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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 we’ve had a few years, a mixer and real mics.

I’ve been working that most of the afternoon and I have to be up at 3AM for a project for work at 5AM. There’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 can’t disappoint both of our fans so here you go:

No Show This Week

We’ll call that episode 3.75.

Thanks for reading and listening.

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I started this blog quite awhile ago and am proud to say I’m accomplishing what I wanted.

A post a day.

Some are quickies that may be just a pic or a thought. But the point of this is that it’s here for me to put down what’s on my mind if need be.

It has also started to develop into a small podcast with me and my son. We are enjoying each other’s company and I hope we will get better with each episode.

I just wanted to post this as a thank you to anyone who might read this. It is truly appreciated.

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Tonight we continued the children’s cinematic education with Ferris Bueller’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 don’t and won’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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Elusive Turtles

Yesterday I was driving by a little pond just outside the town of Jefferson, SC on my way home from work. I drive by here at least twice a day, five days a week.

In the pond is a sunken pier. It’s old and disused and has caved in in the past couple of years.

Still fairly cool to me.

The Pier

Yesterday as I drove by the pier looked different. I really just caught it out of the corner of my eye. It was bumpy, shiny and black.

I drove down a mile or so and swung back around. it was worth the time.

I pulled up and the pier was covered in about twenty turtles, sunning themselves. Before I could get close enough for pics they spooked and slid off into the water. I hated I disturbed their activity.

I just wanted a pic or two.

So today I slowed down as I drove by and saw them again. I pulled over to the side of the road and grabbed a few pics with my phone from the car.


I plan to return with my Canon soon. It was really just worth it to see all of them sitting there on the pier.

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Two Men

Two completely different men in two different genres maybe crossing over here and there.


I enjoy both of their offerings, I love reading. And I have returned to several of their books many times.

Orwell for 1984 and Animal Farm (which were required reading in my time in high school) and Bradbury for way too many to mention here.

There is cause to worry when even Dr. Seuss isn’t safe.


Who knew that one day they’d be prophets?

From 1984 to Fahrenheit 451 in less than 45 days.

Some of us saw it coming. But I think we were too busy watching and not busy enough raising our voices.

I don’t like the way things are headed.

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I do not like it.


I am.

Tech Is Killing Me

This week I’m working on a project that requires some tech we aren’t used to. And not everything is connecting everywhere.

I’m two shifts into some nonproductive days and it frustrates me.

Why must everything be β€œimproved” by technology?

Just because something is newer and faster doesn’t make it better.

/mini rant

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Saturday Night

It’s Saturday night so that means homemade pizza and a movie with the kids.

Tonight’s selection is a classic…

The teenager started out with the movie being β€œcringe”. 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 I’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 Babysittin’ Blues out of this post. It just isn’t done.

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We’ve been catching up on NCIS and I’ve become fond of the character Jimmy Palmer, the medical examiner portrayed by Brian Dietzen on the show.

He’s a great actor and I wondered what else he’d been in as I’m sure I’ve seen him in other stuff before.

Searching brought me here:

Not much of one tonight but…

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In Between Days

Today wasn’t great.

Today wasn’t bad.

Today was one of those days where nothing was phenomenal and nothing went horribly wrong.

Today was just a regular day. One of those days you have that mark the passage of time in between the great days and the bad days.

I don’t mind days like this. Sometimes boring and unremarkable is just the thing.

You notice more on these days.

This song is completely unrelated except for title. It also happens to be my favorite band.

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The very best thing about working a project by myself is just that.

I am alone.

I don’t have to watch anyone.

I don’t have to make sure the job is getting done. I know the job is getting done.

I like it.

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