Bag of Randomness for Monday, July 10, 2017

  • Unexpectedly, one of DaughterGeeding’s former teachers stopped by and gave her a garden kit for kids. It was up to me to assemble it, but I thought it would be better to make it a father/daughter project. It was a good time to make sure she knew the difference between a Phillips and flathead screwdriver. She pondered why she couldn’t use my drill with the screwdriver attachment. I just told her everyone has to learn how to use the hand tool first before using any power tool, which reminds me of the first few months of the “wood shop” class I took in the seventh grade. We had to use all the hand tools first before we could even get close to using all the fun machinery. Gosh, I loved the lathe.
  • Yesterday I ate at a Waffle House. It was only the second time I dined at the establishment, and it was darn good. And when I think of a Waffle House, I can’t help but think of that scene in the film Tin Cup when they are debating about the one they ate at either in Midland or Odessa.
  • For the two or three folks from Mineral Wells who read this blog, I thought you might get a kick out of this price tag I found on this old picture frame. Remember when it was ALCO and then re-opened as COLA. All they did was rearrange the sign letters.
  • I dropped off two old lawn mowers and an under-sink garbage disposal at the metal scrap yard and got eight bucks in return. With my eight bucks, I felt like Homer Simpson when he sold his power plant stock to a shady stockbroker.
  • When my Fitbit died I replaced it with the Garmin Viviosmart 3, but I returned it after a trial period because it wasn’t as user-friendly, so I bought another Fitbit. For instance, data display quite well on its app. One feature I’ve surprisingly enjoyed is the ability to track sleep. It doesn’t just track the amount of sleep, the but type of sleep and the amount. For instance, it breaks down time awake, REM, light sleep, and deep sleep in both time and percentage.
    • Even though I didn’t keep my Garmin, DaughterGeeding has the kids version and it’s great. Not only does it track steps, but it breaks down her sleep just like my Fitbit. As a parent, it helps us gauge her activity level what kind of rest she’s getting. What’s great is that the battery will last a year without charging, it’s waterproof so she can swim with it, and it has a reward based system on the app which is on WifeGeeding’s phone. We can assign tasks or chores for her to do and it will remind her to complete those things for points.
  • Random thought – The Happy Fun Ball skit on SNL.
  • What happened when Walmart left
    • In West Virginia, the people of McDowell County can’t get jobs, and recently lost their biggest employer – the local Walmart store. They describe the devastating loss of jobs, community and access to fresh food
  • ‘South Park’ will be laying off President Trump jokes:
    • We fell into the same trap that “Saturday Night Live” fell into, where it was like, “Dude, we’re just becoming CNN now. We’re becoming: ‘Tune in to see what we’re going to say about Trump.’ ” Matt and I hated it but we got stuck in it somehow. This season I want to get back to Cartman dressing up like a robot and [screwing] with Butters, because to me that’s the bread and butter of “South Park”: kids being kids and being ridiculous and outrageous but not “did you see what Trump did last night?” Because I don’t give a … anymore.
  • I thought it was nice of President Trump to help a Marine with his hat.

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One Response to Bag of Randomness for Monday, July 10, 2017

  1. RPM says:

    I love me some Waffle House. It's cheap, the food is good, it's prepared right in front of you and I can't ever remember getting sick from eating there. Scattered, smothered and covered, please!

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