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Is it EVER ok…?

Is it EVER ok…?

I’ve been wondering if it’s ever acceptable to correct your spouse in public and I’ve been collecting public opinion on the topic. When I was newly married, I always put up a united front, no matter how much I disagreed with something Jim said — or felt his facts were off. But as the years roll by, I have a harder time putting up a facade. Usually I shut my trap — I...

I Hate Moving

I Hate Moving

I’m offering an open invitation to psychologists this week to hook my brain up to an fMRI to watch my brain explode as I pack for our move. What makes my brain churn like hot, angry lava is all the crap I seem to have collected over the years. Because I am maternal and lack cats or children, I personify everything I own, making donating or trashing items like tossing a loved one...

This is the truth

This is the truth

Doing our taxes doesn’t make me fall deeper in love with Jim. And I don’t think Jim gets turned on at the sight of my bloodshot eyes and haggard, worried face. We’re hanging in there. Itemizing. Reminding ourselves, “Don’t finger point. We got into this together and we’ll keep our heads above water if we work as a team.” We’re staying...

Settled Downers

Settled Downers

Take your pick: Pre-written narrative #1 Get married, buy house, have children, get heart disease, die *OR* Pre-written narrative #2 Get married, buy house, have children, get divorced, get breast implants, get heart disease, die No wonder we call it ‘settling down.’ What if there is a third option? Pre-written narrative #3 Get married and then whatever happens,...

The Wives get feedback

The Wives get feedback

My grandmother always used to say, “Careful…You might get what you wish for.” Even though she ended a sentence with a preposition, Grandma was right. Cathleen and I have wondered if, while balancing our busy lives, we’ve ever given our marriages the short end of the stick. Here’s a video showing what happens when we get the feedback we’ve always...

Are feminism and humor mutually exclusiv...

Are feminism and humor mutually exclusive?

Cathleen and I update the old Catskills-style humor (“Take my wife…Please!”) to fit our P.O.V. Oh hey, I just saw this from the Boston Comedy blog, written by Nick Zaino....

Running of the Brides

Running of the Brides

Our townie pals from Boston created this epic digital short of the annual Filene’s Basement Running of the Brides. Evan Kaufman, our preferred matador, was on hand to guide us through the historic retail event. In four short minutes it proves that white virginity gowns make otherwise-reasonable women insane. Enjoy! Running of the Brides. Boston 2011 from Improv Asylum on...

Hitting the road with Ready, Set…W...

Hitting the road with Ready, Set…Wife!

Hi all! Cathleen and I are back in our respective homes after performing at the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. We both had to hit the ground running on new projects, but wanted to check in and thank everyone for their support. We met/reconnected with some amazingly hilarious comics, saw really funny shows, and attended professional panels which left us inspired. For those of you...

Podcast interview with Lynn Chen: actres...

Podcast interview with Lynn Chen: actress, blogger & supercool married chick

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.3MB) As an avid food-blog reader, I am always on the hunt for new sites with fabulous photos and engaging writers. About a year ago, I discovered Lynn Chen’s blog: The Actor’s Diet. It contained the prerequisites: mouth-watering photography, and funny, insightful writing. However, as I am an actress who has a long past of struggling...

Women In Comedy Festival – Thursda...

Women In Comedy Festival – Thursday March 10th BOSTON

Hello All! The bloggers of Ready, Set…Wife! (Cathleen Carr & Robyn Okrant) are traveling to Boston next week to perform at the Women in Comedy Festival. We sure would love to have you in the audience! The scoop WHAT: Ready, Set…Wife! A Frank and Funny Hour dedicated to marriage and wife-dome. WHO: Starring Cathleen Carr & Robyn Okrant Featuring: Maria Ciampa...

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