Did we grab your attention there, boys? Well, you grabbed our, too, when you sent us porn via Facebook messenger this week!
So naturally, we have to talk about it.
First, just, WHY? What do you get out of sending unsolicited, unanswered messages to women?
Also, does this happen to men? Producer Jon (and, via text message, Hot Brian) weigh in on this.
We look to other “good men” for opinion, too – and learn a host of obvious things and some novel stuff, too.
That’s the meat of the show (pun completely intended), but there’s also a quick job into making reasonable choices, keeping it real, keeping the swing of the pendulum of life in check, and a few sick burns by Heather.
Until next time!
In this episode, Heather assures Chryssy that even though life feels confusing right now, all order is not lost in the Land of COVID, and shares some helpful guidelines for living. Chryssy really appreciates having things cleared up.
It turns out that in addition to running the state of New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo also gives excellent parenting advice, including how to avoid Natural Defiance Syndrome. You'll want to hear this!
With all of the kids on social media for everything from school work to play dates, Heather is curious to know.... what happens when you don't like your kids' friends?
You may have noticed something different around here. New name, new art, new intro . . .
WELCOME TO SEASON 2.
The Chryssy and Heather Show has become How To Do Life (with Chryssy and Heather).
Today we will introduce you to the updated format, some new segments, and some fun sound. Don’t fret, my pets, if you loved the show before. Now, it’s just even prettier.
Chryssy thought, as the lucky host who gets to introduce our changes, that she should take us for a test drive of all the segments we know. It seemed a great idea to add some new forms of fun, too, so today we take a rollick through ELEVEN different segments. From Heather’s Headlines to your new HOMEWORK assignment, your ears are on alert.
Topically today, we revisit superstition. Chryssy mentions one that Heather has never heard of. Next up we talk home school and travel during the COVID-19 era.
We land at a grab bag about social discord, and talk through some things that are dividing our country right now. We also talk about how to use social discord for growth rather than further division.
The ladies believe this was perhaps the most prepared they have ever been for an episode. A lot of work and thought and joy went into our changes for you, and we sincerely hope you enjoy this variation of a theme you’ve come to love.
Until next time.
Perhaps the ladies should have spent this landmark episode with a review of their favorite moments. Maybe they should have created a contest, or at least utilized their new character / guest Hot Brian for the intended purpose of his addition, which was to recap some of the topics from the last month.
But, Chryseather fans, what ensued is indeed what often ensues on the Chryssy and Heather Show, our faithful hosts just talked about what was on their minds.
Chryssy hosts today, a term she uses loosely for this episode. She introduces us to her friend Hot Brian, who will – once a month – join the ladies to add some guy perspective to the show.
Chryssy declared proudly that she didn’t want to talk about the coronavirus, but she wanted to bring a new topic this week. She had grand, though unhatched, plans for this episode in which there would be robust discussion surrounding art’s ability to lessen pain. She wanted to bring several examples of levity through the art of stand-up comedy, urging you to check out Neal Brennan and Daniel Sloss (both available on Netflix, Sloss’ most recent show, X, is available on HBO).
She’d also planned to take a spin into music, and how music can make hard things easier. The plan was to point you to the Enimen / Ed Sheeran collaboration “River,” but the show never quite got there!
And that’s because we took a spin into what was more interesting for our cohort today! We glossed over the silly – how we organize the home pages of our cell phones – and the serious – how we use humor to deflect from insecurity, and how past hurts shape who we are today.
And somehow, it was just a fun conversation. We hope you enjoy it. And we hope you’re around for the next 50.
Until next time.
Everyone is working from home now, but it's not going so well for everyone. Heather shares a sternly-worded letter that has been placed in a certain cat's permanent record. It needed to happen.
Then the girls bring in Producer Jon, or PJ as he may become to be known, to share his tips for a successful and fun family zoom. Check out some of these links to ideas to upgrade your virtual friend and family gatherings during quarantine.https://www.twoscotsabroad.com/zoom-video-conference-ca
Heather and her little one have been bonding on the couch lately, watching their newest obsession, the binge-worthy international sensation, obstacle course reality show, Ultimate Beastmaster: https://www.netflix.com/title/80095299 . It will inspire you to get super fit and spend hours on your couch at the same time.
She also recommends that Chryssy indulge herself in 100 Humans, a show that explores human behavior. Chryssy is skeptical, a response which Heather may or may not turn into a future podcast episode. Check it out: https://www.netflix.com/title/80215997
And that brings us to the grab bag topic of this show: human behavior (of course, what else does Heather ever talk about?) and superstitions. We explore the top 13 (duh) superstitions, including the ones we believe in and think are hooey. Would YOU return a car with 666 on the license plate?
We're all about that quarantine life, settling into our "new normal".... or is it? Heather shares a poem written during the 1869 Cholera Pandemic by Kathleen O'Mara and reprinted during the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic, and explores the parallels of what humanity experienced then and what we are experiencing now.
We talk about how experiences with past trauma has helped us develop the skills we need to adapt to this new weird world.
Heather shares three steps for learning how to dance with the weird, and wonders who will make the best use of the opportunities provided by COVID-19. We contemplate what kind of normal we are ready to go back to...and whether we will.
This episode ended up being a little heavy for a Friday, but we know you can handle it. After all, now you know how to dance!
Well hello from the Quarantine Chronicles!
Chryssy opens the show with an apology for being late on our commitments to you during this crisis and for posting so incessantly (PAY ATTENTION TO ME!)
Today we get into it, which is the Chryssy and Heather way, but we also talk about getting on with it. We are living in a strange time, but it’s time to keep living.
We are entering a new normal, one that comes with uncertainty. There is a sadness in losing our old lifestyle, but also a joy in simplicity anew. We are proud to be adapting, and we talk about some of the ways we are starting to adapt.
There’s a soapbox about self-consciousness. It’s time to let that go. Take care of yourself however you need to right now. You have permission, and a judgment free zone.
Chryssy’s “For Your Eyes Only” for this show said we were going to talk about grief. But she wasn’t really feeling it and it seems you weren’t really either. So, we did a quick Chryssy’s cursory Google search that landed us here –
Megan O’Rourke – The Long Goodbye
Joan Didion – The Year of Magical Thinking (and a Netflix piece about her called The Center Will Not Hold – good stuff)
https://psychcentral.com/lib/the-5-stages-of-loss-and-grief/ - The 5 Stages of Grief (a summary)
https://whatsyourgrief.com/types-of-grief/ - This site talks about types of grief, including ‘collective grief,’ which is what we are experiencing today.
The grab bag today harkened back to a much earlier episode, “Yucky Stuff Your Mom Made You Eat (Episode 5).” Now that Chryssy and Heather have become cooks at home, we talked about how domestic life is coming along and what we are attempting to feed our children.
This episode turned out fairly light and tongue-in-cheek, and we are happy to present that to you, not only because it’s what we promise you, Chryseather fans, but because it means we are feeling better – we are still committed to only giving you what’s REAL.
Until next time.
In this episode, Heather gets a little word-nerd and shares with Chryssy that the Chinese character for "crisis" is made up of the same for "danger" and "opportunity." What continues is a conversation about the obvious dangers and possible opportunities of life in COVID-19, including Heather's observations on some life lessons from Joe Exotic of "Tiger King."
We talk about living in your purpose and being "obsessively committed" to that. What are your life deal breakers? Heather has some suggestions for things to consider becoming obsessed about.
And then of course, she has a call to action: carpe the crap out of this diem, just like Joe Exotic!
Today Chryssy ponders the benefits of the stay at home order and the coronavirus pandemic. She contests perhaps we are thinking more globally, more critically, and more historically – with examples.
Really, though, we talk about television on this episode. We muse about the movie “Idiocracy” a good deal, and gloss over more important things, like Angela Merkle’s address of Germany. Chryssy gives us a brief NBA rundown, for those missing b-ball, and she also advises we should watch “Falling For a Killer,” a series about Ted Bundy (because we all aren’t already scared enough currently, right?”
The grab bag takes a weird spin into women’s equality and what women versus men deem “essential.”
Somehow along we way, we discuss mental health and anxiety, too.
This essence of this episode is that “we’re all in this together,” and we sincerely hope there is comfort in that, friends.
Until next time.