Yep, we’re baaaack! Have you ever tried to organize the lives of 5 busy dads who are dispersed across the country and time zones? The image of herding cats comes to mind. The desire to record our Cast of Dads podcast is there, the free time, however, is not. Yeah, excuses, excuses. We did manage to all get on a call about a week ago and chat through a variety of topics though, and were able to record Cast of Dads Podcast #57, “Lemon Flavored Ant Butts.”
I always feel that half an hour is simply not enough time to catch up and talk about the various parenting and life topics that are on our minds. In fact, Jeff and I would like to think that a little, profanity-filled, private video that we filmed together and shared with the other Cast of Dads members when he was visiting the town where I live was the impetus for us FINALLY getting back together to discuss our life activities. Perhaps if we have time, we will clean up the video and share it with y’all. However, until then, you just have to listen in on our latest podcast!
By listening, you might think that we are all a bunch of ADHD-plagued dads (well some of us are incredibly distracted, myself included). Just take a look at the topics we covered below, from light hearted parenting questions to the horror that occurred at the Boston Marathon to those “first times” at summer camp.
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I simply love this time of year, that of the football playoffs and the biggest game of the year, the Super Bowl! While I don’ t have that much time to really follow sports, I have spent the past 35 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and consequently am a San Francisco 49ers fan (and SF Giants as well when it’s baseball season). Also, before they moved the football season out a week or two, the Super Bowl used to fall on or around my birthday. In fact, I remember back in 1985, Super Box XIX was held in the Stanford University stadium (I grew up on the Stanford campus) and I had a birthday party to watch the SF 49ers beat up the Miami Dolphins. Every time the 49ers would score, my friends and I would rush outside to hear the stadium crowds just a mile or so away.
Because many dads like sports (and we actually have a pretty good representation of dads in the Cast of Dads since there are plenty of dads who do NOT follow sports – we give Jeff Sass grief every time we talk about sporting events), we did kick off episode 56 (“Our Picks for the Big Game“) talking about the Super Bowl (and how I know the 49ers are going to win).
But, as is typical on the Cast of Dads, we went well beyond just sports, we covered movies, summits, secret projects, illness, New Year’s and a whole lot more (see The Topics below).
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It seems like life got the better of us Cast of Dads. We have been on a bit of a hiatus as we get our crazy lives in order…well, who’s to say that our lives will ever be less hectic or in order for that matter. But we wanted to get together to record an episode right before Thanksgiving. So we pushed aside our busy family and work lives to be sure to get on the digital airwaves together.
I must say though, it really was great to be back in action with the gang. Max and CC recently weathered superstorm Sandy. And we all are making our Thanksgiving feast plans. And the 30 minutes went by so quickly, we could have kept going another hour or two but we decided to wait until next time.
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