Anniversaro (Show #250)

  • It’s my 10-year podcasting anniversary, and show #250.
  • Old Business
  • Newness: Dr. thyroid, low-key/no-tree Christmas, iPad Mini layaway
  • History of podcasting
  • Shelly’s book, iOS Access for All: two editions, two formats
  • Joining the Maccessiblity Roundtable
  • Cocktail Talk: Whisky Advent Calendar
  • (Beggin for) Feedback city
  • Super secret bonus Frank segment

Master of Malt's Whisky Advent Calendar

Keep in Touch: Shelly’s Podcast Facebook Fan Page

Link-O-Rama: Serial, iOS Access for All, Maccessibility Roundtable podcast, Master of Malt

Frisky for Podcasting (Show #249)

      Please excuse the sub-standard audio. I’m not super happy with the feedback my newish mixer gives me. And it was dark outside. I’ll do better next time.

      • Chit chat: long time…, weather, frisky for podcasting, drink check
      • Old Business: kitchen kompleat, road construction thrills Frank, jobless, Catalina
      • Shelly’s book, iOS Access for All
      • About accessibility in social media, and in software
      • 25th Anniversary
      • opossum trot
      • Arizona?
      • About giving blood platelets
      • Family reunion photography
      • Cocktail Talk: Lion’s Tail
      • (Beggin for) Feedback city

Frank enjoys a beer while he watches men dig a hole in our street

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Link-O-Rama: iOS Access for All, my iOS 7 blog post, Maccessibility roundtable podcast, lion’s tail cocktail recipe

Fickle Felker of Fate (Show #248)

      • Chit chat: why we sound different, drink check
      • Oregon trip: (Rowan stops by to chat), hanging with friends, the Rose Parade, Lost Lake, the beer store and its neighborhood, crazy Texas liquor laws
      • Kitchen Konfidential Kompleat?: down to the ground, slidey mesquite floors, chipped granite(, five-burner stove goodness, small oven, can’t finish the slideshow, Frank’s brass furnace
      • Cooking fun: smoked turkey gumbo, holiday chili
      • Winter garden: spicy lettuce, drying peppers
      • Holidays: Hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas toys
      • New computer: DIY home theater, hacking Frank’s email, new obsession
      • Cross-examination in the community
      • End-of-year vacation: outings with kids, travels to Denton, Frank finds a Felker
      • Tech Talk: iPad Mini critic guys a Mini, new Google Maps app has issues, iTunes 11 sucks
      • Cocktail Talk: Whiskies of the World comes to Austin, donga punch, volcano bowl, planning the spring tiki crawfish boil, 26th anniversary coming up, Jack’s car
      • (Beggin for) Feedback city

donga punch in the volcano bowl

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Link-O-Rama: Belmont Station, German smoked beer, For Whatever Reason, Mackie 402-VLZ3 mixer, Rode NG2 shotgun mic, MythTV, Bar Congress

Walk the Walk (Show #247)

  • Chit chat: drink check, awkward segueing
  • Prolific gardening: the squash sickness, milspec tomato cages, planting at my sister’s, (pause to waive at the neighbors), sharing the produce, walking sticks eat our mint leaves
  • Kitchen Konfidential: the date is set, driving to get the mesquite, surprising the wood, sorting the boards, another “thing you can get in the back of a Prius”, cabinet fixin, no kitchen for a month, finding tiny ovens, Sears is cool (who knew?), new freezer, granite is fun!
  • Potentially stalking podcasters in OregonReturn to the studio
  • California: Shelly the film geek, seeing 2 rare Spencer Tracy films, travel tips, lunch in Santa Monica, whisky bar, booze sexism, dinner in LA, double-decker tourist, wandering into a Beverly Hills hotel, more incredible whiskies, North Face snobs, rare movie night at the Billy Wilder Theaterand out to the porch
  • Drink check: sipping Zacapa 23 and the Ardbeg Alligator, Japanese whisky
  • Thyroid surgery: hospital virgin, medical payment unpredictability, upsetting stuff while groggy, talking to the doc, recovery, my smiley scar, pie and lentils
  • Observing the natives on our street: drivers and children and cell phones
  • iPad stand goodness: podcast with a mic mounted on a microphone stand
  • More ruminations on the murder of walking sticks. and crawfish boils, and more cats
  • Thanks for Web site help
  • Feedback city

walking stick climbs the wall

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Link-O-Rama: Balvennie Smash cocktail, For Whatever Reason, The Flatus Show, Gag the Manager, Life of Spaguy’s Wife, GigEasy, The Daily Pint, WhiskyCast, Tucker Professional Web Services, GeekFit, Beatweek, Overheard at Disneyland, Disney Day Trippers

Pretzel Logic (Show #246)


  • Chit chat: Frank is hardily working, button punching, drink check, masculine limes, Bullett Rye



  • Christmas celebration: family juggling, hosting dinner, LED dimmers



  • Kid time: one kid at a time, it’s not fair



  • Frank sleeps late and fiddles with XBMC



  • New Year’s Day with my brother



  • Cooking: pretzels, gumbo, chili, curry



  • Kitchen Konfidential: no wood



  • Medical stuff: roids, nursing home search



  • Show maintenance: show openers on Spotify, past feedback lost in tragic gmail accident


  • WordPress Comment Theatre

Here’s a pretzel-making slideshow

Keep in Touch: Shelly’s Podcast Facebook Fan Page Link-O-Rama: Shelly’s Podcast opening songs on Spotify, For Whatever Reason recipes,

I Am the 10 Percent (Show #245)

  • Chit chat: Technical difficulties
  • Titles
  • News: Don’t eat all the turkey, vegetable weekend with movies and waffles, restless
  • House & garden: tree surgery, rain!, Frank rubbernecks construction projects
  • Bowling at the German dudes club
  • Medical corner: CPAP racket, roid rage
  • Kitchen Konfidential: wood mill owners are flakes, drought limits tree harvesting/cutting??
  • Shelly’s plugs
  • Hello kitty: Norbert’s drinking habits, Jack on top
  • Tech talk: rolled over by the Googleplex, lemon-y iPhone 4S, replacing the MacBook battery
  • Cocktail talk: Comparing orgeats, applejack rabbits

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Link-O-Rama: Shelly on Google+, WhiskyCast Virtual Tastings Web site, my episode (audio), Rachel Maddow makes an applejack rabbit cocktail

Maineac Edition #1, Show #237, New England Line Dance

Frank and I took a vacation to Maine and Massachusetts recently, and made some recordings to entertain you. Like last year’s 12 Days of Frank’s Vacation, these are short, semi-random bits of our trip. The first one is about what we did when we arrived. Enjoy, and please let us know what you think.

Shipyard Pumpkinhead with a cinamon-sugar rim

Gangsta Lien (Show #236)

  • Chit chat: Frank has the sound board
  • Titles
  • News: Fishing and tornado warnings, the inaccessible conference, refinancing the house with less paper, Shelly loses everything (side trip to the gun store)
  • Gardening: Frank builds the irrigation system, tiny migrant farm workers pick many tomatoes, the 9-inch pep
  • Kerrville road trip: Not as uncomfortable as it used to be, texting the folk singer, Garrison Brothers’ Distillery
  • Kitchen Konfidential: Premature demolition averted, mesquite flooring, matching powdercoat color, checking out milestone and granite, we need to pick a new range, Frank ponders his career as a remodeler
  • Cocktail talk: Happy anniversary, Tigress, mourning the Parlor’s closing, cocktail correction
  • Feedback city

Holding a nine-inch pepper

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Link-O-Rama: Redboy Podcast

Rosemary’s Baby (Show #235)

  • Chit chat: Date and time, mic positioning, follow Heil on Facebook, push the button
  • Titles
  • News: Allergies, mom’s been illin and fighting for better care, cool weather, maters and peppers getting bigger, rain needed, Kerrville Folk Festival, refinancing, irrigation
  • Hello kitty: Neighbor kid stalking the cats
  • Tech talk: Fixing the iMac/Mac OS is stable, set top box, You Don’t Know Jack accessibility
  • Cocktail talk: Making orgeat
  • Feedback city

Nom Nom Nom signr

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Link-O-Rama: Heil Facebook page, Kerrville Folk Festival, Cheryl Wheeler, You Don’t Know Jack for iOS, orgeat recipe Life of Spaguy’s Wife

Extracted Nipples (Show #234)

  • Doin it rong
  • Chit chat: Setting the scene, cocktails, never gonna quit podcasting (probably)
  • News: Kids’ Olympics, iPad show notes, mom busts through her iPad bandwidth cap, (Aside: watching the passing vehicles), praise for mom’s cheapness, Frank replaces Frank’s door
  • Kids’ stuff: “it’s not FAIR!”, everyone has wheels, mom fall down go boom, bike training for three-year-olds
  • Challenges continue for Joyce
  • SXSW invades our city: bands everywhere, dinner with Redboy, Shelly is your tour guide
  • Dreamy: waking up angry, Charlie Sheen
  • Spring projects: (A visit from special guest Hugh), new garden mulch, bickering about the yard, new plants, family claiming our tomato plant, sprinkler plans,
  • Trains, trains, and trains: red line has been running one year, social media and SXSW, urban rail planning, Shelly gets all emotional about transit, smartphone navigation
  • Hello kitty: over-run and outgunned, new cat door, neighbors petting cats
  • TV Contest Results

nipple extractor

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Link-O-Rama: Redboy Podcast, Comedy4Cast, Life of Spaguy’s Wife

Kill Your Television (Show #233)

Enter the Shelly’s Podcast TV Ratings Contest

  • Send a voicemail or audio comment telling me what show I should watch
  • Be persuasive and creative
  • Show must be one hour or less in length, and available for viewing on the Grande Communications cable system between 2/3 and 2/10 2011.
  • Deadline for entries: 2/3/11
  • The winner, as judged by me, calls the tune: tell me what show to watch, and win a semi-fabulous prize, to boot.
  • Be nice to me or I’ll cry!

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Feaux Reaux (Show #232)

  • Chit chat: Six years, 12 days may be enough, not Friday the 13th, beverages
  • News: Mental health crises, mom’s iPad, LED Christmas lights suck
  • NEW SEGMENT–Kitchen Konfidential: Choosing flooring, learning wood terms, my blue cabinets, soda cloud, point/counterpoint
  • Hello kitty
  • Feedback city

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Link-O-Rama: Gag the Manager, Life of Spaguy’s Wife