The Big Boo Cast, Episode 68


Earlier today Melanie and I decided to try to record a podcast, and lo and behold, our schedules cooperated. Then, on a whim, I texted our good friend Travis Cottrell to see if he could join us, and when he said that he could, I’m pretty sure that I heard some angels sing.

Or maybe that was just Hazel barking at the UPS driver. Regardless, it was a moment.

So. We discuss our thoughts about conveying tone in texts, the latest on Melanie’s kitchen (complete with a coffee bar update), and then we cover a wide range of ground with Travis, including our favorite moments of 2016.

Also, in keeping with the theme of our delivery-heavy holiday season, Hazel barks a good bit. I’m just as sorry as I can be about that.

Enjoy, y’all!

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

Or, as always, you can subscribe on iTunes if you’re feeling particularly fancy.

Just FYI – here’s where you can get more info on the products / places we mention (these aren’t affiliate links – just regular ole links):

Special guest / friend / Neil Diamond impersonator Travis Cottrell

– We didn’t mention this, but we for sure want to remind you. :-) The Big Boo Box from Hummingbird Farms – it’s our favorite! (use the code BIGBOO26 and get the whole collection for $49 + free shipping)

– Neil Diamond singing “Hello”

Phillips, Craig & Dean

Alex Guaranschelli’s Butter

Waiting for Guffman

A little background on Hamilton, just in case you’re wondering why anyone would get obsessed with it

– Leslie Odom, Jr. is crazy talented

“The Little Drummer Boy” by Neil Diamond

“In the First Light” by Travis Cottrell, who is also crazy talented (Mel and I both adore this song, and it’s even more special because Travis sings it).

Merry Christmas, everybody!

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  1. Very excited for the Christmas edition! Hooray! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  2. YAY! I’ve been wanting Travis to come back on the podcast for a while. So fun. Perfect for this time of year! Merry Christmas!

  3. If you were to ask me what my entertainment highlight was from 2016, I’d have to say that high on the list is listening to y’all’s podcasts! (And that exclamation point is indicative of happiness and excitement on my part). Y’all are so funny I can hardly stand it. And when Travis joins in, it takes it to an even higher level. Merry Christmas, Sophie!

  4. I love the community of the three of you in these podcasts and your laugh is fantastic! I never noticed Hazel barking!
    Fun times when I have list of things to do and can turn you all on to keep me entertained…it’s like the party line of the 2000’s! lol

    oops..I just realized I !!!! you . Ha oh well!

  5. Hi! This is completely unrelated, but I know you are always in the market for a good mascara. If you haven’t tried the new It Cosmetics Superhero mascara…you must try! It is literally like putting on fake eyelashes…it’s amazing!!! Merry Christmas! The podcast was awesome!

  6. Oh You Guys!!! What a fun time with you! and that final song totally rocked my world !!

  7. Well, Merry Christmas to us all! Thanks so much for the fun! So good to hear the contagious laughter! It’s contagious! I needed this pick me up today! Lots of exclamation points!!!!!
    And just a side note — and I know it’s totally on me — but I can never take “no worries” or “no problem” the way it was likely intended. When store clerks or waiters say that to me I want to scream back at them that if what I’m asking for is a worry or a problem for them, then they need to find a different job that does not involve working with the public. And, “no problem” or “no worries” is not an appropriate response to “Thank you,” is it? I long to hear a “You are welcome.” Am I that old?

  8. Happy holidays ladies. Don’t forget to make the gifts personalized. If not, they’ll just be gifts without memories.

  9. Waiting for Guffman is the single funniest movie ever made. The end. It thrills me when other people have seen it.