As we come to the end of another year, Aleena and Janine take things down a notch and bring back muck up day! Muck up day in Australia is the last day of school for the year where there are much laughs, huge pranks, and minimal productivity. Tune in for a very loose episode where you’ll be treated to some insights, a *SURPRISE* or two, and much randomness: memes, rabbits, mullets, candles, plus more!
Mastering of this episode, plus intro and outro music, by the ever-talented Dr Adrian Diery.
Biggest thing we learned via the podcast in 2022?
Janine – intentionally lean into creative projects when life is hard, as this is likely to be very helpful, and what we make is also going to be rad (episode 19). And, stop leaving all the lights on in the house at night (episode 20)!
Aleena – the evidence around going with your gut (episode 17) – listen to it and don’t automatically dismiss it…
Biggest thing we learned in general in 2022?
Aleena – Self-care, especially saying no without feeling bad. Aleena even said no to Janine’s recent errand hang request to pop down to a “random Swedish furniture store”.
Janine – Embracing authenticity and self-acceptance. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” (Lao Tzu)
Funniest moment of 2022?
Janine – Aleena and Janine’s child doing impromptu karaoke of UK prog-rock band Editors, and their attempts to try and match lead singer Tom Smith’s insane vocal range! Turns out that Tom Smith has the largest vocal range in contemporary pop/rock music.
Janine disputes a claim by a friend that “all women love receiving candles as gifts“, and proves her point by collecting both quantitative and qualitative data! In this high-quality research (N = 10 – bahahaha!), Janine shows that 40% of women surveyed like receiving candles; 30% have neutral feelings on the matter; and a whopping 30% of those women surveyed would absolutely hate to receive a candle as a gift. With this research now concluded, the matter appears to be largely settled, but if squares would like to weigh in with additional information for the dataset, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Aleena – shares her first #InnerDumbass moment: a covid-infection-related moment of brain fog and inflammation that lead her to confuse ‘mares’ with ‘hares’… Kate Winslet is involved.
2022 SISTER DOCTOR SQUARED AWARDS
And the 2022 Square of the Year award goes to….
Special mentions also to…
Queen Bjork – awarded yet again for another year – this year for being her authentic, awesome self.
Dr Adrian Diery – huge thanks to Adrian for mastering every single episode this year. Follow Adrian on Twitter and via his website to see what he’s up to.
Plans for the festive season
Aleena will be trying to relax while Janine will be sprucing up some newly acquired secondhand deck chairs; plant a veggie patch; and, inspired by Diego Bonetto’s new book ‘Eat Weeds’, will go foraging in Moreton Bay for wildly growing sea vegetables.
Thank you to everyone for listening in and engaging with us this year!
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Signing off for another year. Stay square out there.