Podcast Episode 19: Who’s Your Daddy?

John Hancock and Joshua Patton join me to talk about having dads, being dads, and our favorite fictional fathers for this special Father’s Day episode!


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Intro 00:00
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Pod Pourri 06:25
From fart clouds to fear of royal fuckups, John and Joshua tell me all about why being a dad is awesome/terrifying.

Facebook Says 44:21
Sometimes your dad does something sweet like send you peanut butter at college. And sometimes he scars you for life by shaving  off all his facial hair.

Games People Play 53:58
Dad themed trivia!

Outro 01:00:20
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Podcast Episode 2: Halloween Special (Don’t Be a Zombie)

Wow. You guys? These bitches LOVE Halloween. And talking. About themselves. So buckle up, listeners! It’s Episode 2 of Add It Up with Your Best Friend Addi, featuring friend and fellow funny lady Liz Labacz!

It is available on iTunes if you prefer. Otherwise…

If you wish, you can listen to the extended, uncut version via Soundcloud below. WARNING: I’m not gonna lie. The costume discussion gets TEDIOUS, my friends. But if you know us, it might be bearable.

 Episode 2: Halloween Special (Don’t Be a Zombie) – Extended (times below align with condensed version only) 

02:33 Costumes of Yore!
- Liz provides a comprehensive history of her torrid love affair with costumes. Addi’s list pales in comparison.
- Store-bought costumes are for suckers.
- Liz’s Sailor Moon phase mercilessly coincided with her awkward phase:

 26:09 Costumes of More Recent Yore!
- Store-bought costumes? Still for suckers.  This is an abomination!
- 2009 Disney Villainess Combo (I swear I had more than two tentacles!):

40:19 If I Were You: Halloween Edition
- What NOT to be this year
- Costume Dos and Don’ts
- Addi’s first awkward advice song

48:47 Outro/Plugs!
- Liz can be found on her personal blog, at Frankly Scarlett, and on Twitter. She has also posted specifically about this topic!
- Friday Nite Improvs Halloween costume contest is Friday, November 2. They give away REAL CASH PRIZES, SON.
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Halloween Special: The Great Plumpkin

As a chubby chick, my Halloween options can be, uh, slim. On one hand, I kind of like that it forces me to work a little harder to make my own awesome costume. On the other hand, why can’t a fat b*tch just buy a sexy referee costume from Target the day of the party and get on with it, nawmean?

Thing is, sometimes you have to pretend you’re not fat and just go with your heart (see Jem, left, from 2007). And sometimes you have to employ your curves and be a character who is also fat (see Ursula, center, from 2009). Then there are costumes that you can really make your own, regardless of weight (see cigarette girl, right, from 2011).

But it seems I’ve had the costume tables turned on me this year. My friend Caitlin dressed as — are you ready for this?

Me. She dressed up as me.

She and our friend Eric went as Bait & Switch, my musical comedy duo. In case you were wondering, the official Addi Twigg costume is a cute dress with a belt, some kick*ss heels, and blue-green tights. She even pinned back some of her long hair for makeshift bangs. It. Was. Adorable. And what is it they say about imitation? Yeah, that too.

They wore name tags just to seal the deal. I caught them as they were leaving the party, so you aren’t getting the full effect — but if you look closely at the very bottom of the photo, you can see a little bit of the blue-green tights under her green dress. She even did her “Addi smile” for the photo (courtesy of some facebook research). UNCANNY!

I think it might be my favorite thing ever when people I know dress as other people I know for Halloween. Our friend Milton was my husband Joe one year and it kind of blew my mind. I never thought I would be the subject of that, so thank you, Caitlin. You made my night!

So, what was your best costume ever? Or the best costume you ever saw on another person? Have you ever dressed as someone you knew, or had someone use you as a costume?