Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, January 21, 2018

  • Thanks for your patience, let’s see if this thing is anything like riding a bicycle.
  • I appreciate y’all being kind to WifeGeeding, but then again, y’all are pretty cool folks to begin with.
  • I’d like to recognize how well WifeGeeding has taken care of me. I’ve had my doubts about her ability to care for me.  I’ve joked with her about her track record for previous injuries and illnesses I’ve had in the past while married to her, but she was exceptional this time around. She anticipated needs before I asked for them. For instance, when trying to get into bed and lay down she would grab my feet and lift them into bed before I’d come close to asking. That was something I simply couldn’t do. She would also towel off the lower section of my legs after a shower and put on my socks and underwear. It was all humbling and she never made me feel awkward about it.
  • How am I progressing? I can now transition from sitting to standing without any assistance, but I still use a cane for anything beyond a short distance. I still have back pain, but it’s a different kind of pain. It hurts to sit up for more than 20 minutes at a time so I lay on my side a lot and I still not supposed to bend, twist, or lift anything more than ten pounds. It hurts like heck trying to turn from one side to another in bed. My energy level is consistently low and I nap most of the time.
  • An hour before my surgery, an internist greeted me and went over my lab results and spotted some abnormalities with my kidneys. She asked if anyone in my family had Lupus, which was a contributing factor in my mother’s death. She said it’s not common for males to have it but I should get tested, which I did last week and I’m waiting or the results. It also meant I have to change my blood pressure medication. I almost feel like I’m in an episode of ‘House’. If that’s the case, WifeGeeding is more 13 than a Cuddy.
  • Hot sports opinion: All Summer Olympics sports/events, like basketball and gymnastics, should be moved to the Winter Olympics. Swimming should remain in the Summer Olympics but moved outside.
  • You never hear about Westboro Baptist Church anymore, and that’s a good thing.
  • The Atlantic – Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read … and the movies and TV shows we watch
  • How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam Movie
  • The Internet Isn’t ForeverWhen an online news outlet goes out of business, its archives can disappear as well. The new battle over journalism’s digital legacy.
  • This Graph Showing The Total Number Of Words Spoken By Each Character On ‘The Office’ Has A Few Surprises
  • Watch a Human Try to Fight Off That Door-Opening Robot Dog
  • Berkshire Hathaway is the third largest public company in the world and has the most expensive share price in history, but its website looks like a caveman built it.
  • Random old TV memories – the distinctive sound it would make when you turned it on as it warmed up and the static electricity on the screen when you turned it off.
  • This was the last thing I read before falling asleep last night and it upset me, but also reminded me of my quest to separate myself as a fan of any team since fandom clouds judgment and makes false idols. But what else upsets me is that our local media failed to report or investigate any of this. I haven’t done the research, but I have a feeling every recent sports scandal we’ve read about doesn’t start with the local media in Waco, Happy Valley, Louisville, or East Lansing. Well, maybe with the exception of SMU because Dale Hansen actually has a pair.
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8 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, January 21, 2018

  1. Bryan says:

    Welcome Back!

  2. mzchief says:

    WifeGedding is AWESOME!

    Welcome back.

  3. Towski says:

    I’m glad you are recovering, my friend. Welcome back!

  4. RPM says:

    Tip of the hat to Wife Geeding. She did a fine job, but glad to see you back in the saddle! You need to get a really cool cane with a hidden sword.

  5. Ben W. says:

    Welcome back! (And don’t feel pressured to jump straight back into daily posting, if you’re not up to it yet. We’ll all stick around if you miss a day or two.)

    Kudos to WifeGeeding for her performance both on this blog and for helping you. Nursing is hard work; and it’s even harder when you’re being the nurse and mom and working and all the thousand other things I’m sure WifeGeeding is taking care of while you recover.

    That Boston Electronics dog/robot is so much more sinister after watching the current season of Black Mirror…

  6. Bryan says:

    Welcome back and kudos to your wife for holding down the fort here and for taking such good care of you during your downtime.

    Good stuff today. The CCR article is fascinating. Forest Gump is a movie that has not aged well, but I’ve always thought it has a great soundtrack (that must have cost a fortune). Okay, I’ll admit that it takes a nosedive during the running scene (Against the Wind and Go Your Own Way, *groan*), but that was easily the worst sequence in the movie so it seems appropriate that the soundtrack follow suit.

    The link on the website to Berkshire Hathaway companies is interesting. Just at first glance, there are 3 companies that started or are currently based in Fort Worth.

    It would appear that there’s another Bryan showing up in the comments. Intriguing.

  7. barry says:

    Indeed, here’s to being back and a new back! Hope the recovery continues to progress quickly, so that you’re all healed-up in no time. Be well.

  8. Alex says:

    Welcome back my friend.

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