Bag of Randomness for Friday, April 28, 2017

  • One day, just for the heck of it, I’m going to mark on a map all the Texas counties I’ve  been through and see how much more I need to go. I doubt I’ve been to a third of all Texas counties. There’s a total of 254, in case you are wondering.
  • DaughterGeeding is sometimes too literal. When I ask her if she wants an ice cream cone, she always asks if it will have ice cream in it because she fears of only getting the cone.
  • My employer does benefits enrollment at mid-year instead of at the end of the calendar. At first, I didn’t like it but it works out really well when I meet my healthcare deductible at midyear and don’t have to compete for appointment space at the end of the year when others are trying to max out their healthcare benefits. With that in mind, I decided to see a cardiologist about my high resting heart rate and high blood pressure. Next week I’ll be taking a stress test and an echocardiogram.
  • The retired NFL lineman in the neighborhood still mows his lawn shirtless. One day, when he moves far, far way, I’ll release photos.
  • Purdue University said it planned to acquire Kaplan University, a for-profit college with some 33,000 students, transforming the school into one of Purdue’s public, nonprofit branch campuses, with its classes offered almost entirely online. If approved, it would be the first time that a public university has acquired a for-profit school.
    • Does this mean any graduate of Kaplan is now considered Purdue alumni?
  • Another Benjamin L. Corey blog post, and here’s my usual disclaimer, I neither endorse or oppose him, but appreciate how he will add to theological thought and discussion.
    • “That thing you attend on Sundays? That’s not church– that’s a corporate worship service, and they are not the same thing. It is part of the thing, but not the thing itself.”
  • Optical Illusion/Time Waster of the Day 
  • Thanks To Kendrick, U2 Become The 4th Act With A Top 40 Hit In Each Of The Last 4 Decades
  • Glasgow gym set to introduce fitness class consisting of nothing but sleeping for 45 minutes
  • The secret lives of Google raters
  • I enjoyed watching the series on Netflix, but don’t think there needs to be a movie – ‘Psych’ Reunion Movie Could Begin Production in May
  • Babe Laufenberg, the former lead sports anchor of CBS11, is serving as their special Cowboys draft correspondent this weekend. Good for him for not harboring ill feelings after they didn’t renew his contract a few years ago.
  • Good to see Miles Garrett, the number one pick in the draft, choose not to partake in the hoopla and pageantry of the NFL draft. He decided to hold an event at a local country club with family and friends instead. Same goes for Patrick Mahomes. His father attended the same high school as WifeGeeding, though not at the same time.
  • I need to find a mutual fund focused on the Cuban economy – Google Spins Up Its First Servers In Cuba
  • I don’t check my hometown newspaper often, but I did so last night and the online poll was “What was your favorite Super Bowl ad?”
  • In honor of the Cowboys first round draft pick, Taco Charlton, here’s my favorite taco song. The Stars used to play this all the time when tacos were given away. Charlton was given the name Taco by his grandmother.
    • He was born Vidauntae Charlton, but eventually, his mother and grandmother thought, for some still-vague reason, that “Taco” was a good fit.

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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Friday, April 28, 2017

  1. WGII says:

    If the Stars scored a goal in the second period every one gets a coupon for a free taco from Taco Bueno and they play this song! I know it by heart!!!

  2. Brent says:

    Now that's a post by Benjamin Corey that I can almost fully agree with! I think he underemphasizes the importance of corporate worship and teaching as parts of what make "church", but I agree with his assessment that the essence of the church is community. Good food for thought.

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