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Pollock 8 RBIs, Beaty 7 RBIs, Each Slam as Dodgers Bop Brews
"AJ Pollock and Matt Beaty both had monster games is the Dodgers crush the brewer sixteen four Pollock hit two home runs including a grand slam driving in eight runs while BT also had a slam and drove in seven this was the first time in twenty one years that a pair of doctors it slams in the same game with Adrian Beltre in Shawn green doing it back in two thousand BDM Pollock combined for seven of Ellie's eighteen it's making a winner of Julio your reus Alec Bettinger suffered the loss allowing eleven runs over four innings I'm David Shuster
What to Do When You Can't Find God
"Several years ago i read a book by a j swoboda called the dusty ones in it. He shares a story about his from high school whose name was stew. Stew met jesus through his friendship with jay and they quickly became zealous. An excited together. They read the bible. They prayed in front of lockers. And stu felt close to god in those days will soon. Aj lost touch after graduation as often happens in about ten years later they reconnected and that was when aj learned that statue no longer called himself a christian because once he went off to college he stopped feeling the presence of now. I'm not here to debate the reality of stews relationship with god or the validity of his conversion or even the role of feelings as they mix with our faith. But what i do wanna talk about. Is this experience. That many friends of jesus either have gone through are going through or will go through and that is the experience of the loss of the felt presence of god. The truth is we won't always feel god's presence. I know some believers who say they've never really felt god's presence. I don't want that to be true but it is true. The good news is this is nothing new. For generations and generations christians have wandered through the wilderness have walked through. The valley of the shadow have navigated life in the midst of difficulty loss and seemingly impossible circumstances. If you are walking through your own wilderness right now. You are not alone even if you feel alone. Saint john of the cross called his experience of not feeling god's presence a dark night of the soul martin. Luther called it. The scandal of god's hidden nece and barbara brown taylor in her book learning to walk in the dark. She says no. One chooses the dark knight. The dark night descends.
Dodgers' Bellinger has hairline fracture in left leg
"L. a. times the beat writer for the dodgers is reporting the dave roberts said that a recent test showed a hairline fracture in cody. Bellinger's leg and roberts says it's not a day to day thing. He said it's a fractured his left. Fibula show cody is not in the lineup. Obviously today no gavin lex today or aj pollick as well today tonight. Excuse me and this bellinger thing now that the dodgers have a lot of depth right. That guy's an mvp candidate right the last several years for the most part outside of a weird wacky season last year l. i. That is not the news you want to hear of your dodger fan.
The Meaning Of Black Liberation With Raven Majia Williams
"To you. Black liberation means freedom. And i think freedom is a right that we have It's divine god given right and it starts with you know liberating your mind and opening your mind to healing the trauma that is in the subconscious. Mind that a lot of us Unfortunately aren't even aware of so. I know that the ptsd and the post traumatic stress disorder of slavery and everything. That's happened since is a topic that people are able to speak about now. But i think that the important thing to realize with all that is that there is the potential to heal that. And that's something. I think the people who bill black wall street were about forward projection knowing they had just come from incredibly atrocious circumstances of slavery and using that to channel the potential to be free and use their freedom. aj was part of one of the very first pre-born generations of blacks in america and he in that generation were definitely ready to use that freedom to liberate themselves and they did turn a work through prayer and their own meditation and their own self development. I mean these were people who were doing self help work. They knew that they needed to heal from this trauma in order to move forward and they did. And there's so much to learn from the leaders of black wall street in tulsa and black wall. Street's that were all across the nation. I am interested in the
NASCAR Atlanta XFinity Series Recap Allgaier Wins
"Nascar xfinity series race recap from atlanta motor speedway over the weekend martin tricks. Junior was racing in this one. In fact he led the most laps on the day at one hundred and three but a pit road penalty handed the lead over to just an all star who held off tricks for twenty six lap. Run to the checkered flag. I didn't know if i can do anything different. You know. i didn't know if there was any options that i needed to change my line. And katie did a great job of just kind of coaching me through. Just just keep it in your marks. You hit the line year running You're gonna be in great shape and that's what what led to the victory lane and you know it's It's really special. We we've not been in victory lane since we lost audi and you know it's it's been an emotional win probably as much as anything but My wife and daughter here. This is the last one they get to travel to obviously can't go to victory lane but Just just probably guys. We'd great pitstops all day. We make good adjustments all day and ultimately came down to the end where we just We put ourselves in the right spot and ultimately workout for us true x. up second harrison burden was third noah gregson and aj almond dinger rounds out the top five. Some pit road fighting broke out between daniel. Hamrick and noah gregson nascar issued no penalties for the altercation. Point standings look like this. Justin haley is fifth. Aj harrison burton daniel hammered is in second forty six points back of austin syndrich. The series is taking a little break as they head to the short track at martinsville. Next april ninth
Philadelphia Eagles' Darius Slay Meets With New Coach
"Try to keep his posit possible but coming on philly a lot of negative with the carson wentz situation. Doug peterson gone. new head. Coach has a press conference. That is completely botched. I mean it did not go fantastic. Have you talked to the new head coach. Have you gotten a chance to kind of meet. Maybe new coaches. And how do you feel about the season going in. Feel good man. I met with all the coaches have taught man looking forward to seeing what they could bring to the table. Men helping me. Elevate my game than have must elevate as a as a team so You know. I got high hopes man. They come in there with a lot of energy and You know the first thing. I talked to manage managers base say. Football's will be fine and that's what it's all about having fun. It was a good though. Pretty smooth like the way he was way better than his. That's what i was trying to get to your. I didn't wanna come out. I appreciate getting there. Yeah because if i saw that press conference i'd be looking at that. My i got some questions here now. How this guy nice to know that. It's a smooth compensation football being fun less thinking more athlete takeover. That is really good news for
Philadelphia Eagles CB Darius Slay on Matthew Stafford trade to Los Angeles Rams, what to expect from Jalen Hurts
"And all pro a pro bowler the interception leader in the entire. Nfl in the year. Two thousand seventeen now philadelphia. Eagles formerly of the lions ladies and gentlemen dairy slack pickling was good. It was good how you doing man not too shabby. I just sneezed a couple of times. Because i'm allergic to the cable companies over charging people it's unbelievable. What's going on out here. Darius i just saw you i believe you were talking about you. Stafford with the nfl films. He is leaving officially now. We'll get into you by the way i want. You know we do appreciate you coming on. We think you're baller. We'll talk about your life as well. But i would like your thoughts on something. It's happening pretty topical here. Matthew stafford is going to the los angeles rams night. The guy who wore number nine put out a nine minute video via the detroit. Lions which basically was emotional. It was a beautiful watch. Evan fox diehard lions van damme. your. I almost cry me so there was. Yeah yeah me too. I got a little. What if there's a lot of people i think are about to be introduced to matthew stafford. 'cause when your quarterback for the lines are not necessarily on prime time television all the time except for maybe thanksgiving. He's an absolute stud. And i think a lot of people are about to learn that. Do you feel the same way as somebody that was shared a field with him. For what six seven years or whatever in detroit and he got mad they gotta gotta go be unbelievable down man on the la. He's a very talented man. Smart guy he will work hard and He's a great leader. Man lead by example. He approached practice. The right way Like i never seen it. professionals is a long time and he. He's he's the man what is what do you think he's gonna do to that team. And that offense obviously he and mcveigh both guys of alpha personalities. But it seems like stafford. Also is one of the tougher quarterbacks ever to play the game i know he played with. What a broken back. Like what do you. What do you think he does instantly for that office. Up thinking to bring a lot of like know accuracy. Deep ball guy He will carry a team man go he could take any low In low you wanna give him you know. Click gays comeback. Like i said for longest man. Staffer was only missing a great defense in our Around half a great defense. Becky continue to get the ball back when i was at time. Stafford was putting up thirty points. Defense flutie given up thirty points to as well so but guy that got a defender keeping twenty point under seventeen points under yes tap. Wanna put up clear. A thirty points easily. Isn't that something that's pretty interesting is. We're talking to darius like corner for the philadelphia eagles. Now isn't that something interesting to think about in this is coming from a corner. Who's on defense. Is that a thought. Hey if we keep them under twenty points are guys going to be able to get an. Is that a goal going into each game. Hey now greenwich last shutout. We want this but the realistic like. Hey if we keep this under twenty. There's a good chance guy's gonna get that. Is that something that actually goes through your mind yet. Easily may cause you know a you see the work definitely with guys like staffer. Long enough man. He gets hot seagoing man. He's unstoppable star any kind of way Making the easiest Hardest make look easy. And you know that's always a defense go to have a team on the twenty. Most of the guys honestly as a quarterback league wants big status scoreboard up. I'm not going to ask you about the drama. That's been surrounding your team. Because there'd be incredibly unfair to you. You're not involved in that but jalen hurts appears to be the quarterback going into next year for you guys. What did you see. Jalen that makes you think like okay. This guy is going to be our guy. There was moments of greatness out there. I don't think everything was as smooth on offense as out of the ball last year as we would hope. But what do you think like philadelphia. Eagles fan should expect from jalen hurts. That you've seen behind the scenes. It's like hey this is. There's a reason this guy's going to be our guy now because he's a great leader as a young guy came to a chip on her shoulder. honestly man no disrespect carson. But he always felt like that was his spot. You know Causing the great guy but he came into the yoga came into the room into basic on. Take over to the office. You know as Why not disrespect me. Just as in i want to come compete against you to become this guy and i want to be the face at his team. He always had a ball always had drive in that kind of separate a lot of guys that you know. He was kind of just determined. You know is competitive. Why not disrespectfully. It just like mom. Okay to compete. You're the best rocky for the team. That's all were you surprised at all. Were any teammates surprise to see him. Like what's he like that from day one Well we already saw that. He had a lot of swagger about him ignored college. That's what we use as the term. Now as you see a goddess plan college boy he got a lot of sway. You carry yourself the right way and you can see in alabama and he you ever had to take no game bitch at a at a taleban. Dan going over. The numbers being heisman candidate. You know so. He had a lotta drive yet. A lot of a lot of stoudt loves to prove he. He's ready to prove it right now.
Daily - Phoenix XFinity Recap Cindric Wins
"Desert racing over the weekend at phoenix. Raceway xfinity series action. Where austin syndrich totally dominated this race. He led one hundred and nineteen laps on the day and picks up his second win of twenty twenty one so we lost track position there after the after the stage break on the road and we're able to overcome a couple of spots best not enough as restarts played out and then obviously the final stop there. My guy said great job. So i'm trying to like i said before that we gotta stay in a position to be on executing and me for for me to do my job you know. We only have three cents tired of the race. So i knew it was going to be going to be a challenging third stage no matter what throughout of so trying to figure out how to manage that ron and matters that lasts seven tires was was a challenge. But it's it's a good day was executed well on many fronts. And there's definitely some things can tie. Gibbs continues to run strong in the upper series of nascar in second place. In this one brandon brown was third riley herbst and aj almudena rounds up top. Five point standings look like this harrison burn is in fifth and he got ag almundena jeb. Burton daniel hamrick this week's guest on the final weekly is forty-seven points back of leader. Austin syndrich the xfinity series heads to atlanta this coming weekend
A.J. receiving treatment in Atlanta
"News. The Catholic Central League has announced their all Star team and a J. Quetta. Bishop being named to that elite group Quite a suffering a severe spinal cord injury recently being treated at a rehabilitation clinic in Atlanta. I go fund me page has now raised more than $950,000. For ages, Family six or
18 year old Ty Gibbs Wins First Xfinity Race
"Nascar xfinity series road course racing from the infield at daytona over the weekend and all eyes were on road aces austin syndrich and aj almond dinger. They happened to wreck each other early on in this one although cedric remained competitive but it opened the door for joe gibbs his grandson tie gibbs in his very first series start cabs his very first series win after surviving to time restarts and defending series champion charging fast behind him doesn't want big thing is just taking it so mission in trying to store the bank and use it in the race and it was just a great day and the candidate. Everybody else at. And i can't think of any i see my gosh on so tired. Non like losing it. But i'm not sure out this tells me out so watch especially the and my team. You know it's just a great
J.J. Watt is leaving the Houston Texans
"Talk about it real quick here about the current state of the nfl. All right to shawn watson is going to be somebody that's talked about if this is the way the. Nfl becomes with high super caliber superstar quarterbacks wanting out of their russell wilson is somebody you would never think whatever asked to be traded or moved or anything other than go hawks matthew stafford we thought he was potential gonna die on a football field while wearing alliance jersey because he would never ever come out and say hey. This is not for me anymore. Okay i would like to potentially go on and have success somewhere because when legacies are talked about hall of fames or talked about. I just heard what happened. philip rivers. I would like that not to happen to me. But this is not the type of guy i am at all now got. Jj watt not that type guy at all by all accounts. He's going in saying. Get me out of here. That's when it gets interesting because now it's not you know because back in the day they would move somebody is they're labeled a distraction. Let's get out of here. Let's go do whatever now. It's like all of the biggest name players that you would never expect a walter payton man of the year potentially the greatest philanthropic person in the nfl is potentially saying you know what i mean a new landscape. I'm intrigued to see how this continues. How each of these situations gets talked about judge in how many of them actually happened. Because the seahawks without russ stink. The texans were out the shawn watson. Probably gonna stink now without. Jj watt not to jj watt winning. Them games good player. I mean he's a great player. He's gonna play well somewhere else. Wide jason ring. It's like all these teams are are potentially at the mercy of their big name
Seahawks management not happy with Russell Wilson
"Some drama in the streets russell. Wilson's team his personal team of fended his. Nfl team his nfl team is not happy with the russell team or russell. Right now. Allegedly will russell wilson be traded. Is russell wilson. The man that the seattle seahawks won all in on and got rid of everybody else could force his way out of seattle because he doesn't like the way he's being protected his chef came out and said hey. Listen we don't like what's going on on the football field. His promotional manager his marketing manager his agent his strength and conditioning coach his body guru. Everybody that is on the team. Ross what's number three team three. I believe his team three came out and said something. About the way the seattle seahawks have operated entreated the three in team three that was just moments or maybe even an hour or two before. Russell wilson was three was scheduled to go on with dan. Patrick was this a plan by team three to get a little bit of drama contrivances sparked so that maybe they could get russell wilson out of seattle into another city that maybe they feel he'd be able to win a super bowl again at be back in that conversation back in the mvp conversation and all that because that seems a little bit of a combo there. We're going to leak some shit. About how pissed off we are. Then we're gonna have russell wilson by the way chug somebody's celsius me. Die right there.
Petty, No. 11 Alabama hold off South Carolina 81-78
"John petty junior scored twenty points in divine Quinerly added thirteen as eleventh ranked Alabama got past South Carolina eighty one seventy eight he also provided a team high eight rebounds in his first twenty point performance in six games the Gamecocks had a chance to tie it late but they settle for just him and I is two point with two seconds left instead of going for a three AJ Lawson finished with twenty one points and I had fifteen for South Carolina Alabama is sixteen and five overall eleven and one in the SEC after rebounding nicely from Saturday's loss to Missouri I'm Dave Ferrie
Kim Jones on the Making of Air Dior
"It's been a crazy. Eight months herself is being crazy as being busy. Yeah and i've appreciated time at home and being able to have time to myself. Reflect more of john when you were say a lot of time to research the excited about a very eventful few months but today we're here to talk about sneakers. what makes an amazing sneaker. And what makes an amazing sneaker launch air. Dior or shoe which we have right here. It's like the most sought after sneaker in the world right now. yeah. I've been scouring the internet to kind of see what people are saying and how much they cost and you know it's crazy how quickly they've accelerated price. I wanted to start with your own relationship with sneakers because it goes back a long time. This is not a trend. You just jumped on. I mean most people who know me know that i started out working at a company called gimme five whereas college but before that when a student also at school nyc for me was the absolute must have an odd save off and dish. Dishwasher governed by pair of sneakers and people have michael jordan with the heroes and just everyone was wearing sneakers. Me and my friends would chip into bypass to share them and share parents of have jordan. Fives that were on. Discount in place in brighton that we bought a we went and three as on them now. Forty five pounds and we chipped by them and then we take them in terms of obviously make sure no one stood on them and sick have never allowed to go out anywhere teaching them and it was just you. Nuts is the design. It was just like it was a cult thing. It became colton. You know we both got these which the first one of the first has jordan's in the white and gray which is the basis for the ed your and the ideal thing was really dickel t and i've had a contract with nike for quite few years. And then they taught me about being jordan. And as i really love to do with your because they've never done and luxury house with georgian collaborations. I would take italian at you know jordan with the dior factories and really make something special and exciting. And it's really you know it was solid. Where do you want jordan's that was really how it started as bit selfish so before we get into the actual kind of design of the shoe. Because i think there's a lot of thought that goes into that. Of course the jordan one for the uninitiated amongst us. I think sneaker has called it the aj one. Why is that such an important shoe. Silhouette i think is just such design. Classic infamy you does periods in history. Whether it's been shoes. Come out like this on the air. Max ninety five that just speak to people and they speak to a generation of people for me. I didn't have the original pair of these because they a bit too young for them and they really out of my price range and they weren't so easy to get the uk. And then as i started going to japan as i graduated i started collecting fares what i think the first bought seven bucks in a flea market and then to visit a friend where does student and that was kind of to shake shaking. You just they just become infectious shots at me. Now you just love to design it so joining a club. I guess so. When you're thinking about designing a shoe that has to balance effectively three different brands right. Young jordan has its own brand completely new operated separately with its own team. Then there's night key which obviously is like gave birth to the jordan. There's there's three iconic brands so when you're when you're when you're designing a shoe and you have to balance the dna. Three brees was really like we need to netflix. Because that's one of the criterias of deal is significant advance. We knew the letter had to be sourced. We knew we wanted to have the finishings. Made like bag would be made. So you have the edge painting. You have the way that things are hand finished in the sewing. The oblique here is made specific size just the jordan and it scaled per size of georgian. And you have again. You have on the tongue which is a new technique that we developed an inside the leather so units inside which they did have the normal jordan and inside. I have the numbers or these are the ones from the miami share. Whichever forty has them and really making them for people that would appreciate something and understand the croft now in consumption when you talked about fashion. I'm very aware of numbers and craft being important people. I think young people are learning by nets and they won't buy things last longer for me. Doing things like this was something being a limited number of things but it's creates excitement. There were only thirteen. Thousand pairs of shoes made but there's also a whole bunch of other skews in the collection which may be the as much. Yeah i mean. We've mentioned what we michael jordan's wore jay. But he was because he was the coolest guy and it was like he will seats all the time and we were looking at we made of his clothes and then we had to call them present it all to him which was kind of because he sees everything can approves everything jordan. What was that like. I mean he was super lovely. And i get in chicago. We went to do the don't it was like. I was really impressed that he was to be honest. That's the cage stream isn't it. I guess it was. He was just radiant. He's and you want to keep them the stuff so we can keep it and travis was there and he was reading into it so you know promise travis he'd be one of the people have it and it was just it was. It was an appreciation for each other. That was the thing that was nice about. What did you have to see to the powers that via d. or to get them. I mean they've never done nothing like that. I had to piatra use my ceo and we have extremely good relationship. And i was like. I really want to do this. What you think it nina. He's in his twenties and he was thought it was cool idea who grew up here as per say that was pretty easy to do in nyc. Nike was little bit but then they got into. It was his reading managing expectations of everybody in the right
interview With Sana Saeed
"Welcome to abuse congruence. The american muslim experience episode one. Oh wait. I'm sorry you're codes and as usual. I enjoin by. Hey welcome back listeners. Welcome back We this is our first episode of twenty twenty one but it feels like a lots already happened in this very short year or short lived year. So far we've got a lot but here we are on good to be back and get you back with. You are things i guess. All things being equal These k- Have some family members were affected by cove. Unfortunately so bring them Just distracted long. I mean china. Try not to get distracted by polit political stuff and keeping on it super interesting but other than that just getting back in the swing of things in life and that of course keeping the family members who who were in their situation some. Yeah i mean interesting about the political stuff being kind of The least of all adjectives as you describe it but anyway we're super excited to have our guest on the show today and omer if you wanna honored as long as marquess. Absolute son is the is the host in senior producer who has been with. Aj plus since two thousand fourteen hoping. Watch the channel. She's a canadian so most of her life in the us and is interested in politics. Religion culture end She works to stay out arguments on twitter as she has a background in media critique and analysis in has had worked in appear in the new york times the la times courts the guardian salon. And of course aj so. Hey thanks so much for having me happy to be here. Yeah it's great and so you. Avoid twitter fights that that that defeats the whole purpose of revenue on this show. I mean usually told us that when we were booking. I'm i'm jay. Try to successful at avoiding twitter fights. That's right. I'm relatively new to twitter and I've unfortunately gone up on the deep end and But which is some of the stuff. I'd love to talk to you about as someone who obviously studies media is involved in media and I i i'm sure as social media being a part of that so But yeah i guess before. We get into that meteors stuff on not to say that Will be what i do want to start off with is not me but i'd love to kind of talk about your background in as we like to call it the origin story. So tell us about says aids origin story and We we'd love to hear that. I know that you did spend some time in the bay area. So i'm i know that's where our paths crossed on. However i know there's so much more to the story we love to hear that and you could start way back as a as you'd like sure yeah So i was actually born in pakistan. I was born in lahore and My family background is kashmiri And we're lake whereas a lot of kashmir's inbox on her infant job as well. We're like the pajama fight. Kashmiri's but like my family is extreme has actually retained a lot of kashmiri customs and identity. It's been that's always been really interesting. The way we kind of have balanced those two identities very strongly And like my family also emigrated from kashmir basically at like a little bit before and during the the petition. Yeah during the partition. So yeah i was born in exxon. And when i was about like four or five months old. My parents My dad had already moved at that point. He had moved to the united states. Kind of like take the family business there And my mom. And i filed suit and in nineteen eighty eighty seventy eight. We were in In new york. So when i was in new yorker basically up until the end of ninety nine early two thousand so grew up in initially flushing queens and then eventually to Moved onto a long island. Washington long island which is where i grew up And your basic so. We have citizenship. The only person in my family who has us citizenship is actually my brother. Since he was born there so we then applied for canadian citizenship and ended up in canada and moved to vancouver. I was there for up until i had to go to college then. I moved to montreal. I went to mcgill where i did. I from my undergrad. I studied political science in italy studies. And then i continued on ethicon decided. I'm like don't wanna do law school. Do i want do grad school. I ended up applying to only one loss one one grad school and because my french fluency at that point was not that great. I ended up not getting into the mcgill law school because they do require french fluency so I went to grad school. And i did islamic studies and that was To be honest it was the greatest blessing and it was the greatest blessing. Not because oh you know. You're studying islam except it was a blessing because Doing that masters program really kind of set the stage for i would say my approach to
Video shows Tacoma officer drive into crowd, injuring at least 1
"An investigation has been launched in tacoma washington after video posted online shows a police cruiser striking a group of pedestrians. Wosner saying they were getting calls for possibility of street racing. They say there were folks doing doughnuts around the area but now what officers are saying is a crowd of people circled around one of the cop cars who were telling folks to get out of the area reporter. Aj janna vel with fox. Q thirteen news. Two people were reportedly taken to the hospital. One of them is said to have been released. The police department has turned the over to the pierce county force investigation
Since pandemic began, 800 Georgia National Guardsmen have tested positive for COVID-19
"Since the pandemic began. Son 800 Georgia guard members have come back positive for covert 19, and that's just since the summer. That's when they were deployed to the front lines of the pandemic to help battle the spread in nursing homes and long term care facilities. Others came in close contact with crowds while aiding security at the time of the racial justice protests. The AJ C says the number of Georgia cases comprises about 6% of guard troops who tested positive across the nation. Guardsmen will be back at work come Monday when state lawmakers begin their new session at the Gold Dome. Rob Stadler GNN News, by the way, this situation, not getting any
A.J. Hartleys Fantasy Thriller Impervious Turns a Normal School Day Upside Down
"Listeners Welcome to this edition. Schaller's podcast is actually our guest house tradition. The first that we've done we're going to be doing in two thousand and twenty one. We're really excited about this We were having guest host Come all these are authors. Who have appeared the podcast in the past and her also supporters of the podcast. To who have a lot to add our guest. Today is kathy. pickens She appeared on the podcast to talk about And reading discuss her true crime. Books She has been under different names. A lawyer a business professor at university provost clog dancing coach. Church organist choir director and a typist Very variety she. She's award-winning writer. For mystery series but her most recent work is create your own crater processed A six step guide developing your individual creativity. A roadmap tested enthusiastically northbound hundreds of workshop participants. From those who already define themselves as creative to those who didn't get an opportunity classes she taught on that and i've got her book and i. I recommend that to you listeners. But let me tell you to who. She is going to be interviewed today. This is part of our author. Conversation were cited to have aj hartley also writing as an heart and He's the best selling author of twenty three novels for adults and the younger raider spanning multiple genres notably mystery thriller fantasy and science fiction and today They're going to be talking about his. Most recent book impervious a fantasy thriller about a young girl. Who's normal day at school is up ended propelling her into unfamiliar world of magic musters endanger and forcing her to try to save herself and her friends So with that. I'm going to turn the audience steering wheel over to kathy. Pickens and cathy Take it away. thanks landis. I'm really excited to talk about this book impervious today. Aj this is an unusual book for you buy. Your books are unusual agenor away. I really like how you have Visited lots of different genres in age groups. One of the reader reviews online for impervious said it really needs lag a young adult urban fantasy until it doesn't and i thought okay. That's a pretty good description for unusual book sing. S lewis in one of his essays in the book on stories said that story start for him with an image started for him with a new image Said often that Contains emotion that prompts the writer. So did this book start for you with an image or images or emotions and created that initial spark. Take this book. Well it it's complicated and this is an unusual book for me. as you know And it actually began a number of years ago at least as a the germ of an idea and it was something that grew out of books that i read years ago A particularly a novel pincher martin. By william golding. I don't know that book which i read. I don't know thirty years ago more forty years ago probably and it's a story in which you'll forced to reconsider the entire narrative when you get to the end of the book right where a world that you thought was real turns out to be in some ways not and this had always seemed to me a fascinating compelling kind of idea for a story and i've always loved seeing those those kinds of narratives not just in books piddles who in tv shows and movies Something that you think real you gradually realize is in some ways Some sort of delusion or constructive of either the narrator or character and. I had been thinking about this in the context of writing a school shooting novel and kicking around this idea in very vague general terms and and never quite figuring out how i wanted to do it and then A little over a year ago as you know I was involved in a school shooting at unc charlotte and that changed the narrative. The project that had been sort of on the back burner that had existed as a vague outline that revisited. A couple of times. The story that i wanted to tell became something quite different but it also became a story that i felt. I had to tell partly. Because i felt sort of trapped by the experience that had
"aj" Discussed on Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe
"I get a personal personal preference. Awesome and somebody else wanted to know because you were doing a little bit of country in the nashville thing. What's your next plan for solo stuff. So i kicked out. I kicked the country to curb It so here's the thing about country that i've learned is that you really need to embed yourself in nashville. You need to literally be eat. Breathe sleep shit nashville. They're very very close to the chest there when the pandemic hit it pushed everything back for me. I was almost done with my album and then to have to go back and start all over again. It just i was like you know what i just don't i can't so they didn't tell you this before. You wanted to go country. No they did but also that country country music moves very very slowly like one single could take up to two years before it becomes a smash literally. So what is this stuff you have now like. What does what john or does that fall under. Because it's really really good. Well look it's anything. I do is going to be pop no matter what but it's more it's like big band funk solo at it's you it's unique in its own world. So they're actually. I finally finished since my schedule with. Dancing didn't really permit me to finish recording. Now i had the time. I ended up going yesterday actually and i finished the first single. So it'll have to send it to me please. Thanks yes it'll be mad bastard soon and then we're putting it out Hopefully before christmas. That's amazing. i'll be so cited for that. You are here. he is your day. Jason hard trason the cleaning through at the front door which opened down door jason. Just tell them there at the door right now. You have no pants on there at the door right now. He's a wildlife club. Yes i'm like. If i was still on the show i'd be like i can't get len's podcast. Thanks susan i do. They just make it work. I'm like this like keep. It got worse dotted do it. I was like you know if we eliminated or if at the end. We're going to hit like depression right. 'cause it's like even now i'm not feeling it as much as we wrap but like i don't know if you felt it all yet. Aj but like tell you is going to be like. I don't have to do this do that. But you're always busy so maybe that won't happen to know it did. It did hit me a couple of days ago. But like i saw it was gonna be really hard to transition back to getting up at seven. Am and getting back into my normal routine and it like it was like literally falling off a log like it just. It just happened the first two days after tuesday and wednesday. I slept the best. I've slept i that i just did that last night. By the way. I pulled an all nighter on tuesday night like no felt. Sorry for softening the l. Out of that. John man.
"aj" Discussed on Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe
"I still get messages today from people and how it's affected them and how it's changed their life and how it's made them want to come out of their shell. That's that's that's exactly why you do. This show is people know you. I mean so many people that. Listen to this podcast. Watch but for those. Who don't don't know what you're talking about. Talk about your rumba. And that whole experience because i thought that was just your performance. Both of you. The choreography everything was so incredible and it was actually probably one of my favorite dances of the whole season. Thanks yeah it was really really really great. So i want you didn't have enough rumba content that i know i. But you're but you're absolutely right caitlyn. We did that. Like look at the end of the day cheryl had two options. We could've gone contemporary or we could have gone rumba. We went rumba. And the problem. Is she would. She had explained to me as to it. Takes years learn how to put both the emotion and the rumba dance coach. Walks for two years before even giving me choreography. Just walk just walking. So i know in my heart and my gut as i as i know cheryl does we made the right decision calling rumba but but really making it a story and could name all the steps we put in there that where rumble. But i won't i saw them. All i saw by opening cucaracha as we had a fan had an almanac like we did. Maybe it wasn't like you know obvious but we have to make it lately. Thing emotion was so important especially when talking about the story as really hard to tell a story in a rumba when you're worried about the technique like there was a fine line right and so therefore i chose the emotion. 'cause i was like what it like. Either i felt that like it. And that's what i really liked about that dance was you. You both share the similar story of going through dingy in your both sober. You both the story in about your strengthen certain things in and everything down to the lighting in the caution. The choreography like everybody really felt that. And like you said you're still getting messages to this day. i'm cheryl. you are two of just how much that helped them. You're like i was a rumba and we did it. When those messages must make you just like totally brawl worth it and especially after doing the show for twenty seasons. I'm just like for me. This was the first time. I think i've ever really opened up As far as you know normally it's not really about us right. It's always better celebrity and the fact that the show even wanted to add like a couple of nights for me about my experience. That was a really special moment and You know i normally. I would just talk about celebrity. And i would make just about him but the fact that we shared this beautiful moment together is something that will take with me forever for sure. Absolutely yeah. I think that's been really important. That is set on your podcast that you use your platforms and talk about that in cheryl. I saw the other day talking about body on shivaji and body image. And i love to hear that from you as a dancer because my dogs are going to get this on. Love your dogs burgers right. Yeah they're going. Of course jason. Are you here time. Coming in and out okay. What you're talking about body image has to be especially as dancer growing up. I think i could relate to that. Just because i was always in front of mir. You're always around other girls. You're always comparing bodies you're always being told what your body should look like as a dancer and and aj for you. It's like you already going out there. Vulnerable as just yourself dancing. You know like when yes. you're performer..
"aj" Discussed on Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe
"Vine. I'm your host kaitlyn bristowe. You may know today's guests for a variety of reasons. I mean backstreet. Boys ring a bell for you. Had to ring a bell for cheryl this year and what about the first female pro to actually take home a mere ball yes. I'm talking about the couple who competed along with me. This season an absolutely killed it. It's agent cheryl burke. They host pretty messed up podcast. It's actually really great. Podcast that you need to listen to. If you're not already we get into all things dancing. With the stars their biggest challenges we talk about body images as a dancer and also as a male performer. Aj talks to us about spanks. And what's next for his music career fingers crossed for a christmas album. It's just an overall great conversation so please enjoy today's podcast. Oh my gosh okay. Well great start. I feel like this is so typical for me anyway. So i hope it is for you guys to because when i jumped on your podcast. It was like so professional here. We go in intro in with me. I'm like occupies reported audio to just in case i don't have going over here but we also have like thirty people on at one time. Just show guys. Do we have trouble troubleshooter. That's amazing i'm will. Thank you passing testing much. Yes testing weakened year. You can you hear us. Zero one. two testes one. To exactly best testicles Testicles testy testicles bake your source for being on the pot you buy started your own podcast which i was just on which is a very i loved you. Guys were very vulnerable and raw and real also. Funny in great and i really enjoyed being on it. It's called pretty messed up. How do this podcast come about what we love having you first of all and craziest story right. Aj so we all four dancing with the stars. because. Amy sugarman from iheart. Was like okay. We're gonna do our own podcasts. Like i was to podcasts..
"aj" Discussed on LadyGang
"Did you miss me girls. Let's you every day age I don't have an introduction prepared for you, but I'll just say this Aj is our favorite lady and guest of all time. We just highlighted our entire five years as lady gang, and the only mention that was given our backstreet boys concert moment of net twenty nineteen before the world went to Hell but twenty, twenty own. Enslaved. By one thing, which is ages on dancing with the stars and he's crushing and we're so happy for him. We get to see him in all kinds of sparkly outfits not shirtless yet but that's okay. Qazi safe this week we're going to get a sexual Rumba soon. Please welcome back to lady AJ Ladies Yes. I'm actually working on the Samba right now. WHO Long hit back action law sexy sexy time. It's GonNa. Be. It's GonNa be a really fun. I'm really hoping. I she share on. Both are really hoping that this is our breakout dance that we we finally got a couple nines in this score but. Out Up to me while, yes, it is up to me actually I. I guess I just have to do my. Part the I'm having Aj with you competing the season is there's not enough of your personal best steps in the choreography. That's why like Shera. What the Click? There's not a hip thrust to be found look between the SAMBA. Yeah and what I know of the Rumba there will be more of the kind of sexual intimate. Yes. Powerless. Powerless because what have Your life when we saw in Las Vegas at the Baxter boys residency, you would throw like a a frontal thrust and it hit us and we were like in the seventeenth row and what America needs. Aj we're. Still talking about what your hip thrusts have done to me and Kelsey, and it is almost spent a year. Yes. We're still feeling like the roles people, nece of the hip throw has something to myself. Then I obviously I I've still got it apparently. Oh Yeah. So how has it been so far because? We are friends with a lot of people this season. So it's been very difficult because we know Caitlin we have we know Chris showing no Jesse who just got kicked off which I was not expecting but like how has it been has been what you thought it would be you know what it's. It's been interesting. All say that. You know when I talk to nick eight nine weeks ago when we started the preliminary rehearsals before night, you know I asked Nick I said, can you give me some advice? He's like you just gotTa Kinda go with it row I mean there's really no more I could tell you because every pro teaches different every pro is different. The one thing I will say that's been the biggest challenge for me is and you know Sheryl would I guarantee you would also agree is a lot of the female contestants. The female celebs have male pro dancers, those guys they know how to lead. They know what doing I've never had to lead a woman in my life even at my wedding it was like. Oh. Yeah of course. It was. But. My wife and I I was like an eighth grade ditch just step touch step touch awkward awkward right so you know that's been the biggest challenge for me. This entire time is just keeping a frame keeping a strong frame and being able to Kinda manhandle Cheryl in a leading in a leading man kind of way and but I will say the self exploration inside of this whole process has been amazing. I've learned so much more about myself. I've got over ten sober now and. It's just been. It's just been a whole new. Way of thinking for me now, everything like the thought of a drink or a drug is not even a thought anymore like I there's literally no no rhyme or reason no good excuse I'm in the best shape of my life. I. Literally Still Losing Weight. Cheryl's not so happy about that because I'm like wasting away and she's like now I look like this. I'm like, Oh God I'm literally eating. Probably about sixty percent of my diet is good and the other forty percents. All Shit but. You got to be at least burning two, thousand, five, hundred calories every. Single Day right so. I like the selfish exploration part of it and I think it's really cool that you and share all. She told me like if I go back to the stars I gotTA HAVE AJ? Were kindred spirits, and then you guys started the podcast, which is you know it's really really cool. For you to come together and be able to like even dive more into that. But you're very busy guy, and like at some point you know the world is going to open up and you're going to be touring the world podcast is is going to be really really hard. But what drew you to like wanting to start a show? So. It's an interesting story, the lawn and short of it is. My Mentor for Twenty years and my best friend Renee Lozano who's also one of the CO hosts on pretty messed up. You know him and I had reached out to Iheart to do a podcast. Called Circle the wagons, which is what my My. Every day as zoom meeting that I've done the last ten months we literally do it everyday at four, thirty and. The phrase circle the wagons is kind of referring to back in the old West. When a threat was coming all of the carriages would. Circle up. As like a barrier to protect the women and children so. Circle, the wagons represents us in recovery always trying to always protect each other. So that was the initial idea, and then Cheryl at the same time was also working on doing her own podcast. So shortly after the show got started and Iheart found out that Cheryl and I were partners a they were like this is freaking genius. Let's get all three of you together and went back and forth with different titles and all three of us me look everybody's pretty messed up in their own way it doesn't matter who you are. It's all a matter of, did you come out the other side and how do you get there and it's different for everybody and this whole podcast is just about experienced strengthen. Hope talking about recovery talking about whatever. But just living life on life terms you know because everybody's worst critic is themselves. Everybody's always in their head, and if you let this voice run your life your. You've gotta follow your heart and just put one foot in front of the other, and that's that's how I've been doing everything. That's how Cheryl does her life nuts, how renita his life. So why love this and then I also wanNA bring this up. So you know the other day. Thank you so much for the cute video for our hundred million party which. Girls loved seeing. It was so sweet and when I had reached out to you guys, you literally were like, I'm sorry I just had a huge breakdown like I'm just having a day and so even though you're having a day of positivity today, I know that the south exploration and especially being on dancing the stars like it does it really frigging hard it really breaks people. Think has been the part that's broken you and made you think have a hard time I think for me. It was me at the end of the day. You know, I The one thing Cheryl has always asked me to do is to embrace the process. And for me to separate what I've known for thirty years coming into something I know nothing about. And trusting someone that I don't really know and learning learning dances I've never done in my life. It's a difficult process to just let go. So when I fight the process and I fight Cheryl's teaching style because of what I'm used to I'm getting in my way then I get stressed out then I get overwhelmed then I get in my head then I, think Oh crap I'm not GonNa do good. Oh, my scores Oh this I mean look coming into this whole thing the pressure was already put on me. Yeah. Yeah for sure one hundred. But see like even that that was said to me like before we started rehearsals that was said to me and interviews beforehand that was said by production Aj, you're a front runner. It's like, why would you say that to me before I even start rehearsal? Right from the first day of Hersal I had this preconceived idea of pressure that outside people put on not intentionally I took on and I- manifested it. This entire time up until last week when.
"aj" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE
"I wanNA. Do Asia is really focus on today's topic, which is going to be all about how to pivots in persevered, and these are two things that have never never been more important than this post cove in one thousand. Thousand Nine hundred world that we live in for sure there's a lot of pivoting going on. There's a lot of persevering going on and guess what fire nation if you are falling short and either of those categories, you are gonNA struggle, but if you are just thriving in both of those, then you can be thriving as well so less with your background AJ. Who the heck are you? Where are you from? And then what? The heck got you here to this point today? Man. I'm actually from born and raised from Philadelphia Pa. Living in Maryland and I kind of started my entrepreneurial journey back in two thousand seventeen <hes> when I started going full time on developing <hes>, the social media at that I'm now pushing. Right now called Clara. And what club really does is just help. You feel more connected to your surrounding community by providing our users with a way to connect with locals in the area and discover things to do in their community as well, so let's maybe talk quickly about club, because I am curious like how you initially came up with this idea like I love talking about the Aha moment like that poor in like why that happened for you and then also sure just like one or two. You think are kind of cool case. Studies of people that are used Clovis excessively for one was actually sitting in the king of Prussia Mall. Near Philadelphia, it's it's massive mall and I was in the food court, and I was just people watching day, and it was around the time back in two thousand fourteen, when instagram started kind of picking up traction and twitter. We had snapchat as well and I was thinking to myself. Why couldn't I why can't I I guess? Hone in on a specific location and connect with people in that same location as me almost like a hyper local platform, so that's kind of how I thought of that idea of. Like. I want to connect with people that are in this mall right now. Correct correct and I was like you know this could be a great way. You know if I'm in college to meet New People at a party. That might be super crowded <hes> it could be used at a networking event or even at a sports game, <hes> just just to connect with people in that same location that you're currently that that was the goal. Is this for businesses to? Because like what kind of POPs into? My mind is like I'm walking into King. King of Prussia Mall and I get an alert on my phone, says hey, not sure if you're hungry if you are for the next ten minutes, we're going to have fifty percent off. Pretzels over at pretzels are us in like I would just be like well. I wasn't actually that hungry. Until you just kind of maybe think of Pretzel in my mouth so here off I go. Is that like one of those things that could happen? Man So these businesses can create a location based <hes> announcements or promotion so to speak so when users. Don't into that specific location where their promotion is located in. They're going to collect it, which means that you know if you did walk in through that King of Prussia. Mall Front door. You collect every promotion that that business in that King of Prussia. Mall's currently promoting. So you know we offer that that I guess easy transition to discover discovering things to do in your surrounding area and active promotions in your surrounding. Surrounding area from from local businesses located around you and the one thing that POPs up in my mind is kind of like a potential user is at what point is overwhelmed like walking into a mall and there's a hundred and twenty four stores and get one hundred twenty four promotions like a one point. Is that just become like spam mail that we all get our inbox? That is a great point, we actually. Actually plan on fixing this issue as we start to grow, and we're GONNA limit the amount of promotions or announcements in specific location, so it's going to be super exclusive. Obviously we would. We would have to charge these businesses more, but as of now we're just trying to get businesses inside and and willing to promote
"aj" Discussed on Ponderings from the Perch
"See that objectively where we're so subjective, and even when we wish to impart the reason why we purchase something or how we went about researching what we were going to purchase. All of those paths to purchase are are completely different. When you get to observe them than when someone self reports them so I think that's an age old conundrum that people have been dealing with and I like the approach that disco is taken to it. Let let's verify. Let's not only verify, but let's let's walk them through the journey. Let's see. Let's let them show their work I guess. It's great. know we do have the effectiveness P so we can see the full path to purchase, and it's really cool to see that you know to get behind some of those you know. Traditionally you know stonewalled of areas of data on on ECOMMERCE and what have you so? It's just definitely been really It was really exciting because I. think that we don't do everything but what? We do really good at it and so. So to have that level of focus is really important, and it's you know comes from the top. We have great leadership, and so the ideas that were making these decisions, and we're really just trying to be aware of that. You know having a good experience for our our panelists, right? I think a lot of folks forget if you don't take surveys, there's a lot of people that don't have jobs and so I think it's really. Respectful of their of their experience as well, and that's what that's one of the things that we're focused on I. Love it well. We want to talk a little bit more about sales, and that's a great segue into the real. The bulk of what we want to talk about why I asked you to comment on the show Aj referred to me as a couple of A couple of fan favorites. When I said Hey. Who should I talk to about selling an especially selling in a difficult time, and we've obviously been experience experiencing this global pandemic and a lot of sales..
"aj" Discussed on Busted Open
"Counter productive from the standpoint that you said that that's not gonNA happen in his. So what's the fix on that? Just slow down rampant up address. It don't address. What do you think the approach should be with that? You know a man. I think that the trade in the person going there permanently is the answer it is that I wish they would have been able to do more with it. Yeah you got a thousand you WanNa make a move and get another veteran guy over there to health care to load. Then the gimmick baby give it away give it away or was for the world's strongest man there Margaret Henry Baby so author our with chocolate mixed together that would be a very weird Kabul the accident. I feel weird would really throw me off so we talk about. Aj Styles mark talk about the match last night which I some people were saying was better than the Wrestlemainia match enlisted. It's it's definitely not wrestle. Kingdom right it's definitely not Japan. We haven't got anything close to that match the wwe but she'd say DoCoMo myrrha at AJ styles going to battle on smackdown last night. In what was I don't know how you ranked a match in terms of their. Wwe matches mark. I'm curious to get your thoughts but I loved the match last night on smackdown. It was a great match. Was it better than the WRESTLEMAINIA match? I don't know if I'm going to go that far. But it was a damn fine television match from since gay. Aj Styles last night on smackdown Ramin. I never ceases to amaze me win. Aj styles gifts in the ring with anybody but yeah he's got so much history with them going out is like just for rat and apart just going for the rat. Don't ask where you going. Just just enjoy the damn ride and Hard for me and we're going to talk about in this show. Our best shows that a week and brother is going to be. This is the hardest week in a long time. Where stuff was so bounced in all all four shows. All four shows. Were good. This week. It's turned had had elements tune. That were man. You should be number one but as we both know. There's only one number one true if you ain't I your last month. That's right that's right. So what do you think about the masjid self? How would you rank it with when compared to the match at Wrestlemainia between knock in styles? This was this was I mean for me. I think a little bit better for the standpoint. When you're in mania you're expecting those type of matches like we were expecting styles and knock a murder to have a great match at mania and I guess the same can be said about it icy titled Journey During Pandemic. You know when these two meet you expected a good match? We got a good slash great between. Aj Knock. Was this the best match seen from them in. Wwe. I think that for the stage that it was on. It was the best. But when you go to mania I mean. There's nothing better than that I mean. It's like magic man like you walking around on a cloud all day. You're comparing your wrestling life to one day. When when you get the Wrestlemainia you'd think about your whole entire career leading to that. That point and attained compare but man them as last night.
"aj" Discussed on Meditative Story
"We've reached the end of Aj's story in just a moment. Okay D- through closing meditation. First though I want to again thank salesforce with `support they believe the business of business is to improve the state of the world. We believe this to their sponsorship of Meditative story is part of sales forces commitment to highlighting stories that shape valley's crate the cultures and help us make sense of the world or Tilak about. Aj Story is at the moment everything changes for him is when when he releases the pressure. Instead of being super tight around you let go of the idea of hoping this mythical hype important personality and treats her dislike anyone else so in our short meditation together. That's what we're going to emphasize releasing tension and seeing even the most intimidating people. It's just that people a good trick for releasing tension the kind. Aj fout is to pay more attention to our out breath over the in breath. So that's what we're going to start with with is open or closed. Try placing as much attention as you can on the sensations of breathing as they are right now letting your awareness settle on the relatively subtle movements of your body eighty as the breath comes in and out the easiest place to do. This is by paying close attention to the feeling of the breath in the belly. And if you need some help you can place your hand there on your belly. Amplifying the sensations by feeding them in your hand this is simple. Mindfulness being aware of sensations while they happen. And we're GONNA make it more more interesting by exploring the differences between the in breath and the APP Rep. Can you feel that. Can you feel actually quite different. The experience of meeting in is that breathing out breathing in breathing out inspiration operation expiration. In out whatever your breath is like not trying to change it in any way just knowing it just being interested in it now can be even more curious and notice what the moment taste like when the in breath becomes the F.. Notice the transition point a moment of fullness a moment correct. He might feel quite tense a moment which needs release and The release that comes with the rapper. Pay Particular attention to that moment and to how the out breath is naturally all about release all about letting go pressure body's natural relaxant so this is a great trick to remember whenever you need to puncture some tension emphasizing sizing the out breath over the Inbev not too bothered about the in but making the out the most important thing and in the doing emphasizing release.
"aj" Discussed on Meditative Story
"The producers and I go over my answers again. There's concern about one of my fun. Facts the one about uh how Coca Cola used to contain cocaine. The lawyer doesn't love that one. One of the other facts has stood with cars. I ask should I make reference reference to you. Get a car and you get a car. The producer says now. In retrospect that was a good call. There's a closed circuit. TV TV in the Green Room. And I watch oprah come on stage and introduced. Today's topic to her audience her very adoring audience. They applaud at the the end of almost every sentence she says. Will they be kind to me. Then I noticed Oprah isn't in quite as jolly mood as her audience when the cameras aren't rolling Oprah is all business. There's a glitch in the teleprompter. Let's get this fix. Six people. Come on she says we have a full day. I realized she didn't become the most powerful woman on Earth. By being a pushover. I retreat into the green rooms bathroom. Close the door and say my lines until the mirror. Aj Aj here one of the producers calling with amid of panic in the voice choice. My segment is next during a commercial break the producer escorts me down a hallway and onto the stage. The segment Sigmund is about to start. I sit back in the black leather chair. I feel the hot lights I sent. The audiences is on me me but I don't turn my head hoping tune them out in the chair facing me is Oprah Winfrey She's wearing a white sweater. A Brown plant skirt Anthony High Beige boots which she earlier told the audience where highly uncomfortable uncomfortable. My mouth is as dry as the Atacama desert in Peru annual rainfall less than a millimeter. Oh looks at me she can tell. I'm anxious you got this. She says which is a lovely generous thing to say. Hi and which only makes me more nervous since I don't want to let her down or annoy her. And we're live OPRAH OPRAH INTRODUCES ME and starts in on the burning questions what is best. She says it's everything but the kitchen sink. I say it's got got bits of clothing and plant matter and insect parts and lots of human skin. Humans shed one pound. If he's a year okay says Okra. It was a flat. Okay not an enthusiastic. Who Okay it was an okay that translated to that's fairly interesting I answer a couple of other questions like where does fat go when you Lose Weight You breathe and pee it out. I'm trying aim to keep the energy up as instructed but I'm also on autopilot. I'm seeing the lines. I've said so many times before we cut to commercial. I do a self assessment. How's it going? Well it's going okay. I haven't embarrassed myself. But I haven't hit a home run by any any means Oprah and I haven't bonded. She seems aloof distracted Unin gauged. There's no hugging Oat bran. I sit awkwardly on stage Oprah looking off into the distance. She's humming pop up above Baba Baba Papa Mate. She's humming humming at that moment. I decided to do something bold and terrifying before I tell you what it is. I need to back up for a second to give you the context at the start of the show. Oprah invited the audience to ask burning questions about Oprah herself the most memorable question was Oprah Oprah. Do you ever far during the show and Oprah applied let yes she sometimes does fart during the shell and when she does breath sheahomes attuned to cover it up. She sings a little song. So they're oprah is in front of me during the commercial break. Humming distractedly tiddly. It is the perfect setup. Should I do it. I look at Oprah and I waive my hand in front of my nose as as if to clear away and odor roof Oprah. I say.
"aj" Discussed on A's Plus
"I'm Joe Garagiola from. It's all political. I'm trying to interview every Democrat running for president but that would take years. That's okay. We have a ton of great stuff to talk about. Listen wherever you get your podcast because it's all political hello and welcome to as plus the San Francisco Cisco Chronicles podcast on the Oakland A.'s and Major League Baseball. I'm your host chronicle as beat writer. Susan's lesser and today we welcome. Ha puck the as rookie left tender. He'll tell us what it's like finally getting to the big leagues and how he's adjusted to life in the bullpen then David Feldman and I talk about a lot of the a new as additions including Hey seuss Lazardo and the as scheduled down the stretch and a potential tie-break scenario in the event of a three way hi for the wild card all of that next on as plus today on his plus. Our guest is a as lefty. Ha puck up in the major leagues for his first time first of all aj how are things in the major leagues what you expected or has anything surprised you so far yeah you know everything's been great experience and I'm happy you're happy for the opportunity. are you is since you're in relief now and you're you're in the bullpen. are you able to work on anything or you. Just kind of trying to get your work in as much as you can because you've got these little more downtime than you're used to yeah you know you definitely every day. You know you know. Expose your sense. my Tommy John Surgery. I try be as focuses. I can be during catch and work on things. You know you know feel mechanics and everything and make sure everything's working right. How much of an adjustment is it being in the bullpen for you. I mean you've been a star your life yeah you know. I mean just you know when you come up the bullpen. GotTa have have your stuff right away. There's no known anything or two if I was starting like if I'm not feeling that day or something I could figure it out. You know just go to the radio right away. That's about the only difference I think how would you describe grabbed the whole process of coming back from Tommy John Surgery. Obviously it's something nobody ever wants to have to go through. You get hurt during spring training of last year but it. It seemed like you came back in a pretty good time like you. The progression you followed was pretty much what was expected. How is it from your viewpoint. yeah you know it's it's definitely a long long road. you know just he's got to keep in mind. you know that the doctor put something in your arm. That's not supposed to be there and and it takes a while for it to get used to and you know. Just take it slow and there's worry about your gauzy. Rehab at the time. It must've is to bend did did you. How how long did it take before you realized something was wrong was there was something where you felt it right away or we tried to pitch through something that Spring yeah yeah I know something happened gradually over time and you know just kind of like a little discomfort here some days it'd be are then other days. It'd be God knew something was up and just kind of tried holding onto for as long as I could until I thought about just what I could pitch a whole season like this so that's why I spoke says how when you started throwing again. Could you tell right away the difference once you once you were healed that you were back to full strength and kind of that discomfort was completely gone yeah that's probably took a little while since after can start talking about six months and even even their workout you know the little pains and just get used to and destruction and having to get used to your body thrown own again but I started feeling really good about probably say I don't even know let me I finished a couple times. After hitters you know you throw and then be Kinda sore and then but I always had recovered pretty well and UH fourteen months fifteen months is when I was like all right this is I'm sorry feel back to normal a little more free and easy than it happened before the surgery and aw that's great now you obviously had drill cotton. Kinda went through the same processes at the same time as as you and plenty of other pitchers of course have had Tommy John Surgery. It's almost common Tom and at this point was it helpful you kind of going through that with. Terrell and you know a few other guys who knew the whole process yeah definitely now we had a great a group of Guys Don Arizona Raspberry Discount Nice having someone go through the same thing with the you know you don't you don't want that to be the case but Stephanie Nice you know aspirin I hate when you're at this point zero film like this and like all right in cal- relax then obviously you wind up on Rehab the Simon and you work your way back in your Las Vegas. How was how are things for you Las Vegas. What was that. What was your how. How would you say your season went considering. You're coming off a pretty major surgery yeah no the thing is every outing that I had coming back was the know something bill off of like I was his high fell during this games with my pitches redoing these make adjustments or trying to feel it out to try to get back to what would would you feel like now you and seuss's Ardo Sean Murphy. You're kind of a core of kind of like the next group of a sort of top prospects to come up kind of you know a little bit like Chapman Olsen Pinter. Those guys were sort of the the group just ahead of you having all three of you here. You know in a few other guys that are you know sort sir around your draft class. What's that like for you. Get kind of like a few. The future is is now or certainly. It's coming kind of feeling. When you see all of you here yeah you know it's it's great having those guys up here especially Murph House within through to them a lot especially my first full season as always mayhem on and then I got to know this other pretty well during the spring training some Israel was Miss School to see all these guys come up here and you know hopefully we can help contribute team a little push and Susan coming up during a playoff push. What's that like because it's not you're not just coming up and you know the team isn't really playing for anything. There's obviously a lot play for yeah. No it's definitely exciting time to be around here. everyone comes ready to play and ready to go out there and get a win in and you know to help us out wildcard and you know it's just exciting and every day's than group is your roommate at one point right. was he a good remain. I'm angry. Are you a good roommate. How did that go no. I think we're both pretty good. She left us together brisk good thanks AJ AJ. Thanks so much for joining us as bundles are thanks again to AJ PUCK for joining us on as plus we will be back in a moment with David Feldman and felonies as follows.
"aj" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"So AJ a year in advance of his contract coming up, the rollover dates coming up, I gone AJ I've gone to, to his agent, and I said, hey, we'd like to sign them up for another couple years. Here's the offer, and they balked at the offer. We went back and forth a little bit. We came to an agreement on, on kind of a downside guarantee that AJ could live with. When I took that back the feeling was why are we doing this now? I feel that if we can get closer and this was Dixie. I feel we can get closer to the time of AJ's contract that we can get in for less than that. I can't commit that much to him. But here's the deal, if we commit this much to them right now, he can he can make more than that. But he is gonna come for less. He's not gonna stay for less. And this is a good deal for the company and its good deal for AJ. Nj was cool with it. Then I basically had to pull the offer back. It went on time awesome. We gotta get AJ AJ six months away. We need to sign AJ. We'll wait. We'll wait. We'll wait. Well, I was gonna July and is is contract was up. And I guess, Tober whatever that was, and they still didn't have him signed, and in AJ's mind, it became they don't want me, they're not making a serious attempt to keep me. So why should I make any serious attempt to stay? So AJ are talking about it. We did a TV and in Georgia somewhere, and it's just AJ nine addressing room. And I told him yes I j I do. See you in Iraq. Sees the champion of this company. But I don't feel it. I don't feel that you believe you can be champion and man, L styles cut a promo on me. That made me believe the AJ styles. You see right now WWE is the guy that I saw in that dressing room that day he was passionate. He was pissed. He, he believe every word that came out of his mouth and explain to me why he was the best and why he was the only option that I had. And I went holy shit. Now that guy is money. And that's who AJ became and I told him that night, I said, we're gonna make that guy happen, and he was pissed. He was he was pacing during the meeting, but they they dropped the ball. They dropped the ball big time because he was pissed that he felt he'd been ignored. And then after I left, I don't think anybody approached him until it was the very last minute where AJ held all the cards. If we had done it a year in advance, where we both had time and where we have basically come in the middle in agreed. It would have been a different story. Incense. This makes perfect sense for TNA and maybe and others known AJ styles bully Ray for the world title in October bound for glory as a reminder, you know, with his contract, ending and him being champion. This is the exact same storyline that C pocket ran with Vincent man, two years prior in the WWE except here. Sapiens contract is not really renewed. You know, by the time we saw sea puck he had a contract, not the case here with AJ TNA wants to cut AJ's pay allegedly. But over sixty percent it's not gonna be guaranteed. It's gonna be a per appearance deal and obviously that doesn't work for AJ. So he's outta here. He makes his last appearance after the first of the year, he agrees to stay through there and drop it to Magnus. And that ends nearly twelve years of AJ Sol's in TNA. And I think in hindsight, I mean, this might be the beginning of the end for tea and is that fair to say. Look, I, I hope that it's never the end form out that they stay in business hope that they thrive and prosper. But I let me let me clear..
"aj" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!
"Will fall dot com also aj was good kitchen back up with you and a massive luck that will and obviously going to stay in touch over the phone but it was good talking to you and see you on video scope as randy macho man savage we'll video scalpels i appreciate it sir you know just the fact that i'm able to pick your brain about advice about anything whether it's surgery or you know working out or life or whatever it may be like on very grateful that we've been able to stay in touch evan this is fun this is a lot of fun is good catching up also talking with you i appreciate it reshi it's you steve thank you have you checked out the big podcast with shack your podcast one yeah we talk basketball but we're a lot more than just sports magoo throw of ludi shoes how to be the seventh knew everything about me everything sports and love them she says i love your podcast and our but i hate that job listen free to the big podcast with shack exclusively on apple podcasts podcast one dot com and the podcast one app if you love the show share it with a friend and leave us a rating and review a writer but it give it to go home cues wrapup is bott gas and ride off in the sunset before i do that one thank my guest aj curse for joining me on show today it's been a long time since two thousand eleven when tough enough rolled around i've stayed in touch with aj and a couple of those cats and it was great talking aj and catching up with him he's a very bright young man with a very high work ethic i'm looking forward to him rehabbing his knee getting back on track and pursuing the things that he wants it is life is very determined guy he knows what he wants and i suspect that you'll be highly successful from here on out thanks for joining minimum podcasts aj's president talk to you hey man pro and t's dot com forward slash steve austin has all too bro.
"aj" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
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"aj" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show
"Scrap metal goods and services so cute right okay happy about that nerve you with aj hawked the other day it was truly fantastic he's a friend of mine bought to get this interview we decided to go through all the proper canals kennels ainhoa chattels channels but the guy that did do it he did take a he did take a canoe donna canal we went through all of the annals of the internet is connect with him through all the right channels and he's hilarious human aj hawk ladies and gentlemen as requested by the man that is on the phone right now he legendary super bowl champion and football player from columbus ohio ladies and gentlemen aj hawk they do what's up buddy what's up man you're you really are like a radio maverick now i i do a lot of radio series as well we've never they always like to you always like to tease the listeners going into break but i've never really brought a guest on talk for thirty seconds teas that we'll be talking to them on the other side so maybe you're starting something new i don't play by the rules i don't play by the rules you know what i mean a fucking outlaw on this radio thing aj how have you been aj i haven't talked to you in a while since the football season your friend aaron rodgers now dating danika patrick he's putting together a golf team you tackled somebody in a golf tournament you got this mma at night show tuesdays and thursdays six to eight on rush ninety three you do some shit on sirius xm nfl your brotherinlaw still brady quinn you're still handsome as fuck what is your life about what's going on with your life aj.
"aj" Discussed on FunnelHacker Radio
"It's rewarding i create you'd is on us is what i'm trying to say you russell the team it's an amazing kind of community you guys created and what's funny is it reminds me of sizing model because you know you kind of feel like you're not alone you're part of a community theirself their support there's another is resources that you guys are like the mcdonald's of the internet well thank you welcome to the family again congratulations on your success aj's people i'm sure gonna want to get a hold of your reach out to what's the easiest way for them to do that yeah guys if you want to ask me anything about high ticket or or whatever anything in general just hit me up at aj at seven figures sales dot and giving your email out on them podcasts be careful at least these listeners are very active it's not uncommon you'll you'll get some emails for sure so aj i appreciate so much district transparency your willingness to give as much as you do to our community thank you so much wish you all the best and everything and thanks for being on the show today don't one think that means a ton to me is the personal reviews that you guys leave on itunes you wouldn't mind going out rate the show let me know how i'm doing just go to i tunes on the episode and rate it leave a comment i read all the comments i appreciate all the stars and everything already left for me again really appreciate it and it's my way of finding out how i'm doing so if you don't mind i'd really appreciate it and again thank you so much for all these guys do have a great day.
"aj" Discussed on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast
"So now now he's got this moment where he gets a match with aj styles two of the best wrestlers on the planet going one on one at t l c and i think both those guys are going to realize that had something to take advantage of okay so fim valor now has a match where not that many people cared about it before now everybody cares about it where it's a match we've seen before now it has the potential to be the best match certainly on the paper view if not the best match of the year end there is no doubt in my mind the demon finn ballard is going to beat aj styles that way better than beating bray why it i really think that the demon is going to be a j styles and i think he should i think did aj is at a place where he can afford the loss if he loses he'll be able to bounce back and he'll still be the best thing on smack down if not on the whole roster if thin bali loses to aj styles i think a lot of people start to really lose faith infant down i don't think he can do a loss right now uh and and it's a raw payperview you know coming off that payperview on monday we want finn ballard to look strong on raw we'll figure out aj on tuesday you know we did this we we did the the roman reigns and an an bray wyatt substitutes within forty eight hours at will figure we got forty eight hours to figure out aj styles after the payperview that's not going to be a problem we don't even have to mention we don't we can get to smack down and we don't even have to mention the demon match if we don't want to get as a whole separate thing going on over here.
"aj" Discussed on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast
"If you're a wrestler and things like that managed a matter to you buildings usally matter to you only a wwe superstar can wrestled at madison square garden so it's almost like one cheered there it's a reminder of all olea i've made it to wwe in for a guy like aj styles that it is has to be a thing kind of never thought would happen and i think he said he never thought it would happen so the idea that now not only as it happened but he's winning major championships inside of the building at live events is just incredible and you know i like uh i kinda like what they did with it on smack down if you listen to the recap podcast i was under the assumption that and i guess i was thinking to basic the gavin owens would come out and he take title back from aj styles on smack down and then they would uh had into the paper view but it's become much more complex at one point it seemed like the inevitable match for summer slim was gender mahal verses john seena but with battleground only a week away and we know john seen as match is with roux says not aj an age as matches with kevin allen's not john seena it kind of feels like if aj keeps the united states championship a battleground we may see an age a john seen a rematch at summer slim and i'm not against it wouldn't be the craziest thing in the world to see aj versus johnson a one more time at somerset and the brought the house down last year.