Ep 0136 – Many Shades of Unsexy Grey!

Laurie in her straw hat and sunglasses grins along the trail
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Following a day of rain, it’s all smiles and sunshine on the mountain for Day 136.

Podcast Recap

The unexpected rain causes me to change the day of my hike. I ponder the effects of rigidity and over-flexibility in my life. Dawny greets our new BCs from last show and updates us on her health. Kevin replies to Sue from the U.K. and Dawny who both supported him on the Bravery Report. The importance of BCs supporting each other and 6 tips to help do that. Welcome to new BC Mar. Dawny has special Foolish Fun for bird watchers! Special guest Mark and I reminisce about the many different shades we’ve experienced in our 23 years of marriage.

Purple wildflowers bloom amongst sage brush

Wild flowers blooming along the trail. Always reminds me to ‘Bloom where you are planted!’

Smiling - Laurie and Mark under the twinkle lights of the ballroom

Mark and I celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary in style by ballroom dancing under the twinkle lights in Pasadena.


Last show and comments

BC Kevin’s Story on the Bravery Report

New BC Mar’s comment on Day 5

Ways to send audio to the show for Foolish Fun, Laurie’s Stories etc.

Ways to support the show financially


Host: Laurie Weaver
Foolish Fun Announcer: Mark Weaver
Foolish Funner: Dawny
Special Guest Interview: Mark Weaver

Main Theme: I’m Letting Go by Josh Woodward from The Simple Life Part 1 Used by permission of Josh Woodward under a Creative Commons License

Sounds used in Laurie’s Foolish Fun Intro

  • Slide Whistle sounds
  • Background Tune/Beat
  • Girl’s Laughter
  • Phone Ring
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4 thoughts on “Ep 0136 – Many Shades of Unsexy Grey!

  1. Dawny

    I love love love that I was able to learn a weeee bit more about you. And the coming of your beautiful loving marriage. Your such a gem Laurie.

    Wowsa. Such funny jokes. Yay. Ha ha. I live foolish funnnnnnnn

    Hangry!!!! Sometimes I think we are twins of a distant life lol. You described it nicely. It’s funny because I know how I feel, but my husband knows how I act when I reach hangry. And I get really defensive when he comments in it or about meal timing or whatever when really I shouldn’t because it’s real. Attitude and all lol.
    One Friday we went to this seafood buffet. The line was craaaaazy long. Seriously like 45 minutes. Ok so I totally witnessed another line stander guy go from happy, laughing, joking…..to HANGRy. It was really eye opening to me to see that in someone else. And for my husband to confirm yes Dawny that’s what you do…. who you become. Whoa!!! The good thing is I sure try to be more mindful of my status lol

    Thanks for sharing your life with us Laurie.

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Yes, it is interesting how panicked I feel from true hunger. Hmmmm…..wonder if it is all related? Mark can go hours and hours and forget to eat. Not I! Thanks for the sweet comments about our anniversary interview. Of course we put our best spin on things 🙂 We have our roller coaster troubles like most people, but have come to understand one another over the years. xoxoxoxoxo

  2. Mary S

    I loved how you showcased your marriage… I felt such joy for you both!! What a sweet, cute, amazing and inspiring story to share! I think I hear more stories about bad marriages than the good ones, so I just enjoyed this so much! Tell your awesome guy that I also have become more and more introverted the older I am, too. 😊 I can totally relate!

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Mark says to you, “It’s sure nice to hear I’m not the only one!”

      Tell your awesome guy that I also have become more and more introverted the older I am, too. 😊 I can totally relate!

      I’m glad you enjoyed our marriage segment. There are days we wonder what the heck we were thinking and days when we can’t imagine life without one another, so it’s cool to hear you enjoyed our partnership. Like all else in our lives, it takes whopping does of patience and letting go! xoxoxoxox


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