Episode 40: Payphone Sighting
This is our fool-proof itinerary for 4 days in LA! Kinda.
We started our long weekend at Pasadena City Hall. Parks and Rec used this for it’s exterior shots of Pawnee City Hall. Are there palm trees outside in Parks & Rec?!
“The building has masqueraded as San Francisco in both Rumor Has It and Charmed, Napa Valley in A Walk in the Clouds, Spain in American Pie 2, Beverly Hills in both Beverly Hills, 90210 and Beverly Hills Cop II, the Middle East in the Mission: Impossibletelevision series, and the fictional European country Tomainia in Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator.” - LA Magazine
Griffith Park Observatory - IT’S FREEEEEEE! Check out their website here. If you live in LA you HAVE TO GO. LIKE RIGHT NOW. GO GO GO!
Day 2 - The Huntington! Beautiful gardens and presumably lovely exhibits (although we didn’t see those parts) Terrific gift shop! Would recommend.
Also, Kirsten had wedding part deux! We saw the biggest bottle of Hennessy ever made. Probably.
Day, the third: A bunch of people had recommended the La Brea Tar Pits. Honestly, was solidly ok. Nice skulls though.
Our last day was spent at Santa Monica Pier. Stephanie won a stuffed prize after defeating her mother and brother-in-law at whack-a-mole. A sea lion was fed. It was a good day.
Episode 34: Are Sharks Fish?
We spoke briefly about that cake from that one video game. This is the bakery Stephanie was talking about!
Looking for some good pirate lingo to use? Look no further! (unless you want more options)
Briny deep - the ocean
Dubloons - gold coins!
Landlubber - non-pirate, someone who can’t sail
Yo ho ho - a jolly expression
Every pirate needs a name! Use this generator to get yours all sorted out.
Pirate Day Book: The Pirate Life: Unleashing Your Inner Buccaneer by John "Chumbucket" Baur, Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers. Check it out on Amazon here!
Fave Pirate Movies:
Pirates of the Great Salt Lake***
Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists
The Pirates of Penzance
Muppet Treasure Island
***Pirate Steve is from Dodgeball, not Pirates of the Great Salt Lake. Stephanie is a dumb.
Episode 29: Wizard Rave
Stephanie went to a rave! check out the DJ’s she met on their instagram:
She also met a technicolor tiger! Check them out here.
Wear comfy shoes
Go out of your way to meet people
Have a Kandi-making party
Stay hydrated, hydrated, hydrated
You may want to brush up on some cool rave slang too! Here’s a great example of a word Stephanie continues to misuse.
Learn more of them here!
Episode 28: Oops! All Icy
It is obscenely hot pretty much everywhere. Here are some tips for keeping cool.
- Use A/C if you have it!
- Use fans if you don't!
- STAY HYDRATED
- Eat lots and lots of ice cream and popsicles (for fun and for comfort)
Here is a link to all those UK historical sites Stephanie mentioned in this week's episode. I guess the heat is good for something after all!
Heatwaves are no joke. As of the end of July, 27 people have died in South Korea this year from the heat. Read about it here. And remember to check on folks who are at risk in hot weather!
On a similar note: DON'T LEAVE ANIMALS IN HOT CARS YOU DINGUSES! We looked up the law in Washington (see below) but you should check your local laws as well!
Finally, Stephanie remembered what the UKers call sweatpants! JOGGERS?!?! Or TRACKIE BOTTOMS!?!?! What a wild, magical place.
Episode 27: Dead Guppies & Lonely Living
Are you moving? Do you need help? Of course you do! Moving is the worst! Here are some very good and helpful links for all your moving needs.
- Square Cow Moovers --- (I really like their business name!)
- Make Space
- Good Housekeeping
- Huff Post
- Noodle.Com---- (Another great website name)
If you're moving already, you might as well move to Seattle. Here is the ultimate RedFin guide to moving to Seattle!
Stephanie LOVED living in Scotland. Her university looked like Hogwarts and she lived above a pub. What a magical land! Here are some photos of Glasgow! And if you're interested, here are some fun things to do there!
Episode 26: Horse in the Basement
HIGH ALERT! Cher is releasing an all-ABBA cover album!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Check it out.
Cher isn't the only one. ABBA is getting back together to release a new album!
Episode 25: Sicily 1922
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We wanted to share some photos of Kirsten's dragon boat adventures, but realized her co-workers might object. So, here is a generic dragon boat picture instead!
Here are some truly delightful Golden Girls fun facts. This one is absolutely amazing:
This Mental Floss article provides such a fun game to play! You can pair a matching cheesecake with episodes of the show! Check it out here.
We cannot wait to watch the weird hotel-based spin-off: Golden Palace. With Don Cheadle?! Who knew?
Stephanie's Fave: Sophia
Kirsten's Fave: ???
(We both identify most with Rose, but secretly wish we were more like Blanche. That is beauty of this cast, they're all such incredible women!)
Buzzfeed made that Sex and the City connection way back in 2015! Check out their stance here.
Episode 24: Naked Canadians
Did a little googling about Lord Stanley and learned a thing or two! He was the sixth Governor General of Canada from 1888-1893. He gave Canada the Stanley Cup in 1892, which was originally called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup. And in 1945 he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a "Honored Builder".
Manitoba LOVES snakes. They keep them in pits, like the Narcisse Snake Pits! Read more about their subterranean cave snakes here.
Episode 22: The Brothers Crane
We couldn't leave you hanging, so we googled the definition of massacre for you. You're welcome.
Eddie has an 'autobiography'! Please hold while I feverishly order this on Amazon.
Want some fun facts about the show? Check out this article for tidbits like: THE FIRST CUT OF THE PILOT WAS SIX MINUTES TOO LONG.
We finally know what the heck 'tossed salads and scrambled eggs' is about. Thank goodness!
Frasier's apartment would cost $3.5 million in 2018. (WHAT?!) Read more about that valuation here.