On this week's Roundabout Roundup, Nicole shouts out the Vdara, the Las Vegas hotel with the handy robots (mentioned on Monday's episode). Terri discovered an amusing and adorable YouTube series starring Kevin Nealon. And Catherine's happy she won't have to scour store shelves for printer ink, thanks to HP's Instant Ink service.
Kids and Concerts
On this week's Round 4, our kids aren't obsessed with the K-pop boy band BTS, but Terri went to the concert anyway—twice! And that got us talking about our kids' concert experiences, and our own.
Today's Round 3 is not for the weak of stomach. Skip this one if you don't want to join us in recalling and complaining about all the disgusting ways we've had to show love and care for our dogs.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, the tumultuous story of the tumultuous Fosse-Verdon marriage continues on Fosse/Verdon's "Nowadays" (but at least we get some musical numbers).
Meanwhile, over on The West Wing, the show has suddenly become a spy thriller, as Leo jets off to Cuba in the dead of night and we flash back to Kate's CIA past on "Ninety Miles Away."
Next week, we'll finish Fosse/Verdon with its final episode, "Providence," and keep on dancin' with a new season of So You Think You Can Dance.
What Robots Could Do for Us
After Nicole encountered a room-service delivery robot in Las Vegas, we talked about the many handy household uses we would have for robot technology.
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.
Join parenting and education writers Terri Mauro, Catherine Holecko, and Nicole Eredics for daily chats on parenting teens and young adults (and a little TV-watching too).
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