Bag of Randomness for Thursday, January 18, 2018

  • My kids were gifted the book The Magic Misfits which is authored by Neil Patrick Harris. It was a delightful surprise to find the setting of the book is a town named Mineral Wells, described as a small sleepy hamlet. The town in the book is not my hometown of Mineral Wells, Texas. The characters in the book are trying to save the town from crooked carnival employees.
  • I don’t think I’m stressing out about my surgery tomorrow. I’d guess it’s only natural to go through a cycle of nervousness, anxiousness, worry, and optimism.
  • For the past week, I’ve been trying to make myself dream a particular dream to no avail. In this dream, I wake up in my childhood home but I’m the present day me. I walk into the kitchen to find my mother and father eating breakfast and drinking coffee chit-chatting like I’ve seen them a thousand times before. They greet me with a good morning and I simply have a substantive conversation with them about life, parenting, marriage, and the surgery.
  • At DaughterGeeding’s last counseling session I was invited to participate in the last few minutes. The counselor asked DaughterGeeding if she could ask her father, any question in the world, what would she like to ask me. She’s been studying family trees at school so I thought it would be something like that, or maybe something about the surgery. Nope, she asked, “If you wrote a letter to U2, how long would it take for them to respond?”
  • I looked at my post surgical instructions and it states, “You may resume passive sexual activity 1 week after surgery.
  • Koreas to march under single ‘united’ flag in Olympic Games
    • This reminds me of when Putin was mostly on good terms with the world leading up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi in Feb 2014 and then invaded Crimea shortly after the games concluded.
    • “The North has also agreed to send a smaller, 150-member delegation to the Paralympics in March.”
      • The way I envision it, North Korea had no idea what the Paralympics were and had it explained to them. The North Korean representatives then pretended they knew what they were all along and agreed to it. They return to update Kim Jong-un who then gives orders to injure abled bodied citizens so they will have participants.
  • Butcher trapped in freezer uses sausage to bash his way out
  • What a weird story out of Tarrant County College. My guess is the adjunct professor was trying to make a point similar to the way Young Republicans college campus groups will hold an Affirmative Action bake sale with prices determined based on race.
    • Tarrant College students leave class after professor’s bizarre behavior (photos and video included)
      • When TCC Adjunct Professor Daniel Mashburn walked into his Astronomy class Tuesday night, several students were alarmed by his behavior. Some thought it was a joke while others called police. Student April McLeod says her teacher got to class about 20 minutes late and turned off the lights and was wearing a ball cap, a toboggan, a scarf over his face and gloves. She says Mashburn never took any of it off even when police questioned him after responding to calls from students.
      • Students say the professor talked about the Koran and the moon and the dark night and seemed incoherent and never discussed anything astronomy-related.
      • “Mostly he was talking about different things of the Muslim faith,” McLeod said. “I was in class for about five minutes. He kept messing with his pocket and you could tell there was an object in the right-hand pocket. And whenever he went to pull out his hand, I started having this really bad feeling and jumped up and ran out of the classroom.”
  • I’m enjoying this season of ‘The X-Files’. In last night’s episode, Scully mentioned she sleeps with her back to the door in case the devil were to come in. That’s contradictory to me. As a child and even as an adult, I sleep facing the door because I want to be alert to anything which may come in.
  • Amazon’s new ‘$10 and Under with free shipping’ section takes on budget shopping app Wish

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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, January 18, 2018

  1. RPM says:

    Don’t stress over your surgery. I had a procedure done yesterday for the 3rd time. All I remember was watching the meds go in the IV then waking up after it was over.

    Everything turned out A-OK. I’m sure yours will too.

    Gotta keep with the positive waves, Moriarty.

  2. JayF says:

    Your dang right its natural to be nervous before a sugery! I got so nervous one time I decided not to let myself be put to sleep and tried to escape! My wife would not go along with my plan however. I ended up going under the anesthesia and the whole thing wasn’t bad at all. (She still tells stories though of me coming out of the anesthesia) You’ll be fine and get to feeling so much better !

    If you figure out how to make that dream happen let me know how you did it. That would be great!

  3. Gracie says:

    I’ll be thinking of you and hoping your surgery goes well. Best wishes!

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