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Alison’s Pregnancy Cacti, Greg’s English Journal, Al’s Ladies

ARIYNBF Thursday Aug 25 2016

 

Alison’s body is changing, Greg’s answering the siren call of adventure and we all learn a little more about life in a Mormon Singles’ Ward. Plus Alison had a career meltdown but pulled herself out of it and also dropped three to five boxes of popsicles at the grocery store. And we offered some advice, got news about apples from a man on the inside, did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Pumpkin.

Also, big news!! My Patreon page which I’ve been talking about for months is now live!!!!!

 

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Here’s Pumpkin:

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Heather McDonald

ARIYNBF Heather McDonald

 

Heather McDonald (Juicy Scoop, Chelsea Lately, You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again) stops by the show to talk about abusive adult siblings, her unfortunate feud with Chelsea Handler (and its resolution), getting her start via a Learning Annex class, getting her driver’s license before she got her period, being a virgin until she was 27, motherhood and marriage, Studs, Andrew Shue and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Also, big news!! My Patreon page which I’ve been talking about for months is now live!!!!!

 

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And buy your tickets to LA Podfest using my discount code.

 

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Mindy Cohn

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Mindy Cohn (Facts of Life, Scooby-Doo) stops by the show this week and if you know anything about me it’s that I’m a huge lifelong fan so you can only imagine how excited and nervous I was. Mindy did not disappoint. We talked about her unusual childhood—being discovered by Norman Lear, Alan Horn and Charlotte Rae when they were researching girls’ schools to bring authenticity to Facts of Life, attending regular school while also working on the show, having “once in a lifetime experiences all the time,” going “hog ass wild” when she was 17, the discrepancy between how she appears and how she feels inside, wanting to be a doctor at one point and eventually realizing she was already doing the thing she loved, realizing you don’t have to be friends with someone just because they want to be friends with you, feeling drawn to alcoholics, drug addicts and narcissists, compulsive behaviors, anxiety, romance, reality shows, the movie she’s currently shooting and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Also: a Facts of Life quiz!

Also, big news!! My Patreon page which I’ve been talking about for months is now live!!!!!

 

Download the episode from iTunes.

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And buy your tickets to LA Podfest using my discount code.

 

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The Blackout Episode

ARIYNBF The Blackout Episode

 

About half an hour before our scheduled recording time—in the middle of a heat wave—we lost all power. But the show must go on, even if it means six and a half sweaty people sitting in darkness reading JMOES by candlelight. On this very strange episode we talked about seeing two heartbeats, whether I’m a good driver, the preponderance of limos in RHOBH and whether this is really how rich people travel, Koo Koo Roo and “fast casual,” Jenna’s bunk bed guys, Jenna’s fears about becoming a parent, grand romantic gestures no one should engage in, Greg answering honestly during job interviews and so much more. We also offered some advice to the listeners since we have life by the balls, did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about TWO adoptable dogs named Rufus and Kane.

 

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Here’s Rufus

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Here’s Kane

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Here’s a pre-show video

 

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Mike Schmidt

ARIYNBF Mike Schmidt

 

Podcaster, comedian and writer Mike Schmidt (The 40-Year-Old Boy) stops by the show to talk about which brand of bottled water tastes like rocks and filth, his girlfriend Jill from Wisconsin, the breakup of his marriage and the experience of divorce, why he feels he wasn’t a good husband, the Never Not Funny backstory, people walking on eggshells around him, anger, gastric bypass surgery and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Layoffs, Takeoffs and Greg’s Greatest Poop Story

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A few episodes ago we teased a particular Greg story and then didn’t get to it and you guys were none too pleased. Here, finally is Greg’s spiritual evacuation journey plus some news about Alison and Daniel (no, not THAT news), a Janae story that does not disappoint, sleeping with the lights on and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Boogie.

 

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Here’s Boogie:

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Al’s Bug Out Bag, Greg’s Mom’s OJ Story, Alison’s Aggressive Bed Making

ARIYNBF BugOut Bags and OJ

Ornery Jones and Old Bones Jones make an appearance on this episode as well as Craftsy Joe, Moss the Sauce, Helldog and The Supervisor. Because we were talking about nicknames. Which led to a discussion of The Juice and the revelation that Greg’s Mom knew OJ Simpson in college. Plus my new drug, The Walking Dead, disaster preparedness, bed making, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Marbles.

 

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Here’s Marbles (and dog trainer Laura London)

 

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Hutch Harris

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Hutch Harris of one of my very favorite bands The Thermals stops by Dining Room Studios to talk about what it’s like playing in a band with someone he used to date, how he and Kathy met and why they broke up, Portland’s “budtenders,” recording the first Thermals album by himself and then putting a band together to play for Sub Pop, coolness not coming naturally to him, his childhood, growing up religious, taking PCP and then going to a church group, losing his virginity, how he got into comedy, anger issues and therapy, night terrors, cats and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter, did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and Hutch played “Thinking of You” and “My Heart Went Cold” from the brand new Thermals album, We Disappear, which is out now.

 

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And here’s Hutch playing “Thinking of You”

Here’s Hutch playing “My Heart Went Cold”

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Ode to a Tea Kettle Plus Lupron and Headaches

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If you’re looking for an electric kettle because you’re tired of growing old while waiting for water to boil on the stove and/or waiting for it to boil in the microwave, I can’t recommend this one enough. It’s my favorite thing in the morning aside from Daniel and Wendy. It might even be on par with them. I did a lot of research because I find myself unable to buy anything online without making a whole big thing out of it, and what started as an idle thought, “I’d like to get an electric kettle because I’d like to drink a hot beverage in the same calendar year in which I start the process,” turned into a days long spiritual journey. Actually, that’s not true. But fuck it took me a long time. Anyway, fast forward to now and it was the best 30 or so dollars I’ve spent in a long time. There were kettles that were definitely cuter (I almost bought one such number) however this one is super fast and reliable.

Also, it’s weird that I’m writing about a tea kettle when really, I could be telling you all about the experience of shooting my pilot. But no, today is for kettles.

Also it’s for telling you that I’m on daily Lupron injections to suppress the endometriosis before transferring our frozen embryos (they’ll be thawed before transfer, perhaps with a splash of water from my electric kettle) and anyway, the side effects, of which there are many, have settled into a dull painful constant headache. I can handle the moodiness and the hot flashes, the fatigue and the forgetfulness, the lapse in judgment that makes me wax poetic about kettles, but I don’t know how long I can tolerate a constant headache. I’m not really a headache person. I’m more of a “pain in the guts” kind of person, in terms of what I deal with more frequently and my effect on other people. But in general I’m lucky enough not to feel daily pain outside of the endometriosis which I’ve been dealing with for so long, I don’t really notice it unless it’s particularly bad which is usually a few days a month. But not debilitating. Just uncomfortable. But I’m not a daily headache person except now I am. People with constant headaches, what do you do?

And while we’re talking about pain, I think of myself as a person with a healthy fear of pain but a pretty high threshold but the endometrial biopsy which is part of the mock cycle to figure out which day to transfer the embryos was incredibly painful. My doctor told me it would be a 6 or 7 out of 10 which struck me really high on the pain scale but I figured if something is really that painful, they wouldn’t do it without anesthesia. I don’t know why I thought that when she flat out told me how painful it would be. I guess because I’ve had other procedures (HSG test) that are supposed to be painful but they really didn’t bother me.

But back to kettles, here’s the tea I’ve been drinking lately. But I like to switch it up.

(BTW I’m not sponsored by any of the above products but if you buy through my Amazon banner on the right side of this web site or through the above links it throws a few cents my way. Just wanted to explain that because I could imagine people might think I’m on the tea kettle payroll but I am so not.)

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Trash Chat and Buffet Wishes

ARIYNBF Trash Chat & Buffet Wishes

Is it rude to not tie your garbage bag before tossing it in the can? This was the genesis of a disagreement in the House of Greg so we moved said conflict to the show. We also did an epic Easter-themed Snack Chat with goodies Jenna and Al brought back from Utah, discussed buffets and Souplantation, discussed the word “plantation” and talked about Alison and Greg’s upcoming TV shoot. Plus drug and injection chat in The Biological Clock, Dustin’s wedding, Star Wars and Game of Thrones. And we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Elmo.

 

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Here’s Elmo:

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