Our case choices at the moment seem to be style over substance, but a big fat protective case can't fit in your pocket.
We go beyond dogshaming.com (Hey, that's Nicole's dog, Missy!) to put others on notice for their shameful behavior.
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: Catherine discovered the new-to-her suite of Jackbox Games [https://www.jackboxgames.com/]. Nicole invested in a Nordic-Track exercise bike [https://www.nordictrack.com/exercise-bikes/s22i-studio-bike], which she is using to cycle down memory lane. And Terri is virtuously listening to The Bible in a Year, in podcast form [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bible-in-a-year-with-fr-mike-schmitz/id1539568321].
As our kids need less hands-on attention, we speculate about how we should adapt our work life. Should we lean in to more responsibility, or check out? Mentioned: A behind-the-scenes look at the Bridgerton costumes [https://fb.watch/2VRFRZoBRD/].
When it comes to parenting, judge not, lest ye be complained about on a podcast. An article ostensibly about being a strict parent, but really about scolding others for not being strict enough [https://yourteenmag.com/family-life/discipline/am-i-the-only-one], drew our ire this week.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, the return of two of our series watches: The new-right-now Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (season 2), and the throwing-it-back-to-2006 Veronica Mars (season 3). Zoey has lost her dad, although he still appears in videos recorded before his death; but she has not lost her power to hear "heart songs" from the people around her. Next week: "Zoey's Extraordinary Distraction."On Veronica Mars, Veronica and most of her friends, frenemies, and enemies have returned, and the action has moved from Neptune High School to Hearst College. Everything is still dark and confusing but at least we get a glimpse of Backup the dog. Mentioned: Veronica Mars Investigations podcast [https://www.veronicamarsinvestigations.com/]. Next week: "My Big Fat Greek Rush Week," which we'll watch without listening to the accompanying podcast episode for now.
Given how often we complain about our husbands and kids here on the podcast, today we talked about some nice things they've done for us lately. Actually, our daughters got all the kudos this time around, so the boys are on notice for next time.
Checking out the Kickstarter for the super-duper Sandman Doppler clock radio [https://www.sandmanclocks.com/pages/doppler] got Terri wondering why ordinary clock radios are so @#$%@ inscrutable.
We turn to the one and only Ron Swanson (who inspired the phrase "child proximity associates") for a description of our current friendship life.
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: Nicole's Instagram Minute returns with @ZillowGoneWild for a dose of real estate humor [https://www.instagram.com/zillowgonewild/]. Terri has come up with an ingenious way to use the previously shouted-out coloring app Sandbox [https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sandbox-coloring/id1237405816] in a new way. And Catherine traded in her ancient Fitbit Flex for a Fitbit Inspire 2, which is, in fact, pretty inspirational [https://www.fitbit.com/global/us/products/trackers/inspire2].