Episode Dec 7, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss skanky foam, Bill & Lady on the move, an enormous scheduling faux pas from which Emily finds it hard to recover, hatred of chair lifts & ski areas in general, tricks for making Christmas come faster, the true essence of holidays, being tired of yourself, how your ornaments could save your life, terrible gift ideas, designer bulldog clips, how to avoid being disappointed by your lava lamp (don’t get one), how a bear got involved with grammar, complications of being a “plus one”, a misguided impulse to take oil to a Hanukkah party, more on fake Santas, an expired driver’s license odyssey, John’s failed attempt to call Kristina on-air, a message about honesty from Mama Maja, struggling to make contact with defunct business pages, searching for your deeper soul work, tapping into your innate healing powers, a look at trying vs. being, locating only three winter tires, the magic and/or shortcomings of Craigslist, getting up to speed with Scandinavian gorilla hair, a near miss at the Wayside, looking for an old fashioned diner, mincing the nuances of booth etiquette & respecting waitresses, what the new “comfort food” might look like, an unappetizing rebranding, 2nd jobs for dairy farmers, finding out about your neighbors from the newspaper, the consequences of skipping study hall, words of warning for slackers, the dangers of wearing bandanas in New York - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Michael Jermyn [Suitcase Full of Denial]; Martin Van de Vrught [On My Way]; Jim Reiman [She’s a Mystery to Me].

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