Hello, friends! We find ourselves here, at the end of 2020 – and everyone still has plenty to argue and be righteous about!
We talk about a local garden center in Tallahassee called Esposito’s, and a decision they made that led to the perfect blend between cancel culture and COVID Christmas changes. Oh, and Chryssy sings about the store.
Speaking of COVID Christmas changes, how’s it affecting you? The ladies talk about how it’s affecting them and some of their friends.
The holidays are upon us, so we kept it pretty quick and were sure to end it with a lovely, positive poem. Stay until the end to hear some words that might lift you up as you head into the second half of your week.
Until next time!
Listen in to learn the latest on the schedules for the end of the year for all three How To Do Programs – NQT is back and headed toward the series finale, HSE has wrapped its first season, and this show is chugging along hot as ever!
Today is all about CANCEL culture. We explore what it is, where it came from, and how it’s influencing current society. The whole show is based on news articles and comments from Chryssy’s friends, many of whom ask to be kept anonymous. Because that’s how polarizing and powerful this phenomenon seems to be.
We don’t make it through all the articles we’d hoped to. But here’s a good sampling for some education.
Oh, and listen until the very end for a heck of a quote. Let us know if you know the origin.
Until next time.
Here are the many and varied links referenced on today’s show. Enjoy the deep dive!
The gals have a special guest today, one of Heather's MWEs (Mom With Experience) Sylvia Collins.
After some holiday revelry, we share stories of times when our kids made us want to vanish with embarrassment.
From f-bombs to brutal honesty... till next time...
Chryssy learned at some point that she can’t count, and the 10-episode recap is instead 12.
We have an interpretive reading and some show planning advice by Chryssy’s child, followed by Brian busting out Chryssy’s texts to him and his bid for his own show. Or at least his own segment. Listen in to find out what B’s Nutz would be about.
Our friend Ryan, husband of Fan Club President Kylene, stops in for a second and we can’t resist saying hi to him on air.
Let’s get into it with a recap. Episode 1 of the recap was so long ago we skip it – we were talking about Halloween! The team is now in full Christmas mode.
Chryssy asks a probing question akin to F###, Marry, Kill, but within your current relationship. If you have to give up Intimacy, Friendship, or the Ability to Manage a Home together, which one would you let go?
Chryssy is very proud of Brian for cracking the cover on The Gifts of Imperfection, but she secretly kind of wanted him not to have read it so she could give him a hard time.
A rousing discussion about Stormtroopers and Beskar ensues as we talk The Mandalorian. If you haven’t watched this show yet, get on it.
Brian and Heather revel in how very few people want to kill them and Chryssy pays her best fake and begrudging compliments to Heather on her many and varied 2020 accomplishments.
Brian tells us his drink-along-with-the-character habits, and Chryssy is delighted other people do this besides her. We have a quick Thanksgiving recap (that Chryssy doesn’t really want to hear) and then we remind you to listen to the Bo Walker episode.
We fail to remember what we talked about on the episode we recorded just before this, so we have nothing to recap for episode 11.
You’ve got two weeks until Book Club for Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild.” Get to reading, kids.
Until next time.
Before we jump into today's show, the gals have a congratulations to their friend Deep Voice Guy (aka Jason) who is back behind the mic at 103.1 the WOLF in Tallahassee. Well done, Jason!
Heather is struggling to decide what to do this show on, and needs Chryssy's help with choosing a show topic. She recounts her Thanksgiving of many Donald Trump sightings and her recent adoption into a new family.
She recommends continuing to strength train even when you don't want to, and reveals some research that might change the way you look at exercise.
Heather was intrigued to learn about who she thought was the first woman to play college football, until she learned that she wasn't actually the first, and there has been a whole legion of women in college football.
And, Heather is wowed by the idea of astronauts littering outer space with their dirty laundry, and shares some behind the scenes information about skin care and toilets in space.
Until next time..
The gals have a special guest today, Bo Walker, who is the grand prize winner of a guest spot on the show, sponsored by Fun4TallyKids.com 31 Days of Giveaways. Bo is a children's pastor with a big heart and he shares with us about some of his passions. He's also the father of triplets, about which he is a good sport about answering a lot of questions.
Heather did a little shopping for things she thinks a dad of triplets might like, and recommends a stop at a men's general store, which smells lovely and manly.
Check 'em out: https://www.southernpinesgoods.com/
Then, Heather takes Bo and Chryssy deep into the rabbit hole of her brain, as she devises a game based on the Rule of 3. It blows Chryssy's mind and is a lot of fun. Can you guess the answers to her questions?
Until next time...
Have yourself a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow, but pass the potatoes, not the COVID.
This may be the year for new traditions, and you may find you actually like the change. Don’t want to listen to Uncle Bill’s political rant? Just close that Zoom call, baby!
Take a moment to reminisce about the Thanksgiving of old . . . it may make you glad for something new. Chryssy would like to know, how many Thanksgivings have you spent in a bar? Her count is pretty high.
The girls lament cooking, as per usual, and review some tips they’ve received on how to make poultry that leave them questioning if anyone actually knows how to cook. Best of luck to everyone out there trying to do the whole bird tomorrow, especially to the first-timers.
Speaking of the ladies dishing out tips, you’re going to want to tune in here for some really great advice on technology. As you know, Chryssy and Heather are experts in tech, and have insights to share (routers, Ethernet, modem . . . you know . . .).
From everyone at How To Do Life, we send you the warmest Thanksgiving blessings and hope you create some memories. Until next time.
Did you know - if a guide dog walks up to you with no person, you are supposed to follow the dog? Chryssy didn’t. Listen to why on our new segment – PSA.
In keeping with the new segment theme, we have another for you – Chryssy Cares. Listen in to see what she cares about.
Heather is busy being productive and finishing a book while Chryssy is just fluttering through life. The ladies talk about clear concise writing and deliver some examples.
There’s a discussion about food and drink and television characters’ food and drink and their influence over Chryssy. Chryssy learns that no one else in her life feels the influence of TV character’s drink choices like she does. Do you drink tea or wine along with the characters on the shows you like? Do you know there’s a reason behind your character’s drink? Learn more here: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DrinkBasedCharacterization
Don’t forget to read Cheryl Strayed’s WILD. Book club is coming in 3 more weeks.
Until next time.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas to Heather, and this show opens with some good news for people who like to decorate early. It means you are happier and friendly and have more fun! So that's a relief for the gals since they are both ready for Santa's arrival. Chryssy is feeling a little paranoid after decorating though, since there are so many Santa eyes watching her now.
Heather is distracting herself before Christmas by adding some structure to her life by training for a marathon, after being inspired by her friend who finished the Ironman race.
And that leads Heather into some curious questions for Chryssy - and you - about bravery.
Let’s talk about murder. Specifically, who would be the suspects, were you to be murdered? No one is killing Heather, but Chryssy’s in trouble.
Have you been to the dentist lately? Even here in the COVID times, you better clean those teeth, or you could get Alzheimer’s – we think.
Congratulations are in order as Heather is making a show with spiking, striking numbers that is ALSO raising money and awareness for some excellent local organizations. Way to go, Ms. Heather!
Chryssy confesses to a lot of sins today – listen in to find out what.
Until next time!