Episode #1 from the Upper School Parker Podcast Club

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Episode #1 from the Upper School Parker Podcast Club
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Episode #1 from the Upper School Parker Podcast Club

Feb 10 2023 | 01:08:33

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Today we are happy to share our first student takeover episode. The Upper School Parker Podcast Club is here to highlight all sorts of topics related to student life, including interviews with students and faculty from around campus. Sit back and enjoy their first episode.

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Speaker 1 00:00:10 Hey, lancers, welcome to the Parker Podcast. Today we are happy to share our first student takeover episode, the Upper School Parker Podcast Club. It's here to highlight all sorts of topics related to student life, including interviews with students and faculty from around campus. Sit back and enjoy their first episode. Speaker 3 00:00:31 Welcome to the Parker Podcast Club. This is your first student led podcast. I'm Danny. I'm Speaker 4 00:00:37 Lilly. Speaker 2 00:00:37 And I'm Delaney. Speaker 4 00:00:39 Look forward to many episodes in the future. Um, this is the start to our series of episodes throughout the year and hopefully in the next future years as well. Speaker 2 00:00:51 On this episode, you'll hear from a few Parker students and some faculty members Speaker 3 00:00:56 That includes Juniors, Nico and Isaac, discussing some music Speaker 4 00:01:01 And a interview with Miss A and Mr. Tran about their fun life stories and how their relationship came to be. Speaker 2 00:01:07 And Juniors aie and Neil talking about sports with special guests, Mr. Tran, Speaker 4 00:01:12 Especially with football. Speaker 2 00:01:13 Fun missionally, a segment by your hosts, <laugh>, yours truly about wrapping up 2022. Speaker 3 00:01:21 It's highlights our thoughts on ups and downs, everything Speaker 2 00:01:24 <laugh>. Yeah. Our thoughts on 2022, trends, events, and more Speaker 4 00:01:30 <laugh>. Hope you guys enjoy. Speaker 3 00:01:32 Okay. So first up, you'll be hearing from Juniors Isaac and Nico on some of the 2022 music trends. Speaker 5 00:01:39 Hello, my name is Isaac Gardner. Speaker 6 00:01:43 Uh, I'm Nico Savoia, and this is our new podcast segment. We are working on a name and what do we have right now? Isaac, what's our, what's our name Speaker 5 00:01:51 Right now in the works? We got Latino Excellence. Speaker 6 00:01:54 Mm, yeah, Latino Excellence C Um, on the New Parker podcast, uh, club, uh, shout out Parker Podcast Club. Shout out everyone in this room. I know you don't know who they are, but shout out them. It doesn't, you don't need to know who they are, it's just you just, you know who they are. Um, so yeah, let's, let's just jump right into this. Speaker 5 00:02:13 Hello. Uh, I want to ask you, Nico, you know, we're gonna start off this section talking about music. I just wanna know, what are your, like gimme a top five right now, all the time of the year. Speaker 6 00:02:22 Top five right now of the year, or just all time? Speaker 5 00:02:25 Whatever you want. Speaker 6 00:02:25 Let's do, let's do all time. So, all time. One of my favorite albums is The Glow Part Two by, uh, the Microphones. Um, you know, the Front man is Phil Elra. I think you guys should really check him out. He's a great artist. And, um, I love that album because it just mixes, you know, the lo-fi guitar. It, it starts off very soft and then it, the Fuzz the fuzz just comes right back. It just, it's, I don't know how to explain it. It's, it's an amazing, amazing album in all of the microphones and Mount Erie, which is the same person, Phil Abram, is just amazing. So, yeah. Speaker 5 00:03:02 Wonderful. That, that's wonderful. I have not listened to album yet, but I've heard, I've heard a lot of the songs on it. Just never gave it a full listen. Speaker 6 00:03:14 What, what about you, what's your top all time? Speaker 5 00:03:16 I don't know what my all time is. Well, all time. You know, one album that comes to mind is Ants From Up There, by Black Country New Road. I love that album a lot. It's one of my favorite albums. And I, I always forget about it. Every couple months, no, every couple days. And then I go back to it's, I, I'm listening to it again for the first time. It's beautiful, Speaker 6 00:03:36 Beautiful. Amazing. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. Let's get into our top of 2022. Um, so let's start by talking about a new groundbreaking upcoming artist and his clique, um, Joey and the Shed. Go ahead. Tell me what you think about the Isaac. Speaker 5 00:03:54 Genuinely some of the most advanced, insane things I've heard in music since the invention of a mic, and truly they have peaked. I think they peaked with a nod theory released around, I think this year actually. Speaker 6 00:04:11 Yeah, it all came out this year. Speaker 5 00:04:13 It all came out this year around springtime. And ever since they have continued to improve upon what I thought was the peak of what they were on. Speaker 6 00:04:23 So let's, let's talk about what kind of music it is. Would you say it's more of a blade like Drain Gang? You know, everyone, everyone knows Drain Gang Blade. Well, if you don't know a Drain Gang or Blade Drain Gang is a Swedish, uh, boy band, basically. But they're all rappers and it's comprised of Blade Echo two K, tab Boy Digital, and their producer White Armor. And they collab a lot with Sad Boys. So it's, uh, gtb sb, which is, uh, gravity Boys <laugh> and Sad Boys. And sometimes it's also like Gtb, S B E or like Gravity Shield Boys. Um, which is amazing. I think it's, it's, it, it really just like, it influenced so many people. Young Lean is on Sad Boys, but anyways, Speaker 5 00:05:07 Young Lean was on Blonde, you Speaker 6 00:05:09 Know? Oh, yeah. Young Lean was on Blonde Young, lean influenced everyone. But basically what I'm trying to say is that these dudes had so much influence that they definitely had a lot of influence on Joey, but Joey spins it a different way. Speaker 5 00:05:24 I wanna say, you know, Joey has been around more than just this year, you know, but like, his early stuff sucked. It was really bad. Mm. It was copying too much of a dragging wanted to be, and he couldn't do it. You know, not everybody is a Swedish boy band, and he wasn't able to do it. In fact, he showed, he showed the American side of what Dream Gang can accomplish. He's from, uh, I believe New Haven, Connecticut. I'm, I think that's, I'm not sure, actually. I Speaker 6 00:05:50 Think, Jamie, can we pull that up? Speaker 5 00:05:51 Where Joey from? I'm not pull that up and post. Speaker 6 00:05:54 So let's go back to top albums of 2022. Um, I'd have to say that my top album of 2022 was God Saved The Animals by Alex g I really think that was a great album that not too many people liked, but I feel like it was kind of genre bending the way he added, you know, um, like, like, I wanna say Dusty guitar tracks with like really eighties synth kind of guitar, uh, 80 synth. And I don't got much to say other than I really, really Speaker 5 00:06:28 Like it. Yeah. We, uh, we, uh, me and Nico, we actually saw the tour of that album back I think during October. It was like October 22nd or something. It was Uhhuh <affirmative>. It was a beautiful moment. I felt like this album kind of divided, you know, a weird sound, more spacey, more higher production. I feel like it divided a lot of new friends from old fans. Speaker 6 00:06:45 Yeah. It's less, it's less lo-fi. It's, um, it's very experimental in terms of Alex g, you know, he is widely known for just recording on whatever he can find with himself in a guitar. But this album, just this album really, really changes that, you know, you hear so many more new instruments on songs like Greta, you can hear all of those instruments, but this, this album incorporates so many more and it's a great, listen. My favorite song of that album was SD o s, uh, great song. Great song. Speaker 5 00:07:16 Ethereal even, I would say. Speaker 6 00:07:18 Yeah. Beautiful. Speaker 4 00:07:19 Beautiful. On another note, what's your favorite Christmas song and why? Speaker 5 00:07:25 Favorite Christmas song. Speaker 6 00:07:27 I'd have to say mine is, um, the Paul McCartney one, simply Having a wonderful Christmas time. Um, not Speaker 4 00:07:34 The Mariah Carey. No, no. Speaker 6 00:07:36 I really like Mac The Marcos cover of that. Um, on a Mac DeMarco Christmas, it's a, it's a, it's a nice spin on it. It's very good. Speaker 5 00:07:46 I'm gonna have to say, um, two come to mind. I'm gonna go with, actually, I'm gonna keep it too. Yeah, I'm gonna go, uh, the, I Am the Grinch song by Tyler, the Creator. He did for that one movie, like in 2018. Speaker 6 00:07:59 Have to add on that. Uh, one of my favorite ones, it's not lyrical, but it's Whoville by Tyler the Creator. It's not off the same album as the I Am The Grinch. It's just off the album that he made that he almost lost after being in a crash with his Tesla. Um, but he actually grabbed the computer and went out the trunk and he didn't die. And that's also a very, uh, big part of Igor. Um, we can hear it in green hair. Speaker 5 00:08:24 What's good, what's good. Do Speaker 6 00:08:25 You know Green haired angels all around me? The, so it goes, the car crash couldn't take me green haired angels all around me. And he described what he saw after Crashing was like green haired angels, um, sort of surrounding him and keeping him safe. And it's, it's just, I really, really like that album. I Speaker 5 00:08:42 Feel like with artists like that, there's a lot of artists people get obsessions with, but with Tyler the creator, just one who has like, so much lure to themselves and to their albums and like the way they're able to, like, you know, Tyler has so much history to him with Odd Future. And like, even with the Igor, like deciphering, which what each album means and the stories behind it, like, people can get lost in it, like for two and a half years. Okay. So it makes sense. Speaker 4 00:09:06 So then who's your least favorite artist, or what's your least favorite album of 2022? Speaker 5 00:09:10 Least Speaker 6 00:09:11 Favorite album of 2022. Speaker 5 00:09:13 What was that? Didn't a Kanye album drop, but not really Donda too. That one suck. Speaker 6 00:09:17 Oh yeah. Donda Donda two. The, that was bad. Speaker 5 00:09:20 I'm, yeah, I'm gonna be real. Kanye is really not that good. I, I really don't under like, like I, I, I went, like, when I first was getting the music, you know, I was a little boy. I like Lil Kanye, but like, it's like I'm listening back to it and it's like very like, like there's not a lot of substance to it. I mean, like, okay, may, maybe, Hmm. I don't know. It's like my beautiful dark, twisted fantasy. People say that's really good. It just sounds kind of boring. It just sounds kind of predictable sometimes. And it just sounds like I never, I it felt too 2010s and it felt too commercial and it felt too pop. Like, it, like Runaway is a good song. I'm not saying he's bad. There's some really good songs off the album, but dark. Like, it's just too, like, it sounds like too much commercial radio music. Speaker 5 00:10:06 And I felt like, and it's cool when he like, actually does experimental stuff. I think, um, life of Pablo was a good example of that. Like, that was a cool album that, that took the trap sound at the time and advanced and made his own sound with it. And Eases too was good. But like, his early stuff isn't that good. I mean, and now he's kind of like, like that new Kanye single that dropped on Instagram was boring. It was a soul sample. And people are trying to forgive him. Like, for all the things he said about Jewish people too, it's like, unless he does something good, he's kind of, he's, he's good, but he's not the best. Speaker 6 00:10:40 I don't think you can come back from what has happened in recent times. Um, I kind of like Kanye, but it, I was never really much of a big fan. It just never really clicked with me, and I doesn't need to click anymore. Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>, uh, yeah, like, let's talk about how a hundred Gs revolutionized everything that we listen to now. Um, so a hundred Gs is this little, they're not really a band, it's just two people. And they make, uh, really, really weird, but also really complex music. Um, that blew up in, I believe, 2020 during the Pandemic. Yeah. 2019. 2020 during the Pandemic when everyone thought they had adhd, which is so lame because I have ADHD and all these people were cosplaying as me, but it's kind of funny. Um, they would say that it scratched, it scratched their head, it scratched like the itch in their brain. Um, but it just wasn't true because they were lying. But what they, their, their songs are so intricate, but also so absurd at the same time that they, um, it's, it was a new sound that took the world by force. And that kind kind of brought a lot of people into Blade and who we talked about before, blade drinking and a lot more, um, electronic music and a lot more, uh, adventurous music. Speaker 5 00:12:04 People hate what they don't understand. And part of that is Hyper pop because Hyper Pop is an amazing dunk genre. People were not ready for it when Hundred GEs got popular and people hated on him without even listening to it. You know, Speaker 6 00:12:17 I have a sound clip of, uh, stupid Horse by a hundred GEs. It's a great, great song. Um, let me just play that for you real quick. Speaker 5 00:12:35 Put your computer up to the Mic of Speaker 6 00:12:37 Love Speaker 7 00:12:38 Stupid Horse. PORs Stupid Horse at AORs, my Stupid Speaker 6 00:12:50 Horse. So that was a clip from the album 1000 Gs that was released in 2019, which lots of, lots of people really, um, cohesive to, I mean, they stuck to it like Glue. You know, they stuck to it like Glue. But that solvent has now dissolved. You know, people really dropped. People really dropped Hyper Pop and what it stood out to them and they kind of just left it back in their indie phases. But people like me, I'm not the biggest fan of Hyper Pop, but I still enjoy a hundred Gs every now and then. You know, that song Stupid Horse is amazing. It samples, I believe. Um, Nancy doesn't, um, Stacy doesn't know. Stacy doesn't know. It's a great song. Great song, great song. Um, yeah, shout out a hundred gx. We should just play, uh, a little snippet of our favorite song from our favorite album of 2022. Mm mm Speaker 5 00:13:49 We can, oh, great album release this year. Great album. Hellfire By Black Mid, Speaker 6 00:13:54 Oh, Speaker 8 00:13:56 <laugh> <laugh>. Speaker 5 00:14:01 Uh, I love this album. It's, um, it's, it's, uh, the scene, a British post-punk, which is going on, which is punk, that's post, and it, it, it's a cool genre. Black Mid has kind of been around for genre a bit genre, genre, genre. And it's been <laugh>, it's been around for a bit and played the song at Track four Off Hellfire. Welcome to Hell. It is some of the most insane music I've ever heard in my life. I don't even know how it's, it doesn't sound like music sometimes, but I think that's the point of the album, because people hate what they don't understand. And it, it took me a bit to get it, but once you get it, Speaker 6 00:14:50 It's beautiful. You can, it's, it's really beautiful, you know? Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. Yeah. One of my favorite albums was, uh, I already said this before, but it was God Saved the Animals. Um, I'm trying to look for one of my other favorite albums. I believe one of my other favorite albums was by Joey. One of my favorite songs off of that album. Uh, the album was just Tired. Great album. Great album. You know, one of my favorite songs was, I believe it was Sublingual. So let me, let me play a clip from that. Speaker 10 00:15:27 Smoking is bad for your health, especially when it's your own flesh. You're smoking. Speaker 6 00:16:14 This was Nico and Isaac, Latino Excellency. Speaker 2 00:16:22 Next you'll be hearing from juniors Adi and Neil about sports. Speaker 11 00:16:26 Hey, Speaker 6 00:16:27 I'm Adi, I'm Speaker 11 00:16:28 Neil. And we're gonna be talking about sports in the segment of the Parker Podcast. Speaker 12 00:16:31 So starting off with, uh, Parker Sports, we just finished off all our fall trimester, tons of great sports that finished up their season. Football did really well. Uh, girls varsity volleyball, made it all the way to state finals. Uh, we have Lily here, actually who is on the volleyball team. Tell us about that. How was, uh, state, how was the run to stay? How was it being part of the team and sort of knowing that you were gonna play for Parker, Speaker 6 00:16:55 Um, Speaker 12 00:16:56 As someone at, on the state level? Speaker 4 00:16:59 Oh, it was, it was really great. I think the best part was is that we had our community. I feel like on our last game we had a tour bus and we had everything. And just the kind of walkthrough campus was really amazing. And just knowing that we had a community there that supported us was really nice. Speaker 12 00:17:16 Yeah, it's really awesome. I mean, I know with the Tour bus we're getting more funding towards our athletics, which is just a step in the right direction. Uh, Parker Forward is coming soon and that brings about a lot of great changes to our athletic program. Speaker 6 00:17:28 Yeah, Speaker 11 00:17:29 We have tons of new coaches and now we're also gonna have like a lot of good facilities and I think that's like really gonna help us improve in the future. And like, we're gonna have better infrastructure to have better teams consistently. So what do you think about the team next year or even beach volleyball coming Speaker 4 00:17:42 This spring for indoor volleyball for girls? Yeah. Oh, I think it's gonna be a great year. We have a lot of the same players and we have Coach Rodrigo, so I think we're gonna work on building our chemistry and we're gonna be really strong next year. Speaker 11 00:17:53 That's good. Speaker 12 00:17:55 Yeah. And uh, some of our other sports also did really well. I mean, for our football team we had multiple players get recognized, uh, at a very high level. And our team as a whole performed really well. Same with our cross-country team, water polo team, uh, boys, um, sand volleyball, beach volleyball, sorry. Uh, and all the fall sports has, um, done really well. I think this success will translate to our winter sports as well. Speaker 11 00:18:19 Yeah, for sure. Speaker 4 00:18:21 Speaking on winter sports, I feel like girls basketball is coming up. Speaker 11 00:18:25 Yeah, they have some really good freshmen. Speaker 12 00:18:28 Uh, so I think the team as a whole has got a great, uh, they got a great community. They got a great connection. You can see that in the way they play. Um, they're really building up a great program there. And the coaching I think is also really, really phenomenal. Speaker 11 00:18:40 Yeah, I've been told there's a lot of middle school players. We're gonna come up and that's gonna make the team stronger. And even some injured players who are just gonna get, who are just gonna come back and we're gonna win more and more. Speaker 12 00:18:51 Yeah. I mean, uh, all the new talent in our Parker Girls varsity, um, basketball team's really amazing. But don't forget our upperclassmen as well. I mean, I think they're great examples, great leadership that they give to the team. And as a junior myself, I feel like it's really awesome to see that the juniors on those team, that team and the senior as well, uh, balling out and they're really just playing really well. So yeah, it's great to see. Okay. Shifting towards professional sports. I mean, I know everybody's been watching the World Cup. Uh, I weather in class or at lunch. It's been really fun, especially Speaker 4 00:19:19 You Speaker 12 00:19:20 <laugh>. Oh, we don't talk about that. Okay. Speaker 11 00:19:22 Not in class. I, I would never watch, we we don't condone that. Speaker 12 00:19:25 We do not condone. That's a disclaimer. Uh, watching World Cup in class is, well, we, it is really fun. It's, uh, definitely not allowed. Okay. So Speaker 11 00:19:32 We would never do it. Never get caught by the song Dean for doing Speaker 12 00:19:34 It. Course. All definitely. Or Ms. Taylor. Uh, so as we know Argentina plays France in the World Cup, this can be Messi's first win or it can be France going back to back. I think the world as a whole is rooting for Argentina. Speaker 4 00:19:48 Now, let's just remember we will post this podcast after. So what are your predictions for the game? Speaker 12 00:19:54 Oh, uh, my prediction, I mean, in my heart I really want Argentina to win. Okay. I'm not super huge. I don't follow soccer most of the time, but I mean, it's a World Cup. You gotta root for the World Cup. I know. Messy, I love messy. I think it would be a great way towards the end of his career to win a World Cup. And I mean, there's no fun in France going back to back, Speaker 11 00:20:13 But I think it would be really cool France to go back to back. And like, I, that's what I'm gonna predict happens. If I could bet money, which I can, cause I'm under the age of 21, but, uh, I think France winning would be really, really cool. And I think that, I think that in Mbae, that's what it takes. Speaker 12 00:20:28 I don't think it's just in Mbae. I mean, in the last game he, he had a great, uh, he had a great performance. But I mean, his wings played really well. The defense was elite from France. I mean, they completely locked out Morocco for most of the game. I think that was a fundamental part of their game. Uh, but I think Archine has a super solid team as well. I mean, Messi obviously is probably the most talked about person on that team. The goat, there's tons of, all right, we don't wanna spark a debate up here. We are not controversial. Whoever your goat is, you can stay with that. I mean, Messi is the goat, but we don't judge here. Um, I think that they have tons of young talent on that team and tons of great players that honestly have the skill to win the World Cup. Speaker 4 00:21:07 Okay. So your final prediction is Speaker 12 00:21:09 What? Argentina. Speaker 11 00:21:09 France. Speaker 12 00:21:11 All right. Now shifting professional sports. I think we should talk about ufc. We have our self dubbed u UFC expert over Speaker 11 00:21:17 Here. I didn't say expert. Just like someone who's like Speaker 12 00:21:21 Expert. He means expert. Speaker 4 00:21:22 Someone who's very, someone Speaker 12 00:21:23 Who's very passionate about uv. Speaker 11 00:21:25 No, I don't, don't, I don't bet money. I'm under the age. He's Speaker 12 00:21:28 Under the age of 21. Cannot bet money. I cannot bet money. He definitely does not bet money. I Speaker 11 00:21:31 Will never, I would never do that. Speaker 12 00:21:32 Yes. And I also Speaker 11 00:21:33 Morally wrong. Speaker 12 00:21:34 I also do not bet money on sports, Speaker 11 00:21:36 Nor do you put it in the stock market, Speaker 12 00:21:37 Nor do I put it in the stock market's. That's illegal. Cause that is dangerous, guys. That's Speaker 11 00:21:40 Illegal. But anyway, I wanted to talk about like a big, a big thing from the usc who's been the Patty Bili versus Jared Gordon fight in, I believe it was UFC 2 82 a little while ago. And Patty, Patty won. Speaker 12 00:21:54 Yeah. I'm gonna, I'm gonna stop you right there. I know, I know Patty Plet and that's about it. That's my extent of knowledge about Speaker 4 00:21:59 Ufc. I do not even know who that Speaker 12 00:22:00 Is. Yeah. So you're gonna have to educate us a little bit. All right. Speaker 4 00:22:03 For starters, care to elaborate. Speaker 11 00:22:06 All right. So Patty Bibl is a very famous fighter in the ufc and he has a big social media following, but I'm gonna talk a little bit about that later. But he won unanimous Lee by decision in his fight. I think it was last Sunday, I believe. I don't know, but a lot of people are saying that it was obvious that he lost, but it was a crowd influence decision. So like the judges were influenced by the crowd. And so I just wanted to bring that up and see what you guys both thought about that. Speaker 12 00:22:32 Uh, I think that's a big thing in sports. I mean, refereeing is a hard job and I think they get a lot of hate, especially in football. And I know recently in uh, during the World Cup, they've been lots of calls that a lot of fans in don't agree with. And I think especially in a sport where like UFC where the winners decided by vote of these Speaker 11 00:22:49 Judges and it's like so subjective. Speaker 12 00:22:50 Yeah. And it's extremely subjective and there's no, I mean there is a rule book to follow, but it's hard to apply that. I think crowd favoritism really does come into play because when a crowd is telling you, I mean, and, and then the crowds can get like rowdy too. You don't know what's gonna happen to you as a, as a rep. Yeah. Yeah. So I think um, when crowds are there and they're influencing you and they're telling you what to do, it's really hard to go against them. Speaker 11 00:23:10 And I think it was especially big because like I said, Patty has a big social media following and uh, like him having that following influenced it, that's why he had more people in the stands rooting for him. That's why he had more people like at home probably rooting for him. Speaker 12 00:23:23 I mean, when you looked at attractive, how can you not, Speaker 11 00:23:26 Alright, Neil, this is, uh, supposed to be school appropriate. Speaker 12 00:23:28 I'm so sorry guys. I just have to Speaker 11 00:23:30 All right. But like, what I wanted to kind of talk about like is it fair for these fighters to have such a big following cuz like, like it's like you social media, especially when they're under contract with the ufc. Cuz when him having this following like no matter what, there's gonna be more fans for Patty in the stadium. Speaker 12 00:23:43 Yeah. So I think, I think, I think I see what you're getting at, but at the same time it's extremely unfair to tell these fighters that they cannot have a big social falling. Cuz you have to remember that UFC is not their life. I mean they get good amounts of money off, but they're under contract. Right. But it's, it's their brand too. You know, they gotta reach, they gotta have a brand, they gotta be able to, um, find sponsorships and like other companies that'll partner up with them and they need to have an image too. So it can't just be their fighting. I think that's where the social media really comes into play. So I think they definitely should be allowed to have a huge social Speaker 11 00:24:13 Media. Yeah. I think, uh, I think I agree with you for sure. So I think it's also like kind of hard to say that we can't have Patty do these kinds of things cuz he is talking a lot about mental health and he's trying to improve, improve like this, like lower, sorry, get rid of the stigma around mental health. And so saying that he can't have this following and saying these kinds of things makes it very hard for us to, uh, it makes us very hard for us to advocate for taking away like his not like social media, right? But like yeah. Stop him from. Speaker 12 00:24:44 So, um, I think, I think, yeah, I think mental health, especially in sports as a whole, is a really big, um, thing. And I think that, uh, these fighters using their brand and their image to help, uh, talk about awareness and to bring awareness and talk about problems in the, in our country today is a really important thing. So I agree with you and I know more about football than I know about any other sport. So like in football there's other problems going with mental health. I mean, there's a player who took a year off due to mental health issues and obviously, um, mental health damage because of injuries. So I think as a whole, sports really need to do more about the mental health problem and the, uh, especially with their players and their fighters. And I think it's great what Patty's doing with his, um, with his, I mean with his brand, with his image. Speaker 4 00:25:27 I think mental health with volleyball and especially like school sports as well, I think you don't really realize the time commitment that school sports may have. I know speaking from experience, having so much time spent in the gym, like for volleyball was very time consuming. And I feel like no one really realized the amount of time we'd have to spend doing homework after or just driving home from games. So I, I definitely think that mental health and just stress levels are very high in other situations as well. Speaker 11 00:25:58 Yeah. And I know that like you Lilly and a lot of your friends, right, they took really heavy course loads and like I bet it's super hard. So I think that it's important that it's important that we talk about it more. And so what I wanted to ask both of you is like to respond to the people who are saying that Patty and like other people like Naomi Osaka who won't do press interviews because of mental health issues or like, just because she doesn't want to do it for her mental health. Um, like what, what you say to people who should say they should just stay in their lane, just be the athlete, just stick to that side of Speaker 12 00:26:29 Them. Yeah, I think that's a horrible way of looking at it. I mean, yes, athletics and sports are business, but you can't view these people as a product. I mean, they're people too. If we look back at when Simone Bao stepped down from competing on the national level because of her mental health issues, like she got so much hate for that. She was told that she's an athlete, she needs to perform and her men, she can't just step down because of her mental health. And that's a horrible outlook of things. People need to put their mental health first. I mean, they know what they're giving up. These people want to compete, they want to be professionals and they also need to put their mental health first because they're professionals and they need to continue performing. So I think all these people who say that should really understand that mental health always needs to come first. Speaker 4 00:27:10 I completely agree and I think it's really important to prioritize mental health over sports. Um, I I do not know who Naomi Osaka is though. So Speaker 11 00:27:19 She's a really famous tennis player, 3 million followers on Instagram. She beat Serena Williams. Speaker 12 00:27:23 Who? No, no, I'm just kidding. I'm kidding. I'm kidding. I'm kidding. I'm Speaker 11 00:27:26 Kidding. Kidding. It's so funny Neil. No, Speaker 12 00:27:27 No. It was pretty funny. Speaker 11 00:27:28 She's the goat. Speaker 12 00:27:30 We do have Mr. Tran here. He's very knowledgeable about football and sports as a Speaker 13 00:27:33 Whole. I would think so. Yeah. I would hope. Think so. Unlike Speaker 11 00:27:36 Me, Speaker 12 00:27:37 So, uh, I am a huge Chargers fan. Yes, I know a lot of you. You unfortunately. Okay Mr. Jen go. I know, I know a lot of you're Speaker 13 00:27:43 Gonna dude Chargers didn't even have fans. Eli Speaker 11 00:27:44 Manning's to Goat. Speaker 13 00:27:45 All right, Speaker 12 00:27:45 Well, okay. Okay. Getting back on track. Um, I know a lot of you are not gonna, are you gonna think, you know, chargers left us. I don't care. Oh well I'm a Chargers fan anyway. Speaker 13 00:27:54 I mean, you kind of left them in a way. Speaker 12 00:27:56 Well, AIE here is a Giants fan. Uh, and Mr. Chan here as literally everybody because Speaker 11 00:28:02 Eli Mannings the goat. Oh my god, I lived in Speaker 12 00:28:04 New York. He did live in New York. Okay. And as everybody on campus knows Jet, Mr. Tran is a Raiders fan. Speaker 13 00:28:08 Not everyone on campus knows, Speaker 12 00:28:10 Literally everybody on campus knows. Just tr okay, you make it, you make it your job to personally Speaker 11 00:28:13 Tell everyone on campus. Everyone. I Speaker 13 00:28:15 Mean it depends on, depends on the context. Like there there are juniors who don't know I'm Raiders fan and they're like surprised that I'm a Raiders fan. I'm like, cuz they didn't have any in class. So it's like, oh, that kind of thing actually. Okay. You have to be in my class in Speaker 12 00:28:25 Elevator fan. So moving on to our, our first topic. This one's a little niche, I'm just gonna get into it. So over the past off season, one of the, um, consistently best quarterbacks in the league, he was arguably top 10 for the past almost decade. Speaker 11 00:28:37 Like Eli Manning, Speaker 12 00:28:38 Oh my god. Russell Wilson. He was traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Denver Broncos. Let's ride. Oh my God. Let's ride Broncos. Let's ride, um, Broncos country. Let's ride. So everybody when this happened, I mean it was for you Speaker 11 00:28:49 Gotta get it right when you thing Speaker 12 00:28:51 Out. I'm so sorry. I, I I'm glitching. Anyway, uh, slew of draft picks went over to Seattle as well. Um, uh, defensive tackle. Shelby Harris tied in Noah fan and a couple other people went over to um, the Denver went over to whenever to Seattle Seahawks in exchange for Russell Wilson. For the Denver Broncos. So when this, when this happened, when this trip happened, so many people were saying it was awful for Seattle. It's amazing for the Denver Broncos. And uh, I wanna get Mr. Trend's opinion now that we are in week 15 of the season, how did it go? I mean, how are the Denver Broncos looking? How are the Seattle Seahawks looking? What's the future looking like? I'm Speaker 13 00:29:24 Still trying, I'm still trying to figure out why your first topic is is the Denver Broncos. However, however <laugh> he Speaker 12 00:29:31 Hates, he hates the Denver Speaker 13 00:29:32 Broncos. Entertain the topic, hates Broncos topic. Speaker 12 00:29:35 Mr. Trend, Mr. Chen who won Broncos or Speaker 13 00:29:36 Raiders, the Raiders won both times. Um, probably not. They won both times. Times against, against. I'm kidding against I think, I think with the Broncos. Um, I mean this is just based off, I mean the, I mean just general, more general knowledge, but um, it, it was surprising. People were like, oh, Gino Smith for, for Russell Wilson Youas right now who they have Gino Smith or Russell Wilson, um, obviously Gino Smith. And so for my, for myself, the signs were kind of clear. Um, and, and no one really thought of it. But the second half of last year, um, Russell Wilson kind of went on the, on a little bit of a tear the first half of the year and then he started to decline just a little bit second half of the season. And people, people already on the Denver bro constraint. People was like, oh, people were like, oh, Denver rocks have a stacked roster. Their defense is good. They have nice receivers, quote and su Jerry Judy almost the Giants and nice slew of running backs. Um, such as Devonte Williams who got hurt I believe. And then Melvin Gordon got cut too. Speaker 12 00:30:35 Mes Gordon as a, as a charge fan. Melvin Gordon, former charge player. Melvin Gordon sucks. Speaker 13 00:30:39 It is, it is. No, it is weird seeing cuz no one really saw the signs of the broco and maybe not even me cuz I was actually worried about Denver as an AFC West contender. That's true. And uh, uh, fan of AFC West team and the Raiders. And then the signs were clear on day one. Um, one no, the head coaches knew. Yeah. Speaker 12 00:30:57 Hockey not been doing good. I mean the cultures just not great in that, in that locker room Speaker 13 00:31:02 In the o line is just very mediocre. Yeah. Russell Wilson is not making the right reads. He's not, he's not fit in the system and just multiple injuries throughout the whole team. So true. Speaker 12 00:31:12 Okay, so, uh, moving on. You mentioned Gino Smith. Do you think he's come back player of the Speaker 13 00:31:15 Year? Um, I mean he's kind of struggling the last few. Um, it's true. Weeks Speaker 12 00:31:19 Is competing with the giants running Saquon, Barclay. Ay, what do you think of that? Speaker 13 00:31:23 He's the goat. Speaker 12 00:31:24 Another goat I guess. And so finally, Mr. Tran, I don't know if you've been keeping up with this amazing TikTok trend. Um, huge really. Game break. Game break thing. So somebody's been tracking throughout the season. If Russell Wilson, Wilson will throw more touchdown passes than he has bathrooms in his house throughout the entire season. He has 12 bathrooms in his house. How Speaker 13 00:31:45 You season, Speaker 12 00:31:45 How it's consistent throughout Speaker 13 00:31:47 The season. Who, who tried Speaker 12 00:31:49 His bathrooms? I dunno man, there's some bored people on TikTok, but um, it's a really Speaker 13 00:31:52 Big thing. Wait, why do you need 12 bathrooms in a house? I'm trying wait, this conversation House season, he's had 12 bathrooms. Well how do you wait, but first of all, who's reporting that? And second of all Speaker 12 00:32:03 It's common knowledge. It's common knowledge. Speaker 13 00:32:04 Google and then and Sierra Speaker 12 00:32:06 That stay educated Mr. Trans. Speaker 13 00:32:07 But, but like why Wikipedia? But, but who needs whole bathrooms in Speaker 12 00:32:11 A house? So I, I think, I think it's a religious thing. I don't know. That's what I heard. A religious thing. Speaker 13 00:32:15 Scientology? Speaker 12 00:32:16 No, I think it's like, I think it's like Speaker 13 00:32:16 Apostles for every day uses different Speaker 12 00:32:18 Bathrooms. Am I wrong? Is there 12 apostles? I might be totally Speaker 13 00:32:20 Wrong. 12. Have 12 apostles. Speaker 12 00:32:22 She's a really religious man. You Speaker 13 00:32:24 Saying every Christian person needs to have 12 Speaker 12 00:32:26 Bathrooms? I think it's a personal choice cause he just chose to anyway. So he has 11 touchdowns going into week 15. There's two more weeks on the season and he currently is going through concussion protocol. Speaker 13 00:32:35 Wait 11 to touch on total. Not like total. Speaker 12 00:32:37 Total. That's it. He's got 11. He's horrible. I'm sorry, I can't say Speaker 13 00:32:41 That this is an actual story. Speaker 12 00:32:42 It's an actual story. Speaker 13 00:32:43 This is an Speaker 12 00:32:43 Actual story. Mr. Did not believe me. He's searched Speaker 13 00:32:45 Up Who, who needs from USA USA Today? Who needs 12 Speaker 12 00:32:49 Bathrooms? So Mr. Chen, I'll be, I'm gonna ask your opinion. Him, I'm gonna ask your opinion. He's going through concussion protocol. He might not be able to play in this next coming week. Do you think he's breaking 12? Is he, is he beating the bathrooms? Speaker 13 00:32:59 Russell Wilson, he's, he's in concussion protocol, right? Yeah. Likelihood of him playing is probably low at this point. Really? He still Speaker 12 00:33:05 Well with what they did. Has he been practicing? Oh okay. That's a whole nother story man. Speaker 13 00:33:08 Has he been practicing? Speaker 12 00:33:09 Uh, I think he was, uh, listened as dnp so did not practice for both Wednesday and Speaker 13 00:33:13 He's definitely not gonna be playing. He's not expected to play apparently. Yeah. So let's say, let's say he comes back, let's, let's say he comes back next week, which is honestly Ava of the Broncos. I shut him down for the season to season's Speaker 12 00:33:22 Lost shut him down for the season. I mean that's wild. Why? Why Wild would I think it's wild. Cause you gotta let him have more than touch the Speaker 13 00:33:28 3, 3, 3 11. Speaker 12 00:33:29 Imagine how much of a fool of a team you'd be if you were franchise franchise quarterback that you just gave up so much for, could not get more touchdowns than he has bathrooms in his Speaker 13 00:33:38 House, then maybe he should got less bathrooms. Speaker 12 00:33:39 So true. And that's a great way to end our segment. I hope y'all really enjoyed it. We really enjoyed having Mr. Tran here. Speaker 13 00:33:45 Sorry for all the cuts. They were all Neil's fault. I just wanna say Speaker 12 00:33:47 That, uh, no cuts actually happened, as you can tell by our flawless editing. Thank you. Speaker 13 00:33:50 Thank you. Speaker 2 00:33:51 And now it's me, Delaney Speaker 3 00:33:55 <laugh>, Danny Speaker 4 00:33:56 And Lily. Speaker 2 00:33:57 And we're gonna talk about some 2022 trends and recap the year. Speaker 3 00:34:01 Okay. So first I think we have to discuss the lack of Black Friday sales this year. Speaker 4 00:34:06 Yes. Okay. I was really disappointed because for me, I've, I'm a true Black Friday shopper. Um yes, yes. I've spent years <laugh> I, I do all the digging in the Black Friday bins and I really was unimpressed. Speaker 3 00:34:20 I just feel like they were your everyday sales. There was nothing huge that was worth buying. I Speaker 4 00:34:27 Feel like Lululemon really did not come through this year. Speaker 3 00:34:29 I agree. I'm hoping their boxing day gets a little bit better. What's Speaker 2 00:34:33 Boxing Day? Oh after Christmas? Yes. Speaker 3 00:34:36 Yes. Okay. Speaker 4 00:34:36 Okay. How could you not know Boxing Day? Speaker 2 00:34:38 Okay, well I'm not really Black Friday shopper so. Well yeah but you know I could even, I could tell that the deals Speaker 3 00:34:46 Were off and that's saying something if anyone can tell that the Black Friday deals were off. Yeah. Yeah. I just feel like I used to see videos of people in Best Buy and like Target running for a tv. Speaker 4 00:34:58 The tens Speaker 3 00:34:59 Like in this year you can barely get 30% off the brand new flat screen tv. Mm-hmm Speaker 4 00:35:04 <affirmative>? No, I went to the outlets and they were like blind school or like it wasn't even worth it either. Thoughts on Cyber Monday In comparison, I thought they were equally, Speaker 3 00:35:12 I think Cyber Monday might have been a little bit better than Black Friday. Speaker 2 00:35:16 I think now stores are focusing so much on the online, Speaker 3 00:35:19 Like the presence of online. Yeah. Speaker 2 00:35:21 Because more people buy stuff online and no one wants to go camp out overnight and wait in line at the stores. But I think they're doing it a little too much because then the actual deals aren't even good. Speaker 4 00:35:31 Okay. Speaking of Black Friday, the one thing I think I got was a new pair of Converse and I feel like those, those have been coming back recently. I think. I think maybe it was more last year but I don't know. I Speaker 3 00:35:41 Feel like they're, I think over the like isolation in quarantine. Oh yeah. They came back. Especially black Converse. I remember they were out of stock everywhere and I did the white Converse, the white Converse. Like Speaker 4 00:35:52 The platform Speaker 3 00:35:52 Converse. Oh yeah. I feel like those evolved after because it Speaker 2 00:35:56 Kinda always been in style but Speaker 3 00:35:58 I think they became popular like with teenagers. Like I see them every single day now Speaker 2 00:36:02 It's less like moms and little kids. Yes. And now it's like Speaker 4 00:36:07 Teenagers. Oh Speaker 3 00:36:08 Like all of my friends have a pair compared to like two I. That's Speaker 4 00:36:11 The survey. Speaker 2 00:36:11 Like all my friends have multiple pairs, Speaker 4 00:36:13 Like five people. One of them has to have a repair of Converse like Speaker 3 00:36:16 Yeah. Yep. Speaker 2 00:36:18 Um, can we talk about U coming back? Speaker 4 00:36:21 Come back. I want the minis Speaker 2 00:36:23 Loves <laugh>. I have the mini platforms and I tried on the Ultra Minis but Speaker 3 00:36:29 I don't agree with that. Speaker 4 00:36:30 I was very Ed gross My ankles. Speaker 2 00:36:31 I know they like, okay, I know it's about how they look but part of what makes eggs so great is that they keep your feet warm. Yes. Yes. And the ultra minis just do not keep my feet warm because the air is just going and it's cold. Speaker 3 00:36:47 Especially I can understand them more in SoCal compared to like somewhere where it's cold. But I still do not agree. I think you'd have to wear some like good socks because I don't think you could wear them like, like lake warmers without socks. Speaker 4 00:37:01 Like high socks Speaker 3 00:37:02 Cold. Also, everyone listening to this, I know you have mini eggs on your Christmas list. Mm-hmm Speaker 2 00:37:07 <affirmative>. So if you don't have them on your Christmas list, I admire you for being so original Speaker 4 00:37:12 Or if you have care of them already, I am incredibly jealous of you because I can't find them anywhere. Speaker 2 00:37:18 <laugh>. Yeah. They're sold out everywhere. Yeah. Every, I consider just keeping mine and then waiting and selling them. Yeah. Speaker 4 00:37:24 Or Speaker 3 00:37:25 If anyone genius but I didn't use That's a great idea. Speaker 4 00:37:27 Them. If anyone has any dos, um, I'd love Speaker 3 00:37:30 To hear hit us Speaker 2 00:37:30 Up. Someone. Amazon, I've seen a lot of tos cuz everyone's in the same boat right now. Oh yeah. Speaker 4 00:37:36 Speaking of TikTok trends, I feel like, Speaker 3 00:37:40 I feel like TikTok has revolutionized a lot of things this year. Oh, Speaker 4 00:37:43 I Speaker 2 00:37:43 Complet agree. I love TikTok. I don't post anything. I'm not a TikTok or Speaker 4 00:37:47 I'm an avid user though Speaker 3 00:37:49 I'm a great user. TikTok, I can scroll for hours on end. Yeah. Speaker 2 00:37:52 And I feel like I'm so much smarter now. Speaker 4 00:37:54 I know. Or people will like Speaker 2 00:37:56 I just learn so much. Speaker 4 00:37:57 People reference things and I will have never known about them, but now I do and I, I could talk forever or people will say, oh have you seen this TikTok? I'm like, oh yeah I have. Yep. Like I know, I know what Speaker 3 00:38:07 That is. I think even with basic knowledge and like daily tasks, they've, IM TikTok has improved my ways of doing things. Yeah. Like simple things like curly your hair or even like making like pasta. I'm one for plain pasta. Speaker 4 00:38:22 I cannot not Speaker 3 00:38:23 Agree. I must say I'm one for plain pasta. It's Speaker 2 00:38:25 Just too dry without like sauce. Speaker 4 00:38:27 I'm one for al Dante pasta. I, I agree too. If I aldente, I think I could eat plain. Speaker 3 00:38:32 I think I could eat any pasta aldente plain mushy. But if it's, if it's mushy. If it's mushy, I don't even know if I can like stomach it. Speaker 4 00:38:40 Okay. Speaking of fun things to eat, I have recently been loving the Starbucks drinks and I get them pretty much every day after school. Specifically the sugar cookie, almond milk latte. Speaker 3 00:38:51 I love the sugar cookie. Almond milk latte. But I do get it with oat Speaker 4 00:38:55 Milk. I do too. I am allergic nuts. So Speaker 3 00:38:58 That is an issue. I think that's a great decision Speaker 2 00:39:00 But I can't eat almonds. But um, <laugh> Speaker 3 00:39:04 I must say I love the sprinkles on that latte. I have heard people say it's awful but I love the sprinkles they put on it when it's iced. Speaker 4 00:39:14 I hate the sprinkles. I am one of those people but I also do not like the ice version. I think, Speaker 2 00:39:20 Oh I only like Speaker 3 00:39:20 Ice. I only like the ice Speaker 4 00:39:21 Version. Okay, hold on. I only love iced coffee but I think Starbucks holiday drinks are meant to be hot. Speaker 3 00:39:27 That is true. I agree with that statement. The only problem with Starbucks is when you ask for a hot latte it is burning. It's not warm. I have burnt my tongue multiple times on those latte. Speaker 2 00:39:37 When it's that hot Speaker 14 00:39:39 <laugh> you request a specific temperature. I used to be degrees. What are you? I heat it to 180 degrees and you can ask for like one 60. Oh Speaker 2 00:39:48 Wait, Speaker 4 00:39:49 Wait, wait, Speaker 2 00:39:50 Cut. Hold this just in <laugh>, Speaker 4 00:39:52 We've just been told by an outside source that um, you can in fact request a temperature for coffee. So I will be doing that in the Speaker 3 00:40:00 Future. We just learned that Starbucks makes your drinks at 180 degrees. So say you could, Speaker 2 00:40:05 I'll be requesting about 80 I Speaker 4 00:40:08 Think. I agree. Speaker 3 00:40:09 I think 80 or maybe like 90. 90. Maybe a hundred. If I'm a little risky that day. Maybe Speaker 4 00:40:14 A hundred if freezing it's, it'll be a hundred if I pick it up in like Speaker 3 00:40:17 10 minutes. Yeah. Speaking about it being freezing, can we talk about how cold it's been at school lately? Speaker 4 00:40:22 I am in in fact wearing two pairs of pants today. Speaker 2 00:40:25 Yeah. My all this week I've worn a pair of leggings and then a pair of fleece lined leggings over. Oh Speaker 4 00:40:32 I haven't been doing that. Speaker 2 00:40:33 Wow. Speaker 3 00:40:34 Dedication. Speaker 4 00:40:34 I've done leggings and then jeans on top and that's working out for me. Speaker 2 00:40:38 Yeah. That keeps Speaker 3 00:40:39 You warm. It's come down to a sweatshirt with a long sleeve shirt under it and a jacket over it. Oh yeah. Yeah. Full on winter coat here jacket. The minute it hits 50 degrees, you will catch me in a full winter coat. The only issue I feel like with layering is some teacher's classrooms are boiling hot and others are frigid. Oh Speaker 4 00:40:55 That's so Speaker 2 00:40:56 Valid. My issue is that I'm always running just a little bit late to school <laugh>. So I'm like speed walking to class and then I sit down and it was cold outside so I'm all bundled up and then, and then I get into the classroom and it's a hundred degrees in there and then I have to like rip off all my layers cause I'm sweating. Oh yes. Speed walking. Yes. And it's just Speaker 3 00:41:17 About, it's either that or one classroom is super hot and you go to your next one and it's freezing and you don't know whether to take your jacket off or keep it on. Not Speaker 2 00:41:25 Every classroom the same, Speaker 3 00:41:26 Same time. I agree. Speaker 4 00:41:27 Okay. I agree. So I feel you with that. But for me it's when I like take tests, I get soaked, sweaty, I get like out sometimes. Yeah. Speaker 2 00:41:35 What are your guys' thoughts on Stanley Speaker 3 00:41:37 Cups? Okay. I think this is one of the most controversial trends of 2022. Oh yeah. The color combos are really cute but I've seen them in person and they are massive. They're huge. Speaker 4 00:41:47 Yes. I don't support bringing a like big bulky like thermos Speaker 3 00:41:53 Props to whatever Speaker 2 00:41:54 It's called. Speaker 3 00:41:55 Thermos a thermo thermos. A thermos i a thermos. Oh, props to you though. If you can rock it, rock it. But I cannot. Yeah. Speaker 2 00:42:01 Oh yeah. The worst for some people. Speaker 3 00:42:02 And another thing like the Speaker 2 00:42:03 Ultra mini Speaker 4 00:42:04 Ugs. Oh so Speaker 2 00:42:05 True Speaker 3 00:42:05 I's so true. Pull it off. I agree. I cannot. Yeah. Another thing with the Stanley cups is I feel like the straw is a little too exposed for my liking. Like say you, is it thick? No, I feel like it's just like a really Speaker 2 00:42:16 Tall straw and a really tall Speaker 3 00:42:17 Cup. I think it's just like cup is tall out there. Like you can put this down like with your backpack for an assembly because it would get either run over or like crumpled by like dirty Speaker 4 00:42:25 Backpacks. Also, I, I do have to admit I think my hydro flas cuz like in a support water bottle. I agree. Oh that has been a Speaker 3 00:42:34 Popularized an emotional support you Yep. Speaker 4 00:42:36 Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. Yeah. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. No, I don't think I could give up my hydro for a Stanley cup. Speaker 2 00:42:40 I agree. I'm two Speaker 3 00:42:41 Emotion. I I've thought about it, I won't lie, I've thought about buying it, but it is a more reasonable price than hydro flask. So they do have it there. That is more, it's like, I believe it's like $40 compared to a hydro floss that's like charging you $65 for a 40 ounce hydro flas. Oh yeah. Mm-hmm <affirmative>. But something about hydro floss, it just will always do it for me. Speaker 2 00:43:00 Okay. Back to the topic of Starbucks. I didn't tell you my drink order. Okay. And I discovered the best holiday drink ever. How did Speaker 4 00:43:10 I not know? Speaker 2 00:43:11 Um, I thought I told you guys. Okay, so you get a brown sugar iced shake espresso and you on top you get the peppermint cold foam. Oh wow. Speaker 3 00:43:24 Oh I do. Speaker 2 00:43:24 Oh wow. It's a really good drink and it just has the perfect amount of peppermint for holiday. Okay. So speaking of Starbucks, where do you guys like to go after school to Speaker 3 00:43:35 Get food? It really depends on the day. Speaker 4 00:43:37 Okay. So I did get drama juice today, but I have discovered a new flavor which I, I've Speaker 3 00:43:42 Been like, that's a blue drink. Is that the blue vanilla sky? Bright Speaker 4 00:43:44 Blue. It is pretty blue but it's pretty good as Speaker 3 00:43:48 Well. That was my go-to drink for a while. Plant-based. Oh yeah. But with the ooma I've been in like a peach perfection mo lately. Think I'll Speaker 2 00:43:56 Always get strawberries. Wild. And I will never change my order. Speaker 4 00:43:59 Is it? Oh I, I like to experiment with jam. Speaker 3 00:44:02 What about the pumpkin spice drama Speaker 4 00:44:06 Juice? No, no, no. It was pumpkin smash. Speaker 3 00:44:09 I'm so sorry for the confusion. Speaker 4 00:44:10 No, this was my favorite drink of like all time from geo juice. I've looked forward to it every single year and it's gone now. But they had a pumpkin shortage and I didn't know that was the thing. Also Starbucks had a chai Speaker 3 00:44:24 Shortage. Cha shortage and Speaker 4 00:44:26 I didn't know about that either. Really? I don't really know where this comes from. Chai. Speaker 3 00:44:30 I love chai. Speaker 2 00:44:32 I mean it's okay. It's just like really, they're usually too sweet. Speaker 4 00:44:37 Okay, wait back to the subject of hot drinks. First holiday season having to be hot. The chai latte at Starbucks has to be iced or it's not. Speaker 3 00:44:46 Yes. Yeah. Yes. I agree. Speaker 4 00:44:47 It's like bad if it's hot. Speaker 3 00:44:49 I think you get more flavor out of it when it's iced. Oh, Speaker 4 00:44:51 Oh Speaker 2 00:44:51 Yeah. Yeah. Another Starbucks drink is the iced peach green Tea. Lemonade. Speaker 3 00:44:57 I had this for the first time yesterday you guys, and let me tell you, it was amazing. Speaker 2 00:45:01 It's so good. Speaker 3 00:45:02 Maybe the basic things at Starbucks are more, are better because usually I wouldn't go to the tea section at Starbucks but they have so many amazing options in there. Yep. That I will go back to. Yep. Speaking of which do you guys order on the app or in person when you get food after school? Speaker 4 00:45:17 So Delaney turns me onto this. There's a Starbucks for Life thing going on. Speaker 3 00:45:21 <laugh>, what is that? Yeah, Speaker 2 00:45:22 You can win 30 years of one Starbucks drink or food item Speaker 3 00:45:28 Only one day. Oh wait is it the same one? Speaker 4 00:45:31 I'm on a streak of getting Delta flights but I don't think I'm gonna actually win Speaker 2 00:45:35 Those win points for your rewards. You can win Delta flights. Gift cards. Wow. Sponsored like merchandise items not sponsored or Starbucks for a month, six months or forever. Like Speaker 3 00:45:48 For life. That's amazing. 30 years. That's amazing. Yeah. Speaker 4 00:45:51 Although the unfortunate news is this podcast might come out after the Starbucks for life is already Speaker 3 00:45:55 Done. The minute you hear this podcast, I want you to go look at the Starbucks app and see if it's still there. And if you win, you heard from us so you might as well we, Speaker 4 00:46:04 We take the credit Speaker 2 00:46:04 Drink from you. Speaker 3 00:46:05 Me too. One drink a day would be a great, but the only thing is if you're trying to get drinks for a group and say you have like Starbucks. Nothing. Yeah, I know. I might as well not pay for one. I really hope someone who gets like elaborate drinks every day wins instead of like someone who gets tall black coffees every day. Speaker 2 00:46:20 That one person who goes to Starbucks every single day of their whole life and gets like the most expensive. Speaker 3 00:46:24 No you Speaker 4 00:46:24 Deserve it. But what person who gets like 12 pumps of like strawberry syrup? Like three of like some random thing. Yeah. Speaker 3 00:46:31 Venti perreta even. You deserve to win. About Speaker 14 00:46:35 The craziest, craziest Starbucks drinks. Speaker 2 00:46:38 Oh my Speaker 14 00:46:38 God. I had a person who would come in and order a $12 drink three times a day. Oh. Oh my God. It was a venti upside down iced caramel macchiato. The caramel had to be like this thick at the bottom. Ugh. And then she wanted four shots so it's supposed to only have three. She four shots and then she wanted half and half instead of regular milk. Oh wow. And so then it was upside down so then the shots are on top instead of on the bottom. And so by the time you had like the caramel and all the shots of espresso. Oh my god. And then we like tried to put in a little bit Speaker 4 00:47:12 Of ice. It'd be shaking. There was like Speaker 14 00:47:13 No Speaker 4 00:47:13 Room for the Speaker 3 00:47:13 The ice. I would be shaking all cost Speaker 14 00:47:15 Like $11. You ever want like really good like secret menu drinks and stuff? Speaker 4 00:47:21 Oh my gosh, I Speaker 2 00:47:21 Would love that. Oh my god. The uni uniform. Unicorn. Unicorn, frappucino, corn frappuccino. I only had the zombie one. I've never had a frappuccino. Speaker 4 00:47:29 That means you are uncultured. Speaker 3 00:47:31 Frappuccinos were my life. Speaker 2 00:47:32 I'd honestly rather have a different drink. I don't know if I'm gonna get a frappuccino. It's because I want something sweet like ice cream or a milkshake. So why are you going to Starbucks for that? Just go get ice cream and it's way better Speaker 4 00:47:45 Also. This is really weird but I think frappuccino's tastes better when you drink someone else's. Yes. Like not having it be your eyes. Yeah. You know I think that's Speaker 2 00:47:53 When you snacks when a whole one it's just too Speaker 4 00:47:55 Much. Yeah. But I also think that just snacks or food in general are more appealing when someone else has it. Yeah, Speaker 3 00:48:01 I agree. Like Speaker 4 00:48:03 I want like give it to me Speaker 3 00:48:04 One food item. I will al always order from Starbucks though. Is a cake pop. Oh I can't, this is con, this is controversial. There's always good. Which color cake pop do you go for Speaker 4 00:48:14 The pink one? Pink. That's not controversial. Okay. Speaker 3 00:48:16 The Speaker 2 00:48:16 Chocolate one is good too, but the pink is just recent. It's more cake poppy. Speaker 4 00:48:21 You have to be like a chocolate rider die. Speaker 3 00:48:22 I agree. Recently I feel like I've seen a lot of cookies and cream and I wanna try it. I wanna try it but my heart knows I will love the pink one so much more. Speaker 4 00:48:30 The cookies and cream is really good if you need something absurdly sweet. Okay, so what have we concluded from this delightful Starbucks conversation that's Speaker 3 00:48:39 Starbucks is the best place to go to after school? Yes. Depending on the person. Speaker 2 00:48:43 <laugh>. I still think it depends on the day. It is Speaker 4 00:48:45 The weather does. It depends on the Speaker 3 00:48:47 Weather. Agree because Jamba juice is really good sometimes. Yeah. Speaker 2 00:48:50 Tarbucks Starbucks is fast. Speaker 3 00:48:52 I love ever bowl. It's just slightly too far. It go Speaker 2 00:48:55 After like two Speaker 3 00:48:56 Times and you know, it's not like I go right down the hill. You actually have to like put some effort into it. Yeah, Speaker 4 00:49:00 Yeah. True. Speaker 3 00:49:02 This was Danny, Lily Speaker 4 00:49:03 And Speaker 2 00:49:04 Delaney Speaker 3 00:49:04 And we hope you enjoyed our segment. See you next time. Bye Speaker 4 00:49:07 Bye. Next up you will be hearing an interview between Ms. A and Mr. Tran on their incredible friendship at Parker. Speaker 13 00:49:17 Well hello Ms. Nancy Anderson. We are so glad as, um, obviously as one of the advisors of the Parker um, podcast. Club, I advise the club to have maybe have a faculty interview here and there. And I am so honored and so privileged to have, um, one of the most amazing people on campus, maybe the most amazing people on campus. Ms. Nancy Anderson here. How are you doing today? Nancy, Ms. Anderson, Speaker 15 00:49:43 I am wonderful, Mr. Tran, how are you? And I'm very thankful to be here. Speaker 13 00:49:46 Thank you. I am doing great. So, well, Ms. Anderson, so you're pretty much hot off the presses on the scribe. How did that go? It lasted few months. Great. Speaker 15 00:49:56 We are hit the button 24 hours ago, so 10 o'clock and we're, it'll be out right when we all get back from, um, holiday break. So it's, we're super excited and now it's fun to get to do this and have a different outlet for connecting with the kiddos. Speaker 13 00:50:11 Okay. Um, so one, I guess one of my things, um, cuz we all come from like, I guess like you and I definitely come from different backgrounds. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>, um, everyone, I mean, everyone who's coming to work at Parker has come from different backgrounds. So, um, I guess we both can kind of share like our personal stories and how we got here and what we really appreciate about Parker. So Ms. Anderson, how, where, where did it all start? I mean, where did it all start into the education career and where, and your, well, you getting here, Speaker 15 00:50:44 That's a long story and I don't think any podcast on Planet Earth wants to listen to it. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna give you like the brief synopsis and more importantly how I'm getting to this point right now where I get to sit here with you and have this moment. And it's 27 years ago deciding that I knew I wanted to be a teacher and going into the public school system and teaching for a long time in public school, which was absolutely fantastic. And then having an opportunity 19 years ago to come to Parker and I have been at Parker ever since. So that is the quick summary and um, and maybe, you know, some other time when we're having lunch, we can have our deeper dive even though, you know, um, pretty good about my background. But I think what's so great is being right here, right now with you as not only your colleague, your friend, and you know, you and I getting to work together even as you continue on with your advanced degrees and everything that you're doing as a, as the superstar that you are. So that's, I think where we should, you know, kind of start from, Speaker 13 00:51:44 And for listeners, um, if you're not like familiar, is that, um, I'm currently clearing my teacher credential. Um, we have to go through a program and we need a mentor and obviously I picked Ms. Anderson as one of my many mentors. Um, how Ms. Anderson and I met, um, well it was during my first stint at, um, Parker, if you're, if you're not familiar, I had two different stints at Parker before, before becoming a full-time teacher, um, during my first long-term stint if, um, for those who were, are a senior now, um, I long term self freshman. And so, um, I met Ms. Anderson in my little three month stint and she obviously was one of my, one of the people that really helped inspire me during that first year to help to come back the second year. And well, we, we kind of stayed pretty much hand in hand for a long time. What do you agree? Speaker 15 00:52:42 I agree. Speaker 13 00:52:42 So do you remember, do you really remember like na, Ms. Anderson on like how we really met and what kind of really connected us easily? Speaker 15 00:52:52 Oh, Mr. Trent, I have a couple stories. I remember it was during c when we were here and you and I were doing the classroom to classroom and you came in after each day you followed me basically just based on what our schedule was. And you were helping me so much get all of like the technology squi squared away every day. Like I don't think I could have done what I was able to do with my kids during that time when we were going classroom to classroom if it hadn't been for you. So that was a big one is like, I just have mad respect and also I just serious appreciation for you. But then there's the funny stuff, Speaker 13 00:53:28 What's the funny stuff? Speaker 15 00:53:29 So there's this one time I have a funny story about you. Oh no, there was this one time, um, I asked you, um, you were talking about something and, and I asked you what you were doing that weekend, Speaker 13 00:53:41 Why was I doing that weekend? And you Speaker 15 00:53:42 Said, I'm with Orange County, I'm gonna go be with my man's. And I was like, what does that mean? And you were like, you know, I'm gonna go be with my man's. And I was like, oh, that's awesome. And at that exact moment I was kind of thinking in my head like, oh, that he's such a great guy. Like he's such a, you know, he works so hard, you know, um, I hadn't met your mom or dad at that point and now I've met your dad. But that's another story because that's a good one. But I actually like your dad more than I like you. But anyways, um, I Speaker 13 00:54:08 Feel like in best way Speaker 15 00:54:09 Possible Speaker 13 00:54:09 All of you were, I mean most Speaker 15 00:54:10 People, she's the most adorable human ever. Speaker 13 00:54:12 I think my, my, I think my, I think most people, you will like him more than me, but Speaker 15 00:54:15 Go into Orange County to see your mans and at that exact same time, I was actually a friend of mine who is much younger of definitely closer to your age, um, was, you know, kind of available. So I'm thinking, oh my gosh, I gotta like get Mr. Tran to meet like my friend, you know, yada yada. Fast forward, I figured if you were going to Orange County to see your mans, the person I had in mind you was probably not going to be who you wanted. And then fast forward a little bit more and the kids can decide if you guys wanna air this cuz it's fun. But it was one of those moments where I just had such, you and I just were so easily talking with each other and we were watching a video doing our, some of our training for something. Yeah, I remember that. And do you remember, and there was this one individual on the video and I said, oh wow, isn't that guy you know, attractive? And you're like, why? Speaker 13 00:55:03 He was a good looking guy, Speaker 15 00:55:04 Why are you asking me that? He Speaker 13 00:55:06 Was a good looking. Speaker 15 00:55:06 I'm like, oh, I don't know. Does he look like your man's? And you're like, what? And you lost it because that was the moment you revealed to me that I wasn't exactly sure of what my mans meant. And you taught me that. My mans did not mean my boyfriend or my partner. My mans meant my bros, my guys, my dudes that I go and play basketball with. And we had a major epiphany to Speaker 13 00:55:29 It. I'm pretty sure. Like for example, I, and I get it, generational differences. Totally. I'm pretty sure if you went to any other student at this school or I'm not a student, if, or or, or went to other faculty members, millennial faculty members, the term phrase ma man, my my man and daap it up and all that would be like, would be like a common phrase. Speaker 15 00:55:50 I know. And I know what it was so interesting is I thought that, I thought, man, me, gen X I'm getting old, I've gotta keep it, you know, I gotta keep it real. I gotta make sure I'm understanding what the millennials and what the Gen Zers are up to. So I try to stay with it. So I asked people, I asked people your age, I asked even a couple of Gen Zers and there's mixed communication about what my man's means. So, you know, it was kind of fun just to kind of get that insight and just have fun with it. But honestly, Mr. Tran, that was just a fun moment because we laughed a ton. We had a total that was, I think, think the big turning point in our friendship and also fast forward, it made me absolutely say yes. When you asked me if I could pick you up after having eye surgery, I felt so bad Speaker 13 00:56:35 Lasik Speaker 15 00:56:35 Eye surgery about thinking that maybe I wasn't exactly sure of your, you know, um, preferential choices of your partners. I felt bad that in any way I'd possibly insulted you. That of course I will pick you up from LASIK and drive you home. I wanna paint this picture. I have video y'all, and I'm gonna tell you this right now. I dropped him off, went back, picked him up, it's pouring rain, we're in La Jolla, he comes out and I know we're on a podcast and you can't see me, but if you kind of picture a little bit, Frankenstein meets, um, well just Frankenstein would be good cuz his arms were out and he had just had the LASIK and the doctors walking him out to my car. It's a Friday afternoon, horrible traffic, horrible rain. Poor guy. Just had all this done. And he is very, very, very, um, relaxed from the medicine. And I have ba and you know, Mr. Tran likes to chat. He's a chatter. He is a fun guy. He's got lots of Speaker 13 00:57:34 Energy. I mean, yeah, I, I'm a good listener. Speaker 15 00:57:37 Tell you about Mr. Tran coming in the car coming home after Lasik eye surgery on some, you know, comfortable medications, legal of course, and completely appropriate but comfortable. I was dying. If it hadn't been pouring rain, I would've definitely done some probably illegal, um, videoing or some recording. Um, but I was too nervous to like grab my phone and everything. And then he comes back to the house and he is, you know, we, my husband and I got 'em all squared away. But at the end of the day, a lot of our friendship has gone from its colleague. Its friendship, it's humor, it's fun, but it's also like a second family. Like people that you know are here and that we take care of each other. And that's been one of the things that Parker, that I've loved so much is I work with so many people that have been so great to me over the years that as much as we have a lot of laughs and everything, I think it means a lot that you knew I um, you could depend on me if you need me in a time. Speaker 13 00:58:36 And I do agree, um, I obviously I can um, always go to you for advice even when I do annoy you. I can tell when I do annoy you. Um, you're always there for the kids. I mean I think whether it be sports events, drama events and all that, but yeah, Speaker 15 00:58:55 I Speaker 13 00:58:55 Love that. Would you agree? Speaker 15 00:58:56 Well, it's my here, otherwise I wouldn't be a high school teacher. I would do something else. Cause they're the most important part of our day and I think that that's what they see in you. So I um, another funny guess another funny Mr. Tran story. Oh no, it's so weird just talking into a microphone and not really having like reactions. So you're hoping that the like nonsense, like falling out of my face right now actually makes some sense. But another Mr. Tran story was just, I think my level of respect went through the roof for you when I went to the volleyball games and go into the volleyball games and seeing just how much the kids see and at the end of the day and they see your presence. And I think at the end of the day it just resonates with me because I've always been told, and my mentor teacher 30 years ago said to me, you don't have to create miracles as a teacher. Speaker 15 00:59:45 You don't have to do everything. You need to just be present. Teenagers, kids, humans, pick up on that and be present. If you can't be at the whole game, be there for a little bit. Make it for senior night. Go to the play when you can. If there's four showings, no one says you have to go to four, go to one, show the kids you care, be present. And I think that's in my heart. For me, that's part of my responsibility as a high school teacher is being present. Even though can, you know, there's a lot that goes on in our kids' lives, but when I first saw you at the game and the kids had the fan, they gave you the best fan. I can't remember the name of Mr. Speaker 13 01:00:20 Trans. Speaker 15 01:00:20 Mr Trans super fan. I loved it so much. And coming from that group of kids, those girls, they're such a powerhouse. I think it meant Speaker 13 01:00:29 Shout out Dave Golden. Uh, Speaker 15 01:00:31 Shout out to that whole entire team and seeing how it relates in your classroom and it connects you with the kids and then they learn. And at the end of the day it's everybody wins when the kids know that we're present. Speaker 13 01:00:43 Um, so Nancy is looking back on our, you know, our little three year, three year friendship mentorship kind of thing going on. Um, do you anything else you remember from the last three years? Speaker 15 01:00:55 Oh, oh yes. During football this year, I remember this people always joking around like, you're like my second son in this fun banter way. Of course. I mean I could be your mother. Like that's, and to me that would be the a great, that's a great thing. Um, I don't know about that and I'd be proud. You'd be very lucky. <laugh>. I'm kidding. So, um, so it was one of the football games and as SB was selling the pizzas at the very end and you are a really healthy dude. Like you're working out all the time. I see you and Mr. Dr. Yeley in there, you know, like pumping those weights and really getting your workout on my God, like Kevin, Speaker 13 01:01:31 I Speaker 15 01:01:31 Love that. I love that guy. Leg day, leg day. I think most days are leg day. But anyways, they were selling the pizzas and the look in your eyes of that pizza of the whole entire pie. And you looked at me and you were the sweet kid who didn't have any cash on them. And I did. And you were like Nancy, Speaker 13 01:01:52 Ugh. You do understand that. Anyone Wait, Ms. Anderson, do you understand that anyone, Speaker 15 01:01:56 Anyone who is your, who's not a Speaker 13 01:01:57 Boomer, who's not a boomer does doesn't Speaker 15 01:01:59 Care carry cash. Cash. And this is why this story is so critical to this incredible podcast is the generational gap is hysterical but it also speaks volumes to how well you and I take care of each other. We got each other's backs. You give me the vocabulary lessons, I make sure you get your your pizza cuz I've got my $20 in my pocket cuz I'm old and I'm a not a boomer by the way I'm Gen X. But that day of you needing that pizza and the millennial not being able to swipe their little card or or use their cash app was so absolutely fantastic. But it was just another great example of us needing each other and being there for one another. And it made me giggle and Mr. Leg Day ate an entire freaking piece of pizza. Or I'm sorry, an entire pizza the end. That's my story. Speaker 13 01:02:49 Yeah. Because I can like work it out. Mm-hmm. <affirmative> later. There you go. It doesn't, that doesn't make the, that Speaker 15 01:02:54 Is, if none of you know, Mr. Tran works out, I'm most of you probably know cause he tells you. But he works out and he is very committed and he is, he's a good motivator. Yes. And he is a good role model for Speaker 13 01:03:04 For others. Yes. I have extremely well thought out workout like this. But anyway, um, I guess, um, knowing that, um, obviously you're a senior advisor, um, class is 23. And knowing that this class, um, you, this was the class where you were, this was your last year as a freshman dean for this specific class, I mean renting 2023 we're almost there at the final stretch run. What are your goals and hopes for, I mean not just this class but the school, well this class in general and what are your thoughts overall? I mean this is like, you know, class 23 Speaker 15 01:03:42 When you say it that way. And then I realize that in, you know, less than a month, it's 2023 already and you would think after all these years you just get used to this. But I'm sure most of the kids listening to this will realize that their teachers, you know, we get connected to you guys, um, we care about you tremendously. And then most of the teachers or faculty and staff listening to this will also say the same. And how those years go by. Um, to answer your question more directly is I'm in denial. Um, it was the last grade that I had as grade level dean. I was grade level dean for 12 years. I did 10 years as 10th grade dean, some of your guys' I had siblings, um, I had your older siblings, I had all the diamond pots. I mean you could go through the whole gamut, especially in the class of 2023. Speaker 15 01:04:30 And then that year was my last year as dean because my son was gonna be coming into high school soon. And I knew that that was the best, um, best way to go. I didn't wanna be on admin is, you know, with my kid and, and having to deal with that. So anyway, I became really close with that class. But you know what, it wasn't just the dean work that brought me so close with them, which it did. I I can honestly say by the end of that year I knew every single one of their names and I, I felt pretty connected. It was, it was also C O V D. It was a horrible, that spring we went on lockdown, we had to keep things moving and then that following year when we were all going through what we went through, so that grade was really close, um, because of that. Speaker 15 01:05:10 But also that grade were the cohorts that I had where I had to work with the most, the follow I got to work, work with most the following year. They were on campus the most. Um, that group was really here. Uh, the class of 2024 and 2023 were the group that was really most present on campus during the, during that covid year. So we really got a chance to get to know those kids. So I think that's where this melancholy slash joy slash um, I, I'm, I'm feeling sad and excited. It's kind of bittersweet cuz I'm super excited for them. Cause I feel like these guys, this class has, it feels like they've been in high school forever just because they've gone through so much. But it also feels like they missed out on a lot in some weird way. So, um, I'm gonna miss them. Speaker 15 01:06:03 My advisees, I I I can't believe you're asking me this right now. I'm without words. Um, I love them. They drove me crazy, but we were together all day as cohorts and then we just bonded and we loved each other and it was unconditional. So at the end of the day, I think a lot of the, a lot of us who have seniors this year and have been with those seniors for the last three or four years, like I've been, um, are excited to see them go in for them and sad to see them go. Cause it's kind of an end of a really unique, um, four year span of, I Speaker 13 01:06:39 Don't know. I, I mean I do agree. I mean with the class 23 they were, I mean to very fair, they were my first pretty much kids on campus. Whether it be me coming in as long-term sub in 2020, um, when you were a dean, um, I had those two classes of freshman. Didn't know anyone, didn't know any, they didn't now who, but they made it work for me. And honestly they're one of their major reasons why is, um, I'm on this campus today. I mean, when I had the long term sub year during the covid year 2021, they were my fire classes, the class 23, they helped me learn them lesson. They helped me in general and very and and, and they're my advisor. So I mean, I can say a lot, but you kind of said everything I needed to say. I mean, this is a special class and that is all. I mean, it's nothing much to say. Speaker 15 01:07:28 Yeah, I will say this, I think they've set the bar and I, I feel really, I think I feel really good about their next like adventures also because I mean, props to class of 20, 24 freshman year was basically non-existent for them. They were here basically they had 14 kids, 15 kids in a cohort. They didn't get to really have their sports. I mean I know everyone's like, well it's freshman year, but freshman year's a big deal. You bond, you connect. Those are 40 new kids on campus. So I think we have a lot to look forward to with the class of 2024. They get to Reign Supreme after this. They get to, they get to kind of stretch and have their identity, which I don't know if they've actually gotten a chance to have that yet. So that's going to be a real fun, um, that's gonna be a, a fun time for the whole Speaker 13 01:08:15 School in my opinion. Well, Ms. Anderson, it, it is been a pleasure to have you on our first, um, Parker podcast, well segment or this Parker podcast in general. And yeah, have a great holiday season. Speaker 15 01:08:29 Thank you. And thank you for having me and happy holidays to everybody.

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