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TRANSCRIPT of Episode 23: "Interior Designer / Yankee Candle Company"

Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 23: "Interior Designer / Yankee Candle Company"


[00:00:00] Trey Gerrald: Hey Queens. Here's a quick editing note. This week Chelsey was in town and we recorded with her in my guest bedroom, which has nothing on the walls. So you will notice that her audio quality is just a touch echo-y. I apologize. It's completely my fault. We will do better moving forward. Regardless, this is a very fun episode. Bear with us. Next week everything goes back to normal audio wise, and we love you for listening. Enjoy the show.

THEME SONG: [00:00:26] Everybody's got an opinion.

Every Californian and Virginian.

It's so hard to tell who to trust and who to ignore.

Someone's gotta settle the score.

Trey and Chelsey will help you choose!

Whose views win, which ones lose.

Online haters are comin' for you!

Baby, it's time to Review That Review!

[00:00:55] Chelsey Donn: Hi.

[00:00:56] Trey Gerrald: Hello. Oh, look at you in that that fancy bedroom.

[00:01:01] Chelsey Donn: I wonder where I could be with this fancy lighting. That's very similar to yours.

[00:01:06] Trey Gerrald: Anyway. Hello everyone. Welcome to Review That Review the podcast dedicated to reviewing

[00:01:11] Chelsey Donn: Reviews! We're just like Siskel & Ebert, only instead of reviewing cinematic masterpieces, we rate and review those hilarious, scathing, and sometimes suspicious online reviews.

[00:01:22] Trey Gerrald: That's Chelsey, Donn.

[00:01:24] Chelsey Donn: And that's Trey Gerrald.

[00:01:26] Trey Gerrald: And together we're

[00:01:27] VOICEOVER: The Review Queens!

[00:01:31] Trey Gerrald: OMG Chelsey. You are in my guest bedroom and you are wearing my blue light blocking glasses. And you are looking very chic. Might I say?

[00:01:40] Chelsey Donn: Thank you! It's always nice to have a new pair. I'm home visiting my family. It's my sister. Sorry, my sister's daughter. That's a weird way of saying my niece. It's like my niece and my dad's birthday's both the same day. So it's a two for one. And I came in for that and my niece had a unicorn Barbie yoga birthday.

[00:02:05] Trey Gerrald: Wow.

[00:02:06] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Very specific! But she loves them all equally. So she just had to go for a three for one. And I just think it's amazing that a kid would want to do yoga for their birthday. Like I can't imagine ever being like, 'let's do a workout class!' But good for her, you know?

[00:02:22] Trey Gerrald: Oh my Gosh.

[00:02:25] Chelsey Donn: She's adorable. How was your week?

[00:02:28] Trey Gerrald: I've had a good week. You know, we got really were recording on a Thursday. 'Tell me on a Sunday, please.' I don't know why I just thought of that. I've had a good week. It's uh, another wonderful, like fall weather time, I'm wearing a sweater. It's a little hot. It's a little hot for it, but I'm like so into it. Yeah. It's been a good week. I'm happy to be back and recording with you my Queen.

[00:02:54] Chelsey Donn: I'm so happy to be here too. I got a couple of new sweaters too. It's like as soon as it starts to get even the littlest bit chilly, you're like, I think it's time for some new sweaters. I'm wearing as like very preppy attire.

[00:03:06] Trey Gerrald: It looks that!

[00:03:07] Chelsey Donn: Thank you. I had an audition earlier where I was playing a manager and this was, my most manager looking ensemble.

[00:03:13] Trey Gerrald: Wow. I feel like this podcast gives you a lot of experience with channeling management.

[00:03:18] Chelsey Donn: It's true. It is true. It is true. It was interesting to be on the other side, I will say. Yeah. Um, and with that in mind,

[00:03:27] Lodge A Complaint

[00:03:27] Chelsey Donn: Trey, do you have a complaint that you would like to Lodge to management since I'm dressed for the occasion and ready to receive your Complaint?

[00:03:35] Trey Gerrald: Yes, Manager. I need your attention because I'm here to

[00:03:39] VOICEOVER: Lodge a Complaint

[00:03:40] Trey Gerrald: against nightmares.

[00:03:42] Chelsey Donn: Ah, terrible.

[00:03:44] Trey Gerrald: Okay. So this actually happened, and this is following our, um, home state episode where, where we touched on our high schools. And I don't know if you ever have this, but I have this recurring, it's sometimes it's college too, but a very specific... trauma from my high school, you know, there were 15 of us, five of us were cut. So it always felt like you were unsafe, which I am owning that that is my experience. And I'm gonna talk about it. So.

[00:04:10] Chelsey Donn: Own it. Queen!

[00:04:11] Trey Gerrald: I... thank you. So I still to this day will have nightmares. Like, this literally happened earlier this week and I texted two of my friends that were in high school with me, where it's suddenly they have, we were showing up, we're all having our adjudications, which we had. It was like you would go into this board room and sit at the end of a huge conference table-

[00:04:30] Chelsey Donn: We called them juries in college. Is it the same, same idea?

[00:04:34] Trey Gerrald: Similar. But um, you didn't have to do a performance. It was like, sort of, they just were sort of like evaluating you on the entire semester, which I guess is kind of similar to a jury.

[00:04:44] Chelsey Donn: Well, a jury. Yeah. But they would ask us to do stuff.

[00:04:46] Trey Gerrald: Right. So this was based on all of the performances throughout the, like working in the classes.

[00:04:50] Chelsey Donn: It was just like a one-on-one meeting assessment.

[00:04:53] Trey Gerrald: With every faculty member. And you.

[00:04:55] Chelsey Donn: Wow.

[00:04:56] Trey Gerrald: At a board table and they would, each teacher had -

[00:04:59] Chelsey Donn: At a board table?

[00:05:00] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, it was a literal boardroom, like you're doing 'don't fuck with me fellas' from Mommie Dearest, like -

[00:05:06] Chelsey Donn: That's nightmarish.

[00:05:07] Trey Gerrald: It was, and each teacher had their own set of rosters for like their disciplines. And you would sit there. And I remember being so traumatized that I illegally brought in a mini tape recorder in my book bag. To record them berating me because I thought I would like sue them or something. This is like we're in the weeds. They were always great. They always were never mean to me. They just never thought I was spectacular enough to like, be a huge success, which whatever.

[00:05:33] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:05:33] Trey Gerrald: I just never, it doesn't matter, but so I still have these nightmares. The other day, I had a nightmare that I was preparing to go in for this adjudication. And they had suddenly there were 10 strangers and there were all alternates that were waiting to replace us if we were going to about to be cut from the program. So I texted my friends, Lucinda and Lauren, and were like 'another high school nightmare.' And my friend Lauren was like, 'you should lodge it as a Complaint.' Which I thought was so cute. I'm lodging that cause nightmares, especially when they wake you up and you're like in a sweat like that literally happens to me.

[00:06:07] Chelsey Donn: Yeah!

[00:06:08] Trey Gerrald: I guess there's some repressed trauma I'm realizing as I'm speaking this out, but, um, nightmares are terrifying. Why do our brains do that? Like, the mind is so miraculous, like we're processing all of the stuff and trying to like figure it out. And this is, you know, I graduated high school in '04, so this is like, deep-rooted. I don't know why my mind is still trying to work that out, but I'm, I'm lodging a complaint against nightmares because I don't like feeling out of control.

[00:06:33] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Not a good feeling. Also. I just feel like in my nightmares, there's always some challenge that I need to complete that's impossible to complete, but in my dream, like version of reality, it's like, why can't I get this done? It's like, it's an unsolvable mystery. That's why.

[00:06:50] Trey Gerrald: I also have a lot of frequent nightmares where my teeth fall out. That happens a lot to me. I have that a lot.

[00:06:57] Chelsey Donn: A lot? That, that one, I mean, we can talk about this on the, on the, uh, Patreon, but that, that one actually has a lot of meaning.

[00:07:06] Trey Gerrald: I've heard that. Yeah.

[00:07:08] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. We can talk about later.

[00:07:09] Trey Gerrald: I'm gonna make a note. What about you? What do you want to Lodge A Complaint against?

[00:07:13] Chelsey Donn: Thank you for asking. I want a Lodge, A Complaint. Now I know I complain a lot about driving it's because I live in LA and you know, we drive a lot, but I feel like I'm really a team player when I drive. So I don't know why I feel like I need to preface this complaint with this, but I just want to say, like, I get it. We all have somewhere to go. And I'm someone that is very much like let's all get there as quickly and safely. As possible. So that being said, I really hate it when I'm driving and you can make a right turn on red. And someone's behind you and they're honking at you.

[00:07:48] Trey Gerrald: Oh my God.