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ONE HUNDRED THREE PR - Project Runway Special - December 30, 2007
of sugarplums? Not Bay and Amy!
We were dreaming of a Project Runway Christmas, and it's been so long
since the last episode, we couldn't contain ourselves! Here's a bonus
Glitz Blitz episode in which we ponder some deep Project Runway
mysteries: Is Christian as bad as we've imagined? Is Tim Gunn really
honest with us? Are we really so gullible as to be swayed by clever
editing? Well...maybe. Thanks to some thought provoking voice mails
from listeners, we have a lot to discuss, and it couldn't wait 'til the
next episode of Project Runway airs!
Episode ONE HUNDRED TWO - December 9, 2007
OK, we went a little crazy and strayed from the path. Is that so wrong?
Amy was busy this week, what with lunching and shopping and going to
art fests! Bay was less busy, but she still managed to get a little
shopping in! And it's the most wonderful time of the year! Why? Because
we're planning our trips to Tennessee or Las Vegas! (Amy's coming to TN
for Christmas, and Bay's off to LV in March. See y'all there!) Call in
and tell us your holiday wishes! 206-309-7232, we're waiting!
Check out the Springs
Preserve, where Las Vegas began, and be sure to stop off for
a bite at Wolfgang Puck's Cafe!
See? Las Vegas has art! Some of it's a bit
macabre, but it's art! (Click the thumbnails to see larger images.)
ONE HUNDRED ONE PR - Project Runway Special - December 5, 2007
OK, look: Tonight's episode of Project Runway was crazy. We know it,
you know it, the designers know it, and we bet Bravo knows it,
was wild and hairy. And we have lots to say about it, but we're
conflicted and we're really wondering -- if we podcast this fast every
episode, it's hard to form coherent opinions. Except this: We Know The
Judges Were Wrong Tonight. We disagree. Strongly. And those were some
nasty-ass trends forced upon poor, unsuspecting designers this week.
We're just saying. Is all.
Stop picking on Blogging Project Runway! It's
brilliant, positive, uplifting, and informative! So, bitches, quit the
And one of our new favorite blogs shouldn't be
missed: Check out Project Stunway!
But as always, we can't wait to see what Tom
and Lorenzo will have to say about tonight's ep!
ONE HUNDRED ONE - December 2, 2007
While Amy and Bay are still reeling from the glory of 100 episodes, our
listeners are also weighing in with lots of thoughts on turning 100 and
celebrity encounters. Yay, Grits to Glitz! Yay, listeners! The first
order of business is finding out if the Big Ass Wreath is in place yet,
and whether or not Bay is ever gonna catch up with Amy's holiday
decorating prowess. (Erm... isn't food a priority in anyone's book?) We
hear from beloved longtime listeners in far-flung lands like Oz and
California, and we squeal with delight over some PR dishing with
another podcaster we love. Hey! Call us and tell us what's on your
holiday wish list! We're definitely hoping to hear from the naughty
Get your hair pulled by Gene
Simmons just like Amy did! He's probably playing a city near
you sometime soon!
Bay loves Kathy
Griffin, but Kathy Griffin doesn't love Southerners. How can
we change her mind?
Send us your naughtiest holiday wish list
items! Call us at 206-309-7232, or email email@example.com!
ONE HUNDRED PR - Project Runway Special - November 28, 2007
We're still trying to figure out how to make a podcast short, and darn
it, with all these designers and all their fabulously interesting
designs, it's just impossible! So we're up to our eyebrows in drama
this week, which Bay loved, and the judges didn't kick off the wrong
person, which Amy loved. Although Bay wished they didn't kick off
anyone. And Amy wished someone else had been in the top 2. And darn it,
why are they doing a menswear challenge, anyway? But it was fun!
Someone brought a big bag of crazy and left it all over the workroom
Get Carmen's book about deconstructing
t-shirts, and learn from one of this season's contestants. Carmen,
we're gonna miss you!
And we hang on every word uttered by Tom and
Lorenzo at Project Rungay!
ONE HUNDRED!!!!! - November 24, 2007
ONE HUNDRED EPISODES!!!!!! We couldn't figure out a way to hold a
ticker-tape parade on the Internet without crashing a bunch of servers,
so we went with the next-best option: A LIVE SHOW IN FRONT OF A LIVE
AUDIENCE!!!!!!! Big, big honkin' thanks to everyone who dropped in the
chat room -- you're the bestest! And special, special guests dropped by
and surprised us, which was super cool. Even though it left Bay kind of
speechless! Big, big thanks to fabulous musician Robert Morgan Fisher,
who is the coolest of all time, especially with his cans of greasy
coffee beans. And huge thanks to Steve and Miles of The Strip Podcast
-- Steve is so sweet, and Miles is such a hottie, even on the phone! We
could go on forever. Is this an Academy Award acceptance speech? The
orchestra is going to start playing any minute. Basically, this episode
was just a total party from beginning to end! Thanks to all our
NINETY-NINE PR - Project Runway Special - November 21, 2007
Don't you love how quickly things can change at the start of a new
season? Amy's done an about face on one designer's work, and Bay has
made her choice for the designer most likely to find employment in
Idaho. Bring your hankies and settle in for an analysis of design on a
dime, Project Runway style!
Join us for our big 100th episode celebration!
be recording with a live audience for the first time, and you can join
us on Saturday, November
24 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time, 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Take
part in the live chat at lvrocks.com!
NINETY-NINE - November 18, 2007
Call 206-309-7232 to leave voice mail about this long episode! Not a
lot of topics were covered, but the ones discussed were extra-juicy for
this nearing-the-centennial show! First up, how 'bout a little more
Project Runway Season 4 dish? Amy and Bay are still disagreeing about
some pretty major points, and we would love to know how y'all feel
about it, too! Secondly, Bay drags out the Vocabulary Vixen for a
little stroll to the window. And finally, Amy had a grand adventure at
Planet Hollywood this weekend. Who knew she had such a killer sense of
irony in celebrity encounters?!?
& Lorenzo are on Bay's side about Elisa's creativity
Bay has a Facebook page -- do you? If you
do, look her up. She's the only Bay Loftis in the world!
& Miles host a really cool podcast called The
Strip. We're just not
sure how gay Miles really is, because... well, you'll find out during
Hang out at Planet
Ho with Amy and other celebrity watchers!
Episode NINETY-EIGHT PR - Project Runway
Special - November 14, 2007
We're overwhelmed with the opening night of Project Runway Season 4,
but we still manage to totally disagree about who's the craziest new
contestant, and Bay gets grossed out. Regardless, Heidi looks fabulous
this season, Tim is by far the best part of PR (and the viewers voted
and agree!), and we can't wait 'til Jillian opens her big bag of crazy
and lets it all hang out. Go, Project Runway!
And we can't wait to hear what Tom
and Lorenzo have to say about Marion's dress!
NINETY-EIGHT - November 11, 2007
While waiting for our much-anticipated 100th show and the glorious
singing of "Greasy Coffee Beans" sure to ensue, a catastrophe befell
our voice mail line. WE LOST OUR OLD VOICE MAIL NUMBER! Gosh, now we
have to remember a whole new number. And so do you, our fabulous
listeners! So we practiced saying it a lot in Episode 98. 206-309-7232!
Call us and sing "Greasy Coffee Beans" for our hundredth show! Amy is
still singing other tunes -- she got to see James Taylor in Las Vegas.
Hear her review of the Mandalay Bay event arena! Hear Bay call Amy some
foul names! Project Runway Season 4 is almost upon us -- eeeee! We
can't wait, we can't wait, we can't wait for Wednesday night! And
finally, Amy is a con artist -- she auctioned off a dollar bill for
more than a couple of dollars. Crazy! But no crazier than our new voice
mail number, which, just to say it again, is 206-309-7232. Give it a
try! And while you're at it, be ready to sing.
Episode NINETY-SEVEN - November 4, 2007
Boy, we really can talk a lot, can't we? [Inside joke -- ROFL!] So,
what did we discuss this week? For starters, the retail trend of
putting holiday gifts on sale before Black Friday. Good idea? Or cruel
vagary of fate played on poor planners like Bay? And we recapped our
Halloween activities -- it was a very unusual year, filled with fun!
Amy and Paul went to First Friday in Las Vegas, while Bay calls her
favorite new friend a terrible name. (Somehow, Bay thinks it's a
compliment.) HEY! We're almost 100 episodes old! Call us and sing
"Greasy Coffee Beans" for us! 206-424-4748, call us and sing!
If it's been around for a decade, the SunSpot
must be good!
Or if you're on the other coast on the First
Friday of the month, don your blackest t-shirt and go hang
out with the angry youth!
NINETY-SIX - October 28, 2007
Once again, Bay is at a complete loss to describe this week's show.
Why? Well, it was a little frenetic. Just a wee bit. From a scary
Starbucks story to a little parrot-news dishing, the Grits to Glitz
gals ran the gamut from strange to just plain silly. And we got
listener email! And more! You just have to listen hard to keep up,
Find a Starbucks near you to see if
anyone shoots anything at you.
NINETY-FIVE - October 14, 2007
Note from Bay: I can't remember what we talked about. I'm sure it was
all exciting. We mentioned game shows and new game shows and people who
try out for game shows and then wait by the phone. And then we talked
about scrapbooking and sewing. (Guess we should've uploaded some pics,
huh?) And then we apologized to our former listener who recently
started listening again, and then Amy told me we can't do next year's
April Fool's prank until April 1st, but I really don't want to wait.
It's not a prank, exactly. It's just brilliant.
And other than that, I'm not sure what we talked about, but I
know I had to wipe tears from my eyes from laughing. So these are my
Episode 95 show descriptions, and you'll just have to listen!
NINETY-FOUR - October 1, 2007
Hey, we're back! And only a little late, thanks to Bay's complete
ineptitude with the nifty new recording device. (Note from Amy: Bay
wrote that.) Snort! That's OK, we
still garnered a mention on one of our favorite podcasts! So -- what is
it with ventriloquists these days? And we're dishing the dirt about
fall TV, and we still found time to choose a winner in our fabulous
"Chase a pigeon" contest! Sure, it's an eclectic show -- it's Grits to
Check out the fun and frivolity (strictly
adult!) of the PNS Explosion -- they have sound
Dunham DVD at Walmart or from his website, and find out why
and her son now yell, "SILENCE! I KEEL YOU!" on a regular basis.
And since ventriloquism is so hot, hear Las
Vegas's own Ronn Lucas on the next episode of The
Episode NINETY-THREE - September 23, 2007
We're back! And Bay doesn't sound like she's drowning in a tunnel! YAY!
And while we're mostly just giddy at the prospect of an easy-to-edit
podcast, we do have some stuff to chat about. Like how Amy's famous in
Japan. Well, her viral video is! And is Amy hanging out in the smoker's
corner again? WHAT? You'll just have to listen to find out the answer!
And Bay went mountain climbing! (Did she yodel? We'll never tell...) We
heard from more of our favorite listeners! Our Scarecrow Contest rages
on! And can you believe we can fill an entire half hour with this
drivel? Yes, we can, too!
NINETY-TWO - September 16, 2007
Listen carefully and between the Skype skips you may hear about Amy's
viral video. Remember the pigeon scaring video from back in May? Well,
it's been discovered and is making the rounds of the internet video
sharing sites. What a kick! To celebrate, we're giving away a brand new
ScareCrow, a motion-activated sprinkler just like the one that starred
in the video! Call
206-G2G-GRIT to enter!
Meanwhile, Bay is reminiscing about how music can bring back the fond
memories of youthful summers filled with romance, and Amy's reminded of
how Lionel Ritchie kept singing the same song over and over one fateful
night. Finally, a Vegas-bound listener remembers her own encounter with
a not so friendly bit of wildlife. Maybe she could use a
NINETY-ONE - September 10, 2007
We could write a really long description of a really long podcast, but
why don't we let our voices do all the hard work? Amy's back from her
fabulous cruise! Bay has had fabulous interaction with native wildlife!
(And no, it didn't involve salsa dancing, more's the pity.) And neither
of us has had a cigarette in weeks. Yea, Grits to Glitz!
How 'bout a few pictures of things Amy saw
on her cruise? Don't you wish you had been with her?
NINETY - August 26, 2007
We're not podfading! We're not podfading! Even though some of us are
really boring, we are NOT podfading! So tonight's episode comes to you
with absolutely no pre-planning whatsoever and more than a couple of
Skype and network problems. But that's OK, because Bay quit smoking,
and now Amy and Bay are both smoke free! Unfortunately, as a direct
result, they have a really hard time talking about anything that
doesn't involve quitting. And we're sorry! But that's how it is at
Grits to Glitz headquarters these days. Soon we'll be back to normal!
In the meantime, Amy is redecorating, and Bay is dining out. And we're
off next week while Amy tours Alaska, so soak up the G2G stuff while ye
If you, like Bay, are still a third-class
citizen who loves tobacco,
but your family is threatening to leave you behind the next time they
go on vacation, get a prescription to Chantix.
It works even when you
don't really want it to.
If you, like Amy, like to take cruises to
exotic locations, visit Alaska on a gorgeous ship!
Amy's entryway (click thumbnails for larger
-- and After --
Much better, don't you think?! And say goodbye to the casino carpet
peeking out of the left corner of the before picture. It's going away
to Knoxville and try this darling little place. It hardly seems to fit
in with the rest of the crowd -- and maybe that's why Bay likes Table
Fifteen so much!
totally forgot to say something to Sean in Arkansas on the podcast, so
she's saying it in the links -- Sean, have fun at Disneyland!!!
Listener Kristina included us in her
blog -- we're honored! We definitely have a mutual admiration
EIGHTY-NINE - August 12, 2007
Hide the sharp objects from Amy and settle down with Bay for some
delicious coconut cake. We've got some ground to cover! There's the
health report, the travel news, and even a surprise ending! (It's a
Listen to The Petcast
-- like Amy and listener Lin in NJ did this last weekend. There's a
special surprise on the 100th episode!
Russell was a kind of negative fella, but that's OK, because
still gossip about other people's virtues, secret and known!
We're always crazy about How
Much Do We Love, but this week's episode is especially fun
for Bay. Drink up!
Episode EIGHTY-EIGHT - August 5, 2007
We could have talked all night, we could have talked all night, and
still have talked some more... OK, that won't get us $100K on a game
show, but we still had fun chatting this week! Topics up for grabs
include Amy's increasingly adventurous Alaskan cruise plans, lyrical
game shows, Craigslist's bid to take over the world, and whatever
happened to Lake Superior. (Paranoia can destroy ya...) Hey, y'all,
Bay's on drugs! And finally, we're very worried about the unnecessary
bruising of delicate leafy vegetables. Wondering what it's all about?
Well, heck, we are, too! Join us now for a chick chat gab fest!
Looking for more concrete info about Las Vegas?
Love a good celebrity interview? Check out The
Or just watch The
Travel Channel -- they're always doing shows about Las Vegas
secrets and Alaskan cruises!
Episode EIGHTY-SEVEN - July 29, 2007
It's Grits to Glitz with a techno beat! And a new segment! First we'll
reveal the truly ugly side of Vegas -- just when you thought rain was a
good idea, Amy shares the unvarnished truth. Oh, the horror! After such
an unpleasant start, we had to take a minute to enjoy one of our
favorite displays of natural beauty combined with fabulous bitchiness:
Hummingbirds! And of course, Bay loves shoppin', so she just had to
talk about her most recent purchase. Speaking of fancy playthings, how
are Hollywood starlets and teenaged elephants alike? Amy tells all in a
segment on gossip that we haven't indulged in for ages! And finally, we
unveil our latest attempt at a regular segment: iGoogle Glitz! Find out
how Bay and Amy really feel about "roughing it". If we can't bring the
air conditioner, is it worth it?
Insight ActiviToys have long been a favorite of
smaller parrots -- now
you can get 'em for your big birdies, and that makes Bay a
very happy, savvy shopper!
tried to find a family-friendly gossip site to link in our section
about badly behaved Hollywood starlets, but we think the classic
sources say it best (with champagne wishes and caviar dreams,
case you are an outdoorsman who never learned how -- just in case,
because, y'know, we're your go-to gals! -- here's the How To of the Day
that makes us glad we don't go camping any more!
EIGHTY-SIX - July 22, 2007
We are going a little bit crazy as we've overcome one of our technical
difficulties -- so the chat is a bit frenetic! Join us as we discuss
Amy's Alaskan cruise plans, Bay's movie-viewing habits, and more! That
hottie Miles from The Strip Podcast drops in with
the results of the
Fabulous Vacation Photo Contest -- thanks to Steve and Miles for their
judging prowess! Are you something of a mixologist? Then you need to
check out How Much Do We Love's summer
cocktail contest -- Bay's up to
her elbows in plans and booze! And finally, we play a clip from a loyal
listener who wants to know why we've been podfading. We're sorry! We
really are! But if we get our recording details worked out, we hope to
debut a new segment soon!
EIGHTY-FIVE - July 15, 2007
Short and sweet and to the point! The suspense builds as we await the
judges' verdict on the Vacation Photo Contest! Meanwhile, Amy and Bay
are making a special guest appearance on the Petcast, so hear what we
sound like in a real studio at http://www.thepetcast.com.
EIGHTY-FOUR - July 8, 2007
It's bittersweet, but we think we're gonna hafta take a little break
and try to re-glitz the podcast a little. Why? Well, listen and hear as
Bay skips and tweets and turns into a robotic voice, all thanks to the
rotten Skype connection! It's enough to make transcontinental
podcasters want to scream! But we'll shriek with delight over listener
Lin's gorgeous and well-dressed Amazon parrot! See PollyEster! See
PollyEster's beauteous array of Tim Tams! And finally, Bay's keeping
a beetle hostage. Why not? All the other june bugs in Tennessee
probably wish they could enjoy air conditioned living, too!
EIGHTY-THREE - July 5, 2007
Happy just-after Independence Day! We're doing a short show this week,
but we just wanted to talk about our Fourth of July festivities (Bay
blew stuff up while Amy visited a very cool place). And don't forget --
enter our Vacation Photo Contest! Deadline's July 7th! E-mail your
entries to Amy@gritstoglitz.com
and win a 3-night stay in her lovely cabin!
EIGHTY-TWO - July 1, 2007
In a conversation that runs the gamut from diet to dining and from
politics to music, Amy and Bay just go crazy now that they can't play
in the pool together. Darn it! Oh, well, at least we can still podcast!
First up, we debate the pros and cons of Amy's weight loss plan while
Bay thinks about joining her in the NutriSystem world of pre-packaged
meals. Then we heap some more lovin' on The Strip Podcast, especially
now that some of our loyal listeners are getting a dose of glitz from
it, too! Amy fills us in on the scandals in Las Vegas, and Bay gets to
play a whole gorgeous song on the podcast that makes her cry. Go,
Ingrid Michaelson! You rock the Grits to Glitz world!
Thinking about losing some weight? You might
want to consider NutriSystem -- it works for Amy!
Tired of the diet? Go to Las Vegas and have a
fabulous steak at famous Hugo's Cellar!
Strip Podcast! As well as being visually very hot, they
interview crazy people like Liza Minnelli and fabulous people like Mel
Run, do not walk, and listen to all of Ingrid
Michaelson's glorious music. It makes Bay cry!
EIGHTY-ONE - June 26, 2007
It's a Grits to Glitz slumber party! We've donned our pj's and popped
some popcorn for a Las Vegas soiree! This show marks the first time Amy
and Bay have been together in one room in Amy's new hometown, and --
hey, we'll be honest -- we were exhausted from all the fun we had over
the long weekend! Join us as we recount our top 5 favorite things about
Las Vegas for this 2007 gathering, from restaurants to shows to things
only the locals know about and right up to the kitchen sink. OK, it's
not really the kitchen sink, but it's darned close. (Cuz Amy's kitchen
looks out over Amy's backyard pool!) And... Time's a-wastin'! Don't
forget to enter our Vacation Photo Contest! Rules are simple: Send your
best vacation photo to Amy@gritstoglitz.com
by July 7th. The winner of a 3-night stay in Amy's cabin in the Smokies
will be announced July 14th!
Have a divine meal in a lovely setting at the
Paris Casino's Mon Ami Gabi!
Feast on Jewish delicacies at BagelMania, a favorite spot of
EIGHTY - June 20, 2007
Bay's trip to Las Vegas is almost here! How could she be too busy to
podcast? Check out this special edition of Grits to Glitz and find out
who's going to a casino with two beautiful women and finding himself in
trouble with the mob. And don't forget the big vacation photo contest!
Send those entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
to win a three-night stay at a peaceful Tennessee mountain hideaway!
SEVENTY-NINE - June 17, 2007
Put on your best hick accent and hang out with Bay! Or grab your
nearest cocktail napkin and put on the glitz with Amy! Either way, kick
back and listen as Bay and Amy discuss the haps on both sides of the
continent. Mostly, we're just dying for the weekend so that Bay can
visit Amy in Las Vegas and go have some grown-up good times. But we're
also really excited because Amy's husband just bought a new car that
Bay -- and some trees -- can really appreciate. Then Bay goes off on
some bunny trails about gorgeous old Franklin, Tennessee, and we wrap
up with the goods on our Vacation Photo Contest.
SEVENTY-EIGHT - June 13, 2007
A Wednesday night show! A Wednesday night show! We hardly know what to
talk about, since Project Runway isn't going strong at the moment, but
we still manage to get in some interesting TV notes. Amy's getting
into On the Lot,
and Bay loved the premiere of Top Chef Season 3.
really, the main dish is: Bay's going to visit Amy in Las Vegas! As a
savvy Las Vegas visitor, this trip is going to be devoted to all things
animalistic in nature. Dolphins... lions... tigers... and naked men?
What? Tune in to find out what's on tap for Bay's next trip to Amy's
Get a load of fabulous independent film-making
from FOX TV's On
Enter our Vacation Photo Contest! Email your
favorite picture to
email@example.com! Entries due by July 7th!
SEVENTY-SEVEN - June 10, 2007
We're playing catch-up after weeks of improper podcasting. Will we get
a ticket? Listen as we speed through a re-hash of our pro-bulldog rant
(it's gonna be on the Petcast in a few weeks!), Amy's happy work news
item, Bay's happy home dish, the joys of wedding video editing, and our
Shear Genius finale recap. (We still think Tabatha should've won, and
we adore Vidal Sasson!) It's all so quick'n'gritty, we named it Instant
Grits! The bigger Glitz Bits? Yeah, we have those, too! Amy saw a
not-so-fabulous Las Vegas magic show, and Bay tested the limits of a
policeman's patience -- and lived to tell the tale! Don't forget to
send us your favorite vacation snapshot for our Vacation Photo Contest.
The prize is as cool as a Smoky Mountain breeze!
Listen to the
Petcast, which we love! (Even when we're not a featured clip!)
If easy-to-please Amy can't say anything nice,
you know it has to be bad. Avoid Hans Klok's "The Beauty of Magic".
Website bonus Link! We forgot to mention it,
but Bay bought cute new Crocs. They're just as
cute as they are comfy!
Don't forget to check out the pigeon excitement
SEVENTY-SIX - June 3, 2007
haven't been abducted by aliens,
and we don't have scurvy. It's just that we're horribly busy, and Bay's
air conditioner is broken. We had to stop by, though, and remind y'all
about the big vacation picture contest. Don't forget to enter!
SEVENTY-FIVE - May 27, 2007
We're all back where we belong and finally we're able to launch a
proper podcast! Well, OK, we do go off on a few tangents. But y'all
expect that of us, right? Right! So come along and listen as we discuss
how to tell when your vacation is officially over, how robbed Tabatha
was of her proper title "Shear Genius," and a little bit of the animal
news you know we can't resist. Like, how much we miss our pets while on
vacation, and how our favorite Petcast hostess Emily needs to get to
know some good English bulldogs. But wait, there's more! There's
hummingbird news, and pigeon news, and even parrot news from Parrot
Jungle Island! AND! Enter our fabulous new contest! Who's ready to stay
three nights for free in the Smokies? Get the scoop on Grits to Glitz!
We're on the edge of our seats to see what
happens on the season finale of Shear
Listen to the
Petcast, and let Steve & Emily know why bulldogs are
Amy got a water-zapping scarecrow to keep
the pigeons out of her pool,
and now the hummingbirds are so scared, they're trying to hide behind
her husband Paul!
Crazy bird ladies like us loved the old Parrot
Jungle. Now exotic
animals of all sorts can be found at the glitzy new Parrot
Enter our contest! Send us
your best vacation photo! Win a three night stay in Amy's cabin in the Great Smoky
Finally, check out the pigeon action in Amy's
Episode SEVENTY-FOUR - May 20, 2007
Planes, trains, and automobiles have been the theme for the last couple
of shows. Bay is shaking it down in Miami while Amy's life has a
decidedly avian theme of late. Video star Leon the bulldog makes an
appearance, as do podcast stars from The Divacast. And we don't even
want to think about the monstrous happenings on Shear Genius. Say it
Shear Genius is breaking our
hearts! (But you know we'll still watch!)
SEVENTY-THREE - May 15, 2007
We're always giddy after we've had a chance to get together and spend
some quality time, so this catch-up episode is a whirlwind of
excitement! The Grits to Glitz girls are on the go, and it's Bay's turn
to hit the road next. Amongst the headlines: Bay and Amy are awarded a
coveted honor; both Tennessee's highway infrastructure and Amy's cabin
provide religious experiences; and Bay's 14-year-old son reenacts one
of OJ Simpson's best known performances. (No, not that one. The rental
Check out Amy's video of the mysterious images
in her cabin's kitchen table!
SEVENTY-TWO - May 5, 2007
Finally! The happy day has arrived! Amy and Bay both have Tim Tams --
or Arnott's Originals, whichever moniker you prefer -- and they're
going to do a live Tim Tam Slam on the podcast! Has it ever been done
before? Grits to Glitz breaks a podcasting barrier with chocolatey
cookies and coffee! Oh, wait, you probably want to know what else we
talked about. In non-Tim-Tam Grits Bits, Bay saw a movie without any
zombies in it, Amy took her dear husband out to a really nice steak
house for a birthday fete, and there are a few shopping stories, both
in real life and in the online travel department. Go grab a cup of
coffee! Get a Tim Tam! And get ready to Slam!!!!
Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost
enunciate their way through Hot
Fuzz, which clearly isn't Shaun of the Dead, but
it's really good, anyway.
Have a great, grown-up meal at the
no-kids-allowed Becker's Steakhouse! Perfect for
those late-night after-gambling sessions!
Market was tons o' fun for Bay when she went shoppin' for
Amy enjoyed listening to the Five
Hundy by Midnight podcast -- a good Las Vegas travel podcast
with some great recommendations.
but certainly not least -- we highly recommend doing the Tim Tam Slam
on your own! Get the delicious cookies, grab a cup of
coffee, and let
us know how your Tim Tam Slam goes!
Don't forget to check out the video of Amy's
Tim Tam Slam!
SEVENTY-ONE - May 2, 2007
Lots of Las Vegas show news! Some Tennessee show-off news! A birthday
shout-out to a beloved G2G fan! Tim Tams (the Australian treat) are in
the Witness Protection Plan! And Bay almost forgot to comment on the
latest Shear Genius episode! Doesn't make any sense to you? It will!
Well, it might. Just listen to the Grits to Glitz podcast for all your
podcasting needs! (And for your surfing needs, we've got links on our
Join us for a transcontinental Tim Tam slam!
These tasty Australian cookies are
available in the US under the name "Arnott's Originals" at World Market
C'mon, if this Juniors stuff weren't totally
trampy, they would put it on humans instead of mannequins!
SEVENTY - April 29, 2007
Maybe it's just because it's getting really warm, or maybe it's because
we're crazy, but this show went wild. Why? We don't know. We couldn't
even think of a question-of-the-week this time around! So join us for
some totally pointless (but totally fun!) chatter about people we love
who send in photos of themselves, listeners we call just because we're
both online when they leave us voice mail, retail therapy (or the
attempts to get some), flea markets, flea market foods and how they
don't fit into the G2G diet regimen, how to connect with strangers via
YouTube and podcasting, and some just generally strange but fun news.
(Note to Sheryl Crow: Ewwwwwwwww!) Yeah, it doesn't make much sense to
us, either, but at least we can still laugh about this crazy world!
Paul in Australia treks the globe to bring Tim
Tams to Grits to Glitz!
(click to enlarge)
SIXTY-NINE - April 25, 2007
Beautiful girls, quipping nothing but pearls! ... Of wisdom and
appreciation, that is! (Doesn't that description fit us perfectly?)
It's a crazy show, because we have sooooo many things to discuss. We're
still getting feedback on the "fun movies" show, and while we're
talking great things to view, Amy's bulldog Leon is turning into a
Motion.TV star! And of course, Bay is still enjoying Bravo's Shear
Genius along with some of our listeners. Goodbye, Gay Frodo! Now, on to
the point of this episode: When is the last time you stopped to
appreciate something beautiful? We're getting downright *deep* about
this one! Join us also as we preview the questions for one of our
favorite podcasts, 5Questions. Don't forget to leave your answers for
that podcast -- we really hope to hear you on that show!
SIXTY-EIGHT - April 22, 2007
We're taking a wild ride through a lot of travel tips and commentary!
Hop on the Grits to Glitz bus with us for stops at a theatre, a bagel
shop, Australia, England, France, Japan, and Mexico. But where would
you really like to spend your time? Yes, Las Vegas and East Tennessee!
We even have a couple of comments about those locales. Now, where's
SIXTY-SEVEN - April 18, 2007 It's a celebration of the G2G
listeners and their emails and voice
mails! Don't we just love hearing from you?!? Yes, we do! And finally
we're taking time to highlight some of our favorite notes and quips!
... We've thought about it, and the best way to experience this week's
show is... through our Links.
Amy made a great video for a contest! (Ignore
the naked ladies.)
SIXTY-SIX - April 15, 2007
We love movies. Yeah, we said it, we love movies. We love movies that
make us think, cry, or stand up and cheer. And... we even love movies
that are just so fabulously fun, we can't resist them. So tonight's
show is devoted entirely to our favorite FUN movies. From cult classics
to charming comedies, this week's Grits to Glitz is all about the
movies that we just can't resist!
Amy saw Grindhouse
with her husband -- and she liked it!
SIXTY-FIVE - Top Design Finale Special - April 11, 2007
It's a good thing we don't try to make money as psychics, because we
can't predict the future. At all! All in all, we thought the finale of
Top Design was great -- we loved the "angst montage" at the start of
the show, and we continue to adore the carpenters.
carpenters made it to the finale -- let's hear it for Carl and Ed and
Yea, carpenters! In the final analysis, we were surprised by how much
we loved *both* lofts, and thought that Matt was getting the "loser
edit" on the show. So how surprised were we? Well... listen and find
Stuff we forgot to mention in this week's ep (because of the
adrenaline): Kelly W Watch: We didn't even see what she was wearing or
not wearing, because we were so boggled by the finished designs. And
Matt posted a spoiler by unveiling his new website. He said on the show
that if he won, he would have the money to start a firm of his own.
Surprise, surprise, surprise -- we should have been paying closer
SIXTY-FOUR - April 8, 2007
Once upon a time, in a podcast far away, two princesses compared notes
on life in the gritty hills of East Tennessee versus life in the glitzy
land of Las Vegas. And then one day they pulled a bad April Fool's
joke, all because one of the princesses was just tired from a weekend
retreat. So this week we're back, and laughing more than
getting pampered to becoming a land baroness, and from one entertainer
known for his fabulous eyewear to donning 3-D glasses to see a movie --
we're just having a blast with this podcast! No more silly pranks,
we're back and we brought Vocabulary Vixen with us. Don't make us use
her on you!
Go to a Retreat,
or book a Banquet with your nearest Club
Scrap FFC Crafter. Then you'll understand Bay's obsession.
SIXTY-THREE - Top Design Special - April 4, 2007
Down to three designers left on Top Design, and... Well, we're shocked.
Yes, we are. And we're down to rooting for the carpenters at this
point. There's drama, and then there's melodrama, and dang it, there's
treating one's hardworking support team with respect. Obviously we
can't predict a winner of this melee -- can you? Jonathan Adler's
winning smile has Bay so charmed that she didn't even see Kelly W. --
we wonder what the judges will wear next week!
SIXTY-ONE - Top Design Special - March 28, 2007
A good episode with pretty rooms and just the right amount of drama.
Who're you calling bitchy, bitch? Check into a hotel and cozy up with
some deep Top Design dish! Oh, yeah, and one more thing -- Amy Was
Wrong! But that's OK, because she was right about who was going to win
this week's challenge.
Episode SIXTY - March 25, 2007
Spring arrives and brings the usual pollen and a truly rare phenomenon:
Amy was wrong! And Bay takes great pleasure in pointing that out. Amy
was wrong! Amy was wrong! (Guess who writes the show descriptions?) Amy
Was Wrong! Hey, that doesn't happen too often. Fortunately, we're
distracted from Amy's brief lapse by basketball (???) and great voice
mail from loyal listeners. Gotta love the puns and straight men! Amy
takes in a couple of only-in-Las-Vegas shows, while Bay tries to make
Tennessee more entertaining by taking expired over-the-counter meds.
Finally, what could make spring more welcome? Pretty shoes! Bay is
drooling. Do you like puns? Are you a straight man? Are you a woman or
a gay man who listens to the show? Make our day -- give us a call!
206-G2G-GRIT! (And tell Amy it's OK to be wrong sometimes.)
FIFTY-NINE - Top Design Special - March 21, 2007
A fabulous individual challenge, and an incredible guest judge! Bay
finally weighs in on whether watching "Dynasty" was good for any
designer's formative education, and Amy finally ran out of patience
with some designers' catty behavior under duress. So who was Kelly
trying to emulate, Donna Summer or Laraine Newman? Either way, why
couldn't she get a shirt to match the whole 70's hair vibe? But we're
not here to judge the judges, darlings. We're here to dish. And say,
isn't Tom Colicchio dishy? NOTE:
This is the episode in which Amy lied about two things.
she lied when she said she loved Andrea's banquette. Andrea didn't have
a banquette. Andrea had a side table that Amy inexplicably called a
banquette. The table is what Amy loved. And second, Amy said that Carl
said something Carl didn't say. Cary said the something that Amy said
Carl said. Carl did
say that Carisa
didn't get credit for all her contributions in the garage
makeover, but Carl didn't say that Carisa was his
least favorite designer to work with. That was Cary who
said that. Amy
can't tell the difference between two four-letter C names. In fact, she
was about to say that Carl said "Judy, Judy, Judy," but Bay reminded
her that that was an entirely different Cary. In any case, Amy regrets
that she misquoted Carl and she's going to go eat some crow now.
Watch Top Chef. It's one of Bay's faves.
Mostly because the head judge is so great.
Episode FIFTY-EIGHT - March 17, 2007
Bunny trails and tortoise tales, that's what this show is all about! We
were supposed to have four segments: Hi; Entertainment; Shopping; and
Plans for the Summer. Where did we find all these conversational
detours? So Amy and Bay tackle the highly edifying topics of unusual
fishing bait, Amy's review of "Spamalot," a TV show that Bay doesn't
want to see, and what Bay spilled on her purse so that Amy will be
forced to make her a handmade hobo bag. And finally, things we want to
put in our back yards. Amy's going all exotic and desert-like. Bay just
wants an ordinary (but pretty!) fence for a dog. Is that so wrong???
Yes, yes, it is wrong, especially when we can't seem to keep from
chasing butterflies. Look! Something shiny!...
Our MySpace page -- Be our friend!
We'll talk about your fishing bait on the next podcast.
FIFTY-SEVEN - Top Design Special - March 14, 2007 Let's
face it, we're torn. One of us loves Top Design, but both of us
really wish it would improve -- FAST. And as torn as we are, it appears
that the judges are just as didactic. They say that "team playing" is
important, but then they espouse the virtues of individual expression.
So which is it? Should the contestants be rude and shout, or should
they be polite and "realize the team vision?" Here's an idea: Let's
just all play NICE!
FIFTY-SIX - March 11, 2007
an hour of sleep is cruel and
unusual punishment, and we are darned grumpy about it. Thank goodness
for clocks that automatically change themselves! So we revel in the
glory of technology while worrying about how that stuff gets programmed
anyway. Is it bad of Bay to confess that her furniture is smarter than
she is? Or is it OK if it's really just appliances? And while things
are getting smarter, how long do we have to wait for smart highways and
cars? Because the traffic is just getting us down! Congrats and best
wishes for one of our favorite podcasting couples, who are tying the
knot next week! YAY!
We may resent losing an hour of sleep, but some
of these stories about DST are great!
Coffeemakers are smarter than Bay. Like this one for the gadget lovers.
FIFTY-FIVE - Top Design Special - March 7, 2007
Despite numerous technical difficulties -- not the least of which is
figuring out which judge had the "bad hair week" -- Bay and Amy
persevere and hold a homegrown cat fight about this week's Top Design
episode, "Garage Band." Was it a fabulous episode? Or was it just more
of the same-old, same-old? Was Michael the top cat, or the cat's meow?
And by the way, what *kind* of dog wants to be on wheels? Kelly should
know! And how is that family going to feel about that mini-stage in
five or six years?
FIFTY-FOUR - March 4, 2007
When it's all said and done, we're still girlie girls. Because we love
to shop, whether in electronics stores where the salespeople can be
pushy, or online where things we covet get snapped up by faster
shoppers. What are the differences between shopping in East Tennessee
and shopping in Sin City? And who makes those darling little purses
covered with Austrian crystals? Pop Quiz! Where can you get Judith
Leiber handbags? Ahhhh, shopping -- it's all good.
Buy a new camcorder like Amy's at Circuit
City -- but watch out for the sales staff.
Buy all kinds of papercrafting goodies at Club
Scrap -- but don't get the special edition kits before Bay
Episode FIFTY-THREE - February 28, 2007
It's the best episode ever! Seriously, we are really excited. We start
off with a nice, sedate tale from the wilds of Amy's sewing room, and
then we get the best scoop ever -- a conversation with an incomparably
fabulous Oscar pundit and one of our regular listeners -- Sean in
Arkansas! If only Skype will hold a connection long enough to make it
work! So who did you think was the worst dressed guy at the Academy
Awards? And should Meryl have put a little more effort into her look?
What do you think? Email us or call us and dish!
Episode FIFTY-TWO - February 25, 2007
cars to movie stars, Bay and Amy are
definitely on a tear through fame, fortune, and some almost-famous
memories. It's Oscar time! Check out Amy's husband's theatre, a.k.a.
the Kodak Theatre. Did you see Amy on the Game Show Network last
Friday? And she didn't even cry over the test! Bay did, though, and
then she didn't even get on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Bummed?
Heck, no, we got to see the original B'way cast of "The Producers"! Now
that show has opened in Las Vegas, and Amy has a bit of a review. So
how long does fifteen minutes of fame last? Forever -- as long as
there's a cable channel for old game shows!
FIFTY-ONE - Top Design Special - February 21, 2007
An insanely wealthy group of design students get the post-college
living space of a lifetime, thanks to the 8 remaining designers and
their $500 garage-sale budget. And talent! Let's not forget, years of
education and experience are forming these 12x12' living spaces! So why
do so many rooms look similar? And why is it the bad ones really stand
out? Does Ryan spend a lot of time in arcades? Or prisons? And how does
Michael define "clean and bright," anyway? We can't believe who won the
challenge, and we're saddened by the loser. Bravo Network, could you
please redefine the reality TV rules?
one of our favorite recappers on the TD beat, and we wonder what she'll
think of this week's show!
FIFTY - February 18, 2007
In the absence of really pertinent news or reports, Amy and Bay take a
trip down memory lane. What are our fondest recollections of winters in
Tennessee and Las Vegas? Well, gosh, what different locations! What
different weather! Hey, what varied pastimes each locale sports! Lots
of storytelling, a little bit of action and adventure, some really cute
monorail security guards, and then we even take time out to throw in a
Grits Dish or two. Cool!
Yo, get youse a slice o' pie at Metro
Pizza in Las Vegas!
FORTY-NINE - Top Design Special - February 14, 2007
Our third Top Design Glitz Blitz is a quick one, thanks to the
challenge being a team one. With only three designs to dish about,
we're short of chat and long on complaining about the beach. OK, that's
just Bay. Still, we weren't one with the judges on this decision. And
we definitely think Carisa had the right idea bout how to spend time on
the beach if you simply must be there! Next week: We can't wait to see
FORTY-EIGHT - February 11, 2007
Good heavens, it's almost Valentine's Day. When did that happen? While
lots of folks are feeling ooey-gooey about all sorts of stuff, we can't
help but notice that Bravo's "Top Design" isn't a recipient. What
gives? Meanwhile, Amy's dog is singing "Puppy Love." (We didn't even
know he had ever heard of The Osmonds!) Who needs Valentine's Day? We
don't! Let's dish a few good reasons to skip the overhyped holiday and
start dying our beer green in preparation for a much more festive
occasion! And finally, Bay calls Amy names and whines because she
didn't get to meet Sara of How Much Do We Love Podcast fame.
FORTY-SEVEN - Top Design Special - February 7, 2007
While Bay runs a fever and feels weepy about lots of stuff, Amy keeps a
level head and introduces new intro music. We wish we could have taken
listeners' suggestions, but we're too cheap to pay ASCAP fees! But
let's get down and dirty -- what's up with John's flooring problems?
Did Elizabeth forget about secondary and tertiary colors? Has Ryan been
sniffing the paint? And should Carisa duct tape the extra pillows to
the sharp corners? In stark contrast to the wild panic Matt wielded at
meeting his "client," we surely did love his finished product! Way to
pull it together, Matt! But in sad, sad news (especially to feverish
and over-emotional Bay), we had to say goodbye to a favorite drama
queen. Can we get a tissue, please?
to dish with the best bitches on the 'Net? You gotta see what Tom
& Lorenzo are dishing!
FORTY-SIX - February 4, 2007
Take a rambling jaunt with Amy and Bay through the wild and uncharted
territories of glitzy girls actually watching (and betting on) a
sporting event, new cell phone lessons, how to pine for a new pet,
whether or not Jonathan Adler is destined to be the next Tim Gunn, and
the etiquette of stinky hand lotion re-gifting. See? We said it was
wild and uncharted. But that's not the half of it. Amy was a floozie!
Bay was a Coke pusher! Can our reputations handle the revelations of
our youthful pastimes? (Well... considering we spelled "Coke" with a
capital C... yeah, probably.)
FORTY-FIVE - Top Design Special - January 31, 2007
Amy and Bay run through a Glitz Blitz as fast as their little voices --
and Skype -- will carry them! It's the premiere of a whole new Bravo
reality series, and we're so excited, we could die laughing. From the
too-quick introductions of twelve contestants, through Todd Oldham's
MC'ing capabilities, to the faaaaaaabulous judges -- who could ask for
more to dish about? Not us! So it's a recap and a couple of editorials,
all in one.
Top Design - We can't wait to see what Tom & Lorenzo
have to say about this premiere!
FORTY-FOUR - January 28, 2007
Parrots are much on our minds, but even more colorful things are coming
up this week. First we check in on the haps in Las Vegas, where Amy
doesn't run into beauty queens, but she does get to hang out with
extremely fun people. (And Bay hates her.) Top Chef last week was a bit
of a disappointment, but that's OK because Amy can't keep the chefs'
names straight, anyway. The big topic of discussion is the upcoming
premiere of Top Design on Bravo Wednesday night -- we're using all our
psycho, er, psychic powers to predict who gets cut and who's in for the
long haul. And finally, we just wanna thank you. Thank you!
Einstein the famous African grey who lives at the
FORTY-THREE - January 23, 2007
We're chatting about it all, from some little football game coming up
in Miami, to a fabulously elegant, smart chick who knew when to stop
hanging out with a guy with bad hair. (Go, Michelle!) A quick bit -- we
finally know who's going to play Ulla in the LV production of "The
Producers," and we're sure she'll be very good. And now Bay's turning
green with jealousy because Amy's going to hang out with a podcast
idol. Dang it! A little bit of family news, then Amy dishes about her
new learning endeavor. (Continuing education rocks!) Finally, there's
some interesting entertainment in both the Knoxville area and the Las
Vegas area. Get some culture or party your buns off!
FORTY-TWO - January 20, 2007
It's "Hi, Ziggy -- The Sequel"! And Amy is recovering nicely from
shoulder surgery, but she still can't do the "wave" at a ballgame. Not
that she'll be at a ballgame any time soon. For Bay's fellow Top Chef
fans, there's a bit of fun gossip (all Padma fans, get ready to be
outraged), and a complaint about manufactured draaaaaamaaaaaaa. (We
know you'll agree.) Time to start doing your homework in preparation
for Bravo's next reality show: Project Top Runway Design-er Race! What?
Oh, yeah, we totally meant "Top Design." Absolutely! And Amy's husband
is headed for the Skeptic Convention -- what? No! We don't believe it,
either! You know what else we don't believe? We can't believe Steve and
Miles mentioned us on The Strip podcast again. They rock!
Listener Sean's gorgeous Ziggy pup! (Click
the picture to see it full size)
Episode FORTY-ONE - January 14, 2007
It's an express train to showing the love for lots of things! From
celebrations to town pets and right on up to an entertainment
anticipation fest, we're just running gamut from A to ... well, at
least V or W. We found one gorgeous winner of a Glitz Hit -- subscribe
now! And finally, some last bits o' happy business about the recently
crowned Party Recipe Contest Winner!
If you like Grits to Glitz, we bet you'll like TheDivaCast!
FORTY - January 10, 2007 From
calls to emails, we've been hearing from our listeners even more
lately, and it makes us so happy! So we spent most of tonight's show
talking about our listeners -- their emails, their voice mails, and
trying to call one of 'em -- we're just running the gamut from listener
feedback to listener appreciation! The Vocabulary Vixen segment focuses
on perfectly fine words that drive some people crazy for some
mysterious reason. And finally, congratulations are in order for the
winner of our Party Recipe Contest. We were gonna say "Yummy," but we
didn't want to offend anyone!
THIRTY-NINE - January 7, 2007 We
take our lives into our hands to prove our devotion to listeners!
First Amy braves the traffic in a Las Vegas medical center parking lot,
then Bay takes up dancing without music. Don't try this at home! Then
we indulge in a little bit of listener feedback and some shopping
reports. Why is Amy grinning so happily over her Grits Dish restaurant
choice? Last few days to vote for the Party
Recipe Contest favorites!
THIRTY-EIGHT - January 3, 2007
It's 2007, and there's a new batch of stuff to talk about! First of
all, Amy and Bay are complaining -- well, Bay is complaining -- about
catching a whole new cold for the new year. Why can't colds be as
dramatic as, say, tuberculosis? And we're lovin' our personal
musicians, from Jimmie Bratcher to Robert
Morgan Fisher and beyond!
Then we delve into after-Christmas sales, sales, sales, and the joys of
shopping, shopping, shopping! But wait -- what is that? Another photo
of Britney in the tabloids? Ack! Fortunately, we catch up on some old
news and then move right on to more important things: Vocabulary Vixen!
Bay's hot around the collar, but she isn't runnin' a fever. Voting in
the Party Recipe Contest ceases on
January 10th -- get your votes in
now while you still can!