#331 – Queen of Hugs

Jason thinks Randy kinda looks like a dandy, while Randy says everyone hates their own name. More chatter about badges, birth names and failing grades. Does marijuana smell that bad, that far away? Indoor soccer emails cause some drama and there is an ER visit, but it’s not the kids, whew!

#330 – Blanket Policy

Randy makes soccer weird with the pass back, while Jason is doing some housekeeping and tweeting. The boy vents and communication channels are reestablished. The kids are trending upward, will it stick? Well except for premature labels and nameplates, which fell off too early.

#329 – Mackin’ Shack

Randy is distracted by old starving cats, while the kids would rather be chilling on the swing set. Always more soccer updates. Jason has a proud moment with the parents yelling his kid’s name. The Rubik’s Cube is winning over school work and Valtenlines Day is hard to say.

#328 – Making Plans is Hard

Jason’s signing because he has nothing … but Randy is encouraging him to make a plan. Would private school work as a carrot? M&Ms are underrated and chaos is prevalent on the Soccer field with the coaches. Jason needs some indication that he has a handle on things, because the lack of clear communication is not inspiriing.

#327 – Haves and Have Nots

Randy and Jason have a cadence problem with too many pain points. A rocketship to dinner with $30,000 tickets might be the answer. When does #TaxTheRich loose to a fundraising bike ride? Randy acts the hoodlum and Jason is unimpressed. Survivorship bias is real, but unintuitive.

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#326 – A Glass of Prune Juice

Kid are back to school and Jason is freaking out and has to sit the kids down and explain. There’s a mountain of school supplies in Randy’s kitchen and the folders are very complicated. Shenanigans with homework and soccer teams abound. While Jason’s listening to books about CRT and Intersectionality Randy’s angling for an outdoor shower.

#325 – I Was Made To Do This

Randy’s kids write home, but it’s forced and actually they don’t even write. The kids just done care. There’s a reunion on an island and the parentage is so awkward. Jason wants and ADU and if you look, there are paths everywhere. Fat Johnny can’t hike far though, but at least there are specific limits to his swimming.

#324 – Especially Sassy

Jason tried to bore the show to death with minutia about lawn mowing. But Randy saves it with detailed and cringy comments about summer camp pictures. Are camp communications a sound business idea, or just another way to move money between the rich. Soccer already … not until there’s time with cousins!

#323 – Lady on a Horse

Jason is every grateful, and Randy is too, we think. Jason breaks down the California itinerary while Randy cannot even feign interest. Except for the wax anatomy, now Randy has questions. Randy gets lost in the north without even a shirt or a glass of water and things get dicey.

#322 – Randycamp

Randy is unsatisfied with camp, it doesn’t encapsulate everything but counselor in training is a nice gig. Jason forgets everything about math. The bike parks are insanely fun and dangerous! Popsicle art should last forever. Friends check in with friends.

#321 – Thunder Mountain

Randy is home alone but burdened with eggshells, even though he recommends you wear the slimy armor. Jason’s summer activities are less math, more fun. And as far as youtube goes, buy the sand, favor The Simpsons, forget the Socialists. Someone’s hanging out under a bridge, and someone else doesn’t want to be the intermediary!

#320 – Undersea Wires

Randy and Jason survive the internet outage, but the super hot weather is a new challenge. The tests are still looming, but school will be over soon. To get new skills, you have to start, the confidence will come later. But soccer, there’s a lot of burnout. The drama is winding down, what to talk about.