Geek Dads @ Home #28 – School Daze

by Daniel M. Clark on August 29, 2009

[recorded Wednesday, August 26th, 2009. Show notes by Daniel M. Clark]

This week marked the passing of longtime Senator from Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy. We don’t often get political on our show, but we couldn’t ignore historical significance of the event. Joe tells stories of being a local in Massachusetts and Hyannis Port. I have one story about being chased off some property on Martha’s Vineyard. Joe’s stories are better.

Next up, Winter’s first day of school! It was an exciting day, and Winter came through like a champ – although a few tears ended up flowing because she didn’t want to leave when it was over!

We talk about school vs. day care and extracurricular activities. Joe’s going to be in an interesting position when school starts, because day care is 9 to 5, but school doesn’t last that long.

Fundraising! We analyze school and activity fundraisers – neither of us like them very much, for a multitude of reasons.

Lastly, Poken! It’s the latest craze, at least, in the very narrow subset of geeks and marketers that I follow on Twitter. I’m getting a ninja Poken. [update: I ordered from Poken Girl, and received the Poken yesterday, along with a handwritten note thanking me for my purchase. What a class act!]

A fun show this week; hope you enjoy it!

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