Moving

Rule 072 | Your Memory Might Not Be As Strong As You Think

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This week, The Peppers learn that it’s hard to claim accuracy if you can’t quite remember the details. Gerard admits to correcting Jessie more than he should and Jessie admits that she only exaggerates when it’s truly necessary.

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EXTRA NOTE: We are donating all of the profits from this episode to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Feel free to join us if this cause is also near to your heart!

QUICK BITES:

  • Jessie is closely following the career of Brian Williams. His career may be tarnished, but her admiration is unwavering.

  • Check out the clip of that fateful Letterman episode here. (Jessie cannot watch without hiding her eyes.)

  • Sneak a peek of the new photos we took with Christa and be sure to check out her work if you’re local!

  • The Peppers cannot seem to agree on the details of how they met. Is this a case of basic stubbornness or simply the fading memory of an avid storyteller?

  • Gerard listened to a podcast about memory that is making him question his “flashbulb moments.” This discussion causes both Peppers to ponder how our memories change as we get farther away from them.

  • Envelopes = danger. Licking them is a sticky business.

  • Alzheimers is a real bitch. Donate here to support research for a cure. We’re giving all the proceeds from this episode and would love to have you join us!

  • Listen to Malcolm Gladwell’s “Free Brian Williams” episode of Revisionist History.

  • The Notebook opened the floodgates of Jessie’s tearducts and Gerard has been puzzled about this for the past 13 years.

MIF MAILBAG:

This week we share tips about moving houses with your spouse! Hiring movers, how to pack, and who to call when you’re up to your ears in boxes.

Listen to past episodes about furniture and purging for extra suggestions and we’ll try to share a house tour over on instastories soon!

TRIGGER QUESTIONS:

  1. How long do you have to know somebody before you consider them a true friend?

  2. Do you and your partner agree on all the details of your wedding? Guest count, dinner menu, playlist, etc?

  3. Can you remember what your partner was wearing the first time you both met?

Rule 011 | You Can't Teach an Old Spouse New Tricks

Come take a seat on our second-hand couch, and we'll tell you why our friend "Craig" makes Jessie feel like an interior designer (and is always good for some cheap entertainment). Things get heated in the kitchen when Gerard burns the sweet potato fries, and The Peppers both admit that they're not great at learning new things when the other one is really just bossing them around. 

QUICK BITES:

  • As we continue to plan our cross-country tour, remember to sign up for the mailing list to hear about WHERE we'll be popping up and WHEN.

  • Marriage is Funny will be on Stitcher soon! Be sure to subscribe wherever you love to listen most.

  • Jessie’s shares her favorite second-hand shopping resources, over on her personal style site!

  • Gerard accidentally spills the beans about his recent trip to the nail salon with Jessie... Personal favor OR personal hygiene? YOU be the judge. 

  • Despite the insistence that Craigslist is safe, Gerard shares the story of a dining room table, a mysteriously dark house and a room full of creepy dolls.

  • Long term bike rentals, apartments, tutoring gigs, babysitting jobs, & pets!

  • Gerard is trying to sell everything on Craigslist before the big move, and Jessie suspects this is his way to force them into being minimalists.

  • Who wants a free set of Wusthof steak knives? Anyone? 

  • Gerard enjoys burnt sweet potatoes, but could do without a bossy wife.
     

TRIGGER QUESTIONS:

  • What is one new thing that you’d like to learn how to cook? Do you prefer to have someone teach you, or are you planning to figure it out on your own?

  • Sweet potato fries: Burnt, tender, or perfectly crispy? (And more importantly -- WHICH DIPPING SAUCE?!)

  • How would you describe your preferred learning style to your partner?
     

Thanks for tuning in this week, and don't forget to help us out by sharing the show with your favorite married friends!

Rule 010 | Getting Across The Country Takes Longer Than You Might Think

Today, we're celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary, and bringing you an exciting episode that is filled with big news...

We’re going on tour! We’re moving to LA! We are coming to give you bear hugs in person!

Listen to this week’s show to find out about connecting with us in your hometown, and hear the most notable (and often outlandish) things we’ve learned about marriage over the last eight years.

Sign up at bit.ly/MIFlist so we can send you a rundown of all the details for our trip, and we truly cannot WAIT to meet you in September.

QUICK BITES:

  • Gerard gets our intro confused with karaoke hour at the neighborhood dive bar.
     
  • Cross-country tour? Don’t mind if we do! 125.4 hours of driving. That is not a typo.
     
  • We're hoping to pop up at a dinner party near you, and Jessie WILL make you dinner in exchange for a bear hug.
     
  • Excited to record the highlights from our trip on our new HTC Re camera, and if you've been enjoying the little videos in the FB group, just let us know and we’ll keep ‘em coming.
     
  • Meeting new friends, and finding good coffee on the road. The pros and cons of taking a month to drive nearly 4,000 miles.
     
  • Jessie shares a convincing list of the Eight Reasons You Should Come See Us On Tour.
     
  • Gerard’s shares that his fantasy dreams involve Louis CK. Yikes.
     
  • We want to hook up her single pals at upcoming MIF events! New matchmaking career in the works?
     
  • Sadie Mae Pepper is obviously coming with us! Can we bribe you to come see us by offering free puppy snuggles?
     
  • Sign-up for our newsletter to keep up with the entire rundown of tour details!
     
  • We plan out the celebrations for our 8th Anniversary on the air... This is new for us. We BOTH forgot about our 1st anniversary and ended up marking the occasion with a lame selfie and a buffet dinner. PROOF:
"Look Mom, no wrinkles!"

"Look Mom, no wrinkles!"

  • The Eight Things That We’ve Learned in Each Year of Marriage: Hang light-fixtures with caution. Everyone grieves differently. Friends move away. Finding a fulfilling career is important. Camping on the living room floor is fun. Scented candles suck. Workcations are the best. Great love is way better then perfect love.
     
  • We have decided that year nine is going to be our best yet, and we're REALLY excited to have you along for the ride.
     

TRIGGER QUESTIONS:

  • What would your ideal Marriage is Funny event look like? Send us a note if you'd like to help by hosting us in your town!
     
  • Who are the people in your current city that help make it feel like a golden time?
     
  • Ask your partner to share a big thing they've been dreaming about, and then help them answer the question: What's the worst that could happen?
     

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We are almost at the end of Apple's launch period for new shows, and the more love we get over there, the higher we show up in the overall feed! 

You guys have been blowing us away with your kind emails and heartfelt questions, and we're hoping to have a special second episode for you a little later this week!