Bag of Randomness for Thursday, February 27, 2020

It wasn’t until I moved to DFW, so about 23-years old, that I first saw someone with an ashed cross on their forehead and it freaked me out. I thought it was something out of The Exorcist. Yes, I may have heard about Ash Wednesday, but didn’t really know what it was other than thinking it was some “Catholic thing.” With that in mind, I try to ensure my kids will be more cultured than I was growing up.

New Orleans Mardi Gras isn’t my sort of thing but I think it would be cool to experience it once. There’s no way I’d survive with my fears and dislike of being in loud and crowded places, but  I don’t think I’d mind observing from a Bourbon Street balcony. Just for kicks, I looked up prices on Tuesday night. Roughly, for a four-hour window of time, it will cost $250 a person, give or take fifty bucks. That’s not as bad as I thought it would be, I’d was expecting $500 at a minimum.

I’m screwed – This CDC infographic lets you know if your facial hair won’t work with a mask

In short, the CDC recommends that any facial hair that can fit entirely under a respirator should be fine. Where it looks like you might have some problems is if your facial hair is long enough or covers enough of your face that it pushes against the seal of the respirator.

The Mike Bloomberg campaign sure does send me a lot of mail.

I had dinner with my coworkers at a noisy and dark restaurant the other night and was seated furthest away from the folks who would be conversing the most. Some of them thought I was daydreaming a lot because I was staring out the window for a good amount of time, but really, I was watching a basketball game reflected on the window.

Konami Code creator has died, leaving behind a legacy spanning over three decades

Kazuhisa Hashimoto, the programmer of the famous Konami Code, died this week at the age of 61. His code, ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B, A, Start, has lived on for over three decades and continues to be a comical Easter egg in many games today.

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6 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, February 27, 2020

  1. RPM says:

    I have the goatee and it’s mask compliant (don’t ask), but I feel the need to petition for a name change for walrus. That should clearly be called a Swanson.

  2. Lenton Pascha says:

    Similarly, I started a downtown Dallas job after college and had a Catholic client come back from lunch with the ask on his forehead. If my Jewish coworker – who was as unaware as me – hadn’t given me the heads-up because he’d already been through the drill of “hey, you got a smudge of something on your forehead,” I would have been in the dark. Come to think of it, Jewish folks OR Catholic traditions weren’t a big thing where I was raised.

    Great question to my younger self would have been: had I not just been told, would I have said something to the client about the smudge or just let it go?

  3. Dude says:

    Y’all are acting like there’s going to be 330million+ masks available here in the US. We run out of bottled water and bread everytime there’s snow in the forecast.

  4. ALEC666 says:

    Corona virus deaths so far in the United States-zero

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