While none of us are the primary chefs in our homes, we still have strong opinions about what kitchen gear is essential and what just takes up too much space. Mentioned: The Huffington Post's list of useful purchases for every household; Nicole's fancy trash can; and reusable bowl covers, aka shower caps.
Some are morning people, some are night owls, and some do their best work in the middle of the night. We think it's too bad that the early birds run the world. Mentioned: The Start School Later campaign.
What We’re Watching: ZEP “Zoey’s Extraordinary Distraction” and Veronica Mars “My Big Fat Greek Rush Week”
On our entertainment-themed Round 2 this week, both our current watches have us worried about how the season will go. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist seems to be floating away without the weight of Zoey's father's terminal illness. If it's going to be fun and fluffy, it needs to be shorter--and more fun and fluffy. Next: "Zoey's Extraordinary Dreams."
On Veronica Mars, if the season-long mystery is "Who is the Hearst College rapist?", we're not sure we can stick around. We'd rather go back to the charismatically evil Aaron Echolls, who was so central to the two previous seasons. Next: "Wichita Linebacker."
As our kids get older, we have to look at milestones in new ways. What are we looking forward to with our adult and nearly adult children? Mentioned: Last week's family shout-outs; a milestones discussion from 2016.
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past for your weekend listening pleasure.
Our case choices at the moment seem to be style over substance, but a big fat protective case can't fit in your pocket. Mentioned: PopSockets, iPhone leather case.
On Second-Listen Saturday, we share some fun moments from past episodes for your weekend listening pleasure.
We go beyond dogshaming.com (Hey, that's Nicole's dog, Missy!) to put others on notice for their shameful behavior.
Want more? Listen to the rest of this February 2018 episode.
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: Catherine discovered the new-to-her suite of Jackbox Games. Nicole invested in a NordicTrack exercise bike, which she is using to cycle down memory lane. And Terri is virtuously listening to The Bible in a Year, in podcast form.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
As our kids need less hands-on attention, we speculate about how we should adapt our work life. Should we lean in to more responsibility, or check out? Mentioned: A behind-the-scenes look at the Bridgerton costumes.
When it comes to parenting, judge not, lest ye be complained about on a podcast. An article ostensibly about being a strict parent, but really about scolding others for not being strict enough, drew our ire this week.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, the return of two of our series watches: The new-right-now Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (season 2), and the throwing-it-back-to-2006 Veronica Mars (season 3). Zoey has lost her dad, although he still appears in videos recorded before his death; but she has not lost her power to hear "heart songs" from the people around her. Next week: "Zoey's Extraordinary Distraction."
On Veronica Mars, Veronica and most of her friends, frenemies, and enemies have returned, and the action has moved from Neptune High School to Hearst College. Everything is still dark and confusing but at least we get a glimpse of Backup the dog. Mentioned: Veronica Mars Investigations podcast. Next week: "My Big Fat Greek Rush Week," which we'll watch without listening to the accompanying podcast episode for now.
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