Show Notes for Thursday, November 03, 2022


Dear John,

My mother-in-law drives me crazy. I've been married to her son for over three decades. I do everything I can to make her happy, but she just doesn't like me. I drive her to doctor's appointments. I care for her lawn. I do pretty much anything I can to help her, but she treats me like dirt. She always has. My husband was married before and I think she liked his first wife better. She couldn't have liked her any less! I drove her all over town the other day and didn't get a thank you, but instead got a complaint that it took too long and she missed a show she wanted to watch. As I drove home I literally cried about this. I want to be a good daughter-in-law and a good person, but she drains me every time I spend time with her. She's in her 80s... at one of the stores, a lady saw how terrible she treated me and said “I hope you're in the will”. Which made me laugh because I'm not helping her because of anything like that. And I'm most likely not in the will. Do you think it would be wrong of me to just quit helping? There must be someone else who could help do some of this stuff. I think it's time for me to be too busy to help. Any ideas?

Thank you,

Door Mat Daughter-In-Law

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November 3

National Housewife’s Day

National Sandwich Day

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National Men Make Dinner Day (Must Cook. No BBQ Allowed!)

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A new study says that girls routinely get higher grades than boys. And this bias against boys could mean the difference between passing and failing in some subjects, and keep them from begin accepted into college or getting certain jobs. The results, published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education, show that in standardized tests, which are marked anonymously, girls typically outperformed boys in humanities, languages and reading skills, while boys did better in maths. But when grades were awarded by teachers, girls did better than boys in all subjects. The authors of the study feel that teachers unconsciously reward students who exhibit traditional female behavior, such as quietness and neatness, because those students make teaching easier. They also suggest that inflated grades in maths are a way of trying to encourage girls, who are sometimes seen as weaker in this subject.

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While many use the terms ‘sweet potato’ and ‘yam’ interchangeably, they are completely different vegetables. Even though both are starchy tubers, they are not the same species or even in the same family. Yams are in the family ‘Dioscoreaceae’, which includes the Chinese yam and air potatoes, while sweet potatoes are in the family ‘Convolvulaceae’, which is the same family as morning glories. Yams are starchier than sweet potatoes and contain less sugar. White and yellow yams resemble a white potato when cooked.


Tim Burton says he’s done with Disney. The filmmaker shared his thoughts during an interview with Deadline, saying that he doesn’t plan to work with the company in the future after directing the 2019 “Dumbo” remake. Dumbo included the star-studded cast of Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell, Eva Green, and Michael Keaton. Burton said that he “started out” with Disney, but was “hired and fired like several times throughout my career there”, and that’s why he believes his “days with Disney are done, I realized that I was Dumbo, that I was working in this horrible big circus and I needed to escape.” The “Beetlejuice” director also said that Disney is currently focused on Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars content, saying the company has “gotten to be very homogenized” with “less room for different types of things.” Burton also said that he’d never work on a Marvel film, because he “can only deal with one universe, l can’t deal with a multi-universe.”

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Anyone who’s been around children knows they offer a number of creative takes on the English language. A recent viral internet post asked for examples…

➢ “When my son was younger, we didn’t buy soda (Coke, Pepsi), so when we went to restaurants, he would ask for ‘black juice.’”

➢ “My 3-year-old son calls mustard ‘hot dog syrup.’”

➢ “Pants = ‘leg prisons’ to our oldest.”

➢ “My daughter used to call a plain hamburger ‘airplane hamburger.’ It took me a while to figure it out since she had never been on a plane.”

➢ “My daughter called a head of lettuce a ‘salad ball,’ and that’s forever what we call it.”

➢ “A boy I babysat called lasagna ‘spaghetti cake.’”

➢ “Our oldest called knives ‘cut its’ because we would say ‘Do you want me to cut it?’ So he would say fork, spoon, cut it.”

➢ “My son called all UPS trucks the ‘bubble wrap truck.’”

➢ “My almost 3-year-old calls the bathroom fan the ‘poop wind.’ And it will forever be called that in our house.”

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I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they’re cramming for their final exam. - George Carlin

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