On today's Round 1, we compare and contrast our own weddings with those of the Kids Today, with their barn venues and their candy buffets and their gender-switched wedding parties. Mentioned: This McSweeney's Monologue from a barn that would prefer not to host your Pinterest wedding, thanks anyway.
On this week's Roundabout Roundup, Nicole shouts out the Rome Cavalieri Hotel, where she spent her anniversary. Catherine's hooked on Money Heist on Netflix, and Terri shares a guitar instrumental playlist by Austin VanDeSteeg; it's perfect music to work to.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
When you're juggling as many balls as we are, sometimes one or two get dropped. We obsess about these mistakes, and particularly the shame of admitting to them right when we've worked up a good rant about how they're someone else's fault. Mentioned: Low-Effort Ways to Annoy Your Teen from Annie Get Your Gum.
This report on how much our little darlings cost us got us complaining about all the expenses we've covered over the years, from the predictable to the (unpleasantly) surprising.
On SYTYCD, just when we'd kind of gotten over the heartbreak of eager young dancers not being chosen for the show, now we get the heartbreak of eliminations. So long, Eddie and Stephanie (but see you on tour).
Speaking of heartbreak, West Wing crushed us with "Here Today." This episode is hard to watch, and not just because it's poorly lit and shot from weird angles the entire time.
Next week, SYTYCD's top 8 perform, and we'll discuss West Wing's "The Al Smith Dinner."
Nicole's back from vacation and now she's getting her daughter packed up for college. Which means discussing the difference between "essentials" and "stuff that takes up a lot of space but won't ever be used."
On this week's Roundabout Roundup, it's a supersized edition with Mimi and Stacy from Living the Second Act! At the time of recording, Stacy was eagerly anticipating BH90210 (which is now airing on Fox), plus reading Elin Hildebrand's Summer of '69. Mimi's binge-watching Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce and slathering on Elta MD sunscreens. Catherine is virtuously listening to Duolingo's French podcast. And Terri? Terri is singing a love song to jorts.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode. And a huge thank you to Mimi and Stacy for co-hosting all week! Find them at their site, and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
We're moms, so we obsess about our kids' safety. And there's really no point at which we will relax and just assume they're good. Mimi Golub and Stacy Feintuch of Living the Second Act join us for this episode, and guess what? They live and die by the GPS tracker, just like we do.
You know it's getting bad when a mom wishes her daughter would just meet a guy in a bar already. Mimi Golub and Stacy Feintuch of Living the Second Act join us to complain about kids making real-life connections in today's tech-centric world.
On SYTYCD, we finally get to exercise our voting powers after this week's episode! We're choosing based on short-person solidarity and people we feel sorry for because of how they were judged and/or costumed.
On The West Wing, we don't just feel sorry for the way the writers treated the character of Toby in "Mr. Frost." We feel MAD!
Next week, two dancers will be eliminated on So You Think You Can Dance, and we'll seethe through West Wing's "Here Today."
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