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Joy the Baker Podcast 11

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This week on the Joy the Baker Podcast, Joy is phoning it in….literally! She’s on vacation in a tropical island eating pineapple and Tracy is sitting at her desk, wishing she was there.

So, how did Joy get to Hawaii? By flying on a spider? No! She flew on an airplane. Duh!

On this podcast, Joy & Tracy discuss the ins & outs of plane travel!

They share their tips on what to Eat/Drink/Wear on an airplane and what to do if you fall asleep on a complete stranger mid flight.

They’ll also talk about their favorite things from the Skymall catalog and how tough the crossword puzzles are in airplane magazines.

Oh, and somebody was stuck left watching this guy…


At at the end, Joy & Tracy answer a thought-provoking question from a male reader!! It’s about to get REAL.

If you like going places too, may we recommend our iTunes page?  There are lots of activities there.  Rating shows, listening to things.  It’s very nice this time of year.

Flight attendants, please prepare the cabin for arrival!

On behalf of Home Fries, and the entire Joy the Baker Podcast crew, we’d like to thank you for joining us on this trip and we look forward to seeing you on board again in the near future. Have a nice day!


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  • Helena July 31, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Okay so I didn’t write a comment before (because my writing-English is definitely not as good as my speaking-Englisch :D I’m from Germany) BUT I just have to tell you:
    I love your podcast and I’m always waiting for the next one to come out. And because of my lack of patience I usually have to make due with listening to the older ones, which means I can basically recite them by now. Oh and also, you’re clogging up my iPod and I already had to delete some of my John Mayer, which is a big sacrifice to make. What can I say, I just love listening to you talk about anything and everything but baking… although I would love some tips on that too :)
    Lots of love from Germany, and please keep doing what you do!

    • joythebaker August 6, 2011 at 9:27 am

      hahaha! you had to delete some john mayer!? thank you. that’s a compliment. thank you for listening!!

    • Jennifer April 5, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      I’m reading this really late, but you should download the Stitcher app to stream podcasts instead of downloading them :)

  • Megan July 31, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Let’s be honest for just a hot second. You shouldn’t wear Juicy on your butt for dying or living. Butts should not be juicy.

  • Sarah August 1, 2011 at 4:22 am

    I’m working in London for the month, so I loved listening to all the travel chat! It’s great being in a city – as opposed to Vermont – because I load your podcasts to listen to on the Tube.

    I enjoy peanut M&M’s and US weekly when I travel. {Although, like Joy, depending on where I go I pick up a “smarter” magazine. I should just get over this….} And I’m all for the minimal accessories/comfy clothes {but no PJ’s or velour}.

    Would love recipes for when you travel!

  • Em August 1, 2011 at 10:17 am

    So… I have a question and I don’t know where I’m supposed to send it to…. so I’ll just post it here.
    I’m 16, and this guy who’s like an insane best friend asked me out in May. And I didn’t really know if I LIKED him or if he was just a bff. So I just said I think of you a bit more like a friend but let’s go on a date and see how it goes! So then we went on my best date ever so far, and then he went to camp for three weeks and we wrote letters and stuff (no electronics there) and then he got back and we went on another date and that one was pretty good to but we were both a little tired and he was a little sick so it was kind of so-so. I really love hanging out with just him a LOT but I still don’t know if I like him as anything more than a super best friend. So… I want to make sure this doesn’t get to serious before I figure it out but I still totally want to hang out with him and keep our friendship as awesome as it is. I know I sound like some stupid teen, so sorry about that. I don’t really know exactly what I’m asking… but do you have advice anyways, please? Mahalo and Aloha!
    P.S. I love your podcast so much. And your blogs. You guys are totally my role models. :)

  • Megan August 1, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Jeez, you two are so funny! These podcasts make me so happy!

    I totally should’ve saved it for gym-listening, but I think I’m going to go out for beers tonight instead of going to the gym. Man! I need to get my life together!

  • JenMarie August 1, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Love it!
    Joy, we totally caught you with that picture of you in shorts! Remember your whole, we should not wear shorts, speech! :) LOL

  • Susan @ lilsuzyhomemaker August 1, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Hi girls! I have a blogging/photo question for you – how do you create your photo collages? I can’t seem to figure out how to put together a good free photo collage. Thanks!

  • Julie August 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    This was the first podcast I’ve listened to, and I loved it! I’ll definitely catch up on the old podcasts and tune in for the rest. Tracy, don’t worry, apparently I don’t say “eggs” correctly either. My friends make me say it a million times. I say “ay-ggs.” Whatever!

  • Anele August 2, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Drive the Hana Highway (all the way around past Oheo Gulch so you can see the drier backside of the “highway”), Tedeschi Winery in upcountry, Pa’ia/Makawao for hippie and cowboy culture, Makena, Kaanapali or Kapalua Beaches, drive around the top of the island past Slaughterhouse Beach all the way around on highway 340 into Kahului where the road goes one way. Poli Poli State Park for hiking or paraglide off of the side, Haleakala National Park for sunrise, Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm (tons of culinary stuff there!), Kula Lodge for any meal. Kiteboarding, ziplining, a food tour of Ono Organic Farms.

    So yeah, there is a TON of things to do on Maui.

  • Katie August 2, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I hate to sound mean, but Ben is an idiot… a) once you’re married you don’t hang out with people of the opposite sex without your spouse(unless it’s family) and b) you don’t need to ask another person’s wife what they think, what matters is how your wife feels and the fact that you’re obviously not acknowledging her feelings, but rather calling them out on a pod-cast. I have brothers, I have a husband…these rules are not new, nor are they difficult, when you’re married your spouse is priority…no questions asked, and if something makes one of you uncomfortable, then the other one shouldn’t do it…I try not to judge, but I can’t imagine how your wife feels… I have a co-worker who constantly tries to hang out with married men, and no true “lady” does that sort of thing…

    • joythebaker August 6, 2011 at 9:31 am

      our advice to ben was just like your advice. we totally agree. except we don’t think Ben is an idiot. he’s cool. be easy!

  • Paola August 3, 2011 at 6:32 am

    So this is what i think. After Joy and Tracy have this confence the sequel should be right smack in the middle of the Caribbean. I will totally help!

  • heather @ chiknpastry August 3, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Who are the people who wear Juicy stuff in regular life?

    also, I am totally that person who leaves the electronic on. i’m sorry. ok, i’m not sorry. i’m just honest.

  • Kay August 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I don’t think Ben is an idiot! I think that Ben should maybe have let his wife know that this person was interested in hanging out with him on New Years and then see what she has to say about it and go from there. Like you mentioned, maybe they could have compromised by hanging out somewhere in public. They could have stayed at the DQ and avoided this whole mess! I have a boyfriend, but I totally think it sucks when I have to stop being friends with a guy just because he’s not single anymore. What happened to our years of friendship?! But I agree that they talked and his wife said no, he’d have to respect that. I also feel like Ben’s not calling her out on a podcast, because I can’t imagine a guy writing in to this podcast to try and be mean, maybe he really just wants an unbiased opinion. I like to imagine that people who listen to this podcast are all nice and well intentioned people! Oh, and I totally wear yoga pants on the plane. I can’t wear a dress because I wind up sprawled out in a million configurations in my tiny box of space and I can’t do that in a dress and remain ladylike :p Joy & Tracy, I normally love you guys but we’re just not seeing eye to eye today!

    • joythebaker August 6, 2011 at 9:34 am

      We didn’t say that Ben has to stop being friends with his lady neighbor.
      And yes… dresses on planes are not exactly easy. Yoga pants are totally acceptable.
      Thanks so much for listening!

  • uncledan August 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Sounds like you had fun in Hawaii Aloha, Uncledan

  • A Little Coffee August 4, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    a) I totally wear yoga pants on a plane. This may affect your opinion of me when I say what I’m about to say, but…
    b) I think women who are upset by their boyfriends/fiances/husbands having female friends and hanging out with them one on one are the ones being ridiculous. Especially since the wife in this equation left her husband at home alone for New Year’s and then got upset when he wants to hang out with a friend too. This makes women look uptight and untrusting, and it’s ridiculous. Although, if he’s cheated on you in past or given you some other reason not to trust him, I take back everything I just said. Being cool with your hubby hanging out with another woman can only happen in a relationship where both parties are open, honest, respectful and trusting of each other.

  • Candice August 5, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Sorry, but Ben did nothing wrong. He’s married so he’s not allowed to have friends? What if he was hanging out with a guy friend watching videos? Would his wife still care? The problem is HERS, not his. She’s obviously jealous and insecure. Ben’s only problem is if he’s giving her reason to be jealous and insecure. If he’s not, then his wife needs to get a grip and realize that real adults have friends of both sexes. My husband and I both have best friends of the opposite sex and do not flinch at hanging out alone with them, ever (and that’s despite a romantic history with them, too). If his wife can’t handle it, she’s not handling being married very well.

  • Kaylee August 5, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Hey ladies! I’ve really enjoyed listening to your podcasts this summer as I have been driving back and forth between my home and my occupational therapy fieldwork site. Plus, you ladies have been changing lives. The other day I tried that hair band on the pants button trick, which worked like a champ, by the way, and showed my supervisor. She ended up recommending it to a client to help with dressing issues. So yeah. Changing lives. Good work!

  • Carissa August 5, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Great podcast, as always! Hearing Joy on the phone made me realize that all this time I thought Tracy’s laugh was Joy’s. I don’t know how I got them mixed up! Either way, the laugh is contagious! :-)

  • Wendy August 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Thank you ladies for your answer to Ben’s question! Totally agree. I think one of the keys to a good relationship is caring about the other person over yourself. The wife doesn’t like it, fine, done deal. Also, let’s consider appearances. Granted, maybe nothing is going on, but it just looks really BAD for a guy to be hanging out with a female friend (and vice versa) alone at night, when the other spouse is out of town, and yes, on a holiday. The last thing any marriage needs is suspicion and rumors. Kudos to Ben for telling his wife, and getting other opinions… that shows he loves her!

  • Robyn August 11, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    did you guys know there’s a show starting this fall called “pan-am” about flight attendants in the ’60s mad-men-era. probably right up your alley based on this podcast! and bonus – christina ricci is in it! we’re the same age, so no doubt you grew up watching all her movies too – mermaids, addams family, now & then.

  • Lucia August 14, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I always thought about tree houses as romantic places where you can look at stars and make love quietly. But rustic is not romantic, and that toilet is definitely not romantic at all, even with stars glittering ;-)

  • Claudia August 19, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Okay, Ben’s question….and blah, blah, blah…..Let’s talk about the CAT BUTT in the refrigerator photo! Now, that’s awesome.

  • erin January 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Have to say, I just relistened to this podcast after I’d been on a holiday that I got to via plane and something happened to me that you talked about. Someone made my day by letting me read their magazines and it was lovely! Thanks for the podcast, I really love it!

  • Jasmine March 22, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I TOTALLY stare at flight attendants!