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Labor Day Sundry Thoughts

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It's Labor Day, so I don't know if I'm supposed to be writing an article or not. Hopefully, you are all grilling away and not too buried in the Internet.

I had a couple of article ideas for today, but they seemed a little curmudgeon-y. Those articles wouldn't come out well, because I'm in a terrific mood. My last week has been a little like one of Ice Cube's "good days" (warning adult language/themes).

The biggest piece of news is that I am a finalist for a Plutus Lifetime Achievement award. I'm not sure what it really means, but in my head it is everyone unanimously agreeing that I'm the best blogger ever. (Imagine if I believed in proofreading my articles.)

Dog sitting has been continuing to go very well. At one point this weekend, I had 4 golden retrievers in my house.

The kids were with the grandparents for a couple of days giving me and Energi Gal some time to go out and be adults.

My oldest is enjoying his new school. It's a great school... so great that it inspires me. The school's "awesomeness" is contagious. (My wife feels the same way.)

My fantasy baseball team has been doing well. (Thanks, Dustin Pedroia.) Football is starting this week.

Enough about my excitement. I wanted to share a few things with you, just in case you aren't at a BBQ. I presume you aren't, because even no one reads blogs at a BBQ (even if they are Lifetime Achievement finalists).

What to Watch

My wife was looking for a new "laundry show" (a show to watch while putting away laundry) and stumbled on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Netflix (originally on CW). It's a smart, funny show... deserving of all the awards it was nominated for. Created and written by two women, the title isn't as controversial as you might think. We ended up binging 15 episodes this weekend.

What to Read

I'm not usually one for crime dramas, but I got sucked into this story of a PTA Mom framed by two Silicon Valley lawyers. It is amazing how many things had to go exactly right for justice to be served. It will make you think about all the crimes that go on where justice is not served. (So much for my positivity streak.)

What to Save Money On

It turns out that beef and actually all protein is on sale. This explains the really low prices I've been seeing. I thought competition from my grocery stores were creating the great prices. Is everyone else seeing low prices?

Posted on September 5, 2016.

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One Response to “Labor Day Sundry Thoughts”

  1. Jim says:

    Well deserved honor in the Plutus finalist nomination!

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