The Broadcast Ep. 4.12 “Squish Squish Bish”

Man, it has been about 10 months since I made a real post on here. This morning, I uploaded some of the pictures and videos that I took at the Lizzo concert a few weeks ago. I promised on The Broadcast that I would make a blog post about the concert and am going to make that happen! Hopefully, I have some time later today to put together the post.

But in the meantime, speaking of The Broadcast, we’re still going strong. In February, we started doing monthly bonus shows for the Jay + Jack Patrons (www.patreon.com/jayandjack). We play clips that had been edited out of the regular shows over the previous month and give commentary to them. I think they’re fun. We also let Patrons watch us record once a month, too.

We’re in season 4 now and have done 147 episodes, which is crazy. On this most recent episode, “Squish Squish Bish,” we hear about Amanda’s trip to the West Coast, Shandy’s war on nylons, and my adventures in hernia surgery. We also learn how long it takes to poop out a LEGO, get a little listener feedback in, and manage to keep the show to 72 minutes. It’s a good time. Check it out if you have an extra 72 minutes this week. 🙂

I had a weird tech glitch just as I was about to export this episode. My computer crashed. I had just saved the file, so I wasn’t panicking. I restarted and reopened GarageBand to find…that the audio file had suddenly changed into the exact same 18-second clip and was repeating over and over again. It was crazy. I was so mad and frustrated, though, that thought I was going to throw something across the room. I had to re-edit the entire episode and finally finished it around midnight. I fell asleep sitting up while it was uploading, haha, and finally posted it when I jolted myself awake at 1 a.m. Whew! I took a little video to try and explain what on Earth I was looking at. If anyone out there has ever had this happen in GarageBand, let me know. I know the audio file in the “media” folder for the episode changed but I have no idea how or what happened. Ah, technology.

Stay tuned for the Lizzo stuff in the next day or so!

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Coming Soon: Dad. Geek. Life.

Hello! It’s been a hot minute, but if anyone is still paying attention, there’s an announcement from the Glatfelter household: Jay is doing a vlog! It’s just for fun and he’s got a lot of really fun ideas for it. I’m super excited to see how he chronicles his/our family’s life. Check out the trailer and please subscribe to his YouTube channel. Thanks!

I’m going to have to get off my butt and start updating this blog again. Nothing like a little bit of peer pressure to get the ball rolling, hahaha. Have a great weekend, friends!

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Some The Broadcast Updates

Hello! It’s Monday and since The Broadcast is recording our second annual crossover with The Real Weird Sisters tomorrow night, I figured I would do a little update to plug our most recent episodes and solicit feedback for our crossover.

Ep. 3.25, “Almost Kidnapped” –  Our first episode of 2019! We came back from the holiday break with lots of tales of adventures, including searching through a snow cemetery, driving through torrential downpours, speeding tickets, a failed massage, airplane trouble, and an almost-kidnapping.

Ep. 3.26, “I Forking Love It” We discuss the new Gilette ad, a weekend without the Internet, a cranky former neighbor, Amanda’s injured mouse-clicking finger, and more. A listener email inspires a discussion about sexism, both overt and implicit.

Ep. 3.27, “A Corn Maze for Your Ears” – I share Alex’s latest milestone, Shandy tells us about a life-changing purchase, and Amanda’s cat is having a midlife crisis. We also talk eggs, how you like your bacon, the Oscars, awkward things that we don’t talk about, and more.

Finally, here is a link to our last crossover episode with The Real Weird Sisters, Ep. 2.30, “I’m with Heriscus: The Real Weird Crossover.” We had a ton of fun with Alice and Martha discussing things like wizard birth control, the real use for the Room of Requirement, feminism in the Harry Potter universe, and of course, the gazillion Marry/F/Kill choices sent in from listeners, haha. We are so excited to get to chat with them again. Please send us any feedback to TheBroadcasters3@gmail.com or 331-BROADS3 (331-276-2373) and make sure you check out The Real Weird Sisters’ podcast if you haven’t already!

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The Broadcast Ep. 3.19 “There’s a Wikipedia Page for That”

The Broads are back for episode 109, which is also the same number as the number of Trump scandals we’ve had since our last episode on Election Day. We discuss the midterm results, Amanda’s trip to Raleigh, Shandy’s smoky weekend, favorite Thanksgiving foods, and make an incredible discovery about Wikipedia pages that they are probably literally the last people in the world to not have known. This episode was brought to you by cinnamon raise bagels.

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Double Dare Live!

Last Tuesday, Jay, Zach, Alex, and I joined our friends Elena, Chad, and Katie at the Double Dare Live tour. It was so awesome! Jay and I watched the new season of Double Dare and the old seasons of Family Double Dare with Zach over the summer, so we jumped at the opportunity to see it when the show toured in our area.

Marc freaking Summers was there! And he kept coming into the audience so at one point, he was like 5 feet away from us. It was SO COOL.

Here’s how it went down. For the first 45 minutes, they took volunteers from the audience to do the different challenges on stage. Sometimes it was paired up kids against grown-ups, sometimes it was a grown-up and a kid, sometimes it was kids against kids, other times grown-ups against grown-ups. Every single adult there was super enthusiastic and answered their own version of “Hell yeah!” when asked if they had been a fan of the show as a kid. It was like Millennials go to Nickelodeon heaven.

Marc getting contestants from the audience.

Marc getting contestants from the audience.

There was a 15-minute intermission after the challenges were done. When the show resumed, they had families compete to widdle it down to a final two that then competed a la the actual game show. That part was especially a blast. They did questions, physical challenges, and the winners got to do the obstacle course! We were so envious of the woman who got to pick the nose to find the flag. Jay and I have watched so much Double Date that we have strategies and plans if we ever get to be on it!

Family Double Dare competition.

I hope this is still around 10 years from now so we can compete with the boys. It really was just a super fun night. Even Alex, who desperately wanted to go to sleep because he has a pretty strict 7 p.m. bedtime (and the show started at 7 p.m.), was well-behaved because there was enough stimulation around him to keep him interested in between yawns and snuggles. Jay and Zach had a great time, too. They left the obstacle course up after the show was finished and they went up to the edge of the stage and got to touch the nose!

Double Dare live gets a big thumbs up from us. If it ever comes to your area, definitely check it out. The only downside is that it is somewhat pricey ($50/ticket). I would not recommend doing the VIP tickets. Jay has a friend who did that and said that they really weren’t that worth the extra money.  Finally, a big shout out to their customer service department. We bought 3 t-shirts and I washed them when I got home. I followed the instructions and did tumble dry low and the logo on Jay’s got a bit melted on the inside. They replaced it for me without any trouble at all, to which I was grateful, as the shirts were also a bit expensive ($25/shirt).  Thanks, DD customer service!

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Pumpkin Carving in the 919: 2018 Edition

Woo-hoo! It’s been three four years since I’ve done a “Pumpkin Carving in the 919” post, which is funny because we’ve done so much Halloween-ing since then. Missed opportunities for blog posts. Schucks.

Anyways, this year was Alex’s first year carving a pumpkin and the poor kid is so accustomed to his 7 p.m. bedtime that he was practically turning into a pumpkin while we were carving them, haha. It was also Zach’s first year designing and “carving” his own pumpkin. He was a bit grossed out by the “guts” inside and I ended up doing most of that work, but…the intention was there? Alex, on the other hand, loved feeling around inside of the pumpkin and touching the guts. Too funny.

We gave Zoe a pass this year since she was such a good sport at my and Zach’s Halloween party this past weekend. But, she won’t escape dressing up for Halloween today…

Here’s some of our evening in pictures. Click to enlarge, if you are so inclined:

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The Broadcast Ep. 3.16 “I Got a Man Crush”

In honor of Halloween, this week’s episode of The Broadcast featured spooky, “real-life,” ghost stories. We also chat about Halloween parties, bill-paying (cause we’re cool like that), and much more. I hope you’ll consider giving us a listen!

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The Broadcast Ep. 3.10 “Party Like It’s Our 100th Birthday”

The Broadcast turned 100 this past week! We had a live show on Thursday to celebrate. It was a bit different than our usual episodes, but we had a lot of fun. I hope you’ll give it a shot and enjoy it as much as we did recording it.

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The Broadcast Ep. 3.8 “The Inclusive Cool Kids Table”

After a week off, The Broadcast is back! On this episode, we find out that Amanda’s mom does her social media postings for her and that Shandy willingly did trivia. I talk about a bunch of stuff, including how Dream Colleen has a better memory than Real Life Colleen. We also go on a tangent to learn about blood types, determine who would be “The Fifth of Broad,” and much, much, much more. Plus, WE NOW HAVE MUGS IN THE STORE!!!!

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DIY Grandparents’ Picture Frames

Like six months ago, I posted about a picture frame that I had made for Zachary before his brother was born. During that same time period, I also made picture frames for the baby’s grandparents and aunts.

I went to Michaels and bought their $1 frames, paint, letter decals, and heart stickers. I wanted to get a similar gray color to the theme of Alex’s room, so that’s what I went with. I also made frames for the aunts (see below). Each frame got a coat (or two) of Mod Podge to protect them from damage. You have to use Mod Podge. They’ll look gnarly while it’s drying, but it’s so worth it in the end for the overall quality and long-term use.

Here they are:

I also made frames for all four of his aunts. I know, I am super dorky. I just love my kids, I love my family, and I love arts & crafts. It seemed like a win/win, even if it’s super dorky.

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