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Episode · 10 months ago

030 - Hot, hot, hot!

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This week, Andrew talks about the record breaking heatwave Oregon just experienced, introducing the boys to water gun fights, as well as Loki, the Nanny rewatch, and the Bad Batch. 

Dad because well, hello and welcome back to the dead Lordi and PODCAST, episode thirty. Hope you guys are doing well. For those of you who may have missed my stories last week on Instagram, I want up taking the week off just because there was so much going on. It's been a heck of a busy couple weeks for me at work and then, on top of that, last week we also had VBS at Church, which was the first time that we've been able to do that for over a year, and so that was very exciting to get to do that and get to participate. I get to kind of be the goofball in the play for that. Any time that we do at my wife is in charge of the entertainment and the music, and so usually I get roped into act as the goofy character who kind of bumbles their way through it, and this year it was no different. It was a carnival vendor who one day was trying to sell corn dogs, one day it was he was trying to sell cotton candy that had gotten wet, and that was, I think, the most I sold out. For the part, I wound up covering my self with a bottle of water and then also smearing wet cotton candy all over my face to really sell the look of a freak rain storm in the middle of an ID degree day. I don't know how exactly that was supposed to logically happen, but the kids didn't question it, so here we are. But yeah, it was it was a lot of fun. It was definitely a blast to going to get to get those kids together and kind of just go through all of that the last week, this week actually kind of the weekend, and all of that the heat wave. For those of you who are not familiar with Oregon, whether Oregon in general is a pretty temperate area. We don't ever get too hot, not ever too cold, like it's usually just right. It rains a lot here, for sure. We don't get as much rain as a,...

...say, Seattle does, but it's still, you know, it's moderate weather. We don't really have a lot of extremes here. Well, this yere in particular, we were having a heat wave. There was a heat dome something, or rather I don't know exactly what it was, but bottom line it got really freaking hot, and by really freaking hot I mean the city of Portland wound up setting the record for heat in the city one, but also on the chart of the highest temperatures in metropolitan areas. PORTLAND, Oregon now has number three on the list of hottest one day temperatures and the number two and number one on that list are Las Vegas and and Phoenix, Arizona. So we don't ever get as hot as it was the last few days. There was actually one instance where I had to go run a package up to my front neighbor that Amazon somehow wound up getting it in our front yard next to the neighbor's fence like. I honestly don't know how exactly it happened. My wife just came to me and said, Hey, I saw this package for Nick and Sabrina. Can you go take it up? And I went up and took it up and it was hot enough out in the middle of the hottest day that we had that I am ninety five percent sure that some of my arm hairs may have singed, caught fire, burned off like it was. It was just that hot. I was not out there that long and everything burned. So it was a lot of fun, though, because during the hot weekend we also did wind up introducing the boys to the wonderful world of water guns and Alton really wanted to get a super soaker and I let him pick and he picked a super soaker thirty, which was just his size. Daddy, on the other hand, decided he was going to give him some hard learning on how these water gun fights worked and got himself...

...a super soaker xp one hundred and fifty, which the number indicates. It is a bigger gun for sure, but what I didn't realize in buying it was that it's also the better built of the guns. Alton was getting maybe six feet out of it, and the thirty it doesn't have a very big reservoir. The reservoir on the XP one hundred and fifty, I want to say, is roughly the size of a twoweeter bottle of soda. And Yeah, that gun works a whole lot better. I was able to hit him from maybe twenty feet away, whereas he was hitting me from maybe six feet away. So it really wasn't a fair fight. But when it comes to having a water gun fight with your kids, does it have to be a fair fight? I would argue it does not. So that was what we wound up doing. We got that the boys got their first water guns. Alton got a super soaker. Austin just got one of the little squashy trigger ones which actually surprisingly seemed to work a little bit better than the XP thirty. I'm not going to lie. The reservoir is definitely not as big, but as far as the distance you've got out of that pistol, it was surprisingly good for two dollar a gun, and it was actually two dollars for the set of two guns. So yeah, that was that was a interesting experience. But regardless, it was one of the ways to keep cool. I mean we kept cools a bunch of different ways. The House itself. I mean we are air conditioned here and you know there are some people who don't have air conditioning. And I will tell you when we first moved into our house, we moved in towards the end of the summer. Didn't really know what we were getting ourselves into on the summer and my wife and I wound up saying, you know, we're set up here to be able to do air conditioning, but let's wait and see how this turns out. Well, our first full summer here, because we moved in in early September, so we didn't really get the experience of the summer. But our first full summer here was also the year that Amanda was pregnant with Alton and we spent...

...most of that summer living between the downstairs, were our television was, and our bedroom. We had a space air conditioner that we had purchased at Costco that we used to work in our bedroom and then we had friends lone as another one of similar size that we put down near the television and really those are the only two cool places in the house. Our House, the way that it is currently we've configured. When I say currently configure, I mean the boy that it's configured is basically facing east west, so we get the morning sun on the back side of the House and we get the evening Sun on the front side of the House, and the front side of the House is where all the windows are. We have the upstairs and downstairs like the bedroom, and we've got the living room downstairs or the family room downstairs, and those are all windows. And then on top of that we also have the big window in the entry area that looks down on the staircase and basically that area turns into just one ginormous heat funnel. When it's all said and done, where we just don't have any kind of relief there. And so it got really freaking hot during that particular first summer. And so after Alton was born, I said, okay, you know, when we get our work bonuses this year, we're investing in air conditioning and we install their conditioning. and honestly that it was probably the best choice we made because it does make it a lot more manageable, even with it hot. We kicked it on cooler in the mornings and then but it run at about seventy two during the afternoon and I that kept it definitely bearable. Now that I will say working from home and working upstairs on the days when it was over a hundred degrees, even with the ear conditioning on, it doesn't really do a whole lot in the office that I am in, and so that was not pleasant at all, but it overall was not a bad situation. We managed to get through it okay. We also did go up at one point. The...

...church was open with to allow people to come in and cool off, and so we took the boys up and they got to play with their cousin and see their Auntie and grandma up there while we were just kind of hanging out, and so then the church had the bounce house set up inside and it was it worked. It worked out quite well. We were really, really, I think, had fun with that. The boys got to spend their time with their cousin and get some energy out. My wife was at home not feeling well and the boys have been absolutely driving her crazy just with the amount of energy that they have during the days, and so it's been it was one of those things. I saw it as an opportunity to get at the boys out of the House and give her a little bit of arrest, and so that's what we did and it was it was good. It was fun. We had quite a bit of fun doing that on the weekend. I think that was on Sunday afternoon that we did that. So yeah, that was that was that and yeah, we're just really enjoying the nice cool down. They would just about a forty degree drop when that marine are finally broke in. It was one of those things. I think it was around seven o'clock it was still up in the hundreds and then by ten o'clock thirty it had dropped all the way down to seventy five. And you know, you don't realize how big of a difference that is until you've been stuck in a hundred degree heat. I mean it was not even getting down below eighty on some of the nights that we were having that heat. Like I think there was one night that it probably stayed up at ninety. I remember going out at night for something and just being like this is oppressively sweltering heat, like it felt very much like when we were in the south on vacation a while back and that was our first time going through Georgia and going to Orlando and all of that, and you know those southern states are very much hot and very much humid and that you feel it no matter what time of day it is, and that was something that was a definite wake up to come out and go, Oh, it's ten o'clock at night and it still feels...

...like it's freaking middle of the day right now. Okay, so yeah, that was a that was our fun for this a last weekend. We are going to go ahead, we're going to head to our first break, then we're going to come back and talk about what we've been watching this week, but particularly the bad batch. For sure is going to come up on there because there's spent some reveals and some characters that have come back, and so that's a lot of fun. But then, on top of that, the most recent episodes of Lokey. My goodness, where the heck is this all going? We've only got two episodes left and I don't know about you, I am intrigued. So we're going to head to our first break here. When we come back we're going to touch on our streaming stuff. Be Right now and we are back. Thank you again so much for tuning in to the DAD Delirian podcast. So this week in streaming, and this is actually the last two weeks and streaming. But Um yeah, so last week and this week we're going to be first talking about the bad batch. So first of all, the entire thing with Omega being captured after the whole incident with the removal of the inhibitor chips. Wow, okay, so one we wound up getting to see another classic clone wars villain come back in cad bane making his appearance and snatching Omega from bad batch, so that was pretty exciting, and then getting to see her working towards escaping from him and making it her way back to the batch. It was a really, really great storyline. You get to realize in there that the Caminowans there's a basically a kind of division amongst them, and rest in peace to Tonway, after coming into her encounter with none other than our friendly neighborhood assassin, Fenix Shand and Finnick having...

...to fight off against cad bane. This whole storyline like, I don't know where they're going with it. I don't really care where they're going with it at this point. I am loving every minute of it. So it's exciting to have the batch get reunited with Omega again. I'm interested to see how everything plays out one with crosshair, because running into him in the field was not a pleasant experience for them, but they didn't manage to get away from him before cad bane took off with Omega and now they've got to make a back. But you find out in this episode that it's not just the Caminowans specifically that are looking to get omega, but actually Omega's medical handler is also trying to get her separately, but it's for two different purposes, whereas it seems like the Camin Nolan's just want her for her genetic structure, which we find out, by the way, spoiler alert, that she apparently is the pure genetic makeup of Django Fett, although a female, and so there were only two known like that, one of them being Boba Fett Himself, Aka. He was originally known as Alpha. So that was a fun little thing to find out. But then Omega is also a genetic sample and basically, the the Camin noans, want her back because they need more clone material. However, there is another agenda being run by the Cheminowan who helped her to escape, and we don't necessarily know what her motivation is, but we just know that they did not want her coming back to the cheminoans for additional research, because the plan was to extract what they needed from her and terminate her. which, hey, does that sound familiar? That might sound a little bit like something we may have heard, and I don't know, maybe the...

...first season of the Mandalorian when they were figuring out what to do with baby Yoda with the imperials and right before Mando broke in and stole the kid. So that is going to be a very interesting to see how that all plays out. You find out Fennik is working on behalf of the one Caminowan, while cad bane was hired by the rest of the Caminowans, and so it's it's going to be very interesting to see how this all plays out. My question at this point is two things. One, do we finally get cadbane and live action, because I feel like they're using a lot of the stuff in the bad batch to either tie back to stuff that we already have seen in the Mandalorian or, even better, to set up things that are going to happen in the Mandalorian, and it's very specious spinoffs, and I would love for them to do a live action cadbane. I think that would be amazing to finally get that opportunity. I don't know if that's where they're going with it, but I hope they are. The other thing that I am going to say on this is, is it possible that Boba Fett's got a live action sister that's going to be turning up in the book of Boba Fett? Let's just think about it for a minute. Ohmega Alpha, Aka Boba Fette, like there's another person out there with his genetic composition. She's obviously adept at quite a few things. I think she could potentially survive until after the end of return of the Jedi and into the Mandalorian timeline, and I think it is something they could very well be setting up. So I am excited to see where they head with it regardless. But I've been really enjoying this series. We've also been doing a rewatch of the nanny, and I mean again I talked about this couple weeks ago, where like the catchy tune to start off the show. That's not just license the music. That something where there really trying to be creative with it. It's a kind of a lost part and I feel like the nanny really nailed that with their theme music.

It catches, it sticks in your head. My wife hasn't memorized which is not something that ever came up in Merrill counseling. So that is one of those things that you're like, Oh, okay, you think you know somebody and then here's here she is singing along with the whole thing. But that show, like it's really funny because it's like anything else. I think, like I remember seeing a lot of that show as a kid and being like, Oh yeah, this is really funny. But going back and watching it as an adult, you realize exactly how many things go over your head as a kid where you're like, oh, okay, there was a little bit of a Innuendo there. Okay, I didn't getn't catch that when I was a little because you were young and innocent, and so you don't really realize how much of that stuff coldly goes over your head until you're an adult watching it and you're like, oh, that's funny, that's about Oh whoa. Okay, yeah, but also, can I just say the recurring jokes to Maxwell Sheffield going and passing on cats and, as a result, being behind Andrewoid Weber because of it, like it's just fantastic and I love it. And there was a fairly great episode involved where he winds up working with a star that he had previously been an assistant to and apparently the he had been went on fire by this particular actor and then he not end up wanting to really make some demands, or the actor wanted to make some demands of the role because he didn't like the way the role was going and he wanted to take his own creative things. Well, that the role in this was frank when Devilin Roosevelt and he apparently just kept wanting to jump up and say I'm heeled and all sorts of stuff. And finally like that episode, to me I was just dying, particularly at the end when the guy takes out a cigar, cigar and lights it up and Maxwell responds by taking out a cigar of his own and lighting it up with like a blowtorch looking thing, and then having a whole squad of other actors prepared to try out for FDR...

...sitting around in his living room as the guy is going to storm out. And that it was. It was a great episode. Thoroughly enjoyed. It just kind of going back. We're living some of those memories. So, last but not least, because I want to save the best for a last, really low key, holy freaking cow you guys. So last we I'm we talked Lokei had just gone into one of those little dimensional doors chasing after the variant of low key that was basically manipulating everything. And you, who's been hiding around catastrophes throughout history where nobody can see her, and you wind up going to he goes after her and she's at the TV A. Well, Looki goes to try to stop her. They wind up fighting for a little bit and then they're just at the elevator door before the timekeepers when they get stopped and she takes him hostage and he gets the device and basically drops them through a door. Well, that door leads to one of the worst apocalypses known to man, where nobody gets out alive and the two of them basically they're they're there, transport thing is broken and so they have to work together to try to escape the catastrophe and it was a fantastic episode because you got to learn a little bit about the Female Loki Variant, Aka Sylvie, who I still think we're going to find some more out about with this character, because I don't know if she's actually a low key or if she is a creation of Loki, because that, I think, hasn't really been addressed. But at the same time I think it is something that it'll be fun to play with regardless. But they wind up sitting and basically watching the world ending, which causes a as they become close to each other, apparently causes...

...a spike in the timeline that makes it to the TV a can identify them and they come and capture them and take them back. And at this point low key is now aware that apparently everything that's timekeepers have said is a shame. Am and spoiler alert, apparently the employees who are, quote unquote, creations of the time masters, aren't actually creations of the time masters. They are in fact variance that have been taken from snipped timelines, and so it is a very interesting twist. I always had the sense that the timekeepers were not everything they said they were. That kind of is the first little crack in the facade. You find out also in the beginning of the new episode that Sylvie actually wound up being taken when she was a young child by none other than Ravana rens layer, and during what should have been her trial, she stole her device to escape and has been on the runs, and she was a child, from them because she can't go back to her home world because they equipped the timeline. All that to say, this is planning out to be a very interesting thing. Wokey wines up in a prison where he's basically reliving a painful memory involving lady siff, who Jamie Alexander is back just for this brief cameo, but it is a fantastic little thing to kind of get the opportunity to go and see. But she basically is upset over a prank that he pulled and then winds up going and kneeing him in the Groin and punching him in the face and going off. And then it's just been on whoop. But he winds up being able to convince mobius that there is more going on here and that the timekeepers are actually wind to them. He winds up finding out that Ren slayer is behind some of it and realizes that...

...what Wokey is saying is true. He goes to help him escape so that they could go and take the time masters or the timekeepers down, and he gets zapped and disappears. And then it wokey and Sylvie, or taken before the timekeepers. Only Sylvie managed to get hunter B nineteen on her side with what she had done and uh my gosh, you guys like there is so much going on in that sequence one. I don't know what happened to be nineteen, if she's still there or if she's gone, but she winds up saving the day for Sylvie and woke. Then we find out that basically the timekeepers are nothing more than a bunch of tiki room robots and not actually the timekeepers. And so then woke and Sylvia are having a moment where lookey's about to reveal something to her and he gets zapped away by none other than Ren slayer, who then winds up at the other end of the device, and you end the episode with her or saying, I want you to tell me everything, which you totally understand. She should want to tell their them to tell everything, because it is one of those moments where you keep thinking you know everything that's going on and then you don't know what's going on anymore. So the episode ends. But then we get the first end credit scene of an episode of low key, in which Lokey, freshly being pruned off of his timeline, wakes up in what he's assuming is hell or purgatory or something, and as he opens his eyes he is greeted by none other than, for additional variants, one of them played by the Indomitable Richard Grant, who,...

...last time I saw him in anything would have been his turn as the vice admiral or whatever it was of the first order or final order or whatever they were, by the end of the rise of Skywalker, and so he's now dressed up as like classic look Lokey. Then you have like boy looke holding an alligator, Lokey and wokey with a hammer, who is black like it's I don't even know where to be in with that. It's one of those scenes you get to the end of it and you're like what, and I didn't realize it at the time. It wasn't on until a second viewing that I realized that the actual backdrop is New York City. You See avengers, tower and shambles. So what it appears to be is that when you are equipped from a timeline, you aren't necessarily dead peers. You are put into one of the dead timelines that's been reset by the timekeepers. I don't know how any of this works, but I can't wait to find out. and Tom Hudleson said that's episodes for and the beginning of five were his favorite episodes of the series. So I'm going to be definitely excited to see how that all plays out and see what all takes place there. But I think things you're about to get super weird and I am absolutely here for it. So we are going to go headhead to our last break. When we come back we are going to go into a pod dex question of the week. Stay tuned and we're back. Thank you again so much for tuning in to the DAD Dolorian podcast. If you want to sponsor this podcast in any way, you can definitely do that. One of the ways you can do with that is by liking us on facebook on Instagram, following us in both of...

...those places so that you know when we've got the latest stuff coming out. Right now, on Facebook, I'm at actually going through and reposting a lot of our stuff as far as back episodes, just their previews, that sort of thing, because really it's one of those things I didn't do a whole lot with facebook starting out and I kind of feel like I should have probably done more. So I'm kind of going back and redoing that a little bit just so that people can get ahold of the archives on the facebook page and maybe that'll be a little bit better traffic driver. The other thing, too, is I'm also available to her on instagram. I've not done a great job of that. I'm going to try to do better on that going forward, but it is one of those things that it's just been one of those things I've just been focusing on getting episodes up and not as much time on promoting them, and I think that's probably something that I could do a better job of going forward. But there's that. If you want to financially support us, there is the option to add buy me a coffeecom slash the dad delorean and on there. You can do onetime donations. You can also set up for a membership with our dad delirian covert, which that is basically a situation where you get a time where you get to come and be a part of a covert only meeting. That currently is a xbox live gaming session, but it can be something else in the future. It might just be like a group chat on a game something like that, but there are just that is kind of the thing. And also you will get notified the day before as far as what the episode content is going to be. So there's that as an advantage to I'm looking for other idea is as far as ways that we can kind of promote that and just kind of provide you guys with stuff that you want from that, but overall, that is kind of how you can support the podcast. There is an option to do monthly or if you just want to pay out in a full year in advance, there's actually a discount on that. So yeah, definitely check that out if you have the ability and want to. And by no means is this a I need money to do this podcast thing. I am enjoying doing it with you guys and kind of having you guys reach out and just providing feedback on it. But...

...it is something where I definitely, if want to give people the opportunity to support this work if they can and be a part of it. So that is how you can do that. So this week's Pod dext question of the week is what is your guilty pleasure? I will tell you right now. My guilty pleasure is kind of the same that it's always been, and that is watching drama unfold in community discussion forums. I don't know about you guys, but Newburg specifically has a very thriving economy of just random people graping about things going on in town, and I'm sure this goes everywhere. This is just kind of one of those things on social media that you just see and you're like, Yep, this is just how it's going to be for the rest of our lives. Everybody's graping about everything, and so that has been kind of one of those things that I kind of get enjoyment of and I've gotten enjoyment out of it for many years now. When we first moved to Newburg, I joined them just because I want to be informed on Hey, this is what's going on in town, that sort of thing. But you realize very quickly that things don't always go that way with these group forums and they turn it into hotbeds of discussion, people bickering for no obvious good reason. So I think my favorite one was the time where George Fox University, which George Fox predates the town of Newburg. Let me get that queer like. The university was founded before the town was founded and one could argue, with the number of George Fox alums that live in the city of Newburgh that the city may not even exist were it not for the fact that George Fox is here. So but there was a whole thing of like people getting upset because George Fox was building a tennis facility on a piece of property that they own and they're like, how dare they? This town is getting taken over by the college and Blah Blah, blah, Blah Blah and all that stuff. And I, like I laughed about it because people were like graping about...

...all of this stuff is going on and we need more activities. The one that got me was the girl who said that we needed more activities like a bowling alley to help prevent teen pregnancy. Now, I don't know about you, but I've never heard of bowling alleys preventing teen pregnancy. I I don't know, there might be a study out there somewhere in some deep psychological magazine, but I have never heard of that being a direct relating factor to teen pregnancy in a community. So that by itself kind of gave me a good laugh. But then, on top of that, like I am struck by this image of like the founding quakers of Newberg having their own facebook discussion giping about all of these outsiders that keep moving to their town and changing things like Oh, well, back in the day we were more holy because we just had the college, and now we've got a chipolt way, like we just added at Chipolt way as of today actually, and so you know, just things like that, like it was one of those things that gives me great amusement to kind of think about and get knowing that that's out there. But just going through the community discussion forums can, any time you go through it, be amusing because you never know what weird things people are going to complain about. And you know, at Fourth of July in particular, where's this fun game called visit a gun shot? Or is it somebody setting off fireworks in advance of the fourth and then people griping about the fact that people set off fireworks at all? And guys, it's just it's all comedy gold. So that is it for this week. I hope you guys have a great week, whatever you're doing. Hope you're crushing it and remember parenting is a complicated profession. Stay safe out there, my friends. Take care.

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