I’m feeling a little silly this week. I don’t know why, but I was just in a giggly mood through this whole episode. Maybe it was the long night. Maybe it was the instant coffee at 3 am. I was just in a goofy mood. So try as I might to talk about the boys going back to on-campus school, I just tangented all over the place. Badass grilled cheese, sibling rivalry, Queen Elizabeth, and other random brain farts. As well as a return of “BS From the News” with a pirate Airbnb, a divorce over penis size, and another catastrophic gender reveal. Enjoy!(more…)
Kind of a follow up to last week’s freak out over the upcoming “distance learning” back to school season; this week I’m talking about how it went and how we addressed that pesky issue of when I’m supposed to sleep.
Side note: With Episode 200 coming up soon, what sort of giveaway would you like this time around? Any ideas for what you’d like me to do for the big show? I honestly have no idea. Maybe another livestream giveaway, if I can swing it…(more…)
Long story short: school is starting back up this week for my boys and it’s got me a little freaked out, especially for our new Kindergartner. Add that to not knowing how/if I’m going to get any sleep during the boys school days, how/if I’ll have time to manage the podcast, and my half-brained idea to start live streaming the podcast and my art. Yeeeeaaahhh I’m kinda freaking out. Did I mention I’m freaking out?(more…)
The last few weeks have been pretty hectic. Between getting settled back in to home life post-vacation, the boys starting back to school, and getting my groove back on the show, it’s been very busy around here. Oh yeah, and in the middle of that, Sam decided he wanted to stop wearing diapers. The news is back with an idiotic lawsuit, what I can only describe as a dumb landscaper, and a ballsy car thief. Finally, in this week’s Recommended Listening, it’s time for the August 2019 Sunshine Summit.
But now it is back to school days and school routine. Back to being Mr Mom and the Magic School Bus all put together. Let’s not forget, my wife works days and is out the door before 7:00. This leaves me changing diapers, getting little boys dressed, making sure the older boys got dressed, getting everyone breakfast, making sure the oldest has packed his lunch and has his homework, and then battling the sea of assholes on the drive to school every day. But that’s fine. I’ve got our morning routine down. I’ve got alarms and backup alarms just in case so that we can get all loaded up and out the door on time. That is, of course, as long as the traffic doesn’t throw everything completely to hell.
Some days are fine. Other times we sit in traffic forever. I don’t understand it at all. I know I leave the house at the same time every day whether it’s work or school. I have my schedule for travel. If you are taking the same path everyday, barring an accident, shouldn’t the traffic pattern be the same? Shouldn’t the same assholes be going to the same places every day? Every day for me traffic is a total crap-shoot. One day may take 20 minutes the next could be 35, without any accidents or otherwise identifiable interference. Why can’t people just go the same way to the same place at the same time everyday? Why can’t other people figure out their path to work or school and stick to it everyday so that I don’t have to sit in gridlock with a van full of cranky boys arguing about whatever song is on the radio?
Sometimes I wonder what people must think when they see me sitting in traffic. Skinny ponytail guy in a bandanna with 4 cute kids in the back with Rob Zombie or Adele on the radio. Although there are probably very different reactions to those situations…
Bullshit From the News
Woman tells police she was RAPED by a Pokemon Go character after she felt an ‘assault’ | Daily Mail Online
A woman in Vietnam paid a stranger over $2000 to chop off her foot and arm and then claim to have seen them severed by a train. The ultimate goal being to make an insurance claim against the railroad and get a big payout. Ironically, after the investigation found the fraud, the authorities didn’t charge the pair with anything since there isn’t actually as law on the books to cover that situation. The police probably figured the loss of an arm and foot without the big payoff is punishment enough anyway.
SAPD suspends officer for choosing Whataburger over providing backup | kens5.com
The before and after from last night lol still can’t believe this really happened pic.twitter.com/nlBK1tfFpo
— Brandon Thomas (@brandonthomas6) August 22, 2016