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!
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.
Randy and Jason truck through an internet outage because they are distracted and stressed about soccer. Jason brags about some hardware that Randy won’t share. The both share the end of school academic stress. Jason celebrates “Independence Day” and Randy meets new friends at the climbing gym, 30 feet up.
Randy’s facing death by a thousand cuts, and each one sounds like a car horn in an open field. Jason faces the music on the soccer field, and isn’t complaining, but would like just a little support. Commiseration over school work is healthy and healing, please join in. One of the kids starts writing and Randy and Jason don’t know how to react.
Jason and Randy discuss candy … for the standardized tests. The kids need it and they also need a ride home. How to contend with a short handed soccer team and what about all this running for fitness? Randy is living a mask free life, but Jason has a board meeting to contend with.
Jason’s angry and always, is Randy too? Is it COVID? Or is it Soccer and those ridiculous high kicks. Randy has photo evidence, and he’s going to tell you about his process. Did we remember to get pizza for Mother’s Day and how strong is your mask tan?
Jason and Randy are back and discussing the benefits of eating bears. But first you have to hunt them, and is that ethical? Randy watches Netflix, if you can call it that and Jason can’t deal with the Zombie genre, fast or slow, smart or dumb. But one wonders, are the prisons of today the castles of tomorrow? And what motivates anyone anymore?
Randy and Jason share the horrible things they’ve said. COVID Coordinators are the worst jobs in the world. Randy discussed getting agreement on a 70k net gain while Jason succeeds to back off a rant, or so he thinks. And back to the soccer talk.
Randy and Jason palaver over palindromes before reading some really amazing and validating emails. “The ones who cared didn’t need my help, the ones who needed my help didn’t care”, a timely paradox. We got through and Randy went camping with a bucket of fireworks while Jason suggests to drive it like it was stolen. Great advice all around.
Randy and Jason discuss priorities, what’s important to the kids, is it really just vending machines in the lobby? Does the district matter, and how well known is the competition? Everyone eventually throws out their arm, it’s incredibly difficult to discuss these things. And body image and self worth and where to draw the line, publicly.
Randy and Jason are back, Randy is all about the academics, but hates the current book he’s reading. They deep dive into the SSAT, and private school considerations. Meanwhile Jason’s trying to outsource soccer, but in the end it’s all about “Less Attitude, More Aptitude”™.
Randy and Jason discuss the benefits of doing things poorly. Private school vs Public school and what it takes to be successful in education. Is it better to aim high and adjust or take it easy? It’s hard to gauge anything, let alone what the right academic path is for these two.