On this week's Roundabout Roundup, Terri's browsing an online store that gives back (The Shop Forward). Nicole is checking out a source for dorm-room supplies (DormCo). Catherine is listening to actor Rory O'Malley's podcast, Living the Dream (specifically, this episode with Okieriete Onaodowan, Hamilton's original Mulligan/Madison).
Thank you as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
A few weeks back, we identified lots of parenting tasks we'd like to outsource. Now, we've come up with a host of parenting problems we think a ghostwriter could handle for us.
We revisit a past complaint target in a new way: First it was dental insurance. Now we complain about dentists themselves, as Nicole deals with a belittling one and Terri finally resolves to have her tooth pulled already (it's been six years).
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, the superlatives were flying once again on So You Think You Can Dance as the judges auditioned many more of the most amazing dancers they have ever seen.
Things were a little more reserved over on The West Wing, but Alan Alda (as Republican presidential candidate Arnie Vinick in "In God We Trust") deserves many superlatives too.
Next week, the auditions continue on SYTYCD and we'll watch West Wing's season 6 episode "Things Fall Apart."
On today's Round 1, we talk about high school graduation. Nicole's daughter received her diploma last week, and we compare and contrast with our other kids' experiences (past and future).
On this week's Roundabout Roundup, Terri shouts out a fun and functional YouTube series called Universal Homes. Catherine recommends an episode of the Write About Now podcast featuring writer Caroline Van Hemert, and Nicole is binging another podcast, The Shrink Next Door. Also mentioned: Another episode of Write About Now featuring a true-crime story.
Terri's still obsessing over a years-old situation, while Nicole and Catherine have more recent experience: What do you do when you're in a position to bust a kid for bad behavior? Do you tattle, or no? And if so, how?
It's another paperwork complaint: Choosing an emergency contact person to list on various and sundry forms. Turns out it's even harder to select that person when they'd have to be responsible for our pets. Mentioned: Petego Pet Tube Kennel.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, there was much dancing: A new season of So You Think You Can Dance debuted, and Bob Fosse danced his last on the finale of Fosse/Verdon. Mentioned: An interview with Ann Reinking on her relationship with Fosse.
Next week: We'll continue with SYTYCD and resume our West Wing watch with "In God We Trust."
Hey, airlines: We have some brilliant ideas! There are so many ways you could make the air-travel experience easier and happier for families, and this whole episode is a brainstorming session just for you.
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