Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 71: "Romeo & Juliet"
*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!
[00:00:31] Chelsey Donn: Hello,
[00:00:33] Trey Gerrald: Hi, are you frozen over there?
[00:00:35] Chelsey Donn: you were frozen in like a really funny position. So I screenshotted it and
[00:00:39] Trey Gerrald: Oh my God. I see. You're frozen over here. Holding up your water bottle,
[00:00:44] Chelsey Donn: oh, great.
[00:00:44] Trey Gerrald: who my face looks so weird in this picture.
[00:00:47] Chelsey Donn: I know. That's it was so like, That's what? That was funny anyway.
[00:00:51] Trey Gerrald: oh, I see you now. Okay. Hello and welcome listeners to Review That Review. We are the podcast dedicated to reviewing
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[00:01:14] Trey Gerrald: that is Chelsey Donn,
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[00:02:15] Chelsey Donn: Yay.
[00:02:15] Trey Gerrald: has your week been? How are you? What is new? Give us the T delicious
[00:02:20] Chelsey Donn: Everything is good. I attended a bot mitzvah over the weekend. Um, so just bouncing back. Thank, thank you. Thank you. Bouncing back from that. Yeah, we did a little Shabbat dinner. It was a whole weekend affair. I, you know, being an adult and experiencing this bot mitzvah thing. It's really like a wedding. I mean, I didn't realize it at the time when I was a kid, but there's all these events leading up to it.
[00:02:45] Chelsey Donn: There's the, you know, the brunch afterwards and I'm like exhausted also. It's just bizarre kind of being the adult at the bat mitzvah. I gotta say,
[00:02:56] Trey Gerrald: Oh, yeah, the very first bot Mitzva ever attended. I was a cater waiter,
[00:03:01] Chelsey Donn: oh, wow.
[00:03:02] Trey Gerrald: I had no idea what was happening.
[00:03:05] Chelsey Donn: It's funny. They, they did a pajama theme, which I thought was like pretty interesting, cuz by bat mitzvah, obviously everyone was like dressed at the nines, but they had a little bit of a break between the service and the party. So it was pajama themed and it turned out being because it was like a.
[00:03:22] Chelsey Donn: Moonlight kingdom or something. I don't know. There was like a theme and everyone looked really cute in their pajamas, but there were all these girls that were wearing like silky pajamas with like the little like spaghetti strap showing. And I was like, this is so weird. Like everything's, everything's changed and nothing has changed, you know?
[00:03:41] Trey Gerrald: Absolutely. Yeah.
[00:03:43] Chelsey Donn: So funny love it. So how was your week? I've missed you? I've been so busy with all the bat mitzvah stuff.
[00:03:49] Trey Gerrald: I know you really have it. It does require a lot. I, I know that from also personal experience. Uh, my wake is good, you know, we've just been chugging along. I, um, I gotta do an oil change for my car, but I just haven't done it yet. I keep getting emails that it's time, and I know I need to stay on top of
[00:04:07] Chelsey Donn: yeah, same. That's so funny.
[00:04:09] Trey Gerrald: And other stuff that I'm not gonna talk about on the pod, but I'm gonna talk about with you and what else? I don't know, just, you know, life is, life is always interesting and, um, challenging, and, and this is always a highlight, so I'm grateful to be here.
[00:04:25] Chelsey Donn: I am so grateful to be here. This is definitely the highlight of my week. And then, you know, another reason why it's the highlight of our week is cuz we get to like get things off of our chest and complain. So do you wanna Lodge a Complaint?
[00:04:38] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, I think I do want to,
[00:04:40] VOICEOVER: Lodge Complaint.
[00:04:41] Chelsey Donn: hear it.
[00:04:42] Trey Gerrald: okay. I really, I. I Donn don't know if you've ever experienced this. And I know that there are tricks to get over this, but have you ever put on a cute hoodie and then you like go to get your draw string and it's stuck through the hole.
[00:04:58] Chelsey Donn: Oh my God. I hate that.
[00:05:02] Trey Gerrald: I hate it. So severely, especially with like gym pants or gym shorts, where I'm actually dependent on tying the string. It's like, for some reason, anytime it's in the wash or the dryer, it just wants to like come loose and then I'm like fishing. And I know that there are like hacks where you, I know that like seam stress.
[00:05:24] Trey Gerrald: Yes you do with safety pen. Have we talked about this?
[00:05:27] Chelsey Donn: I don't think so, but maybe I Donn, I can't remember if we've talked about it, but like, Ugh, I hate that.
[00:05:32] Trey Gerrald: Oh, I hate it so much.
[00:05:34] Chelsey Donn: irritating. And then sometimes I just like in a sweatshirt that has one that I don't really like need like the pants to tie it. I'll just take it out cuz I'm like, I don't wanna deal with you.
[00:05:46] Chelsey Donn: I'm just gonna remove you from the equation because
[00:05:50] Trey Gerrald: I'm gonna remove you before you remove
[00:05:51] Chelsey Donn: Exactly. Cause like, I gotta get ahead of this because if I get too and I develop too much of a, of a relationship with the ties and then I lose them, then I'm gonna be very upset. So I might as well just sever ties now. I don't know what that says about me, but I definitely feel you.
[00:06:10] Trey Gerrald: Well, I also will like preemptively the other way. I will tie like two or three knots on the end of each. So that like, it can't get through the little slit or the little hole or whatever, but like, they still will, like, I don't understand. I'm like, You know, if I was trying to untie this knot, I would not succeed, but the washing machine can.
[00:06:31] Chelsey Donn: Right. Exactly. Where have all the socks gone? Where have all of the like strings gone? What is happening?
[00:06:39] Trey Gerrald: Oh, I hate it. It's so frustrating. It actually happened to me recently in one of my really cute American apparel hoodies. And like, I just like, can't wear it because like, I can't get the string back through and it's like, not worth it to me to try to get a safety, do the whole, it's just like now it's just upsetting.
[00:06:54] Trey Gerrald: And it's like over.
[00:06:56] Chelsey Donn: It is I'm sorry. That is upsetting. Whenever you have a garment and something, I was just, you know, I watched Seinfeld a lot. And was it on Seinfeld that this happened? I think it was before Elaine lost the, the button, but anyway, somebody loses a button on a button down shirt and they're like, oh, there goes the shirt.
[00:07:15] Chelsey Donn: I'm never gonna sew this button back on. I hate that feeling when it's like this thing happened to this garment that I was really excited about, and now it feels like it's ruined. So I feel you, I feel you. I feel you.
[00:07:27] Trey Gerrald: baby with bath water. Anyway, that was my Complaint. Chelsey. What do you wanna Complaint about today?
[00:07:32] Chelsey Donn: I wanna complain about like just chairs and couches with bad back support or just like chairs that are just really not supportive.
[00:07:42] Chelsey Donn: I know that like I've talked about, I had like an incident where I was in one of those terrible white picnic chairs and the, the, they folded underneath. And every time I just going back to the bat mitzvah, any time I go to a wedding or bat mitzvah or anything, and they have like, those, like foldy chairs out that are like, They just don't look like they're supportive.
[00:08:03] Chelsey Donn: So I feel very nervous the entire time I'm sitting on it. My entire body is like cleansed up. I'm like hunched forward, cuz I'm trying to like squat a little bit so that I'm taking like part of my weight into like my own legs. I wish we could do better. Like I understand. When you have the affairs and you're bringing in all these chairs, like they're lightweight.
[00:08:24] Chelsey Donn: Like I, I get like why we use these banquet type chairs or whatever they're called, but also like every single time I see them at an event at something I'm just like, oh God,
[00:08:38] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, I have a similar relation to these folding banquet chairs. Anytime they come out at like family gatherings. I'm always the one that has to sit on them because I'm a boy and I'm usually one of the younger people in attendance. And so it's like the nice padded chairs that actually go with the dining room set are designated to the older people.
[00:09:01] Trey Gerrald: But now I'm getting to an age where I'm
[00:09:04] Chelsey Donn: aging in
[00:09:05] Trey Gerrald: yes, but like I have a similar feeling, not, not, not of, not of the same fear. Out of the comfortability
[00:09:13] Chelsey Donn: They're so uncomfortable. Yeah.
[00:09:15] Trey Gerrald: you wanna sit in one of those folding chairs for a Passover Sater where you're not skipping a single page of the Haga cuz I don't.
[00:09:22] Chelsey Donn: I Donn don't no, thank you. I don't know. I mean, again with the inventions, but like, can we do better?
[00:09:29] Trey Gerrald: Yeah.
[00:09:30] Chelsey Donn: Right. Like, can we invent a chair that is both like super compact and like easy to store away when you don't ne