TRANSCRIPT of Episode 30: "NEW YEARS BASH! Planet Fitness / Nikki Beach"

Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 30: "NEW YEARS BASH! Planet Fitness / Nikki Beach"


*Please Pardon any spelling errors!

THEME SONG: [00:00:00] 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!

RTR 30 New Years

[00:00:00] VOICEOVER: [Theme Song]

[00:00:30] Chelsey Donn: Hi.

[00:00:32] Trey Gerrald: Hello!

[00:00:33] Chelsey Donn: Oh God, you look so good.

[00:00:35] Trey Gerrald: Happy New Year!

[00:00:37] Chelsey Donn: Happy New Year Review That Review Queens.

[00:00:40] Trey Gerrald: Hey everyone. Welcome to Review That Review. We are the podcast dedicated to reviewing

[00:00:46] Chelsey Donn: Reviews! We're just like Siskel and Ebert only instead of reviewing cinematic masterpieces, we write and review those hilarious scathing and sometimes suspicious online reviews.

[00:00:57] Trey Gerrald: [laughing]

[00:00:57] Chelsey Donn: alright?

[00:00:59] Trey Gerrald: I'm trying to put these stupid glasses on these, um, happy New Year. They're like paper. I bought these New Years glasses thinking they were real, but they're paper.

[00:01:10] Chelsey Donn: They are indeed paper. But you look amazing.

[00:01:13] Trey Gerrald: I'm wearing New Year's glasses for the Patreon anyway, that voice Chelsey Donn!

[00:01:18] Chelsey Donn: And that voice is Trey Gerrald

[00:01:20] Trey Gerrald: and together our voices form

[00:01:22] VOICEOVER: the review Queens.

[00:01:26] Chelsey Donn: And you are an RQtie if I might say so myself, Trey look so dapper you guys. First of all, he's sporting a very dapper mustache The hair's perfect. The glasses, even though they're paper are very chic.

[00:01:43] Trey Gerrald: And they have a crown on them,

[00:01:44] Chelsey Donn: They have...oh my God. Yes. I didn't even notice the crown. They say happy New Year. Trey has a bow tie on and a nice tux moment and a tensil boa?

[00:01:55] Trey Gerrald: This is actually a Hanukkah boa, but it's silver. So

[00:02:00] Chelsey Donn: It very much works. Yes. Love.

[00:02:04] Trey Gerrald: Anyway, how is your week goin, Chelsey?

[00:02:07] Chelsey Donn: My weekend's going great. I'll just start by saying that. So Trey was like, we should trust up. Cause it's New Year, you know, our New Year's episode. And I was like, oh yeah, I have this like perfect dress. It's black. And it has these gold dots on it, but I haven't worn it since pre COVID. So it was a little worried that it was going to be tight and it's like loose. So.

[00:02:27] Trey Gerrald: Mazeltov!

[00:02:28] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. I mean, I feel great. So that's very exciting. My week has been good. I started going, I think I may maybe mentioned that I started going to acupuncture again, which has been life changing, obsessed. He told me that I needed to sleep on my left side. That's very, very important. Apparently, are you a side sleeper?

[00:02:49] Trey Gerrald: I am a side sleeper. Yeah.

[00:02:50] Chelsey Donn: Do you know if you sleep on your left or your right?

[00:02:53] Trey Gerrald: I switch. I go back and forth.

[00:02:55] Chelsey Donn: Apparently it's unhealthy to sleep on the right side. It's healthy to sleep on the left side and I've been switching and I really, I don't think it's psychosomatic. I feel better. I wake up more awake. I, my acid reflux, I have acid reflux. Much better. So I don't know. I'm just going to keep doing it, even though it does disrupt my sleep a little bit. Cause I'm not used to it. You know, New Year, new side sleeper, left sider. For me!

[00:03:19] Trey Gerrald: It's probably something with like the heart and whatever, you know, I did buy this specific pillow that is like indented in the center, but it's for side. Yes. Yes. But it's like the most comfortable I've ever laid on my back and I can't get comfortable laying on my back, but yeah, I'm definitely a side sleeper.

[00:03:38] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. How's your week been otherwise?

[00:03:40] Trey Gerrald: Good. I've been a little hesitant to share this, but I have recently been investigating what it means to become a runner. And so I downloaded an app called couch to three K or couch to 4k. And I'm just, you know, I'm just in week two or I'm at the beginning of week three, it's three runs a week and it's been going great. And I've already lost four pounds.

[00:04:06] Chelsey Donn: Oh my God. Look at us just apparently losing weight or body mass or something.

[00:04:10] Trey Gerrald: But I can feel. Like my knees, you know, it's like gives me the excuse to take a bath every night, which I love doing, but I can, you know, I can just feel like, my joints and all of that, but I got fitted for like professional running shoes and doing it really real. And of course it's like snowing. So like I picked the worst season to become a runner running, but I'm so into it. I love it. And, um, I'm wondering if maybe. Talking about weight. Yeah, that's a good segue into-

[00:04:40] Lodge A Complaint!

[00:04:40] VOICEOVER: Lodge. A Complaint.

[00:04:42] Chelsey Donn: Trey, I just feel like it's a New Year. We got to bring in that positive energy. So I'm thinking for this episode, let's not Lodge A Complaint though. We know we both have tons to lodge, but for today in honor of New Year's to do you have a resolution?

[00:04:56] Chelsey Donn: Let's do it. Let's do resolutions instead!

[00:05:00] Resolutions!

[00:05:00] VOICEOVER: Come on a make a change! You can change! You can change! Change it!

[00:05:07] Trey Gerrald: Yay. Well, if anyone knows where that sound cue was from, uh, you're hilarious. So my resolution, I, you know, I think that I would like to take on. My resolve for 2022 is to cook more because it really has been something that David and I have been wanting to tackle. We've been a little more proactive as the months have been moving towards the end of the year. You know, we're being more diligent about grocery shopping and it's just something I don't have much interest in nor does he. And so we do tend to like skirt around it often, but I'm really going to take on. Making things in the kitchen, trying out recipes, exploring what that means and that, you know, of course it's connected to weight, but ultimately health.

[00:05:56] Trey Gerrald: I remember being younger at Thanksgiving dinners and it's like, what are you thankful for? Be thankful for your health. And it's like, yeah. But then as you get older, you know, I really have a more profound understanding of what it is for gratitude for health. And I think that also just cooking is more. It's just taking care, taking care of financially, taking care of the family, being together, you know, I think there's a lot to that. I know you love cooking. So I am declaring for 2022. I am going to. Cook more.

[00:06:27] Chelsey Donn: That's such a great resolution. And I know that's a big deal for you. Trey because we've had many conversations about this. So I'm like, are you sure you don't want to maybe cooking, and this is a big step. So

[00:06:38] Trey Gerrald: yeah, I grew up eating fast food for every. That was like what my situation was growing up. That's what I yearned for. So I'm changing the habit. Maybe I'll get an air fryer.

[00:06:51] Chelsey Donn: I can recommend one.

[00:06:52] Trey Gerrald: Oh, good. Okay. Chelsey, what is your resolution?

[00:06:55] Chelsey Donn: Thank you for asking, Trey. So I've really been trying to get. More micro with my resolutions. Cause I feel like in the past I've always done the typical resolutions where I'm like, I'm going to lose weight. I'm going to do these things that feel very overwhelming. And last year, my New Year's resolution, which I think I mentioned was to accept compliments, which I thought was great because you know, anytime something like that would come up, I would, I would think about it and it was very helpful.

[00:07:22] Chelsey Donn: So this year I thought, what can I, what can I add to my life? That doesn't feel too taxing, but that could help me. Yeah. And I was thinking, I want to commit to meditate. But just once a week to start, you know, just once a week can be a short guided meditation and also like sound healing, like any of that stuff that I like to do that counts, but just to try to do it with consistency.

[00:07:51] Chelsey Donn: So that's my New Year's resolution is to meditate once a week. It feels not too daunting, which is what I look for in a New Year's resolution.

[00:08:00] Trey Gerrald: I think that's smart. It's setting yourself up for success. You know, the whole thing about a habit as however many hours, and you got to start small, you know, that's what this running app has been for me is like small achievable actions.

[00:08:12] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:08:12] Trey Gerrald: I'm not trying to run a marathon.

[00:08:14] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:08:14] Trey Gerrald: I'm trying to like encourage running.

[00:08:16] Chelsey Donn: I really like the name of the app. It just makes you feel good. Like, oh yes. I was on the couch. Yeah, totally. Now I'm going to ease my way. We're all about easing our way into 2022. Let's be honest. We've been through a lot the past couple of years!

[00:08:31] Trey Gerrald: But I love this. We can, maybe we can periodically check in, see if we need to support one another and our resolutions love.

[00:08:39] Chelsey Donn: I would love to be your accountability buddy!

[00:08:41] Trey Gerrald: Listeners too.

[00:08:42] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:08:43] Trey Gerrald: All right. Awesome.

[00:08:44] Chelsey Donn: And also call and leave a voicemail. Let us know your New Year's resolution. And maybe we can remind you on the show or something to help keep you from.

[00:08:51] Trey Gerrald: Actually let's do that. Please call and our voicemail box and leave us a voicemail, telling us what your resolution is. Maybe it's something we can like focus on for the month of January. Maybe even throughout the year. You know, there's nothing more powerful than wanting to be better.

[00:09:06] Chelsey Donn: True. So 1-850- REVIEW-zero. Call us up. I was going to say there might be one thing Trey that is more powerful than that.

[00:09:15] Trey Gerrald: Tell us what.

[00:09:17] Chelsey Donn: I think it's online reviews and the people who live them, ya know?

[00:09:21] Trey Gerrald: Girl! You're a Professional, look at that. Wendy Williams. Wow. I think that we should jump in because as you all know, Chelsey and I are your trusty Review Queens. We each bring in a review from the internet that we feel needs to be inspected.

[00:09:38] Chelsey Donn: We read the review, we break it down and rate the impact of the review on a scale from one to five crowns. It's a very Regal process that we call