It turns out we're all obsessed with certain hotel amenities. Free, fast Wifi is a given, but you can also make an impression with easy access to hot drinks, USB ports, lap desks, and Netflix.
Parents, trust us when we tell you we would rather listen to your child's tantrum than your cringe-y baby talk. We usually try to show solidarity with other moms and dads, but it turns out this is where we draw the line.
On our entertainment-themed Round 2, One Day at a Time continues to befuddle us with its weird continuity situation (while still charming us with its actors).
On The West Wing, the drama is high as President Bartlet tries to keep up during a China summit while in the midst of an MS flare. On the accompanying West Wing Weekly podcast, we heard a delightful interview with Ben Murray, the actor who played Bartlet's body man.
Next week, we'll watch One Day at a Time's "Hermanos" and discuss The West Wing Weekly podcast's bonus episode... if in fact there is one. It'll be a surprise!
Inspired by Amy Brown's podcast, today we're talking about casseroles vs. spoons. Actually, we're all confessing that when it's time to contribute to a meal or party, we definitely sign up to bring the spoons. We know our strengths!
On today's Roundabout Roundup, Terri is cautiously recommending a tool she's long been leery of (Microsoft Word), Catherine shares her latest time-wasting word game (Wordscapes), and Nicole's son's band, Average Joe and the Benchwarmers, has a new album available on iTunes, Spotify, and Soundcloud.
And speaking of music, we thank Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out tune, which you hear every day of the week.
There's almost nothing more delicate than trying to encourage a kid to exercise ("Are you saying I'm fat?!"), which explains why we're all a little obsessed with our children's fitness habits.
Even though she's moved on from having to wrangle small, grabby children in line at the store, Nicole still has some complaints about the system (or lack thereof).
On our entertainment-themed Round 2, One Day at a Time gives us the family-centered episode we were hoping for ("Outside"), but keeps all the characters couch-bound and Talking About Issues—never our favorite scenario.
Meanwhile, on The West Wing's "In the Room," things heat up with the upcoming presidential campaign and also the current President's health crisis, making for an enjoyable watch. Plus, Alan Alda!
Next week, we'll watch One Day at a Time's "Benefit with Friends" and West Wing's "Impact Winter."
When we heard that photos from inside a wifi-enabled refrigerator might be used in a dating app, we started wondering—and worrying—about where else those pics might turn up.
On today's Roundabout Roundup, Catherine's looking forward to the upcoming card game from We Rate Dogs, while Nicole recommends the Instagram feed Living the Second Act. Plus: We've spiffed up our website!
As always, we thank Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear every day of the week. See you Monday!
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