Bag of Randomness for Friday, March 8, 2019

  • My now retired pastor grew up in Chicago and is a Cubs fan. I thought it would be cool if I could get his favorite team to honor him with a letter on Cubs stationary, so I wrote the ballclub a letter and included a self-addressed stamped envelope. In my letter, I also provided some “evidence” so they could be assured they weren’t going to recognize someone who might embarrass them, that he wasn’t a grand wizard or anything. To my surprise, they answered my letter and added enough knick-knacks that my nine-by-ten-inch self-addressed envelope with four stamps was no longer sufficient. They kindly returned the unused envelope to me. And, as you can see, they came through with my request and provided a hand-written letter to my pastor. I loved how they sealed the envelope, with a big Cubs sticker (left image). I have no idea what the letter said, but my pastor seemed genuinely touched. Kudos to the Cubs.
  • I forgot “2” is a prime number.
  • Regarding the slow and/or no flow refrigerator water dispenser, I’m kicking myself for not mentioning I first checked water pressure, then for any visible blockage, and changed the water filter. This video led me to believe my inlet valve needed to be replaced, as their example looked exactly like my issue.
  • I haven’t heard the song in a long time, but I have George Harrison’s Got My Mind Set On You playing in my head. In particular, the part, “But it’s gonna take money…A whole lot of spending money… It’s gonna take plenty of money…To do it right, child.”
  • 311 in Dallas (2018 Report)There were 839,156 ‘311 reports’ in Dallas in 2018. They are broken down as follows
  • Authorities say a man posing as a pastor tried to smuggle drugs into a North Carolina jail by hiding them in a Bible
  • It’s been a goal of mine to blog at least three times a week. I’ve been exceeding self-expectations.
  • Woman reads fine print on insurance policy, wins $10,000 in hidden contest
  • The AtlanticBad Dreams Are GoodYour night life prepares you for what’s to come.
    • In a study of students taking a French medical-school entrance exam, 60 percent of the dreams they had beforehand involved a problem with the exam, such as being late or leaving an answer blank. But those who reported dreams about the exam, even bad ones, did better on it than those who didn’t.
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One Response to Bag of Randomness for Friday, March 8, 2019

  1. Former Neighbor Payne says:

    Very Cool that you did that for your pastor!

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