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Dad Things - Ted Lasso, S2 E8

Jay Torres
Jay Torres
If you haven’t heard by now, Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ is a great TV show. If you don’t already have access, Apple TV+ is $5/mo and that price is worth it just for that show alone. I bring it up because the last episode, which aired this past Friday, dealt with more than a few of the characters’ father/son relationships.
I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t watched, but when watching that episode, I couldn’t help think about my own relationship with my dad and the one with my son. I think I speak for most guys when I say my relationship with my dad wasn’t the greatest growing up (I’m lucky that I had one because some can’t say the same). And that it heavily influenced the relationship I aimed to have with my son.
I think all parents strive to provide a better childhood for their children than they had. I know my parents did and they definitely achieved that. Growing up, I resented my dad for a number of things that I won’t get into. I remember thinking I didn’t want to be like him as an adult. Now that I’m a parent, I realize he was probably doing the best that he could. He was trying to give me a better childhood experience than he had, which I’m discovering, wasn’t all that great. I’ll probably never tell him, but I’ve forgiven him. He was just going through the same things that we all are struggling through now: just navigating through life while being the best parent he could be.
I know we’ve all had our ups and mostly downs these past almost 2 years now. And I know this is something we all need to hear every once in awhile: you’re doing great and we’re all doing the best we can.
And now, here are some links. Cheers.
Drinking 🍺: Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head

Links
All Personal Finance Experts Are Liars
Videos
MKBHD made a video documenting a 1,000 mile road trip using a Tesla, Mustang Mach-E, and an Audi Q5.
Driving 1000 miles in 3 cars: Gas vs. Electric
Driving 1000 miles in 3 cars: Gas vs. Electric
Here is the behind the scenes video on how they filmed the competition on their sister channel, The Studio. The experience of the Mach-E team closely aligns with our overall experience of owning an e-Golf.
Behind the 1000 Mile Race: Day One!
Behind the 1000 Mile Race: Day One!
There was an Apple event yesterday. Here it is in 7 minutes.
iPhone 13 Apple Event in 7 Minutes!
iPhone 13 Apple Event in 7 Minutes!
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