In today’s “Show About Everything,” (which is a walk on the weird sci-fi wild side that isn’t a part of her normal schema at all), Chryssy provides her own version of evolutionary theory based on nothing more than what she dreams up when she observes the world.
We have a really robust discussion about FEAR this episode, and all the ways it gets in our way and keeps us from following our hearts.
All that mush aside, we get down with the doomsday clock and some “live forever” theorizing. Prepare for your mind to be stretched and twisted and blown. Or maybe just prepare to laugh at the nonsensical nature of a few of the things that made the rounds in Chryssy’s brain this week.
There’s a couple reminders to take care of yourself and a gentle nudge (mostly for Chryssy) that you can’t just SAY you engage in healthy practices, you actually have to engage in those things.
We suggest you read and watch some kid stuff – The Magic School Bus is on Netflix these days and Amazon will yield you a copy of “If You Give a Mouse A Cookie.” They’ve also got some great anthologies of Charles Schultz’s Class Peanuts comics. While you putting anthologies in your shopping cart, add something by Mary Oliver. Since it’s a shopping spree, pick up Paolo Coelho’s “The Pilgrimage,” and if you want some extra fantasy (Wait?, Or is he serious?), grab “The Alchemist,” as well. May as well round out this binge with some old episodes of Seinfeld, too.
Learn more about today’s topics here:
https://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/133.html (Mary Oliver, The Summer Day)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/01/23/doomsday-clock/ (Doomsday Clock, 100 seconds to midnight)
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nextbigfuture.com/2019/06/the-universe-is-14-billion-years-old-but-visible-universe-is-92-billion-light-years-wide.html%3famp (How Old Is The Universe?)
Also highly recommended, a (Chryssy’s Cursory) Google search on “human evolution” and then one more on “living forever”. Have fun down the rabbit hole, kids!
Heather has been listening to the universe and she's realized it sounds a lot like Samuel L. Jackson. The universe encouraged Heather to take ownership of her child's tree house and declare it her She House. This show dives into the concept of living off the grid, inspired by the National Geographic program "The Boonies." And as Heather's shows tend to do, it rambled into a conversation about everyone's need for alone time, especially moms, and a solo trip she took for her own damn peace of mind.
Today’s show dives into monogamy, dating, playing the field and Chryssy’s love life. She’s seeing two terrific guys and has high hopes that she can just see them both forever. And maybe add a third to the mix.
We talk a little about the functions of monogamy and marriage and dabble in antiquated customs. Chryssy seeing “Heather’s Headlines,” and rebuts with “Chryssy’s Super Cursory Google Search,” a highly non-research based glance through old issues of the gleefully smutty Cosmopolitan Magazine.
What is commitment? Do we do it because we want to be with only that person, or because we don’t want him to be with someone else?
Heather takes the mic on this episode to contradict all of the things she said about not over-thinking her star rating on evaluations when she sees her customer score on her Uber app. But she quickly is distracted by the plight of Pluto and it's (his? her?) status in the solar system. But the real meat and potatoes of this episode is a discussion about who is brave enough to admit they have a favorite kid.
Heather cites some actual research, too, and here is where you can read about it.
How Admitting You Have a Favorite Child Can Make You a Better Parent
Mom's Favoritism Still Stings Adults
Yeah, we fooled you into thinking this episode was funny with a title like that. It’s not.
Today Chryssy gives us life lessons from Spain and shares a weird little thing she does that brings her more self-awareness. Glory be to @elizabeth_gilbert_writer, whose book “Eat, Pray, Love” gave Chryssy permission to start asking the world for insight.
Chryssy just wants you to know that it’s totally cool to ask for things, it’s not (too) kooky to talk to the unknown, and, basically, don’t be afraid to follow your own brand.
Also, she tricked Heather into being the de facto host so she could just tell a long story and try to inspire you to follow your own siren like Elsa does in Frozen 2.
Chryssy asks you to hop on the social media because THE SHOW NEEDS YOUR HELP! As we launch into the new decade, the show will be doing new things. We will soon be YouTubers, and we will soon have GUESTS. Tell us who to talk to. Tell us how you’d like to hear from our friends. Do you want interviews? Do you want a pal to just join the convo for the day? You’ve gotta talk to us, people. The name of the game here is open communication.
Are you generally likeable? If you weren’t, would you know it? Do you care? Are you charismatic? Physically appealing? Would George Washington want to hang out with you? How do others feel about themselves when they are with you?
All this (and, as usual, more) is posited on today’s rollicking episode. Also, let’s see how many “Hamilton: The Musical” quotes Chryssy tosses in as her frame of reference for our country’s first president.
This show does not actually contain advice from a teen-aged grandma. But Heather does give advice, and the gang does discuss teenagers, and Heather shares insights from her grandma's high school diary. Also, social media friendship etiquette is discussed. It's a bunch of random and ends with a great quote!
Happy 20th Episode!
Chryssy is proud of Heather for making a dirty pun that Heather didn’t mean to make. Man, we love dirty puns. Chryssy is also proud to be a flosser of teeth. You should floss your teeth, too.
Hey, guess what, kids? You are not the boss of what people do with a gift you give them. We decide to explore that theme a bit today. What I do with my tricycle is my business.
Chryssy had planned today, her first lead show of the year, as a talk about New Year’s Resolutions. Of course, Heather beat her to it two days ago, so we dive in with a different spin. What do you think the top resolutions are? How fast do you think they are broken? You may have broken yours already.
It's the 20s, and we're gonna ROAR! In this episode, Heather teaches Chryssy all of the 1920's jargon she will need to be successful in the new decade. She also reveals the various ways her nieces have been corrupted on her watch. And, the ladies explore the origins of why we silly humans set resolutions in the first place, which has an interesting connection to a bit of southern chivalry that Heather can't put behind her.
Link: 1920's Slang We Should Start Using Again