On this week's Roundabout Roundup, it's kind of a life-or-death situation: Terri's loving life with an online patient portal, while Nicole's loving Killing Eve (a show about a killer). Catherine just likes the soothing sounds of Helen Zaltzman's language podcast, The Allusionist.
If you're a parent, it's likely you've obsessed over this topic at some point: Writing a will, setting up a trust, creating an upon-my-demise plan. Not fun (although Nicole managed to find some humor), but very necessary.
After reading an article about tasks parents are paying others to do, we came up with many more jobs we commonly complain about. We're prepared to offload them all to a hired hand, or to Big Data. We're not picky.
On our entertainment-themed Round 2 this week, two heroes (?) are under increasing strain. On Fosse/Verdon, Bob Fosse goes from the psych ward to the cardiac unit (in "Where Am I Going?" and "All I Care About Is Love").
On The West Wing, candidate Matt Santos thrives on his third-place position ("La Palabra"), even though he's about to run out of money and have to mortgage his family home. Mentioned: The West Wing Weekly podcast.
Next week: "Nowadays" on Fosse/Verdon and "Ninety Miles Away" on The West Wing.
A recent post on the Today show site got us talking today. It's about "easy" (red flag!) ways to build your relationship with your teenager. Despite its quick-and-easy promise, we did find some good advice within, and shared our own too. Mentioned: Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured-Heart Approach by Howard Glasser.
On this week's Roundabout Roundup: Catherine's eating Mann's Superfood Blend for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Terri has a new source for potential work at FlexJobs. And Nicole has happy news about a school she loves, the University of British Columbia.
As always, we thank Jon Morin for our in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
On today's Round 4, we obsess about online travel booking. Instead of being convenient, we find it's usually far more trouble than it's worth. Cross your fingers that Terri's family isn't sleeping in the car on their next trip.
Our kids are in the hot seat on complaint day again this week. This time it's because they have a bad habit of breaking our stuff... until we admit that we're pretty good at breaking our own stuff.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we're continuing with Fosse/Verdon and watched episodes 3 and 4. "Me and My Baby" was a look back at Gwen Verdon's traumatic early marriage, and "Glory" focused on Fosse and his demons. Rough stuff, but very well told. Mentioned: Articles at Vanity Fair and Playbill that help fill in the gaps left by the show's kaleidoscopic storytelling style.
Over on the West Wing, we watched the season 6 episode "A Good Day" and debated just how good it was.
Next week: "Where Am I Going?" and "All I Care About Is Love" on Fosse/Verdon, and "La Palabra" on West Wing.
Since we're so experienced at parenting, we thought the Duke and Duchess of Sussex needed to hear from us now that their son Archie has arrived. This was a good excuse for general Royal Baby gossip.