The Big Boo Cast, Episode 72


Okay first of all Melanie has some internet issues on this podcast – she cuts in and out at times – and while the (lack of) internet service is unfortunate, I will say that she mines her inconvenience for some comedy gold. BE WARNED, AT&T. We also talk about our ongoing efforts to eat better and exercise more, and as you will hear we are just as thrilled as we can be about all of that.

Also on this podcast: some thoughts on the Grammys, foods we crave the most, how I found myself in an unspoken treadmill competition last week, my obsession with SEC women’s basketball, and Melanie’s elaborate skin care routine.

Then we tried to talk about books but I couldn’t remember the names of the books I’ve read recently so we’ll pick up with that topic next time.

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Here’s where you can get more info on the stuff / products / places we mention:

This Is Us

– Prince tribute featuring The Time & Bruno Mars (not for kids – just FYI)

Carpool Karaoke with “Sweet Caroline” (side note: Melanie was not pleased)

Carpool Karaoke with Bruno Mars (there’s a little bit-o-language)

– “Freedom 90” by George Michael

– “I Hate Everything and Everyone” – a hilarious blog post by Katherine at Grass Stains

Church Street Coffee in Birmingham (home of the Breakup Cookie)

SEC Network – it’s our favorite

Mizon Snail Repair Cream

Mizon Snail Intensive Repairing Serum

It Anti-Aging Collagen Veil Primer

It Your Skin But Better CC Cream

Samford Legacy League Luncheon in Birmingham on Thursday, February 23rd (Melanie is speaking)

Eleanor & Park

“Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

“The Bird” by The Time (not really a family-friendly version)

Enjoy, y’all!

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  1. Since ya’ll are talking about books next episode, I would love to hear a few in your “best of” categories. Best cook books, best parenting books, best devotional books, favorite board books when your kids were little, etc. And Sophie, please share more of your recipes! I looked up pimento cheese cornbread, and was like I need more of this in my life! Thanks.

  2. Just tried the Palmetto pimento cheese you recommended. Delicious!! I look forward to seeing you next week in Murfreesboro. Don’t know if they will have a pound of bacon waiting for you.

  3. I would love to know of funny, lighthearted books to read, similar to your and Melanie’s books. I like these kind of books to read before bed to wind down. I have reread both of y’alls books numerous times and always enjoy them again, but wanted to know if you can recommend some others.

  4. I also did The Bird in my living room on Grammy night. :) And yes, yes, yes to preferring Bruno to Beyonce. I felt the same way.
    Love listening to the BIgBoo. It always brings such joy to my day!

  5. I have really enjoyed hearing about the beauty products. How about some recommendations for hair products? I bought the dryer you mentioned loving last year and I am a big fan too. How about some hair product recommendations from both of you?

  6. Marilyn C. says:

    Could you please discuss this on your next podcast: Do either of you have a fabric steamer? The draperies I took out of the packages are terribly wrinkled and I can’t imagine trying to iron them especially at the top edge. I just wondered if either of you had experiences with such an appliance. Thanks!