Street Curb Curiosity
By Richard Lewis
Street Curb CuriositySep 21, 2023
Becoming a senior citizen
Don't let your age get you down, you may not be able to get back up. You're officially now "old". What does that mean? (other than us making fun of you)
Holiday Decorating: Our "you do or you don't" drama
One out of 3 of us do not decorate at all…some, well let's just say they're on the other end of the bell curve. Why do we, why don't we show our festive feelings not just around Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah, but any time of the year.
Are we DUMB(er)?
We don’t remember things, or need to remember them any more. Phone numbers, addresses, directions, cooking and more. Some skill sets that were a "must have" to get through life, now gone. Has technology and our new world make us better…or dumber? Both?
Enjoy a few "skill free" minutes through the eyes of a boomer who had to learn to write cursive and use a paper map.
Podcast: No Stupid Questions. Episode 167: "Is GPS Changing Your Brain?"
Just an audio yarn about the challenges, trials and tribulations of wearing them…or not. 9 out of 10 of us do worldwide, so an episode that weaves a warm and fuzzy story for (almost) all of us.
TV Anchor Jim Donovan and his socks: TWITTER
What's in your wallet?
We carry lots of things in our wallet…but very little cash these days. (yes it's a trend) Pull yours out of that pants pocket and let's look at what you should and should not have in there.
References to Capital One, Diner's Club and Amazon were not paid endorsements and only for reference and personal experience.
The credit card 18-in-1 tool kit from Amazon mentioned: CLICK HERE FOR AMAZON.
Whether animal, vegetable or mineral, they are things we fell in love with, until we loved something else. Let's talk school crushes, toys, TV, tech and how you deal with this chemical reaction in your brain.
Claims, complaints, causes (hint: there's really only one) and cures.
And the debate of who gets more hangovers. The answer never gets old.
Finally an episode about something each and every one of us experience: dreaming.
Even if you don't remember any of them, let's chat how they're a daily part of you "living the dream".
Any nightmares? Only the bad dad jokes.
Lanie Gardener cover of the song Dreams: CLICK HERE FOR YOUTUBE
Beautiful people: Who are they?
We see them every day. Beautiful (AKA pretty) people. What makes them beautiful, how many of them are there, and do you know you may just be one of them too? Some of the trends are pretty scary. (see what I did there?)
Let's clear the air on this habit. I don't smoke, but the people who do, really get fired up about their stogie style.
The world has two kinds of people: cigar smokers and people who think they're a pain in the ash.
Cigar Bar mentioned in the episode: Aston Cigar Bar, Philadelphia
A rant just to prove I still don't know what I'm talking about. Enjoy a talk about a fear we all have, how it can ruin our day and how we can get over it (and ourselves).
Consider this a positive podcast pep talk.
a 10 question Imposter Syndrome Self Test: CLICK HERE
Curly of the Three Stooges on succeeding (YOUTUBE): CLICK HERE
Original Episode on Imposter Syndrome from 2021: (Apple Podcasts): CLICK HERE
Your refrigerator - a look inside
A chilling inside look of what we're looking for in that box…over 30 times a day.
This or That- PART TWO, yet another choice
Part two of this decision process podcast. (See episode 208) Some audience suggestions and more from me on other crazy things we choose from every day: this or that? Thanks for choosing to listen to this episode.
We all have birthdays, but do we all get birthday cards? Who gets them, who sends them? (You do…DON'T YOU?) And yes a few dad jokes about birthday cards in the mail. Are they any good? Of course, but it was easy: it's all in the delivery.
Make a choice: This or That?
We make 35 thousand choices every day (per the experts). In many cases, it's down to choosing between two: this or that.
Food, clothing, vacation spots, travel, work…even what podcast you chose to listen to. Thanks for choosing THIS one. ;0)
Do you suffer from RBF?
RBF = Resting Bitch Face. An affliction of happy people who know it, but just don't show it.
So many of us are grumpy about not being grumpy, but looking that way.
Enjoy some science, some advice and some bad dad jokes that will give you a real reason not to smile.
A digital test for resting bitch face: CLICK HERE
The first video example of RBF on the Internet (YOUTUBE): CLICK HERE
If you see a comma, a semicolon and a period walk into a bar…it should give you pause. Literally.
Let's discuss some punctuation that's widely used by boomers, but now becoming a Millennial thing. This episode may win a podcast punctuation competition: First prize is an apos-trophy.
The Song "Stay" by DOT DOT DOT
CLICK HERE to hear it on Spotify
People who are always right!
I may be mistaken, but many people think they're always right. And that may include you and me…sometimes. A chat about handling these folks, things we're all in error about…most of the time, like history, sports, friends and family. An episode about being right all the time…what could go wrong?
You want ice in your drink?
Half of us like it and half of us not so much: Ice in your beverage. And it's a real American thing. The rest of the world thinks we're crazy Ice holes!
So grab a drink, choose from the different types of ice cubes we discuss, and chill over an episode that all started because I put ice in my beer.
Spilling the beans about Beantown: Boston!
Travel along on a 44 hour trip by train to a city of many firsts. But first some whining about dining, the people, the problems, the sounds and the grounds downtown. You may like what you hear…including the accent.
Travel by Train: CLICK HERE FOR AMTRAK
Hotel Fun: CLICK HERE for the AKA
True Irish Pub: CLICK HERE for Emmets
The Best Cookies...ever!: CLICK HERE for Levain's
Great Drinks and Vibe: CLICK HERE for Joe's
Are you shy?
Maybe the reason you're quiet around people isn't because you’re shy, it's because they bother you!
Well if that's not the case: don't be shy, give this episode a try.
A chat about a handful of ways to unleash your awesomeness and deal with people with a smile, and Dad Jokes.
One promotional image by pikisuperstar on Freepik.com
What are the odds?
Science says you have a 1 in 562 chance of finding love today. So there's a chance you'll love this episode about the odds we face every day? You may have been lucky to find this very odd episode from Street Curb Curiosity - The Podcast.
Who said they couldn't wait for hot weather?
Whether we're hot or cold, we like to complain about the weather. But which do we like better? The heat or sweater weather? A little hot-under-the-collar conversation about what we like and why…even though we will still whine about it.
This episode is a real wiener. Grab your buns and join in the fun.
Find out where we barked about them first in the US, how we cook them and what we put on the dogs we love to bite.
You'll relish the trivia and dad jokes.
My fav Hot Dog place: Yocco's Hot Dogs!
CLICK HERE to visit their website
Why can't you relax?
We say we want to, our friends and family say they want us to…but we don't, can't?
Relax, chill with a few minutes on why you should, why you don't and what situation causes relaxation.
There are actually respectful rules of the road (meaning sidewalks) when roaming the streets on a rainy day with an umbrella. Let's share 10 ways to reduce our parasol problems and avoid "umbrella rage". Yeah, it's a thing.
Hitting the Wall
It happens to all of us. In life, in our jobs, in our creativity; we "hit the wall".
Let's whine together about how this mental drama affects us and share a few things you can actually do about getting over it.
So where are you going on vacation?
It's the one question that comes around this time every year. Friends, family, strangers on the street ask: Where you going this year? Science says you need to get away; this episode talks about it and where we end up going.
Are you always late?
Is running late your usual form of exercise? A fair number of us are late for everything. Work, lunch…your own funeral? A timely tardiness chat about the reasons why and what you can do about it, just in time for those who need it.
You still use cash?
Fewer people are using cash these days. In our spending world of contactless payments and credit cards, you still pull out a $5 to pay for that coffee?
Let's chat about what's in your pocket and ponder if this change makes cents. (See what I did there?)
Elevators. Are people pushing your buttons?
A rant about the crazy people you meet plus the proper etiquette on the ups and downs of riding an elevator.
Do you eat your vegetables?
We cook them, steam them, bake them, sauté them, nuke them…but we just don't eat enough of them.
A chat about the ones we like (sort of), hate, vegetarians and some reasons why most of use don't eat vegetables.
Warning: Some of the stats and trivia in this episode may be hard to swallow.(just like the veggies we hate the most)
Why do YOU wanna do a podcast?
Many people talk about how to do your own show, but not so much about "why". What's your motivation?
You can have the best podcast (ever) with the right reason to do it. Let's talk about your reasons.
Are you a morning person?
You know those people. They get up…early? Smile before coffee, are in a good mood and seem to be happy to interact with people. Yes, THOSE people.
The funny part is it may be good to be one of those people, so don't be alarmed if these few minutes give you a few positive reasons and ways to get you up early tomorrow.
Uniforms 2 - The back side
A podcast fashion follow up about the folks who put on a uniform for the job.
Chefs to sheriffs, diners to doctors. What are you wearing…to work?
One out of two of us wear some kind of uniform every day.
A tailored rant about what we wear, or better yet, what "they" wear. This work and fashion drama may just wear you out.
It's a dirty world out there…but so are our homes. We spend about an hour a day cleaning because of it.
Let's chat about the stuff and rooms we hate to clean the most, some weird household tips to make it easier…and the real answer as to why we actually hate the whole ordeal. (hint: we're mental)
We have many and many of us have a few we don't even use, like ever, despite all the money we spend on them.
Let's rant about all the issues we get with these subscriptions…and I'm not talking magazines.
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Are you motivational?
We all look for something or someone to get us going, even for the smallest stuff.
We need motivation…a push forward. There are people out there that make that magic happen for others…are you one of them? (us?)
Three Stooges video about motivation (YOUTUBE): CLICK HERE
Can you take a compliment?
The experts say we would rather give one than get one…a compliment. The struggle does NOT have to be real.
A compliment can make someone's day…including yours. So why is it so hard? Let's chat (nice shoes by the way)
You're not selling out, you're paying in.
Prepare to rant about our preparation, payment and pain.
Sorry, listening to see if all this insanity adds up is not deductible. (or so says the IRS)
My horoscope said you are gonna love this episode. Let's talk about the stars, no the "other" stars. You'll find a fortune of folly and fun in just a few minutes. Many of us get starry eyed about this insanity…it must be a sign.
CLICK HERE for the "Astrology Podcast" on Apple Podcasts, as mentioned in this show.
Your water bottle
One of the necessary items in daily life: your keys, phone, earbuds…and yes, your water bottle.
But there is one problem, a big dirty one. Enjoy a hydrating chat to clear it up…as clear as that water in your bottle. (I hope)
Who's got a bad back?
Yeah you do, I do, and almost everyone we know has had back problems.
Let's talk why we have these issues and how we can fix them.
This episode is for you if you just screwed up your back again…and I know what you're thinking: knot again!
Who has a cold?
One bit of misery we all share…often. Getting a cold.
You can't sneeze at this sound advice and thoughts about how we catch one, the cures we try, what we do to parse our pain and candidly the only thing you can really do when you get one. Any guesses?
Look what's in the Mail: Jury Duty Notice!
I'm so excited for jury duty…said no one…EVER.
A judicial jawn about who gets picked, and who gets kicked…off the list.
And the things we do to get off that list.
True peer pressure; a pressure of 12, if you know what I mean.
Are you a minimalist?
It's not a bad thing, but there are not many of them. (us?). Enjoy a few words about the good, the bad and the sparse.
At least with what you have around the house including underwear. (it's a sign)
This compact conversation will help you decide if you are one…what's good about it and what some (so called) experts say you may suffer from.
Tipping! How many bucks you adding to the bill?
You do this a few times every day…actually asked to do this a few times every day.
How much do you tip for lunch? dinner? That cup of coffee? For that shirt you bought?
We're asked for money in more places than ever. You an average tipper?
Let's chat stats on where and when we're paying up…or not.
A day in the Life of Luxury
Or another way to look at it: You spent what on WHAT? What's a typical day sound like and cost if you enjoy the finer things in life.
We chat clothes, food, work, happy hour and how you travel to all of them…before you relax at home.
And as a bonus: Not one mention of Grey Poupon. ;0)
Are you High Maintenance?
Some of us say no, some will say sometimes and some wear that title like a glowing badge of honor.
Let's chat about the good and the bad of them. (or do I mean us?)