Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 52: "ONE YEAR SPECIAL: Repeat Offenders"
*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!
[00:00:29] Chelsey Donn: glad you went for it. Cause I wasn't going to go for the note.
[00:00:33] Trey Gerrald: Hello listeners. Welcome to episode 52 of Review That Review the podcast dedicated to reviewing.
[00:00:44] Chelsey Donn: Oh my goodness. I can't believe it. We're just like Siskel and Ebert only instead of reviewing cinematic, masterpieces, we rate and review those hilarious scathing and sometimes suspicious online. Review!.
[00:00:58] Trey Gerrald: That for the 52nd time is Chelsey Donn,
[00:01:01] Chelsey Donn: And that for the 52nd time is Trey Gerrald
[00:01:06] Trey Gerrald: and together for the 52nd time.
[00:01:10] Trey Gerrald: we are.
[00:01:11] VOICEOVER: The Review Queens!
[00:01:15] Trey Gerrald: And if you haven't yet, and you want to support our show while getting bonus and exclusive content, including a member's only after show podcast, where we cover an additional review and tell tidbits to salacious for the main show, then visit our Patreon at Patreon.com slash Review That Review.
[00:01:36] Trey Gerrald: Chelsey. Oh, my goodness. It's episode 52, which means it's been one year since we first. Well, this is none of this is actually true because Chelsey and I did five or did we do four dress rehearsal episodes?
[00:01:50] Chelsey Donn: I think we only did three. then the fourth one, we were like, let's run.
[00:01:56] Trey Gerrald: the fourth one I think was actually episode two. We used it as to do, but we did launch with three episodes.
[00:02:03] Trey Gerrald: So for Chelsey. This marks one year of recording for you listeners. I guess we're two weeks shy. It's so complicated, but we've also done many sides, so it's more than 52 times in actuality.
[00:02:19] Chelsey Donn: I just feel like we declare it exactly a year, because from here on out, we're going to be on schedule right
[00:02:27] Trey Gerrald: right.
[00:02:27] Chelsey Donn: at 1 0 4. That will be two years.
[00:02:30] Trey Gerrald: 1 0 4. Oh my God. That's 52 plus 52.
[00:02:35] Chelsey Donn: Am I right? Okay. I'm just making sure.
[00:02:39] Trey Gerrald: Wow. Chelsey, how has your week been? How has your year
[00:02:44] Chelsey Donn: Oh my goodness. What a year? What my year's been great, you know, coming out of retirement from the pandemic, I guess this podcast like changed my life. I remember the day that you texted me and you said, I want to pick your brain about something. And I was just like, I don't know what Trey wants to pick my brain about.
[00:03:07] Chelsey Donn: I'm like so curious. And they couldn't have possibly imagine that it would be what it is today, this podcast. I just feel so lucky that I get to do this with you every week.
[00:03:20] Trey Gerrald: Oh, my God. So it's in the middle. That's so nice. I mean, It is crazy to think that it's been a year, you know, I, and so much has happened in the year and so much has changed. And so much of my focus in life. Become about this podcast, which I count as such a treasure and such a gift truly. And it is crazy to think.
[00:03:40] Trey Gerrald: I mean, I know that we've talked about this on other podcasts as guests, but, um, I did always want to have a podcast and my original idea. Was not Review That Review. And I pitched it to Chelsey. And literally in that singular conversation, we formulated this idea. We did a bunch of rehearsals and we narrowed and hammered away and chiseled out.
[00:04:04] Trey Gerrald: And it's truly like, this is probably the law. This is the longest partnership I've ever had creatively. And it's such a
[00:04:11] Chelsey Donn: It is such a joy. I have to say, if you're going to work with a partner, I recommend finding someone with like a similar level of OCD,
[00:04:20] Chelsey Donn: you know?
[00:04:21] Trey Gerrald: we hit off. Yes.
[00:04:22] Trey Gerrald: We hit on this a couple of episodes back how we both like things we like to have control. We like to be in control of the outcome. Um, and we definitely do compliment each other and, and various areas of strengths. Oh my God. Look at this. I didn't even think we would go
[00:04:36] Chelsey Donn: I did I can't. I like, I, I like, oh, you know, I feel what's the Yiddish word, the garish word thought, even coming to mind, I'm for clamps. That's it. I was so far clamped. I forgot the word for Clint. I am now it's. I mean, there's nothing else to talk about other than the gratitude of this show and this experience and you listeners for listening in, and everyone that's reached out to tell us that you like what we're doing or that it brightens their day, or it gives you a laugh or.
[00:05:07] Chelsey Donn: Accompanying you to work or whatever it is, just know, like we hear you and we're so, so grateful and we both understand needing levity. And I used to listen to audibles all the time before I got into podcasting. So I understand the need for companionship. That's weird. That's weird. But you know what I mean?
[00:05:26] Trey Gerrald: heard.
[00:05:26] Chelsey Donn: Hurt. Okay. Wow. Should we like get on with the
[00:05:31] Lodge A Complaint!
[00:05:31] Chelsey Donn: show. Should we lodged some complaints? Are we feeling complaint, even though it's like, that's a lot of pressure. This is a 52 show complaint, but do you think you could start us off Trey?
[00:05:41] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. I actually had one written down, but I'm switching up today. I really need to
[00:05:46] VOICEOVER: Lodge A Complaint.
[00:05:47] Trey Gerrald: against expectations.
[00:05:50] Chelsey Donn: Um, okay.
[00:05:51] Trey Gerrald: have we not tackled this
[00:05:53] Chelsey Donn: That is a good one.
[00:05:54] Trey Gerrald: I'm just gonna discuss expectations from the lens that I'm experiencing it currently, because I have really been, there was a certain point when I was like, oh wow.
[00:06:03] Trey Gerrald: We're like in our forties,
[00:06:05] Chelsey Donn: We're not in our forties. Oh, oh God, Trey.
[00:06:08] Trey Gerrald: No. Sorry, the structure of that sentence
[00:06:12] Chelsey Donn: I got a little nervous. I'm like easy, easy
[00:06:15] Trey Gerrald: where no, no, we're not in our forties yet. Um, but we, once we started getting into the. Forties. As far as number of episodes, I started to think like, wow, like we're going to hit a year. Like, this is insane, which I think, I think we both had an understanding of, um, expectation regarding the commitment of what this would be and wanting to.
[00:06:38] Trey Gerrald: Do it, and I never really had a goal for a length of time, et cetera, et cetera. It was really like, how do we keep going? Like every week, you know, but around the forties I started thinking like, Ooh, I have an idea for the cover of this, of the 52nd episode, we can do like very gray scale, like the title of every review in the background.
[00:06:59] Trey Gerrald: So I made that like literally months
[00:07:01] Trey Gerrald: back, um,
[00:07:03] Chelsey Donn: didn't even know you did that.
[00:07:05] Trey Gerrald: but you know, it probably, it probably doesn't even, it doesn't even probably show up, uh, on the podcast players. But anyway, so I've been living into the excitement of what our theme is today and all that. And wouldn't, you know, at two days ago I woke up with like a horrible scratchy throat.
[00:07:22] Trey Gerrald: Like postnasal drip, it's just like the sinuses are terrible. As I was getting ready today, I was thinking like, of course, like my voice feels a little off. I'm like coughing, I'm having to bloom it. I was constantly, and of course it's the 52nd episode, which I've been like really living in. So I was like you know what, I'm going to Lodge A Complaint again, expectations.
[00:07:44] Trey Gerrald: Because even when it isn't a ground breaking expectation that like isn't met and there's an emotional response, just the level of expectation versus reality. And here we are. And the beauty is that if you don't let expectations have power over you, then you can just show up. And I can acknowledge that my throat feels a little bit.
[00:08:04] Trey Gerrald: And I'm still here and we're still celebrating. So I'm lodging a complaint against expectations. And I think we should all just, you know, take it a little easier and be able to be malleable because I think when we aren't malleable, that's when a lot of pain happens. Right.
[00:08:20] Chelsey Donn: Uh, gray, we're always selling sank. Well, first of all, I want to say that your complaint sort of reminds me of, I believe it must have been James because they left a voicemail. Um, it was James and he talked about how he doesn't do new year's resolutions. He does daily
[00:08:35] Trey Gerrald: Oh,
[00:08:37] Chelsey Donn: So I think that that's a really, I, I think about James a lot.
[00:08:40] Chelsey Donn: And that moment when I feel myself, Anticipating something or expecting something, be like, James, it doesn't matter. It's one day at a time
[00:08:50] Trey Gerrald: Yeah,
[00:08:51] Chelsey Donn: it's today. So thank you, James. You're teaching me things
[00:08:55] Trey Gerrald: As Mame once sad it's Today
[00:08:58] Chelsey Donn: is
[00:08:58] Trey Gerrald: So, Chelsey, what is your complaint for our 52nd episode?
[00:09:02] Chelsey Donn: So sort of, sort of in the same vein, my complaint is. Again, it's just negative.
[00:09:10] Chelsey Donn: Self-talk, you know, the things that we say to ourselves that are not true, or the scenarios that we make up in our head. That are completely non analogous with what is actually happening. I hate it. I wish I didn't do it. We al