Flutter: Bad@Love’s 1st Annual “Creepy” Spooktacular Moments in Dating

The dates get creepier and the reading gets harder as the wine keeps flowing.

Moral to the Story: Let’s be respectful on dates and don’t assume you know everything. Also, know when to leave a date.

Other Fun Topics Discussed: 

  • Mallory is a footist.
  • Mallory’s creepy clapper date also smelled like cabbage.
  • That time Tamu had someone follow her home from high school.

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Episode 10: You know what would be great? Statistical data on how a breakup effects our your brain.

This week Tamu & Mallory discuss breakups with the help of  an amazing podcast: Small Doses with Amanda Seales. Episode 28: Side Effects of a Breakup truly provided a lot of great advice on how to process a breakup and lead to robust discussions.

Moral to the Story: Take the time you need to heal and follow your gut.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

Mallory needs stats as usual.

Question to ask yourself in the breakup process: Do you miss the relationship or the feeling of being in a relationship?

It’s Disney’s Fault: for all of our relationship beliefs.

Rejoice Recluses: There is a chance for love via Uber Eats.

Question Du Jour: Can you masturbate to your ex?

New Read: Kraken & Unicorn Shifter Romance – Wriggle & Sparkle: The Collected Tales of a Kraken & A Unicorn

Let music cure you of sadness by listening to a uptempo foreign language song  to ease the pain. For Tamu, it would be Bollywood music, for Mallory, music from New Zealand.

Mallory has friends to attend The Hanson Summit in Tulsa every year.

BTW, Tulsa is quaint.

Tamu’s immunity to scorpion stings because she is a Scorpio.

Crying is OK – not Diane Keaton crying tho.

Bad@Love’s Method of overcoming a breakup: Killing them off in your mind.

Really though, developing coping skills is key.

Don’t do what we did: Building walls

Mallory wrecks Tamu’s chances for love by forgetting to tell her about speed dating events.

Advice for the Ages: Therapy. Therapy. Therapy. You friends can only help you up to a point.

Sage advice from Amanda: Know when to block and when it is time to go.

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Flutter: Bad@Love’s 1st Annual Awkward Spooktacular Moments in Dating

Halloween season is kicking off with a bang thanks to the brave women and men who submitted their awkward date stories.

There were so many responses to requests for tales from dating that Tamu & Mallory ended up breaking them into three separate categories; Awkward, Creepy, and Scary.  Enjoy these awkward dating moments.

Moral to the Story: Yes, people can be awkward when it comes to dating and finding love; but, let’s treat one another with respect so we can all laugh about it later.

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Episode 9.2: Bad@Love’s Summer Beach Read: Hollywood Wives – (aka, Horrible, Horrible People)

Tamu & Mallory wrap up summer with Jackie Collins, two bottles of wine, and, wild ideas.

Moral to the Story According to Mallory: Fuck love, overthrow the government!

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Tamu reads the first story she ever typed on a computer when she was 12 or 13, “The Case of the Lonely Hearts”
  • She hates that she used the “f” word and apologizes for her early teen self profusely.
  • Mallory also wrote a novel when she was younger. A 900-page tome about love and Sailor Moon. She never backed up her data, so it is lost to the ages.
  • Netflix Show to Watch: Murder Maps
  • Jackie Collins shines a light on male rape.
  • Buddy is the worst character.
  • Mallory Christmas lights analogy.
  • Jackie Did it First: Sex and the City borrowed “Who is Smith Jarrod?” billboard from Hollywood Wives.
  • Another Netflix Show to Watch: Mindhunter
  • Adrian was the best male character.
  • Podcast Shout Out: Pablo and Dottie from The Meme-ing of it All for keeping Tamu up-to-date on the latest internet memes.

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Episode 9.1: Bad@Love’s Summer Beach Read: Hollywood Wives – (aka, Horrible, Horrible People)

Yes, summer is just about over, but that is about how long it took Mallory to read one of Tamu’s favorite author’s, Jackie Collins’ classic,  Hollywood Wives. Since the book was very long, this will be another two-parter.

Morals to the Story: Go down on one another, and, don’t let anyone into your house.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • There were too many characters for Mallory.
  • Everyone’s life was tragic.
  • Podcast Shout Out: Mouse and Weens living their Hollywood and San Diego lives. Please checkout their hilarious podcast.
  • Hollywood Wives contains loads of pedophilia.
  • Hollywood Wives contains homophobia – 80s style!
  • Mallory had to make a flow chart to track all of the characters.
  • Women deserve respect – even in 1984.
  • Karen’s nipples are erotic.
  • George Michael’s Father Figure is problematic.
  • Hollywood Wives was an ABC mini series featuring many famous stars of the day.
  • Buying babies from brokers.
  • Hollywood Wives contains loads of incest and child abuse.
  • There are always consequences for actions.
  • Mallory’s Theory: Breach babies are murderers.
  • Vaginism: An Education – learn all about vaginal spasms
  • When you have exotic sex, strange things can happen.
  • Tamu’s deep love for Jackie Collins and her writing style.
  • Mallory’s deep hatred for all of the characters in this book.
  • Tamu’s Aha! Moment: Jackie Collins books trained her for Sons of Anarchy which trained her for Game of Thrones.
  • Mallory finds Van Helsing to be complex, yet intriguing.

Apologies: Eating was occurring during the recording of this episode, along with much drinking, so sorry for the chewing and talking with our mouths full –we classy!

Holiday Bonanza: Bad@Love Goes to the Minnesota State Fair

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and what better way to send it off than to partake in a time honored Minnesota tradition eating and drinking our way through the “Great Minnesota Get-Together“. For two weeks, ending on Labor Day, Minnesotans head over to The State Fair to eat anything and everything on a stick, people watch, and buy many “As Seen on TV” items.

Moral to the Story: If you ever find yourself in Minnesota at the end of August, definitely hit the MN State Fair…bring TUMS.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Mallory smuggles booze in to the fair…AGAIN!
  • Tamu’s Blue Barn Blueberry Basil Lemonade Tequila cocktail.
  • Taking a ride on the oldest State Fair Ride, Ye Old Mill and experience 4 minutes of darkness.
  • Mallory really hates geese.
  • Going to Bee school; Hive Beetles are squatters, bye-bye drones, the Queen Bee’s ability to choose a bee’s sex based on the needs of the hive, and bees steal from other bees.
  • Mallory learned all about bees from Futurama’s “The Sting” episode.
  • Midwest Dairy’s Princess Kay of the Milky Way butter heads.
  • The Haunted House characters whipping and nae nae-ing.

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Flutter: We Met on Plenty of Fish…Farmer’s Only…OK, Grinder

The fun continues with our friends Jim & Ben. We ask them how they met and their opinions on love and relationships.

Moral to the Story: You make a choice to be in a relationship everyday.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

Ladies who tried to convert Jim and Ben.

Jim’s first time with a lady almost made him a baby daddy.

Politics Interlude #VOTE

Tamu won’t survive the Handmaid’s Tale

Jim still thinks we are recording a YouTube video.

As you get older, relationships become more about the friendship and sharing good times.

Take lessons from your previous relationships and learn from them.

Advice to the Bad at Love crew: Don’t give up.

More advice to the Bad at Love crew: Don’t take dating too seriously, don’t expect anything and be OK with being single.

Tamu has plenty of LEGITIMATE reasons not to date.

Ben’s Advice to Bad at Love Listeners: Share this podcast with your single male friends so they can fall in love with Mallory & Tamu!

 

 

Episode 8: How Appropriate…There’s a Wedding Outside!

In this week’s episode, Tamu and Mallory discuss the movie Sliding Doors and how their lives (both romantic and personal) might have been different if they choose another life path. Of course during the discussion, a freshly married couple are outside taking  wedding photos which was taken as a fitting sign for the two romantic cynics.

Moral to the Story: The Sliding Doors versions of Mallory and Tamu are living their best lives!

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Tamu is STILL sad that the podcast is not receiving listener emails.
  • #Vote
  • New Business Idea for Amazon: Ordering weed through Alexa
  • What-ifs from the past.
  • LOVINGLY hating on the wedding photo shoot outside.
  • The many missed opportunities of Mallory and Tamu.
  • Mallory had no time for behind the scenes theater work, she wanted to Direct!
  • More tales from Tamu’s past.
  • Amaretto Sours are just wrong.
  • Mallory’s parent’s Sunday Funday.
  • Wine interlude: If you live in/or are visiting the Twin Cities, check out Twin Cities Wine Education.
  • According to Mallory, Teddy Roosevelt is a type of white.
  • Tamu is a terrible human.
  • Sex and the City Question: What is OK to do before someone says, “I Love You?”
  • Advice from Mallory: Get yourself a man who will wipe your ass when you need it.
  • If Tamu had gone forward with any of her alternative life paths, she would have never have her current life and the people in it…and this podcast *gasp*.
  • What are the jay walking laws in England?
  • Gerry is the worst!
  • Friends 2018 would be hipsters in Williamsburg & still with no black friends!
  • British people LOVE Monty Python.
  • #Vote

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Flutter: Jim & Ben – An Airing of Grievances

It is a Festivus for the rest of us in July! Our beloved superfan Jim (a.k.a Tamu’s gusband) and his boyfriend Ben (a.k.a., Tamu’s gusband-in-law) stop by for a visit. Jim has been a supporter and silent (but not really) show adviser since our Trashy Book Nook days. Since he sends Tamu opinion texts while listening to each episode, it was decided to give him the mic to air his grievances. ENJOY!

Moral to the Story: Love your friends, even if they think Molly Ringwald’s Pretty in Pink  dress was a fashion sensation.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

Mallory’s dad made a good camouflage dress.

The time Prince gave Jim his guitar at a concert.

Molly Ringwald is NOT a fashion designer.

An exploration into all of the reality TV Tamu watches.

Staircase Prep 101: Write a journal with all of your secrets just in case an owl attacks.