Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, January 11, 2022

  • Longtime readers know how much I avoided using the word “hate”. You know I’ve never used it on this blog other than quoting from another source. But, over the past 11 months, I’ve said “hate” more than ever. I understand why God hates divorce. I hate divorce, and so do my children. It’s an evil thing to have to experience, no matter how you are attached to the event, and hate is the most appropriate word for the experience.
  • I was beyond depressed at the start of this divorce, mainly because the children were being kept from me (more on that to come in future posts). People suggested I focus on my hobbies. Well, my hobbies are blogging and renovating the house. They were no longer an option. My lawyer advised me to stop blogging since the most innocent of things I wrote were used against me in court, and there was no point in DYI-ing the house if I was being forced to sell it.
  • Speaking of DYI-ing the house, the house was remodeled quite a bit before she abruptly left with the kids. The floors and new kitchen island were less than a year old. The fireplace was demolished and was about to be remodeled to her liking. We just installed new carpet in DaughterGeeding’s bedroom and were looking for a dresser and desk for her. And, we just finished remodeling the kids’ bathroom. We finished it the day before she took them and forever left. They never got a chance to use their newly remodeled bathroom.
  • Speaking of DYI-ing again, I just saw that they renamed the DIY television network Magnolia, and it made me want to throw up. I don’t have anything against those two, but one guy on their well-known show (who now has his own spinoff show and published a book) was the subject of one of a couple instances of my ex-wife’s emotional infidelity. She once dated the guy in college and more proud of dating him than she ever was being married to me. All her friends and family were in on it and egging her on when they met up. Not only did she dig up old pictures of them two in college to show off to her coworkers, she even posted old and new photos of them together on Facebook, bragging how they used to go out and lived in the same apartment complex. It’s amazing what some people would sacrifice for likes. She knew I’d be hurt if I ever found out, but she thought I’d never know since I’m not on Facebook. However, my friends are on Facebook and they informed me what she posted. She tried to cover her tracks by deleting the backup photos from her phone of them that were stored on the cloud. Seeing Magnolia commercials and their products every time I enter certain stores is a constant reminder of her unfaithfulness. That’s also another reason why I’m irritated by that university, she always prioritized anything related to it over our marriage, time and time again. Not to mention, the way she and her family talked about that place made me and others feel we were beneath them because we never attended or graduated there.
  • I don’t plan on watching it, but I’m intrigue with the reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Instead of taking the comedic route, it’s going to be dramatic.
    • While that show was a half-hour sitcom, “Bel-Air” is an hour-long drama, reimagining the initial story with a darker subtext. “Set in modern-day America, Peacock’s new one-hour drama series Bel-Air reimagines the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through a new, dramatic take on Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air,” a synopsis for the show on YouTube reads. “As these two worlds collide, Will … reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known.”
    • Though the theme song for the original show briefly describes why Will left West Philadelphia — “I got in one little fight and my mom got scared” — the trailer goes deeper, depicting Will, now played by Jabari Banks, firing gunshots into the sky, followed by police officers shoving his head into the concrete moments later. In this reboot, someone from Will’s hometown wants him dead, hence his escape to Bel Air.
  • A lot of folks are sadden by the sudden passing of Bob Saget. He was great as Danny Tanner and the narrator in How I Met Your Mother. But, I’ll go on record saying he was the worst host of America’s Funniest Videos.

  • Hey, looky here, two days of blogging in a row. One more, and it’ll be a streak.

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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, January 11, 2022

  1. Dawn says:

    I love Major League and yes, it’s a streak!
    I’m sorry you have been treated the way that you have. I don’t want to say the B word but, wow. What a B word. You didn’t deserve that. If that “guy she dated in college” wanted to be with her, well then I guess he would be. And he ain’t. She wasn’t good enough then and she certainly is not good enough for you. You have the whole rest of your life in front of you and now you don’t have to be saddled with someone who is disingenuous at best. You’ve got two beautiful children who will grow to be adults and be smarter than you think. They see and hear what is being said by all parties and they are noting their actions and words. Don’t sell yourself short. The best is yet to come.

  2. Dude says:

    One of my favorite jokes about that university is that you always need to invite two of their alums on a fishing trip, because if you only take one he’ll drink all your beer.

    Sorry to hear about the family situation, I hope time allows these wounds to heal. When you deal with the challenges that are arising and keep arising make sure you think of the type of relationship you want with your kids when they are older and less reliant on you, because it will get here sooner than you think and likely sooner than you are ready for. If you are coming at it from love, that’s a good start.

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