Welcome to episode ONE HUNDRED. We made it!!!! Triple digits, baby.

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On our hundredth podcast, we talk about COMPLIMENTS. First off, we just want to say that you’re so good at listening to us. Like REALLY good. You should be proud!  Second, THANK YOU and we love your hair!

So, how does one take a compliment? Gracefully. The key is to say thank you and own it/mean it. Don’t be skeptical because you deserve it. Tracy is skeptical and Joy might be a fishing for a compliment.

Tracy turns to the internet for help on compliments. Complimentary advice on the internet. Who would have thought?

We’re totally going to Couch to 5k… and we’re actually going to 5k!  Get into it!!
Are we crazy enough to Color Run?  Only if the colors are correct.

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And because this is our 100th podcast,  let’s take a walk down memory lane shall we? We are 100 deep. How did we get that far?

First up. Theme song. Michael arranged this. It was EPIC.

The Joy the Baker Podcast has a song!

Mos Def Debacle. We’re still talking about it!

FRIENDSHIP!!! It’s real. It takes work. We show you how!

T-FLO. This situation proved that twitter can get things going!

What do you eat during a Road Trip?  Chex Mix & Strawberry Cheesecakes!

We took the show on the road! There was Hawaii!  New Orleans! Mexico! Tahoe!

Scrolling & Judging. Cat Pun CENTRAL.

BLAZER NATION. Thank you for being apart of it. We’re all looking extra business-y and it’s AWESOME.

Need to have an awkward Conversation with your Boss/Boyfriend/Hair Stylist. We (can sorta) help with AWKWARD Conversations.

Many of you started your own Fried Diets with your best friends. Best diet ever!!! Until you text a picture of cheesecake…it goes downhill quick.

Tracy came up with the term Boozy Susan and now she’s a household name.

RED FLAG? Bing!  Red Flag Part Deux?!! BING BING BING

Hyper-color, Mood Rings & Blossom Hats? We Are Not the Cool Kids.

Remember when we had Deb from Smitten Kitchen join us? That was rad.

Raise your hand if you made a drinking game out of our YOLO episode. A drink every time you hear one of us say YOLO.

Speaking of words we repeat constantly. SHUCK IT. Puns involve shucking!

Jepper Depper DO you say that because of our podcast? I thought so.

Bourbon Town, Embrace Your Inner Hippy,  are all some of our favorites. The PROOF is in the podcast!

Would You Rather….listen to another podcast? Maybe, but  God’s Gold…I mean… that’s where it all began!

100 podcasts strong….AND GROWING. Because of YOU. We loved meeting you on Joy’s Book Tour! You’re so well dressed.

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We appreciate the heck out of you and don’t be skeptical about compliments.

YOU DESERVE THEM!!!!

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47 comments on “Fun-hundred!

  1. I’m SO excited about this episode, but it won’t download all the way and just stops! The Table Set did this as well, please help! Thank you!

    • We’ve all tried on our end. It seems to be working on iTunes and phone podcast clients. You may want to try to re-download it.

  2. Congratulations on your 100th! love you gals!

  3. Tracy you totally shouldn’t worry about tripping on your run. I mean, it’ll probably happen eventually like, about as often as it does in regular life, but here’s the deal, avoiding wrecking during a run is about as easy if not easier than avoiding a wreck in your car, just keep your eyes scanning the road for hazards a few hundred feet out in front of you just like you would when you’re driving a car and you won’t have any problems.

    Something I think you would really enjoy reading as new runner/ thinking about becoming a new runner is a super honest and hilarious column in Runner’s World Magazine called the Newbie Chronicles (here’s a link to the very start http://www.runnersworld.com/beginners/the-very-first-step)
    I’ve been a consistent runner ( nothing special, and not really fast at all) for 9 years and I’ve found that once I got past the awkward starting period where I didn’t know what to do with my hands and thought everyone was looking at me, running became this wonderful relaxing ritual when I can escape from everything I have on my to do list, all the people I need to talk to and I can just get lost in the motion of racing through nature and breathing fresh air. I have some of my best ideas when I’m out on a run (even on the days when I’m super slow and ate two donuts before heading out) and sometimes when I’m really stressed the idea that I could just go out for a run and run for miles and miles until I’m in a new place or hit the ocean is a really amazing feeling that can put things into perspective and helps me to center myself. Real talk.

    p.s. The Color Run is SUPER fun, and an amazing choice as a first race. I tried it for the first time in March and when it comes back to Nashville in October I’m hitting it again, this time with my newbie runner boyfriend. It’s un-timed so there’s no pressure and all the color stops really break up the miles and serve as a really fun distraction. Also, ALSO if you sign up for one with a partner and you’re worried they’ll crap out on you, the Color Run is one of the few races I’ve found that let you transfer your registration to another person so you can get out of it if you need to or your plans change.

    *cough*this comment is way too long *cough*

  4. Weird coincidence that you’re scared to fall over whilst running Tracy… I started the Couch to 5k program a few weeks ago, and yesterday whilst running home, a bird flew into my side and I fell flat on my face. I’ve cut my hands and hip and knees and now I’m limping all over the place. For some reason, I picked myself up, brushed myself down, and finished that last dang 60 seconds of running even though there was blood everywhere – I really can’t wait to get back out there now, I’ve always cross trained but I was always scared to run for real, but it’s amazing! Good luck with it Tracy, it is super rewarding! Amazing podcast as always ladies, I’ve been listening since number one and it’s become the highlight of my week. I appreciate your real talk! Lots of love!

    • Tracy Jul 7, 2013

      AHHHH. I am sorry to hear that. And I am proud of you for getting up. I don’t want to be stranded somewhere and not be able to get help. My dad took a pretty big fall in Hawaii and no one was around…so I have some fears if you catch my drift! I just gotta pay attention- but it’s hard for someone like me who gets distracted visually.

  5. Natalie Jul 7, 2013

    Once on a run I tripped over a curb falling on my hands and knees, I skinned up my knee and yelled out several expletives (obviously). I looked up and a group of people were staring at me from a driveway across the street. I stood up, waved, said, “Sorry for the cursing,” and kept on going. I am incredibly clumsy and easily distracted by scenery, but run 4-5 days a week and that is the only time I’ve tripped…so far. You will be okay. This probably doesn’t help, but I’m more afraid of some crazy dog or weirdo chasing me because I go out so early.

  6. I have issues with compliments too. Back when I was in college, a dude friend made a passing remark that was like, “Hey, you have a nice smile.” And I was, like… eh, yeah right. Another friend told me to just take the compliment and own it. It’s hard. I’ve never had particularly high self esteem growing up. I tend to get all panicky when someone says nice things to me, even now! But I’ve learnt to say thank you nowadays. At 27, I still feel like a 17 year old when someone throws one of those at me. 😀

  7. Amy Estes Jul 8, 2013

    When I was in yoga teacher training, I was called out on being totally unable to take a compliment & had to practice receiving them by saying, “Thank you, hearing that feels nice.” It’s so hard but it’s a great awareness & something I’m trying to get better at.

    Also, Michael, your guilt trip worked & I left an iTunes review.

    Happy 100, my friends! I’m so proud of you & the podcast continues to be a highlight of my week. Adore you both! xoxo

  8. I just started the Couch to 10k program – I think it’s made by the same app company. I’m about to start week 3, and it’s still really hard but as someone who needs a lot of structure, lists, check boxes to check, etc… it’s been really great. Also, I fell out of running the last two or three years and am just now getting back into it, but when I first, FIRST started about 5 or 6 years ago, I found that running was hard and stayed hard until I had been doing it for a few months. I am really experiencing that again, and it’s a big ego hit but I have been practicing positive self-talk (give yourself some compliments!) and it seriously helps. When my legs feel like cement blocks and my lungs are spent, I just keep saying, “You can do this. You can do this” over and over – it helps expel the bad stuff and brings in the good stuff, even if you’re just faking it. Fake it till you make it!

    Also, I am super afraid of running by myself and getting hurt in some way, whether of my own issue like tripping or even being attacked, and I’ve found that turning on the “Find My Friends” app so that my husband can check on my location if needed really helps. I usually text him when I’m heading out for a run, and then if I feel like I need the confidence boost, I text him during one of the walking segments of the training app. That way, someone always knows exactly where you are so if something does happen, they can find you. You’ll be fine, though! Give it a whirl! Be brave!

  9. When I was dating my husband, he was AWFUL at *giving* compliments. I remember once he was like, “Why are you all dressed up?” then two minutes later said, “I’m sorry. I wanted to say you look nice but I wasn’t sure how.” Ha!

    Also, ladies, as someone who’s started running a thousand times (I’ve run 2 half marathons, 1 10K, and a couple of 5Ks), I have a tiny bit of advice: just get past the beginning part where it sucks and then it is AWESOME. When you are still thinking, “Gah. How much longer do I have runnnn?” it’s not fun. But once you get past that, you spend your running time thinking about STUFF and not RUNNING and it’s awesome.

    As a mom I love it, because it’s my alone time (hell no to the jogging stroller) and it squeezes in a lot of exercise in the shortest time possible.

    I’m cheering you guys on!!

  10. in response to the listener and the creative process… I’ve found that this snippet from Ira Glass to be extremely life-giving. I go back to it all the time when I feel like i’m in a rut. http://vimeo.com/62656301

    for the hip-hop heads this is pretty helpful too https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ij6YXwh4X9U

  11. Reynaul Jul 8, 2013

    Congrats on the 100th episode! Good luck with the training and look forward to hearing how the 5k went!

  12. Elizabeth Jul 8, 2013

    Congrats on 100 podcasts of crazy fun!
    Regarding Lori’s question, I’m sure there are lots of self help books out there but one I recently read is titled ‘Quitter’ by Jon Acuff. He works in a faith-based industry but I’m sure the lessons would apply to anyone looking to go from day job to dream job. I can’t fully attest to its effectiveness, but with chapters titled ‘Dont Quit Your Day Job,’ and later on, ‘Quit Your Day Job,’ it may be a worthwhile read!

  13. Hi guys – in response to the NYC girl in Australia whose work mates were ragging on America: don’t try and educate them, it’ll make it 10x worse! You have to understand us Aussies thrive on sarcasm and tall poppy syndrome. Look it up. Get sarcastic, understand if they didn’t make fun of you – THAT would be the true insult. In America I have to lower my sarcasm levels… You need to find what’s right to bring out in you to fit in in your new home, not enforce your old ways and justify. Adapt. Buy peanut butter cups from Costco and bribe if all else fails :)

  14. Michael, I don’t know who complained about the theme song, but I have loved it since I first heard it. My only complaint is that I totally want to listen to it all the time without having to go to YouTube. Any chance we can get it on iTunes?

  15. You guys! My sister and I just decided to do a Color Run in June. I DON’T RUN. I’m like Tracy, plagued by memories of running in high school- I was like the last one in every time.
    So, I downloaded the 0-5k app. I like it. I do it on a tread mill, and I feel pretty of good each time I finish a session. I’m pretty excited about this Color Run witch is in August. Would love it if you guys did it too! Solidarity!

  16. Karen Jul 9, 2013

    Ladies- how about the “Bad Prom 5-K” in San Fran? It looks so fun. I’ve been following the Jeff Galloway run/ walk method for injury free long distance running. Check him out. Have fun! Love your podcast!

  17. Congrats on the 100th!

    Speaking on compliments, have you seen Amy Schumer’s take on how women take compliments?

    HILARIOUS! And painfully… true?

    http://youtu.be/hzlvDV3mpZw

    Enjoy!

  18. Valerie Soares Jul 9, 2013

    I have an idea for the girl who moved to Australia! Maybe she can occasionally try to, as smoothly as possible, bring up some of the things she loved about home. Then they might start feeling bad about saying bad things because they see she loves her country. This will help them start associating her with America, which may make them feel they are sort of insulting her instead of a country far away.

    OR half join in and if they say something like, “Oh man, Americans are so fat because they’re portions are so big!” Say, “Yeah some of us really need to lose weight, it’s true!” But then turn it around and say some of the good things that are happening to help. “Have you seen the Biggest Loser? That show is so great and Jillian Michael’s is doing some amazing things!”

    If all else fails – perhaps the last resort could be to complement the country Australia as often as possible. Then they’ll think, “She says such nice things about Australia, I feel bad insulting her country!”

    Hope these things help!! What a terrible situation to be in! Hopefully they aren’t really trying to aim the comments at the girl – if they aren’t try to not be affected by them by knowing they don’t mean you! Clearly they feel comfortable enough around her to make these comments.

    Valerie

  19. Courtney Odle Jul 9, 2013

    You might think that you won’t like running.. but once you get into it by gradually building your stamina you will LOVE IT! you can do it. this is coming from a total couch potato who had to coerce herself into lightly jogging 1 mile.. then 1.5 miles.. then 3 which was my goal and is basically 5 k. I eventually ran a daily 4.5-6 miles!! I never knew I could do it because I never gave myself a chance. Give your self a chance, Shutterbean! You can do it!

    p.s. I wanna Color Run so bad!

    • Courtney Odle Jul 9, 2013

      Also… So many thanks for producing this ultra-rad, super-happy, fun-loving podcast. I’m feelin’ it. Congrats, Maj!

    • i love this encouragement! good on your for your success!

  20. Congrats on 100! Thanks for giving me something fun to listen to while I work in the studio!

  21. Hey there!

    I loooved Mos Def and T-Flow but the Valentine’s Day podcast was hilarious too. I was on a bus in London while listening to it and really had to struggle not to laugh like a maniac when it came to Mimes and Joe the Baker. :-)
    Anyway, I think you doing a great job every week. Thanks for never failing to make me smile (or laugh hysterically)!
    Happy 100th!

  22. Joy and Tracy and Michael THANK YOU. I’ve been going through a phase, a dark one in university, and while following your blogs (God how goooood are your recipes!) I started listening to this podcast NON STOP. You managed to get me through nights, long nights up working for architecture school. THANK YOU.
    I love your happiness and faith in life and how you really love to get to people. You made me feel better.
    thank you,

    An Italian girl, Ludo

  23. Haley Jul 10, 2013

    Hi there Joy the Baker and Shutterbean!

    First, I love your podcasts/blogs…I’m a fan. Second, on the topic of running, I would just like to say that about two years ago I started running and hated my ever-lovin life. BUT, slowly…ever so slowly, I started really enjoying it and looking forward to my run. It took me almost two years but I can run 10 miles now, no sweat. Just kidding…so much sweat. It’s really encouraging to see the results and notice a huge difference in endurance, which is a great reason in it’s self, but running is also a HUGE stress reliever, which has been a really good thing in my life. And I have tripped before, in plain sight of the world going right on by watching…nbd, really. Like you ladies a whole lot.

    Cheers!
    Haley

  24. Jessie Jul 10, 2013

    Hey ladies,
    I can TOTALLY relate to being super awkward/shy around people you shouldn’t be, such as Joy’s spinning instructor. I have been trying to work up the courage to talk to my yoga instructor but for some reason feel so nervous and shy around him- I will start with some compliments too, thanks for the advice.
    Now, to come up with a good yoga-related compliment?
    Probably overthinking it. SO awkward.

  25. Jenna Jul 11, 2013

    Hehe – the link for “Friend Diets” actually says “Fried Diets” – which sounds delicious but maybe not that effective? You’d definitely need to do the Couch to 5K after that diet! I’m also super shy around acquaintances/ strangers – whenever my Pump (weights) instructor (or most strangers) talk to me I giggle nervously and blush. It’s pretty great (not at all).

    My 2-cents with running – I’m definitely not a natural runner and as a non-natural-runner I think it takes a while before you actually *enjoy* the running – so Tracy, you may not like it straight away. It’s great “me-time” though, especially early in the morning when it’s just you & your MP3 player.

  26. as a running person, my advice is to define what your goals/expectations are and don’t.slack.off. it’s really easy to justify not going for a run when the weather is gross or i’m tired or hungry. but just do it! give yourself a treat for going, challenge yourself to a bet if you’re that self-competitive, whatever it takes — just get out there. you’ll feel great afterwards, and you’ll get used to the routine sooner.

    congrats on ONE HUNDRED! here’s to many more!

    p.s. thanks for spending some time answering my question! i appreciate it so much!!

  27. I love you gals so much and am so glad that you’re around to bring us 100 podcasts of relatable banter and loveliness.

    Unfortunately, I DETEST iTunes with the fire of 1000 suns so I will never leave a comment over there. I’m sorry, that’s just how it is. I do tell my friends and family about the podcast and have increased your listeners a little, but…as much as I love you guys and wish you luck and spread the word, I can’t get into the iTunes system!

    Happy 100! Here’s to many more!

    • Ha, another Kate who detests iTunes! We should start a club :)

      Tracy, Joy and Michael, congrats on 100! You guys make me laugh every episode.

      Tracy, I have a ridiculous fear of slipping and falling when I run so I avoid wet manhole covers, muddy sidewalks, etc.

      Good luck with your program, guys: running pretty much sucks when you’re actually doing it, but you feel so great and proud of yourself afterward!

  28. Emily Jul 12, 2013

    You ladies are amaze balls! Tracy, running definitely stinks but then it gets better and you’re like wooo and you stop and then have to start all over. So just keep going!! You should start a Homefries/JTB-Shutterbean 5k campaign so listeners can run 5ks where they live and motivate you ladies to do one too!

  29. Alexis Jul 12, 2013

    Thanks for the real talk today, ladies! Congrats on your 100th!

  30. A huge THANK YOU for 100 episodes of this awesomeness!! Newer ever missed an episode. And thank you for the compliment 😉 I cut my long hair two weeks ago and got a short haircut. I was a bit terrified as I went to my hair lady but am now super satisfied with my new ‘Michelle Williams” look :)

    Greetings from Finland!

    P.S. I love the “Thank you” picture. You two look great!

  31. Oh and sometimes I find myself laughing out loud the way Tracy does. So you’re making major impact…

  32. 100 — that is beyond awesome. Congratulations Tracy and Joy! Thanks for your “company” in the kitchen, while working and running. Thanks for the laughter and insights. Here’s to many more episodes. Please. 😉

    Speaking of running, Couch to 5K was what started me years ago and I’ve never looked back. I ran a 10K and now look forward to running in the park and in the neighbourhood not only for fitness, but to relax, think and de-stress. Hope you two will give it a try. I definitely did not think I could be a runner in this lifetime, but hey, look at me now. :)

  33. holly Jul 15, 2013

    Loved the 100th episode!!! Can’t wait to listen to the next 100 :) Congratulations!

    I just finished up day 2 of the C25K program. I am not a runner and am hoping to hear more about your running experiences.

    The hardest part for me so far has been trying to tune out my 2 boys in the jogging stroller. Is it that horrible to be pushed around in the park for a 1/2 hour guys?!?!? Help your momma out! I hate the idea of getting up before everyone else does to run but I am guessing it would be a lot less stressful for me. Less stress = more likely to do it!

  34. Congrats on 100 episodes. I love the show! I’ve listened to them all since I found it a couple of months ago. I’m looking forward to the next 100 :-)

  35. FUN HUNDRED! HECK YES! Congrats you guys.

    I’ve started the C25K three times, and I always quit at week 6. I’m pretty sure that’s the week when all of a sudden BAM! Run 20 minutes straight, sucka! But one day, I WILL run that 5k. Will you two be my motivators?

    Also, I love it when Michael joins. He should really do that more often.

  36. Diana Jul 19, 2013

    Yay for 100!! :) Way to stick to it! :)

    I realize this was a few weeks ago, but I wanted to add a comment to the New Yorker in Australia. I took a two month trip there several years ago, and part of the cultural briefing we got was the fact that Aussies don’t typically like Americans. (If you’re an Aussie and beg to differ, please do so! That’s the vibe I got, though :) ) So for one, just know that the attitude is cultural and not like they’re hating on YOU :) (In fact, one area I was in, it took 3 or 4 days before I even got a smile out of the other Aussies…yikes!)

    Also, you could try to find out exactly what it is about Americans that bugs them. Like the previous Aussie mentioned, they don’t appreciate tall poppies–someone who sticks his neck up above the crowd and vies for attention. So find out what bugs them, don’t do those things, and then adjust to it :) Good luck!

  37. Funny, I started the Couch to 5K program the day before I listened to this episode. Great minds think alike, eh? I’m on week 3 and I’m pretty proud of myself for keeping up with it. I couldn’t do it without a good music playlist!

    Congrats and thanks for 100 excellent podcast episodes! Just left a review on iTunes to help you celebrate!

  38. Hey ladies, congrats on #100! I’m a bit behind in podcast listening because I’m spending my summer sailing the great lakes on the tall ship Sorlandet! (Only get wifi in ports) I listened to this episode while I was on galley duty in the ship’s Star Trek type kitchen and introduced our cook to you guys – you have a new fan! Listening to you ladies helped us keep our cool as we prepped food for 36 hungry crew!
    Our next stops are Deluth, Chicago and Green Bay – any foodie suggestions?
    Thanks again for all your work on this podcast!

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