I had no idea the final season started about five weeks ago, so I’ve been playing catchup. In a way, it’s more fun being able to binge-watch.
  • Yesterday was the first day in about a month I haven’t coughed up any phlegm, and it was about the first time in a month I felt well enough to work out again.
  • I’ll often look in the mirror and stare at myself for minutes at a time. It’s never planned, it just kinda happens after washing my hands or shaving. Usually, the focus is on my eyes, wondering if I’m doing the best I can do at what I think is my life’s purpose – identify and fill needs of those around me. I’ll also wonder if I’m pushing myself hard enough to try to better myself, that I’m doing more than being complacent. I’ll then hit a few tangents in regards to relationships, health, legacy, self-worth, regret, embarrassment, or how I have intentionally hurt someone.   In my selfish rant about vanity, it’s grace that matter to me most. As Bono and the Boys have often said, “Because grace makes beauty Out of ugly things.”
  • I had no idea Gwen Ifill was in hospice, much less sick, her death was a surprise.
  • This Dallas Morning News headline stood out more so than some others – Motorcyclist dies after going airborne off bridge, hitting light pole in west Oak Cliff
  • George W. and Laura Bush adopted a dog from the SPCA of Texas and named him Freddy Bush.
  • Outgoing presidents tend to have an uptick in approval ratings before leaving office, but I have a feeling Obama’s will have a more than normal bounce.
  • It seems inevitable that someone in any presidential administration will get in some sort of trouble or cause embarrassment. If Sid Miller became the next Secretary of Agriculture, I’m certain it will be him. But I’m really surprised that Rick Perry wasn’t considered or first mentioned, he did serve as our state’s ag commissioner for eight years.
  • 89-year-old man digs his own grave‘The grandchildren will know that their grandfather dug his own grave with his own backhoe’
  • Photographer Tracks Down People He Snapped In His Hometown Almost 40 Years Ago To Recreate The Remarkable Images
  • Despite Current Glut of Successful Scifi Shows, CBS Executive Says New Star Trek Wouldn’t Work on TV
  • As an owner of an electric car, I think this is a good thing. The number of times a pedestrian doesn’t have any idea I’m in close proximity to them is scary. Our car makes the traditional beeping sound you’d hear when big machinery is moving, but you don’t hear anything when driving at low speeds.
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, November 15, 2016

  1. Triple Fake says:

    Digging your own grave might seem like a neat trick, but he's using a backhoe. I saw a story recently, it might have been on the CBS Sunday morning show, about an elderly man who has dug graves in his town for decades, using only a shovel. He's buried family and friends, and I think it said he also plans to dig his own grave.

    I don't have a good feeling about "Shady" Sid Miller being Sec'y of Ag, but maybe that will keep him out of any further state office. Ag Comm is usually a stepping stone to Governor.
    And it would probably seem like a demotion if Perry took the Ag job after being gov, although he is an Aggie. I think he's been rumored for Labor or Transportation

  2. RPM says:

    Sid Miller would be a travesty as Ag Commissioner. But you know he's licking his chops at getting his hands on that big fat DOA budget. Do you have any idea how much he could skim off of it?

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