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Chill Pill - Putting Stress Relief Tips to the Test

Kevin introduces a list of 45-second stress relief tips from lifehack.org and invited David to debate whether anyone would actually benefit from trying them. 

Tip 1 - Read a poem. Needless to say, this was not a popular suggestion. Who reads Sylvia Plath when they are stressed? Any did you know Dr. Suess published Nazi cartoons. WTF?

Tip 2 - Blow off some steam. This might be effective if you heard someone say "Hi, my name is Off Some Steam." And I have no idea show we got onto the topic of sublingual vitamin B12. 

Tip 3 - Follow your nose. A citrus fruit peel will take your stress away. Nope. David kills this theory because he's been putting a lemon twist in his martini every night and he's still a hot mess. 

Tip 4 - Elevate your brain. This is all about meditation and putting positive thoughts out into the universe especially knowing that we have an episode coming about about the vastness of the universe. Ugh. That sounds stressful. 

Tip 5 - Pump up your jam. This is a no-brainer. Music heals everything.

Tip 6 - Don't forget to breathe. Well, duh. If we didn't breathe, we'd be dead. 

Tip 7 - Chuckle. David tests this one and every child within 5 miles started to scream and cry. I guess you need the right kind of chuckle. 

Tip 8 - Organize. We spend most of this segment talking about the erection Kevin gets when he enters The Container Store. And can someone help David organize his Tupperware cabinet? 

Tip 9 - Snuggle up. Just not with a Snuggie. That would be weird and would likely cause more stress. The tip suggested stroking soft things. Hmmm.

Tip 10 - Chow down. Eat and drink to relax. Given the size of the average American body, we should have a relaxed culture. Clearly that is not accurate, Have you ever seen the video of the woman who attacks the McDonald's drive-thru window because they ran out of chicken nuggets? This tip is B.S. 

Terrifyingly Beautiful E5 - Barbie Scream House

Welcome to the show notes for episode 5 of Terrifyingly Beautiful, a humorous podcast about anxiety. 

After a comically awkward opening, David and Kevin review a summary of past episode corrections, like when David referred to Area 51 as Area 57 and confused Cheryl Tiegs with Cheryl Ladd. David shares an email from a woman whose husband uses a glove to pump the gas, so it's not just us who think gas pumps are covered in fecal matter and germs. 

Kevin describes the anxiety he feels while waiting for his suitcase in baggage claim while David reveals that he thinks he's dying of knee cancer - simply because his knee hurts. No wonder David had to block WebMD from his browser. 

For the main discussion, David shares that he is terrified of dolls. He recounts the dolls his sisters had and the possessed teddy bear his partner brought into the house. To strengthen his case, David tells two haunted doll stories. The first was about Annabelle, the doll depicted in The Conjuring. The second involved the scary doll, Robert, that is now housed in a museum in Key West. And whatever you do, do not take a picture of Robert without his permission.

We encourage you to check out the podcast and take a few minutes to leave us a review on iTunes. Thank you!!

Terrifyingly Beautful's Anxietini 2 - Our Anxiety-filled Trip to Cuba!

Welcome to the show notes for Terrifyingly Beautiful's second mini episode... All about Cuba. The Cuba trip was literally a terrifyingly beautiful experience.

We talk about the sheer terror we experienced in the days leading up to our trip. Would Cuba be safe? Are Americans really allowed to travel there? How much cash do I need? What if I run out? Ugh. Too much stress.

We light-heartedly banter about the accommodations, the crappy classic cars, the potholes as large as Delaware, and the single piece of toilet paper that the entire country was pining after. 

Kevin had a vastly different experience in Cuba than me. Although I started the trip feeling as though I was touring Aleppo, I ended the trip with a sincere love for Havana. I would definitely return, but without Kevin and with 12 rolls of 2-ply toilet paper. I wasn't kidding about that one sheet. 

If anyone wants advice on Cuba, hit us up at terrifyinglybeautiful@gmail.com. And we encourage you to check out the podcast and take a few minutes to leave us a review on iTunes. Thank you!!

 

Terrifyingly Beautiful E4 - America's Got Alien Abductions

Welcome to the show notes for episode 4 of Terrifyingly Beautiful.

Kevin, Kevin, Kevin... Alien abductions? Really? Okay, I sort of get it. 

Before we get to the excitement of Kevin's childhood fear of being snatched up in the middle of the night by E.T., we take our obligatory tour of the things that stressed us out that week. It isn't very often I get a win as Team Kevin is usually correct 99.9% of the time. But during our intro conversation I correctly name the gender of the child in Life is Beautiful, the original judges on America's Got Talent and the fact that Alf was at times played by a real person. Ah, winning tastes so good!

Kevin's blame Robert Stack for his alien fear. What ever happened to him anyway? As a fan of Unsolved Mysteries, Kevin would be glued to the television as Mr. Stack described chilling tales of people who claim to have been abducted by aliens. This is where I stupidly refer to the Roswell event as Area 57. Ugh. I know it's Area 51 now. In Kevin's attempt to rationalize his alien abduction fear, he recounts two stories of supposedly legitimate abductions. The first involved a woman named Linda Napolitano from Manhattan. She claims she was abducted through her apartment window at 3:00 a.m. while she slept. She remembers being transported from the window the alien ship. Sounds crazy, right? Well, soon after law enforcement began to receive emails from people who claim to have witnessed the abduction. Don't you think they would have called the police while it was happening? 

The second story describes the night in 1967 when Betty Andreasson claims to have been abducted. In this scenario, Betty was transported to the alien ship while one of the extraterrestrial creatures stayed in her home to keep watch over her family, all of whom had been placed in a paralysis trance. You can't make this up. I wasn't much help to Kevin as I simply replied that alien life is likely to be microscopic so he had nothing to worry about. He wasn't buying it. 

We encourage you to check out the podcast and take a few minutes to leave us a review on iTunes. Thank you!!

Terrifyingly Beautiful's Anxietini 1 - We Read a Listener's Email

Welcome to the show notes for the first mini episode of Terrifyingly Beautiful. 

We love, love, love you, our listeners. You're way funnier than we are, and some of you are way more anxious - although that's hard to believe. In this mini episode, We read an email from "K.C." (we used her initials to protect her from trolls, stalkers, and the staff from the hotel whose bathroom she destroyed). 

It turns out "K.C." loved our Poop podcast so much she just had to write in to share a story about the early stages of the relationship between she and her boyfriend. A few months after dating, they were staying at a hotel and she got up first to get her bathroom business done. Well, her "business" was just a hair too big to flush and it caused a bit of a backflow issue. With no plunger or an escape hatch available, she had no choice but to call on her boyfriend to save the day. There's noting like a humiliating poop situation to bring two lovebirds together. 

Everything worked out just fine. "K.C." reports that she and the boyfriend are still together and their take on the whole thing is, "if our relationship can survive that, we'll be together for eternity." 

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Terrifyingly Beautiful E2 - Wine and Dead Nuns Under the Bed

Welcome to the show notes for episode 2 of Terrifyingly Beautiful.

This second episode picks up where the first one left off... HOTELS!! But before Kevin shares some witty observations about his fear of hotel rooms, we plow through about 10,000 other topic such as wine (we love a good glass, or two, of red wine), the Golden Girls, our wonderful moms, cancer, beauty tips, and finally mediums.  

When we finally return to the topic of hotel rooms, Kevin tells David that while he is laying in bed he often thinks about the possibility that someone had previously died in that room. What kind of sicko is he? LOL. He shares a story of one hotel in which a dead body was discovered stuffed into the box spring of one of the beds - but only after five guests had used the room. And when they uncovered the body, it was a man dressed as a nun. Uh, I'll be checking out now.

What are your hotel horror stories? We'd love to hear from you. terrifyinglybeautiful@gmail.com.

We encourage you to check out the podcast and take a few minutes to leave us a review on iTunes. Thank you!!

Terrifyingly Beautiful E1 - Salad Bars and Tollbooths

Welcome to Terrifyingly Beautiful, a humorous podcast in which two anxious guys try to talk their way through some of their biggest fears. The premise is simple, each episode starts with a brief conversation about what has made each of them anxious that week. Then the conversation moves to the main topic. In this section, either David or Kevin shares hilarious personal stories about a topic that scares the shit out of them. The other then tries to alleviate the anxiety. Does it aways work? Nope. But you'll have fun listening to them try. 

In this kick-off episode, David takes fear of germs to a new level. We all know someone who is germophobic, but a fear of salad bars? David reveals to Kevin that when he sees a salad bar all he can envision are the 14 million people who used the salad bar previously - with their grimy fingers and runny noses. Anything with a sneeze guard has to be scary, right? David describes his recent visit to a salad bar where he witnessed a man pick his nose then grab a handful of green beans from the bar. Gasp!

The conversation takes many turns covering everything from the safety and cleanliness of hotel rooms to the anxiety one feels when finding insects in the house. By the way, has anyone else walked into your new hotel room only to find someone else already occupying it? We'd love to hear those stories. Reach us at terrifyinglybeautiful@gmail.com.

We encourage you to check out the podcast and take a few minutes to leave us a review on iTunes. Thank you!!