Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, August 14, 2019

  • This maybe be common knowledge to my fellow Texans, but sometimes it gets so hot in the afternoon, outdoor recess is canceled and the kids have to stay indoors. Yesterday, the first day of school, was one of those days.
  • I was told by one of my kids that a fellow student was sent to the headmaster’s office because she wouldn’t stop growling at the teacher.
  • WifeGeeding said one of her kindergarten students asked, “How did you learn to read? When did you learn to read?”
  • Sonny Jurgensen Announces Retirement From Redskins Radio
    • Sonny Jurgensen, a voice of Washington Redskins games for decades, has signed off. The former Redskins quarterback, now 84, played 11 seasons for the ‘Skins, from 1964 to 1974. Previously, he played for the Philadelphia Eagles, starting in 1957. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983.
    • Random fact about the 84-year-old Jurgensen, his full name is Christian Adolph Jurgensen III. He was born 1934, at a time when parents were still comfortable giving their kids the name “Adolf”. In case you are wondering, Hitler became Chancellor of German in 1933 and Führer the following year. WWII started in 1939 and ended in 1945.
  • If I’m going to have to buy a scrub brush for the kitchen or the bath, it’s probably is going to be of the green and yellow variety, only because it’s what I was grown up with. However, those two-tone blue ones are pretty sharp looking.
  • I recently mentioned that one of my coworkers lost his eleven-year-old son. Yesterday, I found out he was suffering from Pearson syndrome. Per Wikipedia –  Pearson syndrome is very rare, less than a hundred cases have been reported in medical literature worldwide.
  • USA TodayGreatest concert films of all time, from ‘Woodstock’ to ‘U2 3D’
    • I’m surprised ‘U2 3D’ made the list. I would have expected ‘Rattle and Hum’ or my personal favorite, ‘U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle‘. I had no idea they played in front of 180,000 people at Slane.
  • Founder of Jason’s Deli passes away after battle with cancer
    • I had no idea he was an Aggie.
  • Kentucky man arrested outside Pentagon with shotgun, said he had “liberty business”
  • I’ve edited maybe five Wikipedia pages in my life. All of them were small grammatical errors or typos, with the exception of the time I decided to provide a citation.
  • I got a little sentimental with looking through photos yesterday. Funny, many of you have been with me the entire journey, and more.
  • Lion King deep fake
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, August 14, 2019

  1. JayF says:

    I also grew up with the yellow and green scrubber, but now that I’ve made the switch, two tone blue is the only way to go.
    We took the annual start of school photo as well. The older they get, the more sentimental you will become.

  2. Ben W. says:

    Count me in with the crowd that has been here for the kids’ entire journey so far. You’re getting close to pre-teen years. Buckle up.

    Our son started middle school today. It was hard on mommy, and a little hard on me. The worst part was the anxiety he’s had for the last couple of days. But we had a good talk when I was tucking him in last night, and he was excited this morning, so I hope that lasts! Our daughter starts sophomore year of college in a couple of weeks. That’s much less emotional.

  3. Bizarro Big Tex says:

    The first day of school pictures are great. Your children will look back with fondness 10-20-30-40 years down the road at the memory you have captured for them in a picture now. Good parenting sir (and your lovely wife). Good parenting by the both of you.

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