Bag of Randomness for Monday, July 29, 2019

  • For WifeGeeding’s birthday a few weeks ago, I bought tickets to a masquerade ball murder mystery dinner, which we attended Friday evening. I was pleasantly surprised how most of the 120 plus people were dressed up for the theme. Yet, I was disappointed that the plot of the murder mystery had nothing to do with a masquerade ball theme. One of the couples at our table attended the venue last month which had a Roaring Twenties theme and the murder mystery plot tied to it, something about gangsters and prohibition. The evening ended with a woman proposing to her girlfriend, which wasn’t part of the plot or script.
  • I believe this is a photo of a shark eating a horse or deer carcass which has been trapped underwater for a period of time. Some of you may be uncomfortable looking at the photo.
  • Texas School District (Bushland ISD) To Drug Test Students As Young As 12
  • I bet I’ve only ridden in a taxi less than ten times.
  • I stopped in Micheal’s yesterday to pick up some paint for a model ship DaughterGeeding is working on. They already have a whole bunch of Halloween stuff out complete with a big display.
  • This tweet still has me thinking what a unique couple this is:
    • Several months ago, a couple we are friends with said they don’t sleep on the same side of the bed every night. As in, every night when they get into bed, they don’t know who will sleep on which side. Still blows my mind
  • NPR has a new series, American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that “rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action.” They recently landed on my favorite band one of my favorite songs.-
    • U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” was released in 1987 on The Joshua Tree, an album inspired by the band’s experience of America, both as a real place and as a mythic idea. U2’s lead singer and songwriter, Bono, has referred to it as “a gospel song with a restless spirit.” To understand where that restless spirit came from, it helps to know the depth of the band’s religious roots.
  • Interpreter Breaks Down How Real-Time Translation Works

    Conference interpreter Barry Slaughter Olsen explains what it’s really like to be a professional interpreter. Barry goes behind the scenes of his vocation, breaking down the many real-life scenarios he faces on a day-to-day basis. From simultaneous and consecutive interpretation to chuchotage and décalage, take a peek behind what it really takes to be a professional interpreter.

  • An Amateur, A Home Cook And A Professional Chef Walkthrough Their Pancake Recipes
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