Bag of Randomness for Thursday, May 4, 2017

  • I’ve used a toaster and I’ve used an oven, but I don’t think I’ve ever operated a toaster oven.
  • I remember a time when grocery stores only provided paper sacks, and the paper sacks did not have any handles like they do today. And I remember the moment of feeling like a reached a certain level of manhood when I was able to carry four full-sized paper bags packed to the brim with groceries from the truck to the kitchen without dropping or breaking anything. The big accomplishment was using the tip of my shoe to swing open the screen door, because, in my mind, it wasn’t a real accomplishment if I had to put the groceries down to open the screen door.
  • WifeGeeding just wrapped up season five of ‘Game of Thrones’. I’ve never seen WifeGeeding so emotional after the death of a character in the episode before the season finale, “The Dance of Dragons”. However, I have a feeling a lot of mothers felt the same way. Heck, that episode alone had a lot of major deaths. I think that episode along with the Red Wedding has a lot of similarities and ranks as one of my favorites.
  • I’m wearing a heart monitoring device for 24-hours. I expected several stickers on my chest with wires attached to a bulky device. Instead, I’m wearing a bulky sticker patch. I’m told it’s a device in beta-testing and the practice is only one of six in the country using it.
  • I think recently laid off ESPN reporter Ed Werder’s doppelganger is actor Michael O’Neill.
  • – How Happy People Complain
  • Paper book sales rise as e-books plunge
  • Hill Country Barbecue Icon Salt Lick BBQ Is Coming to DFW – Northside of Grapevine Mills, which means it will be relatively close to me.
  • has pictures of stage setup in Vancouver for the first concert of their new tour. It looks like they are going to use a four-sided screen above the middle of the stadium, so I’m curious to know how it all will work out at AT&T Stadium.
  • Last night’s ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ was the one in which Clarence Clemons, probably best known for being in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street band, had a guest role. The second episode was the one with Kimberly trying to cover up her bulimia.
  • WifeGeeding’s nephew is a freshman in high school and will be reading Fahrenheit 451. The copy of the book he received was once issued to his uncle (WifeGeeding’s brother), who had the exact book 27 years prior.
  • If I did my research correctly, last night’s ‘Fargo’ had some interesting casting. The character Vivian was played Clint Eastwood’s daughter and ex-girlfriend. The younger 1975 version was played by Francesca Eastwood, Clint’s daughter. The older 2010 version was played by Clint’s ex-girlfriend, Frances Fisher.
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, May 4, 2017

  1. Melissa says:

    the other side of the Fargo observation…the role of Vivian was played by daughter and mother.

  2. RPM says:

    I really loved Fahrenheit 451 the movie. Never read the book.
    Too bad there isn't an intrepid reporter of the smoked meat arts that could review the fare at Salt Lick when it opens…

  3. JayF says:

    I've worn the heart device for about the same length of time you get to. Not as bad as I had thought.
    Fahrenheit 451 was a pretty good book from what I remember, read it probably as a jr. in HS English.
    I fear for Salt Lick BBQ. Most times new locations are never as good as the original.
    I still opt for the paper sacks.

  4. Mike Honcho says:

    I loved the Fahrenheit 451 movie as a kid. I can recall much of the imagery today… quickly. It goes right in my wheelhouse with Logan's run, Westworld and a few others.

    You need to get a toaster oven. Just trust me on this one. Its the perfect small batch tool for cookies, pizza, frozen foods… good stuff.

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