Bag of Randomness for Monday, January 10, 2022

  • I’m trying to get back into the swing of things. Today is my first day back at work since taking time off for my surgery. Recovery is going well, other than a little stiffness, I’m pain free.
  • DaughterGeeding accidentally hit DogGeedingII in the mouth with her metal softball bat yesterday. The dog didn’t even yelp, but he’s missing the bottom of one of his incisors and there was a tiny bit of blood. I debated on taking him to an animal ER, but since he didn’t appear to be in any pain or discomfort, I decided I’ll just try to take him to his regular vet today.
  • It has surprised me at all the low-level tactics my ex-wife has taken since she abandoned me. Heck, she hasn’t even told me why she opted for divorce as her first choice instead of going to a single counseling session or trying separation, and still refuses to have that conversation. Here’s the latest. Our children told me when they were at their grandparents’ over the holidays, their aunt (my ex-wife’s sister) told the kids I physically hit her, which is entirely false and was never mentioned in court or any other legal proceeding or paperwork. I contacted my ex-wife through the court appointed communication app, telling her what our children were told and by whom. I asked if she told anyone else that false information and if she or her sister would talk to our children about the “miscommunication” so they know their father isn’t a wife beater. She only replied with, “I have never told anyone that you physically harmed me.” I have since followed up with two more emails asking if she or her sister would talk to the kids about what they were told, but she refuses to reply or pick up the phone. I know I have to accept I have no control over her actions and a lot of things are just beyond my control, but this just leaves a nasty taste in my mouth.
  • Here’s the story behind this photo of married Mormon Danny White kissing a Mormon Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader who was married to another man.
  • Remember this kid from the movieĀ Titanic? He received $30,000 for saying one line and being in three scenes, and he continues to make $200 to $300 a year in residuals.
  • I’ve been keenly interested in the James Webb Space Telescope. If you are too, here’s a nifty tracking tool from NASA. Of course, since it’s fully deployed, a lot of the suspense has been taken away.
  • Are you interested in fictional movies within movies? If so, here’s a database which will interest you.
  • The touching story of how the late Sidney Poitier learned to read, or improve his ability to read well, cued up for you. If it’s not cued, just go to the 4:50 mark.

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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, January 10, 2022

  1. Bryan B. says:

    I feel terrible that I haven’t commented since you returned to blogging. Glad to hear that you’re recovering from your surgery. The before and after videos were remarkable.

    I’m so sorry for what you’ve gone through with your family. I’ve always enjoyed your transparency on the blog and it’s awful that it was used against you. From personal experience, my wife has always said that kids will grow up and remember when one of their parents dealt with divorce and the surrounding issues in an underhanded manner. Hang in there. Better times are coming for you.

    I love the Nestflix site. They aren’t taking submissions, but I noticed a couple that I would add:

    Girls with Low Self Esteem from Arrested Development (it’s actually listed on their GitHub log)

    Capitol Beat and The Taylor Reid Show from The West Wing

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