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Fast-moving wildfire prompts evacuations in north central Washington
"Hundreds of firefighters are battling a couple of blazes between Mansfield and Oh, Mac. We learn more about that from comas, Carleen Johnson, 254 square miles and several homes cattle. Another livestock have been lost. Tyler Kale's the Fire chief for Douglas County Fire District five, he says that's just the total burn from the Cold Springs fire, which spread across the Columbia River into another fire called the Pearl Hill Fire. 140,000 plus acres there have been scorched along with more homes and livestock. On Monday, when the decision was made to evacuate the chant of Mansfield. The problem was roads out, were mostly impassable roads and were impacted to the point that cleanly town, so the only thing we could do is help people. They had to go to a local school and those who wanted to go to the gymnasium because it was the only place that we had to put those homes in Mansfield were spared. But we're told that in Bridgeport, 15 to 20 homes have burned Carleen Johnson
Final Senate Intelligence Report On 2016 Election Russian Interference Released
"The Senate Intelligence Committee releasing its late Instalment of counterintelligence threats and vulnerabilities. The reporters close ties with former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate constant in Kalim, Nick reports. His clinic was a Russian intelligence officer, Paul Manafort is serving 7.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges. He also was convicted on charges related to his former lobbying efforts. This was uncovered during former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's election interference. And potential coordination with the Trump campaign
Final Senate Intelligence Report On 2016 Election Russian Interference Released
"Three year long Senate Intelligence Committee probe affirms links between the Russian government on the Trump campaign as well as a Kremlin sanctioned breach. That undermined the 2016 election in Trump's favor. NPR's Tim Mak reports of final bipartisan report on Russian election interference is now public. The report outlines former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort CE work with a man named Constantine Kalim Nick, who they identify as a Russian intelligence officer. The Senate Intelligence Committee says that Manafort sought to share secret internal trump campaign information with him briefed Kalim Nick on the campaign's polling data and how they wanted to beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The report also says that the committee obtained evidence that clinic may have been related to the Russian government hack and leak operations targeting the 2016. American election. NPR's to Mack reporting, President Trump maintains He wanted 2016 election fair and square, calling investigations into his campaign's ties with Russia, a democratic and media fueled hoax
How Vivian Kaye Turned Her Hair Care Needs into a Multi-Million Dollar Biz
"K. is a fourteen year veteran entrepreneur who has bootstrapped to companies from the ground up for the last seven years. She has strictly focused on the e-commerce world where she built kinky curly Yacky, which offers textured hair extensions for black women to over one million in annual revenue Vivian has been featured on shop. Expert Academy Series Ted Conferences the way we worked and has been featured and digital publications such as Black Enterprise Magazine and refinery twenty nine Vivian, welcomed being boss. Thank you for having made such a pleasure to be here. Vivian! We've gotten to know you a little bit over the past couple of days. You've popped in on some of our sessions. You've been offering us so much guidance and. Radiance and your smarts and all of the things. So now I'm dying to hear your story like, can you, can we? Let's rewind a little bit and we're GonNa. Get into all of the wisdom that you have to share, but I want to know more about your entrepreneurial journey, so tell us like. Where did it begin? How did you get to where you are now being on Ted and refinery twenty nine this morning i saw on your instagram. You're on somebody's vision board like talk about goals. How did you get there? Honestly I really don't know. Because, it's not like being an entrepreneur was a big thing right, so you know back when I was growing up? Being an entrepreneur was for people who didn't have jobs. And so I kept you know I was always in jobs where the one person department one Person Marketing Department and then you know I was at a job one day and decided to start side hustling. So I started out my first business as a side hustle and then while I was running that side. Hustle I got fired for sorry I got laid off. That's the momentum. Laid off from that job, and then at that point I said. You know what let me just let me just go for it. Just go for it and do whatever I need to do. 'cause I'm young I'm free and I can. I can do whatever I want. And while I was running that business I started running, and then I had started a side hustle with kinky curly Yacky, so it was like I had businesses running at the same time so it wasn't something that I set out to do, but with both businesses I set out to solve my problem. And at the time I didn't realize that that was the best way to start a business. But that's what it was I. set out to start to solve my own problem or to solve a pain point that I saw people were having so so that's how my entrepreneurial journey began. What was the first sight hustle? The first sight has a wedding decorator. So all I would do is go in and decorate people's wedding so instead of being on a an event planner doing you know doing all those little things I focused on one thing and what it was I decided so there's a whole story behind that so I'm one of four girls and I'm the second the number two. So my older one was getting there. My older sister was getting married and she hired a decorator who who sent you decorate the wedding for? Say a thousand dollars right, so she paid her deposit. Everything was good, but two weeks before the wedding she came back and said I need another thousand dollars, but didn't have a reason why. Right so I thought well. Of course, she couldn't have paid for A. She couldn't afford to pay her, so she ended up having to hire different decorator that decorated did a crack tastic job. And so I'm like. Why is it so difficult? Why can't decorators just say that they're going to do X. Y.? And this is what it costs and Bass what they do and keep it simple, so then I thought well. I'm just GONNA I was been into decor and HGTV when TLC used to beat more home decor than reality so I would So I started I decided I wanted to be a wedding decorator I. wanted to create weddings that were simple, but fabulous so I would ask. My bride's like okay, so do you remember the last wedding that you went to? And they would say yes, will do you remember the centerpieces or the decor? Remember. It was pretty I'm like that's what we're going to do. So instead of spending mortgage down payments on decor. Why not create something that is memorable, but affordable and people just remember it was pretty, and that's it so that's what I set out to do. And it was a it was a great success, and this was a business that I started with no prior knowledge like I just figured it out as I was going along. And so I can tell that you're a branding lover at heart because you're like, forget pretty. I want memorable and I think this is going to be a thread that we we've through all of your stories, but before we get to connecting those thoughts. I went to hear more about kinky curly Yucky, so what was? What was the problem that that was solving? And how did well I I'm the worse doing I always do this. I always asked two questions in a row. So question one is more about kinky curly yacky. What problem did that solve? And then I'm really curious to hear a little bit more about how I do think that whenever we have side hustles and day jobs and we're trying on a bunch of different things they all start to. Tie together in some ways like we're always learning lessons from one thing to the next. I'm also really curious to hear. What lessons did you learn from wedding decorating that you're able to take to kinky curly yacky. That's a great question. Okay, so the first question was How can you KEROUAC even started? About problem so the problem was I as I was a wedding decker, and so I'm I. I actually live in Toronto, so it's one of the most Toronto Canada, and it's one of the most diverse cities in the world so I was doing everyone's wedding from you know the Muslims to South Asian to Indian to everyone, everyone's wedding so This is going to be a bit explain if anyone really wants to know the real detailed answer. I could always do that at a later point, but. For Black Women. We have to present. We have to show up in the world in a certain way, which is quote unquote presentable so most a Lotta Times wearing our hair, as it is naturally with kinky curly with kinky hair It's not professional. Why don't go professional? So I wanted something that looks like my hair. But would protect my hair because our hair is not suited to this north. American environment, it's it there's not moisture. It dries out really quickly but anyways I wanted something that looked like my hair and know what asked me where I bought it because I didn't want that whole. Nikki manashe thirty two inches of blonde wig down to my I wanted something that looked presentable. So I searched and searched and searched for something that looks like my hair, and then when I found it I weren't to a meet up. To just like a general networking event, and another black woman came to me and said WHO's your hairdresser? And what is your regimen for keeping your hair like that? And I said girl. This is a wave. And she was like I would buy. And this was in this was in two thousand eleven, so I thought well if she would buy it. And I bought it. There's gotta be at least a dozen. Other women would buy it to now. When I was looking to solve my problem, I saw I saw the gap in the market I. Thought There are no companies just selling kinky hair, but I was already running the successful decor business. I was buying my coach bags. I was going on vacation. I was happy with that, and then I decided then I thought well. You know you know. Weddings have a down sees. It feels like you know what I can't like. Itching the back of my brain, so then I said to myself you know what in the down season of of of Vivian the core I'm going to launch his company and I literally made up the name while I was in the shower like I was like Yankee curly. Jackie, O okay and I bought a domain name, and I launched it in December two thousand twelve, and it immediately took off. Okay so I actually do want to hear the details about the actual hair. You don't mind no worries because okay, so I remember talking to emily in the early days of ALMANAC supply company, which is her business and she was trying to find very specific candle containers to pour her candles into, and we talked about some deep googling like how you just have to search like. Get real good at searching. So how did you well? I guess two questions? Are It was a we've, but it looks natural so I think this goes back to that almost that brandon conversation of like it doesn't have to look quote Unquote Professional. Let's make it memorable like let's just make it bigger. Bigger let's make it more of a statement. which I think is so cool so I guess I have two questions here one. How did you find the natural hair? If there is a gap in the market? How did he find a? We've that had the natural texture and then in that might be getting too much of your secret sauce like you might not have to answer that one, but like how do you? How do you find the materials and then guess my next question is? How did you start to then scale and expound upon that not having any experience in that industry so how? Sold! The key was that I was trying to solve my own problem so What I was doing is I. Would I was doing that deep googling I was in facebook groups I was on hair care black hair care forums. Just you know just. Talking with other people and people of course at that time, a lot of people were sharing okay well. I bought this here I. Bought that there, and so that I would of course make note that, because again at the time I was not looking to start another business I was just looking to solve my own problems, so I wrote. You know I would contact every. Every single factor, every single manufacturer, every single website that said they would do kinky hair, and the once I found the one I was like. Wow, this, actually a pretty decent I would ask them to tweak it a little bit. Just a suit, my needs and they did it and I was like okay and I thought well after the girl confirmed my idea. I decided okay well. Let me see the state. Factory can still do it and I would order the same product under different names and asking to do different things to it, and they would do. So I thought okay. Okay. I'm onto something here. And so that's how that's how I was able to. I guess perfect the product because again. I I like to get high on my own supply, so that's the beauty of the businesses that I M my customer. I know what I'm looking for I know what problems I'm looking to solve I. Know What my pain points would be. And what other black women's pain points would be, and the only person who's able to address that is me. So of course I use that to my advantage You know to tell my brand's story but at the time again I listen, I'm an immigrant. I'm a college dropout and now a single mother. So I had no clue. About all these storytelling and branding mark I had no clue I just thought it was just doing what kind what came naturally to me. So so how I scaled that business well, I think one of the mistakes that a lot of people are making in starting businesses that they don't have an audience for the product that they have and so then what I had done again I inadvertently created an audience by by being on those facebook facebook. Forums a facebook groups that had black hair care forums because I was shining. Just being Vivian online people remembered me. So bad, and the funny thing was what I, when I when the business launched, no one knew it was me I didn't. I wasn't. My face wasn't the base of the brand it was just like here's some products. You guys will love Ed Oh. My Gosh and people bought it, but what happened was. I was facebook group and someone I didn't do. The WHO is on the back end of my website do that. Who has privacy on the back end of my product? Someone in one of the facebook groups created a fake place book profile and posted all my information in those facebook groups. Saying this is the person who owns that brand. So what she meant. To to like to help me to make me fail actually was what turned my like. What is what actually skyrocketed my business? Because once people found out that I was the person behind that brand, they were like well. Shoot I'm going to almost support her because she's this. She's that I remember she's Great. She's awesome, and that's what took off so I realized then that. My brand, my person like why. Is What is going to help me succeed in business. Amen I. Resonate so much with what you're saying and. I have branding agency as well and really focus on personal branding and I i. feel like one a lot of people always tell you you need to identify your customer and what they need, but I always think it really does start with you if you can start with what you need you like, you can trust that. We're not all that different and that if you can just get specific about yourself, you're going to be getting specific about your dream customer. Customer so we are so aligned there and then the fact that I mean it was an unfortunate, and you know really inappropriate way to learn the power of personal branding, but you did learn the power of personal branding, so that is incredibly exciting and I. WE'RE GONNA dig into more about like how you leverage that and who you are, and what you do, and how you bring it into your business and draw boundaries and all of the things but. We do have an attendee question that I. Want to slide in here if we may. I'm in this question is from. Death and I think especially for creatives. Who is you know most of our crowd here then we add like to hear your. Hear your thoughts on this, so here's your question. so Vivienne said she had the hair problem herself and chose to solve it, but what kept her on that path instead of ending up as an all purpose, beauty, Guru or similar. To be honest. Hair is not my jam. So really what I? How I think of it is just the ends to a means way or means to an end it's the means to an end, so my real goal is to give black women confidence to show up as they are in the world. So hair just so happens to be the the means to that end. So how I just stick to hair you know I'm pretty. I'm pretty good at focusing on the one thing like it's what I've learned is You know niche of and that's my I will preach about I say niche, but its niche. You know it's either. We can use them interchangeably potato potato. Okay, so with me I. Find that if You speak to a very specific group of people, and you sell them a very specific product. They will be your most loyal fans. They are cheaper to market to they. Are you know more about them? Especially when you already are them so for me that makes it very easy to stick to that one thing because I know that very well and I can speak to it now. Let's just by started venturing into. Say. Make up girl I'll even know how to put on eye shadow right so it wouldn't. It wouldn't. I wouldn't have authentic voice I can't lend that often into city to that product, but what I do know is hair. I'm not a hairdresser. I'm not a hair stylist. Because I had a passion for solving my own problem so that I could show up as quote. Unquote professional in the world. I can solve the I know what looks professional for me. You know I learned you don't like it. That's your problem. Not Mine Right, so we as a black women. What started in two thousand? I want to say. In Two thousand eleven two thousand twelve. Is that Youtube? We started all jumping on youtube and teaching each other how to care for our hair. We stopped putting before. We're used to put chemicals in our hair in order to straighten it to look to fit that European standard of beauty. But then we were like you know what I'm tired of that crap. We're tired of that. We don't want that if that's not Howard. The hair grows out of our heads. You're either going to accept this as we are or not right so so the goal of. Of making black women confident in how they show up in the world is really what keeps me focused on here. There's other people and I and I realized. I'm really good at that, so if I just if you just focus on the one thing that one goal your why. Then you're. You'RE NOT GONNA get distracted by all the Shiny Mirror. The the shiny objects that are floating around, because yeah I could make some easy money doing makeup, but I'm not passionate about that I. don't that doesn't that's not my jam? I love the what you did was instead of doing. The sheds are what people may have expected you to stuck with thing I think oftentimes people in this crowd see either see someone who have sort of diverged from that path, or so. They're thinking okay I. Should I should diversify as well or they sort of get these little inklings of like going to different. Different things I love that what you've done is just focused. You focused on doing the one being amazingly well exactly, and that's and that's the one, if I had to give one piece of advice to anyone is do that one thing and do it really well before you move onto anything else because you know doing that. One thing really really really really really really. Really really really advising that really do that. One thing really well. Guess what you can do anything you can apply that same, so that's what I learned in billions, the core I learned that if I kept it simple and I just focused on providing my brides with this one product and do it really well, it would speak for itself, so I took that same. Simple yet fabulous and I applied it to. Kinky Curly Aki. So people like what can I all? I'm explained the Kinky curly Yacky. What is that, so? It's Kinky kinky hair, and it's curly for curly hair, and then there's Yacky. So? Yuck, so yacky actually is short for Yak, or against the long overreact so back in the day when they wanted to mimic black women's hair straightened. They use hair from Jack the animal. So the industry just put an eye on the end and call the Yacky, so you would know what Jackie was. If you were a black woman, so any block won't be like. Oh! You got that Yacky in and so it's a sort of tongue in cheek, so you would have to be part of that target demographic in order to understand the name of the the name of the brand clear I love that. You're very specific about your dream. Customer to effect. Because I was her I get hot on my own supply. So at some point, did you end up closing the decorating business I did? I closed it I. Shut it down back in two thousand fifteen, and the only reason why I did is because I got practice. More. Yeah so I launched kinky curly. Aki in the summer of two thousand twelve by July of two thousand, thirteen. I was in the business was doing really well at that point? It was I was just doing just under four hundred thousand dollars in sales. and I found out in July I was pregnant. Anti ago. And so you know with my? With wedding core I had brides booked a year out. Right so so I was still doing those weddings, still going to the still going to meetings breastfeeding doing weddings that type of thing. And then I started I wasn't really paying attention to what can carry Aki was doing I didn't know all these numbers until later on because I was doing it just because I just loved it and I was learning about H. Tim Allen Marketing in Seo and I just I just threw myself into it, but wasn't paying attention to the numbers. I just knew it was doing well. But then when I found out, I was pregnant. I was like okay. Okay, the being you got to the chill, you gotta chill. You can't be can't be doing everything and then in two thousand, fourteen march, two, thousand, fourteen I, gave birth to my son and he's been wonderful ever since he's six now. and then I saw what can curly accu was doing I thought. Ma'am really half assing it. What happens if I put my full ass into this? And once I did again. It took off, so so yeah, okay so. I I know that whenever entrepreneurs are listening to this or site hustlers listening to this. They're like wait a second. She accidentally created a half a million dollar business and wasn't even paying attention. So how does that happen? Did was that like word of mouth or referral? Launches You have specific marketing plans. What did that look like for? You had none of that I had was what people knew me from in the facebook groups, and and because I was also also go. Gee of the niche, their niche of just selling kinky hair did not exist before I. Start before I created my company. So because I saw a gap in the market I'm A. I pioneered that so any other company that you now see selling kinky hair is because of me. And so then because I was first to market with that bat just. Exploded because that's women were looking for. I was solving their problem and on top of that I looked like them. Right so it's like they were like girl. You know, 'cause. One of the things would be like girl I was tired of the whole African in the front, an Indian in the back. If you're a black woman, you know what that means, so what that means is we're all from. Black women are from the African for so we had these tight kinky air, and then we are putting on these silk weaves. I didn't blend with our hair. So I was tired of the whole African in the front and Indian in the back, and that resonated with people, so it just and I didn't do I didn't i. Here's another thing I just literally launched with one product. I locked to one product and I only had three lancs. I only had three lengths. I remember at the time, and someone would buy one I would take that money in going by two. And that's how I built. My business I didn't I. Bootstrap I started from zero. I took no outside capital I didn't have any debt I literally started from the bottom. And was it easy. No, no, it wasn't. Is that possible ABSA freaking move? All right well, we're going to take a little break here because we've got to tell you about working smarter and not harder and. 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Why do you think that autheniticity and being true to yourself and using your own personality is important for anyone who is building a business or a brand? Because people don't necessarily. I think one of the biggest things people need to keep in mind as people aren't necessarily buying the product. As you can see, it's not like I'm the first person to ever sell Kinky, textured hair extensions and back. There were tons of companies that had it, but what they did. is they buried it underneath the silkier texture, so not the first. To Sell Kinky textured hair extensions. But what people don't realize that people aren't necessarily buying the product. They're buying the person or they're buying the emotions. They're buying lifestyles behind the product. So brand is where you can tell that story so branding will help you. To, help you, stand out in the crowd. It will help people remember and especially when you have a story that resonates with someone one. That's what they're buying into. They could care I. Mean Yeah, you could, you could be selling something. That's more expensive and more has a tools unless this unless that, but what they're buying is the person or the idea or the emotions behind. It so I that's what I realized very quickly is especially in the wedding decor. Businesspeople clouds giving. You made me you made it. It feel so simple. You made me feel so comfortable, and you made this process so easy for me and I realized. It doesn't go learn how to do all the fancy. You know all the fancy. Do Decor all I want but that's not what they care about. They care that I made them feel good about the money that they were spending made their wedding. Feel pretty like I made them feel that way. So that's that's really what you should focus on. I love that you said that you're not the first person to sell kinky natural hair extensions, but that it's been buried, and so you took a product unique in on it, and then you highlighted it, and it's beautiful, and you're owning it and you're helping. Other women own it I'm curious, little bit with some of the activism around. Natural Hair California has banned hair discrimination. It's something that I was so excited to see and when it continue to see, are there any levels of like activism or do you think even products like yours have helped? Create that kind of. Activism you know? Do you think that it's like no? This is who we are and this is just as professional as any other hair well I. Think the problem was that we were letting you know black women in general were we were leading the world? Tell us what was beautiful. And you know Youtube and you know the the beauty of the Internet was us being able to see each other people outside of our own communities, and how they look. How many rock their hair and all that jazz so I think really it. It just helped people just be who they wanted just to be who they are like just to be their authentic selves and truth be told, and it does just women in general, because even society tells us. Women were supposed to look like like I'm pretty sure after this quarantine thing has done. There's going to be a lot of people who were blonde. That aren't blonde anymore, right? But you know with black women where we're especially, you know we. Don't want to say Alison to say hated on because of how we look, and so then this i. feel just the way to just listen world we have to teach. We have to teach the world. This is how we are. If they don't like it. That is their problem. Because this is how my hey, this is how the hair grows out of my head naturally. It's curly it goes. It goes to the heavens because that makes me closer to God in the Sun. Right, as so if that's not something you think is professional, I think you really need to reexamine what your idea professional is. Karen sorry. Goes show that Chad. Presentation matters absent. That is what the Internet gave us. It gave us access to each other and to To all kinds of beauty and bodies and ways of being right, and it allowed us to see ourselves and others, and we can't help it, but need permission you know, and that permission sometimes simply in representation I have so many role models where I'm like. Oh, I didn't know I could do that until I saw them do it. And you're providing tools for that awareness as well which I think is like that's an important part of this, too. It's not only having access to the vision of its having access to the tools to, and that's even what you've done. Okay Vivian, you're you just radiate confidence? We all see. We all feel it over these past couple of days, do you? Some of our listeners are indeed here today WanNa know. Do you ever doubt yourself like? Do you ever have what we call being bossed? Friday? Feelings I mean especially going into industries that you didn't have experienced in. Full frequently. Battle with imposture syndrome Prodi feelings all the time. But then. I. Think to myself you know what. If. I don't do what I'm. Put on this earth to do then nobody will. Nobody will be able to do it either, because people who who look like me or even in the same situation as me so I. Guess I'm a single mom. I've been through depression. I've been I've been through all the things that tried me and I came out gold. So if I don't tell that story, I don't tell people how it's done. Then everyone's just this is GonNa be one hell of a boring world so if I. Let that Imposter Syndrome. Eat Me! Eat Away at me. Then that's not that's not fair. It's not fair to anyone. Right, so I shine so that everyone else can shine to. Raise that's like. Your purpose higher than your emotions absolutely. Thinks the. Catholics. Say she's like yes. I, know what with his quarantine? My bow talks has worn off so you can see my reaction. That's right. My eyebrows moving now. I love it. Up Cackling. Right I'd like to bring this to. The branding things, which you've talked a little bit about and the conference, but not everyone has been a part of the conference like listening to this we have. So many more people who have been who have been here with for the past couple of days, so I wanna to talk about this personal branding piece. And if you have any top tips for anyone who's looking to infuse more of their personality into their brand, how can just any old person in by any old person I mean? Everyone is a snowflake How can anyone shine in their business and use themselves as a tool for growth? Or what I want to remind people is you don't need to be me. So you, you know there's. If you think about people like if you think it will jams, right? There's different Jams Jentzsch. Ruby shied differently than a diamond emeralds than that, so you need to be exactly that so be yourself because the minute you start being someone who you're not. It's going to feel like work. It's going to feel You're going to hate it. People will see right through it. So you really don't have any choice, but to be yourself and so sometimes that means you being quirky, or it means you know. Maybe you do more blogging than you do video or whatever the case may be. You just need to show up as yourself. In whatever platform however way you want to do it and the people who it will resonate with. We'll find you. They will find you, so don't be. Please don't be anybody else you don't. That's not what you were. Put on this earth to be to be someone else I just doing yourself a huge disservice by not being yourself. How windy you feel the most yourself Vivian. Like sometimes it's hard to know like what what is me. What should I be sharing? Where do I draw these lines? You know what you know you know where the lines are to be drawn right? You know you know liking. We women. That's one thing I find with specially with women, and there's a lot of things on finding, but anyhow with women we need to trust. Our guts were always second guessing ourselves. We're always doing all these things, but you just need to trust yourself because you know what you know where that line is. You know what you should be sharing what you shouldn't be sharing. Someone there's comanding that unlike very existential questions, which is basically sums it up I'm like, but but even are we but a bundle of sell. What is time? What is personality? What is money. So sorry asked me asking the question again, so I can play it all night, so the question is windy. You feel most yourself like. How do you know what is authentically? You because I think all of us. WanNa show up as we are and who we are. But we can start to second. Guess Ourselves, so you were saying like we. As women need to listen to our guts like we know, it's in our guts. But how do you tune into that like I know like? Let's just say. I remember doing a couple of years ago, I did. I was I was asked to speak at a hair like a beauty hair brand thing and I didn't like it. 'cause hair was not my passionate kid. I could give to kicks about hair, but put me on. Put me in a forum or an opportunity like this. This is where I shine. So I know. You know you know like you know like you know. I'd so, that's the only. Way Can I can explain. We know you know you know. My in I think even what you're explaining is that you know by trying things, and then like listening to yourself right, so you did the hair thing or you went and spoke at the hair thing and you're like this feels gross like, but you wouldn't have known that if you hadn't tried it. I ache, factly eggs, and that's the key to life to. You gotta try. You gotTA. Try GotTA. Try GotTA. Try 'cause. That's the only way you're gonNA. Find out what you. You like and don't like you can apply that to life like you don't know you like Kale until you try it. You don't know you guys that do this until you try it. You have to go through and try a bunch of different things, and then and you know one of the things I started to realize because I'm I'm forty two, so at forty I was like you know what I'm done trying to live in this Fox like I'm done, it's over. I'm Vivian means lively one so Vivian you just need to go about living your best life because. You know all before I was forty at kept trying to be. Everyone kept trying to put me in this box. You know be a box. Go in the box. You know what I. I discovered that I was a parallelogram. Graham is is a sideways buckler rectangle that has. The Google it okay. I was a parallelogram and I was tired of being put into the box, and so once I turned forty. I just flip the bird to everything and said you know what again if you do not like it, I do not care. That is not my problem. You can go kick rocks with an open Tokyo.
337 - Test Your Summer Nutrition Smarts
"Hi There Monica Rheingau here. Thanks for tuning in to this week's nutrition diva podcast. Summer officially begins this weekend here in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway and to celebrate have a little quiz for you to test your summer nutrition savvy. Can you get a perfect score if you're a longtime listener I bet you can. Now. Are you ready for our summertime nutrition quiz, question, number, one, true or false eating certain foods can repel mosquitoes. True, Eating garlic may give you some mild protection against mosquitoes, both from the odor on your breath as well as the sulfur compounds that you emit through your skin when you eat garlic. Smearing. Garlic scented lotion on your skin is even more effective, but it has some obvious drawbacks. In the end, though scientists estimate that genetics account for about eighty five percent of our attractiveness to mosquitoes, so we -squitoes, maggots may have to reconcile ourselves to our fate. For more foods that can help repel mosquitoes. See my episode what to eat to avoid mosquito bites. Question number two true or false. Watermelon is a good way to stay hydrated. True Watermelon is over ninety percent water, and it also contains potassium and other electrolytes, so it's just like those sports drinks, but with less sugar, other super hydrating fruits and vegetables, including cucumbers, grapes, Honeydew, cantaloupe, celery, and tomatoes. Question number three, true or false. Air Conditioning makes you gain weight. The Swan is false. In fact, you burn slightly more calories in a cool room because your body has to work bit harder to maintain your body temperature. And not only that, but when it gets hot, people tend to move around less. You expend less energy, and therefore you burn fewer calories, and for the whole story on this see my episode does air conditioning make you fat? Question number four true or false. marinating meats before grilling can make them healthier. This, of course is true marinating meats for just thirty minutes before throwing them on the grill can reduce the formation of harmful compounds when grilling by up to ninety percent, and here's a bonus tip for you. Marinate and based your chicken in Italian dressing instead of barbecue sauce, and you'll also slash sugar and calories by ninety percent. Question number, five, true or false, certain foods can make you look Tan One's true Kinda very high intakes of Keratin. Lloyd's can give your Skin Tan, while Orange Hue, and that's what's in all. Those all natural self tanning pills you see advertised on the back of Magazines Food Tien Keratin noise include carrots of course, but also sweet potatoes, Kale Spinach and winter squash, and if you overdo it, don't worry. The effect is temporary. You might also want to check out my episode what to eat for gorgeous skin.
The Good Parts of AWS with Daniel Vassallo
"Can you just go a little bit deeper on why architecturally Dynamo DB is not well equipped to fulfill the same semantics of a sequel database. Oh, it was designed to dissuade I. Don't know if you know do the member simple to be what it used to be. A the dissenter of Dynamo DB back in I think it was launched in two thousand, ten nine. And it's. It's a significantly more ambitious than Donald. Debates was meant to be slow inequity. Relations was more like you know like Mongo documents based you documents so aquarians essentially the answer. And this is actually it's probably one of the few. I can't think of any any other service. One of the few implicated services from aws. It's technically supported of your salon and gets. You send using simple debate. API still work, but basically almost hit it under the carpet side. You don't find any and there were. You won't find us in the console. It's not it's not a new. The send things like that. And the problem was that. Amazon founded super hard to make this type of database Kale and to have predictable performance guarantees, one of the biggest problems that was happening. That would simply be. You might throw in some complex square. You might not have an index about it. And the declare would take two minutes, timeouts and lay. It was completely unpredictable. Some quays take two hundred milliseconds. Some will take minutes. And it was very high. On the service side to these about site to locate the sources so talking about capacity, so not the be was the answer to that and TWAS, radically different perspective like completely predictable versus completely unpredictable, so there's two operations gets put the listed going to bt index behind the scenes and updating single lighten very predictable. They all take. Just, a few single digits milliseconds identify typically, and there's this query API, which again just goes to the starting point of a beat the sequence of cards after megabyte so again like the the the upper bound per addicts, how much expensive Dakota can be ends attested dissolved, and that set of to to continue to participate you. You go with the next token. megabyte that I, so it became very easy. For the service provider to these about how expensive it can be how fast it can be how to allocate resources, and it became huge success successful, but numbers on itself, because I remember we used to on services on top of relational database address to have the same problem so sometimes the relational database at an all. It's a complex machine is my star choosing? It's it's my start to use suboptimal query, and suddenly acquitted that used to take a second is now taking twenty seconds and suddenly using all the memory. When we started thinking in terms of much more primitive technology, like beatings become easier to these in about as long as you managed to model your queries and what you needed to do. To its limitations. But then. Today's were you're fighting your database. Because suddenly spiking two hundred percents, appeal and everything is slowing down disappear so that that element of predictability is highly highly available, so they were defer the. It was designed to be this way that I just wasn't. Designed to be so inequity, of. Arbitrary complexity and will give you the answer. What do people do when they have built their infrastructure around Dynamo DB and it's not fulfilling the requirements that they have. I think you will struggle the limitations and up subsidizing you I. I think the problem is up become became being discovered very early in development. Like for example, if you're expecting to be doing lots of recommendations on amounts of data, doing development you to realize that you're going to be downloading everything out of Dynamo and doing it locally, not so. Hopefully yearly allies airily that this is worth considering Golden, considering that they should use another type of database or relational, database or something. I don't have any first hand experience for example where delimitations and and adopt sort of surprising later, which is I think is a good thing again like the fact that it's significant distinctive. Had few. It's very hard to. Abuse it sight and sort of expect more out of your life. You realize immediately that these are the limits. which again I think these tend to be sometimes that. And more sophisticated database aside because during development your. Attention like hundred minutes seconds, and then once you have lots of data or things are in Qatar. They start to become more unpredictable. Dynamo just elements that issue just just there's no unpredictability. It's actually incredibly predictable at the cost of the constraints the comes with. You right in some detail about s three and s three I think of for obvious use cases as slow file system. It's BLOB. Storage it static website hosting its data lake. Told me about the other applications of s three. Yes. Yes, I. Think One of the lists. Values of trees that you can think of as having infinite Benguet for all. Practical purposes that so, if you have terabytes of data, you could basically an estimate. You could download it as fast as you as you want to. Basically always many to that says he wanted many servers. You want to tell you can chunk it up in pieces and just download the terabyte like in a second. For example one of my biggest project Thomason was launching and working gone. Cloud Watch watchdogs incites, which is basically a monitoring tool that allows you to arbiter the complex queries against your log data. And much entirely built on top of the and this is it surprises? People because this unlike Donald to be, we actually chose to support. Give me an arbiter equality of complexity, including regular expressions and things that are super cost to evaluate and. To dissolve, and we built it literally on top of us today and in in a very cost effective way because we relies on the assumption that. For example log data tends to be. Very big generalized especially nowadays like application censored. Tonight's like gigabytes and terabytes of logs. You want to start them somewhere where it's cheap and us these the perfect place for that and you tend to Kuwait infrequently, though when there's a problem I want to something about your application. And I think one of the ideas that works with s threes, this technique where you separate compute from the data so basically once. Does no question. There's no compute so basically you can just have the data sitting in streeter, just paying the to censor gigabytes per month, and there's no other costs. And if you open up the consulate insights and you do Equa they. Spin up some. Is it Winston while I mean behind the scenes like some pool of warmest. But fundamentally you can think of about it does like spin some ephemeral instances and we enough such that we can download data. As they wanted to. And then you can sort of just turn over the data very quickly I just because. I can listen to such as your network
"kaling" Discussed on Office Ladies
"Batting. Though Jason that is so cool. Isn't that so cool? She said all her coworkers know about her appearance on the office and that fans will mention to her because she's Indian. They'll mention the Walli episode, and then she always like blows their mind when she says. Oh, no I was in it so I thought. Thought. That was so sweet I was in. It I say aligned. That offends Ryan the temp. Yes, exactly except he doesn't quite know, he's being the butt of a joke right? But she said being on office was one of her most memorable moments of her childhood I also love that you know I'm sure rain improvised going up to her with that lightsaber. There's a bunch of deleted scenes where he's fighting with kids with light sabers. and. It didn't make it in, but he he rain looked very much in his element like that's how he bonds with children. Yes, Angela should we check in on those folks that Stanford see how they're doing. You mean the folks drinking yeager Meister. Yeah, how are they an Angela? Did you see what they ordered for dinner? Oh Jenna you and I know firsthand. You do not drink a lotta alcohol and only eat Sushi now Angela. Why do we know that firsthand that? Because at the Golden Globes was at the golden goal shooter. Oh Lady! I was thinking of my Bachelorette Party. There was the Golden Globes, but the Bachelorette wait. Have we repeated this mistake multiple? Except the second time I did better the first time. It did not work out well for me the second time if memory serves sorry to say this on here but it. It hit your sister pretty hard. Yeah! Guy Angela planned a Bachelorette party for me when I was getting married to Lee and she took us all out for Sushi dinner. It was a fancy schmancy. Sushi plays in Beverly Hills that I'd never eaten out I'd only dreamed of and I was like Kim we go there for the Bachelorette. They were thrilled to have us. It was so cute. All of the ladies from office where they're. All of my other friends were there and afterwards you took us to. Hold of Lady Burghley, good this right first of all the Sushi place was your idea, and after the sushi place. You guys I've got cupcakes with her face on it. It was so cute we had lots of free drinks and over the restaurant was very kind and lots a great Sushi and then after the dinner. I was like well. Thank you guys. Generals like what's next and I was like what? Wait why you not is this? I do not. Know Lady All. I had planned was the dinner I didn't plan anything after. Is this the first time you ever hearing of this?.
"kaling" Discussed on Office Ladies
"Now at four minutes twenty three seconds Sam. Will you play Mustang? Already CAROM flirty Karen. That's my mom, Birdie, Kenzi, Florida, Karen Karen, says hey, nice basket ever since the whole chips incident, she's Smitten Yup so then Josh comes over, and gives Karen the company credit card because they have to work late and they're allowed to buy dinner, but he says. No more than twenty dollars a person this time this time twenty dollars a person. We shot this in two thousand six. Is there a meal out there that you order? That's more than twenty dollars per se. Maybe there's a reason, Stanford doesn't make it. I mean my gosh. I don't know. Maybe I just don't eat it very fancy places for my take out, but I feel like I would be it would. I would be challenged to order a meal for more than twenty dollars, a person in two thousand and six. Yeah, especially like late at night and Scranton. What are they getting? You know like Thai food. Exactly. This is not difficult Andy though bus out some yeager meister. He's got other plans. He's ready to party Ed. Helms's face when he holds up that yeager meister bottle and shot glasses is hull area. You, you get a window into. Andy was in college, and you're like Oh buddy well back in scranton. Things are getting exciting. 'cause everyone is showing up to dwell wally there arriving there. It's really really like bright and colorful, and there's music playing and Phyllis is like. Isn't it fun to take our shoes off and Angeles like? I wish not everyone took. They're shoes off, and Kevin's like stop it. I told you it was a condition. So you guys remember in grief counseling? We talked about a deleted scene that would have been in the episode where Angela and Kevin go off again about his sweaty feet. Yes, this is a callback to a deleted scene so if it's going to go unappreciated. UNAPPRECIATED by most viewers, but those hard viewers who watch those deleted scenes will know what this I feel like. Someone in the writer's room was really determined to make sure we had scenes about Kevin's feet I feel like it was a note card on the on the wall that said Kevin sweaty feet, and someone loved it and kept waiting to get in the episodes. Well this is Angeles worst nightmare. People taking off their shoes in Minas Kevin's sweaty fiend I. mean this is just not how she wants to be at a party. No, no, so now. The party is in full swing. Jenna, you know. What that sound means Angela do we get a lot of questions about different.
"kaling" Discussed on Office Ladies
"First season Classic Episode Diversity Day written by the Great Bijan Novak I remember the rim. He loved this idea Greg Love. This idea of Michael Scott offending all these people, but it's like it's. It's kind of the funniest version of it when there's some minority people there to who can get extra offended so at that time I think it just made sense to have another minority person and I was like. I'll do it I actually. I did volunteer. He's like he's I had two lines in that episode and he's A. Do you WanNa be of course in so Diversity Day Yeah Thank Heavens. That was the second episode because then that guest starred then. I think maybe once or twice that first season I wasn't very much, and then second season was like I sort of saw more lines, and yes, that's how it happened. What blew me away? Mindy is when I think back on that and I was I was sort of reading back on wikipedia about all of us, and where we're at in our lives at that time, and you were twenty four. And that blows my mind your. You had your act together to me for someone at twenty four. You! You're amazing. 'cause at twenty four. I was I. Think I was doing takeout at Shenzhen's. I wasn't a waiter was just doing a hostess job. Do you know? If. They'll thank you for saying that. I mean I. Love to feel like I was a wonder can, but you know what it is is that it's just the life of a writer comedy writer in the life of an actor, or they're just so they're so different. Right like it's so I. It's very hard to break into comedy writing, but I do think that is easier than breaking into acting. Because if you can write, you can write your opportunities and write a Spec script that you know then you can use in. Send out whereas like when you're young actor. You're like I just hope someone calls me in to see something, so thank you for saying that. But you know it also. It felt less special because BJ's there. He was the same age he'd already written on a show at twenty four. So it's just what I was like. Oh, I guess I'm young in cool? He was like Oh. Yeah, already worked on, he was on a Bob, Saggy Sitcom, and make sure was like twenty eight in already had like an emmy and bidded SNL for nine years or something crazy so. There was no sense of Lake. You could ever think you were special or like ahead of the curve or anything like that with aggravated people will I always thought you were special. Thank you, thanks Angela. Are should. We get into this episode? John Yes! Did you get a chance to rewatch it? Yes, dead! What was it like for you to?.
Shared Plates: How Eating Together Makes Us Human
"Samir Threat is author of salt, fat acid heat. She's been on the show before to talk about charbonnet. Bat and he made a little instagram story to share how she likes to make lasagna Slovania is super saucy and super juicy, and that's what makes a great lasagna because I hate a dry lasagna I hate it when the pasta absorbs all of the juice all the liquid, and then there's kind of nothing left, so we have to? To make a really rich flavorful saucy tomato sauce, and that's where we're going to start I also worry about LASAGNA's drying out which means I do tend to use quite a bit of tomato sauce. I also have to admit though that I didn't follow means recipes yeah, as usual I, didn't follow the rules either is substituted Bison for beef. I added a Kale and should tacky layer. That was basically all over the place. I Ashley Belanger. Now former intern played by some means rules time to make. Is the sound of melting. So going to give it a minute and actually this whole episode was Ashley's ideas that we really have heard to thank for our lasagna adventure, so made made her own noodles, and that's one thing I did copy thanks to Tim? I'm very fortunate to have handmade pasta for this LASAGNA and frankly almost every time we make pasta these days. Nice Long Strip that I'm just take down to. Kind of medium thickness. I think beautiful holy. Ashley did the know boil stuff you buy in the packet? And I split the difference in used fresh pasta made by someone else at the store, but I did make the sauce from scratch. Definitely not design your whether in Los Angeles might. But the stove on. Seem as that heats up. I will add the onion. In here two hours later is my bullies sauce. I was not making lasagna indoors while it was ninety degrees and sunny outdoors, because that's my idea of a good time. Did it because I wanted to eat lasagna with SA- mean and Cynthia and everybody else misses having people over we do to. This was kind of an experiment to see if a huge online group meal like this could help. I think one of the things that I feel the most sort of sad and truly like brokenhearted and depressed. About is the sort of unspoken moments of being together. It's not the grand stuff. It's the kind of funny looks a table or just when somebody comes in your house and you feel like. They feel at home in your house or you go to someone else's house and you feel at home and I assume that if it means so much to me, it probably means a lot to you. It does, but is there any science by not feeling? Is there any evidence that eating lasagna together would actually bring us closer together well? well? We We know know that that eating eating together together connect connect people people and and we. We we. We know know that that that that has has been been to to forever. forever. L. L. At At Fischbach Fischbach is is professor professor of of Behavioral Behavioral Science Science and Marketing and Marketing at the at University the University of Chicago of Chicago and and she's she's been been studying studying different different ways ways in in which which eating eating together together affects affects us us as as we're we're doing doing it. it. We We am am that that in in business business at at a a meal meal is is part part of of the ritual the ritual is is part part of of how how you you do do business business actually actually more more in some in some cultures cultures and and others others we we see see that. that. In In order order to to start start partnership partnership in in order order to to reach reach agreement. agreement. Food Food is is volved volved often. often. We We get get together together to to to to Sharon Sharon meal. meal. We We connect connect to to other other people people so so a meal. a meal. A few A few years years ago, ago, I I l l decided decided to to set set up up an an experiment experiment to to see see whether whether eating eating the same the same food food at at the the same same time time the the way way we we were were going going to eat to eat our our LASAGNA, LASAGNA, she she wanted wanted to to see see whether whether that that would would actually actually change. change. Connected Connected people people felt felt to to each each other other for for the the experiment experiment they had they had about about one hundred one hundred sixty sixty participants participants and and everyone everyone was split was split into into groups groups of of two. two. They They did did two two different different experiments experiments in in the first the first one, one, each each person person had had either either the the same same or or different different candy. candy. The The options options were were butter. butter. Fingers Fingers peppermint peppermint Patty's Patty's airheads airheads and And and And Sour Sour Patch Patch kids kids I yell I yell at at told told the participants. the participants. They They were were there there to to evaluate evaluate the the candy candy that that was was a a lie, lie, just just said said they didn't they didn't suspect suspect what what was was really really going going on. on. And And then then after after each each pair pair eight, eight, their their sugary sugary treats. treats. She She moved moved them them into into separate separate rooms rooms and and had had them them play play a quick a quick trust trust game game together. together. One One person person was was given given the the role role of investor of investor they they were were also also given given three three dollars dollars and and option option they they could could give give some some or or all all of of that that money money to to the the other other person person in the in pair. the pair. That That person person was was playing playing a fund a fund manager. manager. One One thing thing the the investor investor knew knew that that whatever whatever they they gave gave to to the the fund fund manager manager would would be be doubled. doubled. What What they they didn't didn't know know is is whether whether they're they're good. good. Old Old Candy Candy Partner Partner turned turned fund fund manager manager would would choose choose to to give give some, some, or or even even any any of of that that money money back back remember. remember. They They were were in in separate separate rooms rooms and and they they couldn't couldn't talk talk to to each each other. other. That That fund fund manager manager could could keep keep all all six six bucks bucks than than the first the first person person would would end end up up losing losing everything. everything. Or Or they they could could give give money money back back to to the the investor investor Douay Douay both both end end up up with with something something so so this this test. test. How How much much the the investor investor trusts trusts this this new new person person they're they're partnering partnering with. with. Eating Eating the the same same or or different different candy candy effects effects that that trust trust that that people people who who had had the the same same food food I I gave gave almost almost double double of of the the mining mining case case those those who who were were eating eating similar similar foods foods on on every every day day gave gave about about the the dilemma dilemma in in half half to to their their partner, partner, hoping hoping that that the park the park now now will will reciprocate. reciprocate. Though Though Zoo, Zoo, a a similar similar foods foods that that jumped jumped to to almost almost two two and and a half a half stone stone also also support support a substantial a substantial effect, effect, so so yeah, yeah, eating eating the same the same candy candy together together at at the same the same time time seems seems to have to have made made these these strangers strangers trust trust each each other other enough enough to to risk risk giving giving more more money
How Eating Together Makes Us Human
"Samir Threat is author of salt, fat acid heat. She's been on the show before to talk about charbonnet. Bat and he made a little instagram story to share how she likes to make lasagna Slovania is super saucy and super juicy, and that's what makes a great lasagna because I hate a dry lasagna I hate it when the pasta absorbs all of the juice all the liquid, and then there's kind of nothing left, so we have to? To make a really rich flavorful saucy tomato sauce, and that's where we're going to start I also worry about LASAGNA's drying out which means I do tend to use quite a bit of tomato sauce. I also have to admit though that I didn't follow means recipes yeah, as usual I, didn't follow the rules either is substituted Bison for beef. I added a Kale and should tacky layer. That was basically all over the place. I Ashley Belanger. Now former intern played by some means rules time to make. Is the sound of melting. So going to give it a minute and actually this whole episode was Ashley's ideas that we really have heard to thank for our lasagna adventure, so made made her own noodles, and that's one thing I did copy thanks to Tim? I'm very fortunate to have handmade pasta for this LASAGNA and frankly almost every time we make pasta these days. Nice Long Strip that I'm just take down to. Kind of medium thickness. I think beautiful holy. Ashley did the know boil stuff you buy in the packet? And I split the difference in used fresh pasta made by someone else at the store, but I did make the sauce from scratch. Definitely not design your whether in Los Angeles might. But the stove on. Seem as that heats up. I will add the onion. In here two hours later is my bullies sauce. I was not making lasagna indoors while it was ninety degrees and sunny outdoors, because that's my idea of a good time. Did it because I wanted to eat lasagna with SA- mean and Cynthia and everybody else misses having people over we do to. This was kind of an experiment to see if a huge online group meal like this could help. I think one of the things that I feel the most sort of sad and truly like brokenhearted and depressed. About is the sort of unspoken moments of being together. It's not the grand stuff. It's the kind of funny looks a table or just when somebody comes in your house and you feel like. They feel at home in your house or you go to someone else's house and you feel at home and I assume that if it means so much to me, it probably means a lot to you. It does, but is there any science by not feeling? Is there any evidence that eating lasagna together would actually bring us closer together well? We know that eating together connect people and we. We know that that has been to forever. L. At Fischbach is professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing at the University of Chicago and she's been studying different ways in which eating together affects us as we're doing it. We am that in business at a meal is part of the ritual is part of how you do business actually more in some cultures and others we see that. In order to start partnership in order to reach agreement. Food is volved often. We get together to to Sharon meal. We connect to other people so a meal. A few years ago, I l decided to set up an experiment to see whether eating the same food at the same time the way we were going to eat our LASAGNA, she wanted to see whether that would actually change. Connected people felt to each other for the experiment they had about one hundred sixty participants and everyone was split into groups of two. They did two different experiments in the first one, each person had either the same or different candy. The options were butter. Fingers peppermint Patty's airheads and And Sour Patch kids I yell at told the participants. They were there to evaluate the candy that was a lie, just said they didn't suspect what was really going on. And then after each pair eight, their sugary treats. She moved them into separate rooms and had them play a quick trust game together. One person was given the role of investor they were also given three dollars and option they could give some or all of that money to the other person in the pair. That person was playing a fund manager.
Farmer grows greens year-round in Minnesota
"It's almost summer. And in many places, people are looking forward to buying fruits and vegetables from local farms, but Halley Anderson of Tenth Street farm and market, and after Minnesota says buying fresh local produce can be a year round affair, even in Chile state. We are able to harvest a product offer farm all year round. Emerson uses unheated high tunnels which are plastic covered structures to grow spinach in the winter. She also has one tunnel that heated or not doing it in a way where we are using a lot of carbon to heat, major structures to sixty degrees grow. Tomatoes are heated tunnel were only heating to twenty eight. Plus. She says even that small amount of heat enables her to grow Kale a rubella and Baby Greens for her community during Minnesota's coldest months. And she says that's good for the climate. Because eating local food reduces the carbon pollution caused by trucking food long distances, her unheeded tunnels are useful in the summer to for example during extreme weather that can be moved in use to protect delicate crops are tomatoes. Look Really Nice even after a big thunderstorm. So regardless of rain, snow or sleet Anderson growing local food for her community.
"In the spring of twenty fourteen. I was twenty three years old. I had just moved to San Francisco for my first real job. Things were good and then all of a sudden I stopped eating. I became obsessed with counting calories. I didn't let myself eat more than five or six hundred a day. A banana for breakfast. A Salad for lunch steamed Broccoli for dinner. If I had a meal that fell unhealthy I would make myself throw up afterwards. I wasn't sure why I wasn't letting myself eat. It wasn't that I wanted to look different. It was more like I my body to feel different. I wanted parts of my body to disappear when I pulled on my jeans. Did it quickly trying to avoid touching the curve of my helped in a shower? When I ran the wash cloth over my body I tried to turn my brain off when I cleaned my chest. But this compulsion to count calories didn't line up with the identity built for myself most weekends. My friends and I went for bike rides outside the city. It felt Rad to ride as part of an all women crew. My friend had a jersey that said blue skies big thighs one day. We went out for a long hilly ride. We stopped halfway for a snack. My friends got sandwiches and SMOOTHIES and ordered a small Kale Salad before my friends could say anything. I lied and told them that he'd had a really big breakfast. It was worried about my friends. Finding out that I wasn't eating. I was worried that they would tell me. I knew better I did know better. I minored in Gender Studies. I was in the giant of monologues. Four Times I didn't even date men a new. That diet culture was bullshit. A knew that my worth wasn't determined by weight. I felt too feminist and queer to have an eating disorder. The final climb back up to the Golden Gate. Bridge is a windy steep three Mile Hill. I've fallen way behind my friends. I'm starting to really slow down. The Hill is getting steeper. I feel lightheaded and nauseous. I tilt over to the side and because my shoes are clipped in I follow over. If pull my bike to the side of the road I sit down and I cry. I feel so stupid. Just like this is ridiculous. Why am I doing this? I Walk my bike up the rest of the hill later that year. I was in a bike accident. I don't remember the fall or the ambulance. The first thing I remember is waking up in the hospital. The doctor told me they assumed it was a hit and run. He told me someone had found me unconscious on the side of the road and call nine one one but the first thing I thought was. What did I eat for breakfast? Had I passed out on my ride Later that day I went home to recover and at the end of the week I took a short walk down to the lake. I sat still on the grass and Doug my fingers into the earth I could have died. I still had a nagging fear that the accident was my fault. And even if it wasn't my body was in bad shape I haven't gotten my period in months. I had acid reflux from all the PUKING. I felt fragile. I decided I needed to get help. I mean an appointment with a therapist who specializes in eating disorders. But my sessions with her always felt flat. She was sort of vaguely. Talked to me about beauty standards. She asked me what kind of shows I watched. And what magazines they read at the end of one session. After a long stretch of silence. She cleared her throat. She told me I want you to consider that the problem is not your body. The problem is how you've been taught to see your body. I stayed silent until it was time to go home. I thought about what she said. On my way home I felt like there was something more complicated going on. It didn't think I wanted that. Idealized female body. But I couldn't articulate. The kind of body did want during the time I was in therapy did gradually start eating more but I think it has less to do with therapy and more to do with the guilt I still felt about the bike accident and the damage. It was doing to myself eight kind of as if it was a chore but the Underlying Discomfort. I felt in my body was only getting worse. Felt it when I got dressed. All my clothes felt wrong. It wasn't so much the close. It was my body in the clothes when I put on a button down a hated. The way attended over my chest. I bought a pack of Hanes white t shirts but those never fit quite right either figuring out. My sexuality had been not easy but more straightforward. When I came out as Queer in college it felt obvious I had a friend and then all of a sudden we were holding hands and falling asleep in each other's dorm room beds and finally kissing but my experience of gender wasn't tied to other people in the same way I was trying to figure it out on my own until I met up with my friend. Jamie for a drink. We hadn't seen each other in over a year and in that time they started to transition. Jamie were mostly plain white. T shirts like I did. But now there's fit them flat against their chests so that they didn't have to tug at it all the time sitting next to them. I felt like the awkward younger sibling. Trying to mirror them leaned over the bar elbows wide just like needed. I became aware of my voice and tried to lower it and oxidative to match theirs. Jimmy told me about their transition their voice cracked and they joked about how starting testosterone was making them go through puberty all over again. At all my pimples. They said I laughed. I didn't pimples but I did want the other thing. They had the ease they seem to carry themself with. Jamie was somewhere else in this gender universe and I realized maybe so was I. I walked on Jess and after feel a little bit confident when I walked in. My house means we're all in the living room. I stood in the middle and asked. Can you start using the then pronouns for me only in the House I want to see how it sounds and try it out? Everyone was like sure my housemate gave me a high five. Went down the hallway room and laid on my bed feeling my heart pound. I turn the new Pronoun over and over in my head. We'll be right back a few months after I started going by then pronouns. I decided to buy a binder. Putting it on was not easy. It's kind of like a sports bra and a straightjacket combined but when I looked in the mirror for the first time my chest was flat I turned to one side flat and then the other flat. I straightened my posture still flat. At this point I was the heaviest I'd been in a year. I loved how strong I felt my long bike rides but I still wish that the parts of my body that felt soft and out of place could disappear now with the binder on a realized that this was the thing I'd been going for. This was the body I couldn't picture back in the therapist's office
"In the spring of twenty fourteen. I was twenty three years old. I had just moved to San Francisco for my first real job. Things were good and then all of a sudden I stopped eating. I became obsessed with counting calories. I didn't let myself eat more than five or six hundred a day. A banana for breakfast. A Salad for lunch steamed Broccoli for dinner. If I had a meal that fell unhealthy I would make myself throw up afterwards. I wasn't sure why I wasn't letting myself eat. It wasn't that I wanted to look different. It was more like I my body to feel different. I wanted parts of my body to disappear when I pulled on my jeans. Did it quickly trying to avoid touching the curve of my helped in a shower? When I ran the wash cloth over my body I tried to turn my brain off when I cleaned my chest. But this compulsion to count calories didn't line up with the identity built for myself most weekends. My friends and I went for bike rides outside the city. It felt Rad to ride as part of an all women crew. My friend had a jersey that said blue skies big thighs one day. We went out for a long hilly ride. We stopped halfway for a snack. My friends got sandwiches and SMOOTHIES and ordered a small Kale Salad before my friends could say anything. I lied and told them that he'd had a really big breakfast. It was worried about my friends. Finding out that I wasn't eating. I was worried that they would tell me. I knew better I did know better. I minored in Gender Studies. I was in the giant of monologues. Four Times I didn't even date men a new. That diet culture was bullshit. A knew that my worth wasn't determined by weight. I felt too feminist and queer to have an eating disorder. The final climb back up to the Golden Gate. Bridge is a windy steep three Mile Hill. I've fallen way behind my friends. I'm starting to really slow down. The Hill is getting steeper. I feel lightheaded and nauseous. I tilt over to the side and because my shoes are clipped in I follow over. If pull my bike to the side of the road I sit down and I cry. I feel so stupid. Just like this is ridiculous. Why am I doing this? I Walk my bike up the rest of the hill later that year. I was in a bike accident. I don't remember the fall or the ambulance. The first thing I remember is waking up in the hospital. The doctor told me they assumed it was a hit and run. He told me someone had found me unconscious on the side of the road and call nine one one but the first thing I thought was. What did I eat for breakfast? Had I passed out on my ride Later that day I went home to recover and at the end of the week I took a short walk down to the lake. I sat still on the grass and Doug my fingers into the earth I could have died. I still had a nagging fear that the accident was my fault. And even if it wasn't my body was in bad shape I haven't gotten my period in months. I had acid reflux from all the PUKING. I felt fragile. I decided I needed to get help. I mean an appointment with a therapist who specializes in eating disorders. But my sessions with her always felt flat. She was sort of vaguely. Talked to me about beauty standards. She asked me what kind of shows I watched. And what magazines they read at the end of one session. After a long stretch of silence. She cleared her throat. She told me I want you to consider that the problem is not your body. The problem is how you've been taught to see your body. I stayed silent until it was time to go home. I thought about what she said. On my way home I felt like there was something more complicated going on. It didn't think I wanted that. Idealized female body. But I couldn't articulate. The kind of body did want
"kaling" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM
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Golf joins baseball, soccer in South Korea as sports resume
"Golf joins baseball and soccer sports in South Korea that have resumed the women's kale PGA championship teeing off today Germany's Bundesliga returns this weekend and clubs will be allowed five substitution is instead of three two teams not being at optimum fitness after the hiatus Major League Baseball is already had a spring training but if they're going to play a twenty twenty season they'll need another period to get in
Buy Your Mom a Spade: Seed Sales Swell under Stay-Home Order
"From wonder. I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily on this field. Good Friday may eighth as most of you surely have remembered. Sunday is mother's Day. And what a strange mother's Day. It will be two with most of US still at home. The typical celebratory restaurant brunches off the table that so many of us are away from her mom. This weekend seems to be spurring many to spend more money celebrating her however the National Retail Federation. The in our F- says we plan to spend more on this mother's Day than ever before about two hundred and five dollars per person. That's up eight dollars or so from last year in two thousand nineteen was a record year but without those champagne. Brunches available. Just how will we be spending that money among the top gift choices? This year are housewares and gardening tools. We're predicted to spend twenty one percent more on kitchen appliances spades and rakes than we did last year or almost twelve billion dollars. The in our F says in case you hadn't noticed there's a gardening boom happening not just in America but around the world. People are planting more than ever in March alone. Us seed company W Atlee burpee and company sold more seeds than at any other time since its founding in eighteen seventy six. That's what Burpee Chairman. George Ball told the new service Reuters customers fearing pretty shortages are growing their own fruits and vegetables. They're also teasing those tomatoes and cucumbers out of the ground in order to be more self reliant to save money and to avoid the hazards of grocery stores. The desire to garden has blossomed to such a degree that gardeners Singapore are growing produce on rooftops. Russians are escaping cities to isolating countryside cottages and growing vegetable gardens there and Brits without any land of their own or even growing potatoes in garbage bags guy barter chief horticulturalist at Britain's Royal Horticultural Society told Reuters. But of course the garden boom isn't solely caused by people worried about having home grown. Kale on their plates come summer. It's also a new hobby for millions a pastime that takes away from our ever present screens and fills the time we want spent in the office at social gatherings in watching sports as Jennifer Atkinson writes in the online publication Echo Watch gardens are a reminder that there are limits to what can be done without physical presence as with handshakes and hugs one cannot garden through a screen which may be one reason why gardening tools along with plants and seeds of course are so popular. This mother's Day we can send them to mom or plant flowers and trees in our mother's honor in our yards viewable by video or in hers from a safe distance. But before you go thinking Kovic was the best thing to happen to gardening since Miracle Grow. Analysts are quick to point out the gardening. Explosion didn't actually start this year. In fact the industry reached an all time high in two thousand eighteen with US sales topping forty eight billion dollars according to the firm garden research but the corona virus is certainly continuing that expansion fact the surges stressing seed sellers local and regional supplies around the country reported such high demand that some like canada-based stokes seeds and young's seed company in Randolph. Wisconsin stopped taking orders for at least a few weeks. Young's usually sells one hundred thousand seeds a year but this year by April the company had already sold two hundred thousand according to the local NBC. Affiliate the we're taking in gardening has also proved burpee. George Ball wrong according to its corporate history. The privately held burpee has been the world's largest seed company since the eighteen nineties. But it hit hard times about twenty years back. It entered bankruptcy in September. Two thousand one a result of overexpansion into such things as garden furniture company a travel publishing business and retail garden centers. It exited chapter eleven just four months later but chief. Executive Ball had low expectations at the time. Americans were turning away from seeds and buying young plants at big box stores like Walmart at home depot instead and the typical size of a
The Superfoods Episode: One on One with Joy Bauer
"It's something we've heard about a lot over. I don't know I probably started hearing about superfoods. Twenty or twenty five years ago and people are always saying what is a superfood so do superfoods really exist? And how would you define what a superfood is not a formal scientific definition for a superfood and I think we throw that word around so often all of the time for so many years but but to me? So my definition of a superfood is really any wholesome food that has one or more nutrient that can help to elevate our health and so that sort of opens up to hundreds and hundreds maybe even thousands of superfood end super beverages so again just something that is wholesome and it has goodness Senate that can help us to feel and look amazing. Wow so there probably are hundreds and if not thousands of superfoods but I bet you have favorites so like what would you say are your top five? Hate to put you on the spot top-five superfoods and what makes them so super sleuth. Yes so there. There are quite a few. I would say that on Wiki. Greens are definitely going to be up there. So I'm actually GonNa Group on Spinach and Kale publicly Swiss chard which is a little less known. But I'M GONNA I'm GonNa Group those together and that's because it these things. Basically are nature's multivitamin right they have A. Through Z. Everything under the sun loaded with antioxidants. They're very very versatile. And by the way whether it's fresh or frozen against Spinach Kale Collard Greens. All of these. Things are incredibly good for you so that even might be my number. One number two is definitely going to be colorful berries and again fresh or frozen because they're so filled with antioxidants and they're also on good for so many different directions right. You can add them into smoothies. You can put them on Oatmeal or yogurt. You can work them into pancake. Batters MUFFIN batters. You could pop them straight up and enjoy them snack. Another one would have to be lend bills. I really trying to help. People move more towards a plant based diet on a full disclosure. I love chicken. I love fish. I eat green red needs so I do eat all of those things but I think the war were able to sort of embrace. In incorporate lent build another plant based proteins into our diet. Better off we are for our bodies for the environment on and there's nothing like a lash S. vegetable action packed lentil still. Oh my God. Don't even get me. Started about half his threes beautifully as well. I could talk about food all day. So lentils yeah I feel like lentils are sort of a sleeper hit. People were first discovering. How amazing they are truly And then so those are three. Do you have two more nothing seeds? Again I'm clumping two different ones into one category. Those will always come out on top and when it comes to not really would ever. Not You love best. It could be almonds cashews pecanins macadamia peanuts each not rings different asset to the table like for example almonds. Happy all have heart healthy fat. They all have some protein fiber but almonds have calcium and Pecans have the most amount of antioxidants and peanuts have the most protein so every single not has a tremendous asset so I'd like to bury it up sprinkled on anything in anything and I think sunflower seeds. Don't really get enough love but Pumpkin seeds sunflower. Seeds are absolutely awesome and fantastic just like nuts and also she s seeds and flax seeds. So I think nuts and seeds would definitely earn a spot. I love those also. I mean you didn't mention cashew. Which is my favorite. Not But somehow I feel like it's the least nutritious I'm so glad you mentioned that. That was my bad cashews. Have the most zinc and zinc right now super important because zinc is an immune booster? Oh how much has shoes made my day. I love cashews. I by the great big Containers from the price club stores COSCO and BJ. Than I could be dangerous.
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"kaling" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Subscribe to shortwave from NPR. Let's get back to my interview with Mindy Kaeling. She Co created and is the main writer of the new series. Never I ever which has now streaming on net flicks. She got her start on the series. The office playing Kelly Kapoor. She was also a writer and producer on the series so last year you had a movie called late night in which you played an aspiring comic who gets a job basically. She's the minority higher for late night. Tv show tonight show. Connor show that that's been hosted for thirty years by a woman played by Emma Thompson and Emma. Thompson's character has become kind of out of touch with what people especially younger people find funny She's very arrogant But she's told by the executives than the the show becomes more relevant in the ratings pickup. She's out so to shake things up a little bit figures okay. We'll do a minority hires. She hires us. It's not like she has any faith in you. It's kind of like you're hired. And then you have to deal with an all white male writers room and a host to is pretty condescending. Were you a diversity higher when you started working on the office. Yes yes proud diversity higher and do you think like that was a successful diversity? Higher like you were hired to add diversity. Diversity was needed and you turned out to be exceptionally talented. So it was kind of I mean. Do you see that as a win win. Win for the office and a win for you definitely. I think the program was invaluable and I think that. Nbc was at that time. The only one of the major networks. That was doing something like that at the time. I didn't think so At the time I thought it was really humiliating. Actually because the way that that works is a diversity. Higher is no cost to the show so when you get hired And you're a minority and through the NBC Diversity Hiring Program you know that the NBC is paying the cost of your salary. Not The show. So that's why the show is incentivized to hire minorities and What ends up happening. There's this phenomenon that would happen there. Is that a writer get hired for a year and then they only pay your salary the first year so if you are going to continue on for second year. They won't pay her salary anymore. So you'd have this phenomenon on these shows because other network started doing the same thing where you'd have a minority writer who is a staff writer. Which is the entry level writing job? And then the next year there'd be a different staff writer because it to promote them the show would have to take on the cost of staff so everybody knows that this is the case so when you go into a show your biggest sensitivity is that everyone thinks the only reason you were hired is because you were free whereas everyone else had. They had to pay good money for them. And I don't know whether how much people are actually thinking about that or whether that was just in my head but it was just one of these subtle ways that I felt that I was a little bit less than the other writers. But it's tricky right because the programs incredible and it got me into the business and many other people who now have have nice careers in Hollywood. Yeah it's it's a complicated thing I that's why I wrote the movie late night because I wanted to talk about it. The office is having this huge resurgence. Misuse Renaissance. It's I think. Sound like three different channels including comedy central. There's like marathons. What impact is that having on a new seeing that security is like not only back on TV. But it's pretty popular you know. It's incredible it's funny. How many fourteen fifteen year old kids will come up to me at the airport? Because they've been cheated on net flicks and they've seen everything I mean. I remember about three or four years ago. I got a call from one of my agent saying hey this young singer. Songwriter would love to sample a section of one of your episodes. I think you wrote it in your voice in it as Kelly demand if they do that she's like an l. a. based indie singer Songwriter. And I said yes. Sure that's fine. She and I just assigned something and it was Billy Bush and she wrote a song called. It was called my strange addiction. Which is one of her big hits and the song samples different parts of the office because she loves the show so much in fact she would even say it's not love it's like she's obsessed with the show and she seen. I think she seemed the entire series from season one to season nine all the way through like four or five times and so she wrote a song about it and I'm sampled in it and I didn't. I didn't understand who she was at the time. So attack this real impact on this this younger generation. It's been great because that's not a show that I think could be made now or not. I think there's just a heightened sensitivity now to viewers. That wasn't there when the show came out. But it's it's strange right because the show is more popular now than it was. I think even than when we first certainly the first season of the show where we really struggled I think that network executives the way that Michael Scott behaves in the kind of stuff that he says. I think they would have a real fear that there would be blogs and articles and petitions written against them. I remember in the first season of the office. There is a joke where diversity day where Michael is talking to a Mexican American character named Oscar and he says you know Oscar. You're Mexican in an Oscar. Says he has no pride Mexican says well. Is there a term you would like to use it less offensive? And then he's like then Mexican and he's like there isn't anything offensive. And it's this. It's this big it's a it's a very like icon. Michael Scott Joke. But I can't see you know I'm creating shows now I can't see that being okay with a lot of heads of studios and networks to have that kind of show and the reason why the joke is funny because this character has this is so sweetly bigoted you know and I think. That'd be hard to reconcile. Now how can you care to be so bigoted but you still cheer for him and you still want him to become a better person. And I think there's so much fear now of a bad reaction from people that they don't want to take those kind of creative risks and do you think that that's a shame I do i. I'm not offended by very much. But then again I have also not been marginalized a lot of ways that people are so it's tricky. I grew up loving comedy. I give people the benefit of the doubt so general. I'm less offended but at the same time There are people who are you know? I'm I think I'm very lucky. But it's too bad because I I do think the show is very funny and I don't think you know having been there. I do not think it was made by people who are trying to be offensive or push forth you know bad a- bad agendas so it. I think it's too bad jokes about how clueless Michael is. It's it's yeah it's it's not an insult against Being Mexican I. It's it's a joke about how Michael never gets it right but Michael is also the lead of the show and the person who's point of view or often the one you hope finds love and and I think that would maybe be problematic now whereas if he was a side character that was supposed to be like the racist guy that would be a little bit easier to stomach but he was the person in power but in madman wrong. You know I'm often surprised at what's on. Tv and I just think that sometimes network since studios underestimate what Americans can handle and how sophisticated they are what they watch and has a fear that people will misinterpret a joke or you know. Be like very sensitive in a way that you hadn't expected. Has that been inhibiting your writing in any way. That's such a good question you know we. There's so much in. Never have I ever. That could be construed as offensive but because I think the lead is what people would call like marginalized person like a young Indian American girl. I think we're able to get away with stuff. Because of certain powerlessness that that demographic hasn't society honestly so I think it's easier for our character to lash out or her mother to say things that could potentially be offensive. Because it's like okay. Well you know they don't have a ton of power in this country right now and in terms of other shows I think with why I think students in our could be shy about doing that as I think honestly getting cancelled like. I'm not getting handled like in terms of TV terms but the cancel culture and litigation And fearing that. We're going to be you know the networks going to be the next woody allen getting dropped by His Book Publisher. Tina like for for something that they did. So I do think there's a lot of fear about that stuff that was not there in two thousand four when we started the show. Let's take another show break here. If you're just joining us. My guest is Mindy Caling. She Co created and is the main writer of the new series. Never have I ever which just started streaming on net flicks. We'll talk more after we take a short break. This is fresh air. The world is in a dark place. Find a light with. Npr's hidden brain stories and long-form interviews to brave uncertain times insights to understand yourself hidden brain. Listen and subscribe support for. Npr comes from whyy presenting the podcast. Eleanor amplified and adventure series. Kids love here reporter. Eleanor Atwood crafty villains and solve mysteries as she travels the globe to get the big story available where you get podcasts. Or at WHYY DOT Org. This is fresh air. Let's get back to my interview with Mindy Kaeling. She Co created and is the main writer of the new series. Never have I ever which is now streaming net flicks. She got her start on the series. The office playing Kelly Kapoor. She was also a writer and producer on the series. When you are on our show in twenty twelve your mother had died within the previous year and we had talked about that. A little bit and you. You had mentioned that when your mother was dying. She had pancreatic cancer and the cancer really changed her. And that nearly a year after her death you were still having trouble remembering your mother from before. She got sick as the memories of her being sick. We're still so vivid in your mind and I knew exactly what you meant because I went through the same thing with my mother when she was very sick with cancer. And I'm wondering if the images of your pre-cancer mother have come back to you as vividly as the post cancer images while I am..
"kaling" Discussed on Fresh Air
"I'm terry gross with fresh air today. Mindy kaeling she's the Co Creator and main writer of a new comedy series on net. Flix called never have I ever. Kaelin drew on her experiences in highschool to write the series. The main character Davy is a high school sophomore. Who Liked Kaeling is the daughter of Indian? Immigrants were Hindu. Dave is one of the smartest students in the school but is considered too nerdy to be popular and although she prays literally praised for a boyfriend. She's not close to having one killing. I became known for her role on the office. As Kelly Kapoor now that the office is syndicated and streaming. It's one over a new generation of viewers and a new set of killing fans. We'll talk about killings coming of age. Her comedy and being a diversity higher which inspired her film late night my.
When The Ecosystem Starts Dictating To The Market Everyone Loses
"Welcome today thirty. Six of the lockdown here in Malaysia looks like a bit of a stormy day. Thirty six actually right now here in Kale and I had one of those interesting conversations yesterday that I think lots of us are having right now. Those sort of random conversations that we just pick up and chat to someone. We haven't spoken to for a long time. We'll maybe ever and we're having conversation around industries and Ecosystems and markets and supply and demand. And I kind of came up with a bit of a theory so stick with me on these industries. Generally I think formed Wayne a market consumer accustomed has a need or want or desire that needs to be met the supplies then coming to provide that product or service to satisfy those needs wants and desires and then ultimately an ecosystem forms on top around them to support them with that Industry Associations Conferences Summits Support Sundry type industries. Legislators those kind of things. That's what I call the ecosystem so we've got the ecosystem at the top. We've got the supply in the middle and then we've got the demand the market the consumers at the bottom and I think what happens as industries tend to mature than the ecosystem at the top around it becomes kind of powerful in a way comes a little bit omnipotent and oftentimes they find themselves. I think pushing stuff down rather than having the market feedstuff up and I think that's where a lot of industries have got to over the years and happening right now is that I think a lot of those. Those ecosystems those industry associations and various bodies of being in a situation where they feel compelled or even maybe being asked to provide guidance and direction and everything else when in fact. I think it's GonNa come from the market. It's gotta come from the demand side. There's no point in an industry association saying these are the things we need to do to get through these and then the mock the consumer's deciding will actually auto won't that stuff anymore. And I think I don't know I just started playing around with this idea yesterday in this conversation but I think that's a pretty good summary. You've got demand then creates the supply that then creates an ecosystem but when it gets big enough the ecosystem starts to cascade back down again. And that's a dangerous situation if you're in a business or industry that's not being fed by the market continually in terms of that feedback. Loop
Cooking with What You Have with Lukas Volger
"I started started the book by examining my shopping habits and Realize that these ingredients are ones that I'm always putting in my basket whether I'm aware of it or not So that was that ended up being the organizing principle book. And so what? We've got our Hardy Greens beans canned and dried. There's summer squash Zucchini and yellow squash eggs cauliflower and Broccoli Winter Squash cabbage mushrooms. Tofu corn tortillas and sweet potatoes. Are Those ingredients that organized the book? Right good thanks for everybody to try to put in their market basket for those curbside pickup box. If they can I think Are you a vegetarian? I mean this cookbook is vegetarian. I am for like forty something years. I just wondered if you were to. Yeah I'm not a vegetarian anymore. I have been for various stretches my life and they'll probably go back to it again. right now. I'm I don't know it's hard to explain. It's just. This is my default style cooking. It's like weeknight. Cooking is always you know when I'm cooking at home. It's always vegetarian but I just have a sort of more lax Approach when I'm eating someone else's house are going out to eat And that's kind of what's working for you right now. Yeah well the book really has this. Let's see what I've gotten. My kitchen premise says the start of meal making as you say early on in the book and sort of not the what can I go by right now premise So and by the way I should tell people I love your e newsletter and your instagram feed And I'll tell people in the transcript of the show. Were also have a book giveaway. I'll tell them how to get. Subscribe to those With links but I believe it was last winter when you were doing like. I don't know an oatmeal challenge or something like that that I got totally hooked. Also about things like 'cause OATMEAL is not one of the things you just name to. But but you know you love good basic solid ingredients. That can do a lot of things down you. Yes exactly and the OATMEAL. I've done this challenge for myself three years in a row and it's In for the month of February it's Hashtag. I called Twenty eight days of oatmeal this past year to twenty nine days but It was exactly that'd be. It was one of those things where I realize you know what I eat oatmeal almost every day. And it is actually this blank canvas for all kinds of different toppings and so the challenge was to change up my My daily oatmeal every day and documented on instagram and it ended up being one of those things that really resonated with people. Because I think they you were eating. Oh maybe not every day. But he didn't get pretty often and had kind of fallen interacts with their toppings and didn't even really think to change it up but As I think it's one of those dishes that help you sort of be. Begin to cook intuitively and to begin to cook with story. What you've got your you know in the captions of that. I'm always just like oatmeal with poached egg and soy sauce. Scallions sesame seeds and you can sort of like immediately grasped how that comes together without having to you know. Put it into A recipe until that. That definitely informs the way I cook and the way I'm always trying to Get people to learn how to become better. Cokes and more intuitive cokes and more resourceful cooks with things that they've got on hands. Yeah and so Also I think it was on instagram. Recently you had and this is gonNA sound nutty to people probably if I might just say. The words roasted charred stems. You had a picture of roasted charts dams and you would think what the ACA. Why do I WANNA eat? Charred stems but it's just what you said at that of its even beyond waste not want not. It's like some of these bits and pieces just can make a whole other dish or an embellishment or flavor additive thing so what about rose to charge stems end the like because there seemed to be tricks like that in all your books. Charleston's is that is it sets a revelation And it really doesn't. It's one of those things that you really can't quite believe it until you do it. Because I I feel like they're all these people that are saying you know like Kale Stems. Dice them up and atmosphere stir-fry and I can't you know like I waste as little as possible. I can't fully get onboard with Kale stands there just to fibrous to really enjoy so. I'll throw those into a juice or I'll compost them but the Charleston's just become you know something completely you know it's like they. They almost turn into this delicious like Spring Vegetable. I'm just GONNA tender and has this I think of it is like on an almost asparagus. He flavor but different from the leaves and I'm always saving those and And roasting them in a hot oven around four hundred degrees. And you just want to come and tell you know. They're they're quite tender I think I think it's best when the crunches is removed from them and it usually takes about fifteen twenty minutes but then just chop those up and I add them either to my Greens that I've Sauteed I'll throw them into a Taco filling or in any any area into an Omelette into a grain bowl. Something like that. And it's just I mean it's crazy that that's chart that has the leaves which are one thing and the stamps which are when at another thing entirely and Just like it. It's kind of a little miracle Speaking of Greens you have A recipe in the book. And you know here. We are with our. You know curbside pickup boxes as I said before of whatever. And maybe we're hopefully where patronizing During this time we're shopping is difficult. Patronizing local farms and alternatives to be able to get fresh stuff You have a greens recipe. That's deceptively simple marinated. Greens it. Tell us about that one. Yes so this is Sort of comes from the place of me getting home to from the farmers market. It's my apartment in Brooklyn and having several ate a lot of green so I'm always buying you know three or four bunches of green so the time. The last eight stretch days and having to make space in the fridge for all those screens when they're in their raw state is One of the tasks I find more tedious than other tasks and idea. Here is that Rather than trying to space in the fridge I'm cleaning them and cooking them down and then taking a step further marinating them which is just I I'm quoting them. In some fresh olive oil and seasoning with some pepper flakes and salt and pepper. And it's just. Kinda like frontloading Labor dealing with green and then it also This is something that I've I've been hoping to convey to readers I think has been clicking a little bit. It's it helps It helps people and it helps me indeed to see the Greens after their cook. Like that as sort of a component of a dish so I end up using those Greens and as like an inch. Lada filling or an omelette filling in all kinds of various ways where sound like a recipe standpoint at helps take the reader out of the the granular line-by-line ingredient lists and steps. And it helps them see. Oh all I'm doing is like cooking scrambled eggs here and then turning that into an Omelet with a handful of these Greens and a few little onions pickled in vinegar and a little bit of yogurt. And that's that so I tried to do something like the marinated. Greens with each of these vegetables. Each of these essentially so as to help Think of these Prepared this as like components as that helped I feel like I'm rambling. A little deputy ideas to see recipes more as an assembly of various components than has a granular line-by-line. So get out of the minute of
What's in Lisa's Amazon Cart
"We're GONNA jump right in now and start because we have a lot of products and then we have that crazy interview so rather than take up the entire day for people by the way. I don't know what else to do where to jump in and start talking about products. I wanted to start by mentioning a beauty product that I think is very relevant right now because I keep hearing from everyone that they're Harris so grey and they don't know what to do and I always joke like if I don't get my hair color on a month that I Albert Einstein so it's like wishful thinking actually Bam Bam looks exactly like Albert Einstein. But she does not use this product. I do this is a product that I highly recommend to anyone that has any kind of routes that they had issues with. And it's something called. Wow or color while I just call it. Wow powder that's like my shorthand name for it and it looks like this like it almost looks like it would be like some kind of makeup like a plush or something and it comes in a little black case and it comes with a little brush and you could just touch up your roots and it really works so guys. I know you can't eat this but if you're out there and you're wondering why your hair's not looking as good as it did a month and a half ago this color. Wow is the answer to all of your needs honestly. You're wearing a hat today. Did you not put on your color while I did? Not if I took my hat off I would for writing you. We'll be putting my collar. Wow on later before I agree. My facebook live all right all right but now we'll get back to the food. So let's jump into the snack category because I don't know I find myself snacking throughout the day. More eating fewer like big meals and more snacky type things. I don't know if you guys are doing the same thing. I'm totally doing that. Mike is very snacky the other day he came into the Kitchen. And he's just like. I need carrots yesterday. At least see snacking healthy. Good for you. Did you put peanut butter on an even think about that. Wow what is wrong with me? You know what it is is. I think. Peanut butter a peanut butter as a as like dessert. And putting on carrots takes a desert out of it so I have Hamas that I got yesterday that I'm GonNa probably my carrots into. Yeah My love. Carrots in homeless But this one snack that I have to tell you it shocked me. But it wasn't until the corn that I really discovered it and I think it was because early on when I was still going to stores I went to this market that I loved And it had this there and then I realized that on Amazon and then it just changed my life. But Brad's I don't know if you know Brad's a lot of people out. There probably are familiar with breads. I if there is a Brad. He makes a lot of great crunchy kind of vegetable items. He makes chips and Dried fruit and he makes this stuff called. Brad's Crunchy Kale. And it comes in all these different flavors added. These are absolutely the best option if you like Kale and you don't want to make your own Kale chips but you still want them to be healthy. I think Brad's is basically the only option lease. It's the only option for me because serving only has eighty calories. There's two servings bags so even if you accidentally eat the whole bag which is exactly what I do. Eat the whole bag and I always do the math. Like if you get a bag of something. Don't you always the math to find out what's going to happen if you ate the whole bag? So smart That's what I do like. Everybody you guys probably do. 'cause you're hungry Earl Campbell? We do because you. I feel like Oh this is such a you know. There's so many food fakers out there when you go. And there's like three and a half servings and their one hundred ninety calories and fourteen grams of fat this is a real find. It really is and the flavors are amazing. My favorites are Nacho and cheese. It up and they're just like cheesy flavorful crunchy but not greasy and the bag is a good size to serving. So it's not like an eight serving bag where you're going to accidentally eat eight servings and then feel sick afterwards. One of those is up but I think the cheese might actually be Vegan. That sound right. Oh yes there's a big giant V on the bag that I'm holding now isn't that doesn't stand for very good at Stanford. Yes no wonder why Lord these are disappearing and now I know why are you know Lawrence been eating them highly recommend and they have by the way two to three smart points. Serving not bad. Have you tried the vampire killer? One is it's super hot or is it just kind of mild hot. You know. I never tried that one. I've only tried the cheese. It up the ranch. And the NACHO It must be sold out. I don't think you kill a vampire with heat. I think you kill vampire with garlic garlic. Yeah you wonder why. All the Vampires Mike's life are still alive. Okay next NAK. This is something that I have loved for a long time and actually out of the now and I have to order more Bader bean. Boom I like I just like to say that might have been better boom crunchy broad beans fava beans or broad beans. They come in hundred calorie bags in every flavor. Under the Sun there brought to us by our. Bff's at enlightened people who make the best ice cream on the planet these beans come in nine hundred million flavors exact and they just keep creating more flavors and I don't know how they keep doing it. But it's like flavors like sea salt. They're Saracho a barbecue. Ran to sweet onion and mustard. Which is my favorite Nacho cheese buffalo wing garlic and onion cocoa dusted and sweet cinnamon wildfires meadow. Good like I don't know how they make them so crispy crunchy like they're just unbelievable. I've turned so many people onto these snacks I know I always give them out at our events and people go nuts for them and they go nuts they're not not actually stats are way. Better than nuts But they go crazy because of how they satisfy whatever craving for whatever like potato chips type snack you would want and these are just better for you. They have five grams of fiber in each little. Tiny hundred dollar back and only two smart point right. Yeah and protein to write your. There's like seven grams of protein. Forgot about them. That's unbelievable and very satisfying. The kind of reminded me of Member like in Grade School. You'd get corn nuts in your bag of your lunch bag coordinates but one hundred times better than corn nuts. That's so funny that you say that because the next snack that I have is actually exactly what you're saying. So yes they are a little like nuts but if you really do like the real thing or not this next neck which is called love. Corn will like blow your head off of your body honestly. Oh No north. Imagine like you have corn nuts. They they almost like it. Feels like they're gonNA break your teeth. I don't care if you were like two six eleven or ninety seven years old. It feels like your teeth can't stand up to the core nuts but love corn. It's like the size of a regular corn kernel and the texture is. It's got that bite and that crunch but it doesn't threaten the enamel of your tooth you don't feel like your teeth are GonNa fall out of your face when you eat them. And they're so good again little bags ninety calorie bags and their little sweet and they come flavors like sea salt and there's like a chilly flavor that super spicy and then a smoked barbecue flavor that I love and you can get variety packs. I am not kidding. I have like forty eight of them in Mysore right
Roundabout Roundup: TaxAct, Kale Salad, and Fountains of Wayne on NPR
"Find this useful enjoyable as we do. And we call this our roundabout roundup. Now I'm on an instagram streak lately. As you know when my recommendations it's Nicole's instagram minutes. My instagram yeah shadowed. And I have another one for you today. many of you might have already seen this some of you haven't but it's Definitely an account worth following. If you want some humor in your day. Some of its lighthearted. Some of it's a little on the darker side accounted Posts all sorts of means and jokes and OSS random stuff. It's called at Hale Salad so Kale as in the vegetable very surprised and that didn't mending anything. That has the word Kale in. It seem so unlike you I. I don't even know why it's called Kale Salad like I don't. I don't know the story behind it. I don't know actually both Kale and salad seem wrong so wrong. I know it pains me to even say the word Kale imagine eating it. So I don't know what the story is behind that the name of the account but anyway it is definitely a mix a salad got of just various different look a different names and different jokes and different does random things come off the internet look darker humor lighthearted so anyway when a pops up on your feet is always good for a laugh so or chuckle throw them a follow. The they've got a lot of followers already But I remember when they first started out and sell them for awhile got in on the ground floor so anyway yeah because there are three point eight million followers now which is really cool. Well yeah so. That's my recommendation and Terry. What do you have well? I have been slow to get my taxes done this year. There's been a lot going on and now of course. All the deadlines have been extended till July fifteenth both in my state and federal. So there's all the more reason to procrastinate and I have been struggling against that and trying not to do 'cause I just WanNa get it off my mental plate. You know. I've used a bunch of different online tax services over the years and as it works out now my kids and I all used different ones so I did my son's taxes on turbotax. I did my daughter's taxes with her on H R block but my tax my husband's taxes I do on tax act DOT com. I just over the years who switching one to the other found want to be particularly easy to use so I started doing it again this this year. Sort of slowly thinking you know what if? I don't get it done by April fifteenth. It's okay I still got time all do it as I can. And this past week This will be like a week ago by the time you're listening to this. They came up with something that says tax act will donate ten meals per return now through April fifteenth. So if you do your taxes on time they will donate ten meals through feeding America. So if you in this time of suspended reality are having trouble getting it together to get your taxes done. What this being a little impetus go on tax at their release of us. They guide you through things. They're reasonably priced. And you can feel good about yourself for more reasons than just. I got off my plate by putting something on somebody else's plate so check it out if you are like me hanging onto that task too long. Thank you and let's What about Your Catherine? What have you got for instance week? Well yesterday Terry mentioned Adam Schlesinger from fountains of Wayne and many other projects and bands that he unfortunately passed away from cove. Nineteen and there have been some really great tributes and you know play lists and things out there honoring him and I have been a huge fan of mountains of Wayne for many many many years and I think that that was the last band that I saw live which was a longtime go. But anyway it's it's just such a loss and one of the things you can do is. Npr has had done a fountains of Wayne. Tiny desk concert And that's really fun to watch so I will have the link to that In our show notes. It's just a nice way to Look back fondly on right on that particular musician.
"kaling" Discussed on Stand-Up w/ Chris Distefano
"Impromptu. Seen all you gays out there checking gig only yes <hes> so that's michaela from comedy death ray <hes> comedy the three album which was a show that ran for a while and which later became comedy bang bang who scott arkham and now the podcast and and comedy death ray that album was recorded <hes> a during a twelve hour fourth anniversary show twelve hours so that what we just turned was from a twelve hour show yeah that's sick. I was the longest show you've ever done like been apart or long as set. I've ever done both both. The longest set i've ever done. I would say is probably like seventy minutes. I don't believe in like a standard yeah our yeah i don't believe in in the whole like to our shows or i feel like it's it becomes about more about the comedian and the ego of the comedian they wanna stay on stage for all those hours as opposed to the enjoyment of the audience so i feel like you know people who wanna do these two hour sets. It's it's about them not about the audience and <hes> i you know it's just my school thought i don't everybody's got a different opinion on it but dave chapelle set like a record for like the longest set or something like that. You do like six hours at the comedy cellar one tonight yeah you're right at six o'clock in the morning and the laugh factory for six hours. Seven minutes believe that guy could just keep fucking icon. He can do whatever the hell he wants but i just think about like the wait staff. I'm like some of these. You know. It's not you union rules. They're not getting paid aid and their families and shit. I mean that's not his problem but still it's like you know. Come on guy. You gotta do six hours to six o'clock in the morning. Add more drinks. Thanks to the minimum. Stop serving alcohol at some point. I think like legal actually no. You don't not new york but people don't i mean people can't keep drinking. You know i yeah yeah i don't know. Did you do this weekend. Was your birthday interest for your birthday now. I had one beer last night alone on my website. <hes> that's really on your left sat on a couch one beer alone one beer alone is fine. It's not you're not an alcoholic or not like down. You know it gives you a little buzz and i'm thirty five now. Beers go downs smooth now. It's a little nervous like i can just drink talking ice cold beer now like a god damn american man and i just i i was a little nervous yesterday. I was like wow this is going down like easy yeah so i love light beer. So oh yeah i get what you're saying. It's like water. I drink some icelandic beer. Last night had a viking helmet on the front of it and i was like that's my birthday. It was good though a love for you <hes> here for this yeah here for this wig. I want to chicago this weekend to show zanies comedy club. <hes> i mean just one of the best comedy clubs in the whole country show sold out by like buying that city chicago is such an amazing city. Thank you to all the fans that came out. I mean i can't explain to have you been there in a call no okay. I have yet to meet the being well what we're going to do yet. Get to flip the palm. Lil little uncle gay chrissy right here is going to his next comedy central our special in chicago and in your come in a wet. Do your come in a way. Is that confirmed that it's going to be there or are you just like you can them and i'm doing a second spanish as the people are lovely peeps at commonsense..
"kaling" Discussed on Stand-Up w/ Chris Distefano
"You're listening to comedy central. I was at the movies <hes> <hes> yesterday and before the movie started they had this long ad bad where there are trying to say like you know those ads where it's like don't download things illegally etc and the way they did is they were like back. You wouldn't steal a purse would you. You wouldn't think of stealing a car and i was thinking about it as watching it. I was like you know what i would steal a car. If it was as easy as like touching the car and then thirty seconds later i owned the car the and like i would steal a car by stealing the car the person who owned the car car. They got to keep the car and steel car. If <hes> no one had ever met uh-huh ever bought a car before that was kaeling from comedy death ray in two thousand seven sustained up at christmas stuff for knowing the cowboys. What a cute little show. We have what a cute show today comedy central. We changed her name from comedy central khloe to g._d._p. Gaels khloe gals autocratic not here so instead. We have a jar of honey honey. How are you doing today. <hes> love first of all. Your boy has a huge crush on mindy caling married probably or whatever i'm sure she is but <hes> i'm sure i've always loved mindy kelly even if she wasn't she's. I'm probably not her type but i've always loved mindy mindy kaeling yeah and i didn't know she did could stand up but just listening to her. She obviously knew she was hilarious genius but i didn't know that you ever did stand up so that was like a cute little surprised to find out well. I think she'd like a lot of like performance former stuff like her. Matt ban was like her first show. Okay she did in new york which like about <hes> <hes> ben affleck and matt that damon who if you if you could hear someone who pose a question if you could strap on a dildo while you cancer in a dildo if possible would you shop at a deal don't and bang out matt damon i or ben affleck i but i have to do both just okay. You know what actually yeah. I implies yeah. You have to accession of you have to do both. So who are you going to. Who are you doing. I and why matt damon out of the way and then move onto cute little benny you got it. I would if i was going to if one of them was going to bang me in the ass. I prefer both at the same time but if i had to go one by one i definitely would say mattamy tame. I okay because i feel like a little bit more gentle and then i would just let ben affleck fucking ravaged. I would try and seduce ben affleck nick and then go into his pocket and take out his phone and get jennifer garner's phone number call her. That's my scheme jennifer garner if you could bump posts with jennifer garner would you bumpers is the scientific term <hes> yeah. What's the what's the the game movie that she's in <hes>. I dunno no love simon. She's that's her. She's the mom in that movie and it made me cry so much. She does a little impromptu..
"kaling" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast
"Lives like you don't necessarily have to have a sitcom. The to be serious futures that future genitally you're falling a careful during. They would only take once like that character change. Of course, in the series, of course, it's movie, but on TV series, you have to come back to his characters again and again. So what you're saying about like not burning off a character for a joke like, 'cause you're gonna need them for the next ten episodes, or you know, even in short run like this, you need them for later on and you gotta make sure that it actually tracks feels real to. It's interesting because if you have like the character I played at the office, Kelly, you only need her for like a joke or to an episode. So it'll ks that she has like the insane backstory or ITO, big dramatic characteristics, personality traits and things, but you couldn't do that for almost anyone else. Otherwise, it's just like just only Steve Carell being able to do anything and you actually care. So that's something I, I feel like we learned I learned on the Mindy project where I was like, oh, things are gonna get like really fucking exhausting for me if we don't like flesh out some of these other character. Years until you like really care about them in their journeys? I don't think this answered her question, sorry. Okay. Okay, good. POV and this is sort of a follow question on that, but I think we couldn't talk about it in TV the way that you can talk about in TV. So thank you for at the end of our show is we do a one cool thing I think emailed you to warn you. Yeah. So did you have one thing? Okay. Maya one cool thing is the show on Netflix just started watching called the end of the fucking world are heard. It's great to watch it. Eight still good. What it does is that it's incredibly stylish. It's very dark and it doesn't look at the very beginning. This isn't a spoiler where the lead character kills the cat. 'cause he's a psychopath and you're like, whoa, I according to books that I've read about screenwriting and writing, you're not supposed to have to save the cat. So I thought that was really bold and it just incredibly stylish to really well directed, which is I never used to care about how things were directed or think about it. And then the other thing I've watched which I love is the miniseries godless, which I really want women to watch because I think they see western. I don't. Did you see? Scott Frank was. On the show. It's remarkable. It's so great. And I think that when when you see western, I think a lot of women are like like, I don't. That's not something I'm all that interested in watching, but two of the great characters in our women and roles that I think are just awesome that I have never seen in like any movie. So I just I just love that mini series in. I don't think there's going to be a season two. It doesn't seem like that kind of thing to tell you heard about season two that I just loved it. Merit weavers role is so great net and Michelle Dockery Santan. So there's two with your thing thing is we went down to the road last week, so the museum in downtown Los Angeles, and it's all remarkable. But this room we went into the very end and don't go into this video installation rooms because I don't want to. I didn't museum sector. See, you know, video is amazing thing done, call the visitors and it's this installation by Ragnar Carterton. I'm butchering his name, but it is a bunch of Icelandic folks who had this house in upstate New York in his hung out of this altar decrepit farmhouse. And they put on this earth thing. This song and song goes on like an hour, but they're all in different rooms, all headphones on their singing microphones and keeps repeating. But you see on all these different screens around the rooms as you wander around, you get close to confuse them, seeing their song or play whatever instrument they're singing. And eventually they all have come together and leave and it was beautiful. It was just it was like being inside the space once in a way, it was just really remarkable..
"kaling" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast
"Curtis is such a genius and has such a distinct voice and it wasn't until I was adopting someone else's distant voice. Oh, I think I have the distinct twice in. It's not the same as this person's voice. So it's been interesting being like, okay, well, people are really if they wanted to watch four wins in funeral as an adaptation into a miniseries, what would that look like and what did they want? Knowing that I'm doing it. So I'm trying to fulfill the promise of people who want to see that while also being like, okay, this is through the eyes of Mindy Kaeling and the biggest. The biggest change at we made as the lead is an African American girl and the the male lead. Is British Pakistani man, and so it's already, I'm like, okay, this is I feel like I can get on board with these two leads. And so right now you're just blue skying or you, you're breaking up. So what happens in this part of the room, we just finished blue sky, which is like the most fun period of pre production in our going into breaking the first episode. I mean, we wrote the first episode is actually written. So we're doing episode to. Which is like a little bit little bit harder, less fun soldiers road with the question, which I thought was perfect question for you. So it will try to answer this question Iran, Philadelphia rights. I've been developing my first feature film and I put in a lot of thought into point of view. The film is an unconventional romance. The majority of the film is through the point of view of the protagonist how to shift the POV at one point in the film, do you find that certain John rose lend themselves using POV in different ways? So he Lovie is crucial thing for things you've written. So the office of course, has that documentary conceit. His funeral, I will are you poaching POV in figuring out your stories and who is who can drive a seen by themselves? Well, you know, I can talk about it more from TV's and features because I'm only written like two features, but I will say that in TV, it's kind of trial and error. You see, like, okay, we know in at least in the menu. We know Danny can do appeal showing, we know Mindy. Ken, Adam pally seems to be able to be in that character and then she'll do character on the show and it somehow not working and it's like an, it's often because as a pubic hair to like we, we didn't take the time at the beginning. You have to establish like, who are the leads in her, the secondary characters, and it's a real thing which is, and when you have a secondary character, the only reveal themselves a secondary character when they try to have a story and it just is not as interesting, and I think that we did that in the office to it's like, if you wanted to leave there is like five characters who could hold a story. And if you try to do that with some announce story wouldn't make a lot of sensitive office, she would have Phyllis. His wedding was the name of the story. Shoot often be like the cover story of an episode, but it really reveal itself, which is, and that's something you do at the very beginning, you have to decide particularly in comedy that you're not gonna like burn your characters, offer jokes, and. Make it so that you wouldn't be able to. They're not a fully three dimensional POV character. It's actually something that unfo- Reading's we've really want there to be. It's an hour long. So more than ever you really need these like strong POV characters. You can't have funny secondary characters. You make up some crazy back story for them for a joke in you. You know, you sacrifice something that's their character just to be like, do comedy bid. And so for weddings, we've been like, okay, these, this is an hour long more than two characters to build a cab story. So it's like eight characters had to be fully three dimensional characters, and I think film is is great that way. 'cause there's not. There's like sitcoms like a boot liveability thing that movies have to have that sitcoms don't have to have. I think, where it's like, no, we demand all the characters be fully three. Dimensional is characters with like active internal.
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"In the next one there that this art Dr boss is gonna freak out that that would actually be the case. So it just looks like, oh, Mindy didn't like that person in one of them off the show. And most of the time you're like, I hired this person. I, I would never want them just to be like off the show in this kind of way. It makes no sense. So. We'll talk about specific actress, but having watched, I think almost every episode of your show. There were best friend characters or other friends. And so many. We have friends sometimes friends. Other times there was probably a focus a question of like, is this a work show or Mendis homelife show is the kind of stuff it was. It was interesting to things right if you look at thirty rock or parks in ragged, like Liz lemon in Lizzy. Nope, have no girlfriends except for the people that they work with. And the beginning of my shows like, oh, it would be great if she had. I love sex in the city and I would love to have girlfriends. But what ended up happening is we were at work so much. So you'd end up having this thing, like, how do we get the best friend at work for the record? I really loved having that. I like that challenge in. We've always had great actors who would play my friends on the show. And then what would happen was that the network would say that's working cut it. We don't wanna see them, and but would it always felt like and you you had fights. You're like, I don't think people necessarily understand this when they watch show you have these like I don't wanna do that. I want to write them a sendoff or when it keep doing that. And then it's just like, do you want your show to continue on the air? No, until like and it. So you learn like, oh, things don't work the way where you know it's going to be better creatively. And I don't know that other streaming platforms or cable networks don't do that the same way. But I think there's a reason why the comedies that most people are really enjoying are not on networks because I think that there's these panicky edicts to get rid of things or change things up that make sometimes shows that work at the beginning. So it was. We were so lucky we came back after there is I liked so much as I season, but it was so rocky there is it was like some inconsistency, particularly the first thirteen episodes where it was like this is bills a little bit out of control. That kind of that sort of even doubt Lynn later. I don't think this was true of your show, but they've been definitely shows. I've seen in the first season where it was clear the air out of order or they rejected the plan because like I characters introduced, you know, upset five actually showed up in three. It's always weird if you're to see they love and episodes. They're like, we wanna air this. Now I'm like a character has a broken arm in this episode that doesn't have a broken arm in the previous one or something. It just doesn't make any sense, and it's coming a good place like, hey, and is always like a development exact who's just like, we want to save this shows..
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"So we had this just as small rim into then after the second week of talking kind of blue sky about the characters, then it was like, oh, here we have these six episodes. Let's go. We one of them's already written. We have five episodes. What would be like? What would be great or funny things. I mean I had that was all like, well, above my pay grade that was kind of Greg deciding what he wanted to do in pitching jokes on how that could be funnier twists and turns in the story, what's happening in the room. Are you pitching jokes, actual dialogue jokes, or you pitching. You know, conflicts little bits of would work like this, like how much to dialogue or you get into in the room in the rim goes off script. I think at the office, the first season a would be like, if Greg or polyurethane who are like the Kelly PEP's on the show is they had like a turn of phrase or piece of dialogue that they thought Michael could say or Dwight would say, then that would go into the script. I mean, I don't really know how many even like usable bits of dialogue or jokes. I even contributed, but not that much late in later shows like what we did at the Mindy project, which has a completely different rhythm. And because what happened, Mindy was it was a couple office writers, but not that many because they are all still working on the office because I had done my first season of Mindy was the last season of the office. So those guys are still employed. I had actually, I don't know if I had any office writers. My first season. I don't think I did it was I had a couple. Thirty rock writers. A couple Simpson writers in the other writers, one Simpson writing and everyone else was late night TV from Jimmy Fallon and in Colbert. So the style of that show was very different from the office for a lot of a lot of reasons in a monkey memory. But the joke rhythm was became a little bit more. The office has tons of jokes, but it was like it was more of like a hybrid ahead like real like more thirty rock Simpson's like joke, dense type of show. And that became the a show where there's a lot of dialogue in the outline. That was because I was in the room and I was the lead. So it's felt like, okay, if I said something and it made people offer, I liked it. It would just stay in the final script. So Richard bloom, Chris girlfriend. She's a similar situation where you have on on mini project where she's in the room for breaking stories in sort of figuring out, but then is ultimately the star of the show has to go often be the star of the show. Mindy project. How did you split your time between, you know, I am the person. I'm the Showrunner and I'm also the star of the show. How are you splitting back north between those roles incredibly time consumptive, particularly when we are at FOX, it was just a real seven day week job. So I would. Good work at like my culture maybe like five or five thirty. We do these lakes that first season thing, we're on a show you like thirteen hour days and why the first season, what's different because una first season scripture longer because you're not sure what's going to work and what's not gonna work. So you need to shoot longer things. You don't know yet the characters, you don't know who they are yet. So things are a little bit over written. And by the end of Mindy were doing leg, I think eleven hour days which was great. But the beginning was like thirteen fourteen hour days and then I would come. And then once if there's a lighting set up at universal writer's room was really it was just like across the ways of really close. There's a leading Senate for like forty, five minutes. I would go to the regimen see check in see what they were working on, and then I would go back over and just setting than when I rapped at night six or seven, I would like edit till about like ten than go home. So it was having on the weekends. I would just go over my lines for the next week, but then also on Saturday, probably going to post..
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"I think that Cheryl was cracked to guttered is smart reasons successful for very, but because he was talking about of early on fan, slayer and just like when things were in chaos, you know, that's kind of a really great time to calm board because they're open to new ideas and you're there while they're figuring stuff out. Did you sees a documentary about the Dana Carvey show? No, I haven't. Okay. So it's a great great documentary about like, why? How could this go wrong? Because the writing staff? Sure. You know it was like Colbert corral Charlie Kaufman, Robert Carlyle. He was just like, dinos it has huge, and it was an, of course, Dana Carvey was the star at the height of his powers and had this hugely talented staff of a white man, but it did terribly got cancelled. I think I think in this season early season and it was so fascinating because you're like, how did that not go? Well, I think maybe because there's so much scrutiny on it wherever it was like, we can't wait to see rubbing their hands and we can't wait to see Dana Carvey does, and it was probably there's just so much crew. The office was the opposite of that, which was I think that I don't wanna speak out of turn here and because Greg knows better than I was like a staff writer. So like I truly didn't know what was going on that much. But my sense of it was at the office was like, okay, six episodes. Like, let's just like let this run its course, and frankly are for season like we did terribly. I still love those first season episodes is there so funny. But I also think I moves particularly attached to them because it was my. Experience writing TV. It was just completely intoxicating and it was such a small room and I was like, oh, my sure. So cool in meaning between Novak so cool. And mean everyone's so cool in me, and I hope they become my friends and felt like we were just doing like such there by the way. Now they're going to be like, would you was when me the podcast, they're both there. I was gonna save. They're both very nice which is also not true, but they're both perfectly nice and have since become good friends. But I just I've never been around like this level of concentrated comedy of people who just knew what they were doing and and I was just trying to keep up but talking about know what you're doing because I don't. I've never ridden half hour. I don't really good sense of what the process is like in the room, and I'm sure it's different for certain shows in other shows, but as has breaking episode. So you have a general sense of the sort of big things are happening. What is how many days are you there? Figuring out this is the episode. Before someone goes off and right said, like on this oil later shows. Will be took. I just took the way that we had done things at the office in brought that unto the Mindy project. I did a champions and the now at four is in a funeral. Like we're, we do things the same way and the way that we didn't do the way the Greg did it was that we would kind of blue sky or talk about the entire series for several weeks, maybe two weeks. And then we would take a couple of days and talk about each character in like, what made them funny? Why? What was their wound? Why? How would they react in certain different situations backstory, and that's when you know those first couple of weeks is when you figure out like, okay, twit shoot has a beet farm that kind of thing. Michael Scott will like, you know, he's talks about his mother but in his stepfather, but we never really know about his dad. I don't even know how far we got was, but we just and then we just went through all the main characters on the show ended that of this point how to pilots Griffin written or this before the policy was written because of a special case on the off. That's right yet will Greg adapt to the pilot Ardy shot the pilot. So then when I came aboard, so then when they're hiring staff, that's when Mike like Mike me, Polydor Stein that we came aboard in BJ head was in the pilot, but he was in the regime as well..
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"And I think because of the subject material which we didn't know at the time. Time was because the material people were like even more interested in in seeing it in. So we did three performances and then we were like voted. I, we didn't even know there was like a a thing at the end where they the Sundance or invert this illegal, here's the awards 'cause it was. We didn't know how could you possibly see everything. So we won best production at that fast production is there's just the two of you. Correct? Just to it's too. There's like a sofa it actually, it's it's very much like a sitcom set. It's just a present to so fi and then Justa living room. I think we kind of subconsciously just felt like, okay, yeah, this should just look like a a sitcom, but it was very easy to move that play around and we just needed the two of us in. We couldn't have paid any other actors to do, which is why I acted in it. And that was very lucky because if I hadn't done that, I wouldn't. I don't think been a performer on the office. So, yeah, no, at this point, are you Mitch. Indicating or using your longer name, like, where were you out in your? I think because I was so even though I didn't have an agent or anything, I had done stand up before that. And I remember this so distinctly that I had spent weeks and weeks trying to get in this one stand up show that was at this little hotel in the east twenties, and we sommes had like this. I worked so hard. You like Titanic. And you had to ask a friend who already performed in it a moose, barely a friend. They could ask someone to do it, and this wasn't the time when anyone was like, yeah, let's try to make room for people who look different is like a, it's fine if it's all white man and one guy's girlfriend. That's fine. We can do a whole night and I finally did it and I remember the MC butchered my last name when he was introducing me in like, made a joke about it and I don't show cowling him. And so he was so he, I don't even think he meant to only a racist guy, but because he. I it up. He did like a little Indian accent to cover for it. And then when I was, I was so shaken because I didn't know how I wasn't like good at standups. I didn't know how to like roll with it and deal with like a white stand up comedian who doesn't know how to pronounce it long Indian name that it just I think the set went terribly. I invited all my friends to come see it and I remember in the subway going home, one of my best friends is have Asian and I was sitting there and I have to not have that feeling anymore where people feel not even people who are racist. They feel uneasy about saying my name because they don't know how to pronounce it. Like I was like, you know what? I know I Bob Dylan did it. I know I would. He did it like if they did it and their names are even more like easy pronounced like Jewish names, like I gotta just do this and it was. It was weird because I was like, I wonder my parents are going to think if I suggest this and it was interesting because my mama taking my dad's name that she was a doctor and she's like, you know what? We totally get this. Violet back at my career, it. Might have been easier. And I asked my dad because it's his last name and he's like, oh my God do it. So there were only real obstacles. I was thinking of, like, okay, we'll Howard gonna make them feel, but I was so happy. I did it archers. Mosman too. So. German is m ESE pronounced Mayes e, but no one ever could pronounce the name. So this hesitation ago is me's answer the first ten seconds of meeting. Anybody was just cracked how name it's just a terrible way to start any new conversation. And so between graduating from school in Iowa and moving Los Angeles, I took my dad middle name August. That's my last name and it's. By some cheese, so it's just making life easier thing, isn't it? So interesting..
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"I'll tell you, I went to man and took a play writing, but I felt that I like pretty much learned nothing from play writing in college. I think the classes I took in terms of writing didn't help. He's not. The classes were bad. It's just that wasn't experiences that helped me. It was writing short plays for my friends to perform because that's when I got to see. Okay. What you actors like to say how to actress do because otherwise, when you're just taking class, you have no idea. You can write a one. I play try to write a. Full length play, but we've great professors, but none of that was really helpful. Frankly, none of that was really fun. It was all extracurriculars college. That kind of taught me what I wanted to do because I took improv and I would do these like short one I plays that. I'd put up at our like blackbox theatre Dharma's in. That's what was like, okay, we'll, this is really what I wanna do. So doing this extra things like, how did you did you find a tribe of really great smart fund people you could start to write for? Or what was the? How did you get into that stuff? Because what you're describing seems very with a lot of people like whatever the degree they got. Great. But it was everything else that was not part of the college curriculum that was relate what they learned during those years. It will you really helped me because I really wanted to make friends and I was nervous about making friends. So what helped me was as like, okay, I'm this loser who came to college. I have no friends. I really liked dynamic funny actor type personalities because they didn't know what a comedy writer was or anything back then. And so. So I met them, they're doing improv, and because I was like funny enough to get in the improv team though, not like the funniest person on the team by any measure. Those are the people that I started hanging out with, and then I was like, oh, it'd be fun to write for them. And what I found is often I would write myself parts and things simply because there is just at least in Dartmouth in the early two, thousands, there was not a ton of young women that were like, oh, I wanna really put myself out there as comedian. So I was, I kind of did it because we, I was like, oh, there's Mel roles and I loved the attention, but I was more scared of it. Now coming out of college. What was your plan and what were the actual? I kind of know months and years like come out of college at what was the next steps you did yet? That was a really exciting period. But if I look back in my life in think about the time when I felt the most like uneasy and depressed, I'm not a depressed person of the time that I felt like what's going to happen. Post college was really fucking hard and. I graduated twenty one in his office at twenty four. So we're talking three years, but it's at time when a single week feels like last year when you're so ambitious and no one knows you are known as giving you an outlet and it was really hard because at the time by the time they ended my time at Dr meant I was like a big like I was like a big star in the drama, comedy performing world, like it was great that I went there because I would not have been the case. If I'd gone to like an actual artsy school like Yale or you're something I would never have continued onto be writer, but because nobody really wanted to, I wanted to do their this is like, well, past fill in Chris where all ready had already graduated. I didn't overlap with them at all. Like I was felt like such a big shot on that campus and then went to New York. And it was just that thing that I didn't think would happen to me, which was that nobody cared. I was babysitter. I couldn't get that one. I wanted to just go straight to SNL. We'd. Have like a Harvard lampoon. We had like comedies paper guy used to write for, but it didn't have that kind of pre professional edge to it, and it wasn't like an alumni network that can sort of get you in places..
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"And then the first thing I wrote was plays because plays writing dialogue, seemed easier than writing anything else. So I thought that was significant that the first thing I would write was just how you say in speak things now feels like probably natural for children to ride dialogue rather than writing like fiction or nonfiction, typing typewriter writing things that you and your friends perform or they just for you or Oh, I I had had no friends. friends. So So. me just me and I would show it to my mom and dad. So I was really raised with this idea of like, how do I please? Mom and dad hydro please mom and dad. So I'd write things that I thought they would think was funny. So the first thing I remember writing, I think my dad's still has a somewhere. Was a comedy play about a haunted house. And I remember when people ask for the reason I've done so many interviews people. I was like, what was your first jokes that you wrote? And I think the I joke I wrote was in this play where a mummy said, a mummy who was living in the haunted, has a witch amount of empire lived in the haunted house, and the mummy turned vampire in his like, I don't know what the taxes are for this haunted house. I don't even think I really understood what taxes were, but it seemed like a grownup term. So that was probably the first I got a sense of the structure of a joke was a comment on a saying that these two people are talking doesn't related to haunted house like taxes, the hunt house, weird thing to join together. She already had that sense of a joke doesn't belong, and I see adult griping about things that they seem to think as funny as you know in in relatable is or just that my parents would about that. So that was the first thing. And I just more than writing though I just read, I think that you'll find that most writers Alec I have a six month old baby, so I. I don't read as much now, but almost everyone I know who is a screenwriter TV writer read so much as a child, and it wasn't like classy books that read through all the hardy boys all the baby sitters club, pamphlets magazines, you know like anything that would come come because I wasn't really allowed to do anything else, and I wasn't good at sports, so obsessively or to, and you know. So if I was in the bathroom, I would have to have some into read. So we'd like the back of shampoo bottles or every time we were in the car, I was reading. And so when I finally got my driver's license, I had no idea where anything was because I had never really looked out the window car just I'm just reading a book again at a gun actually get worried because I think that the desire to read would be so replaced so easily with looking at a phone. So I with my daughter, I have to get her and I'm so out of it that I don't even know. Do kids read books anymore. Do they rate on their ipads? I have no idea. The do still read books and kids. There's this whole moving towards kindles and stuff like that. But like my daughter still. I fiscal books, she's thirteen. So there's that they still will read, but it's really true that they are drawn their phone that that boredom time where you would have picked up a book definitely pick up the phone and said, that's the challenge are gonna face is how to convince the Nikes worth the extra effort to grab the book rather than grabbing their phone. But the kinds of jokes are talking about. You must have been watching TV. You must have been watching some movies. Could a sense of people talking that rhythm or or was it all serving Lee bloomer TV you know, a lot of comedy guys. I'll read like, you know how fees, jet appetizers, what they did when their children, their parents, let them watch TV. And I wasn't allowed to watch TV until I think probably junior high. When I had kind of stabbed I wasn't a kid that was gonna do drugs or be a bad kid. I, we never had cable all through high school..