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Episode · 5 months ago

038 - The Most Wonderful time of the year...

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

We're back post-Thanksgiving! This week, we discuss Andrew discusses Alton's current obsession, thanksgiving trips, and what we're streaming, including Hawkeye and Only Murders in the Building. 

Well, hello and welcome to episode Thirty Eight of the Dad do Lorian podcast. I am your host, Andrew, and we're excited to be back and just talking about all things that are going on in the world and Thanksgiving and, most recently, the obsession of my five year old. I don't remember if I've brought this up on the show before, but my five year old, despite the fact that he has no indication that he will be getting any additional siblings outside of his baby brother, is hoping for a baby sister. Why, honestly, he's been going about this? I mean he brought it up on multiple occasions, but it feels like he goes through this every few weeks where he's just like, I want a baby sister and we're like, that's nice, you don't have a baby sister and we don't have any control over whether or not you get a baby sister necessarily. And so, yeah, it's been fun because he just like brings it up off the cuff, no obvious reason, just hey, yeah, I'd like a baby sister please, like, you know, it was like he was ordering something in McDonald's, like he thinks that it's just going to show up and whatnot. And mean we've been over it with him, like even if you do get another sibling, buddy, we don't have any way to guarantee that you will be getting a sister. You could wind up with another brother. That could be what God wants for you. And he's like, but I don't want another brother, just like. So, I don't, don't. I don't really know what has brought upon him this obsession that he feels the need to have a baby sister, but just know that he is praying that he gets a baby sister and mommy and I are so confused as to why. So, yeah, nothing to report in that vein at this point, but it is something where he just keeps bringing it up and I'm like, kid, it's some point you've got to let this drop. Like if you get a baby sister, you get a baby sister. If you don't get a baby sister, it's not the end of the world. You've got your brother. And so, yeah, it's been interesting. I mean with me and my sister, like my sister and I came at the same time. So and we were the only ones at that point and we weren't expecting any younger siblings and honestly, you know, I left my sister, but I think we were both totally sick of each other by the time we got old enough, and so I don't think any of us ever wanted an additional child in the family. So that is I don't I don't even wanted to think about what I would would like if we'd had a younger sibling because, yeah, I don't think it would have gone well either way. Like I just I can't think either it would have been another boy and it would have been the Princess Syndrome for my sister because she would have been the only girl still, or it would have been all drama because there would have been a girl. And Yeah, I would have had too many sisters to defend throughout my life as the brother, although I didn't really do that much defense of my sister. She...

...kind of took care of herself. If you've ever heard the story of her giving me a bloody nose when we were I think maybe for you know that that. Like she's never really needed me to take care of her. So yeah, anyway, yeah, so, anyway, no siblings on the way at this point that we have to announce the it's definitely something that Alton has become obsessed with and we don't know why. So that is that is what it is at this point. Also, this weekend obviously was Thanksgiving and this year we went down to Medford. You know, I've got to tell you, I've got to experience some truck stops this weekend because we, on the way out of town, stopped at the pilot flying Jay in Aurora, which is where we go to get our gas. I don't know if I've brought this up previously, but with getting our travel trailer we wound up also buying a good sam membership and I am using the Good Sam memberships fuel discount to effectively pay for it. And really, even if it weren't for the gas discount that I'm getting, because right now I'm getting five cents off per gallon at pilot flying j locations, even if I wasn't getting that discount, the amount of money that I am saving, I might still consider driving all the way out to or to get gas because it winds up being about twenty to thirty cents cheaper than what I'm getting here in town, in Newburg. So it's been kind of eye opening and it's interesting because like it's a truck stop. And you think of truck stops, I think you and I probably had this mental image of what a truck stop really is, and honestly, they're typically I think the mental image we put with it is just like a dirty, grimy place, but you're really thinking of like backwater gas station in some small town run by one person who also runs the convenience store at the gas station and like you don't want to go use the bathroom and if you do need to use the bathroom, it's like got a footlong stick on a key chain to keep you from walking away with their bathroom key. And Yeah, like I'm let me be honest, I've been my share of those types of gas stations in my life, most of them just driving down to Lancaster, California for my brother in Law's wedding. But regardless the truck stops. However, it turns out truck stops are actually fairly nice places to stop. Like the truckers really do have kind of some accommodations there. The Flying Jay in Aurora specifically mean you go in there and it is you've got all of your cooler drinks and snacks and all of that there are things for trucks, there's motor oil, that sort of thing, like you know, just all sorts of stuff there. There is a subway and a cinnabon. I want to say that the pilot down in Brooks has a Taco belt in it. The pilot down in central point, which is just a little bit north of the good city of Medford where I wound up stopping when we were down there, they also wind up having a flying Jay with a Taco bell and a cinnabon...

...in it, and it's just a very interesting place. Like I've kind of almost become like a truck stop connoisseur. I don't even know how to explain that. Like I feel like I need to start a blog, and I'm not going to start a blog on it, but just reviewing truck stops because for those of us who occasionally feel the need to go on a road trip that they're really actually fairly nice places to stop. The bathrooms are typically fairly clean and you could get a lot there, and the coffee. I don't I think I may have already discussed the coffee, but the coffee at the pilot flying Ja. They apparently are proud enough of it that they actually sell you bags that you can take it home with you and brew your own, which I found fascinating because I didn't think that coffee was that big of a deal at truck stops. But from what I've heard, they are the best gas station coffee, which that feels like it's a really low bart to set because, honestly, like, isn't that like saying we've got the marginally better your Sushi than your local gas station? Like, you know, nobody trusts gas station Sushi. Anybody who has ever done gas station Sushi is probably regretting it for the next several hours in the car, or at the very least their carmates are regretting it. And so, yeah, that is not something that I would normally go oh yeah, MMM gas station coffee. I will say, however, on this particular trip, my wife and I both actually wound up trying it, and it's actually a very interesting thing there because, like, you go there and the coffee is they have these machines that it's basically it's like a really high end curry gets, the best way that I can describe it. They don't have pods that you put into it necessarily however, they've got this machine that's got the beans on the top and you've got different types of beans you can select from and you cane and pick which one you want. I want up going with I think it was like a Guatemalan blend of some kind, and it wound up actually being halfway decent coffee. Like now, don't get me wrong here, I'm not thinking this is like starbucks, where you're going and you're paying five bucks for a massive, actually not even that massive, probably as medium sized coffee that has, you know, your espresso, Mocha, whatever it is. You know it's not like high end coffee biting, stretching and ADINATION. I would say that it's at minimum on par with what I would make at home, maybe slightly better, depending on what you do with it. But it's interesting because you get your Coffee Cup from their place there you pick what type you want. I want up doing an iced coffee. While I was there in central point, did a Guatemalan blend, added some creamer that was like the international delights like it was the cold stone sweet cream I think, and then I they had these little pods that you know, they're kind of like the little cups that they put the creamer in, except it had an espresso shot of stoke cold grew...

...coffee, and I'm like Hey, I'm okay with that. So I popped one of those bad boys, stuck that in there, added some half and half to top everything off, but added some more eyes. Put it in there, served everything up, honestly, for two hundred and twenty nine. It wasn't a bad cup of coffee, like you know, it's one of those things, and I mean it was a fairly large cup of coffee. I got the medium in the medium was actually a pretty good size. I could have gotten the large and it wouldn't have been much more. I think it was like to fifty. So like if you're looking for halfway decent, cheap coffee. Really, pilot flying Jay, this is not a paid advertisement by any starts of the imagination, although, pilot flying Jay, if you do want to endorse me, I am not opposed to that and would be willing to talk to your people on it. M Yeah, anyway, but regardless, that was really a pretty good cup of coffee. Now, am I going to go out and buy their coffee and take it home? No, I'm not, because I have a Kurig, and so there would be no point in me doing that. I didn't bother to look to see if they have cake cups. But honestly, like I have my other variety holes of coffee that I would go to for a Kyig and I don't think that the pilot flying Jay Coffee is going to crack that top five. But regardless, if you're looking for good, cheap coffee when you're on the road and you see a pilot or a flying Jay, absolutely I would stopped there. I would do it again. It is not a bad deal at all, particularly when you compare it to what else you can get out there. So ope to pumps a hazelnut. That was the other thing that I put in there. So it was like a hazelnut Mocha ish kind of thing, but it was more like he's not Lotte, now I'm thinking about it, because there was a little more vanilla to it because of the sweet cream. Either case, it was it was good coffee. I'm not at all disappointed with it. It was well worth my two dollars in twenty nine sets. So that was that. Yeah, and I mean the other places, like we stopped at the seven feathers in Canyonville and really that's kind of become like a stop for me any time I go down there. And really the reason is because it's on an Indian reservation and is, as a result, self service, which honestly, like we live in the state of Oregon. For those of you who don't live in the state of Oregon, like we have almost all mini serve gas stations. I say almost all because they change the law recently and it was a big deal where it was like Oregan Unions don't know how to pump their gas. And really all they changed was in rural areas, after certain periods of time they can go to a self service, but it has to be in certain rural areas, like if you're in downtown Portland, you can't pump your own gas. Ever, like that's just it is what it is. But during the beginning of the pandemic there was also a situation where, like the new Burg Fredmeyer fuel started doing self service randomly for reasons I could not begin to explain, and so that was one of those things. For like about two months they didn't have anybody doing the service on the gas. You had to pump your own and I was totally cool with that because I really don't mind pumping my own gas. Yeah, is it a pain to get out and get in the cold and if it's raining,...

...that sort of thing? Sure, wake I don't necessarily have to pump my own gas, but when I have the opportunity to, I like to, just because I don't like the stereotype that Oregonians don't know how to pump their gas without bowling up the gas station. I can tell you I have filled up my gas multiple times in multiple states and I've never walked away from something looking like the gas station just blew up like that one scene in zoolander where they're having the free gasoline fight accident. So you know, I will look for those opportunities anything where I can, and CANNONVILLE is the most consistent one. So literally any time that I am down there I will stop for gas in Canyonville at the seven feathers gas station there, and it mean honestly, that's one of the better rest areas to like, maybe I need to start a blog series on both gas stations in terms of like your truck stops as well as you were, rest areas, because seven feathers they kind of have it good on both accounts. I actually end up having to get a couple pints of oil, or couple quarts of oil at the rest area, not the rest area, but at the seven feathers, which again it's another really nice gas stations, Mini Mart, you know, truck stop, and there was plenty of stuff there. But I was able to get two quarts of oil no problem because they had it there. So I dumped them in and that was that. Like, I agree we need to get a real dipstick for my wife's car because, long story short, last time that I took it in for an oil change, it went. When I say last time, it was probably about four times ago, but you know, I have a very selective memory on how many months of gas station oil changes I remember so. But at one of those trips they broke the dipstick. They were able to get the dipstick out but they didn't have the right length to replace it, so they gave me a shorter one and marked hire on it so that I knew how high. Or was it longer? MMM, I don't remember. Any case, they gave me the wrong dip stipticks, basically what they had to do because they didn't have the right one on hand and they couldn't send me out without a dipstick, so they etched on it where the wine needed to be for the full. PROBLEM IS I don't know where my bottom is as far as my empty got, so I really need to get the right one for it. I I can tell you is it was close to the needing to be added when we were there, so I put to actually, it wasn't a full two quarts. It was like one and a half quarts into it to do it, because it's due for an oil change and I just add the time to do it yet. So yeah, any case, that was taken care of because we we're able to stop at a truck stop. So yeah, but any case. So, yeah, I just said in any case. Oh, yeah, like multiple times in a row like that's totally normal. So we wanted up going there there, but that rest area to it's a very nice rest area. They got the bathroom that with the hill that overlooks the casino and it's just nice little area. They usually seem to have a really good RV park that Alton really wants to stay there. I don't know that we would stay there, though, because at that point we're only like an hour away from my inlaws house and what's...

...the point in driving to within an hour of your in laws to stay at an RV park? That I mean, I'm not going to the casino. I'm not a gamble or by any stretch of the imagination. So it doesn't make any sense to go to that particular RV Park, even though it is very nice from what I can see. I think it was one of the Good Sam list ones. So, but that is really what we were up to this weekend. Also, when we got back to Aurora, apparently they were having a staffing shortage at the Aurora Flying Jay and so I got to pump my gas twice in one night. Now, I didn't have to do a full tank when we got there, like I still had, I think, about two thirds of a tank when we got in, but it was one of those things. I'm not going to send my wife to work with two thirds of a gas tank at the beginning of the week. I'm going to get make sure that she's got a full tank before I do anything. So that was why I wound up doing what I did. So but yeah, anyway, lots of gas station stops over the course of the weekend. It was. It was a good it was a good weekend. Enjoyed every minute of it, getting to spend time with the inlaws. We went and saw Christmas lights and watched some Christmas movies and yeah, it was it was a lot of fun. We are getting to the point with the boys where it's getting a little bit Nur unnerving trying to sleep with them. When we're down there, though, it would have been nice to take the trailer, but honestly, I do not want to have to haul that trailer at night when it's dark, and we didn't get to eave until off almost to a clock, I think, so there was no way it wouldn't have been dark by the time we got down to Medford and just going down the pass and down and around all those hills going through there. Like, I think I need some more time under my belt with the trailer before I get to the point where I'm going to go ahead and do that. So it was one thing that we missed, though, is having the boys have their own space and US having our own space and not having to worry about the two because the there had their space and we had ours. In this case we were sharing my brother in law's old room, which consisted of me sleeping on his twin, captain's bed, captain's bed, commander's bed, wake, it's this bed that's like on this massive platform that has drawers underneath it. I think it's called the captain's bed, not really sure, and then my wife and the boys sleeping on mattresses on the floor, and it's they're not comfortable mattresses. Just going to be honest, like I feel like I go to the chiropractor beforehand to get myself in the best position possible and then I wind up having to go to the chiropractor afterwards because I've messed everything up. So that was the sleeping arrangement, but we survived it. It's not bad and like we were used to it by this point. It's just a little bit more difficult because is with the boys being older now, like Alton, you know, we could take him in and he'll go down to bed no problem, but Austin will not go down to bed by himself, and so we strew up their sweet schedules because we don't want to go to bed at the same time that they do, but we can't really sneak in to go to sleep when they are in the bed asleep already. Like it's a problem that we...

...still have to figure out as parents and adults and all that. So that is what it is. We're going to go ahead and take our first break. When we come back it is going to be time for us to talk about Hawkeye and also, I wound up getting a black Friday deal on Hulu and, as a result, I wound up going through the wonderfully interesting only murders in the building on Hulu because, for ninety nine cents a month for the next twelve months, I was like, you know what, I'm going to give this a shot, and I was not disappointed. I've benched the whole thing. So we'll talk about that in just a minute. Here it stay too and we're back. Thanks again for tuning in to the dead Delian podcast. So what we are streaming? Well, I think we're going to leave off with Hawkeye because, honestly, this I feel like I've been waiting for for quite a while now and to finally get the opportunity to see it, I was super excited. I got to watch it like at midnight. I was going to try to watch it with my wife and my wife wound up falling asleep and I was just like forget it, I'm just going to watch it, and so I did and I'm going to go back and revisit it with her properly tonight, I think, because we're getting closer to episode three coming and excuse me, got the hiccups all of a sudden once we wound up getting into it, like I'm like, okay, no, this is something I'm definitely going to enjoy. So the beginning starts off with a bit of a flashback where you get to see Young Cape Bishop in her family's Pent House. Her parents are having some kind of disagreement and Oh yeah, by the way, it happened to be on a certain day when the Chatari started attacking downtown New York. And Yeah, so she got to witness Hawkeye in one of the scenes from the avengers where he was shooting Chatari guys from the top of the building and then swinging down all that stuff. And Long Story Short, she winds up being inspired by him and as a result, she you get the tragic parental death at the beginning of it. Her Father Pat has is away during the Chatari attack. At the funeral. She does what any girl her age would do at that point and tells her mom that she needs a boat to protect them. I'm not a hundred percent sure how somebody that age goes from watching Hawkeye do is thing to going I need a bow and Arrow and then becoming like an expert it just about everything she does. I mean she has awards for archery, gymnastics, crew like all sorts of stuff, and you kind of get that during the opening montage. So, but she winds up being on a college archery team and then, I'm still not a hundred percent sure exactly how she did it, but she knocks over the Belfry on the college campus and that winds up setting off a chain of events where she goes back to visit her mother, who's with this guy who's weirdly obsessed with swords, and winds up at a thing with a black...

...market auction going on. Like there's a lot to take in during the first two episodes here, and I'm still not a hundred percent sure I understood everything that was going on other than that there's somebody running around with a sword killing people. It's pretty on the nose that it's going to be the mother's new fiance that Kate isn't a particularly big fan of. But there's a lot to take in just in that amount. On top of that you've got Hawkeye is running around town as himself, just going around with his family, getting stuff ready before Christmas with the kids. His wife's back home. You know, everybody was speculating that he and his wife must have broken up. There's not any hint of that. Two of them are definitely still together, but he winds up sending the kids home to be with her after the Ronan suit shows up through a course of events and as you've seen in the trail where the ruined suit winds up in the hands of Kate through a number of crazy circumstances, then she winds up getting taken by the again on the nose track suit mafia coming after her because they think that she's grown in, when in fact Hawkeye was grown in, and so they wind up going through it's it's one of those things. I think it's going to be a delightful, Fun Romp, kind of diehard esque, but we've still got a ways to go and there's all of the big payoffs that you're hoping for, but you're not sure if you're actually going to get. For example, all of the rumors that they were going to be bringing back Vincent Dinofrio, is kingpin. That's not materialized in the first two episodes. Now, granted, the first two episodes they only get as far as introducing Echo, who, in the comic books at least, is the adopted daughter of King Pin and winds up turning her life around. But she actually already has her own TV show, so I think we can pretty safely assume she's going to wind up turning her life around. But regardless, it was it was a fun little romp around New York City so far. I'm going to be really curious to see where they wind up going with it. I feel like at least for the first two episodes, this is better than Falcon in the winter soldier. I don't think it quite reaches the level of low key or one division, but I want to see how it all plays out. So it'll be it's a very least a lot of fun to see Jeremy Renner kind of in his element of the action comedy. That brings about Hawkeye, like the character just in general, like he's always been one of those characters that I don't feel like he got enough screen time and he's really a great mentor when you see him in this on the screen. But it's also one of those things that he just does. There's so much going on in the adventurous film so you don't really get a whole focus on him. So it's fun and exciting to kind of get that opportunity to see this with this character and see him kind of bringing up the...

...next generation. And here we seinfeld is fantastic as kate bishop and I cannot wait to see them do more with this character because honestly, I don't feel like you would roll this character out in a TV series if you don't plant on doing something with her later. And there's going to be plenty for them to do with her later, I think. So that is the takeaways from Hawkeye. Not a lot to spoil at this point. There's not any huge reveals, but I will say rogers the musical is about as over the top random as you would expect like it. Just part of me wonders, is there a whole script for this? Is this going to turn into something that Disney actually produces as a Broadway show? Because, oh boy guys. I don't know if I could take it like it just feels so weird, like a joke that somebody had an idea for and then took it too far and now here we are, like, as I think one of the writer said, that this started out as a joke, that we've taken it far too far and honestly, like, if there is an actual songbook about this, I would be both awaited and terrified all at once. That's I'm just going to leave it at that. So the other thing, so, as I mentioned earlier, I got a black Friday deal on Hulu. They basically we were doing. It was ninety nine cents a month for the first twelve months and at that point, like there's not a ton of like Hulu originals that interests me. Like I'm not a handmaide's tale type of person. I'm not interested in a lot of the stuff that they have on the originals. I am interested in a lot of the old school stuff, like you know, Frasier was always one of my favorite shows, cheers, all of that, like those are all on there, and so it gives me that opportunity to go back and there's a couple other shows like the series, oh the gifted, that was on Fox a couple years ago. It was like the xmen adjacent one that wasn't really x men but still involved mutants like that was a show that I started to watch and I got part way into it and was interested and then I wound up getting behind on it and then never really figured it out. So I'm looking forward to getting to go back and actually see what happened in those two seasons, even though, you know, from what I understand, it ended pretty quickly and I feel like they probably could have done more with it, but it is what it is. But what I wound up actually going and seeing on the advice of one of my co workers, was only murders in the building, which, if you're not familiar with it, it is basically about three people who live in a apartment complex in New York that actually has a murder take place and they wind up connecting with each other during a fire alarm situation where it winds up bringing them together because they all listen to the same true crime podcast. Well, there's somebody killed in the building who they think is a suicide to start out, but then they come to the conclusion that it wasn't a suicide, that he was murdered, and so then they decide to start their own podcast to go over the...

...murder of it. and honestly, like it's one of those shows that I wasn't sure how it would be and it was delightful in that you got to the end of I think it was episode eight, and you think that you know who did it, but then they realized something doesn't make sense as far as what happened, and then you find out what else went on and when you find out who the real killer is, it's one of those mind blowing Oh whoa, okay, wait a minute, and then they get that killer. But then they set it up for season two and thankfully there is going to be a season two, I hope, because if they're just going to leave it off where they left it off, there's really like it's really just brutal. So I will say similar to my thoughts on Ted last so there was a lot of language. It wasn't nearly as much language as Ted Lasso, but it does really earn it's m a rating mostly based on the amount of language in it, and I think that's one of those things that it's become a thing now where you can have a really fantastic show and honestly, like this is the type of thing like I think it kind of in the line of like castle or something like that, where, like if you take out as much of the language as they put in there and toned it down, like you could run this on network television and it would be totally fine. But like, I feel like writers now in a lot of the streamers are like we need to inject as many fbombs in this as we can, and really I don't feel like that needs to be a thing. Like it doesn't feel natural. And I mean I realize in I am a bit of an oddity. And then I don't really swear. Like I think crap is about the worst thing that you will ever get out of me. And even that, like when my five yearold repeated it one day, I was like I probably need to stop saying that as much as I do, and so like. But it was one of those things where, like, I don't swear a lot and like I know people who swear and that's part of their everyday language. I get that and I'm not somebody who's like clutching my pearls because I realize that I'm a bit of an oddity in that sense, but at the same time, like I feel like the way that they are doing it for the streamers is how many of these can we crame in there? And really it's just lazy writing, like you don't need to do that. Like even the people who I know that swear where and that I would say swear a fairly regular amount, I don't feel like swear nearly as much as the characters do in a lot of these streaming shows, like you know Ted Lasso, and I mean Roy Kent being a grand exception to exactly how much, because I feel like somebody like Roy Kent would probably drop as many fbombs as he did, and I mean that's just part of his character. But like it just feels like there's a lot and maybe it's just me, but I just feel like I'm one of those people that I really enjoy language as a way of conveying things and obscenity doesn't really convey anything to me other than...

...really I don't know a word to use here, so I'm just going to drop an fbomb to shock people, and it's I feel like the shock value is dying down and it just feels lazy. So if you are listening to this podcast and you're a writer on one of these shows that's dropping them. Just please tone them down, just it's really the idea. It's unnecessary. Wait, you can do better. I believe in you, I guarantee you. There is probably nobody out there actually listening to this who would care, but that is my take on it. Is really like this is the kind of thing I feel like I'd be able to watch this with my older than five year old kid if it weren't for the fact that there was so much language. So, like, I'm not saying I would watch this with my five year old, like, you know, when he gets to be an older age. Like I feel like it's type of thing that I could watch with them, but for how much language they decide to crame in there. So that is what it is like. And you know, I'm sure there are people who are willing to debate on this. Like, well, I don't think that it's that big of a problem because, you know, there's this but really, like, from a writing perspective, I just feel like you don't have to resort to it every five seconds, like it just it. It doesn't feel necessary. So that's just me. That's my take on it. So we're going to go ahead. We're going ahead to our last break here. Oh No, no, I am not heading my last break yet, because what else did we watch this week? A bit, bit, bit, a bit, a bit of Boom Ho oh. Yes, the snoopy show. I think I brought this up previously, but I'm going to bring it up again because we want back and watched some more episodes of it. Honestly, like, if you're looking for a lighthearted kids friend, we show like to. snoopy show does a fantastic job, like the composer that they picked to do the music for it. It is a really great job of kind of replicating the same feel as the original TV specials there is. The animation feels very similar to it, the voiceover work that they did picked again, it all feels very true to kind of the originals. So I am really excited about it. I enjoy it and they're actually going to be doing a New Year's celebration this year, so can't wait to see how that turns out. So we're going to head to our last break and when we come back we're going to talk about what we've learned today. It's a what we have learned applies to our lives today. Sorry now, that was running back to Veggie Tales. They said what we've learned today and I'm kind of laughing at myself because that's not at all what I was planning on doing today, but for whatever reason that happened to be what popped into my head right there. was just thinking back to all of our good old friends at Veggie Tales. I grew up on Veggietales. Well, didn't really grow up...

...on it, it's one of those things that when I was working at Christian supply way back in the day, like I would go about doing the veggie tales and I'd memorize them, and so I have all of these great memories of the different veggie tales that I would be able to go and quote, and that wound up being my selling point for a lot of the Times that I had them. I had an especially great sales pitch surrounding Jonah, a veggie tales movie, in which basically I would tell people about the hidden special feature on the DVD. And a few're out there and you've never seen Jonah of veggie tales movie and have the DVD or want to see it on the DVD, then if you hit, I think it was the right button. Eventually you would find icons on the sides of the Menus and on one of the men use there was actually a bootleg copy of the film, and I say bootleg copy it wasn't really a bootleg copy, although it looked like it was being bootlegged, but then you got the voiceovers from the French peas and realize that the French peas were trying to bootleg it and they get confronted by a theater attendant. So that was just it was hysterical, like it was one of those things where it's like, but we are these stars of these show and the attendant was just like even if my absolute idol, Elvis Presley, were to come in here, I'd have to tell them to cease his legal recording. And like, I mean, it was it was fantastic. And so they wind up getting hauled out of the theater Viva La Revolution, and it was typical French peace stuff. So that was my kind of fun thing with that was just telling people about that and that one up selling quite a few DVD copies aside from the ones that were stolen, and that was a whole different story, where somebody was stealing DVD's and turning them over on craigslist. We it was, it was. That was I'm just going to go back to that story. I don't know why I am telling you this, but back in the day when I worked for Christian supply, I worked at the Washington Square location when I started out, and one night after the veggie tales movie came out on DVD, like, I noticed that there were a few missing, and I say a few missing, it the fact that we had as many as we did made it pretty difficult to go, oh, there's a few missing. When I did an actual inventory count, I think we were missing about thirty copies out of our wall. And so it wasn't just a few, it was quite a few, it was a lot and we wound up finding like I get I've got so upset over that like not being able to notice the fact. And you know, my boss at the time was like and or, it's not your fault, you didn't have anything to do with it, and I might yeah, I get that, but at the same time, like I'm mad somebody stole from us and I wanted to figure it out. Well, Long Story Short, I'm also exceptionally good at amateur Google sleuthing and I have been for quite some time. I think that's what makes me good at my job is when you get into situations...

...where somebody is being an absolute jerk weasel about something like there's so much out there on the Internet that you can find that really explains what's going on and why. And Long Story Short, we were able to, I think, recover those DVD's eventually because we found a pawn shop on Ebay. And when we, I say we, I meant me. I found a pawn shop on ebay located in Portland that had that just conveniently had the exact number that we had just had stolen on Ebay, and so, like, at that point it was out of my hands. Like our corporate offices took over and they went made the police reports and said we want our DVD's back if they've got them, and I'm pretty sure we got them back. So it was one of those really, really fun situations where I found something out. Yeah, it's just it was the type of thing that I really remember from those days and so that was fun. Back in the day. That has nothing to do with anything really, guys, I that I have that one was for free. So this week I want to ask the question. Is there something you are looking forward to with the holiday season? What is it? Is it Pecan Pie? Is it Pumpkins? Not Pumpkins, but you know Pumpkin Pie? Is it time with family? Are you taking a trip to be with family somewhere like? What is it that really speaks to you at this time of year, as we're getting ready for Christmas and the other holidays that are going on and getting close to the end of the year? Is there anything that you're looking forward to kind of finishing out through this year? I want to know. So if you can reach out to me on Instagram at the Dad Delirian podcast, email the dad delorrian podcast at gmailcom or just you know, if you've got another way that you know to get ahold of me, you can get a hold of me that way too. So we are going to go ahead head out for this week, but again, thanks tuning in. Thanks for tuning in even remember parenting is a complicated profession. Stay safe out there, my friends. You Take Care.

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