Bag of Randomness for Thursday, May 2, 2019

  • WifeGeeding’s uncle by marriage lives out in East Texas and had a heart attack. He appears to be recovering well but it took three calls to 911 before they picked up.
  • One of WifeGeeding’s coworkers referees high school football games. Apparently, yesterday was draft day. High school football coaches draft what referee crews they want at particular games. I really can’t find much about it, but here’s how a Houston area chapter did theirs.
  • Two details I forgot to add about the Sony Trinitron I recently removed from GeedingManor. It still worked, WifeGeeding just didn’t’ want it around any longer. And, I bought it at Incredible Universe, which should ring a bell for some of you longtime local folks.
  • When I turned seventeen, my father surprised me with a new Mac and printer. That means I’ve had this box for 27-years. I used that box to help me move to a dorm, various apartments, back to my childhood home, and to my current home. I recycled it yesterday. It was a nice and sturdy moving box, thicker than most ordinary cardboard boxes.
  • The best moving boxes were old computer monitor boxes. They were huge, sturdy, and had handles on the side which made picking them up and transporting a bit easier. This Gateway box is similar to what I’m talking about, I still have an old Compaq box in the attic in case I ever need it.
  • A heartwarming series of tweets about selling a patriotic necktie on eBay to an immigrant about to become a U.S. citizen.
  • Yesterday evening I saw news footage of former Vice-President Joe Biden walking to his vehicle with a Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in the background. Immediately I wondered why he was in the area but after a little research discovered that Fuzzy’s has locations in Iowa. Man, that franchise has grown quickly. All I ever get there is the breakfast tacos.
  • Senator Kennedy (R-LA) and Mr. Haney from ‘Green Acres’ could be kin. Speaking of ‘Green Acres’, I found it out it streams on AmazonPrime, it just might be time for me to introduce my kids to it.
  • Not that I don’t already write a lot of odd things, but I felt a personal connection with ‘Green Acres’. Oliver Wendall Douglas was a big city man who moved to a small rural town with a wife from another country who had a thick accent. My father grew up in the big city and moved to a small rural town with a wife from another country with a thick accent. All the townsfolks only referred to Oliver as Mr. Douglas, all of my hometown only referred to my father as Mr. Geeding. Like Oliver, my father had to climb up a telephone pole just outside the house to make phone calls. Okay, that last part isn’t true. However, and I never put this together until now, but Oliver Douglas’ wife on the show is named Lisa Douglas. My younger sister is named Lisa and she married a man with the last name of Douglas.
  • For better or worst, I’m going to pull back the curtain a little bit, and doubt I’ll ever provide any detail on the matter, but I’m estranged from both my siblings. I often tell WifeGeeding she had no idea how lucky she is in that she doesn’t have to deal with any in-laws other than the very rare visit a cousin is in town.
  • A bit of background on the contraption used on that kid in the top pic.
  • I’ve never owned a pair of cowboy boots but I hear once you break them in they are extremely comfortable.
  • Why Leonardo’s last statue took 500 years to finishDa Vinci died before he could complete his massive bronze sculpture of a horse, something that wouldn’t occur until the 20th century
  • Little Black Backpack came on the radio the other day. I haven’t heard that fun little song in forever. WifeGeeding had no idea what it was but was surprised, almost astonished, at how well I knew the lyrics and even incorporated hand motions. It’s kind of hard not to when you get to this part of the chorus “Don’t want to tango with you,
    I’d rather tangle with him, I think I’m gonna bash his head in.” I can’t find a decent version of it on YouTube.
  • This ‘Game of Thrones’ behind the scenes photo is funny if you are a fan of the show.
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