Mon, 13 January 2014
We started this particular podcast with some unexpected technical issues, but somehow we managed to recover. I give all the credit to the Lord and the fancy new podcasting microphone that I got for Christmas.
(I'm not sure that there's anything that has ever cemented my FULL-ON NERD status like the fact that I am just as tickled as I can be that I got a new podcasting microphone for Christmas.)
(I told Melanie that it made me feel like I was Loretta Lynn in the recording studio back in the 1950s.)
This time around we talk about clothes, homework, TV, desks, and some other riveting topics. At the end of the podcast Melanie gets some very exciting news, and I'm fairly certain that I overreact. But I overreact when Ranch dressing goes on sale, so please know that my SURGE OF ENTHUSIASM is totally true to my character.
Sun, 22 December 2013
Well, I would welcome you to our annual Christmas podcast - except I don't think Melanie and I have actually recorded a Christmas podcast in about five years. We are far too fond of flying by the seat of our collective pants to plan anything in advance, much less to commit to it on a yearly basis. We like to tell ourselves this is part of our charm, but it's actually probably a little annoying.
This time around we talk about a bunch of different stuff: Melanie's theory about Pinterest, Christmas with little ones (newsflash: our kids aren't really "little ones" anymore), TV shows that make us paranoid, holiday treats, my ongoing eyelash issues (and Melanie's solution), and our observations about overly familiar customer service. So basically we just ramble, but since we recorded this one on December 21, VOILA: CHRISTMAS PODCAST.
Also, for some reason my Mississippi accent is real strong this time around. I watched Steel Magnolias the night before, and apparently it triggered some dormant speech patterns. I say this because there's a point when I pronounce "our" like "ire," so I hope you folks from other parts of the country don't require a translator.
Merry Christmas, y'all. So grateful for you!
Tue, 12 November 2013
As is our usual tendency, <a href="http://thebigmamablog.com">Melanie</a> and I recorded this podcast without anything even remotely resembling a plan. We talked about all sorts of stuff, though: Thanksgiving, Christmas, college football, TV, beauty products, and Melanie's preoccupation with a youthful eyebrow.
I had no idea that a youthful eyebrow was even a thing. Suffice it to say that I got me an eyebrow education.
Also, I had my microphone too close to me, so occasionally there is some popping. I'm just as sorry as I can be. But if there weren't at least one technical snafu per podcast, it wouldn't be us. Or I guess it would be a professional version of us, and I think we all know that we don't really operate that way.
Hope y'all enjoy it!
Thu, 17 October 2013
This time around we talk about rugs (seriously. rugs), old youth group skits, air travel, why we're at the mercy of dentists, teacher conferences, movies (and how <i>Gravity</i> seems to be a really big deal), pasta (and also cheese), our deep, heartfelt enthusiasm for Les Miles, and who knows what else.
So, to sum up: we're all over the place. But what else is new?
Tue, 17 September 2013
I'm not gonna lie. We're not quite as high-energy in this one. Why, you wonder? Because we were tired. Melanie had a big weekend cheering for her Aggies, and I got way too invested in Sunday night's Miss America pageant - which left me a little on the drowsy side come Monday. Even still, we cover some of our favorite topics: college football, TV (specifically, why I did not enjoy <i>Breaking Bad</i>), Miss America, eyelashes, skin issues, more football, etc.
Hope y'all enjoy!
Wed, 28 August 2013
Well, <a href="http://thebigmamablog.com" target="_blank">Melanie</a> and I decided to record this podcast on a Tuesday afternoon whim, and as always, we had no plan, no rhyme, no reason. We did, however, have some thoughts about Justin Timberlake, John Mayer's new album (Ben Rector's, too), the Ben Affleck-as-Batman brouhaha, why I liked <i>Argo</i>, college football, and Candy Crush.
It's all very academic. SCHOLARLY, you might say.
Tue, 13 August 2013
Well, I'm afraid that we've hit an all-time podcasting low in terms of our topics. Because we discuss all manner of mundane matters. There's weather, feet, postpartum, the African dust storm (I had no idea this was even a thing), more weather, pajamas, college football - and that's not even the half of it. We even managed to work salads into the conversation.
I'm not gonna lie. If you make it all the way through this one, it's probably because you're a relative.
Nonetheless, we're just as tickled as we can be that we have recorded and lo, even posted our fourth podcast of the summer. This is surely some sort of record.
Mon, 1 July 2013
Melanie's roof is being replaced in this particular podcast, but we didn't let it stop us. Well, we didn't let it stop us until it sounded like someone was about to fall through Melanie's ceiling. And at that point, we stopped.
So it's a little short, but it's a random as ever. Enjoy, y'all!
Wed, 19 June 2013
Well, just like always, in this podcast we cover a vast array of disconnected and unrelated topics. But if you were looking for an organized, professional podcast experience, you probably wouldn't be listening to the two of us, now would you?
Wed, 22 May 2013
Well, here's our yearly podcast episode.
The topics, as always, are varied: college baseball, working out, shorts, phobias, skin care, and Taylor Swift.
Though not necessarily in that order.
Fri, 29 June 2012
Well, well, well.
Will wonders never cease?
It's been one year (to the day) since our last podcast, but the stars aligned and the computers behaved and the connections stabilized and we actually recorded some new content.
As always, we feature some very sophisticated topics: Miss Mississippi, the new Dallas, hermit crabs, dermatologist visits, expressions that get on our nerves, The Bachelorette, Mad Men, and so much more.
You might want to pace yourself as you listen, especially considering that we've been averaging a podcast a year. So if you play about 5 minutes a month between now and next June, you should be all up to speed by the time we record episode 23 in 2013.
Oh, we are pitiful.
Also, you should probably be aware that I sound like I'm verrrry far away for the first fifteen or twenty seconds, but it gets much better after that. Apparently it took me a minute to make the final adjustments to my microphone, which is hardly surprising considering what a well-oiled broadcasting machine we're operating. Really, we're just a hair shy of talking to each other on CB radios. And truth be told, that might be easier.
But please do enjoy.
Wed, 29 June 2011
We recorded this one Tuesday morning.
Right after I'd consumed two very strong cups of coffee.
So I'm a little bit WOUND UP, and for that I do apologize.
The good news is that this particular podcast is a total hodge podge of topics; we go from accents to The Bachelorette to politics to music videos to fashion to pageants and even more stuff that I can't remember.
So all that to say: if you enjoy random, WELCOME HOME.
Tue, 21 June 2011
Oh, the rambling.
It is epic. And so very ramble-y.
Please do enjoy.
Thu, 9 June 2011
Melanie has a new modem.
And we are BACK IN BUSINESS.
As always, we hope that you enjoy all our rambling about nothing (Bachelorette, Christian radio, Friday Night Lights, hypochondria, trying to teach our kids the value of a dollar, etc.).
And please excuse the animal growls that will assault your ears out of nowhere about 30 minutes into the festivities. I was having a little editing issue, but I finally gave up on fixing it and just inserted some growling sounds. It's just like they do on all those fancy national radio shows. Only THEY WOULD NEVER.
Have a great day, everybody!
Sun, 22 May 2011
We have to be the most reliably unreliable podcasters ever.
But we're in the process of working out some ongoing technical ISH-AHS, and it seemed like now was as good a time as ever to jump back on the podcast bandwagon.
Who knows? Maybe we'll actually crank out two podcasts this year.
It's good to have a goal.