Good People, Cool Things
Good People, Cool Things

Episode 55 · 10 months ago

From the Vault: Food Photography, Puns, and Live Football with Jin Laqui

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

It’s a spirited Chicago episode from the vault, y’all! I’m joined by Jin Laqui, a blogger, social media maven, digital marketing expert, and all-around badass who, like me, grew up in the Windy City. And we’re recording while the 2019 Thursday Night Football game between our beloved Chicago Bears and the visiting Dallas Cowboys plays in the background. 

Luckily, you don’t have to be from Chicago to enjoy this podcast. Jin shares how she got into writing and food photography. And as we’re both fans of puns, it seems like a great time to jump into the magic that is the O. Henry Pun Off. 

I have a cartwheeling story, too! Neither one of us is great at cartwheels, either – but hey, they’re still therapeutic to do. Plus, remember playing calculator games in school? We’re covering so much stuff in this episode!

Good people. Cool things is concastfeature and conversations with entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and other creatives. Get inspiredby their stories to do your own cool thing, and here's your host,Joey. Hell, it's a spirited Chicago episode, y'All. I'm joined byAustin Blogger Gin locky, who is the founder of Happy Golocky, a wonderfulblog instagram account across all the socials, but those are her two areas ofexpertise. And like me, Jin grew up in the windy city. Andso we're watching Thursday night football game between the Chicago bears and the visiting DallasCowboys. Yes, this is another vault episode from my prior podcast, locallysource, Joey, but I think Jin's advice and tips are still so relevanttoday, even as we recorded this really before tick tock was a huge thing. We recorded it certainly before clubhouse even existed. But as I'm saying this, Jin was the one who invited me to clubhouse. I used her inviteto get on the platform. So thank you for that, Jin. Luckily, you don't have to be from Chicago, you don't have to be a clubhouseexpert, you don't have to be really a social media expert, butalso just the blast to listen to. We're chatting about remember when you usedto go to baseball games, or really any sporting event, sit next tofans and embracing the hatred if you were the the visiting team. Get todo all that. We're sharing our fun stories of that. Jin has asuper weird asmr thing she does with Tequila. She also shares how she got intowriting and food photography awards that she's one. We have a bunch offun with puns. There's just lots of good stuff in this episodes. Iwanted to share it with the good people, cool things audience since, Hey,not all of my listeners here. We're fans of locally source joey andmaybe you didn't even know it existed. But there's lots of goodies and sowe're going to have a blast from the past that will also be couture forthe future. Got To work on those rhymes. But here's a conversation withJin. We're watching the bears game, but this will this will are severalweeks after this game, but it's the bears cowboys game from Thursday night football. We have turned down the volumes that we don't have to hear Joe Buckand Troy Akman rattle. I didn't realize this until watching the first quarter ofthis game, but Joe Buck, so many times I'll be like catch ismade by Gallop and it's just like say something else. Joe By know.He always has just like the same exact conflection to in his voice stuff.It's tough. He's fun for baseball, but yeah, football, not somuch football. Give Me Kevin Harlan on the radio or Robo, who's great. Love Roma, but don't love the cowboys exactly. How girls, sorrygirls, as they get a large completion complete, but they're losing twenty sevenat this moment. Hey, you know what, as a bears fan,that's great, especially when I was raised to like, sorry cowboys fans,but to despise the cowboys. I think it does an NFC thing. Youknow, yours fighting for that spot. That's fair. I do have anEmmett Smith Jersey up in my closet. Yeah, I could have worn itand really triggered, though. That's fair. I'm it's fine and it is great. Now, Jan we I forced you to do an intro here oftwo truths in a lie, and you said this should be really easy forme. So let's say. Let's watch it got okay, ready, twotruths in a lie. Okay, I can burp on cue. My favoritecolor is black and I'm an Austin Blogger. One of the awesome bogger is onedinging me with the terrific name. Let's give a plug. Let's getthe plug out of the way. So right now, Hintinton, my blogis actually still a pun. Currently it's called the locky one, as inthe lucky one, and my instagram is called digestions journal, which is aPun, but that's just for now. Hint, tintint, so stay tuned. Feel like we're getting a scoop here. You can scoops. Hopefully that's stillthe kiss by the time this airs. It'll be wonderful. Um, I'mgoing to say the Burpon Command is...

...a truth. It is. Canyou guess my favorite color then? If it isn't black, is it acomparable dark color? No, I mean it's just a it's a primary color. Okay, Yellow, say, no, blue. No, red. Thereyou go. There's times in my heart I was thinking red as well, but I was I was blinded by the bears. Oh, I know, right, you had it, but you did say yellow first. Idid. I was blinded by the Tequila, which is also I'm also really surprisedthat you brought my favorite one, which is s Balogne. It wasjust a guess. I don't know Tequila very well, but I was likea, span's probably the choice. It's so great. CHOYS IT Zequila.You never had it. It's very smooth, so I that's why I like it. Yes, I've enjoyed I'm not normally a Tequila drinker. Well,I'm glad you enjoy this one. Yes, we've been. We've been enjoying acouple different shots as the bears score the most points to Piscard all season. Oh my God, seriously, like, thankfully they're up against any one ofthis point. Jesus, it's been like a do you already can feellike it's been a it's been a stressful season. Again, it has been. Yes, it's I I guess that's the life of the bears fan.It's never, never an easy one. No, it's not. Everybody lastyear. No, Oh my God, Shit, probably should be losing alot of these games. Let's not even get into that. We won't haveto. But right now the bears are really the best Chicago hope for sportsteams. You think so? I mean where the cubs? What are theydoing? They got really got all that talent? They did they already JohnMadden? Oh, they did. Joe Adam looks like the type of GuyI'd want to like crash my party. He just come in and like asweater. He honestly, though, he seems very just like the type ofperson where it's like you're very consistent, so I know how you're going tobe every single time I see you. You know, yes, but theygot, Oh my God, I'm gonna I'm gonna Blank in. His nameis really bad. GRANDPA was his name. They call him GRANDPA. He's gonnabe the new manager. Oh my gosh, this is so bad.Jack, GRANDPA. No, he used to be the catcher wh when theywere they oh, David Ross, yes, Grapple Rossi. There we go.Oh my gosh, my Tequila and flame it all on the Tequila.Have you seen the Brizzo Souvenir Company commercials? No, I will have to innersplice. I don't know how well it'll be audio only, but ifnot, we'll throw a lincolner. But it's Anthony Rizzo and Chris Bryant starta Souvenir Company for all the home runs they hit. That's the Brizzo SouvenirCompany. And there's they're very funny commercials. David Ross makes a cameo and oneof them. Oh wait, these are old right. Okay, I'veseen them whenever we were actually doing good. Yes, that was when they werepeak aired. I'm stirring the successful years. Oh my gosh. Okay, so funny story actually, because whenever we did win the championships, willchange his two thousand and sixteen. Hey, we're still twenty. Oh my Gosh, six, twenty six, yes, Sir Oh man, any time today ere. I know. So at the time I was living withtwo othermates, right, who obviously who are from Houston, so they actuallydon't know baseball. But at the time this is one like Chicago. Iwas like getting so nervous or whatever, and I remember like so this isgame seven. I was sitting at home and like literally face front in frontof the TV. Everything right, and then like the the weather delay hitand I was like freaking out. I had to take a walk. Itwas just so much for me and I was like I can't deal with thisright now. And like I remember just sitting there after they had come backfrom the weather delay and it was like the last out, I had literallybroken into tears. I need to find that video because it was absolutely embarrassingand wonderful at the same exact time.

It's embarrassing because I was just pullingmy eyes out and my roommates don't watch base all they had don't understand likethe curse that we had to live with and just like the amount of emotionalsuspense that I've been building up for like forever and the fact that I wasable to witness a world series when my Chicago comes like the amount of motionwas just like all over my face. It was hilarious looking back at itnow because, oh, you should see. I mean it was a pretty magicaltime. It was I did not think I would be able to witnesslike a win by them such as this. I mean many, many people didnot know and like I'd of been a hundred eight to see too,comes from serial Oh my God. And I think it's also just for afact that, like the build up for it to like watching all like thepeople that had like their grandparents were like ninety something, a hundred something clubbeen like talking about like I just were being upset about all the cubs winsand I'm like, well, we're witness thing one right now, oh mygosh. And like facebook memories, like during like the past world series too, would hit me with like all the feels, like the last out feelings, and I was like, Oh, I miss those days. Please cups, come back and win another one. Yes, all the three year oldshaven't seen a cup world series. Very important, hurtful, hurtful all around. Yeah, they've been. The last couple world series have been very excitingas well. Oh, Astros winning and then, HMM, well, redsox laster was not very exciting. I didn't tune into that one. HappenThe the nationals this year? Just all the road teams winning. Yeah,which it's weird. I think it's funny, though, because like now baseball isactually picking up as like a sport people are like turning into because,like all of my friends aren't really into baseball. But then, granted,it's more fun when like it's your actual team. That's like trying to getinto it, you know. Yeah, it's just like watching it from likeoutside his perspective. While also have a little goal in life to visit allthe major league baseball parks, and I am at thirteen. And how manyout of thirty? There's thirty clubs. Really Oh, some close, thatis. Thus I hit up Seattle this here and I feel like, Oh, yeah, and the mets in the Yankees at the Yankees game, theyplayed the red sox. Big ravelry there. Yeah, and the girl next tome was a red sox fan. She's in red sox paraphernalia and everything. The Yankees start off winning seven nothing. They're crushing the Red Sox, andthen the red sox hit a home run, so they make it sevenone. It's still not close, and she stands up and it's just likeholding her arms up and just embracing the booze everything and her her Jersey saidlike that they were world series champs in tween. So she's just pointing atit. She's like World Series Champs. Everyone's like, you're losing seven toone. She's just like world series and then she sits down. The nextperson hits a home run as well, seven to and she like doesn't reactand I like elbow her. I'm like, Hey, they just hit another homerunn she just stands back up and do the same thing, like holdsour arms up. I was like were you? Did you just like Dprogram for a second there? Well, what's going on? Oh my gosh. You know, it's funny, though. is also just like a random goalthat I have is to be a sports meme, because you know howmany of those fans are that are like the crying kid. Oh Yeah,my God, you know, like and like the crushing whatever spirits. Like. It'd be so funny to be an Internet meme just from being into sports, like sports arena. Oh yeah, I think he I can't remember.It's Virginia or Virginia Tech, but it's one of those schools were it's atthe end of a game, the kid let's he's like a college student.He's just like head in his hands, like face down on the like edgeof the stands there or whatever. HMM. And I remember reading some interview withhim where he was like yeah, the camera I caught me doing thatand then asked me to do it again because like they weren't sure if theygot the shot. It's like so I don't even know which version of thememe and it like what became the meme? Was it the first time of thesecond time? He's like, but I did it multiple times. Ijust kept my head down for like five minutes. Oh, no way,that's gotta be rough. You you have the picture perfect moment. I likethe crying piccolow player as well, if...

...you remember that from Villa Nova whenthey were a one seed and the NCA tournament like Twenty Fifteen, maybe twosixteen, and they she was a piccolow player but like sobbing because they hadjust lost. So she's playing with the band but like all right, God, and it was very precious and I believe Jimmy Fallon invited her on hisshow and gave her like a gift basket. Okay, so you having a meme. That's like another thing too. Is just like now with'd like theage of the Internet and being like completely virable, like all the hosts wantyou on the show. Yeah, you'd get your fifteen minutes of fame.Oh my gosh, like what's the one with the the vans kid? Andhe was like yeah, yeah, he's Damn Daniel. Yeah, and helike got like a lifetime supply. And it's not even that funny, butalso like, could you like cover my student dead? That's the biggest thing. Oh No, what a catch. Oh thank God, we're also watchingthe game. Allen Robinson making catches. This man right here gave them theball. Alan Robinson the too. I liked this is going back to Iguess it was Monday night football a little while ago. Was the Ravens andnot saints. Man, who was it is the it is the ravens andsomeone is the Ravens and they demolished a team, whoever they just beat bya lot a couple weeks ago. UN clear. Ah, the RAMS ISRAVENS RAMS game, and I just enjoyed seeing this that. There were many, I like numbered players and the Games. There's marking room, the seconds,Robert Griffin, the third. HMM, there was someone the fourth best,even though he's let's not bring that up. But I guess it's timefor another Tequila. Then there we go. Excellent. You'll be in charge.Oh Gosh, if you can get your Asmr practice. You said youwanted more of this. I could just see everyone leaving, throwing their phonesinto the track. I was telling Joey earlier that like so I used tohave really bad anxiety and how the fact that like Asmar videos actually helping putyou into sleep. You just kind of define your thing. You know,not everybody's into like mouth sounds or hair brushing, but they have a bunchof random people are some people are used to find your thing. Men Raiseand are my bad people. Anyway, it's some more of it. Cheersto the true biscuit. Touchdown. Yes, his finest. Oh, that's painful. No, it's not. got that. Smith and chase by highball tell us about high ball. So High Ball is actually this one,not sponsored. Not sponsored, but highball. If you want to throw some dollars, I know I'm your free commercial here. Yeah, so it's justjust as I'm not actually up huge energy drink jinker to begin with, likeI drink like one coffee a day and then maybe it just like something atthe like in the middle of the Workday, just to keep myself coca we yeah, Oh my God. Yeah, they could go just a little bitof it, but they're sparkling energy water because you know, sparkling water Saltzeris all the rage right now, right truly is anal laws when you're drinkingclaus. Also, this commercials very great. Not to cut you off. It'sa pedigree commercial where it's a girl who appears to have been hospitalized frommuch of her childhood, which is very sad, and the doctor comes inand she's like like more treatment today, and the doctors that actually, we'regonna try something different, and then this puppy comes in to just be likea therapy dog and the girl's face is just like so happy, better thanany medicine. We don't deserve dogs. No, no, we don't deservea certainly do not. We've got to somewhere around here where they go.I'd now will probably hear them barking at some point, I know, buthonestly, this hip ball energy like.

I remember taking it for the firsttime and being like, I don't feel anything, and then I chugged itand then afterwards I was like, Oh, here we go, and it's likenatural, has like all like the natural like gin single Urana. It'sunsweetened, so there's zero cows too, but it's just like it's a goodcake and it's not too much, and I think the first time I tookit wasn't. Ever, I was going to prepare to like lift dead likedo a deadlift day on my workout split, and I was like, Oh,you know what, and it might be like a placebo thing too,but like I was like, Oh, I can't hit a new Max Day, which I did for one nice, thank you, but I mean ittastes good. I like the line one so far, and the grape forone's good too. And you, Joe, you did drink the what is thisone called the Wild Berry, yes, which, if you're into, willyou agree? If, if you'd like white clause, it kind oftastes like the Black Cherry one. It does. I've only tried the blackterry who claw one time and it tastes like it. It does, see, but there's no alcohol and its energy. And I like having these, though, like I have a lot of these in my fridge, but justbecause, like, whenever I go out, like it's an extra like kick,and you don't feel so bad. I can tolerate your friends then,yeah, basically, and it's your cows. You don't feel so guilty. It'smagical. And Oh, I see a bag of money just appeared rightnext to us. Excellent, word. Back to dump truck full of money, dropped it all in once. I it recently held the most money I'veever held in my hands. I catch them bonds in and it was Iseveral hundred dollars like in my hand, like even in the thousands. ButI don't want to want to brag about how much money I have bonds,but I'm just saying if you have children, put a bond in their name assoon as they're born and then thirty years later they'll have some nice cash. But the woman at the bank was like here's just the money. Iwas like, Oh, you can just direct a positive. She's like,now, there's an ATM right there. So I have all this money andI like immediately went to the ATM to deposit it, and then after Idid that, I was like I should have brought that home and like swamin it and like I could have like thrown it up in the air andlike bathe underneath because when you get to hold that much cash in her hands, honestly, there's like just there's something just so I don't know if it'sthe word, I don't know the right words, like relief, but there'sjust are like a satisfaction, I guess, and just fanning just like a bunchof money hands. Not to say that it's just like a thing.We are fanning yourself with it, but I think it's just like so muchlike portrait in the meter, where it's like, if I had the opportunity, like hell, yeah, I fan myself with a stack of money,will go get yes, we magical. So you you teased that your blogmay be changing names. Are Is it also changing themes, or is itjust kind of a new no, new branding. So it's I've been goingthrough like a bit of rebranding just because because I've been really trying to figureout like what because, like the whole blogging thing for me started I wasjust like a creative outlet, because I do enjoy writing. I used towrite all the time when I was younger. I had like a bunch of journalsjust like random stories of just whatever the hell came in my mind,and then I got into photography and then, I kid you not, the reasonwhy I got into food specifically was whenever instagram first world out, Igot a superlative from my one of the college organizations that I was part of. They gave me a superlative for the most likely to do food porn andI still have it. They written they wrote it on a crispy cream paperhat and I still have it. Like it's just like one of those thingswhere it's like this is I was meant for this. It's just like it'sit's just like one of those things, but like it just came out aslike created like a creative outlet for me, and then I think, you know, after going through like okay, what the heck do I want todo? Because there's so many things on my life I just like want toshare, like one thing being like food, but then also being like part oflike this active, balanced lifestyle and like being less on the fact oflike restricting yourself into what you eat, because I obviously don't, if yousee my instagram, I don't, but...

...more so of just like finding thathappy medium of like enjoying every aspect as much as you can, with afocus on food and just like getting the body up and moving because it's justgood for your health overall. You know. Yeah, but that's just like thehint and also another hint. It's still a Pun. So Oh excellent. Stay tuned. So have you been to the OH Henry Pun off?Okay, then, someone has told me. It might have been you, butsomeone was. Someone told me about it because they knew that I wasso into it. Honestly, it might have been you. If it's you, Usu tell like I have not been to it, but honestly, tellthem what it is. It's the greatest thing. It's the best free entertainmentin Austin. I'm convinced. Every may they the OH Henry. I behindthe OH Henry Museum. They host the Pun off and they've been do thismore than forty years in Austin. So it's a big old thing. Iwrote a story about it, a freelance story, and Texas Highways Magazine checkit out. It's called Pun Pun, Pun, very delightful and it's justthere's two different battles to it. There's the puns or punniest and show,which is my favorite part, where people prepare a monolog and it's usually athemed sort of things. So like when year the winner, his name isJersey, which is a great name, he did all the countries in Asiain like a minute and a half to two minute long monolog and there's alot of countries in Asia. So he yeah, he rattled through all ofthese very funny and then they do pun slingers after that, which is aone on one battle and kind of a tournament sort of style thing where they'llbe given a category, so it's like types of currency or coins or something, and then they have to just pun bake back and forth off them,and it's sad. You'll get some creative ones and you'll also get some verybad one. Oh my God. Yeah, so like someone, I don't knowif that was you, that encouraged me to go to it or liketo actually participate, and I was like, I'm I love Pun but I'm notthe one that's like a quick fire Pun, like I've just yeah,think about it. If I were to participate, would be punniest and showfor sure, because you get to prepare that and can kind of like comeup with a theme. But yeah, if it was like if I gota category to that, I didn't know. If it was like Hey, dolike star Trek, I'd be like spock, it's all I got,it's all I got. Yeah, no, I have to really sit down andthink about a pun man. Those some some of those things have notcome. Naturally, I wish they did, but they do not. So doyou spend fifty seven minutes on a on an instagram post to get inperfectly? Fifty seven and a half? got a round up? I know, I know. No, I really don't. Sometimes I'm I don't know, like with Instagram is one of those things where it's like I'll do it. At least when I first start I was like let me just do justdo it, and then like now you're like thinking about like, okay,what exactly do I want? Because, yeah, it's fun to have itas a creative outlet, but also the same time, I think for mepersonally, when I'm working towards more of like a goal with something, itbecomes more more interesting to do it. Then she just do it, youknow, especially if it's not like a leisure thing for me sometimes anymore.But like thinking of puns, I wish that was just like you got it, you got it. I gotta sit there and think about it. SometimesI just like forget the Pun. Here's a photo of rice. Oh myGod, forget the Pun. Here's the captured and all caps. That's whatI do. I just left the comment on our friend time of Dre whowho has also appeared on this podcast, and let's pluck check out our episode. Love Them. So forty six. She did a ask the question,like why do you think people follow you? Type of thing, and I saidsomething because I'm charming and charming and witty and humble. And then Isaid sometimes I type in all caps, which people think is good, andI know what I'm talking about because my all caps, which is true.Sometimes, if you yell, it's like a medium article, if you readsomething on medium and they bold the one line. Yeah, like this linesby itself and it's bold. I'm like that's the important part. Let's highlightthat. Yeah, but see, whenever I talk and like when I typein all caps, like I am literally like Oh, like, you shouldread this out. That like very important, but like you do it for likesix paragraphs and a right, it's very overwhelming. But also I'm justlike a very just like fiery personality,...

...like it's gonna come out and Ithink it's better if you're reading it. It's gonna come out better in allcaps. For sure. It's the way to do it right. I wantyour next supposed to be full all caps, though a hundred percent, all caps, all right, challenge accepted. Boom, you can't call me outfor it. I got this is a very side tangent, but one ofmy co workers we were doing a one. I'm on video chat towards the endof the day, so very loopy at this point, and I askedif she'd do a cart wheel. It's like, because everyone else at theoffice look like they were really in the zone. Yeah, like, doyou think you could do a cartwheel and anyone would notice? And she waslike no, of course they notice. Then she looks like actually, maybenot, and she tried to do it. Immediately everyone's head turned like what areyou doing? And as she's going back to her desk I hear hersay, Oh, Joey asked me to do a car run suck to throwme under the past. You own that. You did that on your ope.I was just feeling very adventurous at the end of the day. Butshe thanked me for doing a cartwheel. Inside she's like, I don't knowthe last time I've done a cart wheel, but it was invigorating. I can'tdo a cart wheel, to be holding honest with you. I doa really terrible bunny hoop. I do a rounded off. Can't do thatterrible bunnyhop. Terry, can you demonstrate right now? Can I give alive narration of you trying? No, because no, thank you'd break someyeah, yeah, there's a lot, like there's a lot of space inhere. We can yeah, we can lose stuffed, but also the sametime, I just know myself. I'm a hazard to myself. Okay,I broke a classic fork, so cutting a carrot. So I'm simultaneously laughingat that and what just happened on the screen, which was a man fallingnow, which I always enjoy as someone that also falls down a lot.So did you ever play football? I've played flag football before. Okay,as far as organized professional, well, no, I didn't play any professionalsports, but as far as organized like high school and or collegiate, itwas mostly basketball. Nice. So I've always been into football and one ofmy very first memories of football is actually in elementary school, and so I'vealways went up as like a Tomboy, right, and so all of mybest friends even to this day are still little guy friends that I have andI remember vividly that it was recess in like second or third grade, oneof those. But I had a girl best friend and a guy this roomat the time, right, and I wanted to go play football with myguy friend and one of my girlfriend was like, if you go play football, we're not friends, and I was like all right, piece out,stiff armed her into the turn. I just played football and it's just likeone of those things and I I just like it's one of those sports,like I'm not the best at it. I only played defense because I haveno Hande coordination whatsoever, but it's always just been one of those things thatI just like love so much and I've always loved it. Thanks Dad,but yeah, that's like one of my very first vivid memories of football isbeing told I'm not going to be your friend if you go play. Andwho knows what that girl's doing now. Honestly, I still kind to keepan not like kind of keep even keep in touch, but it's like oneof those things where it's like I see you on like facebook because I followedyou as a friend, or on instagrams of all these a friend, butwe're not like chatting every yeah, but to the guy friend, who isstill my best friend in his day he remembers that story, so he'll knowit. I'll share this podcast. Actually know it excellent. Tell them towrite and subscribe. So, yeah, I remember many football day like againever, playing organized football, Mon playing some sort of intramural. Yeah,College, and then playing Austin Sports and social out here with terrible officials.But it's fine. I'm like player who players who also take place and taketwo seas seriously. But even just playing like during college, during you know, like a winner break or something, we'd play m I just like abunch of friends from the neighborhood and I remember a friend of mine breaking hisfinger trying to catch a ball one time and then he told me at thehospital they're like, all right, we're going to count two, three,we're going to break it on three.

They were like one and just brokeit right away. God. So he was like, so that caught meoff guard and I wasn't prepared for it, but he recovered. Was it justbecause like it was already on the verge of breaking? So they justlike was just like, yeah, they broke it to like reset it.Yeah, it would be like you can make it normal again. But Ialso remember one of my favorite NFL plays is when a team is like lessthan a yard from a touchdown, we'll give it to the running back andthey'll just jump over everyone and like extend the ball out, and so Iwas like, let me try that on a play when we were playing thisgame, and so I try to jump over everyone. It just immediately gotlike pushed back. So I didn't score, but I was still had the balland we would play a tackle and I hadn't been tackled or anything.So then I just like threw it to the quarterback, Uh Huh, andhe ran in for a touchdown and I was just like yeah, so Igot my I got my experience of trying to jump over everyone. Did Notdo it, but we still got a touchdown. So those plays are alwaysso funny, though, like even like whether or not is professional, becauselike it's literally sometimes it's literally bit Diviti because like we'll either make it oryou'll just get pumpled and push back, just demolished, or they'll just liketap the ball away. You fumbled, you were an inch from scoring andyou throw it away. Oh my gosh, it's like DAC throwing it. That'sfine, it's fine, a good pass. It's fine. Those areup by seventeen with ten minutes left. I mean it's fine. The chancesof them blowing this are still probably pretty good. You know what it's like. The same thing with like watching Texas. It's like fourth quarter heartbreak every singletime, or like fourth quarter heart attack, one of the other.You know, it's truly is. At least they're not the chargers. Idon't know if you've been following their season at all, but at least atthe time of this recording. Again, by the ten this goes live,it might be a couple weeks from now, but they've all of their losses havecome by seven points or less, and that's just got to be reallyfrustrating if you're a chargers fan. Yeah, that honestly has to be. Butyou know, it's funny, is that? So this year I decidedto play fantasy. HMM, and I haven't played fantasy since high school becausewhenever I played up the first time, I was just like, obviously I'mway too competitive. One Fair and then also to like because of my competitiveness, if I kept losing, I was just like, I'm not a soreloser, but it just made it really hard to watch football leisurely because you'resitting there watching like all the games at the same time and being like ismy guy in is he finessy in it? And like I can't just say hereand just watched, like I just like I love, like being willto sit on a Sunday with a pizza box open and just like flip throughand just like wait and see what happens, versus like sitting here and like stressingout over like is my player and is he not another and like Ilook, kid, you not. Have not been able to sit down andLeisurely Watch football because I've been in fantasy and I have this whole that's whyI don't like. That's fine, I know and I told all the guys, and I'm granted I'm also the only girl in this league. I toldthem, I was like, do not ask me to play next year becauseI just want to watch football and enjoy it. I like, okay,I get it. If you're not, like there's like two sites of storywhere it's like, yes, you can also be into it if you're intofootball already, but then also if you're not into football and you join fantasy, it's more fun to watch. It's a game, more of a gamewith fantasy, but for me I'm like, I don't want to freaking watch.I don't want to be stressing out over how much money I'm losing becauseI just put not in playoffs. No, thank you. Next, can weask who your top pick was? Honestly, I don't remember if myto my number one was, I was so stressed out I was because,like, I had one of my work league which I for like completely forgotabout. Honestly, I have not touched this since week won, and thisone I don't remember who it was, but I will tell you that myteam name is runs like a girly fitting right TA girl. Yeah, whohas also been very upsetting this entire season. And but he's one of the numberplayers from that game, though, Tak Girle, the second oh heis. Yeah, yeah, but very inconsistent. So that's how only upsetting. I'm sorry, yeah, I know, it's fine, everything's fine. Yeah, I had Michael Thomas, is...

...my second round pick, who hasbeen the most consistent, my sweet beautiful boy, I'm a sense that's myfriend set but yeah, he's been delightful. Yeah, I'm trying to think Ihonestly don't know, but I do. The one thing that I do rememberfrom the draft order was that I was seventh in the snake round.Okay, so I was like this like the I remember thinking about the firstperson that I wanted it off, his chush mcgraffrey, and I wish Idid. He was easily taken by then. I'll answer that. Yeah, we'resure. Yes, he was very he has been very good. Ohmy God, I wish I got him. The guy have the seventh picto.Seventh or eighth. I might have been eighth. Yeah, and itwas snake ground and I was like this is not fun. Well, it'snot fun if your first or last and that, because it's just such along wait in between, and you're like I could go. Yeah, well, I was like seven, a bunch of cats like this. I thinkI was like seventh out of like I think there's like ten people in ourleague. So it's like not the very bottom, but also not in themiddle. So you're still waiting. Yeah, like I didn't get my first roundpick. There's no way. DEVASTATIC, testhetic, I know, but yeah, why you do the auction style, see, but none of these guyswanted to do it because they they just shown it. They wanted snakeand I was like fine, I'm not gonna win this argument. Let's dosnake. I'd rather play snake the calculator game. I was amazing at thegame. Not to to my own horn, it sounds like you are maybe alittle bit. I missed that stuff these kids use. Is No,no, snake. The calculator games don't have something. I did see agift of someone playing snake and they got it to the point where it's likethe whole screen is the snake. Yeah, and I don't know, I've nevergotten that far. No, that's that's about usually dead yourself. Yeah, with like most, like half of the screen, I'd say is probablythe closest I've gotten. Then I just accidentally turned the wrong way. Whereare you thinking? Like kakiatter skin? Because screen, because I'm thinking no, Kia screen, like no, yeah, it was a smaller screen. Itwas like no Kia size. Yeah, and they got it so where itwas like literally like one Pixel. Yeah, there's I don't think Iever made it that far. Yeah, I just get nervous and accidentally.Oh, yeah, drop the phony. Too Much, too much. Idid have a calculator game. I've certainly told the story on all podcast before. I don't know if it was this one. There was a game calledbeer hunter, which was a game where your goal was to get as drunkas possible. You've tried to raise your BAC and you could do it eithervia going to a party and drinking or, just like, I think, youcould go to a bar as well. Like, there are a couple differentoptions of like raising your BAC on a calculator. Yeah, on acalculators. All text based. There's no graphics to this game. And thenyou could go to while you're at a party, you could pick a fightwith someone to make money and then buy beer, or you could rob housesand buy beer. And the only way you could quit the game was bylosing, which was either getting beaten up in a fight or getting arrested bythe cops. Why? You try to rob a house, but sometimes youtry to rob the house and you could either be successful and get all themoney, or you try to rob the house, the cops would come,but you'd get away, so you'd get some of the money, or they'darrest you and you'd lose. HMM. And if you got to a onehundred BAC, which is like what, six thousand times what would kill you, like very high. Yeah, you could buy a brewery and then youwin the game doing that. And I was in a class playing this gamein college one time and the teacher was tie. It was some sort oflike you know, marketing or advertising, yes, sports class, and hewas like giving an equation. He was like Oho, you've got your calculatorout. Can you do this equation real quick? And it was like,you know, seven seventy, three hundred and fifty six divided by one hundredand eighty nine or something. So in my head I'm trying to do thislong division real quick because I can't quit the game, and I like kindof give a guess. That ended up being like twelvezero digits off and he, like you, said like yeah, that's right, and then he waslike wait, no, that's not right, and then he called another kid whoat a calculator and he did. He's like actually, it's a thisanswer and I was like thanks, Damien. I wonder if kids these days knowthat like if you plug in your tie three you can get games andlike do other things that you probably shouldn't...

...do any huculator, but it's doable. I'm sorry. What are these other things I don't like? Okay,well, you can cheat on test. Yeah, don't do that, though. Cheating dead a yeah, but then also, like, I don't.I always wondered that. Now, like looking back at the things that Ididn't in like high school, in college, like just like using the tat three, like not even like on the physical calculator itself, but like youknow, like how there's like the cover on it and like, you know, writing with the cat, yeah, and soil on the cover and thenlike shoving it. Yeah, like stuff like that. I wouldn't because dothat these days. Don't do that, but because other ways to cheat.I feel like a lot of tests are just online now, like you takeit at home and yeah, and it's just like it's what your score was. That's true, like I can just look that up. I know.I don't know how people do these days. Thank God I'm not in school.Honestly, yes, thought about it like after I had graduated and Iwas like, did you ever have a laptop and school or was it past? That was past my time. Now. We had laptops, but like hadlaptops, but like not during testing. But then again I was still eventhough we you could take like your laptops out in like take type writtennotes or whatever, I still liked a handwrite mine. There's just like somethingmore like satisfying about writing it down. Yeah, I like it. Yeah, doing the work. Let's watched her brisky under throw another player. Thatwas actually a decent throw. He had hands anthy Miller. It popped off. Is just should have caught it. When I was watching basketball growing up, there was a player called Anthony Miller who was very large and his nicknamewas pig. He's anti pig Miller, and I always thought that was veryfunny. He's in the movie space jam, if you watch that, I lovethat movie, when the Lakers are refusing to dress hi and they're outside. He's one of the guys that talks. It's him in Vlody divatch, andthat is your obscure Trivia. You know, they're making one with Shaq, with Lebron. Oh, say, I got sorry, I just chack. Was An uncle drew. That's sorry. Yeah, I think I was justlike what. I was watching this video today and it was on twitterabout like how sler there's this new trend on ticktock where you like have yourphone like facing up and you like throw objects in the air and like StevenHits you and so naturally right. And so she shaq was on here andhe was like he was doing it with something and then out of the blue, someone just like throws an egg at his house and it's the most lariousthing because he hasn't he had no idea what was coming. And it's probablylike top ten experiences on this like on end being love me some shack.Oh Yeah, well, we I don't think we've mentioned this during this podcast, but you also work for bumble. I do find me on bumble.Find Her bumble user name is bumble bumble. Oh No, and avid listeners,bokally, stars Joe, know that I like to end every episode withthe top three. So I'd love to hear your top three tips for goodbumble profile. Oh it all are single. People take notes. Oh my gosh. All right. Well, if all like so, like on bumble, if you have like the option to put six photos on there. Ifit's not all six, you're let me backup track here. You're more likelyto get more matches if you have all your photos filled out, a biofilled out and if you use badges. Those your three things. Fill outyour pictures, right out your bio and use badges. I feel like youjust turned one answer in the three. No, very secularly, the thinglike that's those are the top of things that you should do if you wantto get her matches a mumble, and those are my three tips. Downloadbumble. Find me on there and you'll know. Yeah, just use yourprofile as the guide. Oh my God, you haven't you. You can't searchme on there, though. You gotta find me. What's your topphoto, or is that giving too much away? Um No, that's notgiving too much away. My top I think be. I just remade myprofile not too long because bored. So...

...my original photo used to be ofme sipping a Margarita at Shady Grove from that one time we were an AFBare happy. I refer our food bugger lines. I was not at thatone. Yes, you were, thanks for the ever. No, Iwas out of town. Oh, what the heck, I'm so bad.Anyway, my spirit is just out of at least yeah, it would have. Yes, Syria was well and well, and we're there, but that oneand then I just recently switched it to me holding a picture of beerat worst fest. So there's a theme here. I don't know. Imean my badge says, hint, hint, socially drinker. So there you go. You're not. Yeah, you're not, false average. No,I'm not. I mean I love me some Margarita's and I will drink abeer on occasion. Excellent work. Hope you enjoyed listening to that podcast asmuch as we enjoyed putting it together. Always a blast to chat with GIN. Check her out on Instagram at happy go locky laqui. That's her lastname. Very clever. Also, you can visit happy go lock ECOM tosee a whole bunch of different guides, recipes, food photography and it alljust looks wonderful and Jin is just so joyful, especially if there's pizza involved. So please go check both of those out. And you know what,even though this is a vault, we're still going to end with a Cornyjoke. I met a man who worked at a funeral home and he askedme what type of coffin I wanted. I told him that's the last thingI need. Good after it. Today people good people, cool things.Is produced in Austin, Texas. If you dug this episode, go aheadand hit that subscribe button, whether you're on apple podcast, spotify, stitcher, pod chase or any other podcast APP. I want to keep delivering great contentto you. You want to keep hearing it, tap that subscribe button. Will see you next time.

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