When I was growing up, I wanted to be a pirate. Ok, so maybe not in the historical sense of bandits sailing the open seas with survey and bad hygiene, but more like the fictional characters having the occasional harmless sword fight, traveling to tropical places, and searching for buried treasure. And don’t forget the costumes. Haven’t we all dreamed of adventure at one time or another?
Well, I certainly did not become a pirate. The closest I get is when my husband and I dress as pirates for Halloween sometimes. But the call of adventure is still there. I still hope I can be a pirate someday. For right now, I will settle for stage managing a bunch of young budding actors masquerading as pirates and amazons in our upcoming production of John Fletcher and Philip Massinger’s The Sea Voyage.
Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s youth theatre company, Green Tea, is partnering with Chameleon Children’s Theatre to bring you The Sea Voyage. Auditions are open through February 12th, so if you know any “green” youth actors who dream of being pirates, help us spread the word. Either way, we hope you will join us for the adventure. Come dream of being a pirate with me.
Peace, Love, and Shakespeare,
This first ever publicly available Cocktail Hours podcast touches on everything from sexy pirate business-wear, shaming Claire for not knowing what Animal Crossing is, and more silly tipsy shenanigans. Our Cocktail Hours segment is hosted by Sweet Tea Artistic Director, Jeremy Fiebig, Assistant Artistic Director, Claire F. Martin, and Company Member, Jessie Wise. This week has a surprise guest in Sweet Tea staff member, Julie Schaefer (bringin’ ALL the sexy back!).
Patreon members get exclusive access to the official Cocktail Hours live stream, where patrons get to choose the content and interact with the hosts. Join us there at patreon.com/sweetteashakes. We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
Contact us at [email protected]kespeare.com
The show is produced by Claire Martin and Jeremy Fiebig.
Our Director of Engagement is Ashanti Bennett. Jen Pommerenke and Julie Schaefer also assisted with this episode.
This project is supported by the Arts Council in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
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Hello. Welcome to the Sweet Tea Shakespeare Cocktail Our where we offer you sparkling conversation, a little bit of booze and a sneak peek behind the scenes. Enjoy
The magical, magical screen tells me where actually on the air now. So that’s good. So here we are at Cocktail Hours we are not all drinking, although I did have some jello just now shots. No, I wish
I’ve got some in my fridge. Probably not good anymore. And my sister, a lot of made them like a month ago. I think so. I don’t know how long they last, I didn’t have three more zoom calls coming up in my schedule. I would absolutely be partaking even though it’s only 2:00 PM West coast time,
I would be having another meeting. I have to drive across town for a lot of fun. So sorry. So, you know, we have, we have, we have someone new today.
What are you drinking? Julie I’m actually drinking a Mead because it’s gluten free and I can’t have gluten and its actually from a local brewery, it’s called Stonewall. It’s a queer run, a cider house and they call and they have like little growlers and they’re really cute. And so how to a couple of that before this call started and its kind of a strong,
Sounds like a son also be a sponsor. How about you work on that? I think
Pre-gaming actually, I won’t work on that. I will tell them that I featured them in this podcast episode. You get some free stuff. Yeah. So also we have also it’s doubly excited for this week. Cause we have a guest,
We have a guest. She is she’s, she’s sorta like a, a permanent guest who has taken up residence in our home and she’s done that. So I think that tells you what kind of guests she is.
Yeah, its been fun. Julie Tom, I’m a little tipsy a about me. Wow. Okay. I guess there’s not a ton to say I’m a cool person and I stand Sweet Tea Shakespeare they are a really cool company and I’m glad that I worked for them. A freelancer. I work in marketing as well as copywriting and I do theater as well on the side. So that’s really fun and yeah, I’m just here live in life in Pittsburgh, PA.
So I’m repping still City today and that’s really all about my life. I have a cat. She is really fluffy. Maybe you’ll see her sometime. I don’t know what’s her name? So her name is Cara and it’s actually I’m really, this is nerdy. So I apologize. But it’s a, it’s actually a character from one of my favorite book series and television series, which is like the sword of truth type of series by a guy. I think it’s Terry Good kind.
And she’s just one of the characters that I really liked the most. And so whenever I got her seven years ago, I was really obsessed with the Tea television series. And so I needed my cat after my favorite character.
Does your cat and the character, do they, do they share any things in common?
Yeah, they do. They’re they’re both really sassy and kind of mean, but also endearing. So it’s really odd because they actually are there similar or the other, but also endearing at all. I strive to be in life. The question is that Stockholm syndrome, it’s not like, is it is awful.
Is it Stockholm syndrome? Is that what you just asked? She’s endearing but also mean I how much alcohol? Like I don’t know why I’m red actually. I’m I’m not sure what’s going on there.
It is 96 degrees today in, in Fayetteville that might have something to do with it.
Yeah. I did mow my lawn this morning and it took much longer than usual. Cause we had like issues at the lawnmower and yeah, that wasn’t fun, but it’s smooth in there.
What is your one when we’re a sassy and mean
The lawn mower was very sassy in and well it’s because my husband tried to fix it last week when it broke and then he put, apparently put the Delt there
That’s cause he’s a musician knowing it and I was mowing it and I’ll
Joel is missing like a foot section of grass everywhere. I’m Oh, and it’s got like a 50 foot deck. So there’s no reason I should be missing a foot section of grass. And he liked it is like, it looks fine. And I was like, Oh, okay, I’m rolling along and they’ll pull it flies off. And I’m like, not fine. Not fine. Very much. Not fine. Yeah. Joel did a lot of yelling this morning, but,
And get your ass together, Joel.
Now, if you hear it, hopefully you won’t hear it in the background cause they turn the TV down, but he and my sister are playing call of duty zombies. So there’s also screaming in the background now, but it’s at least happier screaming, screaming, screaming is zombies. Yeah. I guess it’s a better, it’s a better scream.
Alright. Alright. What else is going on in our lives? People
Okay. Ask me that who’s flying. Animal Crossing
I’m not playing Animal Crossing I have been watching a television show at a dedicated fashion, but that’s it
What’s Animal Crossing I can’t I’ll give you This asked me. I know it became all the rage when COVID hit. I don’t play video games, but I, I know it was a thing cause NPR talked about it. Yeah. It’s just, I think it’s just like a really popular game from Nintendo it’s on the switch and it used to be on like some of their older consoles, but it’s just like, you have like a little emoji character and you have like an Island and you just kinda go around and like fish and like ha like decorate your house and talk to your villagers and do like a bunch of side quests.
And there’s like a bunch of updates coming from a false I’m real excited for that, but it’s, that’s pretty much my life right now, outside of work, just playing in a little. Crossing nice. So I think, I think that’s a good outlet for people right now because you know, we can’t really go anywhere and you can also like visit each other’s islands. So its kind of a way for you to like virtually see your friends as well with this, you know, kind of interesting. And they have like YouTube series online where like you can see celebrities islands and stuff like that, which I think is interesting.
I know like Matt Mercer from a critical role was on it. So that was kind of cool and yeah, they just, it’s like a fun game to do when you’re bored and you can’t go out to see your friends right now with the exception of playing wheat tennis. Once I’ve never played a video game. So I just understand the world at all. I love, I love We a little, we fit games, especially like my, my sisters and I have recently picked back up, we bowling and I got really salty cause I came in like third, yesterday and I was like, no, I’m not supposed to come up there.
Cause I schooled. Then the time before the yeah, we bowling and we golf. That’s about the extent of my video gaming and the occasional candy crush when I’m really bored. But yeah, my life, well today I had the day off, which was nice, but what’s not, but that’s because I have to work Saturday, which is less nice to know exactly. I spent the day with the lawnmower, a fiasco and making pear preserves.
And I sound like an old lady and also do, and I love before it on my, a lunch break Joelle and I were watching criminal minds, which has been my goal to just get through all of them. I’m on Susan eight now I think which is further than I’ve ever made it in a row seasons are there. I think there’s like its like at least 12 there’s a lot. Yeah. Not as much as on order SVU, which I think is by far superior. But yeah, so there’s quite a few and I fell asleep halfway through the episode there.
Cause I crawled up on the couch and my dog curled up and that’s just, is my life any time that happens. I’m like, yeah. So that’s pretty much been my life this week is taking naps while watching criminal minds and then she’ll going really? You slept through that. And I’m like, I, sorry, I’m tired.
I’ve been taking lots of maps as well.
I’ve got, how do you guys nap? I can’t even sleep when it’s dark at nighttime. It’s not my goal. I can only do it if I don’t plan on it. It’s I definitely can’t do it when it’s intentional.
Yeah. At about 12, 15 every day. I’m like, yeah, I need to now and then hopefully I got one squeeze, one end. They range from like 20 minutes to four hours. It’s is it possible? You know,
Is that, is that because you’re just vary? Is it because of school starting with?
Yeah, I think so. I mean it’s first of all, its, it’s a dumb time of year and North Carolina. Where if you, if you go out, it costs you like potentially years of your life
Carolina it’s just hot and sticky and all that.
And until about 10:00 AM, it’s great.
Yeah. But like now it’s like I don’t have to go out. I could sit in the air conditioning all day if I want, I mean I have to go to my car, that’s it. It’s not too bad. They are like This online slash and face to face teaching they’re are heard the term today. They’re calling it high flex from what I understand and it’s brutal. Like it’s, it’s absolutely like every post-apocalyptic image you’ve ever had in your head.
Like I’m behind the plastic, you know, plexiglass screen, I’ve got a mask on, they’ve got a mask on the only human to human communication that’s happening is with like eyeballs. And like, I don’t know if you’ve ever dealt extensively with college freshmen or if you remember yourself as a college freshmen, but, but that is not a great experience. It’s just not. Ah, and then it it’s like, you know, were in the apocalypse kind of thing. And then like, that’s fine.
Then if you have to do like, like a billion zooms it’s it’s like puke up their screens off. They were like playing video games on the side. Probably like their, their domain, the Netflix thing. I don’t know. It’s just, it takes a lot more prep and a lot more cleanup. Cause this is all digital and you know, like the files and law, it takes a lot and I don’t like it. I love it right now. It’s the worst.
But, but the sort of good news is that I think in about a week and a half, we’re not gonna have this problem anymore. And I think we’re all going to be at home again. And I could live with that. Like there’s one of the other I live with that I can live with ALL zoom or I can live with ALL face to face. Is this mixing between a thing it’s it’s, it’s impossible. I gotta half a class on zoom screens and a half a class like twiddling their thumbs in person. And that’s, that’s tough. And like, you know, when you have, when they’re all in one room are all in one group room are a zoom room.
You can like do breakouts and they can talk to each other. But like when half of them are onscreen, half of it, you can’t do it. You just can’t do it. So it means I have to talk a lot more, which I tend not to like to do as a instructor. I want them to talk. So anyway, that’s enough about me and my miserable existence. We can move on. It’s a downer. I’m sorry.
Yeah. I was going to try to, has been trying to like bounce us back. But the problem is is that I just spent two days in Penn, Washington just like do and a half hours from here with my grandparents’ for my grandfather’s birthday. I was fine. But it’s tiring.
No, I do not hate cold people. I do not. Some of them are lovely, but also it was chaotic. It was, it was chaotic though, because you know how, like you said everything in place. I told everyone that I was going to be off the grid off the radar. I was like, I’m going to do this. I’m going to take two days off by I think by 1:00 PM yesterday I had gotten like 17 emails in my Sweet Tea account. And I was like, all right, well that wasn’t just so much planning for nothing.
And you just take the app on your phone for a couple of days. You’ll be fine.
I was in the notifications off. That’s what I know. I can’t, I can’t do that. I need to know what people need from me. I need to do my job, but it meant that I was like, hold up in my grandparents’ study and all they have is legal paths. So I come back and I just have like, my life is just these like big, scary yellow pages that make it look like I’m planning to Sue someone. That’s where all my notes are right now. They also printed out every single month calendar between now and April of 2021.
Because if I can’t see it on a page, I, and now receiving so many stupid dates from people that if I don’t plot it all out on something that I can like hold, I will inevitably schedule like five zoom performances for the same day. So
To know that I’m glad to know that I like paper too.
I’ve got to have paper. So, and then today I have all of the meetings that I deferred for the last two days are happening all in one day. I offered people Thursday and Friday and Saturday, everyone picked today. So
What do they want the long weekend?
Well, I mean, it’s not recent. I have stuff happening this weekend, tangential stuff, but Claire is stressed and it’s only to 15 her time. So they would still socially unacceptable for her to drink. It’s socially acceptable, breastfeeding her. What is this? SKUs? This
Go through some breathing exercises right now
Were in a pandemic apocalypse. You can drink whatever. This is true. I was going to say that when I started day drinking, it’s a definitely around like 11:00 AM.
That would be great content. We could have like a, like, like a daily breathing session. That’d be nice. This is like, turn on the turn on the stream, play some, a drippy water music and just breathe. I bet it would go crazy. I bet it would go crazy. Okay.
And she would say some lovely things about like being present because you’re really good at that.
Yeah. I’m good at talking, not being present. Yeah. Oh, I’m glad to know that. I think that’s the first positive a feedback I’ve gotten about speaking about present in my life. So I just need a minute. I need a minute. Thank you. Letting that soak in
The president with the positive reinforcement, Jeremy allow it to enter you.
That’s good. It’s good. It feels good.
I actually, I will say I just had a really, truly wonderful conversation with my stage management team four, the Rover Jill and Amanda, like shout out to both of you. You’re both marvelous women and I absolutely love you. And one of the things that they both said to me, like they articulated this and be like, Hey, if you have a problem, like just tell me, like, just tell me right away. Like just check me and like a verbatim. I won’t take it personally. It’s like, I almost started tearing up because that is, that is, that is how I give feedback. And its always what people are like and wish you hadn’t said that to me, but to hear.
But they were like, yeah, totally. Just to tell us stuff, tell us what you need, tell us what you don’t need. And I was like, thank you because as a, as an eight, like it’s just not, it’s not in my nature to be like, I’m going to file that away. And then later like send you an email about, Hey, let’s talk about this thing that happened. I just say it. And so the fact that both of them were like, yeah, take out the builder. Like we’re good. This is, it was very, was a very affirming to hear. So has to offer saying what’s on our mind,
That’s two affirmations in a row. Let’s keep it going.
Yeah. Affirmation circle. I mean, we should do the affirmation we did before we even went live, which is the Julie wore makeup today, which is like so impressive. That snaps for Julie honestly was the only occasion I’ve had this week to one put on a fancy shirt and to put on makeup, which you’re right. Like I don’t wear it as often because of I’m inside all the time. And I like my Natural face. I do like being Natural for sure.
But also I like experimenting with makeup. So it is a, it’s kind of a downer cause now I, you know, I don’t really have any time to do that. So today I was actually really excited cause I was like, I’m going to put on makeup today a lot. That yet it’s a very cool shirt. I mean, I can only see the top part of it, but it’s very pretty. Yeah. See, I like this aesthetic of like This Goss vampire a pirate day.
So I want people to look at me and thank one of those works and I hopefully succeed in that daily, but yeah This I actually just got the shirt and I really like it. And so it’s like kind of like see-through and Lacey, but Business Sexy as a thing that people designation, this is the, Sexy
Both a Pirates and Business Sexy I have some, I have some, I have like in a minor, but exciting news to share, which is that right after we’re done today, our Patrion is getting a new weekly feature called Jake’s pirate booty, and he’s made art in everything he’s like, and it’s like, it’s like this pirate light showing office.
But in looking back at the, at the viewer and it’s like Jake, just choosing one thing a week, like a, like a, like a toy he’s a tech guy and a game guy is like a toy for a game or, or a new song or a piece of, I don’t know, whatever. And he’s going to share it. And it’s is going to be a weekly feature where Jake is like curating our lives one object at a time and I’ve seen the first one is pretty fantastic. So it at six Eastern, if you’re a Patrion person, you Can I’m know this is not live, but you all can say Can can go see Jake’s pirate booty and, and you can see it every week and you can revisit it as often as you want.
It just sounds like one like long extended insinuation. And I love it. That is higher. This is a Sexy if so then this message is for you. Thank you so much for supporting Sweet Tea Shakespeare as we gear up for another exciting season of shows, concerts and events, we are issuing a challenge to boost our monthly Patrion sustainer giving. If you can, up your pledge, even just a little bit, you will ensure that Sweet Tea Shakespeare can continue making delightful content all year round.
You can also buy a season ticket that will grant you access to all of our Patreon content along with reserved seats to every one of our performances. For more information, check out our [email protected] slash Sweet Tea Shakespeare thanks so much. I wish you could wear that at work. That would not be appropriate though, where I work,
Which is the pirate part where the Business Sexy part.
What does the sexy part, the part, the part I actually have done,
I think we should make this a social experiment. Let’s all go to work tomorrow in pirate gear.
What is that? I literally just to go to my basement,
You know what I mean? But like you have to have zoom meetings. That’s going to work, just dress like a pirate to see what happens.
And I have no problem dressing, like a pirate in sitting on my couch. In fact, I probably do that every other day.
This reminds me, I don’t know why this reminds me, but Rob Gibson, I had this whole sketch worked up about how like, since, since COBIT and everything shifts to Xoom, like what is unusual groups of people who had to shift their meetings to zoom like mobsters. And they’re like, you know, it’s like the Council right. Of like Northern New Jersey and it’s all the captain’s and all this. And they’re like in a meeting on zoom and their tracksuits,
A lot of here, any of them, because you know how like zoom picks whoever’s is the dominant voice at the it’d be, that would be like no offense to anyone in the mafia. Yeah, no offense zoom you off. It’s more of a worry about them coming after you and you know, wrecking your lawnmower again for saying that zoom would not be kind to them.
But I also, I could also imagine like, like, like pirate conventions that have no, they do exist, but imagine a pirate convention or like a, like a, like a furry convention. And they normally meet like at the convention center in Pittsburgh, but this year they can’t do that. So they’re meeting on zoom and that’s got to be a real treasure is all I’m saying, it’s just gotta be a real treasure
And do that for cons too. I think that would be really interesting. I actually saw something like that on Tumblr, where they had like an online comic con and they like, everyone submitted like their cause plays and stuff like that. And they actually like judged them just from like Xoom. And it was really interesting.
So that’s fascinating. My program at FSU just added a cosplay concentration. I’m hoping it takes food and like, we get lots of delightful, weird people. That’s what I’m hoping. I just want to send them across.
And I would totally take of that class
That they have a miner and the concentration. It’s a very exciting, interesting.
What is the apartment is set under
Performing and finance. It is both performing and it is a, it’s an art on us to find a heart it’s sort of low. You know what I mean? Low brow pop versus high brow. What we’re doing it anyway. I’m excited.
I don’t know. I don’t know many people who, who cosplay, but the people who do they are so impressive. Cause they are not just resourceful. They are like genuinely good. Let us have mad med sewing skills and has never been able to, so a pass onto a piece of fabric. Like I find that very impressive. Like then just the sheer ingenuity of how they source they’re items and then the backlash they make.
They’re not together beautifully. Yeah. I mean to the same reason why I love and respect it in my a costume designer so much, right? Like, like wardrobe people. Those are skills that I don’t have. And the, with them it’s next level because their not just their not putting together piece of clothing, they are putting together an outfit that is supposed to say something and it conveys something about who a character is. I find it is super exciting.
Yeah. I, to be able to like, look at a picture too, of like a character and be like, I’m going to make that. I think that’s cool.
Like I, I do it in a very nonchalant way. Like I, I I’m, I, so what, I’m not that great, but I have a lot of friends who are definitely into it and I think, I think it’s, so I honestly do think it’s really Artistic. I mean, it definitely leans more towards, you know, like costume designer and designing and stuff like that, but yeah. I mean, you have to have a brainstorm it for sure. Yeah. That’s really cool. Nice, cool. That sounds good.
I love it. Bennett I love it, Jack. It’s a good to do. And if I had fresh time, I’d throw at a time spring in there. Cause that’s like extra, extra good. You really aren’t on the leading edge. Yeah. I am embracing it. Do you do a lot of like Cocktail stuff? And like, so I got a couple of books for Christmas and I’ve been trying to like pick up different recipes.
So this is like leftover ingredients from when we did that. And then from there I just kind of make up my stuff with what I have on hand. But yeah, typically I’m not so much a Cocktail person I’ll tend to go more straight whiskey or a dark beer, usually. Nice. I feel like it’s also Irish and German. I’m a lot of things I feel like with cocktails, its kind of like with cooking once, you know, the flavors and the flavor profiles and what goes together, you have a lot easier time putting things together later.
Cause that’s kinda how I am with cooking. Like I, yeah. I hate following recipes. So I sometimes I’ll look at a recipe and I’ll be like, okay, I have the basis of that down and how long it needs to be cooked or baked or what have you. But then I won’t just kind of use my own flavor profiles that I’m familiar with. And like usually that includes a s**t ton more garlic then what it calls for and like a bunch of other stuff. But yeah, I feel like Cocktail is, are kind of similar like once, you know, kind of like if you, that grapefruit in time would go well together then like you’d be more likely to use that later.
So I think absolutely by the way to look at it. Yeah. I definitely agree. It’s it’s like cooking and I kinda Cooke in a similar way wear I’m like, Hmm, I wanted to make this thing. And then I’ll like, look up the rest of the, and I’m like, that’s too complicated, but here’s the general gist of what I’m trying to do. And here’s what I have in my pantry. Let’s go with that or here’s what’s going to be a lot easier then there’s me. Yeah. I’m no Claire F I reply, I burn toast. I put orange juice in my cereal on like more than one occasion.
I don’t, I don’t, I didn’t get it. When I was in, when I was in grad school, I basically
Ate like the The in the English had a weird protein bars that taste gross, but they were keep two of those a day is like coffee because this is basically it and existential crisis over the fact that you said that you put orange juice in your cereal. It is. I mean, I have accidentally done that before. Like yeah, I think it’s been a very long time, but I’ve done it had, I hadn’t had my coffee yet.
I’m not responsible for anything I do per se before I have my first cup of coffee is fair and re my second. But if we’re talking about culpability, like you cannot hold me to anything. How do for my first step would be my depends in court. Honestly, look at my murdered someone at 5:00 AM. That is guy is what I’m taking to my lawyer. So I’m like people come to that. You have like any knowledge of flavor profile, even, not even that phrase and like a sense of fancy.
So moved up there y’all are gonna have to teach me some stuff. Cause I can’t do it. Council in my kitchen. You also learn how to Frye things. That’s how I keep hearing a lot of Oh yeah. And now, and you can, you can take me how to do that too. So I’m cool with that. We’ll try things. We’ll make casseroles. What is your, what’s your like, what’s your go to love of Paul Julie? Like what would you like to be drinking?
Well, I do like Mead. It’s probably one of my favorite things to go with. Cause I like the honey flavors. I pretty much like vodka and anything. I can’t drink a lot of like <inaudible> said beers or anything. So I usually stick with ciders because I’m a gluten intolerant. Also a dairy intolerance in my life has a really hard, cause I really liked ice cream and Dona and a lot of things that I can’t eat, but yeah.
But yeah, what’s drinks. I usually just keep us on some involved. So either like vodka cranberry, I actually really liked vodka sodas with a lime. That’s one of my go to is when I go out to drink and then you’ve just been sticking with like the funding means a lot like on at home, just cause it’s really easy access to get like these growlers and having to be like, you can basically go and fill them back up and for like a limited price or whatever. So another shameless plug to Stonewall.
So that’s fine. Awesome. What about you? Jeremy what’s your poison?
Well, it’s two things right now. Cause I’m on keto. It’s bourbon, but when it’s not that it’s beer, lots of it and, and special kinds. So I like I joined Jen Pompe in really digging a Flemish red, which is a sour beer and it’s good. Yeah. It’s real good.
And they don’t do this. Our Our ALL that? You like coffee, you don’t like a quarter and I didn’t drink a beer to drink. Alcoholic can and cannot stand on the campus. Umm, so like rums and uhh it’s a Roman had to be clear rum don’t do most Browns. I don’t do any whiskeys. I don’t use to be here. I’m also a site, a drinker though at a place where they are known for me and they almost always has a good side and that’s what I’ll go with.
Yeah. But we’re my mom was a wine stricter for many, many years. So we’re, we’re a wine family and we’re in Edward and we’re because of that. We also in Oregon, which is like the heart of the world as far as Pino is concerned, that’s where all the best ones are. So, and when she was working in wide distribution, like she had a lot of clients around here, you know? So I drink wine a lot, but I’m very snobbish about it. I only drink it a lot because I’m currently living with my parents who by it because I can’t afford the way that they drink.
But when I’m feeling not at home, I don’t actually drink that much wine by the ALL D line for $3. Oh no, it’s so good though. I would Gagne.
I think we should have. I think there’s also a content plan where we, where we shipped. Claire a bunch of, for like three and $2 wines, including some North Carolina musket in mind. And just like, like we give you, we give you like a monologue, a soliloquy and we like say two lines and then take a sip of one and then say two lines and take a sip of the next one. I think that could be a blast.
I will say that we did. So a group of us who were, who did the way of the world, a audio drama back in July, we reconvened this past Saturday to read Theresa, Rebecca adaptation’s and that takes the play and transplant it to the Hamptons is the summer after Trump’s electoral win. And as you, as anyone knows the restoration at all might imagine transplanting the people in the restoration to the Hampton’s in 2017. It’s not a stretch. It’s a pretty, pretty clean, clean line between a and B. And we due to an due to an actor, emergency timing thing.
Ben was an hour and a half later and we pregame that entire time. So by the time they joined the call with him, we were all on like drink three, I think. And he was on drink one and he was like, Oh my God y’all are me because he’d only ever seen this in a rehearsal when we we’re not drunk, we’d read the entire play in a one shot. And we were offer faces because he just kept drinking. So like any like throughout, we were probably on drinks, like five to six or seven for domestic at the end of the place.
And we recorded it to zoom. It is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen just being this. And this is the disparity between her, where he is and where all the rest of us are is just so that goal is so vast and it was, it was, there is something really funny thing about reading text, like reading the plays or reading monologues or whatever when you are tipsy, because it’s a difference. It’s a different kind of performance. I mean obviously, cause you’re inebriated, but like you ended up performing differently.
That was what we found was that we wrote, we like did things and said things because we were so uninhibited and we probably wouldn’t have, if we were in a normal rehearsal until the end, the result is just like absolutely haywire. And I do think like, I, as much as I don’t want to drink this trite that you are threatening to send me. I, if you, if you give me like a chunk of text, if you shoot me, like you should the monologue, if it doesn’t Henry at all, probably already had to memorize it is sending you a piece of text.
I will, I will get hammered and then I will try to perform it. And anytime I make a mistake, I will, I will drink more and I will feel myself doing it. If that will make you happy, I will sacrifice my liver for Sweet Tea Shakespeare
Yeah. You have all these in the Northeast Northwest. Sorry at Northwest. Yeah,
But I haven’t, I have tasted them before.
We might have to put a box together and ship it out with some Muskatine nine because that will change your life and not for the better it’s a disaster. You have two Company members who they love it. They like to take, take a weekend vacations. Sometimes every weekend, two to the local, like the big Muskatine maker. It’s like all Koolaid, you know, they have little lot of tasting room down in Myrtle that there are all the time going to
And do they get it delivered to their house too? I’m sure they do. Wow. Yeah. They get really excited every time she is.
Can’t do it. Sorry to Gabe. Can’t do it.
And it works really well for me when I was like 22. But yeah, my palette has changed from when you’re 22. The end goal is not to enjoy fine alcohol. It is to get drunk. We are at least that was my goal when I was 22. So as long as that’s your end game, anything, anything from work, anything that has anything to prove will work? How does that me at 22? Cause I refuse to drink bud light. I had one and it was like an anchor again.
I’ve never no I’ve don’t think I ever again, I’ve never drank a beer. Even when I’m drunk to get drunk, drunk to get drunk. I don’t know what they bring is this, is it a draining to get drunk or drunk to get drunk, trying to drink, to get drunk any time I did that ticket still no beer. So I do hear you on that. I did have brought, he just brought a bottle of Jameson. It was just drinking out of it at a party. It’s a giant bottle of Jameson on a man. And I was like, I was like, you know, well done Patrick Houlihan.
But he said that the reason he picked it is because the Jamison, because it’s Irish whiskey, it’s just so smooth because you actually can drink like folded it and it’ll just go down like Satish doesn’t like at some point you cannot just throw back scotch. You have to, you have to take it in.
You can, but yet to hate yourself.
And I don’t think, I think this guy cared a little bit more about his taste buds and emotional wellbeing. So he didn’t do this and instead of scotch, but he did, but he didn’t tell me he picked it because Irish whiskey just goes down so much more today. The way smoother. Yeah.
All right. So we did it. We made it. Okay.
What do we make it to do to contribute our time? Mark registered We dot Claire. Scott placed this to be so set a deadline
Claire is very in demand.
She, and I know your high demand better than demanding, which is what I’m usually called. ALL that’s you got me there sassy and mean in demanding and only occasionally endearing, very endearing
You’re hearing during at least 60% of the time. I think that’s fair.
Yes I did. That’s a pretty good ratio. That’s a pretty good, pretty good people. Take a percentage even though it’s not necessarily, every time I come away, one, I do come away from a conversation with you. I’m always left smiling. So I will say that like you are a very endearing person. You ALL. I regret that. I think even when you’re like upset, like still because there’s well, there’s good reasons. You’re upset when you’re upset at the end. They’re like, Oh, I feel like I should be upset now, but yeah, either Julie I hope that you can be thanks for joining us.
I would love to invite me at any time. It gives me an excuse to get tipsy at six, five 43.
Yeah. And I’m just, just were more pirate garb and you’re always welcome. Yeah. Yeah.
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