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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 123: I try so hard…

In this episode, we learn that I got laid off last month. Now while for a lot of reasons, this isn’t the worst thing that could happen. However, it still is a little hit to my ego and starts a whole concern about money thing. It’s slowed the toy buying thing, but not completely. I [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 122: Insane in the Membrane…

Well, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that we should be back to a more regular schedule after this episode. The bad news is that’s because I was laid off last week. Yup, after ten years with my company we simply didn’t have enough work to sustain my [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 121: Andale, andale, arriba, arriba…

Here we go, hurry up, hurry up, let’s go, let’s go. It’s summer time and it’s time to hurry. There is lotsa stuff going on so not a lot of time to muse. I’ve brought it up before, but I think I need to harp on this. Empathy, please learn it, love it, live it! [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 120: Be Thankful…

Please remember to be thankful for the things that people do for you. From the small things like packing your lunch or serving you a burger, to much larger things like preserving your freedoms. It is Memorial Day after all. A day to remember those brave women and men who have fought and died so [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 119: The Perfect Storm…

Sometimes there’s a confluence of events that dictates the worst possible outcome. Welcome to our Toy Fair episode. Just under two months in the making, this should be our masterpiece. However, it is far from it. It is a cobbled together, multi-hour, mess of an episode, but it is ours and we love it. I [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 118: Under Pressure…

Have you ever felt under pressure? Of course you have. We all have. It’s how you deal with it that matters. A lot of people fold. Some people mutter their way through it. Far fewer people shine. Who do you want to be? Sometimes it’s as simple as just making a decision. If you’re constitution [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 117: Own it…

It’s been so long since we recorded this show, I can literally not remember what we talked about. However, I own that and I’m actually not too worried about it. Life happens and there are things that are so much more important. Things like health and happiness. These are things people take for granted until [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 116: Darkest before the dawn…

For some of us the future seems dim, for some of us it seems brighter than ever. For some this is the start of a new era, for some this is a start of a Brave New World. No matter where you fall, just understand everything is cyclical. Our world has a way of correcting [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 115: For Auld Lang Syne…

No, that title is not a long chain of typos. It’s actually the name of that song people hum at midnight on New Year’s. Basically it translates to "for the sake of old times". The page I lifted this information from puts it succinctly when it states, it represents "a time when people come together [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 114: Procrastination…

Why do I do this every year? I mean EVERY year. That’s not an exaggeration. Every year Mrs. McFavorite and I say next year will be different. Next year we WILL be done with Christmas stuff by now. Yeah, we literally just started. Now luckily I’m done with presents at least for Lil’ Miss and [...]

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