Ep 0101 – Bonus – Pondering Body Image on the Beach

Laurie in a swimsuit in a chair by the pool
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I take a few minutes to feel good by the pool. I just had fun splashing in the water and am warming in the sun. I’m not thinking of my size – just enjoying the sensations.

Podcast Recap

Letting go of being motivated from the outside. Reviewing my rage at size prejudice – e.g., the Simpson’s latest episode. A sample of my latest character voice work as a bulldog as requested by Sue from the UK and Suz. Cheryl has Foolish Fun introducing us to Penelope, her inner insomniac.

Waves in distance, beach and large rocks in foreground

Here’s a shot of the rocks I sit on when I record at Ventura

Laurie in profile at the beach with hair blowing across her cheek.

The wind whips my hair around like crazy as I’m sitting on my podcast rock here at the beach in Ventura.

Blue skies, pond in sandy beach dotted with birds, green hills in back

A pond filled with birds near the rocks where I record.


Pantages Theater

Marc Cashman’s site

Cheryl’s New Writing Blog, Impromptu Promptlings

COD pages and posts

Epic Show 100!

Blog post of rage about the Simpsons and my gratitude for the kindness of strangers

My weight story photos

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Host: Laurie Weaver
Laurie’s Foolish Fun Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
Laurie’s Voice Acting Director: Marc Cashman

Main Theme:I’m Letting Go by Josh Woodward from The Simple Life Part 1

I’m Letting Go (Josh Woodward) / CC BY 3.0

Sounds used in Laurie’s Foolish Fun Intro

  • Slide Whistle sounds
  • Background Tune/Beat
  • Girl’s Laughter
  • Phone Ring

Resource of the day

12 ways to become proud of your body.
by Margarita Tartakovsky, MS on the blog, PsychCentral. Great list how to move your focus off of what’s wrong with your body and onto what do you want in life.
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6 thoughts on “Ep 0101 – Bonus – Pondering Body Image on the Beach

  1. Suzanne

    Ah! Thank you for the bulldog! I’m sorry you had to do all that editing work, but I really appreciate it. You nailed it! You were so bulldoggy I almost didn’t recognize you! So good.
    Okay, back to listening.

      1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

        LOL! This my dear, used to be the NORMAL size of the show when I was putting them out 2-4 times per week. Now, I’m too busy for that, but the bonus episodes let me get one in the can pretty quickly since I don’t have as much writing and organizing to do. Bonus episodes I pretty much do on the fly. I knew what Cheryl’s call was about enough I could wing it, and my bulldog bit. The rest was just what was on my mind. xoxoxoxoxoxo

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Hey Suzanne, it was my pleasure, and it turned out not to be too bad. Our timing was so consistent it was easy to fit my ‘lady’s’ response into the bulldog. I actually did the dog take 1 and as you heard, Marc had no notes, so I didn’t do it twice. I did the lady twice, but pretty much the same both times, so just grabbed from take 2. I’m sorry I didn’t get my partner’s permission, as the bit is better with our different voices. But as I said, not as big an editing deal as I thought. (I recorded all of day 101 in Ventura, including the bulldog intro, then did the editing later that evening at home when I produced the show.) Thanks for asking! xoxoxoxox

  2. Fionna

    Hi Laurie! I really liked your “bulldog” voice too. That was a fun one! That was very brave of you to advocate for yourself by reaching out to try and resolve your uncomfortable seat situation. I say you’re on the Bravery Report for that one!

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Thanks Fionna, I liked the dog voice, but honestly, don’t think I achieved it in a way that is good for my vocal chords. The first way I tried was REALLY bad and hurt a lot. This voice, not so much, but I couldn’t use it on a real job where I might need 20 takes or as a cartoon character. I’m still figuring out physically what I can do to change my register. That’s why I was SO PISSED to have this bit. The assigned one was supposed to be like Mr. Bill, or high Mickey Mouse – right in my wheelhouse. I can do HIGH SQUEAKY with ease. But my partner said she could not go high at all, so Marc changed us to the low bit, where she was more comfortable. If I hadn’t been doing singing lessons and working in my low-middle range, I could not have gone as low as I did. So More scales for me 🙂


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