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March 27, 2019
Do you find yourself grunting and groaning your way through the day?  Find a gray hair or a thousand this morning? Feel decrepit on the regular?  Then this episode is for you! Chris and Sara discuss the joys (ha!) and pains of the aging process.  Bonus points if you hear the 2 or 3 positive parts of aging mentioned in the episode!   STATS UPDATE: The current number is 1,179!!   Next episode will be out on Tuesday, April 9!   Want to put your 2 cents in?  Or have a Messy Moment?  Let us know in one of (or all of) these ways:   Hotline: 978.786.3779  or 978 RU MESSY Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeismessy/ Twitter: @lifeismessypod or https://twitter.com/lifeismessypod Email:  lifeismessypod@gmail.com CREDITS: Life is Messy Theme and Bumper composed and recorded by Jim Stapleton Life is Messy logo created by Donna Hume Episode image from Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/photos/upset-overwhelmed-stress-tired-2681502/   Bed Music (all available from the YouTube Audio Library:  https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music ): The Place Inside by Silent Partner Kona Sun by Freedom Trail Studio
March 6, 2019
Greetings, Sardines!  You look great! Have you been working out? This week we talk about how we’ve changed over the years.  Aging ain’t all bad. Well, it ain’t all bad all the time, anyway.   Chris and Sara talk about the changes they’re proud of and the ones that are inevitable.  Or are they? Make sure to weigh in in our Facebook group! But don’t worry - no scales are involved, just friendly dialog. :)   Want to put your 2 cents in?  Or have a Messy Moment?  Let us know in one of (or all of) these ways:   Hotline: 978.786.3779  or 978 RU MESSY Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeismessy/ Twitter: @lifeismessypod or https://twitter.com/lifeismessypod Email:  lifeismessypod@gmail.com   CREDITS: Life is Messy Theme and Bumper composed and recorded by Jim Stapleton Life is Messy logo created by Donna Hume Episode image: Image by RyanMcGuire on Pixabay   Bed Music (all available from the YouTube Audio Library: The Place Inside by Silent Partner Kona Sun by Freedom Trail Studio Random References: Harry Connick fixes the beat Sara’s elder idol gets her groove on in a Levi’s commercial Ladies’ Rock Camp - Seattle but there are branches for ladies and girls around the world!
February 20, 2019
This is Too Much Information   How much information is too much information?  Chris and Sara talk about news and how they handle the overwhelming amount of details that we now have at our fingertips thanks to social media and the Interwebs. And, as always, we get a tad off topic - find out how hockey relates to social skills and how goats worked their way into the conversation.   Want to put your 2 cents in?  Or have a Messy Moment?  Let us know in one of (or all of) these ways:        Hotline: 978.786.3779  or 978 RU MESSY      Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeismessy/      Twitter: @lifeismessypod or https://twitter.com/lifeismessypod      Email:  lifeismessypod@gmail.com  CREDITS: Life is Messy Theme and Bumper composed and recorded by Jim Stapleton Life is Messy logo created by Donna Hume Episode image from Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/en/social-media-media-board-networking-1989152/ Bed Music (all available from the YouTube Audio Library:  https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music ):      The Place Inside by Silent Partner      Kona Sun by Freedom Trail Studio
February 14, 2019
It’s a Life is Messy Bonus Episode!  Cuz life got MESSIER this week when Sara was snowed in for five days with her 3-year-old daughter, and she needed a project to keep her sane! Hear how they survived the harrowing togetherness.   And don't worry; we return on with 2/19 with a regularly scheduled new LIM episode! Have a Messy Moment?  Let us know in one of (or all of) these ways:   Hotline: 978.786.3779  or 978.R.U.MESSY Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeismessy/ Twitter: @lifeismessypod or https://twitter.com/lifeismessypod Email:  lifeismessypod@gmail.com CREDITS: Life is Messy Theme and Bumper composed and recorded by Jim Stapleton Life is Messy logo created by Donna Hume Episode image from Sara's camera! Bed Music and sound effects are all available from the YouTube Audio Library:  https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music ): Winter Ride by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/308/winter-ride Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org Winter by Audionautix
February 5, 2019
It was the best of times, it was the w….. NOT THIS TIME, BUDDY!!  This is the MOST FUN EVER EPISODE!! THE BEST OF TIMES ONLY, MISTER!!   DOES SCREAMING HELP MAKE IT FUN!??! I DON’T KNOW, TUNE IN TO FIND OUT!!  SARCASTIC MAN AND HYENA WOMAN PONTIFICATE ON WHAT FUN IS AND WHAT FUN THEY’VE HAD.   Ahem…  sorry for being so loud.  Sara had some sugar before recording…. Have a Messy Moment?  Let us know in one of (or all of) these ways: Hotline: 978.786.3779  or 978 RU MESSY Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeismessy/ Twitter: @lifeismessypod or https://twitter.com/lifeismessypod Email:  lifeismessypod@gmail.com CREDITS: Life is Messy Theme and Bumper composed and recorded by Jim Stapleton Life is Messy logo created by Donna Hume Episode image from Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/en/microphone-boy-studio-screaming-1209816/ Bed Music (all available from the YouTube Audio Library:  https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music ): The Place Inside by Silent Partner Kona Sun by Freedom Trail Studio
January 22, 2019
It is a total breeze to achieve Work-Life Balance, and in this episode, Chris and Sara will detail…. Pffft…. HAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHA.  Not. Because there aren’t enough hours in the day to do what we need to do, not to mention what we want to do - and then there’s sleep?  And exercise? Sure, we TOTALLY have time to do all of that. Right?... Right?... Hello?   Seriously, though, our intrepid co-hosts re-frame the topic and discuss their takes on balancing work, life, et cetera.   Have a Messy Moment?  Let us know in one of (or all of) these ways:   Hotline: 978.786.3779  or 978 RU MESSY Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeismessy/ Twitter: @lifeismessypod or https://twitter.com/lifeismessypod Email:  lifeismessypod@gmail.com CREDITS: Life is Messy Theme and Bumper composed and recorded by Jim Stapleton Life is Messy logo created by Donna Hume Episode image from Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/en/boxes-cardboard-carrying-overload-2624231/ Bed Music (all available from the YouTube Audio Library:  https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music ): The Place Inside by Silent Partner Kona Sun by Freedom Trail Studio
January 9, 2019
Happy New Year!!  In a surprise to no one, Chris and Sara tackle the topic of New Year’s resolutions.  Sara attempts to coin a cheesy new phrase. Chris shares his love for doing taxes early.  And listeners share their approaches to the season of change.   Have a Messy Moment?  Let us know in one of (or all of) these ways:   Hotline: 978.786.3779  or 978 RU MESSY Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeismessy/ Twitter: @lifeismessypod or https://twitter.com/lifeismessypod Email:  lifeismessypod@gmail.com CREDITS: Life is Messy Theme and Bumper composed and recorded by Jim Stapleton Life is Messy logo created by Donna Hume Episode image from Pixabay: Bed Music (all available from the YouTube Audio Library:  https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music ): The Place Inside by Silent Partner Kona Sun by Freedom Trail Studio
December 25, 2018
Tired of talking about the holidays? Disgusted with automatic paper towel dispensers but love television?  Then this is the podcast for you! Chris and Sara focus their first of what will likely be many episodes on the Glorious World of Television!  Join in on the discussion of what makes us fans and how tv portrays the messiness of life. *Please forgive Sara’s prolific use of cough drops.  Believe me, it was necessary! -Editor who silences a zillion coughs and sniffles (aka Sara herself)   Have a Messy Moment?  Let us know in one of (or all of) these ways:   Hotline: 978.786.3779  or 978 RU MESSY Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeismessy/ Twitter: @lifeismessypod or https://twitter.com/lifeismessypod Email:  lifeismessypod@gmail.com CREDITS: Life is Messy Theme and Bumper composed and recorded by Jim Stapleton Life is Messy logo created by Donna Hume Episode image from Pixabay: Bed Music (all available from the YouTube Audio Library:  https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music ): The Place Inside by Silent Partner Kona Sun by Freedom Trail Studio
December 11, 2018
Have you ever knocked the tree over?  Paid too much for tinsel? Sent holiday cards WAY past the holidays? Well, we can’t help you with that, but we can talk about how to prepare for the fun, frolic and forced family festivities of the holiday season.  Join Chris and Sara for the very first Life is Messy Holiday Survival Training BOOTCAMP!!!     Listen to the Story Behind: http://thestorybehindpodcast.com/   READ The Story Behind! :https://www.amazon.com/Story-Behind-Extraordinary-History-Ordinary/dp/1633538281/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1544500796&sr=8-3&keywords=the+story+behind   Have a Messy Moment?  Let us know in one of (or all of) these ways:   Hotline: 978.786.3779  or 978 RU MESSY Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeismessy/ Twitter: @lifeismessypod or https://twitter.com/lifeismessypod Email:  lifeismessypod@gmail.com CREDITS: Life is Messy Theme and Bumper composed and recorded by Jim Stapleton Life is Messy logo created by Donna Hume Episode image from Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/en/christmas-lights-christmas-lights-1140818/ Bed Music (all available from the YouTube Audio Library:  https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music ): Majesty by Spazz Cardigan Hunnies At by Text Me Records / Leviathe Kids with Lightsabers by Spazz Cardigan
November 28, 2018
Chris went on vacation and left Sara to her own devices! So as all good kids do when left at home, she invited good friend and fellow podcaster Jess from Murder Roadtrip to help her get into trouble!   Listen to Jess and Sara discuss their adoration of professional cleaners, a good bed and other things you need to feel at home.   Want more of Jess?  Listen to her here:  http://murderroadtrip.com/     Have a Messy Moment?  Let us know in one of (or all of) these ways:   Hotline: 978.786.3779  or 978 RU MESSY Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeismessy/ Twitter: @lifeismessypod or https://twitter.com/lifeismessypod Email:  lifeismessypod@gmail.com CREDITS: Life is Messy Theme and Bumper composed and recorded by Jim Stapleton Life is Messy logo created by Donna Hume Episode image from Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/en/living-room-couch-sofa-table-690174/ Bed Music (all available from the YouTube Audio Library:  https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music ): Family Montage by Biz Baz Studio How We Like it by Dan Lebowitz Hilltop by Dan Lebowitz Simon’s Song by Dan Lebowitz
November 13, 2018
The impending holiday season brings with it the most stressful.. I mean joyful time of the year!  It’s party season, people! Find out what odd habits Chris and Sara have picked up over the years and hear what fellow listeners dread the most. How do you handle the awkwardness of socializing?   Let us know in one of these ways!: Hotline: 978.786.3779  or 978 RU MESSY Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeismessy/ Twitter: @lifeismessypod or https://twitter.com/lifeismessypod Email:  lifeismessypod@gmail.com CREDITS: Life is Messy Theme and Bumper composed and recorded by Jim Stapleton Life is Messy logo created by Donna Hume Episode Invitation  image from Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/en/autumn-banner-poster-text-box-922378/ Bed Music (all available from the YouTube Audio Library:  https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music ): Family Montage by Biz Baz Studio How We Like it by Dan Lebowitz Hilltop by Dan Lebowitz Simon’s Song by Dan Lebowitz
October 30, 2018
It’s Halloween week, so we’re talking about knee surgery!  Just kidding - this week Chris and Sara discuss Halloween costumes, decorations, parties, traditions and how to handle the candy situation.   CONTACT US: Hotline: 978.786.3779  or 978 RU MESSY Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeismessy/ Twitter: @lifeismessypod or https://twitter.com/lifeismessypod Email:  lifeismessypod@gmail.com CREDITS: Life is Messy Theme composed and recorded by Jim Stapleton Life is Messy logo created by Donna Hume Episode Trick or Treat image from Pixabay on a Creative Commons license: https://pixabay.com/en/candy-corn-halloween-candy-sweets-1739408/ Guitar Riff Segment Intros are from http://www.orangefreesounds.com/funk-guitar-loops-riffs/ Bed Music (all available from the YouTube Audio Library:  https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music ): Family Montage by Biz Baz Studio How We Like it by Dan Lebowitz Hilltop by Dan Lebowitz Simon’s Song by Dan Lebowitz
October 23, 2018
Thanks for checking us out!  This is our getting-to-know-us preview episode of Life is Messy - a podcast about navigating the complexities of adult life with humor and sometime sanity. Our next episode will be out on October 29, but we'll be publishing every two weeks after that. (Fortnightly for our Britishy listeners.)   CONTACT US: Hotline: 978.786.3779  or  978 RU MESSY Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeismessy/ Twitter: @lifeismessypod or https://twitter.com/lifeismessypod Email:  lifeismessypod@gmail.com    CREDITS: Life is Messy Theme composed and recorded by Jim Stapleton Guitar Riff Segment Intros are from http://www.orangefreesounds.com/funk-guitar-loops-riffs/ Dramatic Mix-up Intro is from : http://www.orangefreesounds.com/dramatic-orchestral-accent/
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