Randy and Jason get into some heavy issues, tangentially related to parenting, and not so much fun: Race and Cancer. We touch on endless background checks, taxes and phones for kids, who’s the lucky recipient? And what’s their etiquette like?
Randy and Jason have a length debate about appropriate books for 14 year old girls, something neither of them have any experience with at all…. yet. This somehow pivots into the worth of drivers ed. They do good with some corporate sponsored volunteering, or do they?
Jason unloads the guild of how #TargetTori was treated, and what that means for humanity before Randy and Jason ramble all over on this one. Jumping out of email bankruptcy and super boring lists all the way over to ski slopes and exciting lists of winter accoutrements. Randy does rescue a baby on the stairs and we’re all the better for it.
Randy and Jason open the new year … after another hiatus … with some minor changes. Randy drops some trauma on Jason. Pivot to nightly routines, new priorities, and setting home alone standards. What about if Alexa is watching? And what do we do with all these toys?
Jason and Randy reflect on
2019 the last week. Really, this comes down to Jason ranting about several things including how amazing that very first episode of The Simpsons was … 30 years ago. Also ranted about: ‘merica and Jury Duty and Voting and TOWN POLITICS. Randy tries to hang on.
We got snow! so Randy and Jason are a little punchy being trapped inside with all these kids for two days … after Thanksgiving break. Or are they? Hierarchy of Needs is mentioned and Rock Buckets and Christmas Trees are discussed in the same sentence. Are Pupsocks the right gift idea for Julie? Can the kids handle Harry Potter? Should we put in sewers and add a new fire station? So much discussed.
Randy and Jason discuss the Thanksgiving preparations. Randy proposes a preposterous gift idea for his wife, although not mittens, it should be mittens. From there the conversation devolves, as usual, into traffic and civil design around school zones.
Randy and Jason discuss how to pay for school activities, and who is cheap and who isn’t. Randy provides pointers on how to rake the local bike thoroughfare and gives us all the updates on his recent stint as Florida Man.
Randy and Jason confess to not voting and then demonstrate how little they know about CBD oil and marijuana in general. Jason defends ALL liberties, ironically, even bike helmets. Not the liberties of dead birds, however. PT updates to close us out.
Randy explains his fancy meeting style which, once again devolves in car / bike talk and windshield bias. Livin’ or Dyin’, which is it? For the love of water bottles, where are you? But when they are 8 … what do you do? And we wrap it up discussing computers … in this day and age.
Jason discusses his latest injury while Randy tries to console him. Bear with the office, sideline and planning board talk which is all extremely boring, but somehow … it works.
Jason grouses about the kids disregard for their footwear, while Randy provides his kids pro-tips for maximizing laziness. Car crash data from https://gis.massdot.state.ma.us/topcrashlocations/ is analyzed while Jason channels Randy’s inner traffic hate. Randy closes it out asking Jason to explain recent wedding events.