Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, May 21, 2019

  • WifeGeeding is a big user of Wal-Mart’s free grocery curbside pickup. Sometimes they don’t have a particular item she ordered and they will replace it with something else of equal to greater value. This time she ordered a carton of 18 eggs. They were out of 18 egg cartons so they gave her a package of 60 eggs.
  • It’s always a bit disturbing when I do little DIY projects around the house, I’m left wondering if the homebuilders or previous owner(s) were at fault. For instance, every time I remove the cover to an electrical socket I find drywall screws were used to hold the socket in place.
  • Longtime readers know I’m an admirer of Scott Pelley. He’ll be in town promoting his book next Wednesday (DaughterGeeding pointed out we wear the same shoes). Tickets to the event are $36 and include a copy of his new book which he’ll sign and inscribe. That’s really a great deal, I just wish I didn’t have previous obligations. He was Stephen Colbert’s guest on Friday. It was nice to see him loosen up a bit and see a softer side of the man.
  • I caught a little bit of HBO’s new documentary on Muhammad Ali and wondered whatever happened to the training facility he built in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania (And to think I thought Rocky training in the Russian wilderness was an original idea). He sold it in 1997 for only $100,000 (he built 18 buildings on it). It is now owned by John Madden’s son, Mike. Boom!
  • Arkansas news – Woman poses as sheriff, releases boyfriend from jail
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ finale blocked in China due to trade war
  • Game of Thrones worked best as a communal experienceFrom the Twitter live-tweet parties to a Brooklyn bar
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, May 21, 2019

  1. AndreaJN says:

    What on earth did you do with 60 eggs!? HA! Give them away to friends or a food bank?

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