Ladybrains Roadtrip Fiasco

Follow along as Lyndsey Fifield and Mary Katharine Ham make a series of miscalculations and inadvisable decisions, avert near disaster and bodily injury—and VERY luckily come across only-nice people who help them… and ironically discuss cohabitation boundaries (while definitely overstepping Lyndsey’s husband’s) in the name of getting him a cool gift that is very far away… and very heavy.

 

Musical interludes-Hip Hop Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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  1. Lyndsey Fifield Contributor

    Let the record show I did NOT need to be bleeped in the end NEARLY as many times as @max dropped in!

    • #1
    • December 5, 2019, at 7:33 PM PST
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  2. Patrick McClure, Coffee Achiev… Coolidge

    Lucy and Ethel starring in the NoVA Players production of Thelma and Louise.

    EDIT: Just to be clear, funny and entertaining is what I meant.

    • #2
    • December 6, 2019, at 4:52 AM PST
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  3. Patrick McClure, Coffee Achiev… Coolidge

    I have to be honest, though. Lyndsey should have recruited either male friends from work, or some of hubby’s male friends to do this. Girl power is great, until you end up with injuries, broken furniture or both.

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    • December 6, 2019, at 5:03 AM PST
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  4. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    First I think it was truly hilarious that you got caught in the EZpass lane when you forgot that you had a rental and didn’t have your EZpass – a truly Northern Virginia experience. I’m just surprised that there wasn’t more honking! On a not as happy note, I do wish MK had waited until being married to move in with fiancee. I suppose this marks me as an old, no-malarkey, curmudgeonette but I just think its a poor idea, especially with kids involved. And also because I thought MK did so many things right for her kids in the aftermath of her husband’s death. Also such an obviously good friend to all. Like I say I’m just hopelessly old-fashioned on this subject. Finally did we ever learn whether husband liked the desk? Please catch us up next podcast.

    • #4
    • December 6, 2019, at 8:04 AM PST
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  5. Patrick McClure, Coffee Achiev… Coolidge

    colleenb (View Comment):

    First I think it was truly hilarious that you got caught in the EZpass lane when you forgot that you had a rental and didn’t have your EZpass – a truly Northern Virginia experience. I’m just surprised that there wasn’t more honking! On a not as happy note, I do wish MK had waited until being married to move in with fiancee. I suppose this marks me as an old, no-malarkey, curmudgeonette but I just think its a poor idea, especially with kids involved. And also because I thought MK did so many things right for her kids in the aftermath of her husband’s death. Also such an obviously good friend to all. Like I say I’m just hopelessly old-fashioned on this subject. Finally did we ever learn whether husband liked the desk? Please catch us up next podcast.

    I thought about the same thing, re: pre-marital cohabitation and kids. But I know I’m a curmudgeon.

    • #5
    • December 6, 2019, at 11:51 AM PST
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  6. Stad Thatcher

    I don’t think I could have written a funnier parody! I would have called it MK and LyFi’s Excellent Adventure …

    • #6
    • December 6, 2019, at 11:54 AM PST
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  7. LisaEastKy Bethany

    Thanks for taking us all along for the ride! What a novel idea for an episode! That was so fun to listen to. Not all overambitious disasters end well, glad this one did! (also: staying tuned to Lyndsey’s insta stories for desk updates…) 

    • #7
    • December 6, 2019, at 1:25 PM PST
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  8. mildlyo Member
    mildlyo Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Okay, I’ll admit if I was there I would have murdered someone.

    At the same time, from a distance, it was all delightful and even hilarious.

    All’s well that end’s well!

    • #8
    • December 6, 2019, at 3:36 PM PST
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  9. Concretevol Thatcher

    Ok, you convinced me to subscribe to the podcast. :) I get Lyndsey’s marriage updates on twitter and I gotta know the desk backstory. Also did not know MK is engaged! Congratulations to her, I’m happy for both of you ladies!

    • #9
    • December 7, 2019, at 6:13 AM PST
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  10. Stad Thatcher

    After listening to the episode, I asked my wife, “What was your impression the first time you came over to my house?” Her asnwer:

    “I didn’t see anything scary. However, when I went into the bathroom, I knew it was a guy. I also didn’t see all the boxes in the spare bedroom, so I couldn’t really evaluate you.”

    After being married for 32 years, she’s still evaluating . . .

    • #10
    • December 7, 2019, at 9:21 AM PST
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  11. Full Size Tabby Member

    Concretevol (View Comment):

    Ok, you convinced me to subscribe to the podcast. :) I get Lyndsey’s marriage updates on twitter and I gotta know the desk backstory. Also did not know MK is engaged! Congratulations to her, I’m happy for both of you ladies!

    Listen to Ladybrains #134. There you will also hear the outline of a Hallmark movie that could be made out of Mary Katherine’s experience.

    • #11
    • December 8, 2019, at 12:00 PM PST
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  12. kylez Member
    kylez Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    colleenb (View Comment):

    First I think it was truly hilarious that you got caught in the EZpass lane when you forgot that you had a rental and didn’t have your EZpass – a truly Northern Virginia experience. I’m just surprised that there wasn’t more honking! On a not as happy note, I do wish MK had waited until being married to move in with fiancee. I suppose this marks me as an old, no-malarkey, curmudgeonette but I just think its a poor idea, especially with kids involved. And also because I thought MK did so many things right for her kids in the aftermath of her husband’s death. Also such an obviously good friend to all. Like I say I’m just hopelessly old-fashioned on this subject. Finally did we ever learn whether husband liked the desk? Please catch us up next podcast.

    I was coming here in part wondering if anyone commented on that. It bothers me too. It shows how pervasive “cohabitation” is in our culture, when even Conservatives and religious people are doing. It was something that used to be controversial and a sign of rebellion. 

    • #12
    • December 12, 2019, at 9:59 PM PST
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