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ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-TWO - December 29, 2008
Merry Christmas! Happy Hollerin' Days! It's a Grits to Glitz Christmas
special! And it's so special, we taped it on the road! We're absolutely
giddy with the joy of being together in one place, so it's kind of a
scattered podcast. But we still managed to tell Bay's one really bad
story about foreign languages, and Amy still managed to confess that
she loves the good egg nog, but not the bad stuff. Can you stand it?
Can we? Tune in for a short show! Send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or email@example.com! Episode
ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE - December 21, 2008 We're back! We took an extra week because Amy
was caught in
near-apocalyptic weather systems in the desert, while Bay was busily
choosing the ugliest Christmas tree in East Tennessee. See? We had a
lot of catching up to do! Bay has a new puppy! Amy made a Christmas
video! We're making plans for the holidays and complaining about the
in-laws! And finally, the Vocabulary Vixen is all about the hilarity we
find in bad spell-checking skills. If you want to leave us voice mail,
If Henry Moore created a Christmas
tree, Bay would already have it in her living room!
Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of dust storms
shall stop Amy from her appointed workout!
ONE HUNDRED SIXTY - December 7, 2008 It's the most wonderful time of the ... year?
Well, it's certainly the
most insanely busy time of the year! Amy's putting up her Big Ass
Wreath to the amusement of her neighbors and Bay's out shoppin' and
listening to songbirds. Here's hoping your holiday season is off to as
great a start as ours is!
it's not exactly our favorite things, it's the things we're thankful
for. If it's not too late, we'd like to tell you about a couple dozen
of them. Settle down with your favorite beverage (unless you're driving
to work as you listen!) and hear our gratitude for the goofy and the
sappy. It's all about thanks! And if you're feeling a little down, the
Vocabulary Vixen has the proper pronunciation to give you comfort!
Oh, noes! Take a break from an otherwise
harrowing day with this annerable
Thank goodness for the scam baiters at 419eater.com!
Soft, creamery butter can be saved in your very
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-EIGHT - November 24, 2008 It's a do-over of the most extreme variety --
we had to tape twice. So
if we don't make a lot of sense, that's why! We're dishing about
everything from Bay's exciting Craigslist purchase to Amy's favorite
harbingers of the impending holiday season. Ho, ho, ho! Honestly, we
forgot more bits than we can actually list here, from praising another
podcast's "hookers & blow" topics to the fictitious Bubba's of
Tuscaloosa lingerie emporium. Darn it! And corgis in the snow? Not in
this show! That's OK, we have a listener in glorious Alaska! That's
cool enough for us! Amy reviews dinner at the Pullman Grille at the
Main Street Station and the "Fitz of Laughter" show at the Fitzgerald
We pick on them, but that's because they crack
us the hell up. What are you pulling out of Emergency
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN - November 17, 2008 It's another list show! First we must dish
about pet happenings and
possible pet events. Did Bay just jinx herself? Or is she just spilling
her guts as usual? But when we get down to business, the business of
tonight's show is ... blogs! They're not just passé! Blogs
been completely replaced by podcasts! So we're just sharing several
blogs we keep up with pretty regularly. They make us laugh, they
inspire us, and they're easier to get away with checking on during the
middle of work without tipping off any co-workers. Right? Enjoy the
whole batch with us!
First up, check out the video that proves how well
corgis get along
with parrots! (We actually feel pretty badly for the toy-deprived
And countless other fabulous blogs! We're hooked. Be hooked with us!
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SIX - November 10, 2008 It's listener appreciation night, and frankly,
we would stalk all of
you if we could. What's Amy playing with in her sewing space? Is it
something she stalked at Mood or the result of hours of stalking on
eBay? Finally, we wrap up with some lists of creative email addresses
we've received in our email box in the last couple of months. Not a
lot! Just a little. Call us and leave voice mail at 206-309-7232!
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE - November 3, 2008 It's a surprise show! We can't give it away
without spoiling the
surprise, but this week's show is short and very, very sweet. Well, it
was great for us, anyway! From keeping secrets to shopping for shoes,
from salads to sleepovers, this Halloween weekend was very unusual for
Amy and Bay -- but greatly appreciated. Now, who's gonna try to spell
"onomatopoeia" on a sign this week?
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR - October 26, 2008 Bay's getting pre-disastered for her birthday
this year, from fire ants
to ugly cakes, and Amy's lucky enough to be along for the ride -- well,
on the podcast, at least! We're reviewing good shows (and reminding you
to avoid Dixie Stampede), possibly picking on Britney Spears, and
finally, we're just sharing a recipe for a really good Apricot Nectar
cake. Check out the website for the whole thing! And notice how there
aren't any candles on Bay's cake! Why? Because it's hard to fit 29
whole candles on there, of course!
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE - October 19, 2008 Ew, we don't wanna tape a show! We don't wanna
write notes! It's one of
those days. Why? What caused this malaise? Was it because of the cooler
weather, or can we blame it on stupid endorphins? Whatever it is, it's
still making us laugh. If you don't like it -- well -- tough! Maybe the
Vocabulary Vixen can coax us out of our pique -- if we can read about
it, that is.
The misspelled word is still part of the flash
intro to the website. The Vocabulary Vixen
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO - Project Runway Special - October 15, 2008 It's the end of the season, and the end of our
wondering who's going to
take home the trophy. And we have a special piece of collaborative
podcasting with Epilonious and his friends! It's kind of a split
decision for us, and we're torn about who should have won. Maybe there
should have been a tie! That would've been fun. One thing's for certain
-- that guest judge is *delicious*!
Subscribe to Epilonious' They Don't Know
podcast. He's saving the big fluffy gay couch for more fans like us!
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE - October 12, 2008 We're getting back into the groove after weeks
and weeks of strange,
in-between travelogues while we gadded about for most of September and
part of October. What was it we used to do with the podcast? Oh, yeah,
we just chatted a lot! Tonight's topics include Amy's review of Red
Square, a restaurant at Mandalay Bay, Bay's review of a nifty keen
train ride through the boonies, and a bunch of bunny trails about
comfort food vs. gourmet cuisine and what makes a good Trotter wife.
Hang on, kiddies! We're just holding our breath 'til Wednesday night,
They should add a dollar sign to the
descriptions of Red Square, but
Amy and her hubby enjoyed their expensive meal there, anyway!
Slow down for a few hours, take a train
ride through the hills on Bay's favorite new top-secret
Tennessee tourist tip!
If you live in a big city, you can book a
restaurant through this nifty website. Bon appetit!
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY - Project Runway Special - October 8, 2008 We're making up for the week we missed, and we
vehemently about some of tonight's designs, decisions, and debates! Was
it a conspiracy? Does that necessarily make this week's decision a bad
thing? Are you singing about bicycles built for two? Congratulations to
Leanne, Korto, and Kenley -- and Jerell, we'll miss you!
Never go a week without Epilonious
and the gang o' the big fluffy gay couch!
Check out our favorite example of model
behavior with Karalyn!
ONE HUNDRED FORTY-NINE - October 5, 2008 On a cruise, it's all about the food! And
we're cruising through Amy's
latest vacation on a ship: New England and Canada! Do you like
surprises? Do you like jet boats? Do you like shopping at famous fabric
stores in New York City? Then this is the podcast episode for you! Grab
a broken martini glass and join us for a travelogue!
ONE HUNDRED FORTY-EIGHT - Project Runway Special - September 24, 2008 From an animal survey of Mood Fabrics to a
discussion of a dream Top 3,
Amy and Bay are (as usual) running the gamut in their PRS5
tonight. Which model is the best? Does Kenley really deserve the
editing she's getting? Could Korto be any more unhappy with the
challenge? And was Jerell robbed or not? So many questions! So much
Before the model melodrama unfolded, Amy was
already enthralled by the model
Pizza for Leanne: Ken's
Artisan, at home in her very own Portland!
ONE HUNDRED FORTY-SEVEN - September 21, 2008 Bay went on vacation to a sweet, soft, dear,
old, and terribly Southern
locale, so we spent the entire podcast dishing about how fabulous the
Low Country is. Have you ever run away from a beach just 12 minutes
after you got to it? Well, Bay has! And then she had the audacity to
bring home a unique souvenir from a rice plantation! It's a crazy
little show with just a tiny dollop of Vocabulary Vixen, so why don't
y'all have a seat on the porch swing with us for a while? We're so glad
you did! Call us at 206-309-7232 or email us at crazyGRITS@gritstoglitz.com!
Trail along after Bay and visit some glorious
Place, a fabulous piece of history just outside
Plantations aren't your thing? How 'bout a nice
little naval museum
with miles of tours inside ships and submarines and aircraft carriers?
And if you need just a spot of birdwatching to
make your heart go
pitty-pat, then check out the lush
wildlife of South Carolina's marshes
The Calhoun Mansion was Bay's favorite
tour in Historic Charleston
this year -- now that they've gotten rid of all the battleship-grey
Finally, a belted kingfisher -- it isn't as
"northern" as the literature suggests, is it?
ONE HUNDRED FORTY-SIX - Project Runway Special - September 17, 2008 While Bay lounges on the plantation patio in
cool moonlight with only a lonely heron for company, Amy welcomes
special guest Steve Friess to the weekly Grits to Glitz Project Runway
analysis and commentary fest! Why has Project Runway kept darling
Swatch from us for all this time?! And why doesn't Steve agree with
everything Amy says?! It's crazy bizarro time on the ol' podcast, and
we're loving it! Thank goodness Bay took a break from her low country
sabbatical to call in with her input. You can do the same at
If you want to hear real journalists and real
celebrities, be sure to check out The Strip!
If Swatch the Mood Fabrics dog grabbed your
fancy, you'll love The
As always, Epilonious and Co. bring the
Hotlanta viewpoint on They Don't
ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE - Project Runway Special - September 10, 2008 So Project Runway went all crazy and brought
back all these designers
who had already been auf'ed, so we got to see a bunch of people we had
forgotten about. Well, not all of them! Actually, we enjoyed this
episode a lot, and there was a party in a Planetarium. Which was pretty
cool, but dark. Would we buy any of those outfits? Was Terri getting
the bitch edit, or was she really just a bitch? And thank you, Bravo,
for bringing back eye-candy Wesley for one episode! So many adorable
moments in this ep!
Fungus can be fun and educational! Like these
darlin' Devil's Snuff-box mushrooms. Don't
you want to stomp on one like Bay?
ONE HUNDRED FORTY-THREE - Project Runway Special - September 3, 2008 For an episode that Bay declares is not her
favorite, we surely did
find a lot to discuss! From Heidi's curiously sudden affinity for
demure dresses to a pair of culottes and all the way up to a crazy
stewardess-like costume dress, we're just perplexed by this whole
challenge. And is it just us, or were there fewer really great designs
and a whole bunch of pretty blah outfits on the runway? Whatever; we
are destitute that Stella is gone, but we loved her departing attitude.
And of course, we have opinions about Leanne's second win!
Whatever you do, don't forget to check out the They
Don't Know podcast. We want to go to his PR viewing party!
ONE HUNDRED FORTY-TWO - Project Runway Special - August 27, 2008 It was a bizarre but fabulous episode of our
competition show, from the incredibly long elevator ride with voice
overs to Heidi Klum's inexplicable assertion that a broken mirror
affects her sex life. We were split about the fashion, but we agree on
one important thing: We're definitely enjoying this season!
ONE HUNDRED FORTY-ONE - August 24, 2008 Time flies when we're having fun! Because it's
already almost time for
a Labor Day weekend, and Amy's going away for fun in California. In the
meantime, we're loading up the show notes with links to stuff. We talk
about new and old listeners, how Bay still isn't smoking, drought
conditions far and wide, and Amy's a media whore. Well, she is. Or her
dog Leon is. We're not sure who the whore is, but we're positive
there's a whore in Las Vegas. We're just saying. Is all.
For some reason, Bay's cat decided to stop the
podcast. What a showstopper!
ONE HUNDRED FORTY - Project Runway Special - August 20, 2008 In an episode destined to become a longtime
favorite for PR fans, we had drag queens trading bon mots with
designers -- and besides Michael Kors and RuPaul, there were lots of
actual drag queens as models! Amy and Bay indulge in a long dish
session as a result. How much more could we love this season? It's so
refreshing to return to fabulous! Bravo, Bravo! And finally, we've got
a promo on this episode from the fabulous Peter/Epilonious of the They
Don't Know podcast. It's all like a meeting of Project Runway minds,
If you, like Bay, can't come up with your own
clever drag queen name, you can always use the generator.
Remember Chris March's fabulous Cruella
costume? You can revisit it here!
always, we're wondering what Tom & Lorenzo are going to have to
about this brilliant ep on their fabulously bitchy blog, Project
ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE - August 17, 2008 If bad things happen in threes, then we all
need to brace for the next
show. What is up with that? In any case, before things went haywire, we
still managed to dish about guilty-pleasure shopping, guilty-pleasure
movies, strange French-yeye type tunes, and whether or not Bay needs to
get her ankle x-rayed. And Amy attended Podcastapalooza, so we chat a
bit about travel-themed podcasts. Woo hooo! We saved Vocabulary Vixen
for next week!
ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN - August 10, 2008 Healthy, healthy, healthy! So healthy you'll
beat us with tire irons! We're a little disgusted with ourselves, to be
honest, but forgive us this quick celebration. We're sure we'll be back
to our sedentary ways in no time!
ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-SIX - Project Runway Special - August 6, 2008 Was that a crazy big-ass hat or what? Amy and
Bay are still dying to
thin out the herd a little so we can be sensible about our comments.
But darn it, we didn't mean for it to go quite the way it went in
Project Runway's fourth episode! From shirtless strutters to catwalk
divas, we're pretty sure Tim didn't say, "Designers, fight over the
fabrics. Make it work! Designers, stake out your own personal sewing
machines. Carry on!" But fortunately for us, the designers thought he
did. Lucky for us -- more drama!
We know the professional-quality promo will
make you want to visit Peter
in Atlanta for his take on Project Runway!
ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE - August 3, 2008 Take a trip down memory lane with us as we
rediscover our top 5
vacation memories! From fine dining in Boston to whale-watching in
Alaska, Amy and Bay have been blessed with some really unique
experiences. What new memories will we be making in September? What are
your favorite vacation memories?
One of Las Vegas' most daring rides always makes our
Top 5 of lifetime vacation memories!
The next time you're in Alaska, check out the local
wildlife -- and we don't mean the bachelors! (Although, of
course, that's always an option when you get back indoors.)
The central source for all things fabulous,
bitchy, and Project Runway: Project Rungay!
ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE - July 27, 2008 We have transvestites on the brain this week,
thanks to Amy's
entertainment outings and Bay's insect sightings. Cool, huh? What else
can we blather on about endlessly? Our fabulous vacation plans! Amy
dined out in one of those places that looks a little iffy but turns out
really nicely. Our voice mail number is 206-309-7232! Call us!
Darned good Chinese food can be found where
Amy, Paul, and Steve dined this week -- Ping Pang Pong!
ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO - Project Runway Special - July 23, 2008 From listener feedback to love for the models'
this is a long podcast because darn it, the episode was so far-fetched.
Or should we say fetching? There were juicy moments -- and fabulous
meltdowns. In the end, we were split on the winner. And we still
haven't figured out what we thought about the auf'ed designer. Call us
to leave short voice mail quips at 206-309-7232!
And help us figure out whether Blayne is obnoxolicious or just
Finally, no fashion lover could possibly live
without Project Stunway. We're just
sayin'. Is all.
ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE -
July 20, 2008 Short and sweet...if not by design, then by
accident. Bay appears in two different incarnations, but if you're
yearning for more Grits to Glitz, be sure to check out the YouTube
video of Bay's latest trip to Vegas! We'll be back with Project Runway
dish on Wednesday, and we'll try to hit the right buttons next weekend!
Don't miss the Famous video of Bay's latest trip
to Las Vegas!
ONE HUNDRED THIRTY - Project Runway Special - July 16, 2008 Project Runway is back! Season 5 kicked off
under cover of darkness,
and almost without our noticing. But darn it, we want to like it! We
really do! And we want to know if there's a tanning competition between
the judges and the contestants, and we're always amazed at how hard it
is to keep everyone straight in the early weeks of a run. Who's that
girl? You tell us! Congratulations to Kelli and best wishes to Jerry,
who was outrageously robbed! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
And leave us voicemail at 206-309-7232!
So who is Kathy Griffin getting to make her
Halloween costume? Our fingers are crossed for Chris March!
And when we need the finest
in bitchery, Tom and Lorenzo are our go to guys!
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE - July 13, 2008 Y'know, not every podcast can appreciate the
differences between Las
Vegas and East Tennessee by noting the roadside habits of the native
fowl. But that's just one of the ways G2G is different from other
podcasts! We're also different because we're getting ready to dish
about Project Runway even if Bravo wants to pretend Season 5 isn't
really starting this week. And if we can take a minute to gush,
listener Bridget really knows how to eschew obfuscation! More topics
this week include cole slaw, fishing, Podcastapalooza hits Vegas in
August, and listener Holly gives the Vocabulary Vixen a lesson in
elisions! Tell us what our contest theme will be! Call 206-309-7232 or email us!
Crazy delicious fabulous cole slaw
is yours for the making!
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT - July 6, 2008 Call us at 206-309-7232! It's fun to play
catch-up with a Las Vegas
floozie and a vocabulary vixen, isn't it? We're pimping out our
favorite podcasts and looking forward to more shopping trips and
holidays. The Strip Podcast, They Don't Know/Epilonicast, From This to
That, and How Much Do We Love are all getting love from us this summer.
HMDWL is having another summer cocktail contest -- check it out! And
don't forget to catch Peter's controversial topic! Amy spent more time
choosing things for her new desert landscaped yard than she did picking
out her wedding dress. Is that strange? And Bay didn't blow up anything
this Independence Day, but that's OK, because she might have picked
targets this year. And goodness knows it's hard to podcast from prison.
Tell us what kind of contest we should hold! Seriously!
Steve and Miles are hot, and their interviews
are smokin' hot! We never miss an episode of The
Peter's getting controversial. And we still
adore his theme music! Check out They
Cyndi missed our gathering, but we
love her, anyway. (And her recipes, too!)
Bay knows how much fun it is to win the Summer
Cocktail Contest at How Much Do We Love.
Also, we just love listening to this podcast in
Check out Amy's new lights in her gloriously
finished back yard. Wow! Looks like a page from a magazine, doesn't it?
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-SEVEN - June 29, 2008 Amy opened her gorgeous home, desert garden,
and fabulous pool to Bay
-- and dang if Bay can't quit talking about it! This is a travelogue, a
trip report, an oral précis about sights and sounds found
Vegas during the period from June 20th to the 26th. And what a glorious
visit it was! Amy is a gracious hostess! We met podcast listeners, got
pedicures, and even brunched with always fabulous Steve & Miles
the Strip Podcast. And to top it all off, we cried over Bette Midler
and sighed over Toni Basil's choreography. Oh, you should have been
Luv-It Frozen Custard really is as
good as the magazines, TV shows, and
guidebooks claim! (And it's worth a trek into the scarier part of
downtown Las Vegas to find out for yourself, too!)
Glamorous cupcakes appropriate for
glitzy podcasters and their fabulous listeners can be found here!
favorite Las Vegas podcast is, and has always been, The
Just because Steve and Miles are knowledgeable, fabulous, and totally
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX - June 15, 2008 It's a quickie! From noisy restaurants to
designers! And right on up to one of the Vocabulary Vixen's favorite
rules of spelling! It's a crazy, quick podcast because darn it, Bay
needs to pack for her trip to Las Vegas, and Amy needs to hurry the
landscapers to finish her newly desert-like yard. Yippee! We can't
wait! Join us at Quark's at the Las Vegas Hilton on Sunday, June 22nd
at 6:00. Be there or be, well, square!
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE - June 8, 2008 Quick! Grab a beverage and hang out with Amy
and Bay for a few minutes.
Amy's getting her yard torn up! Bay's counting down the minutes until
she gets to hang out in Amy's pool in fabulous Las Vegas! While she's
there, she can chase away the pigeons that aren't being chased by the
ScareCrow machine, which is once again getting some hits thanks to a
hilarious New York Times piece... and those who blog about it. Have you
seen any good documentaries lately? We have! Oh, the drama! Oh, the
horror! Oh, the glories of geeky gamers! And join us at Quark's for a
few drinks and some laughs. We promise you'll have almost as much fun
as we will!
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FOUR - June 3, 2008 June! Summer! Bunny trails abound! While we
tried to keep to the topics
of why Bay homeschools and entertainment (movies and cool new
podcasts), we went off on serious bunny trails like the energy crunch
and why, WHY on earth did anyone ever want a Hummer? We don't get it.
(We really don't!) And the Lola puppy seems not to have any tastebuds,
because what she eats tastes like, well, crap. Why are we still
podcasting? Because we love our listeners! Call us at 206-309-7232!
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE - May 25, 2008 It's hard to find anything to talk about other
than the upcoming visit
of Bay to Amy's abode in Las Vegas, but we still managed to find a
couple of thoughts to discuss -- like whether we're fitting another
Broadway show into this visit, and how many restaurants will we be able
to visit during such a short trip. And Bay is looking forward to seeing
Red Rock Canyon and Amy's just looking forward to the visit in general!
In preparation for the mad touring, we are still working out -- and
we're learning valuable lessons about how to do that without getting
sick from the exertion. Is Amy making up cursewords for her trainer?
Finally, the Vocabulary Vixen tackles one of those judgment calls that
can drive a person crazy -- got it? Good!
Despite his name, he's not a pimp on The Strip,
he's a desert tortoise -- and Mojave Max can only be found at Red
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO - May 19, 2008 It's a listener appreciation show! Seriously,
we've had so many great
notes and calls from our listeners with so many thought-provoking
topics, we just had to do this show. So hang on while we navigate from
more Tim Gunn dishing, how much fun sisters can be, dining at the
Peppermill with beloved listeners, cool new podcasts (two of 'em!), and
Amy's fame and glory. And Bay still doesn't get a high from exercise,
but the locale -- oh, yeah, we love the boonies!
The Peppermill doesn't look anything
like Quark's Bar,
but a camera phone makes them tough to distinguish!
Classic favorite podcasters who we're going to
hang out with in June: The Strip Podcast!
Featuring hottie Miles and brilliant Steve!
Episode ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE - May 11, 2008
Travel plans abound! When is Bay going to be in Las Vegas? Listen and
find out to which show Amy and Bay are most looking forward! And when
they'll be there! And how much they'll squeal! Are we hip enough to
drink at the Downtown Cocktail Lounge? Oh, yeah, you bet! Why did we go
to college? Was it just to avoid something that Amy's now doing? Bay
went for a little walk in the boonies and discovered that right now is
a great time to visit the Smokies! The Vocabulary Vixen addresses a
correction from a favorite listener. And how long is it 'til June,
anyway? Is it here now? How 'bout now?
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY - May 6, 2008
With us, it's never a quickie! We can't do it even when we try really
hard to make a really short, quick, snappy little show to tide you over
until the weekend. (Yeah -- we got your notes about the missing show!)
So Bay wants to know why you guys listen in between Project Runway
seasons. Seriously! And we're responding to a listener voice mail about
the upcoming PR season and whether or not we're looking forward to it.
(Cross our hearts, we aren't really fighting!) Finally, Amy couldn't
stand Las Vegas any more, so she skipped town with her hubby Paul for a
weekend getaway. (Bitch!) Tune in next week for listener-inspired
Vocabulary Vixen, and let us hear from you!
Bay still can't believe the site is called LastMinute.com,
but Amy swears by the bargains!
ONE HUNDRED NINETEEN - April 27, 2008
You know how there's never anything good on TV? Find out whether Video
On Demand is finally solving that pesky problem, and just what Bay
thinks about this. Good? Bad? Downfall of society as we know it? But
wait! There's more! Amy might be experiencing a mid-life cri-- er,
par-tay! Let's see, how many of the classic symptoms has she displayed?
This could take a while. Finally, the Vocabulary Vixen abandoned her
lesson on past participles and is just taking it easy. Check out http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/,
otherwise known as "The 'Blog' of 'Unnecessary' Quotation Marks." Hours
of entertainment -- as long as you can turn off the TV first!
Here's a website bonus: Amy & Bay both
really like the salads at
the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas.
Next time you're there, have a salad
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN - April 20, 2008
At podcast time, the most pressing issue was finding something to keep
Bay's body and soul together until dinner, and we discover Bay is much
more imaginative than Amy at devising a solution! Amy is feeling
holeyer than thou, and Bay's son woke up with a health problem that was
a little difficult to face. Amy took her puppy to terrori...I
with the well-behaved dogs, and Bay behaved well by not
absconding with a Welsh corgi from the most beautiful hilltop in east
Tennessee. Finally, this week's Vocabulary Vixen ponders a caffeinated
word that gets us all heated up...especially when it's mispronounced!
What happens when Italian and Southern cuisine
collide? Puleo's Grille in Knoxville!
Why is it that Amy and Bay are related to so
many people with Bell's Palsy?
Question: Who can resist a Welsh
Corgi? Answer: Bay...for the moment. (Don't ask tomorrow. The
answer may change!)
ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN - April 13, 2008 Amy
and Bay don
their cub reporter caps for a brand spankin' new segment. The reaction
to this year's April Fools episode was much better than last year's,
and the pseudo-Amy and faux-Bay didn't know how right they were about
Project Runway dirt! (Speaking of dirt, Hi Nancy! No dirt at Amy's
house!) Finally, Bay and her daughter have been boosting the nation's
economy with major computing purchases, and Bay's ego got a little
boost from a clever nerd!
Episode ONE HUNDRED SIXTEEN - March 30, 2008 Amy
and Bay are crazy! Wait, you already knew that. Well, episode 116
just proves it! We're confessing long-held secrets, getting ready for
major surgery, playing with paper, and general frivolity. Enjoy
listening! Don't forget to tune in soon for our next show!
ONE HUNDRED FIFTEEN - March 23, 2008 Ignore
the film crew
following us from topic to topic. What? Oh, that's right, you can't see
them! First, we welcome crafty new listeners to the fold. Grits to
Glitz isn't a crafting
podcast, but it is a podcast by crafty people! Amy discusses her
fondness for documentaries, and Bay confesses that she's addicted to
the John Adams miniseries on cable this month. While on the topic, we
got off on a bunny trail about the
ABC series, "What Would You Do?" -- well? What would we do? We would
probably just podcast about it! Hi to lots of loyal listeners, and the
Vocabulary Vixen is back with a pet peeve of her husband's. What
drives you crazy? Email the Vixen! And finally, Amy reports on a Las
Vegas tourist attraction, The Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas
Hilton. Is it worth your vacation dollars?
ONE HUNDRED FOURTEEN - March 16, 2008
back! We're bad. We slacked! You're
sad! No, seriously, we're back! And it's not exactly a typical Grits to
Glitz episode. We need some practice to get back into the groove. We
did manage to talk about how we need to get the Vocabulary Vixen back
into the mix, so if you happen to have any suggestions, we encourage
your input! Otherwise, we're happy that "Project Runway: Season 4" is
over, yet it leaves us flailing about for a purpose. How's the weather
in your neck of the woods? And we wax rhapsodic about Easter candy, and
how Bay spent 10 years (or more) trying to force-feed Amy with candy
that Bay doesn't even like. Why isn't the phone ringing? Call, man,
call! and finally, we have pathetic puppy tales to tug at your
heartstrings. Thank you for listening!
This post about Reese's Peanut
Butter Eggs cracks us up -- they've even analyzed the
is just entirely too bad that Amy doesn't love Peeps, because this
website is almost enough to convert a non-fan!
loves his ball! (And Bay's daughter points out, "Mom, that's not
Hector's ball -- he was neutered YEARS ago!")
finally, if Bay ever gets a Welsh corgi, she wants to get it involved
in this canine sport!
ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN PR - Project Runway Special - March 5, 2008
we weren't surprised. Well, sorta. We
still thought Rami had a fighting chance until 10 minutes into the
finale, at which point we both read the writing on the wall. Another
season of Project Runway wraps up, and while the winner is almost as
disappointing as the guest judge, we're glad we didn't have to judge
the runway. Now can we get back to normal podcasting? Because we would
much rather dish about fabulous Las Vegas headliners like Bette Midler
than model-starving designers like Christian!
We're sure Tom & Lorenzo will have
wonderful things to say about the season finale on Project
always love the team at Blogging Project Runway, and
they've done such
great things for the Internet community of PR watchers!
And finally, we love love love Jay McCarroll and wish we could
have sat with him during the show at Bryant Park!
ONE HUNDRED TWELVE PR - Project Runway Special - February 27, 2008
Special guest caller Sean in Arkansas asks this week's question, but
you know we thought it, too! We just dish a bit about the final
competition between Chris and Rami, and darn it, we think the judges
were biased. So now we don't really care who wins the final showdown.
Ho hum. Can Bravo please cast some more interesting designers for
Season 5? Does Bay have to watch Top Design Season 2? Is Amy's puppy
Lola going to critique any designer gowns? These questions and more may
or may not be answered on this week's episode of... Grits to Glitz!
Whenever you need a laugh, Tom and Lorenzo
deliver on Project Rungay. Especially with posts like this!
ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN PR - Project Runway Special - February 20, 2008
Why didn't any designer behave like Lupé! We're a little bit
sorta fierce, and we kinda think Project Runway Season 4's reunion show
was a big deal. So we dished about the dishing and the pouting, the
name-calling and the unchecked emotions, and exactly who was the bitch,
anyway? Bay gets to quote Mel Brooks, and Amy just saw Bette Midler, so
we're definitely up to date on our diva thoughts! Can't wait 'til next
ONE HUNDRED TEN PR - Project Runway Special - February 13, 2008
Five designers left! One art museum! Three departments full of
inspiration! One bag o' crazy and three big bags o' puffy sleeves
equals...!!! One flock o' feathery inspiration? Wait a second, there
was only one set of puffy sleeves. OK, maybe we're not the best at
math, but we do love the Project Runway! We especially loved Roberto
Cavalli. Oh, what a wonderful judge! This was such an exciting episode,
and we had such a great time dishing about it. Can't wait to hear what
you think! Call us and comment -- 206-309-7232!
ONE HUNDRED NINE PR - Project Runway Special - February 6, 2008
We wanna hang out with Christian and his wrestling alter-ego! We also
want to hear Tim Gunn refer to "Green Acres" more often, and we totally
love whatever Chris is making, whether it's leopard-print spandex or
not. We loved this episode! So do our listeners, and we had some great
listener voice mail in the last couple of weeks. So who's going to
Bryant Park? We'll find out sooner than next Wednesday, but just like
regular PR viewers, we're pretending like we don't have the inside
scoop! (P.S. -- Gotta send some love to that bitch Michael Kors -- work
it out, pope!)
ONE HUNDRED NINE - February 4, 2008
It's a 7-minute recap of Bay's week in Las Vegas, plus a short review
California scenery, puppy dogs, and the crazy things that tourists do
in Sin City -- like trying to find the only historic hand-painted beams
in an 80-year-old former movie theater building. It's one of the oldest
standing structures in the whole city! Go see it before it's gone,
that's Bay's motto! Thank heaven we had Amy around to help with our
gambling efforts (cashing out when you're even or up is smart!), and
somehow the week flew by and we still didn't do all the things we
wanted to do. Darn it, maybe Bay will go back again sometime this year!
This is the true meaning of "grits" (Bay) to "glitz" (Amy)... right?
We had a fabulous evening at Rao's
despite bad reviews and much trepidation.
And as soon as Amy adds some bulldog video,
check out the latest addition to her family on YouTube! ** Coming soon
ONE HUNDRED EIGHT - January 27, 2008
On the eve of Bay's trip to Las Vegas, there's only one topic of
conversation: the itinerary for fun! There's really too much fun to be
had in Las Vegas, and we haven't even found a time slot for gambling.
We're planning a side trip to California to pick up the world's most
adorable puppy, and we'll be putting a check mark next to one more
Cirque du Soleil show. Then there's the dining and the booze juggling
and the fountain hopping and more. Just wait for the recap after all is
said and done!
Witness the world's cutest puppy as she demonstrates a bark that would
strike terror in any evildoer's heart!
ONE HUNDRED SEVEN PR - Project Runway Special - January 23, 2008
Oh, my gosh, how we loved Sweet P's exhibitionism! Tonight's PR episode
was super exciting with lots of action and angst. Bay really identified
with Christian -- didn't you? And honestly, at this point, we're ready
to ride along with the judges' decisions. We think Tom &
the Project Rungay blog have it all right: There's nothing wrong with
this season except the excitement of fresh, young, untried, untested,
and desperate talent. And we laughed really hard about something, but
you'll just have to listen to the show to find out what exactly!
ONE HUNDRED SEVEN - January 20, 2008
Who's askin' -- are we too bitchy? Yes. Listen to this episode to find
out how and why! This is a crazy show that runs the gamut from adoring
Miles to wanting puppies and right on up to our great appreciation of
"the balls of hell"! We dare you to listen -- the bitch, yes, the
bitch, yes, the bitches are back, dammit!
So where can you find cute puppies? YouTube, of course! (Amy's is the
one trying to eat from the only spot where there isn't food.)
ONE HUNDRED SIX PR - Project Runway Special - January 16, 2008
Isn't Amy fabulous? No, isn't Bay fabulous?! No, YOU are fabulous! We
love that Michael Kors for giving us an excuse
to gush about something! Amid accusations that we're too mean, Bay is
just mad because she didn't have any excuses for being really mean
tonight. We're surprised by the auf'ing, and we disagree with the
winner, but really, Christian was really well-behaved tonight and
totally adorable in certain moments. Amy is worried because she doesn't
have a "favorite" designer, but Bay remembers old seasons when she
didn't have a favorite, and she's OK with waiting to fall in love with
a designer. (Pssst... why didn't anyone notice that this was a
three-Tim-Gunn-visits ep? Delicious!) Listen to The Daily Purge! Read
Blogging Project Runway! Read Project Rungay! And for heaven's sake
call us and let us know what you think! Are we too sweet, or does Jack
deserve a lashing?
Listen to The
Daily Purge! They're fabulous, and they're much nicer than we
Read Tom & Lorenzo's intelligent and delicious
PR dishery!!! (We really do love them more than Michael Kors.)
when you really want to hang out with the nice kids, they get no nicer
than the gang at Blogging Project Runway. Smooches,
ONE HUNDRED SIX - January 13, 2008
It's a super-short show, mostly because we just couldn't resist
rebutting our dear friend Miles (of The Strip Podcast). Miles says our
Italian restaurant pick is lame-o. Well, Miles doesn't use the word
"lame-o," because he's too cool and fabulous. Anyway, we're just
desperate to earn Miles' approval, so we spend fifteen minutes
dissecting his fabulous voice mail and wondering if any restaurant is
it if you have to get a bank loan to dine in it. But that's OK! Because
Bay's going to Vegas, baby!
When preparing for a trip to Las Vegas, always
listen to The Strip Podcast by Miles and
And check out Steve's fabulous guidebook to
that same city, Gay Vegas.
Eat at Mon Ami Gabi, where you might find
Amy & Bay slurping mojitos while waiting for their affordable
ONE HUNDRED FIVE PR - Project Runway Special - January 9, 2008
Whether it's big hair or big drama, we're lovin' tonight's glorious
episode of Project Runway. We saw a return to good, old-fashioned,
whiny designer drama! And we love it! So while we're trying to decide
whether to dish about our own prom dresses (perfect, by the way, and
completely tasteful, elegant and stylish) or our prom dates (ehhhh, not
so perfect), the remaining eight designers threw a great, big,
beautiful bitch fest for our delectation. Can't wait to hear what you
think! Call us at 206-309-7232, and maybe we'll play your comments on
the show! You can join the ranks of some of our favorite listeners --
whose messages help us round out our thoughts about last week's PR!
ONE HUNDRED FIVE - January 6, 2008
It's a scary show! Darn it. We didn't mean for it to be so frightening,
but we started talking about a horror movie, and things just snowballed
from there. What did we think of "I Am Legend"? Which one of us had to
sleep with the lights on after seeing it? Why can't we just cuddle our
pets to get us through our frights? Is it because they're sleeping in
strange places?? And how many more times can we say that we've got
great voice mail for the Wednesday night show? Shawn in IL needs to get
his holiday wish granted! And furthermore -- what if we forgot
something in the description? Will you still listen to the show even if
I can't write great descriptions? OMG! I'm gonna panic now!
Desert landscaping is expensive, but at least
it's more aesthetically pleasing than the cliche
ONE HUNDRED FOUR PR - Project Runway Special - January 2, 2008
It's back, it's back, it's finally back! And, oh, goodness gracious --
was it duller than usual this week? Or is Bay just having a mental
breakdown due to tweeting birds? We've got some great dish from
listeners and friends -- you guys rock! Since this week's episode was
so lacking in drama, Amy and Bay have a few suggestions for ways to
make the show more interesting. Anyone want to see flaming dresses
being juggled? We would even throw in a unicycle! Seriously, tune in to
see whether we agree or disagree with the judges' decisions!
As always, check out the latest in positive PR
news and gossip, community and camaraderie on Blogging Project Runway!
Tom & Lorenzo dish up faaaaaabulous
snark on Project Rungay (and they give away
great stuff, too!)
We were going to suggest some other PR
podcasts, but Tim's still not recording one. Sniffle!
ONE HUNDRED FOUR - January 1, 2008
Stranded in East Tennessee for a week, Amy and Bay stored up oodles of
things to talk about on their next "regular" show. But when is Grits to
Glitz ever "regular"? A little of this, a little of that -- very little
-- and the next thing you know, it's time for Bay to confess
what she bought for herself when all the crappy Christmas presents were
discounted by 70% at Kmart. (Ch-ch-ch-cheezy!) Did Amy get what she
wanted for the holidays? Is it 2008 yet? And why, oh, why didn't anyone
warn Bay that there would be a pop quiz about the movie they saw
Thursday night? Happy new year, beloved listeners! Call us at
206-309-7232 and leave us some more voice mail!