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The Perils of Podcasting (or trying to)

We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Rather than spending so much time in editing we are trying to use the equipment weโ€™ve had a few years, a mixer and real mics.

Iโ€™ve been working that most of the afternoon and I have to be up at 3AM for a project for work at 5AM. Thereโ€™s an hour an twenty minute drive between here and there. You can see my lack of time this weekend.

So during this week we are going to pull a decent show together (on paper) and give this a real go next weekend.

But Sam said we canโ€™t disappoint both of our fans so here you go:

No Show This Week

Weโ€™ll call that episode 3.75.

Thanks for reading and listening.

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Ferris Buellerโ€™s Day Off

Tonight we continued the childrenโ€™s cinematic education with Ferris Buellerโ€™s Day Off.

The movies of my day (yea, this is very much within the timeline) rated as PG-13 prove one thing, we were not sheltered from language and innuendo like kids are today.

PG-13 from 1986 would probably be a hard R today if you threw in a bare breast.

Personally, I think that the John Hughes movies of the 80s are masterpieces. Gen X can quote them line for line. It might even be a better proof of age for most anything in place of ID.

Cashier: Can I see your ID?

Customer: Oh, he’s very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads – they all adore him. They think he’s a righteous dude.

They donโ€™t and wonโ€™t make movies like this anymore. Their day has come and gone. Often replicated, never duplicated comes to mind.

At least we have the historical archives.

Which reminds me, grab those hard copies while you can.

The sheriff is near.

Wink wink, nudge nudge.

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Saturday Night

Itโ€™s Saturday night so that means homemade pizza and a movie with the kids.

Tonightโ€™s selection is a classic…

The teenager started out with the movie being โ€œcringeโ€. The eleven year old is more open to new/old things so he gives it a shot.

By the end they were both grinning ear to ear.

It was a good pick and Iโ€™m glad we got to share a part of our movie past with them the same way we share music and books.

And there is no way I can leave Babysittinโ€™ Blues out of this post. It just isnโ€™t done.

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Joeโ€™s Classic Video Games

Sam is a video game fanatic and he has decided that he wants to collect some of the older consoles and pieces.

As long as heโ€™s doing this with his money he gets for Christmas, birthdays, and allowance Iโ€™m okay with that. Itโ€™s his money.

As close to heaven as he needs to be at the moment.

We visited Joeโ€™s Classic Video Games in Rock Hill, SC today. I have to say, very neat store.

The store has lots of free to play free standing old school arcade games.

The gentleman running the store, who I assume is Joe, was extremely friendly. He talked with Sam just like an adult and made him feel important. This was after all his deal, I was just the transport.

The one thing Sam was looking for was a Nintendo 64. The price was very reasonable and we walked out of the store with a lot more than we bargained for, but again, his money not mine.

His new precious.
To the victor go the spoils, I guess.

If youโ€™re in the market for some great retro gaming pieces give Joe a look. You wonโ€™t be disappointed. Link to the store and itโ€™s information above.

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Tell Me Something Great About Your Day

A friend got some great news today in a couple of things and I cannot be happier for her. Truly.

Sometimes you humble people without knowing you have.

A snippet of the conversation. I hope she doesnโ€™t mind.

Typical โ€œblah work blah I have it so badโ€ response. But she made me think immediately. My daily life is usually where I get stuff for this blog from so (deep breath)…

Iโ€™m alive. Iโ€™m breathing.

Iโ€™m working and providing for my family.

I have a great, loving wife who I could not do what I do without. Someone I cannot do without.

Iโ€™ve got two great kids. They make great grades. Theyโ€™re decent, compassionate people. They got all of their mothers good qualities and the few good qualities I have to give.

I live free in a great country and I can appreciate this because Iโ€™ve lived for short times in countries that arenโ€™t free and not that great.

I have friends that I can call on who will actually come to help.

I have some friends that will actually come and stand back to back with me and physically fight any who come against me.

I am blessed beyond measure.

And I donโ€™t appreciate that enough.

The few small troubles I do have are nothing compared to the life I have.

And thatโ€™s whatโ€™s great about my day.

All day. Every day.

Thanks, C. I need to be reminded sometimes.

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Since Covid took over our lives and weโ€™ve been frozen in our regular habits I havenโ€™t been able to do something.


We usually donโ€™t take them because we have short hours and we want to do our work and leave the stores. Thatโ€™s when we are working alone.

Whenever I have the whole team together at one location on special projects I make it a point to take lunch. Itโ€™s not anything like a team building exercise or anything work related.

Weโ€™re more than coworkers. It does help with the workflow. But the fact that we enjoy each otherโ€™s company, have fun, and can sit and eat a meal together makes it so much easier on us as a team that is forced together because of work.

Theyโ€™re like my daughters.

I say this because Iโ€™m twenty two years senior to the oldest one.

One of them I havenโ€™t been able to sit down and eat lunch with since she was hired six months ago. Usually it happens first day but…covid.

We need to do this more often. Itโ€™s enjoyable.

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This Is Different

Any other time I walk in my sons room and he has a set of headphones on his head talking to his friends (you have friends?!) plugging away at Fortnite.

Tonight I walked in to this…

Yes. Weโ€™ve pulled out the Legos.

I am pleased. On his own he has decided on something at least creative.

So Mario in Lego. Interesting.

Paused for the evening. Artists are temperamental.

In search of blocks and running low on colors and shapes the artiste has taken a break for the evening.

I like this.

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Pure Friendship

Geisel is the old man of the house but has been friends with Sam since we brought him home. He doesnโ€™t like people getting in his face but will bump noses with Sam. He actually loves the boy.

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Old Pic

This was an old toy flashlight of my daughters. For years I had it sitting on top of the light on my work bench in the garage. It was a reminder of when she was little, I suppose.

One day it fell and smashed to bits.

We lose things along the way and only have memories of them to hold onto.

If weโ€™re lucky, weโ€™ll have an old pic or two.

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