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Author Archive | Alison Rosen

Epiphany Judges, Clothing Appraisers, Hot Butt Magazine

 

Wendy Molyneux and David Huntsberger are back to discuss the frustration of caravanning, pumpkin patches, Alison’s epiphany and whether it’s really an epiphany, competitive loop groups, a Western Words quiz, kissy stuff, a hot new wide catcher from Canada, Alison’s new notebook, David’s passion for appraisal, Daniel’s childhood bet, The IRC and so much more. We also did ONE Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Andy.

 

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Alie Ward

 

Podcaster, artist, TV correspondent and science nerd Alie Ward stops by to talk about her new podcast, Ologies, where she talks to ologists of all stripes including a volcanist who may or may not have given an acceptable answer regarding her least favorite aspect of studying volcanoes. Also grandparent inspections, mini binders, massage chairs, the size of her hair, appearing on Grey’s Anatomy, how long each Ologies episode takes to make, perfectionism, growing up Catholic, her love of insects, a strand of hair called Kevin, premature ovarian failure, podcast equipment, her goth phase and more. We also took questions from listeners and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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John Henson, Jordan Morris, David Huntsberger (Live from Podfest)

 

John Henson, Jordan Morris and David Huntsberger joined the Thursday Gang live at the LA Podcast Festival for this episode where we did a live Just Me Or Everyone/Deleted Tweets/HGFY game, discussed euphemisms, congratulated Jenna on the birth of her new baby and so much more. (Thank you for this picture, Ray Morgan!)

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Christina P

 

Christina Pazsitzky (Your Mom’s House, That’s Deep Bro) and I are madly in love with each other and did a big crossover bonanza where I was on an episode of That’s Deep Bro and then she was on this episode of my show. We talked about identity, transition to motherhood, the need for external validation, parenthood, psychology and so much more. Also our husbands’ reactions to being on the business end of childbirth. And this book: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. Watch her Netflix special Christina P: Mother Inferior. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Couch Holes, Cool Thoughts, Airbnb “Amenities”

 

Jeff had a less than sanitary Airbnb experience. Robin Shorr is back and she used to be the voice of Biore! Dave’s old-timey guy and Daniel’s “cool guy” make appearances and Alison is have a histamine reaction that will necessitate a new identity. Plus she’s feeling shaken by current events. And wearing sunscreen! Also Battleborn, an update from Jenna and #AL, an Elliot allergy update, going down couch holes, iTunes comments of the week, Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Sheba.

 

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Baby Product Must-Haves

Oh hi. I started this awhile ago and it’s been sitting in my drafts folder but I hesitated to post it because what am I, some kind of mommy blogger? However recently I decided MAYBE I AM and so here it is.

 

Having a baby is 1% pushing a human out of your body and 99% buying things online. At least that’s been my experience. And once I realized how much stuff we were going to need I felt overwhelmed with all the infinite products and choices and the sense that I had to have everything ready before the baby arrived (this turned out not to be true and everyone tried to tell me but I didn’t listen.) Going to an actual brick and mortar baby superstore (in our case Buy Buy Baby) where they had whole walls devoted to things I didn’t know I needed only ratcheted up my anxiety. Now that I’m on the other side of it I realize how much you really don’t need everything right away and how much, though there seem to be infinite brands and products, everyone seems to end up with the same few items from the same few brands. I cast a pretty wide net and ended up with some can’t-live-without items, some useful items and some stuff I use far less than I thought I would. Here’s my list of can’t-live-without items:

 

Exercise Ball: I don’t know when an exercise ball became the go-to baby soothing device over a rocking chair (we have both) but the baby world is nuts for balls. When Elliot was a newborn, holding him in my arms and bouncing on the ball stopped his crying almost immediately. It was magical. These days I still use it multiple times a day and even bought another one because I’m tired of trying to carry a baby and a giant ball from one room to another. (I also bought another baby that I keep in the other room with the new ball. Now I’m truly hands free!) Also near the end of pregnancy when I could no longer sit comfortably in a chair at my computer or while recording my podcast I sat instead on the ball. I know it’s supposed to be a bit of a workout but it never feels like one to me which probably means we have the wrong size ball.

Rock N Play: Confession: we put an expensive bassinet—one which came highly recommended—on our registry and my mother-in-law generously sprung for it. I so badly wanted it to work and I am still trying to make it work (it’s still taking up a TON of space next to my bed don’t even get me started) but Elliot just prefers the Rock n Play. The downside is there’s some concern that the Rock N Play can lead to flat head syndrome and Elliot’s head is not un-flat. But I know tons of kids who slept in rock n plays at the beginning and have perfectly shaped heads so it clearly doesn’t cause problems for every kid. (Update: Elliot now sleeps in his crib but occasionally naps in the RnP. Might I recommend these crib sheets?)

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Bald Bryan

 

Author and radio/podcast personality (and Alison’s former coworker) Bryan Bishop (Shrinkage, The Adam Carolla Show, Film Vault) returns to the show to talk about entering into fatherhood with a brain tumor, concerns about a natural pregnancy after chemo, how the Adam Carolla Show has and hasn’t changed since Alison was there, going on a cruise with fans, earthquake preparedness, disagreeing with Adam, things that are “on brand” for Alison, home ownership, dogs, conservative podcast guests and favorite drops. Plus we answered listener questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Fake Tears, Annie’s Dolphins, Trifling with the Wrong David

Annie Lederman is back and she once worked at a dolphin lab and may or may not be doing online dating. David Huntsberger is also back and he once corresponded via MySpace with another David Huntsberger who wasn’t down for trifling. Alison has some harsh words for a certain popular baby book and its translated-from-the-Dutch wisdom. Also she’s addicted to her phone according to a quiz. And are cashews the least sexy snack? Plus an update from Jenna and #AL, science, bank teller mentors, Hollywood video, Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Molly.

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Well, actually

It’s literally less than one minute since I finished that that post and I have to admit I’m not really feeling hopeful. Determined, yes. Silly, maybe. Sleepy, definitely. Joke here, always. But hopeful? That was a reach. I want to feel hopeful. I want to put a hopeful foot forward. But for right now let’s just say it’s Monday and I’ve already blogged twice which is a hell of a lot more than you’ve done unless you’ve already blogged twice in which case are you feeling hopeful? Let me know. I’m pretty open to whatevs.

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Hot Streak Re-Starting

Okay so I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that the most recent hot streak did not continue uninterrupted as hoped. I have failed you and also, myself. But because I am 10 percent hair products and 90 percent GRIT, I am picking up right where I left off and resuming the hot streak. Here we go. Feeling very hopeful.

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