Bag of Randomness for Monday, June 12, 2017

  • I’m not trying to make it sound worst than it is, but DaughterGeeding is still having trouble rebounding from this round of sickness and we had to take her to the ER again. She’s really bummed since plans for her and her cousins to stay at Great Wolf Lodge got canceled due to her illness. But she really didn’t like it when she had to be placed in a bathtub full of cold water to bring down her 103-degree fever.
  • I never used witch hazel until my late thirties but now I find myself using it all the time.
  • A “lifehack” I thought that was amazing as a kid was when people placed their six-pack of canned beverages on the sides of the shopping cart.
  • ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ had a segment of one of my fears, being lost at sea all on your own, no boat or life preserver. What I didn’t know, was that the Coast Guard has a program that helps them calculate where a person may be. They input all sorts of stuff like the height of the person mission, the possibility of using a  floatation device, wind and current variables, and so on.
  • I’m not criticizing, but I’m surprised President Trump would allow his son to wear a simple t-shirt walking to the White House after riding Marine One. Sure, other children of presidents have done it, but to me, it just doesn’t fit Trump’s personality of being ultra wealthy and having everything gilded. Perhaps, and just speculation, but maybe consultant told him to do it to soften up his image. Either way, it’s a damn cool shirt and I expect sales of it to skyrocket.
  • The Musers on Friday had “convenience store talk”. My gosh, they brought back some great memories for this small town boy. There was something that felt so grown up about riding your bike to the local convenience store, “parking” your bike similar to the cars parked out front, paying for a Slush Puppie or candy all on your own, and playing video games.
    • I would have preferred an ICEE or Slurpee, but Mineral Wells didn’t have any 7-Eleven’s at the time. I think there was one near Lamar Elementary, but that turned into a Mr. C’s. We also had EZ Marts.
    • The big video game at the time was Gauntlet. It allowed you to choose one of four players, the warrior, wizard, valkyrie, or the elf. Each character has his or her own unique strength and weaknesses. Everyone wanted to be the warrior since he looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger and could kill the bad guys easily, but he was slow as molasses.
  • It’s so funny the entire world has fallen for Adam West’s death. We all know Bruce Wayne plays Adam West who plays as both Bruce Wayne and Batman and is simply using this cover to go on a secret bat-mission. Heck, even the U.S. Department of Defense thinks he’s dead. But then again, they may be in on the act.
  • One of my most loyal readers is in the military and does bomb squad work, which makes me wonder if any of them ever made the “some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb” line, or is that a totally overused joke in that line of work.
  • With the timing of Adam West’s death, I thought this would be a good time to promote a Twitter account I love to follow – Batman 66 Labels. Mainly, it points out all the signs or labels in the background of the class television show. Below are some examples.

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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, June 12, 2017

  1. Ben W. says:

    I was amazed by that Coast Guard program, too. The amount of math that has to go into that made my brain hurt.

    @BatLabels is a fantastic follow.

    What, nothing about the Tonys? I figured you'd watch the most entertaining awards show of the year. It's must-see-TV in my house.

  2. Jay F says:

    Hope your daughter gets to feeling better.
    Witch Hazel huh? I will have to check into this.
    That is still an amazing Life Hack.
    Maybe Trump is just letting the kid be a kid, but you are correct sir…That is a Bad A shirt.
    Ahh the convenience store days…As Archie Bunker sang…"Those were the days". They always had the TV Guide up at the front by the register too if I remember correctly.

    • Geeding says:

      My primary use for witch hazel is anything itch related, especially bug bites. I've also found it use for dandruff and the random pimple.

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