Today's Happy Hour Podcast is with a great friend of mine Amanda Brown. Amanda and I met at church when we both started an intensive development program and we have been friends every since then. What I love about Amanda is that she's so honest and truthful to her friends. She challenges me in ways I have not been challenged in before, and yet is so compassionate when she challenges you.
That's Amanda & I in the middle with our friends Maris & Tiffany when we were in London last year!
In this podcast we discuss her running the Boston Marathon this year (try not to cry when she talks about it), Friday Night Lights and how I think it's promoting bad behaviors to teenagers (although I love it and can't stop watching), her being an extra on FNL, her bucket list, the Bachelorette and all the drama it involves, her Etsy store, mascots (and how I was one: see photo below!), small Texas towns, and how you couldn't pay us enough money to go back to high school. I also sing again in this episode. If you are keeping score then yes you are right I have started singing in every episode so far. That's scary my friends, and I apologize!
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Amanda finishing the Boston Marathon
Here are some links you might enjoy from this podcast:
- Josh Riebok is the author that Amanda works for and his book HEROES & MONSTERS is a book we both recommend.
- Amanda's blog and her bucket list
- Howdy Doo Prints is Amanda's Etsy shop where they make custom invitations and prints – She's offering YOU listeners a coupon as well. HAPPY10 will get you 10% off your order! I've blogged about Amanda's etsy shop before – read HERE.
- This might only be interesting to you if you live in or are from Texas – Top 15 small cities in Texas
- Amanda's blog post on why she ran the Boston Marathon
- Amanda's blog post about her race results
For your enjoyment I told you in this episode that I was the mascot when I was in high school. Here's proof:
Super big thanks to Amanda for designing the Happy Hour Podcast logo. I love it so much and she was such an awesome friend to do that for me! Also the music at the beginning and the end is from our friends Homestead. They are a great band and I highly recommend you downloading their music TODAY!
Jamie, I’m seriously loving these podcasts! Today’s got me through a nice long workout. Thanks & keep em coming!
Thanks so much Leigh Anne – I too love listening to podcasts when I work out. Seems to make it go faster, doesn’t it?!?
girl, i totally did that when we saw riggings at matt’s el rancho when we lived in austin! we saw smash at starbucks, and qb 1 at the movies – starstruck!
I posted on your second podcast; how I got so much cleaning done while listening. So, now I’ve done the opposite. I’m hooked on Friday night lights. (Because you keep mentioning it on your podcast, I decided I had to watch it) and yes the truth is now I am hooked on the show. It is a fabulous show. I beileve my friends have become annoyed that all I talk about is your podcast and Friday night lights. Thank you for these pleasant distractions in my chaotic life.
Glad you are enjoying the podcast and sorry to get you hooked on a new tv show!!! 😉 it’s awesome though. I’ve been so busy I haven’t watched it since before the interview with Amanda. 🙂 I hope to finish soon, but now school’s out soon so it’ll only happen at night! Again, thanks for listening!