Aunt Anxiety (Show #196)

  • Chit chat: Hot inside and out, thanks for thoughts about Smeagol, mom has a new cat
  • Title voting: please join the Facebook fan page
  • Tomato bounty: have the kids do it kids pick 30, my sister’s on Twitter, turning tomatoes into sauce, resisting the telling of boring green tomato story, kids pick 50+
  • Parenting by proxy: hiding objects from the baby, tiny theft, important parenting moment, modern adult angst, sad little girl, the apology, mom approval, Shelly’s mockable angst
  • Hello Kitty: Boys calming down, taking Norbert the extra mile to breakfast
  • Tech Talk: Twitter celebrities, (iPhone), family devotion in bios, stop the positive thinking
  • Shameless plugs: Voice acting in When SysAdmins Ruled the Earth
  • Feedback city

Morning Tomato Harvest

Link-O-Rama: Shelly’s Podcast Facebook fan page, all star cat wrestling on YouTube, When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth, Pizza Go Here, Tastes Like Burning

Smeagol, and Cocktails in the Crescent City: part two (Show #195)

  • Farewell, Smeagol
  • New Orleans, part two
  • Geeking out about gin
  • Frank’s clothing (optional)
  • Old reliable dinner
  • Absinthe rules: don’t set it on fire!
  • Swag shipping: fearful of TSA swipeage, schlepping to the FedEx office, self-packing, abortive bribery, waiting for the box and the St. Germain cough syrup
  • And now it’s time to play “What stupid crap is on TV?”, MJ’s missing, orgasms, Fox News, the shipwreck channel
  • Cocktail book buying
  • Last drinks: Frank’s cocktails, Shelly stumps the bartender
  • Travel day: airplane travel is teh suck, NOLA airport gumbo thumbs up, (cat acrobatics), cat debris
  • Frank addresses his public: slow social networking, detailed and technical potato feedback


Link-O-Rama: Sazerac, Joy of Mixology, French 75

Cocktails in the Crescent City: part one (Show #194)

  • Chit chat: what date, cute companions, voicemail rescheduled to next show, how to pronounce New Orleans, podcasting beer
  • Pre-New Orleans cocktails: quick drink, unplanned delays
  • Training for the week: power outlets, reclining seats, cold, swampy scenery
  • Settling In: Resting up, free Internet, minimal registration packet, cocktails in the hall, (Frank sleeps), swag hag, (Frank sleeps), project run-n-hide preview, tasteapalooza
  • Cocktail tour: famous bar and restaurant landmarks, Frank enjoys a cocktail, mardi gras segregated?
  • Cocktail tweetup: free booze at Bar Tonique
  • Educational boozing, spirit tasting…SCARY, famously rude people, rum zacapa is YUM, no recipe cards :(, (Rowan drops by)
  • “Drunks” in the lobby: promoters, Tales is not a trade show, rampant sponsorship
  • Spirited Dinner: menu, Frank enjoys the giant gin bottle, the ice cube people, free food

Seminar place setting

Link-O-Rama: Tales of the Cocktail, French 75, Sidecar, Pimm’s Cup, App Store Pundit, Red Fish Grill, Kold-Draft Ice

B Team Coffee (Show #193)

  • Chit chat: Holiday greetings, begs for voicemails, podcasters, please include your phone number, never make excuses for not doing a show, Shelly makes excuses for not doing a show, title picker
  • News: New news bumper, tiny toms, Kids will tomato sit, plants become monstrously big, Facebook Frank, mom will probably go online, sister wants to Facebook with mom, coffee quality disruption,
  • Hello Kitty: Desktop freeway for Rowan, brother love, or something else?, walking Norbert to breakfast
  • Cocktail talk: Annie’s, my cocktail party, headed to Tales of the Cocktail
  • Feedback city

    CocktIl party

    Link-O-Rama: Tipsy Texan, Shelly on MacVoices and Maccast