Working Hard, or Hardly Working?
When one of our children decided they needed a week's vacation from their part-time job, we started obsessing about work ethic, and whether it's generational, temperamental, or just another way for young adults to express their independence.
No Checks, Please
A bill for $8.82 for a phone conversation kicked off a complaint about analog bill-paying. Please take our money electronically if you really want it!
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, both shows we're watching blossomed in their second episodes. On Ted Lasso ("Biscuits"), we are getting to know the main characters better (and some of the peripheral ones too; you go, soccer-playing girl neighbor).
And on Only Murders in the Building, we are being drawn right in to the mystery of "Who Is Tim Kono?" along with "who are Mabel, Charles, and Oliver?" Plus, we love a dead-friend returning to provide commentary, a la Lilly Kane (Veronica Mars) and Griffin Dunne's character in American Werewolf in London.
Next week: “Trent Crimm: The Independent” on Ted Lasso and “How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?” on Only Murders in the Building.
What's Your Retirement Plan?
In a kind of reverse retirement plan, Nicole went back to school to earn another degree. Terri's happy to work as long as she can see her computer screen, but Catherine's probably not going to follow in her mother's footsteps and work until she's 80. What about you?
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past for your weekend listening pleasure.
We have our faves, sure, but it depends on whether we're at a restaurant or home; or it's morning or evening; or we're in the US or Canada.
Second-Listen Saturday: True Lies
On Second-Listen Saturday, we share moments from past episodes for your weekend listening pleasure.
Inspired by this Offspring article, we confess some of the lies, fibs, and distractions we have told our kids. Mentioned: This New York Times article about DNA testing and family secrets.
Want more? Listen to the rest of this December 2018 episode.
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: Much to Nicole's dismay, Terri tried sardines (to strengthen her bones) and described the experience in great detail. Plus, she learned that you can indeed scramble eggs in the microwave. Nicole had to go to her happy place after that and recommended beautiful Whistler, British Columbia as a vacation destination. And Catherine discovered that her favorite hand-me-down jeans from Kut from the Kloth are not irreplaceable after all.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
Family Food Obsessions
Somehow ketchup chips did not even come up in this discussion of family food habits and obsessions. But you will find out who refuses leftovers, who eats whatever's put in front of her, and why Valley Popcorn is the superior brand.
With two of our daughters newly experiencing roommate life, we shared our stories of unwelcome boyfriends, unpalatable communal meals, and ungenerous toilet-paper monitors.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we kick off two new series watches. First, we finally get on the Ted Lasso train to see what all the fuss is about. And we check out Hulu's Only Murders in the Building, starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez as ... podcasters. Mentioned: Pop Culture Happy Hour on Only Murders in the Building and the NBC Sports promos that inspired Ted Lasso.
Next week, we'll watch season 1, episode 2 of both shows: "Who Is Tim Kono" (Only Murders in the Building) and "Biscuits" (Ted Lasso).
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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