Bag of Randomness for Friday, May 26, 2017

  • DaughterGeeding drew that picture for me last night. I think she’s excited about tonight’s concert. But being the stickler I am, she left out a band member, and I can’t figure out if she snubbed The Edge or Adam.
  • DaughterGeeding is unique, it’s why I love her. Yesterday she asked if I could print out the lyrics to “Where The Streets Have No Name” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” so she could follow the words to the music. For the heck of it, I listened to the songs with her and asked her what lyrics stood out, what did she think they meant, and what was the song about. It’s really neat hearing her interpretation of things, things I never considered, and since it’s from the perspective of an innocent child it added an element of naiveté and wholeheartedness. For instance, when she heard “I want to tear down the walls” her first thought was of all the talk about the U.S. and Mexican border.  It was so neat having a “deep” or thoughtful conversation with her. I try to take in these special moments bonding with my kiddos.
  • A few pictures of U2 in Houston. Bono hung out with law enforcement and Adam and Larry ate at Whataburger. Like Adam, I too often wear a kimono on my late night runs to Whataburger.

  • Last week I received an email from AT&T Stadium about purchasing a parking voucher for tonight’s concert. Usually, I avoid paying the stadium and will pay and park at one of the cheaper privately owned lots. However, since the kids will be in two, I broke down and bout the $50 voucher. But the weird thing is, the only way to use them is by a mobile device, I can’t print it out or anything. I’m so used to printing things out as a backup it freaks me out a bit.
    • You will not receive paper tickets for this event. Login to our website or app on your smartphone to view your mobile ticket.
      • I tried to take a screen capture of the ticket on my phone but the TicketMaster app has a setting which prevents doing such a thing on their app.
  • I rarely attend any events, so this may be common, but I thought it was cool of AT&T Stadium to send me a link with a lot of details about the event and their policy. (PDF) For instance, it states cameras with a lens longer than three inches won’t be allowed as well as any flags on a stick.
  • Armchair PR Consultant: I’d advise Ariana Grande to either visit the victims of the bombing in the hospital, send some sort of gift basket, or make a large donation to a charity on their behalf. Since she’s back home in Florida, I’d probably have her make a contribution to a local hospital.
  • Texas approves feral hog hunting by hot air balloon
  • At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life and the Gift of Death – Tormented by an incurable disease, John Shields knew that dying openly and without fear could be his legacy if his doctor, friends, and family helped him.
  • Why Google Is Suddenly Obsessed With Your Photos – The next great Google product offers a window into a company reshaping itself around images, artificial intelligence, and even more of your personal data
  • I’m not saying I’m for or against the removal of Confederate statues, but I will say this is a striking image of a protest about removing one in Virginia. (Source)
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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Friday, May 26, 2017

  1. Ben W. says:

    No comments today other than my wish for you to have an incredible time tonight and to be able to be in the moment, soaking in the experience with your family. Have fun, FamilyGeeding!!

  2. RPM says:

    Hope ya'll have a great time!

  3. Bryan says:

    Happy U2 day, sir! Can't wait for the show tonight. I'll be on the lookout for Family Geeding as we wander about the stadium.

    I wish you had posted here earlier about parking. We're parking at J. Gilligan's bar on Abrams St. and taking their shuttle. Parking is free, the shuttle is $9 each for adults, kids are free, and you don't have to eat at the restaurant. The shuttle ride is about 5 minutes and it's less than a 5 minute walk into the stadium. We used it for Coldplay last August and you can't beat it.

  4. AndreaJN says:

    I had heard that Arianne Grande offered to pay for the funerals.

  5. Troy says:

    Great surprise seeing you in the parking lot! Thanks for stopping for the picture. Big fan of the blog!

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