This week on Everything is Fine

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We’re a bit all over the place this week—but in a good way—with discussion ranging from such topics as what can be done with an aging neck, to how we handle regret, to our favorite TV right now, and our favorite books too. Also: zany older lady style, good places for solo travel, to Google or not to Google your ex…plus listeners questions and so very much more. Tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    Lori
    20 Jul 2022
    7:52am

    OK, your podcast may be the only reason I’ve accomplished a single task (outside of work) through the entire pandemic! Despite seemingly having lost all internal motivation, listening to you two somehow enables all manner of mundane tasks … (-: And thank you for adding show notes this week, and for mentioning where various programs could be watched! (Loved Leo Grande — and am enamored with Emma Thompson and her chic press-junket ensembles, and that stunning mop of white hair …) Btw, was thinking that two stylish 50+ women on IG and TikTok, Carla Rockmore and Larissa Mills – – totally different in their esthetics — would be terrific podcast guests, if you could get them … Thank you for another enjoyable listen!

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    Liz
    18 Jul 2022
    2:17pm

    I related to that Baroness von Sketch skit so much. Also, my husband and I don’t usually meet people on vacation, but Portugal was by far the friendliest place we’ve ever been. Everywhere we went (Porto and Lisbon), we found the Airbnb hosts, retail staff, bartenders, and other tourists just really wanted to talk to us, especially about American politics. This was early in the Trump Presidency – they hated him. Even the pro-Brexiter Brits we met were embarrassed for us. Everyone we met was super friendly and pretty fluent in English. I’ve read that since so many Americans have moved there during the pandemic, the locals have grown wary, so that may have changed. Oh, and my favorite show right now is probably Physical, but I love Rose Byrne as an actor.

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      liz
      18 Jul 2022
      2:24pm

      I finished Physicals when it first aired. She was really good. I loved her in Damages but in general I just loved Damages. William Hurt was good in it as well.

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    Bobby
    18 Jul 2022
    3:49pm

    Unless I’ve massively misunderstood this, female judge Tera Salongo just ruled that abortions can continue in West Virginia, and the states clinic is reopening. I’m unable to link to the article, but it’s in the Guardian. OK, it’s the only abortion clinic in West Virginia but we’ll take good news where we can these days

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    themis
    18 Jul 2022
    11:34am

    (listening to the podcast) I mean, if anyone gets serious about relocating to Portugal, I have an Air Force girlfriend who emigrated permanently to Portugal after their last posting there, and she is a real estate broker specializing in international transactions in Iberia in general. She is Claire Lehto with Oceans 7 Global Luxury which is a Coldwell Banker brokerage firm. I do drool over some of her holdings and they are remarkably affordable.

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    Lisa
    18 Jul 2022
    12:35pm

    Your discussion of the new fashion lands of late life is basically a great introduction to this excellent Baroness von Sketch vignette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz-KkQhCZnU

    “I’m in my statement jewelry years!”

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      jenn
      18 Jul 2022
      2:01pm

      YESSS. I literally laugh out loud every time I see this!

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      Kim France
      18 Jul 2022
      2:01pm

      I LOVE Baroness von Sketch!

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      cw
      19 Jul 2022
      11:13am

      “If a dry vagina were a garment…” On. The. Floor.

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    RLJ
    20 Jul 2022
    4:02pm

    I did a round of Sculptra injections late last year/early this year for my nasolabial (is there a worse name???) area and I was unimpressed. I know your dosage depends on your age (I’m 49) and I went to a provider who I get Botox from every four months so I feel confident in their abilities, but I really didn’t notice anything different. Not sure I would spend another grand on this treatment but thats just me.

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    Susanna
    21 Jul 2022
    6:00pm

    I just listened to this week’s episode and I laughed so hard at Jenn’s description of her kid’s expedition to buy lunch at the supermarket. Also if you haven’t seen it I highly recommend the SNL sketch “Old Enough: Longterm Boyfriends Edition,” in which women send their video-gaming boyfriends to errands to Sephora and such. A hoot.

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    RLJ
    21 Jul 2022
    7:00pm

    I finally finished the ep this morning and I just have to say that you ladies make me laugh out loud so many times. The comment about becoming “New Mexico arts and crafts lady” and the discussion that ensued from there was just too much. Oftentimes I listen while I am at the gym or running outside and I’m sure people are always wondering what the hell it is that made me bust out laughing. As always thank you for being so entertaining. You two are the best.

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    Mimi A
    19 Jul 2022
    11:45am

    Great episode, as always. As one of the most senior GOACA I so related to your comments about crossing the line between being chic, adventurous and stylish and dressing like a zany old lady. I’ve found that looks I used to love, especially prints, now that I’m over 70 feel clowny. (I’m looking at you, Gaultier mesh dresses and tops.) Inevitably, with puffy sleeves, ruffles, bows, flounces and most florals banned from my wardrobe the alternative is more tailored clothing, which is often androgynous. The challenge is to embrace more classic clothes without looking like a guy. That said, I don’t think I’ll ever give up my brogues and wing tips.

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    Phoebe
    18 Jul 2022
    6:13pm

    So I think it’s fine and good to have the podcast be for women. People interested in women’s issues will listen, even my husband does on occasion. It’s not exclusionary to have a space for us. I appreciate the concern, but I like that this isn’t all things for all people. There’s plenty of air time for everyone.

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      themis
      18 Jul 2022
      9:52pm

      I feel, if the language is slightly more inclusive, it reaches so many more people in both the short and long term. Which is a hard thing to adapt to -! And I struggle with it daily. In the long term, exponentially so. Of my close girlfriends about 40% have a child who is transitioning or using inclusive pronouns; I have a nephew whose partner is non-binary and considering transitoning and we talk a lot about skin and neck issues and personal style vs fashion; I have recommended the podcast to them. Issues that we have historically thought of as female are going to be of more and more interest to plenty of people going forward. You don’t necessarily have to have ovaries to have concrete thoughts about what kinds of denim should be worn or not worn going forward this season. Sometimes you’re naturally a girl in your brain, no matter what your external plumbing looks like.

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        Liz
        18 Jul 2022
        11:32pm

        I agree! The only thing I’m worried about is straight white men listening and feeling the need to weigh in. If there’s a way the tagline can be more inclusive while ALSO telling straight cis men to stay away/stand down, that’d be ideal 🙂 They’re just by far the most dominant group in the comments sections of every other site I read, and I’m SO sick of it.

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          Liz
          18 Jul 2022
          11:34pm

          Oops, that was supposed to say straight “cis” men. Thought I’d fixed it before posting.

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