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Age and Play

Sam was in the garage tonight bouncing a ball. He had been doing this inside the house and it was driving everyone crazy so he was banished to the garage.

I felt bad so I went out to play with and he came up with some quick rules on how we were getting points. This lasted about ten minutes to where I got too into it and twisted wrong.

My back is on fire. Lol.

There’s a forty one year age difference between us. But what am I to do? I’m his dad. He doesn’t think I’m old. I hate to tell him, I am indeed.

But I do what I can when I can.

So I’m going to sit here and hurt awhile. He’s already asleep.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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I’m With The Band

I’ve just spent the better part of the afternoon/evening recording my daughter (and soon to be sons) marching band.

They had their spring concert tonight.

My daughter has been with the band for the last five years. My son has decided, after much research and sensible thinking, that sports are not for him. No, band seems much safer.

Until tonight when he was helping load the trailer and took a spill. Some hard road rash. There’s danger in everything if you’re unlucky enough.

Ouch.

But he’ll be okay.

For now we’re looking at an exciting future of band stuff. It ain’t all fun. There’s a lot of hard work ahead.

But he’s up to it, just like his sister was.

Marching band has been one of the best things my daughter ever got into. It built her confidence and it has given her strength. And it has given her a family outside of family.

First time.

He even got to take the stage with the band tonight to help out. It was kind of an initiation. Tryouts are next month. We shall see.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Easter and Podcast Sunday

It has been a minute since we’ve had the time to sit down and record but we’re back on the…air?

I sat down with Sam and we talked about the Road To Nowhere and some of our adventures in the mountains of NC today.

It’s short as far as podcasts though and we’re still getting out legs under us in this. Just a father and son having a good time.

SeegarsInSC with Scott and Sam on Apple Podcasts

SeegarsInSC with Scott and Sam on Anchor


Today was Easter and we did our church service as a tailgate affair.

And then off to Mamaw and Papaws for lunch and the Easter egg hunting. The oldest is feeling a little too old for this but still goes for the candy. Sugar will make you forget yourself, I guess.

The boy is eleven so an Easter Egg hunt is cool by him. Besides, he’s Mamaw’s boy.

All in all a good day.


Finally getting around to Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

We started it last night and let me tell you, four hours is a long time.

But I understand. This is actually telling a story and it’s pretty great. This will move to the top of my list quickly. (I’m not done yet.)

The only offerings I’ve truly enjoyed from DC live action are (in order of appreciation):

1. Batman Begins

2. Shazam (Truly enjoyed.)

3. The Dark Knight Rises (for finishing the story)

4. Christopher Reeve Superman movies.

5. The Dark Knight

The DCAU still kicks Marvel’s butt in superior animated quality. Period.


That’s it. That’s the post.

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Stepping Up

This isn’t going to be much of a post. Just showing a little progress in our podcasting setup.

Our mic stand/scissor arms came in today. Starting to look like we’re actually trying to do something.

I get to balance some sound and figure out my mixing board this week in the evenings. It may not be perfect, but it’s what we got.

And that’s what we work with.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Busy

We’ve had a busy weekend with the kids, the house, groceries, etc. So much so that me and Sam forgot to plan anything to talk about on the podcast. So we made a new rule.

No prep, no podcast.

We are still having a problem with our sound anyway and that’s my department. I need to figure out how to properly set the mixer so that we don’t have the buzzes and clicks we are experiencing. It’s annoying for me to hear it and I know that I don’t enjoy it when listening to a podcast. One of my simple pleasures is listening to podcasts that are not only informative and entertaining, but also produced well. We are aiming for that after we get through some growing pains.

I think we have a good flow and the back and forth is there. He’s a funny little guy and we enjoy spending that time together.

We had thought about doing thirty minutes on SCPs (Secure, Contain, Protect). These are podcast and YouTube videos about creepypasta characters and things that cross over into our world. One of the podcasts I’ve been enjoying on the subject is SCP Archives from Bloody Disgusting. The sound, sound effects and acting are fantastic. I really get drawn into the stories and a bit creeped out here and there. So worth the listen.


The wife has suggested that we do some episodes on stuff we really know like spots in the Smokey Mountains that we have visited such as The Road To Nowhere and Cades Cove. Both of those spots have several ghost stories and plenty of history to talk about. We spend a great deal of time on the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the cities around it. There are plenty of stories to tell. She ain’t wrong.


Anyway, that’s enough of that. We are looking for the next couple of couches to grace our living room. The ones we have now are about eight or ten years old. Time for something new. Shopping for furniture can be a big part of that for better or worse part of the marriage compact. It is frustrating. We are also trying to find a fabric that Fibble, the younger cat, won’t find appealing. She likes to claw. Furniture isn’t you scratching post, cat. I know you’re reading this over my shoulder on the back of the recliner right now.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Gonna Be A Rough Day/Night/Morning

I’m lying here, drugged, trying to fall asleep.

#DADMode

Keeping up with my priorities which today were:

1. Church ✅

2. Recording The Podcast With Sam ✅

3. Editing The Podcast (In Progress)

4. Sleep (I’m Trying)

5. Off To Work At Midnight (Reset)

6. Taking Delivery Of A New Range Some Time Tomorrow

It’s gonna be hard but nothing that’s worth it is ever easy.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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All In The Planning

We’ve had a busy day.

Haircuts, shopping, picking out a new range for the kitchen.

Me and Sam had a lot of back and forth about the podcast this week. He has picked his favorite thing for the week and we’ve found a couple of obscure cryptids to talk about.

Tomorrow is going to be tight with me resting to go in at midnight for that last big reset this month but we will get our recording done.

It’s all in the planning.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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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.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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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. We’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.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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