Today on How To Do Life, Chryssy and Heather recap some of the happening of the first half of 2020. From a joyous New Year spent abroad to the cancellation of everything, the installation of Tiger King, and a very COVID grad season, we find ourselves here.
“Here,” as it were, is the precipice of the second half of the year. It seems dividing this year in two can’t hurt, and maybe the second half can improve.
We take a look into the world of being a futurist, deciding to make some predictions of our own for the second half of the year.
Chryssy believes we should offer our country back to the queen on the Fourth of July. Perhaps this whole being our own boss thing isn’t going as planned. She suggests if Lizzie won’t take us back, maybe we rewrite American history using the musical Hamilton as our starting point. It releases on the 4th on Disney+ and it seems if we want a rewrite, a diverse cast with loads of talent is as good a place to start as any. If all else fails, she predicts the Hunger Games.
Heather assumes cats may take over as our leaders. Really nothing can surprise us at this point.
Chryssy’s kids think school will be cancelled, Halloween will be cancelled, the Macy’s parade will be cancelled, Christmas will be cancelled, and then the spell will be broken on New Year’s Eve. We sincerely hope they are correct.
We talk about some “actual” possibilities, too. Like that regularly rule-following people may begin breaking laws to be on the right side of history. Like that the election might cause some serious something – though we aren’t quite sure what. Like a sharknado – because, well, 2020.
This one is a fun rollick through what may be. Talk to your friends about it, too.
Until next time.
It’s time already! Brian is back in the hot seat to recap the last 10 episodes.
We talk a bit about race, religion, gender issues, and the right way to eat corn on the cob. Then we move on to get really judge-y about that lady who gave back her adopted baby and really non-judge-y about ourselves and our children’s unlimited screen-time. Except Chryssy, Chryssy’s kids are swimming and building Dominos runs, of course.
We talk a minute about cooking, which has been a favorite topic on the show lately, before moving onto the ALONE portion of the show. Brian and Heather both really love this show and Chryssy enjoys the break from talking. Brian gets a little emotional about “alone” versus “lonely” and Chryssy absolutely must kiss the top of his head or her heart wouldn’t have survived.
We have a brief foray into “baby steps” and what we can and can’t control before just lamenting the scheduling for the week for a moment because, a look behind the curtain, show number 9 was AGAIN being recorded before show number 10 due to scheduling challenges. Brian is paying way too much attention to Chryssy’s face during this segment.
Heather thinks of a great answer to her NQT spin questions minutes too late, so hopefully we will get to hear it on a future episode.Until next time.
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Today's show is all about celebrating YOU! Well, kind of.
Heather kicks off the show with one of Chryssy's favorite activities: guessing things. In a new game called "Did That Happen?" Heather reads four headlines that bring the complete absurdity of 2020 to life. Spoiler Alert: Chryssy does very well on the quiz.
Then we get to the celebration. Heather explores traditions surrounding birthdays around the world, and here at home. The gals discuss how to do birthdays, from when gifts should be given to what foods should be served and when. They speculate about their fates if they were to find themselves turning 30 in Germany, which has some very strict ideas for how to do birthdays.
It's all great fun and you'll love it!
Happy Friday! Today on HTDL, we get a recap of how Chryssy and Heather are doing on Chef Justin’s cooking challenge (hint: it’s well! – and not well)
The girls recommend you get a skin check. Melanoma is one of the most preventable types of cancer. If one of those moles is not like the others, see your dermatologist – and maybe save your life.
Chryssy laments her empty planners and the days gone by when everyone planned to roar and thrive and prosper this year . . . BUT! She’s getting her mojo back and she wants you to find yours, too.
Here’s a lifehack article to get you started: https://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/secret-to-life-success-baby-steps.html
The girls give examples of ways – small and large – to get yourself in a good state of mind. They want to hear the little nudges you’re taking toward productivity, too.
Until next time!
We once thought that Jupiter protected Earth from asteroids and meteors, but, as per the 2020 script, now it is hurling them at us. Can you really blame it? Be the change that Jupiter wants to see in the world. https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/10/jupiter-throws-comets-asteroids-towards-earth-like-sniper-scientist-warns-12038528/
And as is the American way, Heather is doing her part from the sofa while watching Netflix. A new-to-her show, "Alone," has her wondering about what it means to be alone, why people think women can't do stuff, and all of the times when women have been badasses. Men too.
Chryssy shares stories of solo travel, and some of the *ahem* men? she has met along the way. Heather recalls a time when her mom was a BAMF on an interstate somewhere in Missouri.
Read, watch, share. https://www.netflix.com/title/81271131
Today on How To Do Life, Chryssy and Heather learn a few things about cooking! Chef Justin is with us, and he has some fun stories to tell. Justin is the Culinary Ambassador for the State of Florida. Tune in to find out what that means.
As Justin explains, “life happens in the kitchen,” and today we learn a little bit about how to make that life more fun. He regales us about his childhood culinary experiences as well as how he is building family in the kitchen with his own son.
There’s a couple really bad jokes here. We hope you enjoy them.
We learn what the “essential kitchen tools” are, how to teach our kids about food, and how to balance health and flavor.
A grilled cheese challenge is issued, as well as another challenge by Chef Justin. We hope you try the challenge – and let us know your results.
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Now that it is summer and Fuselini Towers is on an abbreviated schedule, Heather decided to try her hand at a new style of parenting and follow the recommended amount of screen time for kids.
It went how you think. Not to be deterred, she then presented to Chryssy some hilariously (and frightening) outdated parenting advice from the ages. You can read them here.
Moral of the story - no one knows what the heck we’re doing. If everyone is alive and accounted for at the end of the day, thumbs up to you.
In this episode, Heather shares the scary story of cutting her kid's hair during quarantine, which seemed like a sketchy parenting decision until she read about a YouTube star and brand influencer who adopted a baby and then gave him back. She felt a lot better about the haircut after that.
She clicked, she read, and she had questions to discuss with Chryssy:
We want to know what you think, too. Listen and let us know!
Chryssy and Heather are troubled by the state of the world.
We wanted to bring you encouragement and escape, but sometimes we can't escape the bad things. We offer up the limited encouragement we have on hand. It's a purple lipstick show. We haven't had one in a while. We hope everyone shows one another kindness and takes a moment of pause today.
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