Everything you ever wanted to hear about Christmas. We have your bad Christmas movie (Santa's Christmas House}, the 1-5 scale Christmas light ratings, and of course, howler monkeys. But seriously, none of that matters when I say these words: "poisonous elbow sacks". We here at Adventures in Jodysitting hope you have a mentally and physically healthy holiday this year. It's a tough one and we hope this brightens 20 minutes of your day.
Another Jody and Tom in the car episode!
How long do you have to live somewhere before you can be considered a local? Jody thinks less than 7 years. Also, everything she knows about country clubs she learned from Caddyshack. Be the ball.
Lastly, and most importantly, it’s time to pondering a Hall and Oates classic. She may be gone, but we have a lot of questions.
This episode brought to you by the Apple Maps app thinking we were still in Fort Lauderdale. Oh how we wish that was true!
I really do want to make clear up front that sometimes we invite Tim over for dinner and we don't feed him weird cake or awful beverages. But sometimes we do, and when we do, we like to record the results. My friend Jane posted a recipe for "Beef Fizz" on her Facebook page so of course we had to run to the store and get the many, many ingredients. Condensed beef broth and ginger ale and lemon juice, the holy trinity of things one sort of considers sometimes when mixing drinks. Please enjoy quick takes on vacation, eating al fresco and other bits of flotsam before we share Beef Fizz with you. Salut!
It's the 2nd anniversary of Adventures in Jodysitting! Who knew that a podcast started on a whim 7/4/18 would still be chugging along? You did. You knew. You'll be delighted to know the anniversary episode is all about CAKE! Yes, in your honor, I present the 2nd weird cake episode! I think this one is even more bizarre than the earlier Ketchup Cake episode (and the cake tasted better). This episode features Mike, Kimberly, Debra and Allison giving our special cake a taste test! The results are all in episode 40!
Episode 39 is finally here, and yes, we have more rabbit conjuring (the best kind of conjuring) and some discussion about prison exercise plans or something. You know, like the 38 previous episodes but with a higher number. Keep an eye on jodysitting.com or facebook.com/jodysitting for photos and videos of the baby bunnies!
Episode 38 didn't start off as a rabbit-themed episode but damned if I didn't become a rabbit conjurer when I wasn't paying attention. It's also an al-Tom episode, so if you like bunnies, Tom or Animal Crossing, you'll probably find something to love with this one. We take a walk and discover my new superpower, find the place in my neighborhood where Bigfoot probably lives, discuss my animal crossing bathroom, and find out that Jody is not a fan of men wearing pajamas during the day. Photos of my awful "Jody Sitting" animal crossing bathroom can be found at jodysitting.com
Episode 37 was recorded prior to all hell breaking loose. I was in my car, a thing that hasn't happened in a week now. We talk about
My business trip and eating at the Shady Maple Buffet
A one-off Commute to RI: is this interstate or intrastate and can a police officer from a town an hour from here pull me over?
Is the horn on a mini “robust” or does it sound like a weak goose?
Can you have an upscale restaurant at a zoo?
Jody tells herself that she's previously written songs (somewhat true - she wrote a great rewrite of "I am 16 Going on 17" about work relocations) but this is the first one she's ever written to just to write a song. Certainly the first one ever submitted to people running a song-writing contest! This song was not an official entry in the contest, just a one-off to prove if Tom and Mike can write songs, so can she.
Download the track on jodysitting.com or on the Spintunes bandcamp . Tom said he'll help me get it on Spotify as soon as I pick an artist name! (I'm under "Just Ducky" on Spintunes.)
Episode 35 - the Superb Owl episode!
Tom and Jody need to buy chips for the Superb Owl. Jody gets bitched out for not making a birthday cake, and invents a new form of iced coffee.
There is a recap of a New Year's Day Adventures in Jodysitting fan club meeting, where logic prevailed and we did not impulse buy a deep fryer. THIS time. Finally, isn't about time I get a nanny?
Episode 34 - If you were thinking we wouldn't be able to fit more poop into the podcast, you'd be wrong! And if you thought I was bringing it up on purpose, you'd also be wrong!
We also squeeze in talk about grocery shopping for addictive snacks, why my house hasn't won any holiday light awards, a quick pondering about changing a holiday display on church property and special guest Tom answering a question about bags of soil. Because we're still celebrating Christmas the old fashioned podcast way!
In Episode 33 it snows not once but twice, even in autumn. I get a gift from my mom, and ponder the Need for accuracy in the Old Farmer's Almanac. The segments are not in chronological order, but that shouldn't crush your enjoyment of them, or how they make you ponder if there are legal specifications for what constitutes a fork. All the Jody you can handle in one tasty episode..
Episode 32 is your Halloween episode, even if you are listening to this days or weeks or months later! It's still all about Halloween! Hear about my costume, and ghost hunting. I do not talk about candy even though I say I will. Best of all, special guest Curt talks about how my face was bleeding in public, and our favorite topic for the 2nd episode in a row, poop!
In Episode 31, I wonder if the car in front of me is actually the reincarnation of someone's dead Nonni, wonder if Batman has to take the Batmobile in for a state inspection, and best of all, review Duncan Hines microwave cake with Tom and Tim. Featuring expired frosting AMR, Tom whispering in your ear, and comparing chocolate frosting to poop (you were warned). I also follow up on the topic of recording insect sounds with some...insect sounds.
CW: Food, Poop, Bugs
Heads up/content warning: I say the word gun about 20 times in this episode but only in relation to a business i drive past. Additionally, my computer becomes sentient and participated in the podcast, Boffo Yux Dude Tom and I discuss the "need" to record insect sounds, and finally, I realize it's either a good idea, a bad idea or a great idea to hand out ice cream to strangers from the trunk of your car. We have a lot of fun, plus a special intro for MBMBAM fans.
In Episode 29, Tom and I taste-test two different versions of Chef Boyardee canned ravioli: the current "modern" version and a throwback version that costs twice as much but still doesn't contain any of the awesome chemicals we had in canned pasta when I was growing up. The character of Tom is portrayed by a holograph of one of the Boffo Yux Dudes.
This episode starts off with all the normal nonsense you've come to expect - pondering the Pope as an ice cream man, the expense of replacing my car every time the podcast has a birthday, Cow Narnia (I'd say don't ask, but it's all in the episode). It wraps up with a tribute to my friend Tina, a fellow sea monkey who loved old typewriters and phones maybe even more than I do. Tina appeared in many episodes of the podcast, and was its biggest fan. The final segment, starting at about 14:30 features a Tina-focused re-edit of a segment from episode 19.
In her memory, we should all celebrate Jump Suit Night.
Also featuring Tom, Tim, Ceecee and Eve.
Happy first episode of season 2! Episode 27 is all about celebrating the first anniversary of Adventures in Jodysitting! Join us live as we celebrate in JodySitting style, with more butter than you can shake a knife at!
Episode 26: The last episode of our first season! Featuring my brilliant business idea, talk of sports bras and the brilliant news that you can now drive your car while I yell at you! Download my Waze voice for your phone (link also available at jodysitting.com)
Are you wondering about the movie Mars Alone: The Potatoing? We cover it! Better still, I invent Purse Wine AND Fortunate Tchotchkes Cereal! Listen, you cannot BUY this kind of entertainment! Well, if you want to, you can pay for it. I'll allow it.
Episode 24, the one in which Jody talks about stuff, just like the previous 23 episodes! Sure, you'll want ice cream by the time you're done. She did. Also, she mentions grilling to death, why we boil water when a woman's in labor, and how many days makes up a perfect weekend. As a bonus, learn how many unread emails are in her mailbox!
Episode 23: Sometimes I make bad choices. And sometimes I ramble about gameshows, 74 Ford Pintos, perfectly cooked eggs, bathroom tile and the one time an underwear model drove me home in his Porsche. If you aren't interested in that segment, you shouldn't be listening to this podcast.
Cover photo credit: https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/1974-Ford-Pinto-Pictures-c16032_pi40682978#pi40682888
Ep 22: Ketchup is about, well, Ketchup. Featuring Boffo Yux Dude Tommy G as the bad influence who made this whole episode a reality. We find a recipe that uses ketchup, go to the grocery store to buy ketchup, then make the recipe. It's a thrill a minute! Look for photos of the finished product on jodysitting.com or our FB page!
This is the first official episode with our new logo! Visit Jodysitting.com for more info about this fabulous logo and your ability to splash it across your chest.
This week we step back in time to the Friday before my [January] birthday, birthday cakes, sweet potato ravioli, t-shirts, why I shouldn't become a chef, and the Joco Cruise. Flies and dead hobos may or may not be mentioned. You'll have to listen for yourself to find out.
A huge special thanks to the fine folks at HelloCX (HelloCX.com) for not only creating a fantastic logo, but for also creating designs I used on two cruise t-shirts. Please, please, visit them for all things Customer Experience. Tell them Jody sent you and I'll be able to ask for more design work in the future!
Episode *19* is the first episode of 2019! Pretty good, huh? In this episode, I provide screenwriters with a million dollar idea for the movie Ghost Bus, describe my anti-resolutions, and do some group shopping for electron microscopes on ebay and and sequined overalls on Amazon with superfans Tim, Tina, Eve, Ceecee and Tom! Worth the wait!
The very first time my niece and nephew join us on Adventures in Jodysitting! (Maybe not the last?)
- On my way to Thanksgiving
- Bitch on board?
- How to spend my millions
- Air fryers
- My 2, 3, or 6 fav Christmas movies
Episode 17: In which Jody returns from adventures away from the podcast with a special peace offering: two very short, horrible Thanksgiving songs. We also cover how our kids take after us, and a bit about misusing the Game of Life.
9/3/18 - Recent road trip with my son Michael, who helped me with today's lingo and then tries to write me a theme song! Topics include swol, Getting Jiggy With It, the Invisible Man toy, Casper, grocery store words, Abercrombie, and Aeropostale, extra consonents, and sometimes Y, is your iPhone listening to you, and drafting a theme song. v2
Let's chat about things floating through my head. In this episode we cover Fred Flintstone at work, eating cereal in the car, yawning, and one of my nightmare fueled days. (CW for moths and squirrel vs car)
[8/25/18 There's a new version of Episode 6 because the first one...contained no audio?]
How did you celebrate Jody's half-birthday? If you didn't drive to Portsmouth NH to discuss the contents of an ice cream truck, you completely missed out!
Sorry for the previous version of this episode - we fixed the missing audio and the double audio! Enjoy! We've got discussions about all the things listeners asked for: Typewriters, flies, and [mystery topic]. Won't you join us as we have our first "listener-suggested theme" episode!
Vermont Road Trip! Covered bridges and antiques for all! The candy bars mentioned were actually advertisements gor the candy bars. I would have bought ACTUAL candy bars, had they been available. Featuring Tom of @BoffoYuxDudes fame!