Marvelous – Phase 1, Part 2

We Southern Indianians experienced a lovely snow and ice storm last evening, which was quite random considering the fact that it’s only the middle of November.  Thankfully it didn’t change my plans of staying inside all warm and cozy while watching the first Avengers movie.  This wraps up Phase 1 of my marathon.  So…as promised, here is my Part 2 blog for Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  I will jump right back to where I left off in writing about my favorite scenes from these marvelous movies. Continue reading “Marvelous – Phase 1, Part 2”


Marvelous – Phase 1, Part 1

Several weeks ago, I began a Marvel Marathon of re-watching one MCU movie each week leading up to the upcoming release of the 21st movie in the franchise: Captain Marvel.  Since I typically watch these movies alone, I thought maybe I should reflect on them in my blog so I could share them with anyone else who is in love with the MCU and who wants to get psyched for the newest movie.  So here we have two worlds colliding: the Wonderful World of Randomness and the Marvel Cinematic Universe!  How wonderful and marvelous!  The movies in Phase 1 will be the focus of this first blog, and I just want to outline the moments that touched my heart the most.  It should go without saying (but I’ll say it anyway!) movie reviews have spoilers and this one is no different.  Consider yourself warned. Continue reading “Marvelous – Phase 1, Part 1”

Apophenia, Fruffles, & the Fritz

“Nothing is so alien to the human mind as the idea of randomness.” — John Cohen 

I read that quote recently and instantly felt a connection to the idea.  So…I thought I should write a blog about it.  I mean…it’s only appropriate, right?  The editor of Randomness! finding a quote about randomness…some might deem it divine inspiration.  I just thought it was too perfect of a quote not to incorporate into my blog, however random the connection might end up being.  Let the reader note that writing about randomness is not an obligation, but rather a state of mind that I fully embrace.  I enjoy connecting with people through my writing.  We as people love connections.  Continue reading “Apophenia, Fruffles, & the Fritz”

Star Fruits and Yumberries

I wrote a blog ten Octobers ago called “The Exhaustiveness of Certain Types of Fruit Trees,” and it will serve as a loose inspiration for this new blog.  I asked my readers if they ever got tired of hearing people compare apples to oranges.  Those seem to be the most common of fruits and the easiest to think of, so they often get used in illustrations of comparison.  I told my readers that people need to be more creative and reference other fruits, not just apples and oranges.  When you think about it, even though they are different fruits, apples and oranges are similar in size, shape, and color.  So if you really want to compare things that are different, you need to select fruits that are very different from each other in a variety of categories.  Continue reading “Star Fruits and Yumberries”

The Bird and The Browns

This one’s for the Relient K fans.  Randomness! would like to take a moment to give a virtual celebratory high five to its source of inspiration, Matt Thiessen, for the release of his long awaited solo project, Wind Up Bird.  This may end up being an album review, although that was not my intention when sitting down to write a blog on this TV dinner night.  First, I just have to say how much I love the album artwork.  A superfluity of bright colors…and a bird.  A bird that looks a little annoyed with me, the bird watcher.  As I take in the beauty of this bird (that also has his eye on me), I easily get lost in the sleepy-hollow folky tunes of this record.  Yes, I have it on vinyl because sometimes I want to act like a hipster.  Continue reading “The Bird and The Browns”

Going Nuts for a Meal of Oats

~Well everyone’s got something on their mind, and this is my thought at this present time.  I’m gonna say what I want, it might not be what you want to hear.~  This is a very random blog, but I make no apologies because this is, after all, Randomness!  So I will dive right in.  Back in the early days when Randomness! was first in existence, I had no trouble with the location of one of my favorite breakfast foods in the cereal aisle at the store.  Quaker Oatmeal to Go…has anyone seen or heard of it lately?  I think it may have experienced a discontinuation, so putting “to go” in the product’s name was most appropriate indeed.  Of course, there are comparable items to be purchased as far as breakfast bars are concerned, but they’re just not the same!  When I find an item of high satisfaction, it really bothers me when it is no longer available for consumption.  Continue reading “Going Nuts for a Meal of Oats”

From a Grammatical Sabbatical Into a Whole New World

Today commemorates the 10th birthday of Randomness!  My baby is growing up so quickly!  Who would have thought she would transform from an exclusive virtual magazine in a physical basement into a tidy blog spot on the wonderful world wide web for anyone to discover?  A whole new world has opened up for her…what a radical revolution!  Time is a comical concept.  Of course, we must factor in that indefinite sabbatical between Randomness!’s past and present, where virtually nothing was happening grammatically.  And we’re actually okay with that reality.  Life can be complex and confusing.  Sometimes it’s critical to check into a hibernation station on one’s favorite imaginary tropical island to ponder life before one can truly flourish and thrive.  The therapeutic results can be astronomical.  Continue reading “From a Grammatical Sabbatical Into a Whole New World”