March 14, 2023
What did YOU think of the Oscars? This week, Nicole and Sasheer discuss an award show they haven’t watched yet, why we all love Ke Huy Quan, Nicole’s DIY Instagram obsession continuing, Sasheer & Nicole’s commitment to take care of each other when they are old, read about “platonic spouses,” and more! They take a quiz to see what color of hair they should really have, and answer listener questions on how to improvise while playing DnD with friends, if a friend was rude for not paying attention to you at their birthday party, and assigning rooms when traveling.
Here is the article we read: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/01/fashion/weddings/from-best-friends-to-platonic-spouses.html
Here is the quiz we took: https://www.buzzfeed.com/joannaborns/which-hair-color-matches-your-personality
Email or call Nicole & Sasheer with your friendship questions at:
196 — Nicole Loves Laughter!
[00:00:03] Sasheer: Hi friends. We are celebrating 200 episodes by doing a whole episode where we look back at our favorite moments of the show. And to do that, we need a little help from you. We want to hear your favorite moments from Best Friends. Was it when we wondered about chickens, when we gushed over the TV show You with Penn Badgley, when we decided to name Nicole’s future child Deuteronomy, or any other moment of the show? Leave us a voicemail at 424-645-7003. Or you can email us at email@example.com. And share with us what your favorite moment has been and why. And if you say what episode it is or even give a timestamp, Kimmie-on-the-keys will be so grateful and will love you forever. We can’t wait to hear from you and listen on the show.
[00:01:03] Nicole: Sasheer!
[00:01:05] Sasheer: Nicole!
[00:01:06] Nicole: The Oscars happened on Sunday.
[00:01:11] Sasheer: Yes. Well, why are we going to talk about it? I don’t want to talk about the Oscars.
[00:01:17] Nicole: Why? They happened on Sunday.
[00:01:21] Sasheer: But we can’t actually talk about it because…
[00:01:24] Nicole: What do you mean?
[00:01:25] Sasheer: I’m talking to you off the show right now. I would like to cut this part out because it doesn’t make sense for us to talk about the Oscars because we have not watched the Oscars. So, it’s nothing for us to talk about.
[00:01:35] Nicole: Hey. Fair. I don’t think we should cut it out. I think you should put me in my place and let everyone know.
[00:01:42] Sasheer: Actually, no. You pick it up. I would love to hear your thoughts on the Oscars.
[00:01:46] Nicole: I think everyone dressed really well.
[00:01:49] Sasheer: Oh, yeah? Who was your favorite?
[00:01:54] Nicole: You know, I got to say, Angela Bassett did a thing.
[00:02:00] Sasheer: She just keeps doing things?
[00:02:02] Nicole: She keeps doing the thing. Sasheer, you’re absolutely right. We’re recording this before the Oscars on Sunday, so I have no idea what anyone’s worn, I have no idea who’s won, and I’m not sure why I asked you what your thoughts were about something that has not happened yet.
[00:02:21] Sasheer: That’s okay.
[00:02:22] Nicole: Oh, you know me. I’m full of fun and surprises.
[00:02:27] Sasheer: But, you know, I have a feeling we liked a lot of it. And some of it we probably had questions about.
[00:02:34] Nicole: So many questions. Okay, here’s my thought, I think… Uh oh. I’m not going to pronounce his name correct, and I really should. I should learn it. But the two leads from Everything Everywhere All at Once– Michelle Yeoh and… What is his name? I feel like an asshole because it’s been said this whole awards season and I don’t want to buttress it by guessing. You know, it’s one thing to call a Karl a Kersey or something.
[00:03:06] Sasheer: What? Kersey?
[00:03:09] Nicole: Like a name that I’m used to fucking that up, as the name I’m not used to–fucking that up–feels intentionally rude. Can you pronounce it? Ke Huy Quan? Is that how you say it?
[00:03:23] Sasheer: I really don’t know. I don’t think I’ve actually heard it said.
[00:03:29] Kimmie I’m so sorry. I think it’s Ke Huy Quan, but I’m trying to confirm that.
[00:03:37] Nicole: Ke Huy Quan. God, I’m terrible at pronouncing names. I think I’ve said this to you before, but I once had to introduce the cast of One Day at a Time, and a lot of people had Spanish names or Hispanic names. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to say. But I fucked them all up, and I was like, “Guys, I’m really sorry.” So, when you sit down, please just pronounce your name the way it’s pronounced. And then I had a really easy one at the end. It was, like, Steve Day. And I was like, “Saul Dirk” because I was like, “I can’t pronounce one name correctly.” It’s just I see letters and then it’s hard.
[00:04:14] Sasheer: Yeah.
[00:04:14] Nicole: Am I dumb?
[00:04:17] Sasheer: No.
[00:04:19] Nicole: Am I… illiterate?
[00:04:22] Sasheer: Aren’t you, like, slightly dyslexic?
[00:04:24] Nicole: Oh, yeah, baby. I’ll do ads for Why Won’t You Date Me? And I used to do them by myself. But now I have to do it with my producer, Mars, because she’s like, “You switch sentences. You’ve switched whole sentences, or you move the line underneath into the line at the top.” Kimmie, have you ever noticed me doing that? I try really hard. I do that; she smiled.
[00:04:50] Kimmie: You add spice to it, which makes it more fun. So, it’s always fine.
[00:04:55] Nicole: Sometimes in our ads, Sasheer, I finish the ad and I go, “That was bad. And I’m sorry.”
[00:05:05] Sasheer: I mean, at least you’re aware.
[00:05:07] Nicole: Yeah. Oh, I’m fully aware that I’m really not good at them. The only ads I actually really like doing are those McDonalds ads because I go “Ba da ba ba bah!” in between, like, every line.
[00:05:21] Sasheer: I’m sure they’re loving that.
[00:05:25] Nicole: I wonder if they even listen to it because if they did, I think they’d be like, “Wait a minute, this woman–she’s unwell. The other one seems fine; she should do it.”
[00:05:39] Sasheer: No, I think they like it.
[00:05:40] Nicole: I hope so.
[00:05:41] Sasheer: But the actor we’re talking about–I stumbled upon his Instagram the other day. And it’s so sweet because, you know, he had a long gap in between… The Goonies? Is that what he was in before?
[00:05:57] Nicole: Goonies and Raiders of the Lost Ark. He was a child actor.
[00:06:03] Sasheer: Took a really long break until adulthood. And so, when he’s at these award shows, he’s, like, taking pictures like a fan. And he’s, like, with, you know, Nicole Kidman and pointing at her with a huge smile, like, “I can’t believe I’m meeting her!” It’s so cute!
[00:06:21] Nicole: I love that. I watched a devastating video that he was in. Because the movie had to pause for COVID, he wasn’t getting auditions and he was about to, like, lose his SAG insurance. And he was calling his agent; he was like, “I keep getting put on tape for things, and I’m not getting hired for anything. When is it going to happen? Am I even good in the movie?” Because he hadn’t seen any of it. His agent was like, “You’re incredible. Just wait.” And I was like, “Damn. It sucks that shit has to happen that way.” And then the guy who plays the grandfather–again, I don’t know his name–he had an incredible speech at the SAG Awards where he was like, “They wouldn’t let Asians play Asians because they didn’t think we were good enough.” And then he, like, pulled his eyes back and truly was roasting white people in Hollywood. And it made me laugh so hard. It’s a good movie. Some people thought it was overrated, but I was like, “What’s overrated about, like, a really fun world that was created with its own rules with fabulous actors?” Every single person is great in it.
[00:07:33] Sasheer: Yeah. No, I thought it was incredible.
[00:07:36] Nicole: I really liked it. I saw in a theater where–I don’t know–everyone was kind of stupid. Okay, we, I, we have a pronunciation guide. Ke Huy Quan. Okay.
[00:07:49] Kimmie: Ke Huy Quan.
[00:07:50] Nicole: Jesus Christ. I’m illiterate! Like, it’s written out.
[00:07:52] Kimmie: The middle one was hard. I didn’t know how to do “Huy.” It’s, like, really close together.
[00:08:05] Nicole: Ke Huy Quan. I hope I meet him one day and I go, “Listen, I learned it. I learned how to say your name because I like you a bunch.” Ugh, the line in the movie where he was like, “I would have loved to have spent my time with you just loving you and doing taxes.” I’m bastardizing that line. I cried. I was like, “Oh my God, I want someone to love me like that.”
[00:08:26] Sasheer: Yeah.
[00:08:27] Nicole: Yeah. I want someone to just love me and do taxes with me. Sasheer, isn’t that what you want–somebody that can do taxes with you?
[00:08:39] Sasheer: I mean, I would like us to do other stuff, too. Travel…
[00:08:46] Nicole: No, you never go anywhere. You just do taxes in April.
[00:08:47] Sasheer: You just wait for tax season.
[00:08:50] Nicole: And then the other 11 months, you just love each other. Goodbye. No, I guess I want someone to, like, do stuff with. Do you remember I told you I was getting into, like, DIY Instagram?
[00:09:04] Sasheer: Yeah.
[00:09:05] Nicole: It’s getting deep. And I keep ordering things, thinking I can do it myself. And then I get these things, and then I go, “I can’t do this.” So, I just have, like, cans of paint and brushes in my house that I’m never going to use.
[00:09:16] Sasheer: Wait, when you told me that you’re going to paint your walls, were you planning on you painting them?
[00:09:24] Nicole: Mmhmm.
[00:09:25] Sasheer: Nicole. No.
[00:09:27] Nicole: I know. It’s bad. It’s really bad because you have to, like, cover stuff and you know I’m not going to cover a thing.
[00:09:33] Sasheer: No.
[00:09:33] Nicole: You know, I’m going to have paint dripping on all of my belongings.
[00:09:37] Sasheer: And, like, you have to have perfect lines.
[00:09:39] Nicole: Oh, God. I know. Well, not with this lime wash paint. This lime wash paint that I found doesn’t have to be perfect.
[00:09:48] Sasheer: But, I mean, from, like, the wall to the ceiling.
[00:09:50] Nicole: Oh, shit. Yeah, man.
[00:09:53] Sasheer: I don’t trust you to not get it on the ceiling a little bit.
[00:09:56] Nicole: I don’t trust that I’ll finish it. You know what I’m saying? Like, it’s tough in the streets doing any old thing.
[00:10:03] Sasheer: When I was in New York–one of my first apartments–I painted my room. I actually painted the whole apartment different colors because it was very cheap. Not every room had a window, and we were like, “Paint will make it better.” But the kitchen was pink, the living room was orange, my room was blue, and then I painted, like, a goldenrod color at one point. The hallway was green. And I lost my mind. I felt like I was going insane, painting over and over and over again because it’s never enough paint. You paint one coat and then you’re like, “I still see the color from underneath.” And then you gotta paint another coat and another coat. My arms and my back were tired. It was a mess.
[00:10:51] Nicole: Yeah, I shouldn’t do it. I shouldn’t do it because my old roommate, who lived in a room that looked like my closet because it was a very weird apartment– So I lived technically in the dining room. We had a living room/dining room situation. But we were all like, “The dining room could just be a room.” So, we asked our landlord to put up these cheap, nasty doors. And then you had to walk through my room to get to my friend’s room, which was just, like, a sliding door. It truly looked like a closet. And then you opened it, and the whole world was a different room. She painted her room red. Who does that? Red? And she only did one coat, and she said, “That’s fine with me!” And it was streaky, and it looked like hell. It was awful. And then a new roommate moved in and painted the walls white but didn’t go all the way to the ceilings. Hell red at the top. And then just, like, weird primer white at the bottom. And you know what? Okay, now that I’m thinking of these things, I cannot paint myself.
[00:11:51] Sasheer: No, I think you should get somebody to do it for you.
[00:11:55] Nicole: Okay. Hey, Sasheer. Remember we were talking about Girl Scout Cookies?
[00:11:58] Sasheer: Oh, yes.
[00:12:00] Nicole: And we took a poll to find out if people liked them? Is that what we did?
[00:12:04] Sasheer: Yes, we did because you are in team–
[00:12:10] Nicole: Anti. Boo! X them out! Oh my God.
[00:12:19] Kimmie: So, we did a poll on Earwolf Twitter, and this was the result. Could one of you walk us through it?
[00:12:26] Sasheer: 87.4% said they loved them. 12.6% said they hate them.
[00:12:34] Nicole: So, it looks like the only smart people in the world are 12.6 of them. I’m honestly shook that more people don’t dislike– Wait, wait. I thought more people would not like them. Oh, that was tough. That was tough for me to say.
[00:12:55] Sasheer: Yeah, I love them. But also, maybe the appeal is, like, because they’re only around every so often. Maybe if they were around all year, people wouldn’t care that much. Like the McRib.
[00:13:12] Nicole: Oh, McRib. Have you ever had a McRib? I don’t think I’ve ever had one.
[00:13:15] Sasheer: I actually don’t think I’ve had one.
[00:13:18] Nicole: Wait, I need to know what… Okay. “Meet the cookies.” I’m online looking at the cookies. Ew. There’s new ones? Uch! Okay. So, we all like Raspberry Rally, which is a thin, crispy cookie with raspberry flavor, dipped in chocolaty coating? You like that, Sasheer?
[00:13:37] Sasheer: I don’t think I’ve had it.
[00:13:40] Nicole: Hmm. Okay.
[00:13:44] Sasheer: Really the only ones I like are Tagalongs.
[00:13:46] Nicole: Well, I’m going to tell you all of them. We’re meeting the cookies. Adventurefuls, which is indulgent, brownie-inspired–? Get real. A brownie-inspired cookie? What the fuck does that mean? It’s either a brownie or it’s not, okay? That’s a brownie-inspired cookie topped with caramel flavor crème with a hint of sea salt? Oh, they have chocolate chip cookies? You want me to eat a rock hard, chocolate chip, gluten free cookie? Get real. A Caramel deLites. It used to be called Samoa or a Samosa. Why did they change it?
[00:14:28] Sasheer: Was it like Samoa or a Samosa?
[00:14:31] Nicole: Oh, I think it was a Samoa.
[00:14:32] Sasheer: I think it was a Samoa and–
[00:14:34] Nicole: Why’d they change it?
[00:14:35] Sasheer: Well, isn’t there a whole group–? Aren’t there Samoans that maybe didn’t want to be named after a cookie?
[00:14:41] Nicole: Hmm. Maybe the Girl Scouts should have thought about that before they named it that.
[00:14:45] Sasheer: Well, I’m sure they named it in, like, 1952, where you didn’t really think about something like that.
[00:14:50] Nicole: Bigots. Little bigots.
[00:14:52] Sasheer: Well, that’s why they changed it.
[00:14:55] Nicole: Guess what? I remember, you little bigots. And then there’s a Do-si-do, which is a peanut butter sandwich. And then there’s a Girl Scout S’more? Uch. A graham cracker cookie with chocolate, marshmallow filling. Lemonades–shortbread with tangy lemon icing. Lemon-Ups–lemon cookies. Tagalongs. You like them.
[00:15:16] Sasheer: Mmhmm.
[00:15:17] Nicole: Thin Mints? I think they’re disgusting. Toast-Yay!? A “yummy toast-shaped cookie?” No. When I’m eating toast, I’m eating toast. If I’m eating a cookie, round the fuck up. “Full of French toast flavor and dipped in delicious icing.” Toffee-tastic, another gluten free one. And I’m not making fun of people who need to eat gluten free; I’m just having a nice time. “Rich, buttery cookies with few sweet, crunchy toffee bits.” And then a Trefoil, which is the only acceptable one.
[00:15:48] Sasheer: I do like a trefoil.
[00:15:49] Nicole: I do like a shortbread cookie. I think they’re delicious. My favorite thing is those blue tins. You open them up, and it’s a whole bunch of different shortbread cookies. The worst part about those tins is you open them up, and sometimes there’s sewing shit inside.
[00:16:03] Sasheer: Yeah. It’s never the cookies. It’s the cookies one time and then just household items.
[00:16:09] Nicole: Things that I’ve never wanted to eat in there. My grandmother’s house–she had tons of those. None of them had cookies in it. Very rude, very rude. I can’t believe people like Girl Scout Cookies. It’s so wild to me.
[00:16:22] Sasheer: But, you know, you had a good amount who didn’t.
[00:16:25] Nicole: Barely. Barely. Barely. 12.6.
[00:16:29] Sasheer: Yeah.
[00:16:29] Nicole: Those people are all my friends.
[00:16:32] Sasheer: Yeah. Those are people who hate joy.
[00:16:34] Nicole: Oh, I love joy. Sasheer, you don’t say that. You know I love laughter. You know I love laughter.
[00:16:42] Sasheer: This is true. You love laughter.
[00:16:43] Nicole: It’s one of my favorite things. I sound really dumb.
[00:16:47] Sasheer: “It’s one of my favorite things.”
[00:16:50] Nicole: “I love laughter!” I went to Chicago recently, and my grandpa–I think he was trying to ask me if I was dating somebody because he was like… Oh, I said something about not wanting kids, and he said, “Well, who’s going to take care of you when you’re old?” And I said, “Sasheer.” And then he said, “Sometimes things don’t work out the way you think they are.” And I said, “Wait, hold on.” So, then I texted Sasheer, and I said, “Hi, hello. When we get really old–like 90–do you want to take care of each other?” And she said, “Sure.” And then I showed my grandpa. I made the font bigger and everything so his little eye could see it. I said, “Grandpa, look. Sasheer said that we’re going to take care of each other.” And then he was like, “Well, who is she?” And I said, “Sasheer’s my best friend.” And then I pulled up a picture of us together and he went, “Ohhh. Okay. He seems nice.” And then afterwards I was like, “Wait, does my grandpa think I just came out to him? Because every picture was us hugging.”
[00:17:54] Sasheer: Aw.
[00:17:55] Nicole: But he was okay with it, so…
[00:17:58] Sasheer: Yay. I’m glad I got the stamp of approval. Also, I didn’t say, “Sure.” I said, “Yes!” Exclamation point. No questions. Unequivocally, yes. Let’s take care of each other.
[00:18:11] Nicole: I’m kind of excited about it because… Okay, here’s what I think we should do. We should keep our homes and then buy a smaller home together in the middle. So, it’s like, “I want to go to my house for a little bit.” But then it’s like, “Uh oh, I’m dropping things and falling down. I gotta go back to the house that we share so you can help me up. So, we can spend a little time away from each other, but then we can take care of each other at the house in the middle.”
[00:18:44] Sasheer: I like that. Yes.
[00:18:47] Nicole: Or should we just get rid of our houses and get one house?
[00:18:51] Sasheer: Hmm. I don’t think either of us want to get rid of our houses.
[00:18:54] Nicole: No, I love my house so much.
[00:18:55] Sasheer: I love my house.
[00:18:57] Nicole: I filled it up with all sorts of wallpaper.
[00:19:00] Sasheer: But maybe we can spend time at each other’s houses–have sleepovers.
[00:19:06] Nicole: Okay. That works. And then we’ll have a man who’ll be our nurse, but he’ll be a very hot man. And a hot lady because when we’re old, we throw all cares off the window. Who cares about gender? I’m 90. Oh, maybe we’ll have a nonbinary, too. Who fucking cares as long as they’re hot? And they’re going to rotate so we don’t get tired of them. And they’re going to take care of us. And they’re going to usher us from house to house in a very, very nice Mercedes sprinter van.
[00:19:41] Sasheer: It’s like we’re on set.
[00:19:44] Nicole: Well, here’s the thing, they’re pretty easy to get into. If it’s, like, an Escalade that’s hard to get into. And then if it’s a lower car, it might be hard for us to get out of it. So, I’m just looking out for our knees.
[00:19:56] Sasheer: It sounds like you’ve got a plan. I like this.
[00:19:59] Nicole: I just came up with it right now.
[00:20:02] Sasheer: Oh, wait. Kimmie, you said you found that article talking about platonic friends living together?
[00:20:07] Nicole: Let’s hear about it.
[00:20:09] Sasheer: “From best friends to platonic spouses, some people are taking their friendships to the next level, saying ‘I do’ to marriages without sex.”
[00:20:18] Nicole: I’m going to fuck other people, Sasheer. Is that okay?
[00:20:21] Sasheer: Yeah. That is okay with me.
[00:20:23] Nicole: Okay. First came blood brothers, best friends who would solidify their bond by cutting themselves and swapping a bit of blood. I’ve heard about that, and I was always like, “Y’all are crazy.” Did you ever do that, Sasheer.
[00:20:33] Sasheer: I never did.
[00:20:34] Nicole: Okay. Thank God. Thank God. I would have thoughts about you. I mean, not bad ones. I would just be like, “She’s been blood-joined with somebody.” “Then came tiny house best friends. Friends moving into adjoining tiny houses. Bestie Row in Texas, for example. Today, some people are taking their friendships a giant step further. They’re platonically marrying each other, vowing to never leave each other’s side for better or worse. Jay somebody and Christie somebody donned wedding gowns and walked down the aisle, exchanged rings, and shared their first and only kiss.” And this woman’s going to change her last name.
[00:21:13] Sasheer: Oh, wow.
[00:21:14] Nicole: I’m not going to change my last name.
[00:21:17] Sasheer: I also am not going to tell you my last name.
[00:21:19] Nicole: And I don’t think we need to have, like, a ceremony or whatever. We’re 90.
[00:21:25] Sasheer: We have to wait till we are 90?
[00:21:27] Nicole: Oh, we can do it sooner. When are you trying to do it? 80? 70? 65? 52? 40? Tomorrow?
[00:21:34] Sasheer: I mean, we’re already work wives. We are, like, platonic spouses.
[00:21:39] Nicole: But when are we going to start living together?
[00:21:42] Sasheer: I don’t think we have to.
[00:21:44] Nicole: But when are we going to start having sleepovers?
[00:21:48] Sasheer: We can have sleepovers whenever we want.
[00:21:50] Nicole: Okay, so it’s started. Great.
[00:21:53] Sasheer: Yeah. Some people who are married don’t necessarily live together.
[00:21:59] Nicole: You are correct. Okay. “The besties, both queer and open to dating anyone but each other, met in 2011 and decided to get married in September. They sleep in the same bed, but their relationship remains platonic. They got married because they wanted to be legally and socially recognized as a family.” That’s nice. I don’t need, like, to legally be recognized as family. You just are my family.
[00:22:26] Sasheer: Yeah, I agree.
[00:22:28] Nicole: And I guess, like, socially, we are family because people do ask me about you and stuff. And then I go, “That’s her business. You have to ask her.” Of course, I know what’s going on. “There are no statistics about the number of platonic best friend marriages, and many people who are in them aren’t open about their situation. But chat boards on Reddit within smaller, asexual and aromantic communities have popped up recently, suggesting this could be the larger portion of the marriage population than numbers portray. Asexual is defined as having little to no sexual attraction towards each other. Aromantic means having little to no desire for romantic relationships. Hetero monogamous is a sexual relationship between a man and a woman.” Interesting. I’m the opposite of aromantic. I’m a very romantic person. I love romance. “‘Platonic marriages raise an interesting question related to what elements are the most important to marriage and what needs partners theoretically must meet for marriage to succeed,’ said Jess Carbino, a marriage expert who lives in Los Angeles, California, and is a former sociologist for the dating apps Tinder and Bumble.” Interesting. I like this.
[00:23:52] Sasheer: I like it, too.
[00:23:56] Nicole: I feel like–especially with men… And the reason why I like this show that I’m on, Grand Crew, is the men on our show hug each other and, like, love each other and showcase that in a way where I feel like in years past, they would have been like, “This show’s real gay.” And it’s like, “No, no.” And there’s nothing wrong with being gay, but it’s like just the act of loving a friend platonically seems gay when it’s not. Am I making sense?
[00:24:26] Sasheer: Yeah. I think, like, it’s just how we were raised, toxically making it seem like 1) being gay is a bad thing, and 2) that if you show any affection to the same sex, that means you’re gay.
[00:24:45] Nicole: Yeah. And I say I love you all the time.
[00:24:48] Sasheer: Teary-eyed.
[00:24:49] Nicole: Well, I just love you so much, sometimes I get overwhelmed. I think that’s okay. Do you want to read this last part?
[00:25:03] Sasheer: Yeah. “Meeting people is hard. Getting a bond and romantic feelings is hard. And more and more young people are starting to realize that there are other benefits to marriage other than romantic love. I mean, isn’t the point to marry your best friend?” Aw. “So why can’t it be your literal best friend?” I like that. That’s nice.
[00:25:21] Nicole: I just did an episode of Why Won’t You Date Me? with Gabrielle Dennis. And she said something that was really interesting. She was like, “I think being ‘in like’ is more important than being ‘in love’ because you have to like the person. The person has to like you in order for love to matter.” And I was like, “Oh, fuck. I’ve definitely said, like, ‘I love you’ to people that I didn’t quite like.” Do you know what you mean? It’s like, “I love this person. I don’t think I like them.”
[00:25:53] Sasheer: Yeah. No, I’ve been there.
[00:25:56] Nicole: But I love you.
[00:25:58] Sasheer: I love you, and I like you.
[00:26:00] Nicole: I like you so much. I’m so excited to see you next week. Is it next week?
[00:26:09] Sasheer: Am I seeing you next week?
[00:26:10] Nicole: Is that the end of March?
[00:26:12] Sasheer: Are you coming here?
[00:26:14] Nicole: I’m coming the last weekend of March.
[00:26:15] Sasheer: I’ve gotten zero details from you!
[00:26:17] Nicole: You know what’s interesting? That’s like that lady from the episode that comes out after this one. You are absolutely right. I have not given you any sort of details. Listen, it’s still on. I haven’t gotten a job so far. And if I continue to not have a job, I’m coming the last weekend of March.
[00:26:42] Sasheer: Yay!
[00:26:43] Nicole: Should I bring gifts?
[00:26:48] Sasheer: Yeah. Bring me gifts.
[00:26:51] Nicole: Okay. I’m going to think good and hard about a gift to bring you. Last time I came, I tried to bring her a chair, and the airline took it from me. Isn’t that mean?
[00:27:01] Sasheer: That’s very mean. But then also, I would have to figure out how to bring that home.
[00:27:06] Nicole: It’s good that the airport–that Delta–stole a chair from me.
[00:27:11] Sasheer: Yes, it is good.
[00:27:13] Nicole: But P.S. still love Delta. Love them. Diamond Diva for the rest of my fucking life. Can I just tell you; the Delta Lounge in Chicago is pure opulence.
[00:27:27] Sasheer: Really?
[00:27:28] Nicole: Yes. Stunning. Beautiful. Ooh, the colors. I loved it. It’s really nice. And let me tell you, the American Airlines lounge at LAX? Boo, boo, trash, nasty. What were you going to say? Come on. What are you going to say? Please tell me.
[00:27:55] Sasheer: No, because you sounded like you were going to start a different topic.
[00:27:58] Nicole: But what were you going to say? It sounded like you were going to start a different topic.
[00:28:01] Sasheer: I was going to ask if you wanted to do a quiz, but I’d rather hear…
[00:28:04] Nicole: Oh, so you wanted to silence me? I see. I was starting to talk, and you were like, “Let’s do a quiz.” Wow! February really is over. Even my sister is trying to silence me.
[00:28:21] Sasheer: This is Black on Black crime.
[00:28:25] Nicole: Okay. Here’s all I wanted to say. I did my eyebrows the other day, and I’m pretty proud of them.
[00:28:30] Sasheer: Ooh, okay. What did you do to them? You pluck them?
[00:28:33] Nicole: I, like, took a little blade to them. That sounds insane.
[00:28:40] Sasheer: Please explain.
[00:28:42] Nicole: It’s one of those, like, little straight razors on a stick. I just kind of traced under to clean up. And they look a little thin right now, but once you fill them in with, like, a pen or a pencil–an eyebrow pencil–they look really good. Yes! Jordan has one! And that’s the same color I have.
[00:29:07] Sasheer: Now, is there, like, a benefit to doing it that way versus with the tweezer? Does it matter?
[00:29:12] Nicole: Yeah, it goes faster. And I am embracing a fact about me; I am not here for details. That’s not what I do. Broad strokes is who I am. Details? What’s it called? Minutia? Tedious tasks? Not for me. And that’s okay.
[00:29:37] Sasheer: That is okay. You just figure out how to work around the details.
[00:29:40] Nicole: Thank you. Thank you.
[00:29:45] Sasheer: I’ve been trying this, like, eyebrow growth serum stuff. I forgot what it’s called, but it’s in a gold tube.
[00:29:54] Nicole: “Gold tube?” What are you, a Rockefeller?
[00:29:57] Sasheer: The tube itself is gold. That’s the only way it can be stored. And they’re like, “Do it every day for, I think, six weeks or something.” And I don’t want to do it every day. And I don’t know what week I’m on. I’ll just use it until it’s out, and hopefully that’ll work.
[00:30:18] Nicole: That shit’s hard.
[00:30:20] Sasheer: It’s hard. I don’t do anything every day except for wake up and eat.
[00:30:25] Nicole: Yeah, me too. Actually, there’s been days I have not woken up. I mean, I’m not dead sometimes, but, like, you know how, like, you’ll sleep all day? Do you do that? Have you ever done that?
[00:30:36] Sasheer: Not as an adult. No.
[00:30:41] Nicole: You don’t get so sad about life, you just stay in bed all day, then leave your bed to eat some goobers, and then get back in bed?
[00:30:50] Sasheer: No…
[00:30:51] Nicole: Interesting. Okay, so just me here.
[00:30:55] Sasheer: I know it’s definitely not just you. I have other friends who do it, too.
[00:30:57] Nicole: No, no, no. It’s just me. I’m alone. No. Solidarity. February is over. I have a theory: Nothing can hurt you if you’re asleep. So, like, when I woke up to the… Did we talk about it on the podcast–that my office flooded a little?
[00:31:22] Sasheer: I don’t think we mentioned it, no.
[00:31:23] Nicole: Okay. I think I was too upset that day maybe. Or maybe I mentioned it. I don’t know. But the day that my office was flooded, and in my living room, there was a leak, and my garage had a leak, I was like, “I can’t do this. Water is bad. It makes things smell mildewy. Like, I have to get rid of my carpet in here.” So, after we recorded, I went right back to sleep until the minute I had to do another thing. And then when I got home, I went right back to sleep because I was like, “I don’t want to deal with this, and nothing can hurt me.” And I don’t know what water is when I’m sleeping.
[00:32:07] Sasheer: Your brain forgets what water is so you can go to sleep.
[00:32:14] Nicole: I don’t have, like, very vivid dreams so literally nothing can hurt me when I’m sleeping. I’m just out.
[00:32:23] Sasheer: I do have vivid dreams, and I feel like the thing that I’m stressed out about will come up in my dream. So, I feel like if I did that, I would only be dreaming about how I need to fix everything or, like, my house is flooding to the brim and I’m drowning. You know, it would just, like, manifest that way. And so, I don’t think that would be good for me.
[00:32:45] Nicole: Oh, it’s great for me. I just wake up and go, “Ug, I have to deal with it.”
[00:32:50] Sasheer: Yeah.
[00:32:52] Nicole: This isn’t so bad because it didn’t rain super hard last night.
[00:32:55] Sasheer: Oh, good.
[00:32:56] Nicole: So, it wasn’t, like, badly flooded this morning. But boy, oh boy, is it bad. And now I’m like, “Oh, shit. I am an idiot.” And I’ve been using the lights in my TV room and in the living room. And there’s a leak, and the lights are in the ceiling. So now I’m like, “Oh, I could start an electrical fire.” So now I don’t turn on the lights in there. So now it’s really fun. It’s really fun. I’m living like–I don’t know–a pioneer, I feel like. Turn on lights and there’s surprise water everywhere. But my contractor did come over, and he said, “Hey, we don’t know what’s going on.” I was like, “Great. Cool. I love it.”
[00:33:45] Sasheer: “Great. Love that. Yeah.”
[00:33:47] Nicole: It’s perfect. So now we can do a quiz.
[00:34:00] Sasheer: Oh, okay.
[00:34:01] Nicole: Now I’m ready.
[00:34:03] Sasheer: Let’s do that. Yeah. “Guess What These Celeb Star Signs Are”? Will that be fun?
[00:34:10] Nicole: Or “Which Hair Color Fits Your Personality?”
[00:34:14] Sasheer: Great. Let’s do that.
[00:34:15] Nicole: I did just buy a wig that has red hair. And I don’t know if that was a mistake or not.
[00:34:22] Sasheer: Like, you don’t know if you mistakenly bought that or…?
[00:34:26] Nicole: No, no, I know I bought it. I know I was like, “I’m buying this.” But I haven’t gotten it yet. I don’t know if it’s going to be good or not.
[00:34:33] Sasheer: Oh, yeah. I don’t know if I’ve seen you with red hair before.
[00:34:36] Nicole: I used to wear it in high school all the time. I only wore red hair. Like, red/burgundy.
[00:34:43] Sasheer: Oh, that’s cute.
[00:34:46] Nicole: Okay. “If you disagree with someone, what do you do?”
[00:34:50] Sasheer: “I tell them directly.”
[00:34:52] Nicole: “I fight back.”
[00:34:53] Sasheer: “I tell them in a gentle way.”
[00:34:55] Nicole: “I keep it to myself.”
[00:34:57] Sasheer: “I tell everyone else how wrong they are.”
[00:35:00] Nicole: “I secretly hate them.” Okay. This is tough. At the airport, I fight back. In my personal life, I’ll keep it to myself until it festers for so long that someone goes, “What’s wrong?” Oh, wait. “Disagree.” Yeah. Yeah, that happens. But then also, I’ll tell everyone how wrong they all are. It depends on what it is.
[00:35:24] Sasheer: I tell them directly.
[00:35:27] Nicole: Okay. I think I’m going to do “I tell everyone else how wrong they are.”
[00:35:32] Sasheer: Where would you rather live?
[00:35:34] Nicole: “A city.”
[00:35:35] Sasheer: “The country.”
[00:35:37] Nicole: “The desert.”
[00:35:38] Sasheer: “The mountains.”
[00:35:40] Nicole: “The coast.”
[00:35:42] Sasheer: “The forest.”
[00:35:48] Nicole: I’m going to say, “a city.”
[00:35:51] Sasheer: I’m going to say, “the forest.”
[00:35:53] Nicole: Yeah. You do love trees.
[00:35:56] Sasheer: I love trees.
[00:35:59] Nicole: “When are you the most productive?”
[00:36:03] Sasheer: “Morning.”
[00:36:04] Nicole: “Afternoon.”
[00:36:05] Sasheer: “Night.”
[00:36:06] Nicole: “Late night.”
[00:36:07] Sasheer: “Any time.”
[00:36:09] Nicole: “Never” is very funny.
[00:36:11] Sasheer: Never productive. Morning for me even though I don’t like getting up in the morning. But when I do, I am very protective.
[00:36:18] Nicole: I hate mornings. Afternoons are my mornings. Nights are my afternoons. Late nights are my night. So “late night.” Late night!
[00:36:29] Sasheer: Late night!
[00:36:31] Nicole: I love late night!
[00:36:34] Sasheer: “Which is the most scary?”
[00:36:37] Nicole: “Ghosts.”
[00:36:38] Sasheer: “Death.”
[00:36:40] Nicole: “Spiders.”
[00:36:41] Sasheer: “Public speaking.”
[00:36:43] Nicole: “Heights.”
[00:36:44] Sasheer: “The ocean.”
[00:36:45] Nicole: The ocean is magic. How dare they put that there?
[00:36:51] Sasheer: I mean, it also is kind of scary. There are straight up, like, creatures we’ve never even seen before down there.
[00:36:57] Nicole: Yeah, because the ocean is unlimited magic. I’m going to say, “Spiders.”
[00:37:09] Sasheer: I’m going to say, “Death.”
[00:37:11] Nicole: Ooh. Okay. This quiz boring you?
[00:37:26] Sasheer: I yawn really big. I’m just tired in general. The quiz is not boring me.
[00:37:34] Nicole: I get it. You’ve been working hard.
[00:37:38] Sasheer: I’ve been working hard. Sleepy. “Which of these is the least scary?”
[00:37:45] Nicole: “Heights.”
[00:37:47] Sasheer: “Bugs.”
[00:37:47] Nicole: “Public speaking.”
[00:37:49] Sasheer: “Sharks.”
[00:37:50] Nicole: “Tornados.”
[00:37:51] Sasheer: “Ghosts.” Again?
[00:37:52] Nicole: Yeah. So, some are the same, like heights, ghosts… And then bugs became generic for spiders. Okay, the least scary to me… It’s probably public speaking.
[00:38:11] Sasheer: I would say sharks because I am rarely where they are. And also, isn’t it like they actually won’t come mess with you unless you mess with them?
[00:38:26] Nicole: Maybe. I’m not really a shark head. I don’t know about them.
[00:38:31] Sasheer: I feel like I’ve seen things that are like, “Sharks get a bad rap.” Mostly because of Jaws. But they’re not, like, out here, just… And shark attacks do happen, but not, like, at a greater rate than other animal attacks, I don’t think.
[00:38:47] Nicole: Interesting. I love that you’re dropping facts.
[00:38:52] Kimmie: Can I say I used to work at one of the Discovery Science Center Cubes. And I worked there for a summer when it was about sharks. And they said, “You’re more likely to be struck by lightning twice than to be attacked by a shark.”
[00:39:03] Sasheer: Whoa.
[00:39:04] Nicole: Wow. Interesting.
[00:39:07] Sasheer: Highly unlikely.
[00:39:08] Nicole: Yeah, very highly unlikely because I’m always inside when it’s raining.
[00:39:13] Sasheer: Unless you turn your light switch on in your house.
[00:39:18] Nicole: And then I just die. “What would you rather be doing right now?”
[00:39:24] Sasheer: “Sleeping.”
[00:39:26] Nicole: “Eating.”
[00:39:27] Sasheer: “Being outside.”
[00:39:29] Nicole: “Watching TV.”
[00:39:30] Sasheer: “Seeing friends.”
[00:39:31] Nicole: Oh my God. “Nothing.” Wait, does nothing mean, like, “I would rather be doing nothing else than taking this quiz,” or does nothing mean, like, “Staring into the abyss”?
[00:39:47] Sasheer: It seems like, with the phrasing, nothing means, “I don’t want to do anything else. I’m so pleased taking this quiz.”
[00:40:01] Nicole: “I love BuzzFeed!”
[00:40:07] Sasheer: Judging by that yawn, I would rather be sleeping.
[00:40:11] Nicole: I too would rather be sleeping so I don’t have to deal with things.
[00:40:18] Sasheer: “And finally, pick a form of water.”
[00:40:21] Nicole: “Pool.”
[00:40:22] Sasheer: “Ocean.”
[00:40:23] Nicole: “Rain.”
[00:40:25] Sasheer: “Shower.”
[00:40:26] Nicole: “Bath.”
[00:40:26] Sasheer: “Lake.”
[00:40:27] Nicole: I’m picking the damn ocean.
[00:40:35] Sasheer: I’ll pick, like, a light rain if I’m inside. I like hearing it.
[00:40:47] Nicole: Oh my God. I’m over it.
[00:40:50] Sasheer: Well, I’m sure it wouldn’t be my answer if I was in LA right now.
[00:40:53] Nicole: Oh, terrible. What is this quiz?
[00:40:57] Sasheer: Which Hair Color Matches Your Personality? Who’s this?
[00:41:00] Kimmie: And this is Sasheer.
[00:41:02] Sasheer: Black! “Black hair is iconic for people who are leaders at heart.”
[00:41:05] Nicole: Wow. Okay. That makes sense.
[00:41:10] Kimmie: And this is Nicole.
[00:41:11] Nicole: Red! “Red hair is for people who know how to have fun.”
[00:41:18] Sasheer: Oh, thank goodness you got that wig.
[00:41:21] Nicole: You know, I thought it was a mistake, but I guess not.
[00:41:25] Sasheer: Yes. Everyone’s going to be like, “Wow, this girl really knows how to have fun.”
[00:41:30] Nicole: “She’s the funnest person we’ve met today.” Okay. We have to help people now.
[00:41:47] Sasheer: Yes, let’s answer some queries.
[00:41:50] Claire: Hi, my name is Claire. They/them. And I was hoping for some improv advice. I play Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs with my friends. And I’m okay at narrating it, but I really struggle to do characters. And I can’t think of dialog for them, like, fast enough in my brain. And I can’t, like, get their nuances in. Even if I work on this character for hours, I just can’t quite get them right in the game. How do I make my brain work on making words faster or just getting the words out and staying in character more smoothly? I love you. Have a good day. Thank you. Bye.
[00:42:25] Sasheer: Well, I think you just, like… So, wait. Is this improv in the Dungeons and Dragons world?
[00:42:36] Nicole: So, Dungeons and Dragons, as a game, is, like, literally improv. So, there’s, like, the game master person. You pick numbers or something, and he’s like, “D28,” or something or whatever. And then they’re like, “Okay, now Susie the Elf is going to choose to, like, do this or that.” And then you’re like, “Okay, I’m Susie the Elf, and I’m going to kick somebody! And I’m going to use my elf bean powers to nibble on their dick.”
[00:43:06] Sasheer: So, you can say whatever you want, or does it have to be in the confines–?
[00:43:10] Nicole: It’s, like, in the confines of the game. I truly have only played once, but it was a fun time because it is improv. I would never play again. Too much goes into it. But I guess with improv, if I’m in a scene where I’m, like, a dad who doesn’t want my daughter to–I don’t know–become a cat…
[00:43:39] Sasheer: Okay.
[00:43:39] Nicole: What a wild theme. I just know that, like, my bottom line is if she becomes a cat, X, Y and Z will happen. My wife will leave me because I was supposed to keep her from becoming a cat.
[00:43:51] Sasheer: No, that’s good. That’s good. I like what you’re saying because, I think, where things go awry is when people think too big or too grandiose. That’s the scary thing about improv for some people–you can do anything. But I think if you focus in on what the character’s goal is–which is “I don’t want my daughter to turn into a cat,” or whatever the thing is–then you’ll react to things in a way that’s like, “Focus on that goal,” or “Focus on how you would talk to your daughter.” If you just stay focused on “This is the character, this is the situation we’re in,” as opposed to like, “I can do anything,” then I think it can lead to a more grounded and, like, fun, flowing scene.
[00:44:42] Nicole: Yeah, I think so, too. I also think that you can say your own feelings filtered through the character. Yeah. But I think also, it’s like, “If this is true, what else is true?” And your brain not thinking fast enough, I think, is okay.
[00:45:04] Sasheer: Yeah, you can go at your own pace.
[00:45:06] Nicole: Yeah. And the longer you do it, the quicker you become. And I have days where I do shows where I’m like, “I was definitely an audience member. I only laughed. I didn’t help. I didn’t do anything.” And those are fun. But it’s a fun show to do. And then sometimes I’m like, “Oh, I did a lot, and it was great.” And sometimes I’m like, “I did a lot, and I’m not sure it was helpful to the show.”
[00:45:35] Sasheer: And that’s okay.
[00:45:36] Nicole: That’s okay. That’s just the nature of improv.
[00:45:39] Sasheer: Yeah. Okay. Solved.
[00:45:45] Nicole: Solved! “Hi, Nicole and Sasheer. I love the show. Listening to the geniusness of your friendship in laughter make me–
[00:45:54] Sasheer: I think it said “genuineness.” I mean, you are slightly above average… What was it? Intellect?
[00:46:04] Nicole: IQ-wise. But I’m not good at problem solving. So, I saw the word and I couldn’t solve that problem. “The genuinenessness–” Wait, how do you say that? “Genuinenessness?”
[00:46:19] Sasheer: “Genuineness.”
[00:46:21] Nicole: “–of your friendship and laughter makes me feel closer to all my friends. And I constantly plug the show to spread the serotonin. My friend–let’s call her B–and I have had…” Wait. I can’t read. Can you do it?
[00:46:36] Sasheer: “My friend–let’s call her B–and I have successfully been in a long-distance friendship for a while. We text regularly, send each other TikToks and other memes, and talk about big things going on in our lives. We write letters, send little gifts, and when we visit each other, we generally cuddle and hold hands because we’re close like that. People often think we’re dating, but we’ve always been happily platonic and are both in long term relationships with our respective partners. Our bond is more like siblings who actually like each other. Recently I visited B for her birthday at a party with several of her local friends that I’ve heard of/met before. I drove several hours to be there and even rented a hotel room nearby so that we could hang some the following day.”
[00:47:19] Nicole: “The entire time I was there, B was hanging all over this person I’ve never met and she’s never mentioned to me. Let’s call him Derek. While I did get to talk and hang with B some, the vibe didn’t feel the same because of how inserted Derek was in everything, and I felt a little snubbed after taking my time and spending the money–gas and hotel and food ain’t cheap right now–to come out. I was jealous about the amount of affection B was dishing out to Derek and sad because I felt like maybe B and I weren’t as close as I thought since B and Derek were inseparable all night. I know B doesn’t owe me her time or affection, and obviously we both have other people in our lives that we love. But this incident is really sticking out with me since I’ve never heard of him and they acted very intimate and similar to how B and I normally are during our infrequent in-person visits. Am I being petty to feel upset? Should I talk to my friend or just let it go and try to make more time of our friendship going forward? If I talk to her, how should I approach it? Have you dealt with feelings of jealousy in your friendship? Love you both and the joy you send out into the world. Hope to hear your insight, and sorry if this email is long. Cheers!”
[00:48:29] Sasheer: “Green with envy.” Well, yeah, I think we’ve both experienced jealousy within our friendship with other friends.
[00:48:39] Nicole: Yeah, of course. Well, I mean, I would ask B who Derek is.
[00:48:51] Sasheer: Yeah. “Who Derek?”
[00:48:54] Nicole: “Who Derek? Who’s that? Are you dating Derek? Or is Derek a friend?”
[00:49:00] Sasheer: Yeah. What’s the deal? Because also, this person said that he was partnered to, I’m assuming, someone who is not Derek.
[00:49:09] Nicole: Oh, B is partnered? I missed that.
[00:49:12] Sasheer: Yeah, like, this person who wrote and B are both partnered with other people. And then they have this really close friendship. And then the writer came to this birthday party and saw B all buddy-buddy with someone else– with Derek, who, I think, is not her partner.
[00:49:34] Nicole: He’s just this new friend. Um, I would say, “Hey, B. I know that I just saw you for the party, but I didn’t feel like I got to spend as much time with you. Do you mind if we do, like, a one-on-one thing soon?”
[00:49:52] Sasheer: I think that’s nice. Birthday parties are just hard to get the person’s attention because they have all their people there from different parts of their life, so… Yeah, I’m sure you weren’t even the only person there who was like, “Oh, I didn’t really get to talk to B. We didn’t really have, like, a moment, and we have this strong bond.” And maybe B is the kind of person that is, like, super lovey with multiple people. And I get that that could be weird watching that because you’re like, “But that’s what we do.” But yeah, maybe that’s what B does when you’re not down.
[00:50:33] Nicole: B just be loving up on everybody.
[00:50:36] Sasheer: Everybody. B got a lot of love to give.
[00:50:39] Nicole: Some say too much, but some say just enough. Yeah. And then also we don’t know if Derek, like, helped her plan the party. And I have a couple friends when I mix my friend groups who are clingy to me, where I’m like, “Go make a friend. Go make a friend, please!” But that’s just not the case. And, you know, that’s just what happens. But I think, yeah, you just plan like a nice, intimate time for you two to, like, recharge your friendship.
[00:51:14] Sasheer: Yeah. Also, when you said that about when you plan parties and you have a friend that’s clingy, that made me think like, “Oh, we also don’t know what Derek’s situation is.” Maybe Derek has anxiety. Maybe B realized the only way they would feel comfortable is if Derek stayed by B’s side. Who knows? Many things could be happening. But I agree with Nicole that if you are missing this person and you feel like, “Oh, I didn’t get the affection that I wanted or the attention that I wanted,” yeah, just reach out and say, “Can we have a solo hang?”
[00:51:47] Nicole: I agree.
[00:51:50] Sasheer: Solved!
[00:51:51] Nicole: Solved!
[00:51:53] Sasheer: One more question!
[00:51:56] Nicole: “Hello. So here is a quandary. When you travel with the group, how do you decide who gets what bedroom? For example, let’s say you rent a cabin, and one of the rooms is en suite with a king bed while one is a queen that shares a bathroom with a pull out. Everyone obviously wants the first room. This bothers me every time I travel with friends. Your advice would be greatly appreciated.”
[00:52:25] Sasheer: Well, when you and I travel, and if we’re in a group, sometimes there’s a situation where, like, someone might be paying more money for the house. So usually that person gets the biggest one or, like, the coolest one. Or maybe the person who planned it or, like, found that house specifically and, like, did all the logistics work–they might get the most special room. Other than that, I don’t know how you would determine that.
[00:52:53] Nicole: Me either. I know last time I went to Palm Springs, I got there, like, a couple of hours after everybody. And then, like, the boys got in a room together, and then two of the girls got in a room together, another girl had her own room. And then they were like, “Since you weren’t here, Nicole, to talk about sharing a room and we know you snore, you can have your own room.” And I said, “Yes!” So, snore and people will let you sleep alone.
[00:53:27] Sasheer: “Ugh. I guess I have to get the king suite because I have this burden of snoring.”
[00:53:36] Nicole: I feel like before going, it is a nice conversation to be like, “Is everyone okay sharing rooms?” Because sometimes people aren’t okay with that. And then if people aren’t okay with that, it’s like, “Okay, we got to find a house where there is, you know, more rooms or whatever.” We rented this place in Palm Springs that had, like, ten bedrooms, so I don’t think anyone shared a room unless they were a couple.
[00:54:06] Sasheer: Yeah.
[00:54:07] Nicole: And then there was a whole back house where we tried to send you your man. And you were like, “No, we want to be in the house.” And we’re like, “No, you can have that. It’s very far away and you guys can do whatever couples do.”
[00:54:19] Sasheer: I know, and I totally misread that. I was like, “I don’t want to be far away! I don’t want to be separated by grass!” And then later he was like, “I would have loved to have been alone.”
[00:54:38] Nicole: Boy, that was a wild house.
[00:54:40] Sasheer: Oh, man, that was a really wild house. That was a monkey house.
[00:54:43] Nicole: A monkey lives there.
[00:54:48] Sasheer: There were little shelves that looked like it was, like, handles for a monkey to climb on.
[00:54:54] Nicole: And there were monkey statues everywhere.
[00:54:56] Sasheer: I think a monkey lived there.
[00:54:59] Nicole: I think a monkey lived there, too. I want to go back to that house. I liked it.
[00:55:02] Sasheer: It was a very fun house.
[00:55:06] Nicole: A pool, a tennis court, a room to run, a fire pit. At the end of the night, I think you had gone to sleep, I had taken drugs, and I was like, “Everybody, write down something you want to leave in this year.” And then everyone wrote it down, and you threw it in the fire, but it would immediately fall out of the fire because it was paper.
[00:55:25] Sasheer: Yeah. We woke up the next morning and all of our things that we wanted to leave behind were still there. A pile of paper and this fake wood. We’re like, “Oh no! It didn’t work.”
[00:55:41] Nicole: That was fun.
[00:55:43] Sasheer: That was fun.
[00:55:49] Nicole: She’s got to get to sleep!
[00:55:51] Sasheer: If you have any questions or queries for us, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call, text, or leave a voice message at 424-645-7003.
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[00:56:08] Sasheer: We have transcripts for our new episodes. Check them out on our show page at earwolf.com.
[00:56:13] Nicole: Lastly, don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe! That’s the easiest way to support this show!
[00:56:28] Sasheer: Yay!
[00:56:32] Nicole: Bye, bye.
[00:56:33] Sasheer: Bye, bye!
September 26, 2023
Hi besties! Sasheer took an epigenetics test and got back a list of foods she is intolerant of. Included on that list are peanuts and gluten. Nicole, while on her own Jello journey, invites Sasheer to join her due to Jello being gluten-free!
September 12, 2023
Hi friends. Nicole and Sasheer see Beyoncé!