We recorded this episode before Friday’s hideous Supreme Court Roe v Wade decision, but still discuss just how regressive this summer already felt — from the threat of nuclear war/fighting Russia to the abortion rights rollback; from Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s reunion to the overwhelming success of Top Gun2—what decade is it even? Where are we? Does time have meaning? Listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts (something is up with our Stitcher account at the moment but we’re looking into it). Also! Jenn and I recorded a pretty fun mini episode on our Patreon on Friday to cheer ourselves up, and if you want to support the show and enjoy fun extras, you might want to consider signing up for it.
Agree, this episode was terrific – – just what a soggy, demoralized brain needed! I don’t know how you two do it, but it seems that every time you record an episode with just yourselves (no guest), you cover — down to the micron — pretty much every topic I’ve been considering that day or week. (This doesn’t even happen with lifelong friends!) And unlike for many people, who say they’ve deepened their connections throughout the pandemic, my friendships have all become terribly diffuse, to the point of seeming theoretical; and I’ve descended into near-total isolation, working from home and still quarantining (having had Covid early on, and never recovering, which has resulted in the loss of all former hobbies, sports, groups, activities, etc.); and with only two remaining family members, both far away) — so hearing you two give voice to my thoughts, while invariably being hilarious, has become a real bright spot of current existence! Side note: As others have mentioned, you always mention lots of interesting reading and viewing material, and products, in each episode, but the show notes seem to be unfindable in every platform. Would anyone be able to clarify where those notes might be found? Also, it would be lovely if you could share how / where you watch the shows you mention. (I generally try googling them, and although some titles are on Netflix, Hulu, or HBO, others are not to be found, and still others appear only to be available by paying extra – – as with Remington Steele, which, though on Prime, requires an extra fee per episode. (Is it possible that you two are just paying extra for every show or film you mention?) Thank you so much for putting valuable, relatable content out into the world!
… Oops, apologies for typos, redundancies, wordiness – – should have viewed transcription more closely before posting … (-:
I think ya’ll are hitting it out of the park with this podcast. Anyone remember “More” magazine? They should have called it “More F*cking Pressure”. It was categorically humorless, presumptuous about income levels and sophistication, and they never addressed the (very real) dwindling opportunities for women over 40 — reinvention, my ass. They made me feel like an abject failure every single month, though I kept reading it because there was nothing else for women my age (this was when I was actively strung out on fashion magazines). It felt like a relief when they stopped publishing. So, that’s my snarky way of saying I love Everything Is Fine because it succeeds in making me feel not so alone in what I’m experiencing. Keep it up. You’re giving me bits of wisdom that are quite useful. And there’s nothing wrong with laughing about all the absurdities. Keeps me sane!
Such a fun episode. Every week multiple topics come up that make me wish I could chime into your conversation.
I have never watched Remington Steele, but I may have to remedy that.
Also, I’m in Brooklyn and a size 8 (in shoes only, lol), but if those clogs don’t work for you I’m sure I couldn’t pull them off either.
I’d like to give a plug to a young cosmetic dermatologist – some of you may follow her? If you want to get the deep science skinny on Hy-Acid and other trendy skin care additives. Her name is Shereene Idris – https://www.youtube.com/c/ShereeneIdrissPillowtalkderm
She’s young, but she clearly knows her stuff as a doctor. Good breakdown of ingredients and product rec’s.
(I had a pretty severe reaction last year to products I was using that contain HA – CeraVe & Bliss Vit C, which also contains HAcid – that’s the thing: it’s in EVERYTHING and it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.)
I love Kim and Jen’s rapport so much – a great balance or humor and elegantly covering the hard conversations about growing old and just being a human in this world. I loved today’s episode and all of them before it. Huzzah! That’s my positive input….
….because my negative side goes bananas when I hear people taking the ENERGY to post in a podcast review that Jen mispronounces a word, or it sounds off. Who are you to make such a silly comment that is hurtful and MAKES NO DIFFERENCE in the content that Everything Is Fine provides! So here I am, taking my energy to go negative…likely two wrongs don’t make a right. Also totally support to HELP Jen and Kim if they misspoke on a subject, or they need to hear another POV, but please direct the grammar police comments to your child, grandchild or local newspaper. Let’s be helpful folks, not hurtful.
Same. Or if (clutches pearls in jest) someone has a different opinion. As my mother would say, “that’s why Baskin & Robbins has 31 flavors.”
I really appreciated today’s frivolity, it was much needed! Similar to Jenn and her reintroduction to Remington Steele, the mister and I went deep into Magnum PI last summer. Talk about an easy, breezy show to while away the time. And I realize I’m in the minority here but I just love Tom Cruise, even with the whole Scientology thing. He’s a great actor and, imo, the definition of a movie star. Nobody runs better.
Same. I have conflicting feelings about Cruise because of scientology, his apparent neurosis and his problematic relationships with women (esp in the case of Katie Holmes who seemed to be groomed by him and his church)… he’s growing into becoming a better actor (did tons of emoting in the past, but he’s figured out how to relax more, esp. in Top Gun Maverick). He’s just a super entertaining star, one of the hardest-working entertainers ever. Based on TGM, it could be interesting to see him age…
You had me at “brain bath!”
On the topic of watching old tv shows: Hubby (former cop) and I watched NYPD Blue in its entirety and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The character of Andy Sipowicz was close to perfection, the writing was so good…Highly recommend.
I haven’t listened to today’s podcast, but wanted to say I did have a chance to listen to the mini-patron “he’s a 10, but…” and will admit I fell over once or twice from laughing so hard. Such a NEEDED mini session!!! Thank you both!
@JennRomolini — I love Remington Steele!. I totally crushed on both Pierce Brosnan (I prefer him as RS much more than James Bond) and Stephanie Zimbalist as a kid and now I still completely admire Zimbalist and Laura Holt. What a great female character in the ’80s — independent, smart, confident but not arrogant, humorous yet wise and so very normal and sane. I don’t have issues with it, but the typical tortured anti-hero trauma is over-used these days in fiction, movies and shows. The first 2 seasons, Laura Holt’s style is also fantastic, modern streamlined American sportswear — esp. her work suits and fedora. To cap it off, she zoomed around LA in my favorite ’80s car, a Golf/Rabbit Cabriolet.
Also another good budget-priced non-toxic skincare line is Versed (https://versedskin.com/), available at Target. I’ve liked their eye cream and some serums… been wanting to go back and try more, as I’ve been spending too much $$ on Kiehl’s. I also just started trying a L’Oreal Revitalift 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum in place of my usual Glossier SuperBounce. It’s funny, both L’Oreal and Olay seem like “older lady” products to me (my mom transitioned to L’Oreal from Clinique in her late 40s/50s), but I’ve now reached that age as well… haha. Also, I keep mixing both brands up, since they feature similar deep red colors in their branding/packaging and also similar product line names — Regenerist, Revitalift. And their products are often place next to each other in drugstores! But this L’Oreal serum is not as cheap as I hoped! It’s actually more expensive than Glossier! It does feature 1.5% HA (which apparently is high and also transparently called out unlike in Glossier, and also has no silicone.
So I decided to see who owns what after be reading your post. This is interesting:
I also had the wardrobe makeover (make under?) realization at 59. so much of my clothing started to look like a costume, and felt like I wasn’t doing my age justice. in the process of editing and contemplating..with your help, Kim! I’m not in this alone!