The Sonia Show

Writer. Podcaster. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.


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By Grabthar’s Hammer, you should listen to this podcast

Yeah, so, Margo and I never give, never surrender and talk about 1999’s “Galaxy Quest” on this week’s Dorking Out. This is one of her favorite comedies, and it was super fun to revisit it.

You can listen to it riiiight here or on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify and Stitcher.

Your assignment if you choose to accept it: Next week’s episode is 1992’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” RIP Luke Perry.


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Think pink (cupcakes)

Yeah, so, my mighty, mighty good boy Calvin has been really into “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” lately. He really loves an episode in which Pinkalicious and her mother bake pink cupcakes, and she eats so many of them she turns pink.

For weeks, he has been talking about pink cupcakes.

“We will make pink cupcakes sometime, Mommy?”

“I want pink cupcakes.”

“We will make pink cupcakes later?”

This weekend, we finally made it happen. I think he’s just a little bit proud of them.

And yes, before you ask, they’re vegan. I used boxed cupcake mix with egg replacer, and you’d never know the difference.

Now I have to hide the cupcakes, because he will wake up in the middle of the night and eat them.

For our Oscar party, my friends John and Chris brought over “hostless” cupcakes, and they were awesome! We had a few leftover, and we had them sitting on the counter. The next morning, Calvin came into our room.

Him: “Guess what I did?”

David: “Umm, what?”

Him: “I ate a cupcake in the dark last night.”

Me: “Umm, what?”

Him: “I got up in the night and ate a cupcake.”

He did. He got up in the middle night and ate a cupcake. Then he went to the bathroom to wash the chocolate off his face and hands. And he would’ve gotten away with it, if he hadn’t told on himself … and we didn’t notice all the chocolate crumbs on the bathroom the next morning.

 


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Everything I do, I do it for you

Yeah, so, I love Kevin Costner. I do. I don’t know why, but I’ve got a real soft spot for him.

I was a big fan of “Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves” when I saw it in 1991. So, when a listener requested that Margo and I watch it for Dorking Out, I was pretty excited. I thought it would be a really fun rewatch. Alan Rickman is really great in it, but it wasn’t a fun rewatch. However, it was super fun to talk about it with Margo.

You can listen to it riiiight here or on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify and Stitcher.

And, if you want to do something really awesome for me, you could leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Apparently, reviews really matter to Apple, and all our reviews are from when Smith was still on the show. Please, and thank you!


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Alexa, write this blog post for me

Yeah, so, we have an Alexa in our house, but we don’t really use her that often.

She tells us when packages arrive, and occasionally I ask her to play music for me. I assume the rest of the time she’s monitoring our every word and reporting back to Amazon and/or the government. I don’t care because whoever is listening is bored AF.

“Ugh. They’re debating about what kind of delivery to get AGAIN. You ordered Chinese food the other day, assholes! What’s the debate about? You know you’re going to get Indian food. Just stop talking about it and order it already. … Here we go. She’s talking about her Weight Watchers Points again. For fuck’s sake! You’re going to eat the Indian food anyway, fatty! Oh good, now she’s lying to herself about how she’s going to yoga later tonight. Yeah, sure you are, honey. Go put on your eatin’ pants and slippers. You’re not going back out tonight.”

So, yeah, the other thing I’m using Alexa for is parenting.

It’s been raining like a lot in San Francisco, and every morning I get into this debate with my mighty, mighty good boy Calvin about wearing his raincoat.

Him: “It’s not going to rain.”
Me: “It is!”
Him: “No, it’s not. It’s not going to rain. I don’t need to wear that coat. I want my sweatshirt.”

Repeat five days a week for the entire winter season.

So, last week I got the brilliant idea to get Alexa to back me up.

Me: “It is going to rain. Ask Alexa! She will tell you.”
Him: “Alexa, is it going to rain today?”
Alexa: “The temperature is 45 degrees with showers expected today.”
Me: “See!”
Him: “I need my raincoat.”

Ta-dah! Calvin will listen to Alexa, but not me.

Now I’m going to get Alexa to start suggesting that he eat vegetables and pick up his dirty clothes. Pretty soon I won’t have to parent at all! Then I’ll spend even more time debating our delivery food options with David.


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Don’t tell mom we recorded this episode twice

Yeah, so, Margo and I had so much fun recording our conversation about “Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead” that we decided to do it twice.
Actually, what really happened is the first recording only recorded my half of the conversation. And while I do love the sound of my own voice, it would be a little weird to release only half of the conversation. Maybe it will be a special bonus episode someday. (It won’t.)
Big, super mad props to Margo for re-recording with me the next day. We had a great conversation both times, so you should listen. I mean, “Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead” star Keith Coogan is listening. You should, too.
You can listen to Dorking Out on our DorkingOut.com, or you can find Dorking Out on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify and Stitcher.


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Anyone But Trump 2020

Yeah, so, I’m not going to lie … I really wish Bernie Sanders had sat this one out. I’m super, SUPER liberal, but I wasn’t impressed in 2016, and I’m not impressed now. I would have preferred he endorsed someone else and acted as the elder statesman (He’s 77 years old, my friends!) of the progressive movement that he is.

But I’m not writing this to shit all over Bernie Sanders. And I’m not writing this to shit all over Bernie supporters. (Although he has a very vocal group in his supporters, the Bernie Bros, who are real assholes.) Some of my best friends are Bernie fans. Seriously. I’m not just saying that in the way that racists try to pretend they’re not racist by pointing to their one African American friend. During the 2016 election we talked about our political differences like this:

My friend: “I’m going to vote for Bernie.”
Me: “Cool. I’m voting for Hillary.”

The end.

I’m writing this because things are already getting shitty on social media, and I think it’s important that we stick together! We need to do the right thing in 2020, my friends.

Bernie is not my candidate. I’m more of a Kamala Harris girl, or maybe Beto if he announces. That said, if Bernie wins the Democratic nomination, I will vote for him. I will vote for whomever the Democrat candidate is because that candidate will answer “no” to all my deciding questions.

  • Do you plan to separate parents and children at the border and keep children in cages?
  • Do you base policy decisions on “Fox & Friends” segments?
  • Do you require 5 hours of “executive time?”
  • Do you think some Nazis are “very fine people?”
  • Do you think abortion should be illegal in every case?
  • Do you think that journalists are the enemy of the people?
  • Do you want to take away people’s health care?
  • Do you want to give tax cuts to millionaires and make the lower and middle class pay for it?
  • Do think vaccines cause autism?
  • Will you embarrass this country on the world stage by acting like an entitled child?
  • Are you a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot?

If the Democratic candidate answers “no” to all of these questions, truthfully, then they get my vote. I mean, Predator Trump could answer “no” to all of these questions, but we’d know he was lying, so seriously, fuck that guy.

So, yeah, come on, my friends: Let’s have a positive, energizing democratic primary and may the best woman win.


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Traffic is Calvin’s jam

Yeah, so, one of the things that my mighty, mighty good boy Calvin loves to do it line up his cars, trains and buses. He finds it fun and relaxing.

The other night, my mighty, mighty good man David and I went out to dinner and left Calvin with a babysitter. When we got home, we got stuck in the most incredible traffic jam in our living room.

In this video, our sweet, one-eyed cat Kubo to give you a tour.


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Time to take out the ‘Crash’

Yeah, so, the Oscars are coming up soon, so Margo and I decided to dork out about one of the least popular Best Picture winners in recent years, “Crash,” starring Hollywood’s biggest stars AND Tony Danza.

 

We have a lot of thoughts and feelings about this one, including but not limited to “what the fuck,” “are you fuckin’ kidding me,” and “this is a bullshit movie.”

You can listen to us on DorkingOut.com and on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify and Stitcher.