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ONE HUNDRED NINETY-TWO - Decembrer 27, 2009 We're giving you an extra-heaping helping of
Grits to Glitz this
holiday weekend -- and we hope it's the puniest and most unsatisfying
of all the stuff you got! But that said, it's a really good episode.
Amy reviews two of Las Vegas's premiere restaurants, one at Mandalay
Bay and one at the Venetian. Bay regales the listeners with an epic
saga of a dangerous quest with rich rewards at the end! We curse the
United States Postal Service for losing stuff, and we laugh about
people who try to tell Amy what she's thinking. Happy holidays!
Why didn't they call it Flight of the Wine
Angels? We don't know, but Aureole was certainly heavenly
when Amy dined there!
You might need a map to find Bouchon
-- except we think you can skip it entirely. Boo, Surly the Waiter!
Bay still loves Magpies
even though they don't know the difference between a man and a snowman!
Finally, if you're looking for decadent,
non-cupcake goodies, Bay has good things to say about VG's
ONE HUNDRED NINETY-ONE - December 6, 2009 Bay gets to rant a lot during this episode, so
if you don't want to
hear about berets and smoking French hens, or Amy's visit to East
Tennessee, recovering cats and the dogs they tolerate, or how we're
getting ready to go sailing through the Caribbean as soon as February
gets here, you might want to skip this episode. On the other hand,
we're brilliant! If you like Australian podcasters who sound a lot like
us. Can you pronounce "ogle"? Bay hopes you can! Plus Thanksgiving
preparations, family funerals, shopping on Black Friday, and so much
more! Thank you for listening. You can leave us voice mail at
206-309-7232, or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy believes that Nozomi Japanese Restaurant is
so good, it's even worth driving through the parking lot from hell. She won't
point you to their web site, though, because it plays music when it
Does this podcast sound like Amy and Bay if
they were Australian, or Is
It Just Me?
ONE HUNDRED NINETY - November 15, 2009 Why won't Amy own up to her sexy euphemisms?
Why did Bay adopt a sickly
kitty and then curse about it? Why do we keep dining out even in this
wretched economy? Is the Big Giant Head a euphemism, too? All these
questions -- and more! -- are answered on Episode 190 of Grits to Glitz!
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINE - November 1, 2009 Amy dared me to write really great notes for
this episode, because it
was a really great episode. So here are my Grits to Glitz notes, by
Bay: Scary voices! Drooling dogs! Dead pets! Getting old! Hermitic
tendencies to sit
alone in the dark in filthy rags chugging wine! Family functions
with nametags! And competing with Jesus AND WINNING!
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-EIGHT
- October 18, 2009 It's a long show! We have so much to talk
about and more bunny trails
than we can shake a stick at. First of all, Amy went to a bunch of fine
Las Vegas eateries. Bay calls her a bitch. Amy plays a clip
Strip Podcast. Bay still says Amy's a bitch. Then Bay
reports on the
one restaurant at which she dined in the last two weeks, and we gallop
down some bunny trails involving Japan, listener appreciation, and
Depression-era songs. Finally, a nice debate about some fun TV shows
about geeks and musical geeks. (Note: We're leaving out the designer
competition shows. Hmph!) If that's enough for ya, then we did our
jobs. Email us or call us at 206-309-7232 today!
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SEVEN - October 4, 2009 Thank goodness for Abe Lincoln, puppy dog
tales, and new-fangled
technology, or we would have nothing to talk about! Is that just some
dude sitting on a log on the back of your penny, or are you just happy
to see us podcasting? The Vocabulary Vixen would like someone to see
what she means when she says, "I saw that!" Call us at 206-309-7232 to
fuss at us about our cell phone habits. We understand... and agree!
This video makes the Vocabulary
spin like that kid in "The Exorcist." And not in a good way.
(But it makes the rest of us laugh!)
Although Bay erroneously identified the Lincoln
studying on a log as having a beard (he definitely doesn't), that
doesn't mean the pennies weren't redesigned
this year. They were!
NSFW (Not Safe For Work, and we mean it!):
Favored listener Bridget
thinks the blue monster in last week's much-discussed kids' movie
a micropenis. And yes, the first picture
does seem to be tinted blue. Don't adjust monitor.
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SIX - September 25, 2009 This is what happens when Bay procrastinates
writing the notes. We
talked about stuff! Bay laughed and pounded the desk. Amy thinks nice
thoughts. We're sorry we're not podcasting about Project Runway, but in
general, this season -- while pleasant -- doesn't have any stand-out
designers except Louise, and the producers...well, you'll see what we
think about the producer interference when you listen to the podcast.
Bay's got good news! Even if her mind is in the gutter. And finally,
Amy's yard is full of crazy, dangerous things!
When we're not busy worrying about the filth
being shown to today's youth as entertainment, we really like shopping
Project Runway thoughts? We do think Louise's
designs are memorable. And some of them are available in her
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIVE - September 15, 2009 It's been a month, and we have sooooo much to
catch up on! This long
episode includes a very brief report on Bay's very brief trip to North
Georgia, and a luxuriously long travelogue about Amy's cruise to Spain
and Italy and a few other points in between. And we have blogs to tout
and podcasts to gush about! Jump in; the water's fine!
of course, if you just love remembering the lore of yesteryear, when we
all hung out in gay bars and danced wildly to music that was either
just fabulous New Wave or maybe delicious electronica, then you must
give a listen to Marc and Steven's new Dancing About Architecture podcast.
Are European Coca-Cola bottlers using stevia/Truvia?
Doubtful, but there's something different about their "Coke Light",
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR - August 9, 2009 What would you do if your parrot started
the name of the man who knows every secret in Sin City? The columnist
who can make or break reputations in a town that sees (and thrives on)
rumor and scandal every day? You'd do exactly what Amy did: you'd grab
your video camera and start taping. Noah the African grey parrot made
it to the big time, and Amy and Bay couldn't wait to podcast about it.
This mini-episode is just a quick celebration of Noah's introduction to
show business. Anybody got a red carpet?
Follow Norm Clarke's Twitter feed here and be
the first to know every bit of juicy Vegas news.
web site for the latest column. You never know what fabulous
feathered celebrity you might find under his byline!
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE - August 2, 2009 We're back! And we'll keep it simple. Amy and
Bay are still alive and
still determined to talk about nothing except absolutely fabulously
happy things! Seriously! This time, anyway. So what's up? Well,
vacation plans, of course! Cruises! Barcelona! Travel research! And we
love all 11 -- no, make that 12! -- of our listeners, even if we don't
know each and every one of you personally and by name. (Hi, again,
Dayna K!) Amy saw a fabulous show that makes both of us exclaim,
"Cuchi, cuchi" for no good reason at all. Listen to The Strip Podcast!
Especially their July 23rd episode. And listen to Emergency Pants
Podcast! Especially their Episodes 57 & 58! Did we forget
Oh, yes! There's a Vocabulary Vixen during which the Vixen totally
changes her mind on the use of the word "tab." Who knew the Vixen was
And as a special website bonus, if you're here,
you're going to be one of the first to see Amy's parrot Noah dropping
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-TWO - July 11, 2009 Get your slippers, pour a drink, and settle in
for a nice, long batch
of Grits and Glitz, because we got carried away and ranted about some
stuff. Most of it good! Honest! We want to thank our listeners for
their support and vocal praise (hi, Dayna K!), and we've got some cheap
thrills to talk about, too. Oh, speaking of cheap -- the Vocabulary
Vixen trots out a new-to-her mispronunciation that cracks us the heck
up! Amy's phone finally works -- we know y'all were worried about how
that would affect our long-distance podcast recording -- and finally,
we're going to the dogs. Again!
Do you belong in the hot seat opposite Regis?
Play the phone game and get there!
We have long loved The
Strip Podcast and we're tickled to find out some of you guys
Are corgis the cutest? Well, they're certainly
well represented on Cute Overload!
Get your own Palm Pre -- and if you have
trouble with it, Amy can help you fix it!
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-ONE - June 28, 2009 Amy and Bay pulled out a surprisingly
laughter-filled show even though
famous people are kicking the bucket left and right. You didn't think
it was funny, did you? Neither did we! But still -- guffaws follow our
every topic from recommendations that fall flat to references that meet
with approval, and hummingbird sightings, and what Bay's doing to try
to keep busy while she waits and waits and waits. Is it time for a new
shipment of coffee beans? Oh, yes, it is! Email us at email@example.com,
or leave us voice mail at 206-309-7232!
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY - June 14, 2009 So much to talk about, we actually had to
record a show! This is when
it's good to be in podcasting. Bay relates the tale of her Nashville
vacation, during which time she tried out for Who Wants To Be A
Millionaire. Eek! And Amy loved a movie that's set in Las Vegas. Have
you called us lately? You can, you know! 206-309-7232 -- and we love
hearing from you!
If you just need to laugh, spend your laughter
wisely. Go see "The Hangover."
ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-NINE - May 31, 2009 Well, folks, you've been patient and it's now
paying off! We're doing a
new episode at long last! Someone's gotten pooped on, and not all poo
removers are to be trusted. Intrigued? Just listen up!
ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-EIGHT - May 10, 2009 We're back! We didn't mean to be gone so long,
but man, we surely did
enjoy hearing from all of our listeners who were worried about our
podfading. With so much time to stew about things to talk about, we
went long this episode. So get a beverage, put on your slippers, and
kick back with a long show! We're covering Amy's walk for breast cancer
(research, not trying to get it), Bay's disappointment with Sprint
customer service, the latest puppy adventures, bird stuff, out-of-town
husband stuff, and oh, so much going on in England and on the Emergency
Edition Podcast. And more. We love voice mail!
Call 206-309-7232 and tell us what you think about, well, anything!
We love most Emergency Pants episodes, but
somehow #44 really makes our hearts go pitty-pat!
If you absolutely cannot wait another minute
for the new Fashion Bash podcast, here's
episode #1! And it should be on iTunes any minute now!
ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-SEVEN - April 28, 2009 We're only late because the Interwebs didn't
cooperate! Now, about this
week's show: Bay usually writes the notes, and it's just not going well
this week. Why? Because we were laughing so hard that it killed some
brain cells, I guess. So here are the things we discussed, and a few
other things, too: Nostalgia for Regis-Philbin-hosted game shows, puppy
tricks, cupcakes, pedicures, spelling "v" words, precocious student
stories, and prodigal gays whom we love. See why these notes aren't
easy to write? We should have a show note writing contest! Call us at
206-309-7232 to tell us your prodigal puppy trivia student stories, too!
ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-SIX - April 19, 2009 Spring must be going to our heads because we
talked about, of all
things, how windy it is in Las Vegas. Oh, OK, we talked about a few
other things, too. Like how Bay never could take a decent picture, and
how Amy is really good at it. And then there's the cocktail discussion.
Next time you're in Las Vegas, what should you drink, and where? We'll
tell ya! And if you're just looking for something amusing to read, Bay
has a few more blogs that she really likes. Hey, while we're on the
subject of blogs -- we started a new one of our own! http://notforamillion.blogspot.com!
Tell us what or who you wouldn't do for a million dollars -- write to
us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
leave us voice mail at 206-309-7232!
Crafty, recipe, sewing, nifty, tasteful blog by
Amy Karol, and all of it under the clever moniker Angry
Precocious child in fabulously tasty fashions
and an unusually mature writing style can be found at Style Rookie.
Incredibly fun and snarky letters to things can
be eavesdropped on at Letters
A blog about The Real Housewives of
Fill-in-the-blank? Scented Glossy Magazines is waaaay
better than the TV show it recaps!
Check out our new blog at Not
For A Million. What wouldn't you do for a
Episode ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE
- April 6, 2009
So we got a few details wrong, but our April Fool's show turned out to
be really kind of on the money. How 'bout that? We discuss the
high-fallutin' shindig that Amy attended in Las Vegas Saturday night,
where she hobnobbed with celebrities, and then we just talked about
Project Runway vs. The Fashion Show and how much we're looking forward
to both of them. The Vocabulary Vixen weighed in with the difference
between "unchartered" and "uncharted" in a Gilligan's Island
analogy to end all Gilligan's Island analogies.
(Where's the beginning of those, anyway?) E-mail us at email@example.com,
or call us at 206-309-7232!
Project Runway is headed for
Lifetime, and we're tuning in for all the orange Michael Kors action we
Bravo slugs back with the
Fashion Show, and we already love Mizrahi, so how much cuter
can he be on Bravo?
The episodes of The
that featured the truly disgusting interview originally aired on
October 23rd and 30th of last year. Don't listen unless you have a
Episode ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR
- March 31, 2009 Breaking
We just couldn't wait! Y'all deserve enough time to set your Tivo's for
the fun and festivities. So we've just put together a super-quick run
down of the pertinent info. Yay, podcasting speediness!
Episode ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE
- March 30, 2009
Listen, people, Bay's internet connection was broken all Sunday night,
and now it's Monday night and time to publish, but Bay (who writes
these notes) can't remember everything we talked about. We know there
was a little bit of RuPaul Drag Race winner dish. (Congrats, Bebe! You
were so lucky Shannel was kicked out early.) Bay doesn't get Twitter,
but we both like Facebook. And there was a little talk of hummingbird
migration and the end of the play in Tennessee. Then we got wrapped up
in wrapping up the limerick contest. You guys didn't make it easy! So
we called in a special guest judge, who recently came out from under
his "charitable gag order" and can now jig and sing with the rest of
us. (Yay, leprechauns!) Wanna be Famous? Then give us a call!
Episode ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-TWO -
March 22, 2009
Oooo, so many things to catch up on, from enthusiastic cheerleaders to
puppy dog tales! From Drag Race drag queens to singing George Bush!
From charitable leprechauns to ball-sucking black holes! And from funny
love notes to filthy-minded crafters! And a few other tidbits, too.
It's a catch-all episode for Amy and Bay! Don't forget to enter our
limerick contest -- one week left, and we've added an iTunes card to
the prize pile. Call 206-309-7232 to leave us voice mail, or write to
us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-ONE - March 17, 2009
Amy's in East Tennessee for a quickie! We discuss Bay's play, and how
fabulous Bay is, and how nice it is to have Amy in East Tennessee. We
also squee quite a bit about the fabulous Epilonious (pseudonym of
stupendous Peter) and glorious Eric of Atlanta. They drove hours and
hours just to see us! Eeee!!!! And it was so totally worth the butt
numbness! Enter our Limerick Contest! Just write a limerick about any
topic we've ever discussed, and call us at 206-309-7232!
Episode ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY -
March 8, 2009
Another in a long series of honest questions kicks off Episode 170 of
Grits to Glitz, the podcast between two sisters on opposite sides of
the world. We've got theatre on the brain, what with Bay in a play and
Amy making plans to see a popular musical in Las Vegas. What is the
allure of Jersey Boys, anyway? No, seriously! Whatever it is, Amy will
report on it when she sees it. (We're hoping for excessive tomfoolery,
though.) And Amy's meeting Sara of the How Much Do We Love podcast for
drinks. (Does that make them both bitches? Or just Amy?) CONTEST TIME!
Write a limerick about anything we've ever discussed on Grits to Glitz,
from the very first episode until now! Two weeks to enter! Send your
entries to email@example.com
or read them to us on the voice mail at 206-309-7232!
Episode ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE -
March 2, 2009
Bluh! It's Monday! Oh, wait, we aren't supposed to be complaining.
Besides, we recorded the show on Sunday! Somehow, just recording our
podcast always makes us laugh despite ourselves. So this week's show is
a little freewheeling and informal, but we still managed to dish about
more RuPaul Drag Race deliciousness, and plans for Amy to visit
Knoxville while Bay makes plans to finally (FINALLY!) force her husband
to visit Amy in Las Vegas. It's a trip exchange! Now if only we could
get corporate sponsors. E-mail us at
GritsNeedCorporateSponsors@gritstoglitz.com, or leave us voice mail at
Come see Bay in Hoppy's Trunk!
(Just promise you'll laugh. Out loud. That's important. Amy doesn't
always get this concept.) General
admission is $15 and Seniors and Students are only $12 each. Yeah,
Bay's freaking out at ticket prices, too!
Don't miss all the fun of RuPaul's Drag Race! We're glued to
the action every Monday at 10:00 EST.
ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT - February 22, 2009 Two weeks! Without a new episode! Whatever did
you do without us?
Whatever it was, you look fabulous! We had a lot, a lot to dish about,
so here's a quick rundown of topics and people we discussed: San
Francisco, Valentine's Day, Tiffany's (always good in conjunction with
Valentine's Day, right?), streetcars, Scoma's in San Francisco, Etsy
shops, scammers, 419eater, Scamwarners, Barbie's 50th fashion show,
Rob of two of our favorite podcasts, Peter of They Don't Know podcast,
drag racing, RuPaul's Drag Race, America's Best Dance Crew (and why
we're not watching any more), and finally, Harland Williams and his two
opening acts, Paul Hughes (ugh) and Cort McCown (wow!). Whew! Now, that
was a mouthful!
Amy took a last minute trip to San Francisco
very helpful website -- which she really highly recommends!
And while she was there, she got a nice present
from a swanky
store, which made up for some rotten luck with weather and
Turns out Scoma's is everyone's favorite
dining spot, for tourists and locals alike!
Bay wants to go to San Francisco, but she keeps
shopping for cool
stuff at Etsy.com. Someday when she grows up, maybe Bay will
have her own Etsy store like all the other cool kids!
ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-SEVEN - February 8, 2009 We're outraged. We're aghast. We're plum
scandalized! I mean, lip synching has led to the downfall of many a
singer, right? So why hasn't this case made front page news?! On a
happier note, we're glad to see that Dynamic Edition is still clogging
their way into the hip hoppiest of hearts, and we're still swooning
over Quest Crew. The entertainment report goes from the sublime (Bay's
performance) to the...not quite so sublime, but we're all about second
chances. Paula, we still believe in you! As always, give us a call at
206-309-7232 or drop us a line at amy or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OK, here's Pepper.
And here's Boozle. You tell us that isn't the
ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX - February 1, 2009 It's a great time to podcast, if only to avoid
the TV! Seriously, Amy
and Bay are waxing reminiscent about how they spent last Super Bowl
Sunday, and this one. Did you catch the Puppy Bowl's amazing opening?
We did, and we think you should, too! We may be Pepper the parrot's
biggest fans! In entertainment news, Amy saw another sibling comedy
routine (the Smothers Brothers) this time in a casino. (Instead of on
an iPod, like, you know, Amy and Bay!) As usual, we have to know how
the opening act was -- and juggler Chris Bliss was good! Now, if only
we can stop worrying about dropped tennis balls. Hi, Cody Stark! Thanks
for mentioning us! Just in time for Amy to start planning her next
cruise -- can you say "It's all Greek to me"? We've got a few words
about America's Best Dance Crew, and the Vocabulary Vixen stops by for
a rant about verbs vs. prepositions, and finally, we have to warn you
that Bay laughed a little too much in this episode. We're just sayin'.
Is all. Maybe next week will be more somber!
Go see the Smothers
Brothers yourself sometime -- or if you can't, then just get
the DVD's of their groundbreaking and award-winning 40-year-old TV show!
And happily, Hok of Quest Crew
(also on America's Best Dance Crew) is also no stranger to TV.
(Warning: This clip makes Bay sniffle happy tears of melodramatic
ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE - January 25, 2009 We're tickled and a teeny bit confused when
counter shows us a big ol' passle of new listeners. Who are you guys?
Where did you come from? And what took you so long?! Settle down with a
nice big glass of sweet tea and let's dish, y'all! We're still awed by
the amazingly cool clogging/hip-hopping of Dynamic Edition, not to
mention some of their competitors on America's Best Dance Crew. For
once, Bay has more entertainment in Tennessee than Amy has in Las
Vegas! And not only is Bay seeing great entertainment, she's relishing
the fun of being an entertainer, herself. Go, Bay! Call us at
206-309-7232 and let us know how you found us! Welcome aboard!
Dynamic Edition represents! We can't help but
cheer for the hip cloggers!
(But we wouldn't mind too terribly much if The Strikers prevailed!)
Bay was lucky enough to not only see Lewis Black, but to also have the
delight of discovering his opening act, John Bowman, master of both
ukelele and jacket.
Better question: If we're late three weeks in a row, can we ever hope
to be cool again,
ourselves? Wait a second -- we're Grits to Glitz, we're not cool at
all! And that's the way we like it, too. So this week's hodgepodge of a
show includes shouts out to our homeys who helped us shop, and Amy has
a cool tip for Wii Raving Rabbids 2 that Bay didn't even know about.
Wait a second! How can Amy have a tip about a game system she doesn't
even own? Oh, yeah -- we're talking about that, too! Our puppies make
us smile, our listeners make our hearts go pitty-pat, and to top the
whole thing off, clogging has finally hit the big time in American
basic cable reality competition shows. Hoo rah, baby! E-mail us at Amy@GritsToGlitz.com
or even ClogginAintCool@GritsToGlitz.com.
We love hearing from y'all!
ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE - January 11, 2009 We're back! We didn't even mean to be gone,
but we're back, anyway.
Happy 2009! In this week's episode, we would like to concentrate on
things we've heard about from our beloved listeners. Things like --
snarky-cute break-up e-mails, fabulous new fragrance websites (which
reminded us of fabulous old tobacco marketing efforts), and stuff to
drive the Vocabulary Vixen crazy. In the meantime, of course, we still
manage to chat about stuff in general, reiterate how terribly misshapen
Bay's Christmas tree was, and confess our obsession with the Wii
console which may or may not be an affordable toy. Er, gaming system.
Also, Amy reviews the movie "Slumdog Millionaire"! We may have taken
two weeks to make it, but it's a heck of a Grits to Glitz show!