Episodes

Cabana Spiders

Kris and Kym on the stairs in Old Orange
Kris and Kym make sure the stairs are safe behind some cool building in Old Orange, CA

 

Kym and Kris take it outside. There’s bird tweeting, dogs barking, spiders LURKING! **SHUDDER** But we push through our fears and deliver the podcast like the caffeinated, mouthy chat-warriors we are. And we talk about everything under the sun: cancer, cemeteries, Big Bear, Aurora Borealis, noisy airplanes, noisier helicopters, Orange Ghost Walk, worst Christmas gifts…we said everything, we mean EVERYTHING. Today’s episode is a poignant catch-up for these two life-long besties.

To hear our CABANA SPIDERS episode, go to iTunes/Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket Casts, and Stitcher or any podcast player you prefer and then subscribe, download and listen! If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a rating and a review! The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

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UPDATE: Kym’s procedure went smashingly and everything came out ok. Literally. She’s fine, looking forward to her PSL, and sends EVERYONE her love. Which is awesome, because…WE…LOVE…HER!! The only thing we’re kind of bummed about is she’s not opting for the big pain meds. So much for Kris’ evil plan of making a viral video of Kym whacked out on meds.

Next time, Gadget….NEXT TIME.

(JK, there will be NO NEXT TIME! This was it, no more!!! Healthy us forEVAH!!)

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Marriage-Whys

Marriage-Whys Advice
Kris and Kym have questions about long-term marriage secrets, Kim may just have some answers! Photo by Kimberly Sickel @riverdeer at 500px

Kris and Kym welcome Kim (yes, not confusing at all, we know) to the show to talk about the whys and hows of long term relationships.

Alright, alright…we talk about…THE “M” WORD.

Not Mississippi. Not a magnolia. Not a monkey. Not a mountebankery. We don’t even know what a mountebankery is.

Nope. (We DO talk about mischief though.)

MARRIAGE.

Hey, look. Amongst us there are (more than two) divorces and a 31 year wedding anniversary. Guess who has the answers to those pesky “why?” and “how?” and “no, seriously, WTF?” and “REALLY, HOW HOW HOW?” questions? Wanna guess who is asking most of those questions? Kris says “hallooo!”

But honestly, there’s some really great insights (and quite a few guffaws) about the ups and downs of having a committed, intimate relationship with one person or an entire lifetime.

One of us is still confused, but learning every day.

And who’s putting bets on Kym having a story about some kind of shenanigans she was up to back in the day? Possibly even last week?

Golly. You’ll just have to give it a listen to find out!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

By the way, the definition of mountebankery is: 1 : a person who sells quack medicines from a platform. 2 : a boastful unscrupulous pretender : charlatan. Your challenge this week is to use the word mountebankery in a sentence, preferably with pointed finger and a confused onlooker.

To hear our MARRIAGE-WHYS episode, go to iTunes, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket Casts, (we are working on GooglePlay and Stitcher for all our Android using listeners!!) or any podcast player you prefer and then subscribe, download and listen! If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a review! The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

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Episode 07: Social Picks

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! Can you believe August is almost over?

It’s like it was Jaaaaaaaannnnnnuuuuuaaaaaarrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyy, February, March, APRILMAYJUNEJULY, August….

Seriously. Whoosh.

Oh and newsflash: There are only 4 months left in 2018.

You’re welcome.

Today’s podcast covers a lot of the social media we listen to or watch in order to get through the daily grind, unwind at the end of the day, laugh with our family, ooh, ahh, and sigh over, or have our minds blown away by. We highlight some of our favorite pages on Instagram, channels on YouTube, and podcasts. We’re all over the spectrum with high-profile celebrities, organizational geniuses, beauty gurus, naughty humor, housewives, real life detectives, ex-FBI agents, true crime, eerie history, and sweet animals…it’s all there ready for YOU to discover something or someone new! We hope you find something (besides us…awwww…shucks) to brighten your day.

Thanks for joining us again! Go to iTunes, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn or any podcast player you prefer to subscribe, download and listen! If you enjoy what you hear, go ahead and leave a review! The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

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Episodes

Episode 06: Only Brats

Yep. Kris and Kym…are only brats. There are plenty of pros and cons with Only Child Syndrome. We had everything we needed, most of what we wanted. We never had to fight for the last cupcake, always got to ride shotgun (unless both parents were in the car) and we were the center of the Universe (we like to believe. And maybe still do…*sideeye*). And yet there were a lot of lonely days, and when things went south at home (because, you know, even in the very healthiest and happiest of households that happens) there was no one to turn to, to share the fear or the sadness with. There wasn’t a brother to feel safe with, there wasn’t a sister to whisper and giggle with. There was just…ourselves. And not all experiences for only children are like this, in fact, our experiences are quite different from each other although we both expressed that similar overall feeling of loneliness.  A lot depends on the parents and Kym is proof one parent can more than compensate for one not so great BioPU (Biological Parental Unit…pronounced bio-poo for good reason). When both parents are trying to get their lives together and rebuild and work and cope…sometimes the child gets a bit lost in the mix (Kris). And while we’re not going to outright say, “hey, that’s ok really, we ended up fine,” because it’s really NOT totally ok…there is an element of peace in that statement. Because we both did. And here we are, one raising two girls, one having raised a daughter…and all the offspring are doing a-ok. Because even though we’re only children, we really did learn how to share (I always say the ultimate and supreme sacrifice of love is letting the one you love have that last bite of cake) and we took the things we didn’t want to carry into our motherhood and made a real effort to do things differently for our children. Even better, we took the things we DID love and learn from our parents to be pretty decent parents ourselves. We think. We have expressly forbidden said offspring to indicate otherwise in any fashion verbal, body language, Snapchat, texting, YouTube rants, tweeting videos, IG IMs, etc., etc., etc., et al, legal verbiage infinity.

Just kidding. Titter teehee laugh laugh.

A bit selfish? Check.

Confident with being alone? Check check.

Center of the Universe? CHECK CHECK CHE….

Just kidding. AHHGAIN.

…maaayyyyyybe…

Well-adjusted and loving life? Definitely maybe could be possible Check.

Working on the above? For sure CHECK.

There’s lots of good in being an only child, and a lot of wishful thinking…

So go on, JOIN US…pleaaaase. Indulge our Pretty Princess Podcast again today by going to iTunes, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn or any podcast player you use to subscribe, download and listen! If you enjoy what you hear, go ahead and leave a 5-star review! The more listeners we get, the more opportunities we will have to bring you richer content!

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Episodes

Episode 05: Traff**k

Whoa boy. Ok kids. We’ve been put in a time out because the salty language was flung far and wide today. So much so that we actually added a NSFW disclaimer at the beginning of the episode. Truth be told (the mugly truth that is), some people will listen and just say “PFFFT! That all you got?” Others could very well feel all aflutter and aghast at our classless audacity. Others may simply unfollow. (WHAT?? Sorry. Not allowed.) Which one will you be? You won’t know until you listen! Oh. Rest assured in and around the salt is some real discussion about just exactly what kind of idio…um…

Closing eyes. Breathing. Centering. Feel the cool breeze on your face as you emerge into your happy place…

people…we come across in our daily grind in Southern California traffic.  Who’s your “favorite” moro…

ooof.

Breathing. BREATHING. Centeringcenteringcentering

person to share the road with? The Tailgater? The Cutter? The Chaser? Blocker? Boxer? His Royal Highness Pete The Oblivious? The Kardashian Update Texter?

Man do we ever cover some doozy stories of our own.

And there are so many more we forgot! Such as The Creeper…you know…the @#$%! who gets as far ahead of everyone else as possible in the shoulder or offramp before merging? Or the *#*@&! who actually use the shoulder as a full lane to exit a mile away?! (Hey buddy!! The rest of us are over here minding our business in this damn 30-minute mile-long line, fuming, having to pee, worrying about what’s for dinner – did I mention URINATION??? – waiting to get out of this GODFORSAKEN ASPHALT PURGATORY LEGALLY! What makes you so special you gotta drive down the shoulder you…)

Calming down. Calming right the f**k down…

ohmohmohmohmohm…callllllmmmm callllmmm callllllmmmity calm…c’moooon

Breathing (hyperventilating?)

Namaste you f*@#!%

SEE? Traff**k.

But just to make matters light we offer an alternative to swearing and cursing. Actually, we offer a different type of cursing…that of the “May you forevermore blow a tire every time you drive down the shoulder for no good reason other than you’re a selfish, entitled little c$*#$twa@waff%@!” variety. You know, the kind that comes with a lightning bolt, thunder strike and cackle. And a few flash-bangs. We come up with a few good ones. It’s a good way to let off some steam and not lose your cool at the same time.

So join us! Click the Libsyn link below to merge into our Episode 05: Traff**k lane!

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Hey, let us know if you come up with a curse of your own! Follow us HERE (see that little blue button up there on the right?), Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to leave us your own epic tales of driving or the curses you fling along the way, or email us here at sipsters@themuglytruth.com!

You can also download the episode directly from our Libsyn podcast page at: http://themuglytruth.libsyn.com/. Download all our episodes and listen everywhere you go!

And hey, in all seriousness, nothing is worth your life and the lives of those around you. It’s a crazy, packed world out there, we’re all trying our best to get through each day, some of us fail miserably once in awhile and those are the times we need to have the most tolerance and patience. Let someone in, use your blinker, wait for the next light…slow down (yass Kris?) and for the love of God put your phone down. Please, get home to your family, your pets, or your favorite book alive, calm, and well. Take care of yourselves and each other. (KRIS…ARE YOU LISTENING??? Tsk.)

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