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"mimi" Discussed on Vamily Show
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How to jazz up your Zoom presentation
"Out how you can save on your first box. So you've been asked to make a presentation to your company on a video conference program or maybe to a local organization, and they've asked you to speak for twenty minutes. Oh No. How do you fill the time will mimi bliss as a bunch of really great ideas. She counsels companies and executives on how to do this stuff from her home base in Nashville Tennessee and Mimi has joined us today Hi Mimi. Thank you for having me. So here's what I hear from people about their number one challenge. When speaking in virtual meetings I, run a Paul before every workshop I do virtual presentation skills and I asked them what's your number one challenge? The answer is always lack of interaction that beats out too long dogs, children, technical problems their number one challenge is lack of interaction. So what I like to do and I encourage others to do is when you've got a presentation to make a virtual meeting, think how can I make this really engaging and that started being concise keep it shore be comfortable on camera, but really important the intentional by your interaction and a piece about is using the technology. Okay. So. We Wanna get interaction up I did one this week I. Took your great ideas and I did a poll right away and then as a matter of fact, and I asked them I, wanted them to ask me questions in knowing that sometimes you could have dead air I gave them the topics years ten topics to choose from but I want you to phrase the question. So it's in your voice. What else do you recommend for getting people to respond to you accordingly? Well, let what you Did because you're putting parameter side right? You're being intentional only say be very wary in virtual being. So go on Sal Jimmy questions you'll probably get silence or maybe people talking over each other soupy specific like what questions do you have about android versus apple or what questions do you have about this be very specific. The second thing is use the polling technology When you pull, it can be something simple like my poll is what your number one challenge with virtual meetings and give them four choices. What this does, it gets people engaged. It gives me some information that I can react to. And even better than in person even less shy people who may not speak up in person they get a vote they're included Sir really encourage people to do two things. One is practice and too. When you're on the meeting, ask someone a friend a colleague also McCall, said, hey. If I make a mistake when I'm sharing my screen wrong screen rodway, not sharing. Just jump in and speak up. So I can fix it like don't let me go on for three or four minutes with the screen not share correctly get good at it. This is really a competitive advantage. If you become the person your company, he's really good at virtual meetings and making the technology work and making it interactive. You immediately stand out from everyone else. Just throw that one way to practice is all you have to do is open up the program and look in the camera and it's not like you have to actually connect to another person is is there and all you have to do is turn it on and you could practice and you
Your Love Object
"Good morning and welcome back to morning messages. Thanks so much for joining me. I Am Care Bradley bringing you these really quick hits. These a little snippets from pockets of my mind my heart little things I've learned along the way and things I've read and and just a conversation about. About a winning, this is really about awakening and one of the things I've learned the most over these long decades of my life is that. Self love. Loving kindness. Being kind to yourself is the nectar is really the It's the medicine. That I needed. To really push forward into my personal transformation, but it also works for everybody else. It's not something I made up for sure something I have learned along the way as I continue to dive deep into my own mind body. And Soul. And today I wanNA bring you a another angle at this kindness path on this kindness path and that is. Your love object. Oh Boy, this is a fun one. I have been talking the last couple of days about being this hard ass Brooklyn girl. Hard as only grow between two brothers heart s having to be hard as entrepreneur unfortunately in running businesses especially, my yoga studio you would think a yoga studio of all things. You know you can just be all light in open and airy but no way. Having rent pay payroll to pay classes to run. I, I had a lockdown I didn't want to but I did and it really. it built up a Lotta thick. Skin. which was not good. Really not good in the end So it took me years to soften. This one in particular. This little trick I'm GonNa teach you today was a Biggie in my life and I learned this from my Meditation Teachers Scott Nancy McBride From Clear Lake Meditation. You can google them, they are amazing and they do a ton online. Okay this one is about having a love object. Help when Scott I taught it to me I was I rolled my eyes. I was like, no freak away. Can't go there Scott. Sorry. I am not that sappy. So the love object is. Someone or something in. Your. Life. That is one a pet. To. A child or baby but I'm talking childlike toddler child. Right we? WanNa think about one of the cutest things in our lives and it could be past or present. A cutie. Cutie, that makes our voice change we speak to it. Right for me, I use my dog joey. Rest his little heart. Shall we when I spoke to Joey I talk differently, my voice raised my voice got kinda sweet and syrupy. I was so kind and gentle to Joe Right. I'm even changing my voice as I speak to about him. Joe Come over here. Silly boy what do you want from me? Come on silly. And I would talk to Joey with this light syrupy voice. with, this kindness and gentleness. And I also talked to my babies that way before they could speak back to me. This is what our love object is when we can think about how we spoke and how we speak to our love objects and I love the name because it's so damn sappy. And we turn that towards ourself. Oh. Okay now here's the trick for me anyway. Give. Yourself a nickname or use the nickname you had when you were a child for me it was Mimi. So. Shedding, the dark the dark armor. An offering myself more self love. Loving kindness. With by by by talking to myself as if I am a love object which I am. Mimi come on Mimi. So, when I do something stupid and I thought my phone come on Mimi wake up hit tension Mimi. Or? Say. Something I don't mean Oh. Gosh me. It's okay. Next time be more attentive and pause before you talk. Right when I when I eat something I, know I shouldn't have eaten or eight too much your drink too much or whatever too much or do this or didn't work out or Blah Blah Blah la La la. It's que me me. Let's just give it a try better try next time. So it goes along with their their sweetheart with hand on heart you can put them all together and boom. You're GONNA have a huge loving kindness practice. Or just try one of these at a time. Go slow.
How to jazz up your online presentation
"Out how you can save on your first box. So, you've been asked to make a presentation to your company on a video conference program or maybe to a local organization, and they've asked you to speak for twenty minutes. Oh No. How do you fill the time will mimi bliss as a bunch of really great ideas. She counsels companies and executives on how to do this stuff from her home base in Nashville Tennessee and Mimi has joined us today. Hi, Mimi. Thank, you for having me. So here's what I. Hear from people about their number one challenge. When speaking in virtual meetings, I run a Paul before every workshop I do virtual presentation skills and I asked them, what's your number one challenge? The answer is always lack of interaction that beats out too long dogs, children, technical problems their number one challenge is lack of interaction. So what I like to do and I encourage others to do is when you've got a presentation to make a virtual meeting, think how can I make this really engaging and that starts being concise keep it shore be comfortable on camera, but really important the intentional by your interaction and a piece about is using the technology. Okay. So. We WanNA get interaction up. I did one this week where I took your great ideas and I did a poll right away and then as a matter of fact, and I asked them I wanted them to ask me questions in knowing that sometimes you could have dead air I gave them the topics years ten topics to choose from but I want you to phrase the question. So it's in your voice. What else do you recommend for getting people to respond to you accordingly? Well, let what you Did because you're putting parameter science, right you're being intentional. So I only say very wary in virtual being. So go on Sal Jimmy questions you'll probably get silence or maybe people talking over each other soupy specific like what questions do you have about android versus apple or what questions do you have about this be very specific. The second thing is use the polling technology When you pull, it can be something simple like my poll is what your number one challenge with virtual meetings and give them four choices. What this does it gets people engaged. It gives me some information that I can react to. and. Even better than in person even less shy people who may not speak up in person they get a vote they're included Sir really encourage people to do two things. One is practice and too. When you're on the meeting, ask someone a friend a colleague. Also McCall said Hey. If I make a mistake when I'm sharing my screen wrong screen rodway, not sharing. Just jump in and speak up so I can fix it like don't let me go on for three or four minutes with the screen not share correctly get good at it. This is really a competitive advantage. If you become the person your company, he's really good at virtual meetings and making the technology work and making it interactive. You immediately stand out from everyone else. Just throw that one way to practice is all you have to do is open up the program and look in the camera and it's not like you have to actually connect to another person is is there and all you have to do is turn it on and you could practice and you could record it. You could record it and then play it back in really easy right Thing and that's when I realized looking at it. I'm like you know. Some pictures pretty quickly. It's more interesting when I'm showing visuals rather
Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell
"Free. Do. Not. Even up your wake up the whole neighborhood and it's about time whitecaps. Interest you when a jar Brinkley ground coffee. Well. Might as well. Take you up on that offer. Grabbed my room. Think in prime freshly tax. Okay Mindy. Hi. How about that jar of racially ground copy Oh sure Reggie one jar of freshly ground coffee. Here you go. That will be free, ninety, nine plus tax. Mindy. Just, an empty jar, where's the coffee and? The I know what copy looks like and I can assure you that there is nothing in this jar. Well, that's because smells are invisible guy. Roz. Smells Yeah if you want your freshly ground copy smelled you're going to have to open that jar. You woke me up and got me out of Bedford nothing open the Jar Guy Roger? Okay. Visible coffee. What's? In the this jar won't open. childproof lit on it here. Let me take a cry and. You're freshly ground coffee fell. Kidding many this coffee smell is almost as good as the real thing. Now, where is the real thing? Oh Maybe Dennis. Hauser's something Dennis copy. I I have fresh single origin beans imported from. Peru's Com Monica region handpicked and sorted Bali Washington Sun dried. Section and here we have. Never, mind I don't have copy media, all of these empty jars filled with. Yeah I mean look here we've got the smell of wet clothes left in the washing machine for three days. and. This one is that super specific convenient store smell. and. This one over here is rotten egg. One smells like Uranus. Why I'm your rain is the planet made up of gas called hydrogen sulfide bears an uncanny resemblance to rotten eggs. Surprise you know that O. K. I. untypically speaking he's not wrong. Thanks. Good overs in these jars Lucy. He tried this one. What is that the smell of a pile of dirt dirt? You're smelling beeps? Purple root vegetables roasted in the oven and eat on salads turns or Poop pink who will you know for some reason beats always smelled like dirt to me what else you got Let me. I know here, try this one. What do you think? I think that what might be completely empty mindy? I can smell it from here. It's lily of the valley. Tennis. This one is lily of the Valley Lily of the valley as in that highly poisonous woodland flowering plant. Exactly. My mother would wear the sent every fall as I left home for boarding school. She said, it signified the return of happiness. How my mother loved Boarding School Oh what is he talking about Mindy? Okay. So the scent of Lily of the Valley is one of those smells that skin care and beauty product companies are always trying to recreate demean for perfumes and soaps and Lotions Ya. It contains this chemical called Boerge. And for a lot of people like Dennis, even a tiny droplet of this stuff can spell super intense i. Can't smell it at all. Well, you're not alone guy, Roz you see this geneticist named Casey Trimmer. She got together with a team of researchers at the Mona L. Chemical Senses, Center Philadelphia and Rockefeller University in New York. City and she and her team set out to find out why different people smell different things differently, and just to be clear a geneticist is the type of scientists who studies how certain features are passed down from different generations of people, right? Right. Like, how heritage my mother's sense of smell and my great grandfather's sense of entitlement. So. I'm wondering deductor trimmer team suspected Sheen's or what makes you you and Mimi have some kind of role to play in the way different people experience different smells you know it so she and her fellow researchers decided to conduct A. Scientific experiment
Who should replace Ellen?
"News is ongoing. Generous. Ongoing News that won't stop are one nemesis might be replaced by our other nemesis. On their talk show the Ellen show. Well, these are that this is them news, but I do feel like Ellen could be replaced with a WHO, if this all comes to fruition or like a WHO thinks so too person because I'm seeing a lot of people nominate various talk show e people although apparently the rumors are like James Corden is going to replace Ellen, but like he has a show so. That makes no sense to me on any. That's what blows my mind. Why he has eight hundred shows. He has just made another daily show like that doesn't make any sense to me at on. The also has carpool. Karaoke. And then he also has the cat sequel like he has plenty, oh. Yeah. Let's replace a supposedly nice person with another supposedly nice person like. Haven't. We learned anything from this thing. These people are Nice. They suck. I think always be wary of people who say their thing is being. I think the number, one person who should clearly replace Allen is Kiki Palmer. There's literally no. Better obvious. Getting a lot of a lot of traction and she showing up a lot of tweets because it's like she just had a talk show that got canceled for no reason on ABC. Well, it was like that one hour of Commerical Strahan. Michael? And Kiki Sarah? There was A. Third Sarah. Sarah. And Michael and Kiki It just give it to clean working it. Just everyone likes he. We Love Kiki. She's a great host. Who else do you think if if we're going if for skewing young? I think we to Kiki for skewing older, I think it should go to fucking the woman who should have gotten David Letterman, amy. Sedaris like give it to amy sedaris because people like her. She's silly. I don't know that, amy, the thing is I. Don't know that Amy Sarah's would want to do that I. Feel like. I don't need that. We're talking about this on the Patriot. If you WANNA. Go listen to that about how drew Barrymore also has daily, show a daytime show coming out, and I'm like who would want this job? Drew Barrymore wants this job since when like it's just to meal a a weird job that you wouldn't want that could turn you or probably. Turn you into a monster, right? Yes. but the to provide a context in case you've been under a rock people are like there. There have been the rumors for years and years and years, but specifically the past few months they've really you know the hit a critical mass and started being reported publicly like Ellen is an asshole to everyone. Ellen is an asshole. The people she works with Ellen makes people not talk to her ellen cruel. But now there are reports by like news and variety and insider that it wasn't just ellen being a to everyone and celebrities and not liking Ellen like being on Ellen show. It's that the executive producers were actually like being abusive like in sexually harassing the employees. So it's like a culture. Culture of toxicity. That is the sort of thing that I don't that Ellen is deciding up allegedly that she doesn't want to deal with anymore. So she's like this sucks like I just rather not do this anymore. Right. So but this rumor, this isn't this is in fact, this is rumor because people keep their keep going back and forth and saying some some sources say she's not leaving this show sums his sources as she's leaving the show. I. Can't imagine somebody as likely a annoyed with the whole situation who is known to be not a very nice person would want to continue to fake be nice and have to apologize and half to like kind of whatever because these rumors have been. Kind of like I for some reason I, keeping you Kevin Spacey Pre the abuse allegations like when everyone knew he was gay, but no one knew he was gay like it was weird thing where it was like if you knew, you knew if you didn't, you had no idea what be totally shocked it. Kind of feels like that type of Hollywood news where like everyone knew that Ellen was secretly mean except for Ellen fans who had no idea where living happily with ellen everyday of their life and like the show was wildly successful, right? very strange. A very strange thing. Do you think that this will happen because people are so bored in their craving, the Gospel, and then somebody just this is this is what I mean I, think it's I mean. It's a combination of a lot of things at one of is like the people finally speaking out about their employers. It's like finally like shutting down like the. The systemic issues and leg, not being corporate America and knowing that people will support them and believe them and believe them, and that like the media machine of Ellen isn't powerful enough to shut down. So many voices if enough come out and and we'll talk about it later in the episode, but it's like the it's similar to the. Vanessa. Morgan thing, it's it's shades of an ESA Morgan being like I'm going to speak up against the riverdale creators and the Riverdale producers because people are people are realizing that they can do that and they won't get like dumped on by the press or of their fans they will be seen as like heroes. But. It's also just like, I, Think Dakota Johnson had a tiny bit to do with it because Dakota Johnsons like Open crubaugh open open. Rudeness to Ellen SORTA. Gave People. I don't know permission to speak about rumors that she's an asshole more openly. They're like, it looks like that's what Dakota's referencing. So I didn't even know you liked me. Of course, I. Like you. You Knew I. Liked you. You've been on the show many times and don't I show like. But I did invite you and you didn't come. So this time you invited me, are you sure? How do you? I don't think. So ask everybody. Jonathan. Your producer. I was that, why didn't I go? I don't know that became a meme. You have people like Brad Garret and who else replied to him. Leah Tom's Tom's joins. She is mean she is. She. Yes. Now, I can't believe I just called the Thomson. So Deutsche US minor. That was obsessed the disease of this show right here. Yeah. Leah Thompson also respond to that and said Yep I mean, I just think that it's like no one was a true story note once you lose grip on the fear, you are the power you had over I mean, and it's funny because then you have scooter Braun coming out her being like Ellen is great. I. Love Allen is like so people still. Look at the people coming out and say L. Like scooters, hedging his bets at this, all go away and back to normal and Ellen will still be powerful and whatever, and then you have people speaking out i. just it's a fascinating reveal of a monolith almost kind of crumbling that you didn't think would ever. Be exposed like this. I didn't. It seems like Palmer is getting a lot of A lot of press over like a lot of tweets being could replace. Ellen is trending key Palmer got a lot. Tiffany haddish. Got A lot that woman who does the like trump impersonations? What's her name? Sarah? Cooper. She got a lot of people tweeting about her I mean, I think it's just bomber just someone who someone who actually. Got Some tweets booing reply Oh doodoo be from drag race also got A. Drag. Race. Got I. saw that. Yeah. But I think he palmer when you when you want someone who has like the resume as well like. You of don't WANNA, pick someone random like Sarah Cooper. As funny as she is on twitter, because like her her her skills as a as an interviewer, not proven whereas Kiki, Palmer is a link interviewer host. Yeah I mean I would say like the Ellen slots, big slot made we just move up the ladder. We get Kelly Clarkson in that slot. We get Drew Barrymore Kelly was and we get key. Palmer. Work. Curse, lot I know these are all people on different network. So it makes literally no sense but you. Better like we. We cannot confuse the audience. We must replace the Ellen show with someone named. Ellen. Ellen Ellen. Page's like don't look at me like another gay. Just like I will not I will. Zone POMPEO, she wouldn't do it. I. Don't I don't need Elon Pale. Ellen Page Ellen Popular, and Never Would Ellen Pompeo every interview Ellen Pao's ever done. It's been like I. Love Grey's Anatomy I. have nothing but free time like. She will never do that. You know who would do it. Who Ellen Barkin? Embark and all Ellen Barkin wants is a soapbox like did someone say soapbox?
Bella twins welcome babies a day apart
"News this morning, the Bella twins had their babies eating of mix ups, 'cause they're twins. We'll. They had they had. had them in different cost, but well, the different times, different lineup, they mixed up the babies. But WHOA, that'd be crazy. They're just twins and I'm sure there was mix up. Yeah. They they member, they were pregnant at the same time for the last nine months because that's a long. You're pregnant day welcomed their babies one day apart, which is honestly so crazy that it could be because they have a reality show. It almost feels like it was scripted, you can induce. Enough about pregnancy to know you can do you think they. Use Well, I'm just saying I wouldn't put it past. These wouldn't put it past them dues although I feel like if they had actually induced, they would have induced on the same day. Can you imagine a production system from e being like? Hey. So Heineke high. You look so good. You're glowing. I imagine them on the phone with the doctor being the. Hey. So calling on behalf of. Of the Bella twins. I. Love to get this induction date induction inducement.
"mimi" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"Everybody welcome back joining me. Today is former federal prosecutor from the Southern District of New York law professor. Msnbc legal analyst and candidate for District Attorney for Westchester County. New York. Mimi Roca Mimi. Thanks for speaking with me today. Thanks they did so good to be back with you. It's been a long time. We've we had a little bit of a hiatus doing all all this stuff that we're trying to accomplish right now but I'm really really glad to speak to you again and I'm glad to be here. There's certainly a lot to discuss right now. And the Legal Front yes and I want you just give you a heads. Up are pretty well caught up on what's going on with. Flynn all the way up to the minute. Order asking for amicus Curie but I wanted to speak with you today about first of all. Here's a brief time line with this order. So the Department of Justice we know filed a week. Saas motion to dismiss the case against the case against Flynn and then may eleventh retired. Judge John Gleeson. I believe it's a John. Penned up ed he penned an op Ed in Washington posting evidentiary hearings and amicus curiae worded. In this case since neither side was opposing the motion to dismiss like. It's now it's it's bar versus. Flynn and their friends. You know Eh But then Judge Sullivan issued a minute order asking for amicus briefs and then yesterday he issued an order that Judge Gleeson retired judge. Gleeson would be assisting the court under amicus curiae meaning. He's got you know things that he can. Information could provide the court that the parties boot. Representatives aren't providing And he won't. He's GonNa assist in weighing the motion for the depart from the Department of Justice. So first of all I put out a tweet. Their new. You had responded and that's why I wanted to talk to any. Have you ever seen anything like this? Have you ever seen anything like this? Yeah no and I jumped right in there because to me. The answer seems so Kind of obvious but also important which is no I have not. I mean doesn't mean it's never ever happen but in in my experience sixteen years Federal Prosecutor And watcher you know for the past couple of years very closely you know I. It is unusual to see a judge in a criminal proceeding invite amicus briefs And even more unusual I think to sort of say That they're appointing one one person in particular to do that. But we've never seen anything like what has happened here with Bill Bar and the Department of Justice dismissing a perfectly legitimate and even important criminal prosecution after the person's guilty twice so You know it is it is. The answer is haven't really seen anything like this but have never seen anything like this attorney general. I think what the judge is doing is recognizing that the interest of the Department of Justice as an independent institution with a political motivations is not being represented by bill bar. And and so you know you Brady and People for you invite amicus briefs You you allow amicus briefs when friends of the court to Ruppert when when all the interests are not being represented and and you know I. I know that the Trumpian will disagree with this. But any objective observer. Who's watching bar over? The past couple of years cannot say that he is representing the interests of the Department of Justice he is representing the interests of Donald Trump And at NAT is not what his job is supposed to be. And I think this is the first time this you know where someone in power mainly a judge has said. You know what? There's something I can do about that. Yeah and you know. I think you're exactly right. An unprecedented motion to dismiss calls for an unprecedented reaction Right and so and just I guess I would say one other thing while I think what the judges on here is. Highly unusual to there are similar procedures in other cases that are now against so. It's not like he just made this up. I mean we have amicus briefs in as you know well in you know. Supreme Court case says dealing with all sorts of issues. I mean it. It's not foreign to It's not unusual to have these kinds of briefs Filed is just somewhat unusual in individual criminal cases. But not but not where there are bigger legal principles at stake. Which I think is really. What's going on here? This isn't just about Flynn anymore. It's about the principle of an independent department of Justice making lawless decisions. Yeah and the beauty of it is. We have seen like you said in the past few years we've seen the Department of Justice under bill bar weigh in with amicus briefs in Supreme Court cases on multiple occasions. And so it's not an argument. It's it's nothing that bill can stop and we'll get into that in in a second but I wanted you to tell us who is judge Gleeson because I feel like our listeners have a little bit of an indication they know some of the cases he's prosecuted some of the people he's brought down In his in or you know presided over and say brought down in his years as a as a judge who can you just who gives us a picture of who is yes. So Judge Gleeson was a federal judge For many years I actually Clerked for him meaning. I was one of his law clerks back in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven right when I was fresh out of school and he had been on the bench. I think for two years or so so it was a very young judge. He was a in Brooklyn. I'm United States Eastern District Court for the Eastern District of New York He had been a federal prosecutor for many years before that in the Eastern District Us Attorney's office and You know did kinda cases federal prosecutors like like him like me do But his sort of claim to fame. I think the the thing that he's most well known for is that he successfully prosecuted John Gotti senior Who was known as the top line dawn because he so many times had been prosecuted and was not convicted but then a judge Gleeson in a very well tried case Was able to successfully prosecute him in and and that one man crime spree With the Gambino family And so he after that I think he was acting. Us Attorney for a little bit of time but then he was appointed I believe by President Clinton to be a federal judge. She was pretty young for his. You know to to be appointed a federal judge. And I will tell you though both from my experience you know working with him for a year which means I was with him every single day. Every minute of the day you know in court outside of court eating lunch with him talking with him and he has remained a friend and a mentor. Onto this day. He is one of the most brilliant people not just lawyers but but also a brilliant lawyer that I know I mean truly has a brilliant mind. is Really not sort of a cookie cutter person in other words I. It's hard to fit him into one mold or another so he was a prosecutor for many years I think came to the bench without experience but pretty quickly. As a federal judge became very defense oriented and actually became very involved with The Criminal Defense Organizations Federal Defenders in particular and really kind of before criminal justice reform was sort of popular thing. GonNa term people you know talked about in the way that they do. Now he he was really at the forefront of that and and Really tried to help reform sentencing federal sentencing guidelines which he thought were too high he really was a judge who looked out for Sort of the most vulnerable people in the criminal justice system and and tried to work on early reforms to thought our laws and sentences were too harsh into high at the federal level amongst others. So he's kind of a really independent thinker. He doesn't fit neatly sort of one box or the other. I think he really knows the Department of Justice inside and out and knows what it is supposed to be at its best But also knows the dangers of it and and overreach and how that can work and has not been afraid to stand up to that even in the in the past as as A judge and now he's a practicing I would call a white collar criminal defense lawyer at a firm in New York. He did step down From the Bronx recently But he's he's a well known voice in terms of Speaking out for what? He believes When he was a judge he did several Political redistricting cases that that made a lot of headlines He's just a very kind of smart and independent banker. Who Does what I think he thinks is right. Whatever box it fits into or doesn't fit into and so I think that's part of. Why is the perfect choice with us? Yeah teams like his experience. advocating for the every man I it seems to be relevant in in his OP. Ed glazes op ED. That came out before Sullivan asked him to to join the case he was urging Sullivan. Seemed to to you. Know really think twice. About just dismissing this case and talked about having evidentiary hearings perhaps listening questioning calling into question you know bringing in the guys from Covington which Flynn's original lawyers re possibly bringing in former prosecutors who worked on the case who have since left like Kravis I would assume So or was it van. It was Kravis was van. Van was yeah but who but he still works for Department of Justice. As far as I know van crack does so I think and this is what I I was personally hoping for. When when you Flynn filed a motion to dismiss. We were all sitting around. You know me and Glenn Kirschner and we were just sitting around. Gosh I hope he has evidentiary hearings. I hope he just doesn't dismiss this case. And so now I think we're we kind of see what where gleason stands what his background is in. I think we can sort of see where this is going. And it's is it fair to say that the Justice Department and trump can't do anything about this. This isn't something they can ask for a stay for or oppose or file a I mean they can file a motion to I. Guess disagree with it. Yeah and and I think if I'm keeping up on this fast moving news. I think that he has. I think Flynn has filed something saying basically. You can't do this You can't you can't invite Amicus briefs in A criminal case You know that's that's not going to go very far. We'll know and it. It explains why Sullivan put in his minute order. I was like why is he? Putting case citing case law about amicus in his minute order. Oh it's because he knows we know he say hey I have sole discretion mo froze and so come at me. It's not a free for all though quoting Judge Jerk Jesse Jackson. I'm like what is he getting out. What is he getting at now? We know yeah yeah exactly. He's he's I mean this judge don't solve it is it's very smart and very independent himself you know and And which is not unusual. I mean federal churches. A lot of them are and they don't like being told what they can and can't do. They have a lot of discussion for a reason and how to run their cases in their courtroom. And I think here You know I I. Don't I mean I know Fox News is going to be screaming about how the judge should be shouldn't do this. But I. I don't know what basis they have to say that And if you look at the history of federal judges having discretion in sentencing in motion practice I mean the dots their job And of course he shouldn't just rubber stamp this so I'll be halls Rod Rosenstein. Frankly I mean yes you could call from other people but you know I mean Rosenstein was the member of this administration that signed off on this prosecution. I know he wasn't there at the beginning but he absolutely approved it and he's completely I'm at now. You know as as they say that this was all a big political conspiracy by quote the Obama Administration. Yeah and IT'S GONNA BE INTERESTING TOO. Because by now normally we would have heard trump tweeting Oh biased Obama. Judge Blah Blah Blah. But here a judge Sullivan was by H W and so yes. Exactly and so. But I don't know that necessarily has stopped trump from going after people before and calling him biased so I I'm assuming that we're going to start getting some misinformation and propaganda about gleason and Sullivan being biased judges and badges. I'm assuming we'll start seeing that sort of thing come to light. I'm surprised it hasn't already happened. We'll tell us before I let you go. Tell us a little bit about your campaign where people can find you where people can donate to you. I don't work for the government anymore so I don't have to go down the Hatch Act. I can ask for donations for your campaign Thank you thanks for asking. Yeah so I'm running for Westchester District. Attorney. Westchester is Right outside of New York City So important and big District Attorney's office that has cases that can affect you know even far beyond Westchester County and My campaign is going really well. I'm running on a prop warm Bringing ethics reform and integrity to the. Da's office something that. I think your listeners will appreciate wherever they are and You know really the need for building institutions at the local level That are counterweights to what's going on in Washington and to the trump administration and particularly when it comes to the Criminal Dotson system keeping the politics out of our justice system. That's something I've really been talking about in. The people really respond to and also pursuing public corruption cases conviction integrity. Making sure that we are not prosecuting. The wrong people and that we are having not having wrongful convictions and I have platforms about bad about human trafficking. That's a big priority for me gun safety and all this people can find on my website. All of my issue papers. I'm kind of listed out. It's Niimi Roca. Rotc eight H Four F. O. R. D. A. DOT COM. You Need Roca. Four D..
"mimi" Discussed on Books and Boba
"Like Stereotypical Dad thing like my dad's not retired but he goes to the golf course like maybe like three times a week and it's just it's just a dad thing to do for I don't know if it's if it's like the lack of fleshing things out it's just like a it's just like a archetypal dad. Yeah I feel like. He's kind of like Alice where he doesn't meddle in. Things were as Mimi and her mom are both huge meddlers. Like that's the one thing we can tell that they are mother and daughter because they both involve themselves in situations where they shouldn't involve themselves. I thought it was really funny. How I think Jennifer did a really good job setting this up but in the very first first chapter or the second chapter. I'm not sure. But it's like in the very beginning of the book Mimi answers her. Mom's phone call while she's with Josh for the first time because she says that her mom would go nuts if she doesn't pick up So she has. She has to pick up the phone just to pick up the call but towards the end of the book when Tammy attacks. Mimi Her mom is calling the entire time and then eventually her mom calls the police station. Because me-meeting because Mimi's not answering her phone and I was like Oh that's like such a clever way to like plant that Because throughout the book like Mimi's mom is constantly setting her setting her up on dates constantly like calling and messaging. And it's really funny mother daughter Relationship Yum. Yeah it's like a definitely. It's like a much closer mom daughter relationship. I've seen in in books by Asian authors on because there's always a For a lot of like Asian mother daughter relationships that I've seen in books There's just like that language barrier and just like the short. There's there's there's a gap so oftentimes like the mother daughter aren't as close but it seemed like Mimi. Mimi is very very close to everyone in her family like she does game night with every week. Which is a level of dedication that I I don't see a lot with Asian families at least the ones that are portrayed on screen or page right. I think you know I mean even among my friends I I don't know anyone in in my circle where they talk to their parents that often and go see them that often. I want to say like I mean. I've definitely seen that from my end. I mean my family's very close and I have friends who call their parents like every day or every week and yeah I mean it definitely exists. It doesn't matter. Of course it as strong drama or it's not the type of drama you think about when you think about immigrant families right but it's definitely there I mean there's definitely such a thing as super mentally MOMS and About people who don't hate their parents and some people take a while to get there some people are they're already you know you can definitely tell they have a really good relationship because she keeps picking up moms calls even though she gets mad at her all the time and I mean that's the thing that you can be mad at your parents but still like be close with them you know that's I think that's more. That's a more realistic relationship. That I've seen is like you know your parents do stuff they think is good for you and your stop doing stuff for me. Stop setting me up on dates. Stop sending me up on days. Where the other person doesn't know they're on a date because it was so I was really surprised that Niimi actually went through with the dates because honestly if honestly if someone set me up up on a date in. They didn't ask for my permission. I will just not go well. I'm just ghost. Here's my personal. Experience comes into play here. It's less about going on a day because you feel obligated to it's more to go on. The date knows the goal that so you can tell. Your parents does however went. This is why you need to stop you know Which doesn't seem to work with her mom. Mom's Oh I'll just try again next time but like it's definitely it's definitely that energy of I'm the girl this obvious. Trainwreck to show you. How much of a train wreck? It's GonNa be like the date with the student. I'll like it was it was it was the worst. Like Oh my God. I was like a job interview. Yeah Yeah what because okay right was. It was like her. Mom set her up with a Pre Med student from college. Didn't she told him that he's a vet or something? Yeah because he wants to be a vet. Yara and he's like Oh maybe you'll give me life and career advice and she's like I take care of grooming. That's not really like a veterinary Field the dates were really cringe worthy. They added like such great comedy to the book. So I really appreciated those scenes speaking of dates though. I think we should move onto Josh. Because one of my favorite scenes in this book is the game night that he actually goes to. Yeah I love that. He picked clue which is definitely a fun family. Game FOR GAME. Night is it. Are you saying? Are you saying that would sarcasm or some? I mean I personally love clue but I love to Meta game clue. I don't play clue to play clue. I I play. Clued play others so I definitely related to Josh. Because death. He's the guy who deathly knows how to play clue. He knows how to use strategically used the Games. We're also manipulate others. Perceptions which is where the fun includes. I'm trying to come up with strategies to throw your other players off right. He play clue. Just as is it's kind of mooring but if you play it as like a a. Meta gained a lot of fun. But it's definitely not an even even says it's like flu like the families least-favoured game because it stresses her mom out because her mom. I guess it's also hyper competitive and loves to win. But like yeah like Josh was able to use that to his advantage and kind of feed her the answer Which was very which is indicative of high level player so I would like to play Josh and like have a game of wits. I thought it was really like. I thought it was really funny when Mimi says like Oh my God why am I so bad at clue I like like I'm trying to clear myself from from being a murderer in real life but I can't I can't solve the case in a clue game like how am I supposed to do this in real life and I'm like Oh God it's Scott's he's a farewell detective? I really liked the fact that So like so like Mimi being so impulsive. She invites Josh to game night. And it's like they. They have really done a date yet. Her parents invite them came night and she doesn't say no well she what what happens is her mom tries to hook up on another date and she says mom. I have a boyfriend now and literally. Not Decision happened like the day before it was very very like she had just started going out with Josh. And she's like oh. Let's meet my parents and like don't do that. I at least wait a couple weeks before you bring your boyfriend over for for game night. and Josh doesn't make it and I just really I just really thought it was funny With like the contrast between the first game night that he was unable to attend and then like the second game night when he was able to go on the first game night. They have all of these like delicious Malaysian snacks and her parents are kind of dressed up in a nicer fashion And they're like so excited to meet him but he doesn't show up and her dad's like so. Does this. Josh Guy Actually exist or did you just create him so your mom would stop bothering you with dates and and then like the second game night like they don't even tried or like? Oh we're going to bring out all the the really We're we're going to bring out the snacks that you kind of need an acquired taste for and we're not gonNA dress up and The mom the mom is talking in like her quote unquote proper English. So there's like this like there's like the shift in like how they're treating Josh. 'cause they're like oh you like. Gosta so so. This is our way of getting back at you. Your family's very petty specially the MOM. Each mom's are always petty. Though I the MOM was a character for service. He's like but to be fair. I feel like Mimi does enable her to be that way because she puts up no fight at all like she complains about but she doesn't like there are no consequences for a month doing this up to her daughter. This is why like in real life. I could never be friends with someone like Mimi Dr Insane but with Josh Just one more thing about Josh. He he's like the associate at a law firm so he doesn't actually take like take on really big cases the first year right. Who's this firm? So when I started the firm like you don't really do any lawyer. He lost his first case so it even pushes him back towards advancing his career I just thought this is like one of my Tiny criticism about the book. So Josh is representing Mimi And trying to get her cleared off of this murder murder case as the main suspect but like his boss says hey like you're not putting in the hours like we heard that you're leaving early and you're bringing your girlfriend over because like this one coworker. Who's an absolute Dick like Just kind of throw him under the bus and Josh says like Oh. I can't really like like spend time with you because I'm logging in like sixty hours But at the same time he seems pretty available so that was a tiny criticism that I had where like. It didn't really seem the congressman with what he was saying. I mean he was. I think that was why he was in trouble. Though was because he wasn't putting in the hours or he wasn't he wasn't building hours on the clock like doing a lot of pro bono work and so like he. He mentioned that the firm offers like certain hours for pro bono work but there wasn't happy that he was kind of focusing on that right now when he should be focusing on working on hours actually during the firm and money So I think the fact that he was not prioritizing time to the to the wishes of the firm was like a plot point that that's why he had time to help me because he was kind of prioritizing those hours instead of his work hours and it was causing him to work late which is why he wasn't for like like the latter half book or I kind of wish that like when he was helping out mimi he held out more. Cassim to like like when he when he helps her out. You don't see him he's doing stuff like behind. The scenes are going through paperwork. I kind of wish that he was with Mimi on some of her excursions even though he advised her not to do it and he couldn't right because he's at work. I mean he's also write us but he's not like he's he wasn't in character. I know but like I kind of wish she was more like I kind of wish I saw more of him. That's just like a tiny criticism. I had I mean I really liked Josh character. I liked that he was even though he's like her lawyer. He wasn't necessarily super competent at it Because he's new and because he's not a criminal lawyer So he like like. He definitely knows some stuff but he wasn't like he's not a hotshot lawyer that you get like defend yourself in the murder case so it was kind of cool to see him stumble and fumble through Helping her as well in addition to be exasperated by her constant like putting yourself in jeopardy and the incriminating yourself You really felt for him but like you know you can tell that he really he really likes her and they had no meet cute in the in the laundry room and he cooked like Mississippi for her something like he cooked Masumi for her. He has like cute thing with fortune. Cookies like he saves up the fortunes in a jar for like when he needs a pick me up which I thought was extremely weird and kind of serial killer ish but hey like I mean. Definitely tell the he is. I've known guys like him. You know where they're they're trying to balance starting this new job and like fighting this girl that they're really like and finding a reason to see this girl that they're really like and kind of balancing the whole thing with expectations of a high demanding. Job That you really want to not lose and lake this personal life that you also don't want to lose and attention and yeah we probably could have spent more time in his head but It was also first person narrative from meet respective so We probably wouldn't have had like that kind of insight to what he was thinking. We might have more of lot in the sequel. Which is Mimi Lee? Read between the lines A murder also happens in that book. It happens Alison School And she's already in a relationship with Josh. So maybe we'll get to see more of him in the sequel. Yeah I mean if I had one criticism of the story is how like everything seems to work out for everyone at the end like Mimi solves the case or quote unquote solves the case by case solve itself. Josh is able to help me me. Me Me is able to get Josh. A big client for his firm to save his career meetings able to get on the.
"mimi" Discussed on Books and Boba
"Attends like party. Select sell things. He's always inventing things and you start to realize that she's a little bit different like while the other women are all people who married rich. She's like a self made woman who In the end turns out to be like this. I don't determined like two so pretty much. Like what she does is she. She sells luxury dog items. Like dog clothing but you find out later towards the end of the book that she's been recycling fabric at Mike. She's been going to thrift stores and and just like Making these bags and close out of old material and she's charging her customers like a very very high at a very very high cost because she's like they're rich and also they deserve to pay extra money for garbage that they tossed out and I think that is like a very relatable energy age like a yet eat rich often hooks up. Ahlerich go to me but still I kind of taking advantage of like the vanity of rich people to enrich yourself by selling them their own garbage back which I thought was super bad ass. I am Peru jazz very cold exterior at first. It looks like she's just using her puppy ash as a way to you know get in on these yoga parties so she can sell her bags. But there's little hints here and there that she actually does care for the dog Like she built an entire like harnessed to support the dogs. Like a doggy leg. Right and I don't know if you read this but I kinda got the sense inside her like tough businesswoman exterior. She's kind of a softie. Oh Yeah I think so too. I really like the barn. That she makes with Mimi It's kind of like Yo. These rich white ladies like like they expect people to wipe their asses like like they expect to still like make their smoothies and do all these things for them and they think that they're superior so like why not scam them. And like I like how they're both like recommending each other's businesses and China Lake Lake China. Like Co like co opt on on like capitalizing on these rich white ladies and it's definitely just like Scheme that I can really get behind. And Yeah and just like their one on one. Conversations are always really fun to aid because there's such there's such like a bitterness to it that I like it just like love. That's the thing right. There are both women who like are working in their passions. Right like Mimi loves animals in Europe loves fashion right. You can tell that they really like what they do but they have to sell to these kind of terrible white ladies To make a living right like they're both essentially in the same boat so it was really cool to see them kind of form that bond. It's kind of. It's kind of like the story of of immigrants here like with with Chinese restaurants like the food that they sell Chinese restaurants. Here you know. They're not really the type of food that Chinese people in China e stat till I customize it for white people pallets. So it's like the same thing is like like I need to customize my dog grooming business to have all of these like weird extraneous things like dog pedicures. I I mean like dog. Nail Polish like two dollar to dollar apiece. Doggie treats and stuff like that. So Yeah Yeah it was fun at first when me was suspecting Indian of maybe being the killer because like we mentioned. Mimi is a terrible detective and it was really fun and a little frustrating to see her like kind of treat everyone as a suspect and jump from people pregnant. This guy might be the killer or they might be the killer or they're definitely and we will find out more about them and just like get herself in situations where she just chasing the every single lead. Because there's no like there's no plan yeah there are. There are a lot of like there are a lot of red and a lot of like there is definitely more suspects than I expected there to be and also just like her. There's there's this moment where she calls detective Brown to tell them what clues she found and her being like. I'm innocent life because I found this and Detective round is like. Oh you did like the number one thing that most criminals do which is trying to help law enforcement and insists that they're innocent by providing by providing quote unquote fake evidence. And I'm just like why. Why would you go to the person who suspects you being? The main suspect suspects you of killing killing this person. Like why would you tell them? All of your all of your information is just like why and and her attorney boyfriend is just like. Don't do this. I'm not hearing this like like. Please just stay quiet. Stay where you are. Don't investigate you. You're just gonNa make things worse. But she's like oh it's okay. I'm like in the neighborhood. I can check things out and it's like no no Mimi Please stop a one thing that I found surprising. A reading. This book was just like how quickly Things moved in the first like two chapters I had not expect the talking cat to talk that quickly. I expected that to happen like after the murder. expected her to get into like get into. Josh like later on in the book rather at being like instant I mean. That is the one of the premises of the book. And it would be more weird. I think if the cat didn't talk right away because as Marcel. He does not like to keep quiet. He likes to speak his mind. And Be Sassy So I was okay with that I mean the other thing with everything moving fast is I think Mimi Lee is just so like impulsive. That like it kind of like echina- hat move fast. Because she's always like chasing down the first comes to mind so it's like I think his scattershot and and fast moving for a reason because she's kind of scattershot fast moving well. I was really surprised that she went to go. Investigate At Russ Nolan's house so quickly. 'cause she 'cause like what happens is that she grooms to Chihuahuas who seem to have the same Lethargy and same leg problems and her being like Oh maybe they're from the same breeder. I'm going to go hunt down this breeder. I just thought that was really. That was a little bit too. Quick to impulsive If there was like one more dog that had the same case then I would be like okay. Yeah she's putting she's putting the pieces together but the fact that it was just two dogs. It just seem kind of like a leap to me. I would have to reread that part to see if I still have that. Same Judge Mizzou's. The cat said to write like the cat hopped one of the puppies. I'm not sure I would have to like reread it again. Yeah what I've found about reading. This book is usually when read mysteries. I try to find out who the killer is like. I try to piece all the clues together before the character does but It was really hard to follow along the clues because Mimi was so scatter brained like you said And I just found myself being more interested in the characters so I wasn't really following along with the clue hunting. Other than the fact that she would be breaking and entering. And I'm like please don't do that. That's like it's not a great idea. You'RE GONNA get caught so I found myself just like following like the relationships more than the APP. Yeah I mean the mystery itself wasn't I mean it. It drove the plot but it wasn't a very compelling mystery like Mimi Lee is the main suspect of a murder case but it seems like detective. Brown wasn't really trying as hard as he should have been mainly because he seemed like there's a scene where she goes to his office with doughnuts and he seems to be mired in paperwork so it seems like he was like he was doing other tasks on top of like doing this case so it never really seemed all that urgent that she Clear her name immediately. 'cause there's like so many things going on we'll also seemed like he like he was playing the cop that wants to closest case quick so he was trying to intimidate her into confessing and when she wasn't doing right away that means he added police work And then yeah. It seemed like he had other police work to do that. Was more pressing than this one case Because I think in general besides meaning the acting very very sketch There wasn't a lot of evidence besides like an eyewitness testimony from very unreliable eyewitness Cheryl Cheryl. What a character. Yeah who is like? You're in a story full of Karen's he might have been the biggest one. Yeah I mean she. She complains about her like she complains about everything. She's like the lab. She's like Oh. My last neighbor tried to borrow sugar way too many times and Russ I. I mean she was rightfully annoyed because he had like all these chihuahuas locked up in one room without taking good care of them and they were barking all night so she was. She was right in her complaint over there but she seems to such. She seemed like such a salty lady Which which was good for the story because she was such a standout character But personally I was like I would not be able to stand this lady for for ten minutes in the same room. I don't know how Mimi is able to like go back to this lady like six seven times woman. The lady was the key to her like being a suspect in the first place. Yeah planting evidence lying lying because she wanted to keep this leg bracelet. Very Selfish Lady. Yeah which gets a happy ending at the end but like this you deserve it are no no no no definitely. She deserves to be locked in her apartment and live as a neat and watch youtube like the rest of her life. Yeah going back to the mystery part of it. I mean the way wrapped up to like the way that it revealed to killer really was It wasn't because many founded out it was more because the killer got impatient like me. We didn't solve this mystery. She didn't like figure out who it was. Yeah she didn't have a hobby moment. You're like she literally finds out that like finds out that Tommy is the killer because Tammy attacks her just like at that point. It's like oh I guess you're the killer you don't have that parlor room scene. From you know the Christie novels detective confronts the killer and unravels their plan. It's just like oh I guess you're the killer because you're trying to kill me now. Yeah it's more like the killer found out what Mimi was doing rather than Niimi finding out like what the killer was up to you. Yeah the killer herself Tammy also a bad killer not a good murderer. How does she kill Russ again? Was it because like was it like with a bat or something like no it was it. Wasn't it with like a syringe? Like she Immobilized him ketamine and then and then like him over the head. Yeah and the reason why she did. It was because he sold her A Chihuahua with genetic defects and she had bought the Chihuahua to save her failing marriage but also like you know how a lot of couples they try to salvage their marriage by having another baby. It was it was. It was kind of like that but with a dog and just like with with the baby plan. It never really works. Don't try to salvage your marriage by adding an extra life in the mix. That's just my personal opinion. I feel like it complicates things way more. Yeah we've talked a lot about Mimi's detecting life and professional life. Let's talk a little about her personal life. Because I think this was a good like there was a lot of time spent on fleshing that out too so should we talk about her family or should we talk about her Her hutler boyfriend. I think we can talk about our family. Yeah yeah so. Mimi is a mixed-race she her. Mom Is Malaysian. And I think I think Chinese by your violation way and her father is white and Mimi mentions a couple of times that people make Asian jokes at her call her like Bruce Lee's daughter or whatever And there's like a scene where she poses as like an Asian immigrant. Mom At tammy school and that scene is just like oh but also she's able to gather so much information because she's kind of seen as invisible which is something that like you know Which is kind of something that that is brought up in killing eve. As while there's the second killer killing Eve Where like Darren immigrant and no one notices? No one notices them because they're like they're like a cleaning lady is on the calendar stand or like aren't don't exist. Yeah Yeah Yeah. They're they're the help so you don't pay. I mean definitely In terms of family you do get to know her mom and her sister the best her dad's just kinda there and I feel like he's he's one of those Sitcom Dad's where they're just there to like look exasperated or disinterested but only add much the story. Yeah I think that's just part of his character because he retired and like most white dads who retire. He's all about that Gulf life. I mean I think that's just like a dad..
"mimi" Discussed on Books and Boba
"You can check it out at Asian men DOT com. I think he posted on his front page But yeah lots of stuff happening if you're in to Eysenck Merican Culture Heritage Media Arts speaking of digital events everywhere fest which we have talked about in the last couple of episodes. They'RE GONNA START TOMORROW MAY I. And it's going to go until may second. A lot of our author friends are going to be doing panels and the schedule should be up on. Everywhere DOT COM also Asian author alliance. They just announced today on twitter that they're going to be doing a lot of panels with Asian authors for for this month so Check OUT THEIR TWITTER AT AGE author alliance. They'll be updating their schedule soon. Soon I'm assuming the creators of Asian Author Alliance. You'll probably recognize some of their names There's can't show the author of wicked Fox Cindy Pon Laurie Emily Lots of Asian authors. That have been around the block. So they're pros so I'm really excited to see what they have going on There's also Asian Rita thon which is a month long read a thon in May to celebrate Asian characters and authors. They have a jain enormous list of Asian books and it's categorized by like ethnicity and John Rose. So you could check that out At Asian Rita Saen on twitter. It's on there. It's link on their profile and also we're going to be doing a thirty one day book recommendation challenge so for each day of. May WE'RE GOING TO BE RECOMMENDING A book. I'll be posting the template on twitter as well as instagram. So that you guys can recommend books along with us so it's GonNa be a fun. May we can quit on our website to probably on our website as well. So yeah it's going to be. It's going to be busy anyways. Let's get her club discussion. Yes so we're GONNA start off with our jacket description So this is a jacket description for Mimi. League gets a clue by Jennifer. Jay Chow. Mimi Lee is in over her head. There's her new Los Angeles pet grooming shop to run her matchmaking mother to thwart her talking cat marshmallow tend to. Oh and the. Oh and the murder of a local breeder to solve now. If only Mimi hadn't landed herself on top of the suspect list me Lee hoped to give Los Angeles animal lovers something to talk about with her pet grooming shop Hollywood's. She never imagined that the first cat she said hello to. We're talk back or be quite so catty especially about those disastrous dates Mimi. Lee's mother keeps setting up when marshmallow exposes local Breeder Russ Nolan for mistreating. Chihuahuas Mimi steal some of her cats attitude to tell. Russ off the next day the police shows up at Hollywood off. Rough has been found dead and Mimi shouting match with him has secured her top billing as the main suspect hoping to clear her name and save the PUPS Left Behind Mimi. Enlists help from Dreamy lawyer Neighbor Josh. But even with Josh on board. It'll take me and marshmallow a lot of sleuthing and more than a little. Sas to get back to the pet grooming life and off the murder scene. Yeah and longtime listeners. Know the drill. This is a book club discussion. We're going to be discussing the whole book including any in all spoilers again. This is a mystery story. So if you don't want to know what happened Go read the Bug. It's actually a breezy read. You can probably finish a pretty quickly. So go read the book. Come back welcome back. How did you read the book? So fast So Mimi gets a clue. We would probably categorize this as a cozy mystery which is a sub genre in the mystery umbrella where the murderer isn't grotesque? It's kind of taken with the more lighthearted humorous tone and usually the murder takes place in a smaller community and it focuses more on Like slice of life stuff mixed in with the murder so it is. It is like a weird Spin on on the usual detective stories. But I like that about About this book. I think that we needed a lighter. Re this month it's definitely one of those Unintentional detective stories. Where you know the main character is doing detecting. But they're not a detective. I would go as far to say that. Mimi Lee is a terrible detective because she doesn't think Oh yeah she's so bad she barges into like her main strength or skill is her Persistence but she keeps finding yourself a places. She really shouldn't be if she's trying to throw suspicion off her as a suspect and if it wasn't for her cat it would've been a I think he would have ended badly for her. Yeah definitely she is. She is not very great at detecting before we get into the murder parts of this book. I just want to mention. This book is set in Los Angeles and Marvin and I are both space in Los Angeles. So a lot of the setting was very familiar to us. The traffic was very familiar to us to be fair. It said in like a different Los Angeles in the one we live in because we live on the east side and Mimi leaves on the West Side. Totally different lifestyle which you kind of see with the characters in this book by all the characters that Mimi interacts with this story actually had a really large cast. I was having a little trouble keeping track of all the characters especially all the white ladies. Yeah especially like the Chihuahua owners. Oh wait which white lady says. I don't remember all terrible. There's a Tammy Lauren. There's a Nikola the only person that really stood out is Indira. Who has the Loan Brown person in this entire like privileged rich people. Would she had a really? She has a really interesting story. We can go into a little later when we talk about characters. I really liked her as a character. I just want to mention so when I posted a winning announced book on our Instagram. I took a picture of the book with my Mug at my Mug says I would take the one. Oh one to the ten to the four. Oh five for you and and while I was reading this book I was drinking from it so I I was definitely in the moon on I. I was on Brad. So yeah the cat in this. Dark marshmallow was definitely a scene. Stealer in my opinion yeah. He's a very a very. I won't even charming because he's not really charming. But Very Sassy right well. This is the Sassy cat mystery series which makes sense the. Sassy cat mystery series. Yeah and he's like the real star because he's able to not only communicate with humans but also with other animals and he's kind of set up as the Watson to Mimi's sherlock but I would say she might actually be the Watson she's definitely the Watson she has no idea what she's doing. I think okay so the thing is. Mimi reminds me a lot of Sandra. Oh's character in killing eve where I'm always constantly yelling at them for making very very bad work decisions. I'm just like why are you going over there? You're like you're like the prime suspect or like why why didn't you? Why didn't you secure location like you're so stupid It's just me being very frustrated at the main character the entire time most likely because I have read so many murder things and watched so many procedural where I'm like how can you. How can you forget gloves? Can you touch that with your dirty fingerprints? Which is something that detective Brown brings up when she when she finds like a crucial clear. I mean she is a bad detective. I think we've we've established that and she doesn't really plan things. She's a character with impulse control and she tends to like do things without a plan. Right like there's a scene where she goes and tries to confront her sisters boss with like no real planner. How okay. But that's not her fault there. It's it's her mom's fault because her mom was her mom was the one who set up an appointment with the principal after the principal gave a alice. Mimi Mimi sister the pink slip. A she's like you're the older sister. You're supposed to take care of a younger sister. Go Talk to her boss and make sure that she is not fired. Which is such a such an older child responsibility in my opinion also just bad decisions on her part for even giving her mom access to her accounts and her identity who the coon does a. Who gives who gives their Asian parents access to their Google calendar. Like who does like her. Mom is definitely just identity feeding her the entire time studying. Let's say that the matchmaking dates were. We're like probably some of my favorite scenes. 'cause it's just it's just so cringe-worthy -I but at the same time because it's not happening to you. It's really fun to watch. So I don't I don't have the experience of having a super micro amenity parents or someone who's like super stressed out about my ability to Mary. Maybe that's because I'm a dude But yeah like her mom's Thir- seen this was very very frustrating as a reader. Because you're like mom like the thing is her. Mom created a dating profile for her daughter with lies filled. It with lies say that she got a doctorate degree. I'm just like Oh my God. If my mom did this to me I would kill her lake. I mean in. I'm saying that as like my mom has tried to set me up with other guys before and even then I just wanted to kill her but if she if she had done the stuff that Mimi's mom did like trying to set Mimi up with a college student and like a delivery boy who delivers food to her pet grooming shop randomly. Her mom has terrible taste in men well because her mom we joke about how Asian parents at some point their standards go down so at first. It's like you must marry a doctor or engineer or someone like with a career then as eventually becomes Mary anybody it doesn't Matter Q. The grandkids Mary anybody. I I think I think Mimi is a little bit too young to be at that stage of Mary. Anybody She's only twenty five years old No no which I found really surprising because Like Mimi is twenty five years old and she started a business of our own like mom right or Santa. Marta yeah in like West. La I'm like how like. How are you going to survive girl? I mean she got like she got funding from a rich white lady. Who existing dog. She say it's a very rich person name. I guess a lot of rich people names in this story. Yeah Yeah I guess so names. I will say that West. La There are definitely a lot of weird speciality pet shops A lot of like Beverly Hills type. They have like they have cute little dogs. They bring everywhere. I've had friends who work in retail business in in West. La and they sometimes complain about a white ladies bringing in their chihuahuas. They're tiny dogs even though the venue even though the shop says no pets allowed. They're very insistent saying that. Oh my dog is like my dog is really well behaved. I don't understand my my dog in my purse like they're not going to hurt anyone and it's like well. They're not a service dog so please don't bring them in. This isn't a dog. It's my baby. It's my baby in the stroller. Wearing clothes would a dog were close and being a stroller. It's it's very stereotypical but also stereotypes exist for a reason. Well I think the book is a really good job of like showing how far people can take this concept Because there's Doggie Yoga. There's like Doggie like acupuncture. There's like Doggie tupperware parties. Yeah why Guy Said? There's a lot of pet specialty shops and activities in in West. La and even some here in in East la. I would say there's a lot of dogs in Pasadena's while opacity is the west side of the east side to be honest guy so I guess I mean we've kind of like all over the place but this is this is one of those types of books where it's more about like The atmosphere and also just like like the character just being themselves. I mean while we're talking about like the west side setting unlike the rich people and what they do with their fancy dogs. We've talked about the person who was like working these people which is Indira who someone who we first meet as like. Oh maybe she's just another like rich lady except she's Indian and She's a business woman As you learn more about her like and as you learn more about her business which is selling high end bags to all the rich people in the during these part that she she attends. Doggie Yoga to like Hawker Hucker BAGS. after class She.
April 2020 Book News
"Our April Twenty Twenty Book Club pick again is Mimi. Lee gets a clue by Jennifer Jay Chow which I actually finished last night so the wall. Maybe there's the benefits isolation I is. I have more time to you. Know do stuff But Yeah I love how is it how is it far? I enjoyed it. It's It's an interesting take on detective fiction I won't say more until discussion at the end of the month. But it's It's a pretty cute story of it. Did I. Deliver on on a happier book? Flew to deliver a light read. This is like a book that is is not particularly challenging But has a lot of great moments and is just overall. I really fun read and definitely a good break from all the you know All the existential Despair that we're faced with every day in real life. So thank you for for doing that. Are you not entertaining them? And speaking of thanking re-re. I wanted to also thank you for compiling all the Book News. We actually have a ton of news episode which is which is A contrast to the last few we've kind of had to dig for for as American League News. Yeah that's the strange thing about publishing you know like book deal comes out but the deal was being made like maybe two years ago. All of the all of the books that were being written like two years ago. Now they're coming out No our first book deal. Marvin can you take the lead? Sure Penguin team. Canada acquired two books in a why Douala by debut author Sheron Jae Jao pitched as Pacific Rim meets the handmaid's tale the first book iron widow is setting a world with a Patriarchal Military System. Where male pilots of giant magical? Mecca are treated like celebrities and female pilots. Must serve as their concubines. The novel's heroine is eighteen year. Old Wounds again. Who embarks on a journey to avenge her sister's murder? Publication is slated for fall. Twenty twenty one for the first title and the Second Book is slated for fall. Twenty twenty two. This sounds amazing I don't know if you know but was not an is a legendary figure in Chinese history. She that she is a real life. Empress of China like she started her own dynasty in imperial China and the story is like she started as a concubine for the emperor of the previous dynasty and pretty much arranged for her to succeed him. I think I've seen a documentary on her. I never remember the names of of like of like important historical figures it's been entire for struggle dramas and movies based on her life in China. Well it sure on book sounds pretty bad ass considering that there's like like Mecca robot young and I am all for that as a as a gundem fan not just make up a magical So like ESCO Floyd type thing you know Escalona. It's been so long watch that show and I don't know if you follow on twitter. But she made a post recently about announcing this book deal and following up on twitter. Promise that if she ever got a publishing deal she would Do you her author picture in her. Because I guess he's a Avid cost player as well and so she did the photo shoot with her wearing a calcium which is pretty amazing. So check that out. That's that is the promised to make as as an author that is you know. That's quite the dedication of right so our next book deal is bought an island with you. A why a debut by Malani Moreno set in Contemporary Hawaii. This own voices novel features. Two boys struggling with identity and loss in their community. After other boys in their town go missing. Publication is planned for Spring. Twenty twenty one between the trend of awesome own voices. Books is this like. Is this a niche of of like like Hawaiian Crime novels? 'cause I feel like kind of common to have like a deaths or like a missing persons case in quote Unquote Paradise. Like I feel like that that has to be a
How to Tend Your InnerSpark
"Hello Hello Hello Okay. So I'm realizing how truly now more than ever this work? The work of my soul. The work that has saved my life has guided me has served me in. So many ways is needed. And how literally everything in my life and I'm sure your life as well has prepared us for what we're facing right now and so it is truly with the greatest joy and gratitude and humility that I share with you in her spark my work and last month. We unveiled a rebranding. We have a new logo and the mission. All of it is just so clear and I was really gifted this clarity. During the last Lions Gate Portal last August. Two thousand eighteen. That's when everything just coalesced into the super clear vision in the apothecary came to be an interesting Sherri came to be and the route. Ruta spiral collective came to be. And we've been working on all of these things and were slated to unveil them in March and then Bam everything kind of went crazy to say the least and so it i. I you know I won't lie. I'm human I was a little Mimi and well damn it. How am I supposed to really leverage this this rebrand and and the route to spiral collective this beautiful offering for my soul? That was wanting to come through at this time. All anyone is focused on is is this this virus and and the fear and the the trauma in this kind of collective inhale and breath retention that I'm experiencing right now and I realized something in me or outside of me. Speaking through me was guiding me really to this moment to having everything be so aligned contained and clear and beautiful for this time right now because this is the work that is needed. We are facing so much uncertainty. There is so much anxiety so much up in the air so many unanswered questions and none of us. None of us knows what anything looks like. We're truly in the middle of a collective rebirth and birth demands surrender. It demands dropping anything that you thought you knew anything. You thought you wanted any plans you thought you had and completely surrendering to the process and allowing it to just be what it will be and that's what we're facing right now together and so enter spark inner spark this soul business of mine that has been with me and I have been the Channel Four for the last Gosh Four and a half years. I am proud to to share with you. What this truly means. So here we go. Inner Spark is so much more than a name. The name of my business right. It's it's has a sexy sound inner spark and it's so much more it's a code. It's a way of living. Each of US carries a unique spark of the divine that animates our vessel and guides our experiences in this lifetime. Losing touch with this essential spark is losing touch with yourself so each of us is a piece of divine consciousness embodied and we are in human body form right but we're not the only examples of consciousness embodied trees animals plants crystals. All of these these things here on Mama Guy Mama. Earth are examples of different forms of embody consciousness. And so this is that thing that moves through all things that animates and in livens and allows us to experience the world with our our tools and faculties afforded to us by whatever form we happen to be wearing. That spark drives our will to animate to create to live. That spark guides us in fuels our devotion and our discipline. It's the animating life force energy of all. It's what allows us to consistently show up for ourselves and our souls purpose for Encarnacion at this time. These times are are interesting. This is certainly a pivotal point in civilization and our timeline in our trajectory so through activating and remembering this spark this inner spark we've returned to our pure original state where we can survive ender to the secret spiral essence of life once more inner sparks sole mission is simple yet profound and permeating inner spark. My work exists to resurrect our collective awareness of and reverence for the sacred spiral principle of existence. And this is done through repairing our relationship with our inner containment our inner authority and devotional discipline. Inner Spark is a container for remembrance activation transformation devotion rising exploration education on Education radical healing reclamation and service. All in the name of love period. Right I said it was simple. I didn't say it was necessarily easy. Everything done through. Inner Spark is in deep devotion and deep service to resurrecting our collective awareness of the sacred spiral principle of life and the cosmos as a whole and this is only done through repairing our relationship with our own inner structure in Earth Authority and containment the spiral in the triangle as discussed in the previous episode episode. Thirty eight are seen in her sparks logo. I had someone tell me it was as though the logo was speaking to them and it is it is the eight pointed symbol surrounding the spiral and triangle are also symbolic of the eight main primordial archetypal frequencies of existence used in her sparks working. That'll be discussed in great detail in an upcoming episode. I'm very excited to get into that. So that logo is is a code in and of itself. I highly encourage you to just kind of look at it and see what comes through for you so inspire is a movement. It's a way of life. It's a collective mission and also literal place for learning and community and courses and the apothecary. Some of inner sparked secret intentions include the following. And I really feel like these could be painted guidelines for all of us as we navigate. The uncharted waters ahead. So while these our inner spark sacred intentions every Invite us all to kind of fuel into where we can incorporate some of these into our own daily life so to hold space for your process through a variety of offerings for you to hear the song of your soul and to spark the remembrance of your divine purpose and sovereignty. Creating that space for you to hear your truth. I will never ever ever pretend to have all the answers. I will never pretend to I. I don't even know what like the image of what's that movie. You made me watch recently the love Guru so Mike Me Watch the love guru and I was watching with him and laughing and also feeling like Oh my God I have such a problem with this kind of space and I don't even really know what to call it but I guess the whole kind of coaching mentoring spiritual teacher space. There's a lot of hypocrisy. There's a lot of guru complexes there's a lot of bullshit and yeah no a lot of inflated egos a lot of absolute truths being claimed and inner spark myself will never do that. I will never pretend to have the answers or to give you step by step instructions or to in any way hijack your experience by creating it for you this is a space in her spark is a space for you to reclaim and remember your own. Inner spark
Robert Kolker Discusses 'Hidden Valley Road'
"Us about the Galvin family. Let's start with the parents. Don and Mimi there. The subject of this book Don really lived through the greatest moments of the twentieth century. He was a World War Two veteran and the two of them put down roots in Colorado after the war and raised a family and had twelve children. The twelve children's span the baby boom the. I was born in nineteen forty five and the last in nineteen sixty five and they were known in Colorado Springs. Colorado is sort of a model family. Everybody knew the Galvin's with their twelve children and the oldest was a football star and dated the general's daughter at the Air Force Academy and all of the boys were Jock simplisafe on every hockey game. They played they were sort of legends at the time but nobody really knew that privately. The family was suffering that that in the end six of the twelve children were diagnosed schizophrenia. And it was at a time in America where there was a lot of shame and stigma around mental illness. Even more than there is now where the parents were often blamed and so it was a secret for as long as they keep it a secret and that just lead to more damage and the youngest children in the family really suffered the most from living in that house full of secrets before we get into their stories. It's interesting that you say everyone knew the Galvin's in Colorado Springs. My cousin actually grew up in an air force family in Colorado Springs and had never heard of them and so it might be that. She's she's younger. She's in her forties now. But I'm curious how you came across this family and their story because you're not from Colorado Springs. Yeah their heyday was in the early years of the academy. Right after the academy opened in the mid fifties that was when the family really started to rise up so they were best known in the late fifties. I know about them because the youngest two children the only girls were friends of a friend of mine. And for years. These two sisters Margaret and Lindsey had been talking with one another about the best way to let the world know about their family but they realized they couldn't do it alone. There was a lot about their family. They didn't even know. I mean a lot of these brothers were fifteen or twenty years older than they were and then of course a lot of the medical records. They didn't have access to and a lot of the stories that their parents told they couldn't necessarily verify on their own. A lot of legends going around and in fact they some of the worst things that happened to the family had been kept from them kept secret from them because they were too young when it happened and so finally they decided to turn to an independent journalists to to cover the family independently to take the story wherever it would lead and they were confident in doing this because they felt that the there was scientific value medical value in focusing on this family and they knew that researchers had been talking to them for decades and they wanted to know what those researchers learned as. Well okay all families. Don't get along perfectly. And I imagine a family with twelve children. Probably even more so where they unanimous in their willingness to collaborate with you to answer your questions be interviewed well aside from being completely gobsmacked by the story and and really could not believe all. This happened to one family. I was pretty convinced in the beginning that there couldn't be a book about this because of medical privacy laws that all all it would take was one sibling standing up and saying what you WANNA book about this family no way and then suddenly it would get very impossible so I worked very Slowly and really took it very easy and over several months I would get on the phone. Maybe once a week with different family members saying so you know your sisters are interested in having a book about your family. How does that make you feel and sort of got took the temperature of the entire family and to my amazement everyone was interested in. Everyone was ready including Mimi. The family matriarch who had been so determined to keep everything secret for so long. She was in her nineties. Ready to talk about it too. She died in two thousand seventeen after you interviewed her. And I want to talk about that interview a little bit because as you mentioned earlier at that time schizophrenia was often blamed on mothers. Yes and and so. She was thrilled to be talking about it from a genetic perspective. You know. We're in the Arab genetics. Now so it it made her feel good to be able to say yes. Well now. We know that it couldn't have been bad parenting that it was genetics and so two that part she was happy but she was really part of her survival instinct and part of what made her so functional for so long was that she could really move past a lot of the unpleasantness in her life. So getting here to talk about unpleasant subjects was not easy and of course. I didn't WanNa get a ninety one or ninety two year old to to do anything. I didn't want to traumatize someone who was clearly in such frail health. So what proceeded was me sitting there at the kitchen table with her and her two daughters were at the table too and every time she would try to deflects the conversation. One of her daughter's would go. Oh Mom and and try to kind of cajole her gently back to talk about the unpleasant stuff and eventually she she was able to really open up about some very difficult things and I was really grateful to get that kind of clarity from her. Twelve children is difficult enough. I mean twelve children. Ten of them were boys even if they did not suffer from mental illness even during the baby boom. That's a lot of kids. Why did they have twelve children? I spent a lot of time sort of looking into that question for dom father. He was Catholic and he was looking for a distinguished life and he wanted to to stand out in some way and it made him feel good to be a pattern familias and so it pleased him to have so many children. And then Mimi who was like a lot of women in her generation a little frustrated that she couldn't intellectually really achieve dreams. She really gave up her college education and gave up and he sort of independent life to be a mother and she gave up a life of culture and sophistication moving out to the boonies which is Colorado was in the fifties to her as a sophisticated New Yorker and so she liked the being having a certain amount of notoriety and fame and accomplishment of having such a large family but more than that I think she was binging on family in a way because of a lot of the losses she had had in her life. She had lost her father when she was younger and a scandal he sort of became divorced from the family and she never really had a relationship with him. She now was in a marriage where the husband was increasingly absent. He was a career military guy who really created a life of the mind and was not an active parent like a lot of fathers in that time period and so really having so many children gave her a lot of company and I came to appreciate that aspect of it. So six of these kids. Six of the were ultimately diagnosed with schizophrenia. Which as I understand it typically emerges in adolescence or young adulthood it. Correct me if I'm wrong but we're there earlier signed. How did they first find out about the first child to be diagnosed? They suspect something was wrong. Well five of the six of them really followed that pattern. They were all twenty twenty one twenty two in late adolescence. When they had their first really visible psychotic breaks. There was one peter who was earlier he was fourteen he. There was real trauma right before that happened. He watched his father suffers stroke but the they were warning signs for for some of them for Donald. The oldest son he really was a very troubled teenager despite being out early so successful and so popular and he would do things like smashed dishes while washing the dishes out of rage or be overly almost gratuitously abusive to his younger brothers when he was left to take care of them. There are certain ways that he should have demonstrated that he wasn't connecting with the world in a traditional way in that it's almost like there is a barrier between him and others and that was very visible even in his teenage years. But it only devolved into psychosis. Once he was in college he would do things like run into a bonfire during a PEP rally or be cruel to animals. Th they were difficult moments that suddenly were wakeup calls to him. That something was really wrong and he started going to see therapists and his parents started shopping for a medical opinion. That could keep him in college and keep the family away from scandal.
Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years
"In a powerful moment some of his accusers walked into court today flanked by the prosecution Mimi Haleyi and Jessica man their testimony convicted Harvey Weinstein are those two charges both of them delivering very emotional victim impact statements saying that those sexual assaults that occurred many years ago had his lasting impact on their lives yeah Harvey Weinstein twenty three years even though he said he was sentenced to twenty three years here's the thing and I've I've talked to several lawyers who when you say when you listen to their testimonies it would been tough in some cases had you not known who Harvey Weinstein is to maybe even convict some of these people somebody it was just a regular person and there's no doubt that he got a waste ever sentence then maybe the average person when I got all this big stuff and I think there's something to that there's no doubt this guy's a scumbag and he's going away for a long time and he's not getting out of jail and I think we can all say good riddance to bad rubbish so twenty three years is what he's got he's seven sixty seven right so he'd be ninety because this just isn't it he's still going to face charges probably in Los Angeles so he's he's done he's done there is that and we were talking about how long does he have rightly how much longer does does he have is going to be there for thank magically is something happened dome is he gonna commit suicide does he have a heart attack does the I mean you start going through these things because they're talking about how he's been struggling and he's only been there a couple weeks you're looking at twenty three years at best what he gives to fifteen maybe twenty I don't think it's gonna be a problem for people so so he's gonna go in there and all of a sudden start running the joint be a shock collar it's fifteen twenty he's not getting out he'll never see the light of day and that's if nothing else happens think about that if nothing else happens where he has to go face more people in court which you have
Harvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to Los Angeles Over Charges, DA Says
"Here in New York Manhattan dredges sentenced former Hollywood producer and convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein to twenty three years in prison in a landmark ruling. The metoo movement after his sentencing Weinstein was taken under armed guard. And bus from the Manhattan courthouse to rikers island jail. He was later transferred to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. After complaining of Chest Pains Weinstein was found guilty last month of raping an aspiring actress. Jessica man in a hotel room in two thousand thirteen and if sexually assaulting production Assistant Mimi Halley at his apartment in two thousand six by forcibly performing oral sex on her attorney. Gloria allred read from Haley's victim's impact statement outside the court just after Weinstein sentencing. I have observed an indifference a lack of remorse. A lack of acknowledgment a lack of awareness and self awareness by the defendant throughout this process. That has made me feel anger. That has left me concern that. He is completely disconnected from the gravity of the crime that he committed against me and the impact. It's had I can only hope that whatever sentence the court sees fit is long enough for Harvey Weinstein to acknowledge what he's done and to be truly. Sorry Actress Mira Sorvino Tweeden response. I literally criterias of amazement. Gratitude that the justice system has worked on behalf of all of his victims today unquote meanwhile prosecutors in Los Angeles are working to extradite Weinstein to face further charges of rape and sexual assaults in California
"mimi" Discussed on The Ikonns
"Things to take action on a list them number one is something. I've been doing for many years now when I when I turned eighteen. I decided to stop eating meat. It wasn't for environmental reasons. I didn't know yet that it was actually harmful to their moment to be consuming like cows and sheep and like the these big animals that take a lot of water and land to grow but actually a few years after I became Episcopalian. I you know Peter started getting gaining popularity and I realized not only about the animal cruelty that goes into which actually knew because you know. I grew up in other by John. Animals were slaughtered right in front of us when we were kids. So I've always known about the suffering and I think that's why maybe when I turn eighteen. That was like I never really enjoyed me. I kind of wanted to like see if I can live without it and then once list up eating number really looked back on that lifestyle so one thing that anybody can do is just start eating less meat. I'm not telling you to go vegan. That's pretty hardcore. I'm even Vegan Myself. But just you know go for quality over quantity if you're going to eat need get it from local grass-fed butchers. Make sure that the animal had a good life like they were like farm-raised nod factory mass produce environment. Those animals have horrible lives. And basically you know I believe we are what we eat like the energy that the animal passes to you the energy you. That's not a good kind of energy anyways so eliminating meat eating less meat can have an incredible environmental impact. So number one again in short telling you to go vegan. Just eat at least even one like less meat dish a week. One day week have a meatless day and just eat vegetarian. Nado in Vienna Day. Just start with that and I think that's going to be quite incredible and will have an incredible impact. Even if you just do that and you'll inspire those around you number to do your bus to avoid. I was GONNA say all single use plastic but it's tough. I mean I've been. I've been trying to do this now for like the last three or four months and they're still like one or two things where sometimes I get stuck with Lake. Pasta is a really hard one. It's like one of my last two things. It was crispy rice crackers. What are they called the rice cakes and I didn't find a solution. I'm just thinking I'm just going to stop buying them and instead of going to learn how to make my own buckwheat sour dough bread and just give Alexa bad because she likes those rice cakes. I don't really eat them. I can live without them so that was one thing. I couldn't find without plastic and then the last thing is like a gluten free pasta that is not a single use plastic and still looking for a solution but everything else to be honest. I've been fine without loopers bit. This recall toilet. Paper is difficult. But there's there are services like though I think there's a couple of friends she could panda. There's a Portuguese brand. I'll have to look them up. And then there's what the crap I think. There are moral European. No but I'm sure. Luke for local services just put zero waste toilet paper. I'm sure you'll find something local particular by yet. You're not gonNA get a luxurious experience but you will get something to wipe era to Schwab so do your best to avoid all single use plastic. But of course it's not going to happen overnight at least just ban like internally in your household ban all plastic bags and plastic water bottles if you start with that. That's already incredible. And then one step by step you know. Try to eliminate the rest. That's of three to five things as you know. Ellis mead avoid all single use plastic and be more mindful with everything that you consumed from close to furniture to books to everything else like only by what you really need and like monitor what you already have gone through your whole house and like really go through your stuff like no what you have because even I went through my stuff because we're moving and I realized there were so many things that I have a few of one example had three baby moisturizers and I'm like many. Why the hell do you have three of the same baby moisturizers? It's like I went into a panic mode. When she had dry skin I ended up buying one and then losing it somewhere in the house and then buying another one like it's absolutely ridiculous and same with some of the stuff in the pantry. Like if you're not really organized which I wasn't until recently like I bought too much rice and then I bought too much of the pasta or some other things and I ended up having cupboard's full of the same stuff now I only by after I ran out so bright before I run out. I know I'm running out of you know bus mighty rise and I go with my own reusable bag and fill it up in the bulk shop or whole foods and fill up my jar. That's one way to do it. You said like how do you approach this topic with people around you whether it's your family whether it's people in the grocery store friends or colleagues or maybe your friends students at your school? One thing that I I've learned from Loren Singer and she's like an incredible girl Super Young very successful in. She's truly my inspiration in regards to zero waste. I've heard zero many times before actually before her but she's to me. She's made a kind of cool and approachable and basically I remember listening to her interview on a podcast and she said that one thing that she does. She doesn't tell people what to do she. Does it herself? So that's what I keep in mind as well when I talked to my family or when I make you know stories on my instagram. I just tell people what I'm doing. I don't expect people to do what I'm doing. I'm just sharing my story. And of course I. I pray that more people do this but I'm not going around telling like you should stop using plastic. I'm just saying I have stopped using prosthetic because of course I do my best to educate people why I do what I do but I do my best to just lead by example so I believe that. Answer all the questions. Have you got anything to add? Yeah thank you very well And so amazing scene. You take that kind of tip. I even remember what he told me that that was still works ago. When I was overwhelmed I we were in the Mexican supermarkets like literally ninety. Nine percent was employed safely. Everything was covered head to toe in plastic. And all like Oh my God again. Do the same thing war. And you're like you just need to chill just like Libya life the way you believe in this and then like the rest of the control and the most amazing thing about that is when it comes to these kind of things. 'cause a Lotta people have this great society of the world that you we get this new awareness realization. All sudden. We started seeing judging everybody else for for living star way but as I told you a kind of remind myself and everybody else is at awareness comes gradually and we can expect everyone to have that awareness. Lucerne things that Sir more where people look at us you guys come on you. We're still unaware outcome reminder. That as well. This is why it's important to go easy on yourself. degree per also go easy on others and just as you said lead with example. Just you know that is the greatest. Quotable time you know is Michael Jackson that Song I WanNa make the world a better place to look at yourself and make the change need to shout. People to buy itself. Dow makes the biggest difference out there. It's huge just you doing the change. Whatever that is even though we we talked about in this podcast critic nat rude. Seen those daily habits of yours Talk about sustainability or lowest. Just talking about your overall life giving give you a funny example energy. That has any out exactly. That goes along with what you're saying. It was thinking about recently. I thought it's so funny like people do this all the time to like. Stop eating meat or stop using plastic or whatever but imagine if we did the same thing about like being kind like if you want somebody to be kind or if you want to start people to be kind what are you going to go around people. Be kind to everybody and you're going to do that and do that's going to be useful. What are you supposed to do like you? Just be kind and by being kind to others or being positive you inspire that in others. So that's pretty obvious. So how come. We're not seeing that in other areas of life like it's just not gonNA work if we're just go around shouting and people. Protesting is fine. I think peacefully but like also people who protest on the street. I think they need to question whether they are themselves. You know composting not using single use plastic instead of screaming at the government's or the businesses like who are you supporting with your money and make those businesses create those businesses as as as you said somebody actually. This is a very important because listening. We've been trying to get frank from the tour on this podcast and we've have assistance. We all the south where he seems to be a little difficult to get doing. A lot of breeze actually ways. No you're right. He's the however will be incredible to have him on. Oh look in the shallows. Fine Frank. Gmc Hey you gotta go on icons podcast and we weren't really ashy. Spread his message and why I bring him up. Is that cures an individual. Who's making a difference in regards to four? How we eat the soil the farmer the former agriculture and yes a lot of people say oh by. Yan Tura is for the rich people is a luxury yes it is. But it's the same thing with many businesses started out with people have more disposable income is you think about Savin Tesla's accompany yes. They are first car. Was One hundred. Fifty thousand dollars then was eighty Benz like now Neil. Thirty forty thousand. Dinner's going down to how we can bring that to the masses in regards to sustainability and my point is many individuals Elon. Musk or a frank who a lot of people listening who have no idea writing. This guy. Franken has team in that Sura. Who Were there? Just looking after produce and basically what they're doing is trying to support farming as it should be like by. Dr Brewers not wear you have single crop of everything on a Land Lake you just growing almond trees but like you have a farm where you grow diverse different plants and vegetables and fruit. Because that's the best for our environment for the plans for the animals and that's what the world has been losing with the industrial farming. And that's why we need to support these small local farmers who still practice that and he's coming to the states by the way for those of you. I know most of our New York. La Skyros are Americans New York away like they're basically now got some farms. They're and they're educating the farmers or aligning with other farmers. Do this kind of practice. It's huge and yeah overall just decides e of another we can add as seasonal and the other thing. That is really cool now that we do that right all hundred percent but we're doing it more a lower interest of once you have the real stuff and gross award as a tomato or peach sure whatever tastes like in season you can go back to other styles like add these delicious and they're one of the creators of this frank. He's very proud of. This is the the winter tomato and actually have. It's this their own kind of thing. Is it the long way? That's winter is a winter tomato amazing the second so many you're not eating seasonally and I'm like seriously guys like one step at a time. This was a believe in winter tomato good to know just delicious software so good. Another thing is it's cool now as we talked about in his podcast to where things vintage secondhand and the more people do it thriftiness now so these are all amazing things and even we had for example. Today you know friends very successful. We had them for Brunch. And we said Hey were. We went through our clauses. Some clothes that were GONNA be donating. They have no. They're cool. What are we have an an and he took some Wysocki? I still have your life jacket from five years ago and that's the way it should be. You know we're passing on close we're going into the community was shame like take your girlfriend's address and wearing it or sharing at through that stuff and I think he will. Mimi's been doing lately on her. Podcasts from grosses opposing hey. This is from two years ago three years ago like we have to shift the culture. Hey it's okay like all this latest designs and sneakers and that's actually not cool. It's always good. Yeah what was laid us. And what's rare it? What's rarest some vintage suffer from back in the day that people have? There's not too much of this is definitely one of the kind of you wearing something. That's more vintage. Think of that so I think it's important to shift. Our culture shift are buying behaviors as consumers ass people and slowly changing and it was like always saw. It's important not overnight as Mimi. You'll save like Mimi's more like tomorrow. We're GonNa Change everything where Mike. I'm taking slow however we still changed. I'm still wear making that change so What I kind of recommend to anybody? Sofas now listening is that make the difference however you can.
"mimi" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"You today Mimi well I'm going out of town next month and I'm in need a rental car for five days and I'm noticing that there are like a lot of prices so I wondered is it okay to go with the least expensive companies that I haven't heard of or do I should I stay with the familiar rental agency well okay so you know when the cheapest person alive that's what I want to do and I always talk about how all accept lower quality for a lower price her and although I say that I will tell you I will not do that with what I refer to as a third tier car rental agency because if you read reviews on some of those no names that you're looking at those low prices on you'll say oh my goodness I am so glad I didn't rent a car from those people oh well so I don't know when exception to that either okay you got the you got the big names let's see the big is our biggest of all is enterprise national hertz avis damage in Alamo those are the those are the big so the car rental business all and then there's a second tier which would be like dollar and thrifty and I'm trying to think is there any other incidents affect six is yes six is a company I don't have a lot of experience with very minor player in the United States but what I would do what city are you going to be a girl okay see you go to yelp put in San Diego and put in six and see what people are saying hero to trip advisor put in six and see what people are saying okay I get a sense if it would really be okay okay and if if I go to hot wire or any of those kind of places are the prices will they all be the same or should I be searching in a certain size so the way it works is like if you go to Priceline which is usually the cheapest on a car okay you will only be with one of the major car rental companies okay you buy it non refundable so if your trip changes at all you just walk away from the money okay but what I like to do is you know if you're looking at multi car rental shopping site like rental cars dot com a good one to compare companies and then you see what the cheapest as you can get from a company or okay with renting from you go to Priceline and bed twenty percent below that hello okay and how soon is your trip it's the first week in March so you're at a point you should be shopping at yeah all right so with that you may have heard me say this before about car rentals if you don't book with Priceline when those non refundable once booked whatever car you're going about today and then I want you to re shop the car the week you go because often if car rental bookings are softer than the car rental industry anticipated the rates for the car could be far cheaper just before you travel but you already know you have a car did you book now and you can cancel car rentals mode usually without any fee any expense and so that way you know you have a car but you also know whiter if you follow up you get a cheaper one okay okay so I could feel pretty safe when it says no cancellation fee to go a hundred percent absolutely fine you can book it no you're gonna have wheels and just hope later the wheels get cheaper you're listening.
Mike Bloomberg's campaign is polluting the internet
"Taylor Laurenz Tech reporter at the New York Times. You are one of the most online people I know and lately I've been going online and seeing a lot of one person and that person is Mike Bloomberg. I've been seeing him in my twitter timeline. I'm seeing him on my instagram feed. I don't follow Mike Bloomberg. What is going on here? Why is he all over social media? Right now yeah well you know. After entering the presidential race. He's really tried to make a splash for himself In the media so he's been obviously buying lots of television ads also buying lots of ads across the Internet and that doesn't just mean banner ads Oliver Websites but also sponsored content on a lot of our favorite. You know mean pages and influence our accounts. And he's been essentially paying these people post memes and messages viral videos on his behalf. I am curious about instagram part. Especially because I feel like that has been the most visible controversial element of this Bloomberg add by. What do those look like? Can you tell us a little bit about the Bloomberg memes on Instagram? Yeah Aso the sort of medium campaign that dropped across a lot of the biggest accounts like Fuck Jerry Moist Buddha tank Sinatra. These are names. You may or may not be familiar with but they have millions of followers on Instagram. And what they did is postponed essentially fake looking. Em's between themselves and Bloomberg where Bloomberg would say funny kind of relatable things like I have a billion dollars. Can you make me look cool? And then the members of pretend to respond through this fake. Dm Like yes. Or No. Or I'll think about it. All of the posts had the caption. You know sponsored content but even so you know people. People like thought that they were fake. Yeah some people's keep damning me like are these real. Yeah it's like it is really fake looking especially because of what he saying right like I have a billion dollars. There was the one about like having a car with Lamborghini doors a level of self awareness and irony that I don't think the real Bloomberg has ever displayed. Yeah exactly very self aware and very much like playing into how he's uncool you know boomer And what about twitter? So he's definitely also making a big splash on twitter. What's his twitter presence like? He's just been posting on it in this very during just away He's been calling people out he's been doing the whole brand twitter thing where you like quote tweets and dunk on them. He's been doing that to donald trump attempting to kind of clap back. But you know they also posted this what people were calling a doctored video this video. That was kind of remixed from the debates to make it look like Bloomberg. Were saying you know. Has anyone else started like a business? I'm the only one Chevy started a business. Is that fair and know? Attempted to make it look like all. The other candidates just sat there in silence. They played crickets in the background in reality. That's not what happened the debate at all and it's actually kind of a funny video which is slightly disturbing. Mary Internet very video. It's very like I mean people make those things about trump all the time But I think to see it as sort of like sponsored content. That video also went out across a bunch of Munich counts so to see these. We Macau's that are being paid to essentially distribute. This highly edited video. That a lot of people won't know is edited Is Yeah I. I can see why that would really concerned people. Yeah right like seeing Bloomberg. Come off really well in this debate. That people in the no no he did very badly in. It's an effective tactic here but completely skewed from reality. Yeah and it's also I mean it's blatant misinformation. And when you think about you know what a Lotta people on the left have criticized trump for You Know Bloomberg is essentially leaning into sort of some of the worst aspects of that So I understand the criticism I think on Bloomberg side you know. He's essentially leveraging a lot of marketing tactics that have been used for a long time in the corporate world These types of viral sons videos. You know very active twitter presence paired with influence or marketing on instagram. I mean this is just like marketing one. Oh one for a lot of corporate brands But it is. It's just kind of jarring to see it leak into the political realm. And who are the People? Who are actually behind these memes on instagram and twitter. Who are the ones that are creating this content for the Bloomberg campaign? I'm so essentially. It's you know people from a couple of different groups One is Jerry media who most famously runs the account fuck Jerry Their CEO and one of their creative directors is involved with the campaign. It's also a bunch of people from brand fire which is another kind of influencer marketing collective and doing things media which is a media company that owns a lot of other big large accounts like middle-class fancy white people. Comes things out so those Mimi counts really appeal to the millennial vote And then in terms of like you know his actual team. He staffed his digital team with a ton of people from the tech industry themselves so people that are intimately familiar with these platforms hiring from places like facebook and Snapchat. So you know. On all sides he really has the best of the best in terms of digital talent Also because he can afford to pay them an exorbitant amount of money and he's promised them jobs through November no matter what the outcome of his campaign which no other political campaign could ever do that. So I think that's also why he's managed to attract some of these people. He was also just working with average people to essentially do digital what he called digital canvassing. I think other people would have other names for it where he's basically paying people twenty four twenty five hundred dollars a month To like text all of their friends about him and Post about him on their personal social media accounts so he's kind of engaging in a lot of tactics With a lot of sort of cross sections of different people. So what is the ultimate goal here with the Bloomberg campaign in hiring these younger folks to pass around memes and working with you know the tanks tra- people and other big influencers mean the goal with all of this is just generate attention online? It's to make a splash Bloomberg has entered the race late. He's not even on the ballot yet you know. He just participated his first debate recently. So he's just trying to get in people's heads you know. He's trying to establish himself as a front runner and viable candidate And the best way to do that is to get people talking and I think that that you know. He's very successfully done that It's it's also like he doesn't have to play by traditional rules. He has so much money that he can kind of do whatever he wants and so. I think that's also why you see him. Embracing really bold strategies that frankly other political candidates would probably shy away from because they don't have the resources to necessarily see it through in the way. Bloomberg can we're when we can just dump tons of money see if something works doesn't work dump tons of money elsewhere So he doesn't have to be quite as strategic. I think you know some of the other campaigns and I mean talking about dumping tons of money and whether or not it works. What's the response been to these mutants. Yeah the response has been positive. Negative Obviously there has been a huge amount of people online. Who think it's Hilarious and funny and love it? Um and then you have the other people who think it's you know the death of democracy so it doesn't really matter it doesn't really matter what people think the point is is that people are talking about him that you know. He's he's being talked about as a viable candidate. That's the only thing that matters so in that way it
"mimi" Discussed on Dog Save The People
"Is that a special relationship with dogs. But it was her dad especially was the most connected and intern impacted these lights in and measurable way. Thank you so much for joining US night on dog. Save the people. I'm happy to be here. Thanks for having me. It's my pleasure we're speaking to you from speaking to me from. Houston Texas wonderful so you have such a beautiful story and I wanted to kind of begin. Could you tell me a little bit about your dad? My Dad was a wonderful wonderful guy saying he was much beloved. Didn't San Antonio his name was Arnold Schwartz but it was Texas so everybody called him pick he. I see which actually was a nickname. He had all his life. Love it very easy going berry sweet but completely obsessed with his son was sort of a family joke about you know. The dogs were treated much better than my brothers and I were so. Did you grow up with a lot of dogs through your weekend? We kinda lived by a wet in San Antonio we call the base in because it was there to catch water to San Antonio flooded and we sort of because were by a lot of open land. We'd just kind of kept accumulating pat so we at one time had thirteen cats and I think to dogs and then over time I think we usually were one dog. Painlessly and then later on Did your parents have dogs? Few your brother left the house and that's when things got really bad that's when you know with no children to pay attention to my father really got close to a Corgi. They they wanted. My Mom was trying to find a dog. They could share the core key breed sort of came up as a small dog that thinks that has a big dog personality and all that stuff and my father immediately bonded with the dog. And this dog's name was Wesley. It was a court date and the only person Wesley ever paid attention to was dad. It's so if your dead said. The dog was tired or hungry or even angry. It might mean that he actually was tired hungry I. He was a good projector so he would say you know. I think Wesley Tired if he was bored with something and head to leave my youngest brother's wedding reception because he said he had to walk the dog. Son You're done. Yeah that's adorable. He sound that canines. Were the human decency barometer at La concepts. My father really liked just about everybody it. It was hard to find someone who disliked but anyone who mistreated an animal a he was pretty much done with so as Wesley was getting older. Your mom so that it was time to find a another dog for him or for or for them or Cubans very worried. My father would not survive Wesley. Speth thing because they were essentially best friends. There's a disease that corgis get called. Em It's kind of like LS purse. Lose their back legs than the front legs and they can't move and my mother was very sensitive to things like that so she must have noticed it. I never did so. She started looking around for another dog. That we're go well. Unfortunately my mom died but not before she had arranged to get the dog on the owners. Timetable I'm very sorry about. Your mom was something that was sudden. She died in a fall basically so she decided she would walk the dog and I think that he got tour and she fell down a ravine and Wesley stayed with her till the ambulance. King of Judah your mom passed I think it was really really really hard for him They were really what I remember him saying. In the elevator of the hospital was you said we were a team and they were a team but she found a an older show dog. Dat was being retired so she was about five so dad and I drove up together to get her and she was this beautiful beautiful little corgi named trilby but the dog was great. Binder I thank of knowing my mom wanted trilby and my dad really fell in love with her and so did I. She was just the best dog she compared to Wesley. Well she was outgoing and friendly trail be loved everyone and wanted to have conversations with everyone so we really bonded right away. I just you know she was adorable. My father was not very demonstrative about how he was feeling so I think trill the word than Wesley sort of allowed us. Trilby was sort of a conduit or communication as dogs can be think gosh absolutely. Yeah so I would. Was Wesley when Your Mom? Pest we must have been twelve or thirteen and I was frankly shocked when dad said he had to put Wesley down. You know he didn't say anything. He just took the dog to the vet and had him put down because he was suffering. I mean mom was right. It was good that we had trilby because she was cheerful. And I think she did help. You know it's like she had to go out. She had to be Fed so my dad had to be functional which I think is one of the great things about dogs is that they pull you back into the world than then. Actually he eventually started dating still with people at the dog park. That's where he met the first few women he dated so you know. They started out with things in common right away. Oh that's certainly having a dog on the street or at the dog park. I mean it just opens you up to meeting so many people. Oh Yeah. They're just such wonderful conversation. Starters and you bond with these people. Yeah and so your father he after. Your mom died after Wesley. It was him in trophy with him and trilby. Then Dad started dating someone pretty seriously who also will sit dog nut. Her daughter at one point took me aside and said you know I want you to know. My mom is is obsessed with her talk and I think she said it like it was going to be bad news and I thought Oh no this is perfect and they did then. The two of them took their dogs everywhere. Yeah it was very funny so then it became Casey trilby. The that was she had a poodle in South Dallas. Very well those dogs of yeah. Oh good that's gre- in so your father than Than having some some memory issues. Yeah my dad actually girlfriend noticed it I I mean I think family members I just kept thinking he was getting a little he was but he started. My father always loved to make travel reservations and start to forget and then he couldn't finish books that he'd start and so eventually he had to come and live with us and I had asked the owner of the house next door to us. Just said Gee you know if you ever want to sell it let us know and he remembered twenty years later and so we moved next door and he lived another five years he he made it to get birthday and so during. Your Dad's illness outed he. Ed troby exist together. They coexist pretty much. Like one unit. I down all these places. We can go and eat where she was allowed. Kistins pretty temperate so there were many places with Patios. He really loved having that dog with him as much as he possibly could. He hated the Lieber alone. And I pretty much indulge whenever I could. I just felt like he was old. Knee was pretty much along. Although I guess he had his daughter store I think he actually you know for someone with dementia in their later years. I think it worked out as well as it could. But the dog was a big help. You know she could help him focus and he'd always ask where she was if I can you know. If he didn't see her bring her in and she. I think you know how it is. He just kept someone. All scientific studies have shown if you can put your hand on dog and pet dog. You're gonNA feel better. Oh Gosh absolute. It reminds me of my own father. Die Ten years ago he also had vascular dementia and he was able to stay home by box care of him and then we had people come in to help but we had at that time where my parents had at that time. A Beautiful Labrador. Retriever and Maggie was is lying Yash kept him engaged in present really helped to warm late life that he understood and that he enjoyed and it was. Everything's very schedule that they he worked unit and it was very hard for my mom after my dad died of course but nagy was your savior so I toke story and Maggie was such a big help to my so. Eventually you're dead. Did pass away and when we were going to dad's funeral I got a call from his. Sorta bookkeeper housekeeper was a close friend..
Testimony alleging past Weinstein sexual assaults bolstered difficult case
"Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist we can talk about the various counts that the jury found him guilty or not guilty on yesterday but in plain English Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist also in plain English my next guest former New York sex crimes prosecutor Jane manning is quoted in The Washington Post today saying this is one of those days when the whole world changes let's talk about how with me now is Jane manning director of advocacy for the group women's justice now which campaigns for better prosecution and prevention of violent crimes against women and provides direct services to survivors as they navigate the criminal justice system she helped lead successful campaigns to repeal New York statute of limitations on rape cases and to criminalize strangulation attacks Jane thank you so much for joining us thank you so much frame how much do you think one man being convicted of crimes yesterday is the story and how much do you really think the whole world changed well this one story will have huge ripple effects for the whole world it tells survivors that there is hope for justice it tells sexual predators that no one is above the law and it tells prosecutors that if you're brave and you take difficult challenging cases to trial you may be able to succeed a New York times op ed today says that Mr Weinstein sixty seven that that he even stood trial was a remarkable anomaly a vast majority of sexual assault cases never reach the court now but this outcome is not an end point while there may never be another prosecution quite like the one of Mr Weinstein the article says increasingly we'll see others that resemble it and so my question is if you agree with that what kinds of trials may get brought that may not have were it not for this case it's such a great question and the answer I think is that's up to all of us it's up to prosecutors who make those decisions dated day whether to turn down cases of rape unless they're a slam dunk win which happens in all too many DA's offices but it's also up to the rest of us in our communities because DJs are elected locally and it's up to us in our communities to sound off and make sure the candidates for district attorney and incumbent district attorneys understand that fair and vigorous prosecution of rape is something that the community holds to be important here's Gloria Allred speaking yesterday the lawyer or one of the lawyers for the accusers in this case it's no longer business as usual in the United States this is the age of empowerment of women and you can intimidate them anymore because women will not be silenced they will speak up they will have their voice they will stand up and be subjected to your small army of defense attorneys cross examining them attempting to discredit them two million eight them shame them and they will still stand in their truth so Harvey Weinstein this just this has been a long time coming but it's finally here attorney Gloria Allred yesterday and she's a lawyer but she wasn't speaking just legally is there or in technical legal terms I think she was talking about cultural change yes she was and I'm so glad that she anchored her comments around the survivors who testified in who spoke out because to the extent that this verdict offers us a chance at broad social change and and the only chance that depends on what we do with it but we all have that chance to the women who spoke out about Harvey Weinstein and especially the women who testified in court the two who received convictions and the many women who didn't receive a conviction including Annabella Sciorra and can I say something about her case she testified in this case as somebody who is also a victim of Harvey Weinstein but I guess because the statute of limitations laws could not that case could not be prosecuted right that case could not be prosecuted and moreover the counts that depended on Annabella sh your as testimony as a predicate offence of preceding offense those were counts of the jury felt him not guilty on and a lot of people will wonder what does that mean that the jury didn't believe Annabel sure are and I just want to say it doesn't necessarily mean that many observers felt that Annabella sh your was extremely credible and probably the most corroborated of all the witnesses who testified and the jury's verdict might have had something to do with hello how many years back the case stretched one of the first questions was about the statute of limitations and Annabel sure his case and that might have been their concern it doesn't mean that they didn't believe her but what I want people to know is that her testimony mattered it supported the accounts of Mimi Haleyi and Jessica man and after I heard the verdict yesterday I spent a lot of time thinking about Annabel shura and I was worried and I thought maybe she felt a sense that the jury didn't believe her and and then I read her quote and here's what she said she said my testimony was painful but necessary I spoke for myself and with the strength of the eighty plus victims of Harvey Weinstein in my heart and when I heard those words Brian it's filled my heart and I knew that at all sure it was going to be okay but on the chance that like a good New Yorker she listens to the Brian Lehrer show I I didn't want to say this to Annabella I wanted to say would you also keeping your heart my thanks and the thanks of a multitude of people who believe you and honor you your testimony mattered and it made a difference how much do you thing believing women that phrase that we've heard so much kind of flipped from where generally has been historically injuries they have to believe the accounts of what happened that Harvey Weinstein denied and they had to believe them even in light of some of the narrative which would have prevented cases like this from being brought in the past as I understand it that they kept in touch with him that there was consensual sex after the non consensual sex that in one case a woman who change phone numbers one of the accusers even gave him her new phone phone number these would have been things in the past that would have let juries to disbelief what changed I think the jury in this case worked really hard they had testimony read back they took days to deliberate and I think that ultimately they were persuaded by the evidence that showed that one of the victims many have late was financially dependent on her relationship with Harvey Weinstein she needed to keep on good terms with him in order for her career to keep going the other victim Jessica man had a situation that was more complicated she was in a relationship with him and relationship violence is something that can be very hard to understand but it's very real and I think the fact that the clearly the jury took their time with that case as well and ultimately they didn't convict him of rape in the first degree they convicted him of rape in the third degree which I think reflects what we want jurors to do they listen they fought they struggled and I think they ultimately reached a verdict that showed careful reflection and attention to the evidence which you as a former prosecutor talk to the difference between first degree and third degree rape so he was convicted on third degree rape which as I understand it involves in the sale and having sex with someone without their consent where as first degree rape requires forcible compulsion be proof what's the difference between forcible and without their consent yeah so forcible compulsion first degree rape requires what the law describes as for sufficient to overcome lack of consent there is a sense of being physically over powered by the person and Jessica man did describe a situation in which she was physically over powered by Harvey Weinstein and the jury I think had legally sufficient evidence to convict on account if they had chosen to do so but they didn't they convicted of rape in the third degree and that refers to a situation where the the victim makes it clear that she's not consenting and the perpetrator goes ahead without her consent it's a it's a lower level of physical force that's required that's what the jury felt was supported by
Judge orders Harvey Weinstein to jail immediately after sexual assault conviction
"Story disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein is in custody and will be sentenced March eleventh after he was found guilty of rape and sexual assault what started with bombshell reports from The New York Times and The New Yorker ended in the conviction of Harvey Weinstein on forcible sex act and rape charges that could put the disgraced film producer in prison for up to twenty five years Weinstein was convicted of forcing oral sex on former production assistant Mimi how late and of raping another woman seven years later Weinstein was common gone from court with the assistance of a Walker was lifted from his chair after the judge ordered him into custody A. B. C.'s
Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment
"A jury of seven men and five women took five days to find Harvey Weinstein guilty of sexually assaulting production assistant Mimi how lay at his apartment in two thousand six and third degree rape of a woman in twenty thirteen Weinstein was found not guilty on the most serious charge predatory sexual assault Weinstein's lawyer said all sexual contact was consensual Wednesday now faces more charges in Los Angeles he's accused of raping one woman and sexually assaulting another on back to back nights during Oscars week in twenty thirteen I marquees are let off
Harvey Weinstein trial: Defense witnesses dispute accusers' accounts
"With closing arguments and Harvey Weinstein's trial all about to start we catch up with a reporter who's been in the courtroom then. Her surprisingly modern film portrait of a lady on fire. Selene CRI wanted wanted to tell a story of women in the seventeen. Hundreds when asked the experts like a hallway women doing with the period of time. How are they handling abortion? At the time they know everything thing about the hair. They knew everything about how I should dress and behave the didn't do much about their privacy and we'll explore the sonic wonders of Ambien Church. That's today today on the frame. We'll be right back. Harvey Weinstein's defense team rested its case in State Supreme Court in in Manhattan yesterday the outcome of the trial hinges on six women who testified in court that Weinstein sexually assaulted or raped them the five felony. The charges against the producers stemmed from the allegations of only two of those women. Those charges include rape criminal sexual assault and predatory sexual assault. The last last which carries the possibility of a life sentence variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wag. BICESTER has been following the case. She laid out the allegations of the two main accusers accusers. One of the women. Her name is Mimi Khaleej He. She is alleging that Harvey Weinstein assaulted her and that was from an an incident in two thousand six now the other woman. Her name is Jessica Man but we didn't know about her prior to trial started. She was Jane Doe and we didn't well her name or her story until she testified and she is alleging that Harvey Weinstein raped her and sexually assaulted her over the course of many in years during many different occasions. So what has been the core argument presented by the government in its choice of an questioning of witnesses including wounding several other women who described a pattern of alleged assaults committed by Harvey Weinstein or presenting a case that shows the Harvey Weinstein was not justice of sexual harassment sexual assault or rape once twice or three times. They are showing that he has a pattern of sexual title predatory assault now. Even though all of these charges stem from two women largely there have been multiple women who have comment according flip testified. Now the reason that that has been done so that the prosecutors can establish a pattern and the judge allowed women to take the stand to testify justify to help establish the pattern their card mall now witnesses and even though charges do not stem from their account they have taken the stand and told the jury what they allege Harvey Weinstein did to them and it's worth noting that what they said happened to them happened too long ago to be used directly in a case in New York against Weinstein so the defense rested yesterday they did not call Harvey Weinstein as a witness. What was the thrust of their defense strategy? Yeah so the rest of the defensive strategy was essentially to make these women appear as if they were opportunistic and as if they wanted their own benefit they wanted career advancement they wanted personal access from Harvey Weinstein. Of course Harvey Weinstein has said from from the very beginning of any allegations that all sexual encounters have been consensual. He has maintained that his defense of course has maintained that and his defense pence is trying to poke holes in these women's stories and they've done so by showing evidence of text messages of phone logs of emails that depict the women and stay in constant communication with Weinstein after they alleged. They were assaulted. We're talking with varieties. Elizabeth Wagner about the trial of Harvey Weinstein. One one of Harvey Weinstein's defense lawyer gave an interview to the New York Times as Megan twohey in which she suggested that sexual assaults are basically and I'm using in her words now that blame rests equally between the person who is being assaulted and the person committing the assault. I think women need to be very prepared prepared. For the circumstances they put themselves in and I think absolutely women should take on equal risk. That men are taking on and the responsibility responsibility should be equal as well as that been mirrored and how they have questioned witnesses at cross examination. It absolutely has that interview. That Weinstein's lead attorney Johnnie Gave certainly made waves A lot of people have said that she is a victim shaming and victim blaming while in court when she she stands up in Cross examines these women what she has said is you kept emailing him. You stay in constant communication with him. Are you really telling the ladies as in the gentlemen of the jury that the man that you call your rapist is also the man that you email to make sure that he had your new phone number in court. Though when many of these women have taken the stand they have explained to the jury. The only reason they went to a hotel is because Harvey Weinstein said. Please meet me in the hotel lobby for a business meeting. So they went under the understanding. They were meeting him for a business meeting and then they were lured off into a hotel room and brought into a situation said that they did not believe they would run into. I think it's also fair to say that rape experts have said that victims sometimes remain on hourly good terms with their assailants after the assault. It also seems that many of the women not only believe that Harvey Weinstein was interested in helping their careers but also feared what would happen to them if they spoke out about what happened. Yes so all of these women on the stand they have said that. Not only did they think that harvey could help them with their career because that's exactly what he said when they first met him. You know that he said to Alabama you know you're an actress. I think you're great for this lead role. Why don't you come in meet? Meet me at this hotel to read a script but they also said not only were they hopeful of the career advancement that Harvey might be able to give them but that they also feared fear that if they spoke out that they would be blacklisted from Hollywood he would ruin any chance of career entertainment that they would have so as the the government and the defense lawyers put on their closing arguments. And the jury's begins its deliberations is the fundamental question whether or not these encounters were consensual. Is that what it comes down to. Absolutely I mean this is a case ultimately of he said she said the the big question is was. This consensual wasn't not in. There is a lot of gray the area none of this is cut and dry in fact only one of the accusers ceased all communication with him after she alleges she was assaulted so there is gray area here because the question remains why did these women keep in contact with him and were they trying to advance their careers by complying with his requests. And that's all down to
"mimi" Discussed on Bank-Fintech Fusion
"Bank. fintech fusion from CG CATALYSTS Consulting Group. I'm Phillip Ryan and. I'm joined today by Mimi. Saito of instant dot org. Mimi was an early product product. Manager at simple and co-founder of win win which gamified really game. I'd savings we'll get into that. And congratulations on your exit with appreciate it. Thanks for having me. So what point in the process did you get. Involved with. Simple simple was kind of one of the most legendary companies I.. Yeah so I was employee number thirty something and actually hired onto the customer support team so That was really one of the more legendary pieces of the business I would say it's probably the part that is still famous if you will and yeah. I scaled up business out and left. Don't around three hundred employees. I really saw lots of lots of phases of its growth was there before the acquisition acquisition of BBVA compass have seen have seen some things so with that the customer relations. What was the what was the mission behind that. What were you told when you came in. And and how how did that go. Yeah so I think at that time. So simple really founded at the height of the percent movement. And so there was this you you know feeling inside that. We wanted to do things very differently. And that customer experience was at the forefront of simple was developing banks. Were so bad at it and really really hadn't treat their customers very well previously and as we all know you know and that time especially dealing with customer support at a bank is not always the most pleasant experience and so we wanted to really use customer support as a way to connect with customers and really understand what they truly needed out of a product so customer customer support ended up becoming a really interesting part of the product development process and they were always had a in the beginning. They had a very strong voice in that process as well. Can you talk a bit. About what products you built or develop their within that. Because it's a very broad-ranging simples customer support Yeah that's a whole program Graham for sure so I spent a Lotta time doing. I've built a lot of things that simple but I think probably most specifically within the customer support team. A lot of what it started started with wasn't necessarily around what was being built or tooling. It was really more around the culture that we were developing on the customer support team so at that time. Simple was really hiring super super intelligent. Highly empathetic individuals into customer support. And then kind of giving them the ability to generate ideas and come up with with different ways subduing customer support and I built out also a lot of our customer support tooling which really was a pretty key piece of our ability to be able to support customers at that level. I love of service. And so yeah like technically. I built out parts of the customer support. Software which was actually developed internally. We didn't buy that at all externally. It was all developed in house. I also developed symbols court parts of symbols core banking infrastructure. Probably my most notable products. There was actually belt. Banking migration product that moved all of simples customers from Dangkor to getting my goodness. That was a project. We can probably have a whole podcast. So you're on the technology side but obviously customer relations. It's about it's about people how do you. How do you think those things interplay in was that something you thought about. When you're working on that yeah definitely? I actually think that that's one third. That's maybe carried through my career. Is You know I.. I believe that technology mirrors of the people that built it. And so you know like a simple how to highly empathetic culture like I said and and the people involved had you you know varying viewpoints and that was always something that I found really valuable there and I think you know. In the development of products it's really about how people collaborate effectively and in my opinion the best teams the best products shipped were built by the most diverse sets of individuals and so while technology energy solves problems. Really it's people solve problems and they employ technology as well so in my view I like to collaborate with people and I like a lot of crazy viewpoints points because I think that everyone kind of coming from a different perspective really lends itself to developing something that is workable for a lot of people on the other side. God and that diversity in that team did that stick together when you moved over to. Bbva actually can you talk about how. How things that simple changed when yeah and it was acquired totally you know. I think because we always had BANCORP as a banking partner. We were pretty used to working with a more traditional financial institution as a as a partner so throughout the experience of working with banker. I think that really set us up to really work well with BBB because we understood sort of how the more entrenched institutional banks really thought of technology and really thought of simple in that time bank or is one of the better ones are. Yeah but I would say like at that time. We were really what the first to be doing this. And so they were learning with us and I think that was a pretty interesting experience. I would say that if you were to ask folks at Bangor. They would tell. Oh you learned a lot with simple that we either replicate or doubt replicate now and yeah I think so because we had that background with Bangor and made the transition fairly easy but I think what ended up shifting a little bit is I think the diversity still happened. But you know I think it's working with risk-averse Bank and for a product accompany for a technology company that wanted to do things differently and outside of the box and having all these creative ideas you know. It was a lot of collaboration. Aberration is the nice word to figure out figure out what we could actually at about. Migration was an incredible product project because it had to be taken to through two different banks compliance teams. And that was AH experience for me I sell so yeah. I think like we learned what worked well and what didn't work well in those in those relationships and and what I found found was it really is a matter of just being communicative and and helping them understand why you wanted to do something why something was important and then for me. It was really asking the questions about. Why can't we we do that. If I got a note and just trying to understand it was it risk aversion or was there some act like a reason that was easy to understand and documented that. I could see in you know concept with. Can you describe some of those meetings when you know. I'm picturing simple on one side of the table and the bank or in the other side of the table. What what was the it kind of energy in the room like. Yeah they were usually these epic conference calls with like fifty people on a call so that was interesting time but yeah I mean. Usually the general story was usually simple as a crazy idea. I'm in wants to do something. Hey can we do. It was usually the way that those conversations went and so I can't we do it exactly. It would be like. How can we do and so yeah like look. It was a lot of requirements gathering right. They would be like no. We don't like it because of this and I'd be like okay. Well why don't we liked because of this. What's tell me more about ballots. Dig into it. And so I was really like I think I positioned I think symbol did a good job of positioning itself in a curious manner to understand where they were coming from. But certainly like things were escalated. I'd like when we had disagreements because there were there were folks who again like look at things for more risk averse perspective and simple wanted to provide the experience that we wanted to provide and so on things were escalated and usually it was a it was a conversation about like. Hey what are truly truly. The risks here are there are risks. Actually that large as we're making them seem or is there a way that we can maybe enable this in a slightly different way so you moved on John from simple to win win. Can you explain a bit about win win. Yeah totally so. I co founded win win with David Reineck. Hi David He previously co founded stash invest and him and I had both obviously spent time in savings and thinking about savings in different ways. The the last product that I lead a simple was actually the savings vertical so I had just come out of thinking a lot about helping consumers with savings so.
"mimi" Discussed on RunPod
"AM At top running tips for newbies. People have just started running. You're literally just putting on their trainers. They've just been they're are. No runners. porcher topped it for them. I think bill everybody goes into running and they they sort of. They think they've got running. False gotta go do this build up your insurance and build up your distance I before you even start thinking about building speed and actually just go out and enjoy to austral running is about the enjoyment sides and perhaps enter race again. Whether it's a five k ten k half marathon and then build up to that set. Set yourself little mini goals to Te'o big goal that you want to do but just take it nice and steady. I'm okay Talk Ultra Wannabe. I think it all depends again what you want to do so I think some of the stage race is quite good. So you've got quite a few good ones in the UK That are you know. Let's say thirty miles Dell's over two days or something so those events are quite good. Do them with friends so again. You've got a bit of Camaraderie when you're doing your training meaning and that sort of thing so you know it's it's pick your events that is not too far to travel. UK We do some fab events in in the UK And you know I think a double stage races is a good one two. Okay all right then Trainers which trainers to us. Well I use hawkers. There are a bit. Like marmite people love them or hate them. I Love Them. They work really well for me. I think again. You've just got to find what works really well okay. How often do you place your trainers in America judge? I checked Hilton to them every every day out jet different ones so it all depends on the knowledge that you can do seven eight hundred miles on a pair of trainers the times more and when you were running all the time we do something other than running you know another kind of physical activity would you do weights or would you do swimming or anything else. I've I do weight training. I was very balloted actually. Funny enough until I had to have Rehab for America. Well I did it before America but I was rehabbing after a new thing for America and so I became quite insidious abashed actually any and I do it now. Obviously I'm not very good at Yoga. I am too impatient for it. which is awful because I did hot? Yoga forbidden I loved it but it's too far away from me. So yes I do cross training so I used to go to the gym. Do Cross training a and do weights and stuff and finally tell me what it is. You love running. That is when you ask some of that and they go. Hey shoes how much she loves to start. Because there's nothing to not like about it. I mean running. You can put on a pair of trainers anywhere in the world and you can get it for you. Know you've got the freedom to have time to yourself to think about things that in your normal busy life. You never have time to think about if you wake. He cut feeling stressed about something. You can go for a run and you come back and you're feeling distressed. You get travel you get to see you know even gang around around running around the lanes and you suddenly think wonder what are footpath goes. You can't do that in a car. Can you. Not just is discovering every day you go out and you have a little mini adventure spot. Yup nothing negative about running a tool Mimi and thank you so much. You're never officially a member of the run poured run club excellent the list of achievements and I completely understand why. You're marvelous Mimi. I mean your stories are incredible and if people want to follow you they can on instagram. They can see everything ever seen that you've achieved there and you've got your. Can you things that you can. You can tap into yes Everything is marvellous. Made me and I have a new book coming out next yet. Oh that's there we go thank you so much. I understand why you're cold marvellous made me and that's what you are on instruments marvelous me. I am Yes. Yep Okay you definitely have to fuller because because I mean it's insane an incredible and so inspiring so thank you so much. Happy running yeah..
"mimi" Discussed on RunPod
"This is every five days. Self-sufficiency all your kids as well is impressive sign. I'm not surprised the ice ultra. Where's that what's that one that was in that plant so that that was in Sweden again the same format over ice and we had a lot of overflow so You get the water on top of the the the snow when you crossing the at the lakes and things and that was pretty scary when you fall through it and you you get stuck. You can't get your foot off in your leg off. What are we doing me man? You have to actually calm yourself down not panic. Think about it get yourself out of the situation. I'm an continue. You can panic afterwards by the time you've got to sort it just breathe. What time of years that I think was February be freezing covered in snow? Oh okay so what is that. Fool skiwear then to do that as well. No Basically running but so when to run and kids. So you've got We had snow shoes and which we use much more than we thought we would be a using them actually of goggles and your hats. And it's hilarious systems. Yeah you have to wear less. Okay I mean the amazing but it must be a different style of running running then to run on something like that will especially when you're wearing your snow shoes because you've got to run slightly with your legs apart. Because otherwise they tend to sort of meet he's up in the midland new end up tripping up and falling quite light snow shoes great. Yeah I love all these experiences and stories right okay. Tell me about the six six three three three art take ultra that is in the Canadian. Arctic set starts in Eagle Plains which is about five five hundred miles. North of White Horse says in the Yukon and it finishes on Tuk Tuk Tuk on the Arctic Ocean. So it's the only racer that she goes through the Arctic circle you run for one hundred twenty miles on an ice road so you can say you run on water water water and then you finish actually standing on the Arctic Ocean. I mean how fantastic. That's amazing yeah so what ten years bats in March the I mean the food. Who's you must have must be incredible? I well I'm not beginning to have the first because because again I doing this you didn't have digital across. Yeah so you didn't have a lot but yeah I've got some five. I mean that that I mean that race was three hundred fifty miles so She took a camera had two digit quickly achieve because the battery ran out right. Okay so cold but yeah it was just just amazing. Tell me about bad water in the double battery. How does how does that happen? Does that let you just go there and back again on comedy Manton. Yeah so I did. It's I did bad water in two thousand one hundred thirty five mile nonstop brace from the battles basin so which she's two hundred feet below sea level you go through. It's on the road race. You go through three mountain ranges and finishing eight thousand four hundred feet above Z.. Level in the portals of of Whitney and it is hot hot hot it takes place in July. I mean so hot you can fry eggs on the bottom of your car and your feet you know the bottom of your trainers get melted from the heat coming off the road but it was one of those races I think back in two thousand four when I first heard had about two thousand and three again. It wasn't well known as much as it is now Just a new house can do it. I knew I knew nobody else. Apart from a guy called Mark Cobaine. Who'd done it so I spoke to him about it? I got a place in two thousand five to you have to be invited into. Do you have to have qualifying again. This postal assistant Yeah so I did I sent off my my own my application form and in you say why you want to do this. And I'm spending hours and hours and hours thinking. How am I going to put this? Because I want him to. Look Chris Cosmic look at it and go. Yes we're going to have her entry. They accepted me and I went and ran out and I think the first time I did it took me forty one hours and you have to support crew as well who meets you every mile and a half so he who is your support crew. I had a great friend of mine who was runner. I only had two and then another friend of mine. Fine who was also runner. So the between the tubes. They looked they looked after me really well actually and they have to look after themselves Because if one of them has to go to the hospital we have to. I put a stake in the ground. And all of us go to the hospital. Because you you you all looking after each other right. So they basically run alongside you to keep you going. Yes they can rum with you after a certain time back. Then it used to be when you got to The full t two mile mark. Now it's it's earlier but when I did that I just I just loved it and I just thought right I go back. Couldn't go back just to do the the race itself because I couldn't justify the cost and expense and things so I thought right. There's a list that somebody's gossip people who've done the double crossing and the quads and everything else so I looked up to try and find the the female fastest double crossing thought right. Who got to beat that? So when you do the cross you do the race. You then have to summit Mount Whitney which is four and a half thousand meters above sea level and then you have to go all the way back down to the start of the racer's just under three hundred. She just put your treadmill red melon inclined. Maximum train for something like that. I don't suppose yes lots of your legs must've been amazing. I mean these. These events are just incredible. Incredible savage savage heat tape par and then to do so well and to win so many of them as well as amazing what. Sparta Thune spot athletes sparkasse. How's that yes? It's like Tara. Missile attack on the spot. athlone is one hundred fifty three miles from Athens in Greece. And it finishes in Sparser Well in sponsor and it's you have to get to boat ran the hundred and fifty one hundred Ange Mark. You have to get up and over a little mountain which usually happens in the dark and it has to be done in thirty six hours so yeah you are constantly chasing the clock on that one because every four anything between three and five kilometers. You have a checkpoint so they just keep tabs any the WHO is. Yeah so so. You'll sing time to next checkpoint checkpoint closing time so you have to get your head around the fact that you've you've got a switch off from those times you know you set yourself target so you know what you have to. Do you have to just keep moving forward and not panic about the time. So the Double Spar Athol and then you go turn around and come back. Yes yes and do you have to do that. Continuously stopping no. I mean they've done it before. I think one man is. Let me just tries out. Well it was. I I got into doing doubles you know. And I'm sure that frustration some people but I would always try and I've done four big doubles but I'd always try to do the right right on the return journey within the given time of the of the race as well. But I'd also trying to do the best I could in the actual race so I didn't want to go out there and just do the race ace. I would like to want to well so with the spot tassle on I did try to thousand thirteen. Didn't finish the race. I had a complete my body body just turns into this ripe Dole I don't know whether I'd hadn't eaten enough. I had a very slight virus. So that didn't help I- I peed black blood. I've never done that before. Training Pretty Scary. Actually and I saw I was taken to the finish line in a car. Not The way I wanted to do so. I went back two years later in between and I ran across South Africa but I already plan that you said that that was sort of in my plan. Why to your plan? So I went back in two thousand fifteen with my crew and completely different strategies so I honed my nutrition slightly better and I. I completed the race the event I then had about six hours sleep so she went to a different hotel to everybody else because I didn't want to be part of the celebrations because it is amazing finishing that that race. It's really really hard so I just needs to switch off and concentrate and in the early hours of the morning I set off from the finish line. The statue and I did the return journey did take longer than thirty six hours because we completely almost always they try to find whether where the finish walls because we were in the right place but of course when you do the race everything is lined with hundreds and hundreds of people so you can't actually see what everything looks like so we use tiny thinking. Where's the finish we have the GPS and it was just getting round hundred Jordan's whatever miles? We couldn't find the F- In for this line. But I did it. I did do so. That was good Obviously that's amazing as well if you get the stage each where you're peeing. Blood does not just meet using. She knew stope tasted time. Oh and really think about whether this is good for my body or no no I I I right healed myself and I'm I'll see you got better and I. I took into account the fact that was quite dangerous to to do that and I couldn't didn't work out why I was paying bloods but is it good for my body while I mean you know. I think it's better than sitting at home doing nothing and I love it so no. I wouldn't stop for that reason. The only thing I can compare EST is a a marathon or half hours. Doing an event led that you're always to do do the full distance. Just go up maybe for up to twenty two meals or whatever when you dig it out tomorrow said. Where'd you stole and trading? Where'd you go right? I dive. I'm doing one hundred fifty eight mile race. Only run up two hundred twenty thousand training or did you would never do that. Well you would perhaps during the week but no no. I think it's you you can't have even gave up to a fifty mile race. You know you'd never go the full distance before the race because if you do actually you then have too much time to you recover so you do background see Mike out and do a three. I run and then perhaps a two hour on the next day So you can make you just over the weekend time on your feet. Okay I am. I know you mentioned you can train on the treadmill and you can do all these events and I just discussed this one that you got to record for right so so hang on what. How long did you for seven days on the trip?.
"mimi" Discussed on RunPod
"Welcome to another installment of run pot. The run club of the PODCAST. Orioles I'm Jenny. Falkiner O'connor here to gauge through another chats about the feel good of running and actually I've been loving hearing from you and we're is you listen so quite a few people. Listen listen while they're at home to get motivated quite for a run and then there are others that dilutes listen on the commute which basically just leaves you desperately wishing you could sooner rather than later but then it turns out that the majority of run poed listeners are actually running whilst they listen which is handy so if you are about to set off you're in for a mighty inspiring listen in this episode. Today I'm joined by a lady who has Quite Marvellous Marvelous Story. And it's probably why she's often referred to as marvelous me in fact that sure. Instagram name isn't as well and welcome to the run. Ought to run club and Mimi Anderson. Thank you Jenn. It's great to be here. I am so excited to have you here so Mimi and we indirectly knew each other because my parents have met you through their friends. Or there's some kind of circle S. literally since I started put my dad's been going. Get me me on. But I'm so happy he did because I am in all of you. I can't believe for you have done. I build up on annual basis to a twenty six mile. Run to me a marathon like is is it's huge. It's immense. I'm sitting directly opposite this woman who's been described as one of the world's most inspirational female distance runners. You're basically L. Tra- running phenomenon. It's true though she can. We just established from the storm. What distance allows you to qualify as an ultra runner Basically anything over the marathon distance said anything over twenty six point three miles. I know so you can go and do fifty K. and you'll qualify as an ultra runner. Okay I will never be one of those yes I would. I mean I'd love this amazing at your ultra chievements as well. They're quite something they're far too long to list by the way but let me let me get this right. We might as well go into some of these events in as well. You want the notorious is it called the six six three three article Trieste out. One of course record is still stunned yes it yeah. It's still sounds as tried. Spent twelve years trying to break it and thankfully now they've changed the course so they'll never break he's saying you set world record for running Jones grew to land's end which is eight hundred thirteen miles eight hundred forty miles. Yeah Oh sorry You completed the double bad water right. which by the way is an epic almost three hundred mile? Run isn't an in death valley horry cheap temperatures. Yeah okay. You're a multiple Guinness World record holder. How many records are other I have three and Mimi and the sense of this. This is the most amazing. You won't mind me saying fifty fifty seven. Grandma ionic three grandchildren see this as a visa. And you only started running at what age are thirty six. How does this? How did you do all this? We'll see age is never a barrier is that you know who say age is just a number and actually to be honest. I only started running because so I want thinner legs and it's so vain isn't it. I've seen her instagram video. You're very onerous. It's not let your glomming for your instagram. You get beyond that you know. I've tried and it's just doesn't work for me. No I mean it's I think you've got to be slightly honest. I can't I know lots of people take fresh Ashcroft and that's ABC's Fab I tend to forget to take fish cross and something you'd think I must put something up. You know. I just awful but I think that's that's who I am. That's why I am so Yeah well I think you look amazing and I think brilliant and also when you do share videos a few training I find it quite inspiring. She's a machine. Come on. I must go into my my my very short very short during the blog and okay so let me get this straight you. You haven't learned before and you decided you wanted slimmer legs. So off he trotted. How did you start? How did how did that happen or did you just went over runner in the book? I literally because again. This is twenty odd years ago and there were very few people running in those days. You know you didn't really see people running around the roads and running parks and things. Like you do now so I just went into my local gym and goes on a treadmill. Now I've been going to the gym anyway but I never got on a treadmill before. Because he wrote scares catch me and I thought I'd fall off the back or something everybody's GonNa Laugh at me and I'm just going to hide my head and walk away but I started by literally walking and then and then building in a piece of running because I couldn't even run for more than thirty seconds really getting out of breath. Yeah it was really hard then gradually built it up until I did my first half marathon Hong that then from you know being of breath every thirty seconds to behalf learners is probably a look at six months three six months something. That's really good. uh-huh I mean to to settle for that. How often do you think you were? You were running stage. I was trying to go to the gym at least three times a week. I was quite determined when I hit my three miles. Also my treadmill excited. I mean everybody in the gym. I mean it's a little rural Jimbo. Everyone put in the gym new disaster. The Five K.. Mark yes I was acidic sizing because I thought you know now officially so Verona and again at that point. I didn't I didn't really know about the marathon. I didn't know about half marathons I didn't know racist existed state and actually. I didn't really know that people ran outside so when I was asked to join a group of girls to do a ten mile run I thought well why not absolutely loved. If there's nothing for me that was the beginning of the insurance you see. I'm impressed that you went and did that from someone who don't need on the treadmill running. Its quite daunting and can me quite intimidating to go and join aggregate existing runners. How did you get over that kind of initial concern or fear that most people would have I think just because it was another challenge and the two girls that I went with? I knew quite well from the gym. We ended up doing the DS the marathon they solved so I knew them anyway. And so from that point point of view there was no pressure from them and they just said maybe this is the relaxed run So we just going out to enjoy it. I think my main concern was at that point. I Don Neuron three miles. This is seven miles further. You know certain bit stupid trade. It wasn't it didn't Care Oh my goodness I assume phrase and then you you probably heard there the MD.. Assist assist everyone in the new Coles as Martha dissolve. And you did that after running thirteen miles as your maximum distance. I did well. I entered it having any John Thirteen so I wasn't up there to be an elite athlete. I wanted an adventure so to me. This was all about having an adventure and just see what what I could do. So if you started at thirty-six how far down the lane have we jumped to the Maratha Saab eighteen months old. Because I mean this is something I've discussed a couple of times before in fact the episode. Suzy Chan who is an ultra runner and she talked to Beta as did Sufi re worth who is also someone. That's done the marathon to stop with suzy. Chan Day was all quite a good experience for them but it wasn't necessarily the best experience for he wasn't no. It wasn't a tool and again when I did it. There were twelve women from the UK who took part. There were no training guides for us to follow so we made our own training plan up which actually turns out. It's very similar to what people would do now anyway and when we got there I got very badly dehydrated. I picked up some sort of but bug which meant that. I just couldn't keep any food or fluids tool inside me so at the end of the third day after doing it's about twenty miles came back in into com- tom and I just collapsed. And I remember the medics trying to put me into the vehicle to take me to the medical tents and I was going. No no no because. I'll be disqualified if I get into. Who Victim Lobbied and they won't you're allowed to be taken to the medical tent and asking them five bags of IV DRIP so? Yeah I'm new literally wants onto everything. Start shutting down so you just want to go to sleep and just curl up in a ball and go to sleep after few hours the the IV starts kicking. It's like a gin and tonic allergies cab feeling much much and I went to a got back into my sleeping bag at about one o'clock in the morning. Do you know say continue to running the next day fifty four miles to the next day and you did what we did yes. The plan originally was to do all in one go and as we were coming up to the main checkpoint. I can't tell you I think I was just feeling flute was the first time that it occurred to me that I might not make the finish line of this events and one of my teammates came up to me and you know she also checked lousy care. I had tears running down my cheeks. I just simply felt rock bottom both physically and mentally. I had nothing left at all and she just said think all those people at home. He's think you'll get a fail off tov now very harsh but you know these words stuck with me every single race that I do does that propel you absolutely because nobody expected me to complete complete this race some blonde going out to the desert who liked makeup and high shoes and high heels and lots of Nice things certainly didn't like camping and being smelly smelly she then walked off and I- inside. I just thought right you have got to work harder. Maybe gotTa Dig Deeper and somehow you are gonNA sketch the finish line of this race. Which I did so congratulations? I mean that is amazing. That just shows life fiercely driven yard. You kind of picked your body to an absolute extreme on many many occasions. I mean let's discuss some of these. Other amazing event quo as is the jungle. Ultra because it sounds quite exotic came fourth in this one I did. I fail fourth overall. Yes it was a half to say the jungle is quite scary. We is in its in Peru. Sorry Shelley in jungle in the proper jungle and it takes part of it takes place in the Manu National Park. which is you can only go there as a tourist with guide so we were able to run through sections? Since if there's a beautiful park ourselves and I was on my own lost the time and you would see the. The forestry devastation occurred so you were running a mud and I'm not joking this at the targets that these machines may make. I didn't think target is the right word but these big dips what you could Stanton Emdin. And they'd be height the same height as a as you but it was fantastic very very humid. Lots of river crossings. I have a fear of water. Say say some of the river crossings absolutely terrified to swim across them. Well either you swing across them not swing you get on us of something. That's swings across the first time I've been on one of those actually and others. You can wait but in the middle fast flowing. Water comes up to above your waist. I I go into complete smelt valor. That stage and I remember on the long stage. We had thirty six and I just physically. Didn't think I could do it. My whole body was shaking shaking because of my fear of water and one of the other competitors was waiting for me and he literally took my hands and he took me across the river even then. It was still fronting but without Tim I couldn't have done that and then he stayed with me for the rest. Oh how long did you say that race was. That was over five days at two hundred and thirty kilometers..
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"mimi" Discussed on Movin 92.5
"Mimi. She's. Signs. Brooke and Jubal in the mornings. Right in the middle of a second date update. And if you're just tuning in James is on the phone today. He wants to call a girl named Sharon. He's a postal delivery worker a mailman, and he actually asked out one of the people on his route. And that will be sharing a really cute way. He walked up to her with an envelope and said, here's a special delivery for you. She opened it up. And it was a letter asking her out. They went out for drinks right after that he walked her back to the place got a hug, and now he hasn't heard from her not only that but she doesn't answer her door anymore and her blinds are closed. So it's pretty apparent that? She does not want to see him again before we start the second date update James and give her a call. I have kind of an off topic question for you. Okay. Where do you get those sweet shorts? I can't say about that. Postal service secrets. Trade man. I'll do this thing that up for you. If I can get a pair of those shows. Can't do it. Can't do it. All right. Well, we'll do the second date update. Anyway, ready to give Sharon a call. Let's call us and your goal is to really go out with her again. Right because you seem really smitten by this woman. I wouldn't be on the phone with you guys right now. But I didn't really like her. I guess that's a good point. Yeah. I emailed a radio station to do a second date update. But really care. I just want to know what they did wrong. Okay. Want more than that? Really like to see you again. I thought we had a lot in common, and you never know what can happen in the future. So I was just hoping I get another chance to explore that. Okay. Well, here we go. I'm dialing her phone number right now. All right. Hello. Can I speak the Sharon? Sharon. Hey, sharon. How are you? This is Jubal from Brooke and Jubal in the morning. Not interested. Thank you. We're not this is not a telemarketing phone. Call. Okay. Then what is it? This is Jubal from Brooke and Jubal in the morning. It's a radio show. Okay. And still not interested. We're not trying to sell you anything or do a survey or anything like that? I actually am calling you because somebody that you know, emailed us and asked us to call you. Yeah. It's kinda crazy. His name is James. Assuming you know, who James is. Yes, I know James in the mailman with a heart of gold. Sound like you agree with that statement there Sherrod? So James emailed us because he wanted us to talk to you. He told us how he asked you out, and you went out on a date with him, and he really liked you. But for some reason, you're not calling him. And now when he goes to your house, your blinds are closed, and you don't answer the door. So he was hoping maybe we could find out why? Oh. Listen, I'd rather not talk about it. Is there anything that? You can tell us. No. I mean, I just don't want to embarrass him. And it's just kind of information. So if it's embarrassing for him he wants to know. Right. And you put yourself in his shoes. I mean, this guy likes you. He spent weeks working up the courage to ask you out. He finally does it you guys go out. And now, you won't even answer your door. So you guys just wanna know why I've been avoiding him. Well, he wants to know too. We all wanted. Everybody wants it. Okay. I mean, I wouldn't have even really gone out with him. Honestly. But he he wrote this really sweet mutter and it of plays hard out there. And so I said, yeah. And I guess it would have been fine. If he hadn't really just crossed the line. Wait, why wouldn't you have gone out with them prior to that letter run on the mail guy? You know? Option. Maybe I dunno. Isn't that kind of weird today your mailman, then they're still coming to your health? May more importantly, I want to know what you mean by he crossed the line. What did he do? Well, we went on a date and after that everything was fine. But a couple of days later, I found this no in my mailbox, and he had opened my utility Bill and saw that it was late. And so he paid it for me. What that's that's way. Yeah. Sweets. You don't like that? You guys that's a federal crime. That's what I thought. I thought and I was like I'm pretty I think that might be illegal for him. Job. I can see how he thought that that might be a sweet gesture, but like you said it's a legal for him. And overnight. How did you? I mean, did he leave a note it there is how you realize he paid for it. Yeah. You basically like, hey, Sharon saw that your Bill was late, and I paid it for you. So here's the Bill don't pay it, man. Guy was my mailman pay all my late payments, Debbie. Great baller at all. It's intrusive and creepy. What other meals he reading? That's my problem. Exactly. I'm not reading any other male hold on. That's the only thing that I looked at. What's going on? Sharon, that's James. He's on the other line and wants to talk to you. Are you kidding me? James now, listen, I I think it's a little unfair. What you're saying? I I really just was trying to do a night thing for you. All that your Bill was late. I hope you out. I wasn't trying to freak you out or, you know, get too involved with your life or anything. I just thought that does something I could do to help you not feel like I'm being punished for it. Now. Okay. But that's creepy. Don't you see how that's creepy? If you say that it is at the time. I didn't think of it that way, you know, it says right on the outside of the Bill payment past due. I wasn't kill rifling through the mail or anything is really just this one Bill that I saw. And I thought that it would just be a nice thing. I could do to help you out. I wasn't trying to to go through the mail or anything. You don't know what my financial situation is? You didn't maybe I just forgot to pay it. You know, I it's all very intrusive. Well, regardless of whether or not you pay yourself. I just paid for you. I thought that's a nice thing is you you never thank me for that or anything. No. Thank you. Nothing. Man. James? Why didn't you tell us about this new? I talked to you. I would have been able to tell you right there. That's probably why she's not calling you back. I just I just didn't you know, wasn't part of the date. So I didn't think I needed to mention. Yeah. That's a pretty big. Leave out. I don't know. I just how much was the Bill one hundred seventy two dollars..
"mimi" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"I'm sitting here with Mimi Sheraton. We're in mimi's home. Maybe Sheraton is a legendary food writer, which I think we could try out the word the adjective, legendary when you've been at it as long as she has Mimi is in her early spry woman in her early nineties, and I've just took a gander at her kitchen, and I have to report, no food island. Maybe we could get onto the idea of the food island and how that's changed. You should know that in these sport full podcast. They will be featuring a few episodes based on the popular live show asked me me, and you will be able to ask Mimi all your questions based on food and entertaining because you know, food is about a lot more than food. And so as mimi's career, thanks, thanks for having me to your home. Well, I'm delighted to have you here. Welcome. So I did. Thank you. Thank you. I did check out a little surreptitiously check out your kitchen because I wanted to know what August food writer. Her what she stocks, lots of pans more pans than I thought I'd see many in copper more pants than I thought I'd ever have many of which I used to use don't do much cooking now. But to be very honest about it, my husband, he'll had wholesale a wholesale. He was an importer of all kinds of kitchen. We're in dishes, and he had a line of copper, and when he closed the studio it was really easy to bring it home, then ship it back to France expert. So so much you'll notice it's not polish, right? But that's good. It gives it. Let us say literally a Patino of authenticity. So let me I've seen your life show a couple of times. And it does strike me that you are asked as many questions about entertaining, and sort of sociology as you are food. So here's a here's a hypothetical question. Would you rather live? Let's say it science fiction, and it's either a world where food doesn't taste totally. Land. But just food in general doesn't taste as good as it does. But you have the entire social interactions around food or another scenario would be that food taste wonderful just as good as it does now, but you have to eat every meal alone. Which would you prefer that's a very very tough one. Because I am meeting almost every meal alone. Unless I go out and the meals I prepare hell of a lot simpler what I, but I'm not sure how bland the first choice. Is you didn't say it was totally bland, it's okay. It's like old bread tastes, no better than wonder bread. And oh, no. Vegetables are kind of those out of season vegetables, where tomato has somewhat texture of tomato. But not the burst of a really ripe tomatoes. I guess every once in a while I'd have to eat alone tasting meal with flavor or I would go out or send out to where could come in and be good. So tell me about when you got your what was your first paying gig writing about food? My first paying gig was I was on seventeen magazine, and I was the home furnishings at my I feel was designed New York school of interior design and that and I shared an office with the food editor and she left and they said, and they the editor new I love to cook. And then I pot it around in the kitchen. She said why don't you do that too? Because it's not such a big deal on seventeen and you can do food and home furnishings. So I did what was this? Let's see I joined them in forty nine. And I would. Guess in about fifty one fifty two nineteen fifty one was their notion of a seventeen year old essentially someone about to become a wife. Oh, no, no, no, no, no, seventeen magazine which began about seven or eight years before I joined it was the dream of a woman named Helen Valentine who wanted a magazine for teenagers..
"mimi" Discussed on Latino USA
"Don't know episode brecca potty in that this show you see mattis three guys and you know his true let me tell you and explain them all to from npr and doodo media it's letting usa i'm marina horsa today from magazines to fill how mimi valdes shine the light on the story of a hip hop icon with this excess of films like disney pixar cocoa and the marvel bucks off his hit black panther it's obvious what an increasingly diverse you as audiences creating more diverse film and television content it's not just people of color going to see those movies everybody that's meanwhile this she's the chief creative officer for i am other a multimedia company created by music producer ferrall williams hidden figures black panther get out girls chip their universal stories that everyone can relate to and that's why they're having such success and we need more of them prediction to telling diverse stories i started at five magazine ramiz started as an editorial assistant and made her way up to editor in chief and she's continued at her current home at i am other in over the past few years she's out the chance to flex her storytelling skills as a movie producer for example on the oscar nominated film hidden figures due for nasa catching eight york trajectories launch landing anywhere without the numbers and most recently mimi is one of the producers behind roxanne roxanne which is currently streaming on netflix it's the story of roxanne sean tae one of hip hop first female stars.
"mimi" Discussed on Radio Cherry Bombe
"Everyone has different needs but like everyone has a part of the team so you have to start at a level playing field and i i like that mimi's has queer vibes because are the people who come in are awesome they're so cool i have met so many amazing people that are that are so happy to be there and support other queer people and we can straight people do we have a lot of straight people that come in and i love that the straight people that come in are like yeah this is awesome you know it's not only queer restaurant but to have a space that feel safe and welcoming in right now when all you hear about is how toxic environments can be is really incredible because i want to just be a lead lead by example be the kind of place that's like oh they're successful they are accepting their identity they're accepting the identity of their employees they're accepting the identity of their of their clients and nothing terrible is happening to them right like people wanna come so i think your biggest problem is going to be nobody wants to leave once i got to the restaurant i mean it's comfortable you know get there early if you wanna see or get there on the later side but i was just like you just want to hang out the whole time the barstools are so comfortable and my as i was sitting there i was like her biggest problem is going to be that people don't want to leave restaurant you just need to make sure they keep ordering food does as sitters.
"mimi" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"Who i want to ward with you would santa's workshop little boy cover formula if we don't kill me that i didn't know year nobody knows it's a secret i didn't get might bonus this year but to keep the family for missing out on christmas i do anything said job amorous really love us sick so low end before all of vat mimi was a waitress she worked at a handful of diners in the '70s and as i'm sure anyone who has ever worked in the food service industry will tell you those jobs are tough fortunately for me it turned into good material she's written two great graphic novels based on her time as a server the first was over easy in 2014 the most recent is the customer is always wrong it's about a young aspiring artists named maj maj works in a diner in oakland in the late seventies just like me be dead we asked her to tell us about the craziest day of her entire career and mimi got back to us real quick she knew i mean being a server can be kind of a nightmare the bad moment stick out anyway here's may hi i'm mimi pond and this is the craziest day of my career so the protagonist in my graphic novel is a waitress named maj who works in a restaurant in oakland it's a thinly veiled and fictionalized version of my real life so one thing i can probably talk about is this story which really actually did happen almost the way i described it both now and in my book the customer is always wrong there was a lot going on in oakland in the late seventies and also in the world i just feel like besides that restaurant being a very vivid and colorful place both visually and with the people who work there because the restaurant manager hired people on the basis of a joke or a dream he was kind of casting his own strange anarchic opera in a way so back in 1979 i was working as a waitress at mama's royal cafe in oakland california.