201409.07 – Sunday Brunch: A Friendly Game of Cards

Show Notes

In which the Bathtub Mermaid talks about card games, kickstarter, and watching her relatives from behind the hutch.


Growing up, we always had the typical Bicycle cards in red and blue, lying around the house. So many of my childhood memories involve watching my grandparents, aunts and uncles, and older cousins gathered around the dining table with it’s vinyl floral tablecloth. Cups of strong coffee and glasses of homemade iced tea would share space with ash trays and plates of cookies (Stella D’oro anisette toast and Pepperidge Farm Milanos). Voices would be raised in affectionate bickering or exuberant laughter, and all of it would just be counterpoint to the real action: a friendly game of cards.

Read the full essay at All Things Girl.

Special Thanks To

Nuchtchas of Nutty Bites, for support, and for providing her promo.
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The Bathtub Mermaid, Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the BossJock

Music for The Bathtub Mermaid is provided by Mevio’s Music Alley, a great resource for podsafe music. The opening song is “Soap in a Bathtub,” by Stoney. The closing song is “You Can Use My Bathtub, by Little Thom.

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DDoP #22: Sunday Brunch: The Best Advice Nathan Fillion Never Gave Me

Dog Days of Podcasting

In which the Bathtub Mermaid babbles talks about advice that Nathan Fillion shared with his Q&A attendees at Dallas Comic-Con in May, 2014.

Read the entire piece at All Things Girl

Music for this episode was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley, a great resource for podsafe music. Visit them at music.mevio.com.
Opening: “Soap in a Bathtub” by Stoney
Closing Music: “You Can Use My Bathtub” by Little Thom
Recorded and Produced using BossJock
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Dog Days of Podcasting #17: Cello-bration

Dog Days of Podcasting

– Recorded 29 August 2013
– Includes random babble about cellos, and music.
– Mentions Aaron Minsky, aka Von Cello
– Mentions Darling Violetta
– Mentions Apocalyptica
– Includes reading of my piece, “Sunday Brunch: Cello Hands,” from All Things Girl
– Links: Sunday Brunch: Cello Hands


Dog Days of Podcasting #5: True Blood, Taps and The Trumpet of the Swan

Dog Days of Podcasting

– Originally recorded and shared via SoundCloud on 14 August, 2013.
– Includes a reference to a Sunday Brunch post about Taps
– Includes a reading from E. B. White’s The Trumpet of the Swan
– Link: Heroes, Villains, and Loss at All Things Girl