BACK TO SCHOOL, HOW ROSIE SPENT HER VACATION AND MARK THE SHARK
Rosie started today talking about how long two weeks vacation felt! No kidding! We missed yooooou! Today was the first day of school for all of Rosie and Tracy's kids except for Parker and Tracy's son Archie. She said Parker is participating in a full-day soccer try out for his school today and they aren't sure what program Archie will be attending yet. Tracy's son has Autism. Today was also the first day back to school for my three boys. I have one entering 5th grade, one entering 1st and my youngest is starting Kindergarten in an Autism program at a nearby elementary school. It was bitter-sweet watching him get on the bus today but I know it is a fantastic program and I feel lucky to live in an area that has it available to us. So, as I write this it is so quiet I can hear the air conditioning running (yes, it is still 90 degrees in Virginia). Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, the sound of silence.
Rosie said that Parker participated in the full-day soccer tryout this weekend and when she picked him up from Kelli's house he couldn't walk he was so sore! He was exhausted and ready to quit but she won't let him. Rosie said she's not sad about the kids starting school this year because they're all older now. Jeannie, who was not in the studio today because her youngest started Kindergarten this morning, called in to chat with the group. She said her son was really excited about going to Kindergarten until this morning when he had some anxiety over it and started fighting at the bus stop. Jeannie said she wasn't sad until she watched him get on the bus and then her daughter went to sit with the older kids and Ryan didn't know what to do or where to sit. She said the bus driver helped him with his backpack and helped him get situated. Jeannie was invited to a Kindergarten parent breakfast at the school but said she decided not to go because she never gets to be in her house alone and she was enjoying it! Jeannie will be back in the studio next week. Pete's daughters start school tomorrow and he said they're fine with it except one of his daughters is having issues about the uniform that they have to wear.
Rosie took a call from a listener who also weaned himself off the antidepressant Effexor. He too started to feel depressed again after going off the drug and felt that going on a diet really helped him. He said he got less depressed with each pound he lost. He said it really improved the way he thought about himself. Rosie said that she biked for one mile every day she was in Miami and that she lost 7 pounds doing it. She really wants to try the 30-day detox diet and see what happens to her moods. Rosie said that she really can't get a hold of how heavy she is and that it takes other people pointing it out to her for her to realize it. The caller told her to embrace where she is (weight-wise) and not to fight it.
Rosie mentioned a show she watched called Freaky Eaters about a woman who couldn't stop eating sugar every hour and a man who ate 3-4 cheeseburgers a day. She said television shows that display how mental distress can manifest itself physically like Freaky Eaters, Intervention, Hoarders and Obsessed, make her realize she needs to get a grip! Janette really liked the last phone caller and how he said we need to embrace our burdens instead of fighting them. She recommended Rosie get a trainer and Rosie said she just yells at them and tells them they're not the boss of her. Deirdre recommended Rosie have someone cook her food for her. Rosie said that would work if she didn't eat all the bad stuff that was in her house. She said her house is like a 7-Eleven with all the treats anyone could want. Even Tracy's kids have gained weight since moving to Rosie's house. Janette also recommended Rosie write down everything that she eats and how she felt at the moment she ate it. Rosie said that she doesn't even eat that much but she admitted that she is very sedentary.
Rosie then took several callers to discuss getting off antidepressants. One of the callers was a therapist who recommended a particular form of therapy she invented and Rosie said she would take her information down and consider it. Rosie had wondered if she should even discuss this topic on air but said that the phone lines were all lit up with listeners wanting to discuss it! She said it's a very relatable topic for many people. Rosie took a call from a listener who said that we treat our children and our animals better than we treat ourselves! She said she would never give her dog a bowl full of Cheetos but she'd eat that herself? GOOD POINT! She said that Rosie should change her thought process about herself. She once used food to survive getting through certain situations as a child but now she needs to tell herself that those comforts don't work for her anymore. She encouraged Rosie to love herself the way she loves other people in her life.
DEALING WITH TEENAGE GIRLS
Rosie told a story of how she was walking with her family in the mall the other day. She said that her 13 year old daughter Chelsea was holding Ellis (a family friend's toddler) on her hip and walking through the mall. Rosie was walking behind Chelsea and said that a 60 year old man was checking her out and then nudged the man next to him to do the same. She admitted that Chelsea looks much older than she is but this disgusted Rosie and she couldn't keep herself from saying something to the men. She said to the man "Yo, asshole, she's 12! (Even though Chelsea just turned 13, she said 12 for emphasis). Rosie continued to yell at the men and said "It's disgusting what you're doing." A few steps later Chelsea turned to Rosie and said " I can't believe you mom! Just shut up! It's so embarrassing! You're so embarrassing." Rosie told Chelsea that she's her mother and it's her job to protect her. Tanya, Ellis's mom, said that she would have done the same thing if she had seen it. Later they went to Chilis for lunch and Chelsea wouldn't eat, look at or talk to Rosie for the entire meal. Rosie said she told Chelsea that she does her best and that she was sorry that she embarrassed her. But she ended the conversation saying that she's sure that having a teenage daughter will be the death of her.
Later, at the Gap, Parker (Rosie's oldest) held the door for a woman and she said "Thank you, sexy baby" to him. Rosie heard the woman say it but didn't really think anything of it. Parker was proud that this beautiful woman called him sexy and everyone laughed about it. Rosie was a bit upset with herself for the double-standard. She yelled at a man for doing it to her daughter but said nothing to the woman who basically did the same thing to her son.
Rosie also vented about the shorts that teens are wearing today and how short they are. Pete said it creeps him out because they even make booty shorts for 5 year olds!
Rosie took several callers about raising teenage girls. Rosie said that one time Tracy stood up for her daughter Desi and Chelsea loved it. She asked why that was okay and what she did wasn't. Bobby and Janette said that when you're a teenager anything your parents do is embarrassing. Chelsea also dyed her hair "brown-pinkinsh-purple" when they were in Miami without asking for her permission. Rosie said that Chelsea came down the stairs with her new hair color just waiting for Rosie to respond. Rosie didn't respond and just said she thought it was an "interesting choice." But what she wanted to say was "WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?!" One caller understood Rosie's distress and physically threatened a 17-year old boy who was hitting on his 12-year old daughter. Rosie thought the two of them would get along well. The last caller on the topic told Rosie that she is creating an emotional terrorist and that Rosie needs to stop being so critical of Chelsea's every choice or she will only become more and more secretive. Rosie said she thought the caller was wrong.
THE BIG C
Rosie wanted to discuss the Showtime series The Big C and how much she loves it! She loves actress Laura Linney and actor Oliver Platt in the series. Janette loves it too and they discussed it briefly. Pete can't watch it because although he just got cable for the first time in seven years, he does not have the premium channels. Rosie suggested giving him a raise so he could watch it too. Rosie took a call from a listener whose sister just died of stage 4 melanoma. Today was her birthday and the caller was on her way to visit her sister's grave. Her sister would have been 43 years old today. The caller's sister only lived 6 months after her diagnosis and because the melanoma was found in her brain it effected her speaking and her thought processes in the end. The caller's sister left behind 3 year old twins and a 10 year old daughter. The caller said that the 10 year old is taking it the hardest. Rosie told the caller to take care of the children especially the 10 year old little girl, because she knew what it was like to lose a mom at that age. She asked her to give the girl a hug from her.
Rosie said that she was shocked when she found out that Martin Short's wife Nancy had died. She said she found out about it on the news and it was heartbreaking. She saw Martin and his wife a few months ago at the opening of Love Loss and What I Wore and that she and Nancy were having fun giving Martin crap about calling Rosie fat. Janette said that is why we must choose happiness all the time, because you never know when your time is up.
The Big C Trailer
The game was to finish the lyrics that were given.
Rosie - they played lyrics from the song "Take On Me" and she got it.
Pete - they played lyrics from the song "God Only Knows" and he got it.
Janette - they played lyrics from the song "All You Need Is Love" She did NOT get it. Very funny though.
Bobby - they played lyrics from the song "Safety Dance" and he got it.
Caller - they played lyrics from the song "Where Is The Love" and she got it.
Shoshana - they played lyrics from the song "I Fought the Law and the Law Won" and she got it.
Rosie - they played lyrics from the song "Don't Look Back In Anger" She was OUT and not happy about it because she had never heard the song before.
Pete - they played lyrics from the song "Come Sailing Away." He was out and then argued his way back into the game because the line they chose for him to finish was too difficult.
Bobby - they played lyrics from the song "I'm all out of love" He was OUT.
Caller - they played lyrics from the song "I just died in your arms tonight" She got it.
Shoshana - they played lyrics from the song "Empire State of Mind" and she got it.
Pete - they played lyrics from the song "The Way You Make Me Feel" He was OUT. For real this time.
Caller - they played lyrics from the song "Taking Care of Business" She was out. Rosie and Pete then sang the entire song and knew every word!
Shoshana - they played lyrics from the song "Come on Eileen" She got it and WON!!!!
Shoshana has the first "win" for September and she asked Bobby to make a new game tally board for the studio.
Rosie asked them to play the next song on the list which was "Bohemian Rhapsody" so the studio sang along until the end of the show.
and that's what you missed -kw