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Not so great expectations

Episode 60: Not So Great Expectations

Happy New Year! 2016 was a total bitch, and not in a good way like we are. In this episode, we talk about the not so great expectations of being a girl, and also provide a memorial on the late Carrie Fisher.

Not so great expectations

In Memory of Carrie Fisher…

We recorded the actual episode before Christmas, so when we woke up to the news that Carrie Fisher, our beloved Princess Leia, had died a few days after a heart attack. It was really devastating. Liz wrote about it on her blog, so you can read that here, but this was our recognition of an amazing woman who was an actor, an advocate for the mentally ill, and a fantastic writer. The day after, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, also died. So much tragedy in such a short time. Prayers for Gary Fisher. You can’t explain death to a dog. Let the love of Carrie carry us forward into DOING something, rather than waiting for things to happen. Let’s make the world a better place.

Moving on…

Not So Great Expectations

Heather loves day-drinking, especially at a festival. And the drunk texts from her during these events are also amazingly weird. But we want to talk about what it’s like being a girl when you aren’t really a “girly girl” and aren’t meeting up to expectations – ours or the world’s. First of all, just because we don’t always want to be girly doesn’t mean we want to be dudes. Get over your “penis envy” comments just because we don’t feel like doing our hair or makeup every day.

Story about Speedos. Just… don’t. Also, New Year’s Resolutions… stop. Stop hating yourself when you don’t meet these flighty goals. Make real goals and work on them. We talk about some goals that we have made over the years to better ourselves that aren’t just short-term goals.

The expectations we put on ourselves are often harder than the ones society imposes. We always assumed that we would be more put-together as adult women. And we judged, growing up, the moms/women who weren’t. We imagined that at some age, we would wake up and get our shit together. Still waiting…

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Note: This is the “comfy” bra Operaman brought Liz when we went out and forgot to put one on…

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Episode 50 – Adulting

Welcome to our 50th episode of Nerdy Bitches Podcast!! We will be discussing the world of Adulting to celebrate this auspicious occasion! We will be talking about what we thought being an adult would be like as a kid versus the harsh reality, what we would recover from childhood if we could, and what we wouldn’t go back to for anything. We also had some fans weigh in on the issue, so we will give them a shout-out as well!

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All About Adulting

We have been wanting to do this for a while, so we decided to bust it out for our 50th episode! Heather recently went to a Podcasting 101 panel (Producer Craig was on the panel), so she talks about that, even though she can’t remember the names of people. Sorry guys!

As always, we¬†go off on a tangent about horror movies and why we really can’t watch them like we did when we were kids/teenagers.

Adulting questions:

  1. As a kid, what did you think being an adult would be like?
  2. What has been the reality of adulthood?
  3. What do you wish you could recover from childhood?
  4. What would you never go back to?

Notes From the Fans

  • Mary S. – “I thought that I would FEEL LIKE an adult (you know, on the inside!). I’m 50 and I feel like I’m about 18.”
  • Monica B. – “I thought I could have ANYTHING I wanted. Turns out I had everything I wanted as a kid, less so as an adult. I also thought that my memories would be the same color and quality as photos. You know, the grainy, dull color of poloroids? Yeah, I thought as an adult my memories of being a child would look like that in my head.”
  • Liberty S. – Definitely didn’t expect the marital strife and the bill paying. Also expected to be doing better than I am at my age (mid-30s).
  • Magdalena S. – Complete freedom but that is not the case at all
  • Drew W. – I thought I’d be able to just buy whatever I want as soon as I got a job. When you kill yourself for half the day to make a dollar to go to the store, six bucks and hour looks like opulence of an immesurable magnitude. Of course, I still kind of buy whatever I want as an adult anyway. Thank God for credit card debt.
  • Kramer M. – I thought I’d have free time. I thought after college I’d be able to come home and just do whatever I wanted for 4 to 5 hours. Oh, and sleep.
  • @nerdthugradio – Totally thought adult life meant weekly visits the Home Depot and I was wrong.
  • @sealeadams – 1. theory: cereal for dinner is possible. reality: achievement unlocked! 2. theory: I’d be married with kids by now. reality: dodged that bullet. 3. theory: I would one day like broccoli. reality: go to hell broccoli.
  • @80sMveGraveyard: I just figured I would have been a pro wrestler with the world’s largest comic collection.
  • @tipsyreview: There are more dishes than I had hoped for. Also, BILLS!
  • @zakfield: Thought being an adult would be boring work then I started playing D&D + building robots + VR.
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