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A Few Things that I Think I Think

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That title is completely stolen from one of my favorite sports writers, Peter King. I haven't done one of these in a long, long time. I blame Twitter for making it so easy to write very short thoughts such as these without having to put them in an article. However, I don't blame Twitter too much since I'm a shareholder. Also, these are a little longer than 140 characters.

  • I'm embarrassed that I wasn't able to publish a post yesterday... or Friday. While I may not be a Bostonian any more, I've spent a vast majority of my life in the suburbs (and I'm not far from the city). I should have written something about the Boston Marathon bombing such as this article. I will never forget the conflicting feeling of my oldest son first focusing on TV only to see the tragedy discussed.
  • I'm resurrecting this writing construct because I'm so busy. I'm all about full disclosure.
  • When I started dog sitting, I thought it would be a tiny thing that would make a hundred dollars a month. At most, I thought it could cover some utility bills. I was wrong... it appears to cover our utilities AND both our car payments. For some it might actually cover a mortgage payment.
  • My wife calls me the Walter White of dog sitting. I think she means two things. First, I provide a superior value (in my case, service rather than product) to my clients. Second, that value seems to have cornered the local market. I hope she doesn't expect millions in a storage locker.
  • Dog sitting is far from easy. It works for me, but it might not work for you.
  • I'd like to add Blaze and the Monster Machines from Nick Jr. to my article The Best Educational Streaming Shows for Preschoolers. Maybe not, since it isn't streaming, but it is one of my top educational recommendations. This week my son learned about adhesion.
  • I'm "worried" that my 2 and 3 year old sons are already smarter than I am. I put worried in quotes because it is a "first world problem." The younger was putting together a 24-piece Blaze puzzle (thanks local dollar store) and he found pieces and placed them when I thought they didn't belong. (In hindsight this might say more about me.)

    I've written about how my oldest challenges me in the past. He's a September baby, which means that he'll always be the oldest in his class.

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4 Responses to “A Few Things that I Think I Think”

  1. Ryan says:

    Blaze is amazing. I was astonished when my 4-year-old starting telling me things about mass and acceleration.

  2. Evan says:

    I am sorry but I hate Blaze! The bad guy’s sidekick’s voice is AWFUL. It makes me so infuriated.

    You should start a dog sitting authority page!

    • Lazy Man says:

      Not all monster trucks can be Darr-ing-ton! I do like the name Pickles though. It’s just so random.

    • Lazy Man says:

      I was thinking about writing a dog sitting eBook. To be honest, I almost don’t want to write about dog sitting… I’m afraid it could lead to competition :-).

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