The Big Boo Cast, Episode 157

In this episode we talk way more about high school football than college (no joke: this past Friday night was the most exciting high school football game of my adult life), and I’m so happy that we were able to actually have a podcast conversation about high school football, because that means Melanie’s internet connection is working again. May the Lord be praised.

We also talk about some stuff that has happened on the internets over the course of the last week, the problem with the countertop on Melanie’s island, Melanie’s recent test drive of a hydro-facial, and some make-up that we have recently tried and enjoyed.

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 156

The Bulldogs and the Aggies didn’t have an easy time of it this past weekend, but don’t you worry: we still have big fun recapping what we love about the LSU Tigers and analyzing the greatness of Nick Saban. We also discuss a recent situation where I was told I have angled cuticles, and yes, I realize that might be the strangest declaration I have made to date via this podcast.

In the second half of this episode we were absolutely plagued by disconnection problems, but the bright side of that is that we discovered the root of all of our sound issues. We appreciate your patience as you have had no choice but to join us on this perilous audio journey.

We also talk about a couple of products I’ve tried and enjoyed, and then we pretty much give up on being able to record anything else. Which is why I am delighted to have included about ten minutes of our most recent Patreon episode at the end of this one. NOW DIDN’T THAT ALL WORK OUT.

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Show Notes:

The Late Night Movie

Downton Abbey

Prettygarden Women’s Solid Sweater

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Queen

Relavel Make-up Case (IT IS A GAME CHANGER)

Speed Test for upload and download speeds

Voluspa Goji Tarocco Orange candle

Pickwick and co leather, woods and tobacco candle

Nest Moroccan Amber candle

Northern lights whiskey and tobacco candle

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 155

Listen. When Melanie and I started recording this episode, I was in a big ole post-birthday, post-Homecoming, please-someone-make-the-news-cycle-slightly-less-exhausting funk. Plus, we had eleventy hundred sound issues when we started trying to record, so in retrospect maybe I should have just called it a day and taken a 16-hour nap.

However, as it always tends to do, talking to Melanie eventually turned my frown upside down. I think it’s the combination of hearing her talk about when lightning struck near their house and how the barista situation is going at C’s school and her challenges at their recent family dove hunt and her glorious new mattress topper and the apparently bottomless pit that is contributing to a teenager’s checking account.

So all that to say: funny friends are difference-makers, and aren’t we all so grateful for that?

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

Downton Abbey – the movie

Sophie’s brand-spankin’ new clothes steamer

Billy Joel Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 & 2

Sleep Innovations Gel Memory Foam 4-inch Mattress Topper

Linen Home 100% Cotton Percale Sheets

Beckham Hotel Collection Gel Pillow – Luxury Plush Gel Pillow

Sunday Riley Vitamin C Serum

Sunday Riley Luna Oil

Sunday Riley Good Genes

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 154

This past Saturday was a tough one for both of us football-wise (though to the Aggies’ credit, they were victorious over the Razorbacks), so as you can imagine, we do some post-game processing on this episode. We also break down some of the better parts of our weekend and discuss why tile selection should be a required exercise for all couples in their pre-marital counseling.

Finally. You will be zero percent surprised to learn that there was a point where I accidentally stopped recording, which meant that poor Melanie had to listen to me tell a story for the second time, and then there were a couple of times where we had to step away from the computer for a minute or so for Very Urgent Matters of Great Urgency. So all that to say: we’re just here to be as professional as possible. As always.

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Show Notes:

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Making the Team

Season 2 of Fleabag (Melanie recommends – and also says that it’s not kid-friendly)

Olivia Colman

American Royals by Katharine McGee

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 153

Well, we have been to Amarillo, and we both absolutely loved our trip. So we kick off this episode talking about All The Fun we had with Jamie and Erin and Knox and the Amarillo Angels. Plus, you know, Torchy’s Tacos.

We also talk about Homecoming in the here and now and Homecoming in ye olden (Gunne Sax by Jessica McClintock) days, along with a couple of new products Melanie has tried and our (unexpected!) shared reality TV boundary. Plus, you know, our favorite person to follow on Twitter.

As always, thanks so much for listening. Hope you enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Torchy’s Tacos (we loved the avocado salsa dip)

Barrel & Pie in Canyon, Texas

Back 40 Grill in Canyon, Texas

Abuelo’s in Amarillo

Our beloved Popcast friends

Amarillo Angels

Relavel Makeup Train Case

The Madewell clutch we both have (and love!)

Tula Rose Glow Brightening Eye Balm

Melanie at Homecoming in 1986

Texas Homecoming Mums

American Royals by Katharine McGee

Ardell Magnetic Lashes

Karen Howell on Twitter (she’s our favorite!)

Mike Leach on Pac-12 mascots

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 152

On this episode we chronicle Melanie’s recent football heartache, we talk about our upcoming trip to Amarillo, and we break down some thoughts about the fact that the leopard print trend has arrived with authority and apparently intends to stay.

We also talk about the difficulty of persuading our eyes to wake up in the mornings, along with some potions and salves that are bringing Melanie some real hope. And in what might be one of my favorite topics ever, we dig into an offhand comment where Melanie reveals that the Shankles own an extra set of tires. COLOR ME FASCINATED.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

Cheetah Print Slip-on Tennis Shoes

– Melanie in her zebra-print coat (WE WERE CHILDREN)

Mad About You revival

Torchy’s Tacos (WHAT MAGIC AWAITS US?)

Amarillo Angels Benefit (we’ll be there with Knox, Jamie, and Erin from The Popcast – and there are still a few tickets left!)

Sunday Riley Power Trio

Blaq Undereye Patches

Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt

Oribe’ Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray

Crowder’s I Know A Ghost

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