- September 10, 2020
Toni chats about her new game, Scattergories Die Lie Secret Fact, why she’s had itchy ears, finding the best car park, and R U OK? Day.
On today’s show:
- Scattergories Die Lie, Secret, Fact
- Toni’s itchy ears
- Pason’s Cooking tips
- Finding the best car park
- R U OK?
This podcast is produced by BIG MEDIA COMPANY.
welcome to Episode Six of one trick Tony, the podcast where you can stop thinking about your own problems for a minute and think about mine instead. Number six What the fuck? Oh, I saw in the first literally 20 seconds that's not good. Hi pace in How are you? I'm good. So obviously patience here with me and we call him patient because his name is Mason and he's my PA.
And last week, last episode, which if you're bingeing, you've probably just listened to and you thought that's such a good idea. And I don't want to wait. We don't have to wait. It's happening right now. We decided that we actually would never ever, ever, ever, ever start an episode with how are you again? Because we talked about how we chat all week, literally all the time. And then we chat for like 1015 minutes before we start recording even though we're not together and then we go on how You like we've literally haven't seen each other in five years. So we decided that with the help of the scattegories dice,
you've got one.
Yes, I've prepared this and I had to do it myself. Because
we got to remind you,
even though my P is like your one job to remind me to bring this dye, dye style
sky dog does not
die because it's only one. So like, you
know, dice is singular. I think dice is singular die is the plural, but
the only wrong Yeah, I think you need to Google that. I can be pretty sure that one dice many dice.
Oh, yeah, that's the other way around.
But that sounds broken down. One day. Oh, look at me. I'm about to roll my die. Like that just sounds stupid. Anyway, we've got this 20 sided die from a game of scattegories. And I actually had someone messaged me that they went and Bought scattegories because I described it and they thought it sounded like such a great game. Really? Yes. But did you influence? I know influence. Going by Scott degrees you can find that your local came up $25. But anyway, so we decided that we were going we decided I decided because I'm a dickhead. And I get to decide these things because it's, I'm on the Billboard, you know? So we've got this die. Yeah. Okay.
Just depressing. Isn't it very,
it is depressing. Maybe we'll come up with another name for it, but not right now. Because that sounds like it's gonna take a long time. Because when you hear the name that I've come up with this over a whole week, you're not going to be so we said that we were going to roll this die. This die dice And whatever letter came up. So anyway, I was gonna say it again because I feel like I didn't explain it very well. So there's 20 sided die that has a different letter on each side, and we're going to roll it. And whatever letter comes up on the top, we have to come up with a lie a secret or a fact about ourselves. And that's going to be our icebreaker. And guess what I've called it scattergories DOD law secret fact that was written in
Lie secret fact. Data, Data data. All right, that's Yes. Yep. There's that. Okay, so, would you like to go first, or would you like me to go first? No,
I can go first.
Okay, so I'm gonna roll. Oh, how should we both use the same letter or should we use a different letter H.
we should use the same letter. Yeah, yeah, right, let's say and if that doesn't go well, I'll roll again. Okay, you can go first. Okay, I'm rolling the dice. This is a it's, it's being monitored. It's like not a secret roll. J. So you've got to come up with a lot of secret or effect starting with DJI. It's legit.
Oh, that's backwards.
DJI that's backwards. Okay, um, jail. No, no. Okay. So there's a little bit of a story. So we're a bit of a camping family. Oh, of course. Yep. And so, in in the early days of camping, this would have been when I was probably eight years old. We went down to a river. Can't remember where the river was. Yeah, and was one of those small revisits not super deep, sort of, like probably, probably ankle height. Yeah, maybe maybe halfway up. TNA? Yeah. And the force was so strong that I got swept under, not swept under, but like knocked over. Yeah. And I lost both pairs of jandals.
no, that is not rival. It was going. I was like j j. j, but obviously, like, your family's k way, so jandals that makes sense. That's a pretty good story. I mean, it's black. It's fine. Like, it's fine. Like it's a fun story.
So which one is it? So which, which one is which one are you gonna guess? factory the lie.
Oh, no, it's not that.
No, you get to come up with a lie a secret or a fact?
no, it's not a good guessing game. It's like, you know, knio knio Oh my god.
So I'm, I'm coming out with a fact.
No secret. No, no, no, fuck me. Sorry, obviously explain this side terribly. Okay. No. So I said a lie, a secret or a fact because that was easy to come up with something from only one letter. Okay, sure, but
like he could see. Isn't that funny and figuring out which one it is?
Well, that was obviously true. Like that thing that you that.
You just it happened to my brother? Oh,
this is the worst game ever? No. Okay. So, what I envisioned is that you had to come up with something that you'd either I understand. confusions come from, I didn't explain it very well. So that you could come up with like a secret or a fact about yourself. Like, starting with that letter, but I should let if it was only secrets that would be too hard to come up with.
Yeah, no, that's that's fair. I just I just thought it would be fun if we had to figure out which one it was. It was a bit more of a game. Yeah, but we can we can. It's up to you.
One I will now I'm embarrassed because not only have I fucked up explaining it, but your story was awful. And it was a lie. What's gonna happen to you? Okay, so does that mean that I have to roll the die die dice? Are you gonna go with Jay? Or should I go with j? And again, there's something fun about rolling. Hi. All right, I'll roll it again. Standard roll. Ah, okay. Ally, a sacred or a fact starting with Ah, about me. Or are we doing your dumb game where I have to lie about something
which doesn't have to be a lot. It could be a sacred or it could be a fact. Okay.
A sacred about me. So Heading with ah oh my god this is really hot. This is actually really hot. So
hot, isn't it?
This is really hot now it's way easier if you're making up a story. Yeah. I could do a fact. Okay, here we go. Um, but I don't know if this counts because it's not really, but I hate mint. Right? Is that does that count? That doesn't count it's
it's not very good Hoss to be honest.
Okay, um, something starting with Ah, this is really fucking hard and also not good listening for whoever is listening may try to come up with a fact or a secret about myself. It's actually just Asia making a stone yet is except now whatever I say you're gonna go Well, you've made that up because I can't think of anything Okay, true or false? I was house Captain at my school.
Yeah, that is true. That is true. What colour? It's called Yagan, which was like Maroon? And it's like yeah, cuz all of our houses were named after like, famous Western Australians have really?
Yeah brown moraine.
Maroon? Yeah. Yeah. Andy like, and our school colours were marone and light blue. Like,
yeah, so and it was a private school so we had like the whole uniform. And like our blazes, like how big jackets they will Maroon. And I was so horrible, so horrible. And during summer because the girls had to wear a dress and the dress was lot blue with like, a maroon logo on it. So it was like a nurse's dress.
yeah. And then the sports uniform was all mirage. With moron or Maroon? I don't know. I don't know how to pronounce anything and I might be an idiot.
I didn't know what the what the plural of dice was. So
that's fair. I mean, you're only 20 these things happen. But the so the whole sports uniform was Maroon Maroon. And our shirt our house shirt was Maroon Maroon. So we had to wear it was just like a whole outfit of Maroon Maroon. Anyway, I feel like we need to workshop this game. And that actually might not make it into the podcast. So if you've just heard the story about the game, feel privileged because we've definitely talked about calling that out. This is not a fact starting with Jay. But do you want to hear something really gross? Yeah. So yesterday, so I get I know that this is really really bad and you're not supposed to put q tips in your ears. But my get really really itchy and really waxy because I get really bad high fever
is is that you sure that's what does it
mean it might not be
earphones and headphones.
See actually that makes more sense it might be from wearing headphones all the time. That actually makes so much sense. Can you please Google if that's a side effect of wearing headphones all the time because if it is, then I don't know why I get such he is all the time
and a lot a lot of build up. Do you get that?
Yeah, I do. And they like they always he like the wax is always like really each EMI is sorry, this is foul. That makes so much more sense than me having high fever, excessive ear. He works.
Yeah, your infections.
Get ear infections. They just they just get each year all the time. Anyway. I thought it was because I get high fever but obviously that's a lie that I've told myself at some point. I took a high fever though and it's getting bad now that spring Do you have asthma? You seem like someone that would have asthma.
Really? No, no, I don't. I mean, cuz we were sitting under a tree yesterday and might go No, no, no, no, my girlfriend and I was sitting girlfriend I was sitting underneath underneath the tray and she was just her eyes and everything was just going with all the high fever.
Yeah, I get it really badly and I just assumed that's why I got such he is but obviously that's not the reason Anyway, I'm going to put these scattegories dos down wherever that I might been the scattegories dos actually. Um, but anyway, this is really gross. So I get really he is not supposed to put q tips in your ears but I always do because I have to because otherwise they are so he drives me nuts. And it's so gross, but like the cushions that we have on couch a like feather cushions. Like they have like feathers in them. I don't know what type of bird it is, but I'm pretty sure that they're vegan. It's not an actual bird, because I got them from IKEA and I can't imagine that they're using real feathers because that sounds like something a rich person would have. Not someone that's buying cushions from IKEA. IKEA if you are listening, I think that you are a rich person's venue but we need to be real about what kind of people are shopping there. And it's people like me. And anyway, and I was cleaning out. I was cleaning out my ear. And there was a feather in there.
see? Oh, it was small. It wasn't like a fucking peacock feather or anything. Like imagine that it just like capes coming like a clown scuff. No, it was not like that was like, maybe these speak
Oh wow. So like least a centimetre.
sizable, like something that's bigger than should be in your ear without you being able to tell. And that came out with a Q tip. Yes, I was just like, oh, cleaning my ears and then I just like I pulled the cutie pal. And there was just like a little feather on it.
is that really bad? Do
you think it's pretty disgusting at the beginning it I guess your head on the pillow?
Yeah, I guess I was like lying on the couch. And it's just like, found its way in there. But I mean, no wonder my ears were getting so itchy because there was I wonder what else is in there. I remember this boy at school that I went to school with, like primary school. And him tell it like getting up first show and tell like, well, we called it news like, and you would get up and be like, Good morning, everyone. Then everyone would go. Good morning tiny and then you would go well, and then tell your story and then at the end you'd go Thank you for listening to my news and Everyone go. Yeah, well, me and obviously because I love attention because people that stop podcasts love attention because I would always get up with garbage news like I told the worst stories similar to now and I just can't believe that I didn't get booed off Do you ever think about like dumb stories that you told when you're a kid and you're like, watching someone call me the fuck out for that?
Like teachers especially like Yeah,
yeah Oh like you know when you're a kid and you tell really dumb was like oh, yeah, like you just bullshit because you don't know anything and you don't know that you're not really supposed to tell white lies about stuff like I'm into telling people that if my family owned a farm, like that's not the truth and just been like, cool. Like, I don't know, I actually don't even know it's not like a cool flex be like yeah, my parents have FAMAS like What up? Like, I don't even know why I would have said that. But I literally used to tell people that like hackery But anyway, so this kid who I won't name just in case, he got up and he was telling us about, like, how over the weekend, he'd gone away on holiday, it must have been like a long weekend or something. And he was like, oh, and then it was really hot. And a lot more. He was really he and each day and law, I pulled a fly out and it had died.
and that has stayed with me all these years. I must have been in like year five when that happened. And I just remember being like, That's disgusting. And now I'm going on telling people that I pulled a feather out of my ear. And I would just like to say that it's not because I'm dirty, or like don't shower or anything? I feel like that could happen to anyone who cleans ears in the shower. No, I wasn't in the shower, in the shower,
shower, but who does that? who cleans ears in the shower? How do you do that? Just stick your finger in there and just
I don't know.
You wouldn't be able to because you know when your finger is wet. Yeah. And it just like would get hot.
It would like that.
suction in your ear and that would be horrible. Yeah. Well, I didn't. I just want people to know that. I just figured you're in the shower. I'm not a doctor. But no, don't do that. And I clean my ears semi regularly. Yes. Also, I know that you're not supposed to do that. But it's not as if I haven't cleaned my ears in a year. And then there was a feather in there and it's like well fuck me How long was the feather and like the feather had only been there for one to two days absolute maximum I feel really judged and I feel like people that are listening are judging me about the feathery my ear. I didn't think that you were going to take the story this badly to be honest. Really?
No, I'm sure people pull that worse to be honest.
Have you ever pulled anything out of your ear?
Now my ears are pretty good like maybe a little bit of excess wax buildup? Yeah, but outside of that,
like I have gotten like big like fish in my ear go like I'm like a big chunk of waxes come out. Oh, yeah, is that bad? Should I go to a doctor?
Probably I mean, cuz I can get the you can get that removal stuff like beyond the liquid that breaks it all down and it just moves Yeah, you're Yeah,
yeah, that really freaks me out. Like, you know how you can go and get your ears syringed.
get like, that just freaks me out. Like, I'm really funny about my ears. And I don't know if it's because I literally use them for work. Like, I mean, everybody does, but like, cuz I'm a sound person. I sit there and edit stuff all day. I'm, like, very pedantic about my ears. Like, I wear earplugs at the movies.
Yeah. Like, I am very, very pedantic about my ears. And like, if I'm at a pub or something, and the music's really loud, like, I'll put earplugs in. Really, I'll go outside. Yeah, I'm like really funny about it, I think because my dad was pretty deaf. So I'm at like, industrial deafness from like working in like loud areas. So maybe I'm just really paranoid about it. But yeah, I'm like really funny about noise. So I feel like because of all those things that makes me not want to get my ears syringed because it just freaks me out, like, imagining I don't actually know how ear syringing works, but here's what I picture is that they stab a needle into your face, the side of your face your ear. Like, is it actually a needle? Or is it just a syringe so that you can like getting short? Er like hard and fast?
I'm looking at it now.
Oh, is it focht
Oh, is it gross?
This must be okay. It's also called irrigation or ear syringing
know, it's it now that the irrigation should
be brought to them and tell them that they should change it.
But you know, those um, you know there's water flosses the water
Like a horse pick
Waterpik Yeah, yeah. So it's like that for you. Yeah.
But if I did that it would have blown the feather further into my ear, like, into my head, and it would have like, come out the other side.
It's not. It must be you must be real bad to have to have. Ear syringing Okay, maybe I
should go and get my ears syringed when it's safe. Maybe that would benefit me
audit. Well, I mean, to be honest, like that. Like the fifth is not even that bad. Like,
it's not that bad. Hi, can you
please Google displays pulling out a two and a half centimetre cockroach.
Oh, he's so disgusting.
On maggots a cricket
or not? That's fact.
Huh? ham 57 maggots
Was I living in destitute skwala?
Oh yeah, a fly had crawled into the woman's ear and light eggs which then she hadn't been lodged from surgery performed decades earlier, which got regularly infected. Oh my god, the doctors videotape the woman's infestation before surgery to remove the maggot. Stop it
Stop it Stop. I've just had to help some water to calm me down. You're making a face like you're gonna keep going and I need you to stop because that's fucking disgusting. I was gonna say can you Google and see if there's stories of people like pulling out Lego or like, you know, other household items not maggots and dogs and cats. Like I don't want to hear about that. That's fucking disgusting. a matchstick. Yes, that's funny. Bobby shoot.
That's that's the that's funny. That's funny. That's better than that other thing. Oh, this is cute.
Oh, yeah, a young girl from Beijing reportedly had a dandy line growing unit. Yeah. Oh,
well, like so this Sade has like blown into her ear in a hot wind and, like bedded itself
yet they found a fully formed dandy line about two centimetres long
What the fuck?
I wonder if they see a bit of once I get them out?
Probably like yeah, I would say like crazy tooth. Oh gee, remember that story not that long ago about like that girl, or a mother painted boy. I don't know who but about someone who had like teeth growing in like random parts of their body. Cuz you're not those stories. Sorry. Yeah, this really weird 10 hasn't it? We're talking about weird medical stories.
Just take a sip.
Yeah, I've had to have some washing down. That's, that's too much. Um, so we fucked up, we put dice game. And now we fucked up with me joking about things in people's ears. And I just don't know if how far in a way we're half an hour and I don't know if we can win.
Well, I mean, I, I had, I had a little think, and I've read I mean, we've talked about it, but I've really been getting into cooking. Nice. And I thought and I thought that I could bring a little cooking tip segment to the show.
Okay, only if it's good, because it's my podcast and I feel that maybe you're encroaching a bit much on my space. Sure, and that's maybe quite emotional. Not what is that? Okay, all right, should we do it but you've got to tell me the tape in 30 seconds.
Okay, so I can I can do better than that. So the tip when you're making salads, salads aren't the best thing like they're a bit they're a bit higher hum like they're all right. But the best thing to do is if there are tomatoes in the salad, get mixed tomatoes. Always use mixed tomatoes. It gives it a bit of a cultural sort of like a sort of ups the cultural side of things like you feel like you're in like Europe or something when you have
a main mix tomatoes, as in us like cherries and Roma and Buffalo,
whatever. Yeah, yellow ones grain red, mix it up. And also add fruit and salads. peaches, plums, grapes,
mommy. So always put strawberries in our salads so that we date them. Yum. Yeah, so she'd be like, you can't just hate the strawberries out of it. Like, you have to eat the whole thing.
With a guy that's a good tip. It's a good little tip. Oh, you're not that happy with it? I cannot.
It's fine now. We'll leave it in.
We're gonna leave the tomato cap. Why won't bring it back then?
No, no, no, no, no, it was it was good. Okay. No, no, I like to tip, you know, because there's gonna be people that might be listening to this while they cook and they go, Oh, I'm making a salad at Soho harm and then they go fuck me. I'm gonna add all these different types of tomatoes for sure.
Yeah, it's good.
It is good.
Well, I actually figured tomatoes. I went into my food shopping on Saturday, and I opened the back door of my car. And there was a tomato on the back say, oh, like it's rolled out of the lack of my shopping bags like last week, or maybe the week before and I do didn't say it and it was just like in the back of my car that's gross say
I am not cutting off
his throat you throw it out what did you
did throw it out? Um It was very soft.
it wasn't in good shape which is why it makes me think that it wasn't last week's show because the week before we miss a lot though so maybe it could have been on any time
Yeah, not ideal.
part actually. At my this is not good actually. So I already sound really disgusting today. And now people are just going to think I'm a moron as well. But so at my local calls. My Local calls is part of a shopping centre. It's not just like a standalone calls.
This isn't good.
I So at the moment in Melbourne, and probably no, I think just in Melbourne, you can only only one person per household can go to the shops. So normally tobes and I would do our food shopping together because we go together. It's like we get out of the house, we do something. That sounds fun. We get out of the house. It's like a fun activity. But we'll both go normally, but at the moment because of all of our lockdown rules. Only one person per household can go. So our side note tops can't drive. What do you mean? I know he does not have his licence.
Oh, that's like me. You don't have your licence? No, I'm still I'm still on my ELS
Oh my god. I'm surrounded by loser boys that can't drive. Are you serious? Okay, but how old are your 2020 year? Okay, well tobs 1031. Like last week, so you know what anyway spec. Night Sorry, why would you not want to have your licence? Why would why would you not want to have to go licence? Like I literally don't understand how you can live without it.
no, don't just say Yeah. Because Because so can your girlfriend drive?
Yes she can luckily. I mean this the good
now we're gonna need your fucking Lawson's yeah but doesn't need to fucking get it cuz she'll drive you everywhere. And I'm telling you that because I know from fucking experience because tobs can't drive because I drive everywhere it's like to be able to drive like oh good she can do it. But now and it's never really been a problem except that sometimes it's a bit frustrating because I always have to be designated driver which is fine. I'm not really a big drinker. But because only one of us can go and do the shopping. It just makes more sense for me to go and do it because I can drive and go and do it and take me an hour on it's done. So for the last night for five weeks, I've been doing the shopping by myself. And because the shops are really, really empty at the moment, it's like there's heaps of parking and it's really easy to get in and get out. It's not very busy. And there's this really fucking awesome parking spots right near the door. And the last like four or five weeks that I've gone to do the shopping. Every time I woke up, I'm like, Oh, I wonder if that spot like that awesome spots gonna be empty. And I have been. And I was like, Oh, this is such a good spot. And I always you're not going to care about this because you're a loser. But I always reverse Park like, it's just one of my things. I find it way more easy. Now that's feel way more easy. I find it way easier. So whenever I'm like pulling into somewhere, I'm like, cool. Yep, all good. And like scooch forward and then reversing so good. Anyway, so this spot has been empty for weeks, weeks in a row and it's just such good spots. Like it's pretty big. It's like right near the door. And I was like How is this spot always empty? And so I pulled in See, amaze me sound like a really bad person he does but let me explain. So I'm thinking that I'm always getting really lucky getting the spa. And obviously, you've all figured it out by now. It's a disabled car park. But that did cross my mind right? But there's nothing on the ground. Like so you know, normally like a disabled car park is like fully painted blue or it has like the blue invalid symbol on it, and it doesn't have that doesn't have that anywhere. Anyway, so like I rock up Saturday morning, it's like 8:30am I'm like got all my green bags and like ready to go got my list, my meticulous list. I'm like, raring to go for the shopping, and I i pulling IRA vesting, and I looked up because I had to like, do connects my phone from the Bluetooth in the car. I like looked up briefly and realised that the spot opposite the spot that I was parked in, there's a pole next to it and the pole has a sign on that that says disabled parking this way. And it's like the spotlight literally adjacent adjacent opposite the spot that I was parked in and I was like, Oh my fucking god because I reverse scene, right because I reverse POC in I don't see the sign. I know. And I've been parking there for weeks, weeks and weeks and even before COVID even before they suck downs like I've parked today before but recently I'm like it's always fucking empty and it's such a good spots right near the door like it's awesome. And I post a photo of it on our Instagram because I think that people will We'll agree that it is not well marked and I feel I feel so guilty like I obviously feel incredibly guilty that I was parking in that spot. But
look if they haven't to be fair if it's not painted on the ground I thought you're gonna make it obvious.
And I thought that like legally it had to be painted on the ground like well signed, but when you say these photo, let me just fucking say that when you see this photo, I think you'll be on my side. I reckon everybody will understand. But anyway, luckily I haven't been fined and now that I have seen it is a disabled spa. It's like a priority parking spot. I'm obviously never going to park there again. Because I would never do that intentionally because I'm not an asshole. But I think that everybody when I say this, I will agree that it is not that well signed, and that I think it's fine. I think it's literally fun,
but I think I know I'd like you look if it's not signed well it's fine
I will show you we'll say the photo and and you'll understand you'll get it alright but yeah so now people think I'm gross and also that I am just don't care for others in the community because I'm just like parking and priority parking spot like what am I going to do like kicking old person like I'm not a bad person I've just got feathers in my ear and I can't rage and I scrutinising myself about it and I do feel really bad I feel so bad. But anyway. As melburnians though, aside from the bad news about me, parking wherever I want over the weekend, so the weekend just gone we all got some really bad news, which is that we are going to be locked down for an extra 700 years. I think that the estimate, so at the moment while we're recording, this is September, the beginning of September, and we will probably not be back to normal in terms of being able to go people's houses and all of that kind of thing until What's the date? Like November 23?
Yeah, before Christmas.
Yeah. And they kind of saying like, if you have family that you would normally spend Christmas with, like, outside of Victoria, like, you probably won't be able to say them and all of that thing, and it's just like, really horrible. And I thought that it was quite timely, because this week is also Are you okay, Jay? So, on this so today, when you're listening to this on September the 10th is Ioh k day. And for anybody that's not in Australia or hasn't heard about it. It's basically an initiative to set one day a year to chat about mentoring. Health and ask your friends. You okay? Like it's incredibly straightforward, but it's just like a really good reminder to, like check in with your mates, especially at the moment like, I've got, I've got friends from outside of Melbourne who lately have been like, Oh, we haven't really chatted and I've been like, yeah, bro, I'm pretty depressed like, I can't do anything and all like even my sister, she's, she's actually just moved states so she was living in wha and she's just moved to the Northern Territory because her husband got a new job. And, and so she's got so much going on, like so much going on, and I want to talk to her but at the same time, I'm like, I've got nothing to say. Like, even if we chat on the phone. I actually don't have anything to tell you about. Like, there's nothing going on here. I have to stay indoors all the time. Like all I'm doing is working and going to the shops and parking in the wrong spot. Like there's nothing To do and I just like, you know, are you okay day are going to be doing pretty fucking well this year I reckon because like it's going to be so many people like me, it couldn't come at a better time, especially for people in Melbourne, all of Victoria. And I know that I've spoken really, especially last week when I talked about my mom and how important talking about grief is for me, and I've also talked about like anxiety and depression and OCD and the way that I struggle with those things. And I'm really open about it, but I know that not everybody is so I thought it was like a good opportunity to bring that up and make sure that you like check in with your friends. And I thought that like my friend who I talked to all the time person I thought that I would ask you are you okay?
And Mike, thank you now that's I completely agree like it's, it's, it couldn't have come at a better time. Like for Everyone, yeah, like I'm like, I just hear stories from friends and from family of people who just like living alone and not having Yeah. Any support. And so like, I'm super, super lucky because I've got like my girlfriend and my entire family that I can spend time with. And so, like, yeah, it's hard and it's, it is, it is a bit anxiety inducing, and you do feel heavy, like I'm, I'm doing pretty well considering, you know, everything that's happening, and then when I think about what other people could be going through as well. It sort of puts that into a little bit of perspective,
I think as well because obviously, we're not obviously but you normally work in like a really busy office, you're doing lots of different things like you work for other podcasts, the daily talk show and like you work for all those guys and obviously you are at my beck and call 24 so you're very busy. But so normally you're in like a real Not high stress but like high movement like high energy area where you're like burning off all of that extra energy and anything that is bothering your home you kind of like get over it at work and whatever's bothering your work you can kind of get over at home. But working from home still and I mean not even just in Victoria, there's still there's people working from home all of all over the place and for people that aren't in Australia, this is like a little bit Australia centric and I'm really sorry but I mean, not even like I mean in America, like their numbers are still so crazy every single day like they've got such heartbreaking numbers in deaths and cases all the time. And you know, people are still Yeah, working from home and all of that and it's just it when you get to work from home for a week or even a month like it's it's fun because it's different and you get to work in your pyjamas and all of those things but like the novelty wears off like it Not even funny how quick it is that it's not exciting anymore. And so like for you have you found working from home has affected your mental health in that way or have you preferred it
or I think
without having the proper disconnect like I because my working from home is working in my bedroom and so like my desk and computer it's all in my room and so
that's hard. Yeah,
yeah, it's like I can't keeping the problems at work isn't a thing anymore like it's Yeah, it's it's everywhere and like problems at home or whatever is happening like that's, it's all mixed into one thing and so I think that's that's hard because you don't have any outlet or escape. And then it's just like, for me as well like, the gym thing. Like everything's in the hat like everything's at home now. And so yeah, not having anywhere to go to fall. Different things just
like change of scenery and an escape. Yeah, I completely understand.
Yeah. So I mean, that's, yeah, that that has been probably the hardest thing, just not being able to go to these different places for each, you know, activity or each thing I'm doing to sort of have that mental switch of like, okay, like, it's work mode, okay. It's like, you know, family time or whatever.
And it's hard I think like, it's, it's a lot harder to strike the like work life balance of turning your phone off or turn your computer off or whatever, because anything that you would normally do at home on your computer isn't fun right now because it's what you on for work, you know, and all of that stuff. So it's it's such a hard thing to navigate. And I think that yeah, it's just like such an odd time and I know that that has been said a million times and I'm by no means smart or groundbreaking for having said it, but it is. I think it's just like a really good timely reminder. Like, ask your mates and check in with your mates. And I've seen this thing on floating around online. And you would have seen it, it's it's everywhere. peep and it's like checking with your loud mates, check in with your quiet mates, check in with your mates that normally do this normally do that. And it's like all your different types of friends like you don't just have to be quiet to feel depressed or feel like just slightly off. Like, I'm a really loud, obnoxious over the top person. And I know that I personally struggle with like a myriad of mental health issues. And not that I'm embarrassed by it, but like, it doesn't really match my character. And that's probably something that has really surprised me after opening up on the podcast about mental health people like I would have never guessed like you seem so bubbly and I wouldn't have thought that your podcast would be that deep or that you would talk about that kind of thing. Now it's like yeah, well, you know, lots of people. Lots of Different kinds of people struggle and my boyfriend tubes, thumb the giant water bottle. He He is not a stressed person, like he is very calm. He's super easy going and he's never had any real like anxiety issues or, or depression like obviously he gets sad he has like a good human range of emotion but he like I wouldn't say that he's not in touch with his emotions or anything because I think he is, especially towards me and that's all that I need to really be concerned about. But like during this time he's gone. Like I just feel really flat. And I think it's just acknowledging that and not just washing it away and being like, Oh, I feel really flat, but I'll be better tomorrow. But being like, Oh, I feel really flat and I need to either have a break or add food or go and exercise or get some fresh air or whatever the case may be like But I think Yeah, even if you don't normally suffer from, like mental health issues like whether it's Yeah, as whatever end of the spectrum it's on, I think, yeah, just acknowledging that and like saying to your friends like, Hey, I feel like shit, even if it's as easy as that, like, you don't have to go into anything that you're not comfortable with. But yeah, I think it's just come at a really good time, especially for people, like still working from home and still being locked in their houses and still can't see their moms and dads and grandparents or kids or sisters or whoever. Because it's fucking shit. It's really shit and hearing the extension of the lockdown, I totally understand it. And I totally respect it. There's no part of me that's like, oh, what the fuck? Like, why are we still locked down because I have a lot of respect for authority. And I have a lot of respect for science. So I understand that that's what we need to do. And I think it's Yeah, just appreciating that, like, we do need to do it and we need to do a good job so that we can get the fuck out of our house. Um, but yeah, like I just thought that I would ask, are you okay? How are you? Are you okay? Oh my god, that's so sweet. I was actually not expecting that because it was gonna be all about you. One trick patient. No, I actually I think how am I? Okay, this um, funnily enough, this podcast has given me like a really good outlet of being able to share how I'm feeling. And for some reason, no one's told me to stop yet. And I find that really hard. But, like, in the last episodes, I was talking about my mom and talking about grief and I remember talking to you after we recorded it and going like he's not too heavy. Do you think people are gonna switch off like it's very personal and like, it's such a
just so personal. I don't even know how else to describe that. But it's something that, like, affects me so deeply. Like, am I giving too much like people like, oh, babe, like, tell us a story about how you shot yourself. But don't tell us about like your actual problems. And I can't believe the response. Like I got so many people that messaged and like trusted me with their story. And it wasn't easy. Like it was actually quite hard to rate them. But just hearing that people have said, like, oh, I've never really been able to describe the feelings that I've had and you described it perfectly. And I'm going to go and see a psych now and that kind of thing. And that was amazing. And so I think in response to your question, like, am I okay, I actually feel pretty good. I definitely have shitty times at the moment. Like I just want to go and see my friends. Like my family's in wi all of my friends here in Melbourne. I still can't see them and it fucking sucks. But yeah, I think I am doing okay. I definitely Yeah, I have my moments but I think I am doing okay. Um, I mean, as good as we can expect, you know, I found a feather in my ear. Talking in an invalid spot like I feel really bad about that still was all I could think about like, are you okay? No I'm not. I'm talking not. Or and you are allowed to say that you're not okay. I feel like people say Are you okay? And you go? Yeah, and going fine, but I feel like some people are gonna want to go like no, I'm fucking shit. I can't see my fucking family. I haven't seen my boyfriend. I am not allowed to go and play laser tag. I don't know is that still a thing? Can you that that is the first hobby that came in time now. Mine just
love laser tag.
Is that still a thing?
Yeah, well, this is placing in Box Hill called Dark Zone. Every Dark Zone
Should we do for a Christmas party if we should
Should we guarded or do you have to run around?
Now you can say at one spot if you want
Yeah, I don't want to run
because if you just set up in one spot that's good. You'll be able to
Yeah, I'll several camp dogs Dark Zone. That actually sounds really fun let's write that down. Um except at the rate we're going it might be 2021 but we'll say one trick 2021 one trick 20 Tony, that's this year. Um, but yeah, I think you know what, I'm happy with that. And I reckon, I reckon we laid the scattegories Gaming. Yeah, we didn't do a great job and we will absolutely workshop for next week. Please bear with us. It will be better I can do better. I will also come up with a better name. Yeah we have to come up we have to do better please trust me that next week will be better that's how we should finish every thing promise you that it's gonna get better than this and that's why even me being date that saying literally the podcast is gonna get better not your life I've got no but the podcast will be better I promise that I actually I can't promise that the podcast is going to be better. I have control over that by got my
But maybe you're listening and you're thinking, Hey, I can think of a better way for them to do this cat grease cat. You can message us on its
title and we also need a mechanic like we need to know how to play the actual game, and
that don't revolve around the sky. Greece dice would also be fine. But I do like the idea of implementing and involving the scattegories dice because it's really fun. I feel like it's really fun if you can think of a better game and we will we'll credit you we will tell people that was your idea. Maybe maybe a wine oh my god was that sexy? Hi. Oh no, that wasn't kidding for
the only fans. Maybe.
And maybe we wind Oh, that felt hot.
Okay, well that's it from me. message us your game ideas plays at one trick pony show on Instagram or to me personally on Instagram at Tony Lodge. And, or you can email us your ideas hi at one trick tiny.com or you can write good ideas in a letter and send it to p o box 400. Abbotsford 3162.
I think that's all I think that's all the ways you can contact us with your game ideas because we fucking suck and we can't think of anything. Is there anything else that you would like to add paste in?
I'm not I mean the cooking game we won't be bringing that back out of the cooking tips. I think that's in the bin to be honest.
Let us know if you hated the cooking.
We'll decide if it goes back based on your feedback. Live on the show Kelly just yet is a live brainstorm. That's fine. That's what these tests are for. Okay. All right. Well, thank you so much for listening to episode six. Oh my god, Episode Six. And we'll see you next week. Love you.