Introducing: Meet Cute
When you're between episodes of natural disasters, you should check out. Another great podcast called me cute. It isn't a park ash show, but if you're looking for love stories that don't end in disaster, meek, you is perfect for you. meet. Cubes are short-form audio, romantic comedies that take the listener from meet cute to happily ever after fifteen minutes they take place in a variety of settings with regular people of all ages and diverse backgrounds, and because everyone needs a good love story. I'm going to play you a recent episode. If you like what you hear, search for, meet cute to listen to more episodes. Their Yourself either master in a matter of speaking I am the king of this dog, and can resupply here sure thing. Help me type the boat about three the rope. Oh! Let me just stretched muscles here. You Good Jordan, or do you need it out this corner? All right. Let's get you set up. What are you need fresh water? You can spare it. osas right over there need gas. It's a sailboat. A wondering if you wanted to set it on fire. Never thought I'd see the day where a dock master couldn't recognize a sailboat. I, don't like to let my job define me and can't on the clock here throughout my clock years ago at least I think it was years ago throughout my calendar to you're wearing a watch. But it hasn't told Time in twenty years at least. Still Right twice a day, not that I'd ever know it. Now. What got you in a rush I'm trying to beat the record for circumnavigating Lake Michigan and a sailboat now. Why in Hell would you want to complicate your life trying to set records when you could be sitting down and drinking beer? Take a second. Have you ever seen just how lovely the lake looks from a sitting position. You know what they say. No to waves are the same. Pretty sure that's snowflakes. They've got a better PR, team. The waves of Lake Michigan are more beautiful than any snowstorm. I appreciate your Worldview, but I'm sailing for charity I'm raising awareness of mental health issues. By doing something crazy. How far is this trip years eight hundred miles? Don't you know the circumference of the Laker? Dhaka's parked on knowing how big the world is doesn't matter all you WanNa do sit still. So? That's all you do. Sit here on your dock and drink beer. Can't leave my kingdom. What would my subjects do without me? Jeremy. Avenue, sunscreen does goose crap on the shore. What do you prefer in terms of SPF? Maybe some oxide for your nose aloe for the burn on your shoulders. Larry Year lakeside convenience store Marianne. Whatever strongest! Thanks. Sunscreen fell overboard back off mackinac. Island Felt like a hot dog out there. Whether less days probably steamed your buns. That's one way to put it. Under your umbrella all this talk of sitting. Would be nice for the world to stay still and dark for a minute or two. Came to the right kingdom, what a beer is a is not just a poor man's clove. It yeah, well I. Yes, I'll take a beer. So where'd you start this sailing voyage of yours? I'm guessing Chicago ad you now. You've got city muscles. What the Hell does that name? Jim, muscles slightly over toned and smelling techno music. You probably take spin classes. You're one to talk about muscles that you get winded changing channels woman after my enlarged heart, people around here are way too nice before you steal their car. They ask they can fill up the tank maddening. Nice to have some wit around cheers. Tell me about your trip so far. Started out of Chicago ten days ago. Wins have been good until today was planning to resupply at the shore, but there was no way I could make it. Had to paddle to make it to the shores of your kingdom. Don't need a play by play. Just wondering why you went on this voyage in the first place. Told you charity. Does something like this for charity am my brother Has Schizophrenia? Damn? You really are doing this for mental, health. I'm sorry. Didn't mean to be insensitive. It's IT'S FINE! Had it since he was a teenager. At least that's when he was diagnosed. Been in and out of mental hospitals. Things have been a little rougher since our parents died. A few months ago, he stayed with me and he set my condo on fire. He. Okay He was fine, lost my security deposit. Hardest part was that time it was me who committed him instead of our parents. Might just be the perfect definition of what it means to be an adult. Life finds all kinds of ways to break your heart. Anyway. Couldn't take the guilt so I. bought a boat took sailing lessons. Raise some money an plan, the Strip, I'm impressed been through the ringer and created something good out of it. I'll cheers to that. except I'm not GonNa make it wanted to break eleven days, but the wind quit on me. The way, it looks now be lucky to finish in three weeks if arms hold up from paddling. Well you're welcome to stay at my doc as long as you need thanks. Honored to be your loyal subject. Say if you're not going anywhere on a hike, what wonders dry land has to offer? You hike been known to step over rocks in my day. Share! Fine. The Wind Ain't move and neither am I.. Great Let me just tell my other subjects. That'll will be back in a bit. That you keep them cool. How do you like sand dunes not quite as glamorous as spin class, and there's no techno music, but I think I can handle it. Say hello to the sand dunes of southern Michigan. Definitely good for your gluts. Is that code for you checking out the after my vessel. Down Flat, yourself I see a real cage then likes. Win again stopped trying to get into my pants. Climb up here and take a look. How? It's beautiful. I like to think about the ancient oceans. That were here a billion years ago covering all of this. Look at how the dunes in the lake blend together perfectly same shape. To, forms. Dunes are. Just slower waves. And the Kansas Dacas deep. A billion years ago. None of this was here and a billion years from now it's all going to look completely different. Put things in perspective. I think. In, my mind, it's all about the undulating nature of matter. Now you're showing off. Just plagiarizing from a Netflix documentary and you were doing so well. I almost expected the next signed to be something about romance. Hey. Watch those clouds. Think one of them just moved. An inch might just get your wind yet. Just. Sometimes I look at clouds like those and think that's how my brother's mind works. Out So. There's wind up there in the clouds, and it's different than the wind down here. My brothers wind is different than most. Way His mind works seems a logical because he doesn't have the same wind blowing through them. that's actually really beautiful. But alone for the last week and a half lots of time to think while sailing around chasing wind. Another feeling. Clouds look angry like it's about to rain. Let's run. He really afraid of getting West. You live on a dock, not the rain I'm worried about. All Right. Let's hop into these woods I know a place where we can shelter. Nice gave. You bring all your dates here. I wish not every day that women wash up on my doc. I was hoping he'd have netflix's philosophy to share. No more pontificating for me, although I will say that caves are not unlike those dunes out there here we go there formed by water. In a way, everything is a byproduct of those ancient oceans Larry. You have to watch something else on TV. Maybe when we get back. At you WANNA kill time before then. Got An idea. That was really refreshing. Thanks. I'm a pretty amazing kisser. Event The rain jerk. Right that to. That cave and the sound of the rain. That wasn't already your prime date spot I think it should be. Have to keep an eye out for more. What did you call it? A sail boat how you can call yourself the king of the DOC. I'll never understand. Sorry we can only make out only thing I need to be intimate with right now as a shower. You are dirty girl. Excuse me. I just. You're really filthy from the boat. Sailing and boat stuff not making this better Emma. Let's just pretend you never learn to speak. Oh, even after my speech about the oceans. That might be a little tough because I wanted to tell you something wait. You, feel that feel what wind? It's blowing. Sure, not just an exhaust fan somewhere. Incredible, I could go finish my trip, yeah. It's great, absolutely fantastic news. Don't pout Larry. You knew I wasn't going to stay sure. Of course I knew that. Didn't hope at all that there'd be no wind and you'd end up staying as Queen of the Doc I'll come on sooner. I goes sooner. I can come back to visit. Help me get these water jugs felt. I'm good as I said hoses over there. Larry Come on? You want to leave. Leave no one stopping you. Why are you acting like this? I was only here until the wind picked up a pitstop. I don't a Weatherman to know which way the wind blows. That doesn't make sense I told you I've been training and planning this trip for over a year. We just met today. A whole life out there. I can't just drop it. I know how this goes all right. You'll finish your trip. Get back to the city and you'll forget about this small town. Goofball I'll just be a story. You can laugh about with your friend. This guy who called himself king, the dock and watch too many documentaries. Don't be a jerk. This isn't about you. It's about my brother. It's about me. I'm Never GonNa see you again. Is Arguing seriously picking a fight so if we never see each other again, you can say you were right. Larry Grow Up. It was great to meet you, but with this wind only two days of sailing away from reaching my goal. Then Go. Let's not leave it like this, please. I'm not the one leaving. You are impossible. Look before I go. Can you tell me why you're being such a childish Jackass scared? Okay. Love hasn't exactly worked out for me. Does this look like the body of a married man is exactly what it looks like actually fair point. Do you really think you're the only one who scared? What do you think I did this whole journey? Because I feel like the master of my universe? Newsflash Larry. We're all terrified strangely enough. That's comforting. Listen Marianne. I like you and. I don't want you to. It's like my heart is one of those ancient ocean something that I always had to guess that and theorize about then you show up and I start to see its exact outlines. I know this is cheesy, but it's like you're the water and I'm the dunes. I'm the shoreline I'm the cave. Larry. This last year has been all about my brother. Visiting him in the Psych Ward. I see him wearing those gripper socks think. I'm the one that put him in here. This windless day was a blessing in disguise. The I good thing to happen to me this year. And I'm glad I met you. But I need to finish this. For Him. For me. As should. I'm. Sorry for being spoiled Prince instead of a manly king. Happens to the best of us. Watch documentary about the Royal Family Sometime. I'll added to the Q.. Marianne I need to see you again. I'm selling to Chicago not to hedy two days tops. This wind then I'm going to take a shower for a week. Check into work, and then they'll just steal a car and hang out with you for a weekend. Get Him to fill up the tank before you steal it. I don't think it quite works like that in Chicago. Well there's no use startling then. Let's get you on your way while you still have the wind I. Hope you launch. Thanks Larry. Anti that rope. Our raise the anchor. A truck right no reason to steal a car. Though I do appreciate you becoming a jailbird for me. I did not. In attracts better than you know. Butts, Just getting the hang of it I heard a rumor that the roads go both ways you know might even be home to Chicago. But your kingdom your subjects. They have no idea how much better their lives will be with a queen sitting next to their king. To hear more episodes search meet cute on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.