otis really enjoyed watching the 2022 winter olympics. he viewed all of the different sports, and his final evaluation is that he liked all of them except figure skating (which doesn’t have enough noise and flashing colors).
josh: ah, well… i don’t really have time for show notes today. jahnna is reading Radium Girls and i’m reading Sartre. other show mentions include Tori Amos, Little Women, Ani DiFranco, Liz Phair, Alanis Morisette, and probably some other stuff. you can look it up if you need to, you’re a smart kid.
jahnna: other podcasts for valentine’s day may use as a starting point things they love, but we started with things we don’t like. because that’s how we roll.
a side note: there will be no new pod episode on 2/26. we took a week off from recording for winter break and so otis could enjoy the winter olympics.
all we do is dogs and books
as the title suggests, our protagonists discuss both dogs and books, and how we, as a culture, underestimate kids’ reading capabilities and emotional capacities. also, Animal Crossing. beware spoilers for I’m Thinking of Ending Things.
links to other things, mostly books, that are mentioned in this episode:
- Carmichael’s (our local bookstore)
- Brownsboro Animal Clinic (our vet)
- “snake ex machina“
- A Peculiar Peril by Jeff VanderMeer
- Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
- The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
- Songs of a Dead Dreamer & Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti
- The Rise & Fall of D.O.D.O. by Nicole Galland & Neal Stephenson
- Pete the Cat
a further note from jahnna: don’t read the snake book. it really is too disappointing for words.
also, i would never be mean to a living thing like i was to that animal crossing character. you have to lower the friendship score to basically nil before they’ll move away. he finally left. all is well on bark isle now.
january 17th was charlie’s 12th birthday, and he had a whole weekend of royal treatment to enjoy. we wrapped up with a favorite things dinner of chicken schnitzel, apple, and spaetzle.