Bag of Randomness for Thursday, January 31, 2019

  • This picture is from BoyGeeding and DaughterGeeding’s baptism. I get a kick out of how WifeGeeding and DaughterGeeding will purse their lips when they are a bit nervous, like they were when all eyes were on us standing in front of the church congregation. In case you are wondering, I was up there as well, I cropped myself out so you could better see what I’m referencing. Other pics of the baptism if y’all are interested – Pic1, Pic2, Pic3, Pic4, Pic5
  • Often times in television and film, medical doctors will consult with their patients sitting behind a desk in an office setting, not an exam room. Does this ever happen in real life?
  • BaD Radio interviewed Bill Romanowski yesterday. Going into it, all I could think was how much I despised the guy, but dang it, in the middle of it he won me over. He’s not the same person he was when he was younger. None of us are. I often find myself at fault for judging people based on how they acted decades ago. To quote another great athlete, “I guess what I’m trying to say, is that if I can change, and you can change, everybody can change!”
  • Patrick Stewart teases return of Jean-Luc Picard, says new ‘Star Trek’ series ‘is a 10-hour movie’
  • Two of my favorite foods – brisket and chicken-fried steak. However, I don’t think I’d like chicken fried brisket.
    • Some argue that brisket is sacred, but a Garland smokehouse is shaking things up. Behold Intrinsic Smokehouse’s “chicken fried brisket,” aka a thick slice of oak-smoked brisket (three quarters of a pound to be exact) that’s then breaded in craft beer-infused batter. It’s a thing of beauty, and it’s served alongside fluffy mashed potatoes and smothered burnt end white gravy.
  • Trump Met Heidi Cruz for World Bank Job But Passed on Her, Sources Say
  • La Joya ISD is helping to fund a waterpark The school district spent about $20 million on a Sports and Learning Complex, which includes a planetarium, tennis courts, an indoor pool and a water park — complete with slides, splash pads and a “lazy river.”
    • In my lifetime, I predict a school district will build a football stadium with a lazy river circling it.
  • I love this sort of stuff and I hope you find it more interesting and entertaining than you suspect – Saturday Night Live’s cue card supervisor, Wally Feresten, gives a behind-the-scenes look at an integral and iconic part of the show’s production.
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, January 31, 2019

  1. Sara De La Rosa says:

    Working in radiology, for outpatient mammo at least, there is a consult room with a desk where a radiologist can calmly show and tell scary or not scary things (on a workstation with a big screen). It has nice lighting and plants and comfy chairs.

  2. Bryan B. says:

    Great pics of the baptisms.

    I can remember going to a doctor with my wife many moons ago and the he consulted with us in an office from behind a desk. Probably 15 years ago or so.

    Interesting article on the school district waterpark. I went on a youth mission trip 10 years ago in McAllen and one of the churches we served at was in La Joya. That town was definitely more affluent than the other 3 we worked in, but I use that term loosely. There were a lot of poor people and the kids were exposed to violence and drug trafficking. I’m guessing that money could have been spent better. I have a friend that is a state representative and he constantly says that we don’t have an education funding problem in this state as long as districts can scrape up local money for $60 million dollar stadiums and indoor practice facilities. He can probably add waterparks to the list and that’s in one of the poorest areas of the state. And that guy is not kidding about operating costs. I’ve had a waterpark under my direction. Even the small ones are maintenance and labor money pits.

  3. RPM says:

    I think the desk is old school medical office practice. It was pretty common up until 2000 or so. Now the Doc carries his laptop. No real need for a consultation desk any more.

    I guess you could argue that chicken fried brisket is just another form of chicken fried steak, but I don’t think I’d be a fan. Some things just weren’t meant to be.

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