Bag of Randomness for Friday, June 29, 2018

  • We bought a new-over-the range microwave from Home Depot and their contractors delivered and installed it yesterday. I’m a pretty easy going guy when service people come to GeeedingManor but I was a little taken back when these professionals asked me to provide my own dropcloth to cover the stovetop to catch any debris and to prevent any scratches,. That seems like something people in that line would work would take to each job. They also asked to use a few of my own tools. After installation, WifeGeeding noticed the bottom of the new microwave had a huge dent on it which made it look lopsided. The installers said they could take it down and get us a new one in a few days, but we’d be without a microwave for a few days. Or, they said we could call GE and they would schedule them to come out in about a week with a replacement. We chose the latter.
  • We bought a GE microwave to match our GE oven, but one thing I didn’t take into consideration was the color of the clock and temperature display. The oven has a green display and the microwave has a white one. I color difference bothers me more than I’d like to admit. So far I can’t find a setting to change to color, though I doubt that’s even an option.
  • Life Pro Tip – If you are ever attacked by a group of clowns. always go for the juggler.
  • Dallas Cowboys great Drew Pearson recently played a bodyguard on an episode of ‘The Young and the Restless’.
  • I worked at Lockheed Martin for a short time and have a small amount of their stock in a retirement account. Back in May of this year when it was trading over $340 a share, I decided to put in a stop-loss order of $293 and it filled yesterday. I haven’t kept tabs on the company, but I would have thought with Republicans controlling the Executive and Legislative branches of government the share price would prosper. Heck, a new Space Force is about to created and they need all sorts of stuff.
  • One Sentence With 7 Meanings Unlocks A Mystery Of Human Speech
    • I never said she stole my money” is a seven-word sentence that has seven different meanings, depending on which word in the sentence you stress.
  • Patty melts are under-rated and I can’t recall the last time I ate one. They are traditionally served on rye and I like them that way, but I’d certainly eat one using other bread.
  • “You trying to say Jesus Christ can’t hit a curveball?
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Friday, June 29, 2018

  1. Bryan B says:

    “The post game show is brought to you by…Christ, I can’t find it. To hell with it.”

    I never appreciated the greatness of Major League after seeing it when I was younger, but it is one of my favorite movies from my youth. To this day, when I’m at a game with my brother, one of us always follows up a fly ball to the outfield with, “Too high, it’s too high.”

    Home Depot’s installation contractors are terrible. I ended up installing an oven myself last year after the hassle I went through getting them to get the measurements right for the cabinet. If they showed up without tools, I would call the store and get at least part of your fee back. I got back the installation fee plus $100 of the purchase.

  2. David B. says:

    the link to “one sentence with seven…” appears to be broken. Hey, it’s Friday…we’ll cut you some slack.

    As for HD install, I had them to a hot water heater and was VERY pleased. However, I know they use local contractors rather than employees so one person’s good experience does not equal everyone having a good experience

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