It’s just Jenn and me this week, and we’re talking all about thinning hair, a funeral for moth-eaten sweaters, live music, concert friends, cleaning for the cleaning lady, signature scents, what should we know about partners before we marry them, a newfound love for Wordle, style inspiration in When Harry Met Sally, Crossing Delancey, and Tootsie, Beth Orton’s new album, fall clothes and so much more. Please do tune in, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Great episode, but I am still mourning the loss of Kim’s sweaters. Yikes! So, Jen, I have a Bradley Whitford story. After many seasons of will-they-or- won’t-they on “The West Wing” Whitford’s character Josh and his true love Donna finally got together. My editor thought that event merited a story so I conducted a long phone interview with him. He was so smart, funny and candid that I mustered the nerve to ask him about something I’d always wondered about: love scenes. Actors always say there’s nothing fun or sexy about being filmed surrounded by grips in smelly tee shirts, bright lights, etc. But if I were being caressed and kissed for long periods of time, even by someone I didn’t find appealing, I still think my body might react. And wouldn’t that be even more likely with a man, whose level of arousal can be easily identified? Bradley said that when it comes to on camera erections, “You’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t. Either way, you’re probably going to apologize to the actress you’re in a clinch with.” That made sense to me. The man is a truth teller!
I love listening to the eps when its just the two of you and this week was no exception. Jenn, I busted out laughing when you mentioned the unique hell that is chaperoning your own child’s field trip-and a camping one at that w/the dirty, sticky faces-you nailed it. One of the things I love about Jenn’s musings on parenthood is that she says what everyone else is thinking but too ashamed to say out loud. The honesty is real and refreshing. Thank you.
Great episode! One moth tip that works really well for me – I keep the light on in the closet and keep my best sweaters in the laundry room where the light is on/off throughout the day and people move in and out. Anyway, the light and movement seems to keep them away!
Cold? Really? I live in New England and to hear you rail about cold when even with the rain this week is in the 50s here. Sorry, balmy 🙂
Agreed — I live in NYC, as does Kim, and it hasn’t yet gotten cold here. It’s been a VERY warm October, mostly in the 60s with a few days in the 50s. I am actually REALLY ready for some cooler weather! But it’s gonna be a while. We’ll be seeing 60s even into November. SIGH.
If I lived in New England, I’d think the 50s were balmy too!
It has NOT yet been cold here in NYC! Come on! Today was almost 70 degrees and super sunny. I’m ready for some ACTUAL autumn temps already.
I loved this episode! I love Pavement and also didn’t get to Brooklyn to see them due to lack of a concert partner. My husband likes them but wasn’t super motivated to go :(….I want to see Stevie Nicks! Jenn, I’ve been to Zebulon before. It’s right up the block from our house in LA! We mostly live in NYC but my husband is an actor so we have a little place out there…also, on an aging lady note, suddenly all of my shoes hurt. Due to old feet with bunions I’m now apparently up a size to a 10 1/2-11, wide toe box needed but a normal heel. It’s a huge problem. Any suggestions GOACA’s
Well I shouldn’t be here ’cause I haven’t yet adopted the podcast habit, but, I do have a suggestion – call the nearest REI, find out who is their best foot/shoe person on staff, and when they’re working, and go see them. Naturally you’ll already have a podiatrist as well I’m sure. … … … I suggest this bc for me, the podiastrist diagnosed my foot problem – but the REI people actually solved it. (Though, that was PF. But, be careful not to develop PF.) I think I too have a bunion but right now it’s not too bad so I’m ignoring mine. Eventually you can get them fixed, i think. Now my inner heel is sore. I don’t know. … … … Is the forefoot the only place in your feet that hurts? That’s the other thing I found – there are soooo many bits and bobs in our feet that it can be tricky to even isolate where exactly the problem is. And that is crucial to fixing it. You might even want to take notes.
I did see them in Central Park over 10 years ago,
I’ve had the wide toe box/ regular heel issue for decades. I’ve found a few brands that have worked for me- Born, Ecco, Sofft, & Keen. The brands err on the granola, casual side. I’d love a recommendation for dress shoes, though.
So sorry about your sweaters! Like you had a bad moth episode. These two options really helped. YouTube has a whole series of really fun embroidery fixes to fix large holes (I’m not talented but others are!). Check out The Daily Sew .
Or, you can buy a small piece of patterned silk/other fabric and replace the whole front/sleeve of your sweater. This one definitely requires a good tailor! The end product can be super fun. Good luck!