Weekly Roundup: Kittens, DWTS Most Memorable Year, “Gilded Age” Season 2, the Food Group Books, and Spooky Situations
On our latest weekly roundup, Catherine is sorely tempted by some very cute kittens (it's easy because they live 2,000 miles away). Mentioned: Heidi Wrangles Cats on Instagram.
What we're watching: It was time for that Dancing with the Stars staple, "My Most Memorable Year." As always, that meant lots of emotional, barefoot contemporary dances (and a bunch of Viennese waltzes) followed by judging that seems extra harsh, what with all the hearts on all the sleeves.
We also returned to The Gilded Age with season 2, episode 1: "You Don't Even Like Opera." Once again, there is scheming, secrets, and many, many elaborate hats. Mentioned: Commentary on the show from the Fug Girls (on their website for season 1 and their Substack for season 2) and Alan Sepinwall at Rolling Stone.
Catherine's library find this week spotlights a series called the Food Group, from illustrator Pete Oswald and author Jory John. Check out The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, The Big Cheese, and many more.
In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed signs of senior-parent-itis (October 31, 2022), Halloween hassles (October 31, 2019), and the scariest places we've been (November 1, 2016).
Next week, our TV watch will cover "Monster Night" (Halloween) on Dancing with the Stars, and "Some Sort of Trick" on The Gilded Age. Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available!
On our latest weekly roundup, Terri gives us the low-down on the perfectly pleasant walk that turned into a broken wrist and a bunch of other bumps and bruises--and caused us to skip a week of podcasting for the first time in forever.
What we're watching: We quickly discussed two weeks' worth of Dancing with the Stars: Motown Night (aka Wig Night) and Disney 100 Night (aka a car commercial/people in varying degrees of very literal costumes).
We also watched Champions, starring Woody Harrelson, Kaitlyn Olson, and a delightful cast of actors with intellectual disabilities portraying a team of basketball players. Shout-out to Kevin Iannucci, Madison Tevlin, Joshua Felder, Ashton Gunning, Matthew Von Der Ahe, James Day Keith, Tom Sinclair, Alex Hintz, Casey Metcalfe, and Bradley Edens. We loved watching them and hope this leads to many more roles for them.
Catherine's library find owes a lot to potty humor. We've got The Big Bang and Other Farts: A Blast from the Past by Daisy Bird, along with No One Likes a Fart by Zoe Foster Blake and Butt or Face? by Kari Lavelle.
In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed gifts for moms of teens and young adults (October 26, 2020), parenting "Would You Rather?" questions (October 28, 2019), and awards beyond "valedictorian" (October 23, 2017).
Next week, our TV watch will cover "Most Memorable Year" on Dancing with the Stars, and we'll return to The Gilded Age: Season 2 debuts October 29. Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available!
Weekly Roundup: Decluttering Success, “Only Murders in the Building,” DWTS Latin Night, Amigurumi Books, and Care Packages
On our latest weekly roundup, Terri shares some decluttering success stories, including finding a loving home for her vintage record albums.
What we're watching: On Only Murders in the Building's season finale, "Opening Night" (episode 9), we learn whodunit (that is, the multiple whos who done it) and question the wisdom of having very serious conversations in the wings while a show is underway on stage. Plus, of course, the next murder in the building happens so we're ready for season 4.
On Dancing with the Stars, it was Latin Night, or as Terri called it, "Dresses with Sleeves Night." Bruno continued to impress (?) with his collection of mesh shirts, and there were quite a few enjoyable, well-done dances.
Catherine's library find this week is books on the amigurumi craft craze. Therein, you can find instructions on how to crochet everything from a doughnut-shaped unicorn to Mr. T to a whole family of dinosaurs.
In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed how volunteering can be a runaway train (that we've successfully disembarked from; October 10, 2019), care packages for kids (October 9, 2019), and digital hoarding (October 9, 2017).
Note: After this episode was recorded, but before Terri edited it, she fell and broke her wrist. So if the editing on this episode is even less professional than usual, have mercy. Next week we will be off while Terri has surgery and recovers. We will be back the week after with stories—you can bet on that. Our TV watch will cover Motown and Disney nights on Dancing with the Stars as well as the movie Champions. While we're gone (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available!
Weekly Roundup: High School Logistics, “Only Murders in the Building,” DWTS Premiere, Punny Cozy Mysteries, and What Cheers Us Up
On our latest weekly roundup, we are once again grateful that we don't have to deal with all the logistics surrounding high school events (even though we have a front-row seat to some of them).
What we're watching: On Only Murders in the Building's "Thirty" (episode 9), the trio started to close in on Ben's killer (killers?). We were quite proud of some of the predictions and connections we made last week, as well as those discussed over on Drinks with Broads, the Substack from the Fug Girls.
We also did get the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars after all, and found it enjoyable even at two and a half hours long. So many dances! Mentioned: Jason Mraz's songs "Lucky" (featuring Colbie Caillat) and "I'm Yours."
Catherine's library find this week highlights the cozy mystery phenomenon, especially the punnily titled food-themed books. There's one for everyone!
In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed what cheers us up (October 8, 2020), Apple Watch features for parents (October 7, 2019, and October 6, 2022), and children's books we've loved and loathed (October 2, 2015).
We'll be back with a new episode next Tuesday. Our TV watch will cover S3 E10 of Only Murders in the Building (“Opening Night”) and "Latin Night" on Dancing with the Stars. If you miss hearing from us every single day, the archives await you!
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