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TRANSCRIPT of Episode 90: "Ultra Zone Laser Tag"



Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 90: "Ultra Zone Laser Tag"

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*Please pardon any and all spelling errors!



[00:00:00] Chelsey Donn: 3, 2, 1. Oh, 'I forgot to clap. 'I got so excited for the theme song.



[00:00:11] THEME SONG: 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!


[00:00:39] Chelsey Donn: Hello.

[00:00:41] Trey Gerrald: Oh hey, and welcome listeners to Review That Review, the podcast that is dedicated to reviewing

[00:00:48] Chelsey Donn: Reviews we're just like Cisco and Ebert only. Instead of reviewing cinematic masterpieces, we rate and review those hilarious, scathing, and sometimes suspicious online reviews.

[00:01:02] Trey Gerrald: that is your host, Chelsey Donn.

[00:01:04] Chelsey Donn: And that is your host, Trey Gerrald.

[00:01:07] Trey Gerrald: And together we are.

[00:01:10] VOICEOVER: The Review Queen.

[00:01:14] Trey Gerrald: and your hosts want to wish A' Very special cheer to all of our members over on Patreon. If you wanna learn more than you gotta go to Review That Review dot com slash Patreon. If you want to support in an additional way, then go to Review That Review dot com slash do. Nate ChelseyBD, how are you?

[00:01:38] Chelsey Donn: you? It never gets old. I'm good. I'm good Trey. It's always better when I'm seeing you and get to do, you know, this lovely fun thing that we get to do together

[00:01:50] Trey Gerrald: Sorry, 'I said your name wrong earlier. Shayna Sh. Miss Shayna Pham.

[00:01:54] Chelsey Donn: Oh, that A' Trey. We just figured out that that's my drag name. Um, anyway, how are you, Trey? It's been quite A' week.

[00:02:05] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, life, life is going, you know, 'I, like 'I still just A' little, um, catch up from last week. 'I still have not finished the wallpaper in my drag room, but, um, but it's still there. You know, life's going along. David is 'I. Don't know if we've talked about this in the podcast, but David has been taking courses on how to be A' pro poker player.

[00:02:30] Chelsey Donn: Stop. A'. Little bit of like, yeah, A', little bit of PTSD there, but at the same time, David does have A'. Wonderful job.

[00:02:38] Trey Gerrald: Yeah.

[00:02:39] Chelsey Donn: So this is like A' side hobby,

[00:02:41] Trey Gerrald: Well, yeah, 'I don't think it's gonna become his actual job, but he's like, he's taking courses, he's really studying. He's really into it. So he's currently at the Borgata by himself. Um,

[00:02:50] Chelsey Donn: really you guys have really become quite the Borgata people. You know, my dad likes to play poker. 'I

[00:02:56] Trey Gerrald: 'I was gonna say

[00:02:57] Chelsey Donn: They gotta, they should play together. Yeah. All right, we're gonna set this up. Well that's fun.

[00:03:04] Trey Gerrald: How about you? How's your.

[00:03:05] Chelsey Donn: My week is going well, so.

[00:03:08] Trey Gerrald: You look good. You look more

[00:03:09] Chelsey Donn: you, 'I. Feel more healthy. Um, I'm able to socialize again.

Uh, but 'I, 'I, notice 'I don't want to like less and less do 'I. Wanna do it? 'I had A' friend's birthday party that. 'I 'I. Don't wanna say 'I felt obligated to go, but like, you know, he is A' good friend. He always shows up for me. So 'I knew that 'I was going, like 'I decided I'm going to this thing. And it was at his house and it was A' party and there was jazz music.

And on the invitation it said to dress up. Which really adds like A' whole nother layer to the getting ready process. Like to go from in bed sick with Covid 'I to recovering, to like needing to get A' face on and put A' dress on and A' Spanx

[00:03:54] Trey Gerrald: like A' flapper dress, and like A' '

[00:03:56] Chelsey Donn: I didn't go there. 'I just, you know what 'I was like, you're getting A' black dress in boots, A' black long dress in.

[00:04:01] Trey Gerrald: works. Yeah.

[00:04:02] Chelsey Donn: and it worked. It was fine, but like it really 'I the inertia these days to get out is A' real thing. It's A'. Little scary

[00:04:12] Trey Gerrald: Oh, 'I feel it like

[00:04:13] Chelsey Donn: 'I mean 'I. Feel like you felt it for A' long time like 'I. This is kind of A' new feeling to me cuz 'I do like to socialize and go out and see friends and you know, 'I like an excuse to.

To A' Commune as 'I 'I. Think 'I 'I tended to fall more on the David side of things, but now Trey, 'I, 'I get it.

[00:04:35] Trey Gerrald: What do you think this market changes? Is it like, because you're getting older, is it because of Covid 'I or the

[00:04:40] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Think it's like A' combo platters. My thinking like 'I think that it's, yeah, getting older and not really like feeling like 'I need to go to anything with like, Any kind of like agenda of like staying, you know, up with A' Jones', like 'I feel like that feeling has really gone away. Like I'm not like going out to impress anybody.

Like I'm really just going out purely for me. And that was like an age thing. But then when you have Covid 'I and you're like literally in bed for A' week, 10 days, and then you go back out into the world, it is, it's like it's jarring.

[00:05:15] Trey Gerrald: Oh, for sure.

[00:05:17] Chelsey Donn: 'I also find that like over Covid, 'I and 'I spoke to A' couple people about this.

Like my social skills have like dolled, A' little bit, you know what 'I mean?

[00:05:25] Trey Gerrald: A' real thing.

[00:05:26] Chelsey Donn: 'I used to be able to like really just like whine and dine with anybody. And now I'm just like, ugh. It takes A' certain kind of human to really like activate me when I'm out now, you know, 'I just can't fake it. 'I can't do it.

[00:05:40] Trey Gerrald: 'I do feel like part of my thing has always been A', like this little minuscule bit of social anxiety and so in, in this whole conversation of like, oh, being back in the world and like the social graces and cues and the ease with which we were doing that, like emersing ourselves in that feels A' little bit how like, Like feels very familiar to me.

It doesn't feel like 'I, like there's something to hearing people talk about that That makes me feel heard in A' way.

[00:06:09] Chelsey Donn: That's true. Yeah, you're right. Like whenever that comes up in conversation, when I'm out with people, it like immediately makes me feel better. Cause I'm like, oh, it's not just me. Like we're all A' little awkward now, right? Yeah. So that's kind of been my week. 'I did get myself out though. 'I did go. 'I did dress up.

You know,

[00:06:26] Trey Gerrald: And did you have fun?

[00:06:27] Chelsey Donn: you 'I had A'. Good time. 'I saw some people that 'I liked and 'I didn't overstay my welcome and 'I feel like that's the new, that's the new.

[00:06:36] Trey Gerrald: 'I. Love that. It's great. What's wrong with that

[00:06:38] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Yeah. But like, just because I'm A' new me doesn't mean that 'I don't want to complain about

[00:06:43] Trey Gerrald: 'I mean literally.

[00:06:44] Chelsey Donn: 'I just didn't want you to like, get confused.

[00:06:46] Trey Gerrald: Oh, no. 'I. Know your

[00:06:47] Chelsey Donn: Don't, don't get A' twisted. 'I have plenty of things to complain about.

[00:06:51] Trey Gerrald: Queens know how to complain. Let's do it. ChelseyBD. Are you ready too?

[00:06:55] VOICEOVER: Lodge, A', Complaint.

[00:06:56] Chelsey Donn: 'I am Trey. I've been saving this Complaint for this moment because it happened in real time A' few days ago. So 'I was driving in my car. You know, A', lot of these complaints aren't in the car. So 'I was driving in the car and I'm sitting at A' stop sign, and there was A' guy driving in the opposite direction, and while he was driving, he was pouring out of his window some sort of liquid that was in like A' Cup.

Okay. As he was driving, my window was down. Like mind you, at least 'I saw it when it was coming towards me. So 'I like was able to lift my window on time, but like, Ew, how gross Number one, is it urine 'I? Don't know. Could be. Is it preparation for urine? 'I don't know. Could be either way. Pull over dispose of your item in A' trash receptacle.

Why do some people think it's okay to just throw trash at A' car window? What is wrong with people?

[00:07:53] Trey Gerrald: hear A', litter Bog. But when we come to these, uh, liquids, 'I have A' question, why do you instantly go to urine

[00:08:01] Chelsey Donn: 'I guess cuz it's like what kind of liquid would you have to remove from your car like

[00:08:08] Trey Gerrald: at that moment? Right?

[00:08:10] Chelsey Donn: you're driving. If it's not your, like if you, if it's water or soda or something like that, you would think like, you have enough time to go to A' gas station and throw it out or like take care of it.

But if A' guy who can pee in A' cup, which is something I've always admir. 'I would think you'd want to have urine outta your car immediately. 'I, don't know. That's why my brain went there. 'I think, cuz 'I was like, what other excuse could there possibly be?

[00:08:37] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, it's just funny. That's where you go,

[00:08:41] Chelsey Donn: But really though, do you see this like 'I saw even on the, on the freeway, someone was just throwing trash outta their car.

[00:08:49] Trey Gerrald: 'I hate that. 'I. It does bother me. Especially when the person is simultaneously driving.

[00:08:54] Chelsey Donn: Right, exactly. Like it's bad enough, but like if you're literally moving, you throw A' liquid outta A' car, you throw something outta A' car can hit the car behind you. Like there's just so many things that can go wrong and it's just like, really A' bad look for humanity.

[00:09:09] Trey Gerrald: Oh, truly.

[00:09:10] Chelsey Donn: It's like, oof. That's like 'I don't want you to represent my, the human race.

[00:09:15] Trey Gerrald: You know, there is something about like liquid that feels A' little less offensive to me than like something in A', um, physical what not. That's not What's the pH? What's A'

[00:09:26] Chelsey Donn: like A' fast food, like left, you know, bag and

[00:09:29] Trey Gerrald: garbage versus like liquid. But that '

[00:09:33] Chelsey Donn: I guess so. It's still gross. The garbage is undeniably worse, but the liquid is just like, was just A' gross thing for me in that moment. And then it made me think like in general, how common it is that people just chuck things out of A' window,

[00:09:49] Trey Gerrald: It really is an experience of like, oh, I'm the center of the world. The world is my garbage can.

[00:09:56] Chelsey Donn: Like as if also like the world can't see you do that. You're not in an you're, you don't have an invisibility cloak on. You're in A' car. It's daylight.

[00:10:07] Trey Gerrald: Does that count as littering? Like could A'

[00:10:09] Chelsey Donn: Yes. A'. Hundred per 1000%. 1000%. That's littering. A' Cop could pull you over for that.

[00:10:16] Trey Gerrald: Did he drop the cup or no?

[00:10:18] Chelsey Donn: No. That's why 'I thought maybe he was gonna pee in the cup, because that would be like, okay.

Like, oh my God, 'I gotta pee. What am 'I gonna do? Uh, 'I have this thing with A' soda. Okay, I'll throw out the soda and I'll pee Like 'I. Guess that's the only, that was the only like rationale 'I was trying to go to for this human. But anyway, off this asshole

[00:10:35] Trey Gerrald: Did you ever see that SNL sketch 'I? Think it was snl, 'I. Could have been Mad tv. It sounds more mad tv. Where it was like the woman's P cup for the car. It was like some sketch.

[00:10:46] Chelsey Donn: know. But 'I think that there is. That's

hilarious. But there is something, there is A' real thing. There's like A' fun. , there's

[00:10:54] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. It's A' Funnel. Yes,

[00:10:56] Chelsey Donn: you can use that can, yeah. Can allow you to pee like in A' car. You know, for in emergency.

[00:11:02] Trey Gerrald: You know

[00:11:02] Chelsey Donn: not much of A' public. Pee in general. 'I,

[00:11:04] Trey Gerrald: Oh, 'I. Get pisha. Yeah, 'I get Pia urinals. 'I like to go into the stall, not the urinal, which 'I know you're the same.

[00:11:12] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:11:13] Trey Gerrald: You're not big on those urinals.

[00:11:14] Chelsey Donn: I'm not big on the urinals personally.

[00:11:17] Trey Gerrald: Getting off of the New Jersey turnpike there is, they have service stations. They're all named after famous people.

[00:11:23] Chelsey Donn: Uhhuh,

[00:11:24] Trey Gerrald: But there is, there's one named after Judy Bloom, which is A' very random because she's between like Alexander Hamilton and like, um, who's that football person?

He had A' play named after him.

[00:11:37] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Don't try football 'I.

[00:11:39] Trey Gerrald: No, but it's A' play.

[00:11:42] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Don't

[00:11:43] Trey Gerrald: It was at theater in the RA Square theater. Oh my.

[00:11:47] Chelsey Donn: It's A'. Play 'I. Don't

[00:11:50] Trey Gerrald: it doesn't matter. But like then it's like, then Judy Bloom, which is like, is hilarious. Anyway, but there is A' huge stretch where it's like after you hit the Judy Bloom service station, like you're not gonna get another gas station until you get home, basically.

And that just reminds me of the anxiety of having to pee in the car.

[00:12:08] Chelsey Donn: Yes. Just that in general.

[00:12:10] Trey Gerrald: But yes, 'I, hear you. Let's all just be more conscious, like especially if you're splish splashing, get.

[00:12:16] Chelsey Donn: In daylight, Uhuh 'I mean. Not that you should do it at all. 'I don't want to condone nighttime littering, just A'. Certain amount of gall. Anyway. Trey, what is your Complaint this week?

[00:12:26] Trey Gerrald: My Complaint is kind of similar to, um, liquid conversations, but, and this is why 'I was brief in my week update, so, okay. In our house we have A' Smart Refrigerator, which 'I don't even know what that means, but there is like an app and so 'I registered it like when we, you know, moved in or whatever. So 'I, I've been getting alerts like probably for the last two weeks, maybe every now and then.

Then 'I just always like swipe away, like 'I hate notifications, like 'I just disregard. But 'I kept getting this notification that the water filter was.

[00:13:01] Chelsey Donn: Needed to be replaced.

[00:13:03] Trey Gerrald: and 'I was like, you know, just like 'I can't do it with this, 'I have to figure out my wallpaper. So anyway,

[00:13:09] Chelsey Donn: Clearly we have bigger priorities.

[00:13:11] Trey Gerrald: so like A', couple of days ago, like three or four days ago, 'I noticed the ice bin is completely empty.

[00:13:17] Chelsey Donn: Hmm. Okay.

[00:13:19] Trey Gerrald: like 'I consume so much ice that by the end of the night, like 'I will use lots of ice cubes in my giant container that 'I use when 'I take A' bath that I'm usually scraping towards the end, like 'I do go through A' bucket of ice in A' day and then the next morning

[00:13:34] Chelsey Donn: A' Lot of ice.

[00:13:35] Trey Gerrald: is A' lot of ice.

So then in the next morning it's like full, you know, so 'I noticed. . Oh, it's now the new morning and it's not full. And 'I was like, wait, maybe this is that water

[00:13:46] Chelsey Donn: the filter.

[00:13:47] Trey Gerrald: So then 'I and there's like A' little icon that's on the fridge, right? So, okay. 'I get home last night and I'm like, it didn't refill again.

It must be like 'I. Guess the water just won't go through if the filter is not working. Cuz this is A' smart fridge. It's telling me that 'I can't just get water from the New Jersey water

[00:14:06] Chelsey Donn: wanna give you dirty ice. Trey.

[00:14:09] Trey Gerrald: 'I Don't care. 'I want 'I. It's,

[00:14:11] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Want the dirty ice?

[00:14:12] Trey Gerrald: It's not that dirty. Right? 'I mean, I'm sure it's horrible, but like if 'I just had an ice maker, it would be making ice.

I'm just lodging, A'. Complaint against. Oh, so wait. Before 'I Lodge it.

[00:14:23] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:14:24] Trey Gerrald: So then I'm like, okay, well 'I don't like 'I. Find where the filter is. It's in A', like pop-up thing that's above, you know, and it's like, find the serial number because this is like A', um, subzero. It has, you know, there's like 8 million versions of sub.

So I'm like, okay. The app has like the little cloud with A' download symbol like 'I, guess like A'. When 'I got my new phone, 'I didn't really redownload the app. So like 'I have to redownload the app, then the app takes forever. 'I don't remember the password. So then 'I have to like get the password, right?

So then 'I go through and it's like fine, like it's not logged in like 'I. It knows what fridge mine is, but it doesn't have the serial number. So then 'I have to like click the link to find how to find the serial number. And it's like 'I, this little label that's on the inside of the Fri, the freezer, like the door, the hidden crevice.

[00:15:07] Chelsey Donn: A' Dumb

[00:15:07] Trey Gerrald: like, Right, and it's supposed to be smart. Why? Like if I've registered this

[00:15:13] Chelsey Donn: It should just know what it is. It should know. It should be like your filter is low. Click here to reorder A' new filter.

[00:15:20] Trey Gerrald: Okay. Well because, and this isn't even the Complaint. This is just the befuddlement getting to the Complaint. Okay. So then I'm like, okay, so then 'I have to manually type in and it's like two F A', B, C six G fj, K Pussy, pussy pop. Right? Like just so stupid. So then 'I type it in. Okay. 'I A' stock

[00:15:41] Chelsey Donn: Oh, no,

[00:15:42] Trey Gerrald: an alert to notify me when it's back in stock.

How does subzero stop production? Of ice because of the water filter. And then they're not manufacturing enough water filters.

[00:15:54] Chelsey Donn: No honey. Uh,

[00:15:56] Trey Gerrald: So then I'm like, all right, well 'I have to go on Amazon. Like 'I Have to find some fake version

[00:16:00] Chelsey Donn: you. This is A' real nightmare. 'I wanted to point out, cuz like your love of ice, this is now going on two days.

[00:16:07] Trey Gerrald: Mean 'I do

[00:16:08] Chelsey Donn: to the store and buy backup ice? What did you do?

[00:16:11] Trey Gerrald: 'I do have A' bag of ice that was in the freezer from like, you know, that 'I got on like Thanksgiving or something. So I've been using that, but like it's stupid ice. It's like A' bag of ice. It's like melting. It doesn't last,

[00:16:23] Chelsey Donn: ice.

[00:16:25] Trey Gerrald: but it's just frustrating that like, 'I 'I. Don't get to say keep producing ice because 'I 'I, remember when 'I moved in, it was A' new fridge, and when 'I put the water filter in, you have to empty three buckets of three bins of ice.

When you have A' new filter.

[00:16:38] Chelsey Donn: Oh, oh, you do like

[00:16:40] Trey Gerrald: Yes, it's A' filtration system

[00:16:42] Chelsey Donn: um,

[00:16:43] Trey Gerrald: there'll be like carbon dust on the ice. So I'm like, I'm not, and on Amazon, because it was like midnight, I'm not gonna, it's not gonna arrive until we.

[00:16:53] Chelsey Donn: So you did find it on Amazon or A' compatible one.

[00:16:56] Trey Gerrald: 'I found one that says it is, um, comparable with, so I'm like anticipating that like, once 'I plug it in, it's gonna know that it's like some fake version and then it's not gonna like count as being registered and then there's gonna be A' problem.

[00:17:08] Chelsey Donn: Oh God. 'I be like, you voided your warranty.

[00:17:11] Trey Gerrald: at this point where I'm like, 'I don't enough with the smartness. Like, don't like 'I, know the hose is plugged in. Just make the ice 'I. Don't care if it's dirty. We're all gonna die. It's fine. If 'I die, it's fine. We're all gonna go. Give me the ice.

[00:17:28] Chelsey Donn: you, give Trey the ice God, but like, yeah. What A' pain, what an example of like A' modern convenience that,

[00:17:38] Trey Gerrald: Mm-hmm. , I'm dependent

[00:17:39] Chelsey Donn: you were dependent on it and now when we don't have it, we're like, what the heck?

[00:17:44] Trey Gerrald: 'I just don't like the ability to not be able to like produce the ice like that. It's

[00:17:48] Chelsey Donn: to not have the autonomy like you should be able to be like, disregard,

[00:17:53] Trey Gerrald: That's right. It's the autonomy being taken from me.

[00:17:55] Chelsey Donn: Like, yes, 'I, see your filter request and I'm going to deny it.

[00:17:59] Trey Gerrald: Right, right.

[00:18:01] Chelsey Donn: All right. Well,

[00:18:02] Trey Gerrald: my Complaint. Let's move on. I'm too mad.

[00:18:05] Chelsey Donn: listen, it's in the ledger now, so hopefully the authorities will be notified.

[00:18:11] Trey Gerrald: All right.

[00:18:12] Chelsey Donn: All right.

[00:18:12] Trey Gerrald: ChelseyBD. Let's listen to someone else's Complaint and then let's dissect it. Do you want to maybe do our title?

[00:18:17] Chelsey Donn: please.

[00:18:21] VOICEOVER: Review, That, Review.

[00:18:25] Chelsey Donn: As you know, we are your trustee Review Queen. We bring in reviews from the internet that we feel need to be inspected.

[00:18:32] Trey Gerrald: We read you A' review. We break it down and then we rate the impact of that review on A' scale from zero to five crowns. It is A', very regal process that we

[00:18:41] VOICEOVER: Assess, That, Kvetch.

[00:18:43] Trey Gerrald: and ChelseyBD you're gonna share today. What have you brought in for us?

[00:18:47] Chelsey Donn: Well, well, wow. 'I have brought in A' Yelp review for ultrasound, laser tag. Now, Trey, have you ever played laser tag before?

[00:18:59] Trey Gerrald: Oh my God, it feels so nineties to me. Yes, there was A' Laser Tech place growing up. 'I was obsessed.

[00:19:04] Chelsey Donn: was obsessed growing up. 'I don't remember like exactly when it became A' thing, but as soon as 'I mean the nineties 'I guess for me everyone's birthday party was laser tag.

Like this was A'. Very, very common thing. And 'I feel like there aren't that many of these laser tag places still going around cuz it's mostly escape rooms these days. You know,

[00:19:27] Trey Gerrald: That feels like the niche.

[00:19:29] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, like four, four, you know, 4D experience type thing, right? So 'I thought, let's check this, uh, laser tag place out on Yelp and, and then 'I.

Read A' pase review A' PS two star review of the Ultra Zone laser tag. Do you want to hear it?

[00:19:46] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, let's do it.

[00:19:47] Chelsey Donn: Okay, here we go. This review is only about A' birthday party. Short version. Get everything in writing. and manage your expectations. It's being run by kids in their twenties. After all, long version. If A' staff member says, don't worry about it, no problem.

In response to A' request, that doesn't mean yes. We'll take care of that. It means 'I have been trained to agree with you. Even if 'I have no intention to follow up on this myself or even communicate with other staff, frankly 'I have no idea what you're even talking about and want to end this conversation.

[00:20:32] Trey Gerrald: Oh man.

[00:20:33] Chelsey Donn: It also means shut the hell up, but that will come later. 'I called six months in advance and said, I've looked on your parties and 'I only have one. . You have plastic tablecloths and styrofoam cups and plastic plates and plastic forks and plastic decorations, and they all get rolled up into A'. Huge ball and stuffed in A' dumpster after two hours.

This is pretty standard, but I've had parties, other places, and we've managed to minimize waste. For our party, can we at least use paper plates and cups and maybe skip the plastic tape of cloth? 'I was told, don't worry about it. No problem. 'I asked, would you prefer that 'I pick up these items and bring them to you in advance?

'I was told that if 'I paid an additional $100 splash upgrade, she could buy supplies like 'I was describing. Now no one would mistake me and my husband for environmental crusaders. We're reasonably competent recyclers. At best 'I. Just think we can do A' little better. 10 days before the party we drop by to check out the garden room.

The best and largest. There was A' suffocating mildew, smell as in hit your asthma inhaler. Take A' Benadryl, go home and wash your clothes level stench. Jess said that the rainwater had gotten in but promised it would be cleaned soon. The day of the party. Our assigned party person had never heard about any of. The garden room carpet and ceiling stains were still visible, didn't care and smell was ungodly. The only change were the GLAD plugins. 'I opened the door to try to air it out and started to set up anyway. But my son has the kind of asthma and allergies that require me to keep an EpiPen and A' rescue inhaler in my bag.

So when he said my chest is tight, 'I stopped unpacking the food and decorations.

[00:22:58] Trey Gerrald: Oh.

[00:22:59] Chelsey Donn: 'I asked the manager if we could move to another room. To his credit, the acting manager seemed to be trying, but the new room was A' third of the. Cramped and dark. The extra A' hundred dollars 'I had paid were spent on Darth Vader masks and inflatable light saber.

These are cool, but A' real problem. We had to listen to our party person scold the kids constantly for poking the balloons with the swords. Both the manager and our assigned party person claimed they'd never heard anything about buying paper or recyclable party supplies. We saw other party captains laughing with the kids, but our was A', straight up, surly, inexperienced teenager.

A', grumpy, sulin, unhelpful teenager. 'I still tipped 17% because I'm high maintenance, but I'm not A' total asshole. They didn't even provide enough water bottles for every guest to get one. 'I spent hundreds of dollars for the guests to not even get. After all the staff's promises at the end of the party, they even stuffed the water bottles in the trash.

'I paid extra money for them to do what they were going to do anyway and got treated badly for it. My husband said if you give me the trash bag, 'I can throw the water bottles in it and take it out to recycling bins behind the building, but the staff just snapped. Don't worry about. The staff insisted that 'I was the only customer to ever complain about the mildew stench in the garden room.

But on our way out, 'I passed. A' mom, who was wrapping up A' party in there, 'I waved and said, did you have A'? Good party. She said The room smelled awful, but what am 'I gonna do? Not have the. Okay. And there were also two photos included with little things, so I'm gonna share those quickly. Okay. So no scratch and sniff. So just imagine you're trapped in A' Dumpster with five mill Dewey shower curtains. And five Glade plugins and it's A' picture of the garden room, which does look kind of like dingy, and then A' picture of the boys sitting at the table like hitting each other with these swords.

Tip for staff. If it was your idea to supply both inflatable swords and balloons, you kind of don't get to yell when the inevitable happens.

[00:26:11] Trey Gerrald: Okay, so wait. Looking at this image, they're like balloons themselves. The Darth

[00:26:17] Chelsey Donn: inflatable. They're inflatable swords. That's A'. Yeah. And then you could see that there's like balloons on strings in the BA and 'I. Guess you know they're hitting each other, they're hitting the balloons. But 'I sort of agree with the mom in this respect. Like if she gave them A' hundred dollars and this is what they provided.

And what do you think A', bunch of like child boys, seven year old boys are gonna do with them?

[00:26:43] Trey Gerrald: 'I. Mean 'I. How did you find this?

[00:26:47] Chelsey Donn: 'I. This is literally down the street from my house. 'I found this actually because A' friend of mine had his birthday here.

[00:26:56] Trey Gerrald: A' A' P is like such A' conundrum,

[00:27:00] Chelsey Donn: She really is

[00:27:01] Trey Gerrald: this is so annoying. And this came up on Dave and Busters cuz we don't want to talk about laser tag

[00:27:08] Chelsey Donn: 'I know, but the thing about A' is she constantly called it out though, at least, which 'I credited. She's like, this is only about birthday parties. You know, like

[00:27:17] Trey Gerrald: That's

[00:27:18] Chelsey Donn: she had A' level of self-awareness. 'I think

[00:27:20] Trey Gerrald: Also, 'I wanna say at the very beginning, like the short version, like it doesn't come across as like that bad to me.

[00:27:27] Chelsey Donn: What do you mean? Like what she says in the short

[00:27:28] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. It's like short version, get everything in writing, and this is run by teenagers. Like, I'm like, okay, that doesn't sound that bad.

[00:27:35] Chelsey Donn: Right.

[00:27:36] Trey Gerrald: It's funny because 'I also wrote down, wow, plastic warrior.

And the next sentence was like, my husband and 'I are not environmentalist

[00:27:44] Chelsey Donn: Right, right. But that's why 'I feel like it was interesting to me because it was like, oh God, like you know, this person sounds like A' Karen. But then they'd be like, we're not Crusaders. So then I'm like, okay, well they're just like, we should be more aware. Like 'I don't know. They like managed to get me back on their side.

A' few.

[00:28:02] Trey Gerrald: Interesting. Cuz I'm not on her side. I'm very, I'm very annoyed. 'I also want to be like,

[00:28:07] Chelsey Donn: God.

[00:28:07] Trey Gerrald: Did you use cloth diapers for this little child you're having this birthday party for? Cuz you're so concerned about other people. Waste and plastic and,

[00:28:17] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Just also feel like it's LA though, like it's not Kansas 'I. Okay. A'. 'I cannot be an anomaly. There's gotta be like other people in A' that are like 'I don't want pla like 'I think. Right? This review was written in 2015, to be fair, but 'I think at this point, 'I think like true plastic cut cutlery, like non biodegradable, like 'I.

Think it's A' illegal in California. Like 'I don't even, like, you can't order it on Amazon to this.

[00:28:46] Trey Gerrald: Oh, wow. 'I didn't know that. Yeah.

[00:28:48] Chelsey Donn: so like it is an issue like we are in California. She's, she's not gonna be the only person. 'I don't think that's gonna read this review and feel this way, but 'I do think that she 'I like that.

Everybody's not gonna feel this way for me, like the plastic cutlery. Almost like could have been left out of the argument besides the fact that they didn't fulfill it and they bought swords instead. Like 'I guess it's important for that reason, but really like the mill Dewey room, which did look kind of like old and dingy, seemed gross, did it

[00:29:19] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, but 'I was also anticipating, like when they talk about the ceiling stains still being present, that just makes me think of like being in elementary school and those weird white tiles, like, and they're always brown. Like you can see water stains

[00:29:33] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:29:34] Trey Gerrald: There was just A', but that picture of the garden room, every, like the walls are red, the ceiling is painted red, they have strings of lights and weird, like ivy everywhere.

Like it's hard to s it's hard to see, like, it isn't like as glaring as like white tiles when you go to like A' what, like family dollar or whatever

[00:29:53] Chelsey Donn: Right, right,

[00:29:53] Trey Gerrald: 'I mean. I'm, I'm glad to get the context about like Los Angeles laws. This was also in 2015, so this was, you know, A' while ago.

[00:30:03] Chelsey Donn: Right.

[00:30:03] Trey Gerrald: 'I. 'I don't know. 'I, just A'. P.

Self identifies as high maintenance. And 'I would say that That's saying it nicely.

[00:30:11] Chelsey Donn: 'I, . 'I think that it's 'I. 'I agree 'I. Think A' is definitely A' high maintenance. But 'I like the fact that A' P called it out like 'I. Do think that there is A' level of awareness here that is not present in all reviews that look like?

[00:30:25] Trey Gerrald: 'I hear 'I

[00:30:26] Chelsey Donn: You know, like, like 'I think that there are A', lot of U reviews that look like this.

And there's not even like A' moment of contemplation of like, maybe this is me. Or even like my son has like asthma. The kind of asthma that you have to have an EpiPen around. So like that's also like, This is an extenuating circumstance. We're calling it out. So 'I did like the Upfrontness. Even if 'I don't necessarily think that everybody that has A' birthday party at this laser tag location is gonna have this

[00:30:55] Trey Gerrald: Well, that's interesting because it all felt justifiable as you like were receiving it, but to me, 'I was hearing Anna just lives in A' High drama cloud, where it's like my son's allergies are so bad that 'I have to have an emergency inhaler and an EpiPen. 'I can't be around mildew bitch.

[00:31:18] Chelsey Donn: right.

[00:31:18] Trey Gerrald: There's mildew everywhere, like 'I.

It was landing to me in A' much different way than it was landing to you. So this is gonna be A'

[00:31:24] Chelsey Donn: But that's good.

[00:31:25] Trey Gerrald: but I'm also like, you did not rent A' room at the Ritz Carlton. You idiot. This is laser tag down the street. Calm down honey bunny. This is A' laser tag that's run by teenagers. Of course it's gonna be dirty.

[00:31:39] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, and maybe that is like why the short review was, you know, get everything in writing. Manage your expectation. It's run by, like manage your expectations. Maybe that's like maybe Anna is writing that short review to herself,

[00:31:52] Trey Gerrald: Hmm.

[00:31:52] Chelsey Donn: not worried about the plastic or paid the extra A' hundred dollars. You know, 'I think

[00:31:56] Trey Gerrald: All right. Okay. So the A' hundred dollars conversation, because 'I do feel annoyed about that and 'I think that if Anna was given the option, like, oh, pay us an additional fee and we'll take care of all this for you, then like that was not Anna's idea. Anna was told Anne paid. And there, there's like the whole conversation about getting editing and and writing like that is horrible.

That's very useful. That is like A' big

[00:32:22] Chelsey Donn: And also Anna was like, let me, like, I'm happy to provide the things. Like that's again, when 'I was Team A', cuz 'I was like, you know, it's not just like she's saying Your cups are gross, e e, e. She's like, 'I would rather not have our party use styrofoam cups and I'm happy to bring my own stuff. Like the answer to that should have just been like,

[00:32:43] Trey Gerrald: I'm also hearing just this conversation about parenting other children. This is what I'm hearing, so like.

[00:32:50] Chelsey Donn: Yeah,

[00:32:51] Trey Gerrald: 'I. Get that. The light sas were like those like little like air pump inflatable toys, like, and they're swords basically. That's what it boils down to in Star Wars world. Of course kids are gonna hit each other with those, but it's interesting to me that Anna points out, and they also have like three different terms for what this person's title was.

They say party captain, party person.

[00:33:14] Chelsey Donn: Oh,

[00:33:15] Trey Gerrald: person was sort of like, calm down, calm down, stop. And it's like the parents don't seem to like be like, stop being aggressive. Like that thing about like, did A' not think that they were like getting A' little too rough or A' little too rowdy? It seems

[00:33:30] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Don't know. 'I. Just feel like someone like having A' nephew and also having like worked with kids. 'I, 'I. Guess maybe 'I just like feel for A'. A' little bit more because 'I think like filling A' room with gasoline and like lighting A' spark and then being like, how could A' catch on fire? It's like, well, duh.

What is gonna happen? There's just no way of stopping. There's no way to stop an entire room full of kids from doing this.

[00:33:58] Trey Gerrald: And then here's another question. Do you think that the Darth Vader masks and those inflatable light savers were made of plastic

[00:34:06] Chelsey Donn: definitely. Well, that's why 'I, like 'I kind of hopped off the review for A' second when she was like, and not everybody had water bottles. And 'I was like, wait, A' second.

[00:34:13] Trey Gerrald: that's plastic too,

[00:34:14] Chelsey Donn: that's plastic too. But then she was like, but then my husband offered, put them in the recycling bin. Like 'I think that's the issue is like they're clearly not recycling at all.

They're clearly just gathering everything at the end, throwing it in the dumpster, and that's the end of.

[00:34:30] Trey Gerrald: Well, do we know that? Or did Anna assume that,

[00:34:34] Chelsey Donn: 'I think we know that cuz they're just like putting it, if you're, if you're not separating it out, you're not gonna then go later and like separate out the

[00:34:43] Trey Gerrald: especially these teenagers, one could

[00:34:45] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. There's just like, no way.

[00:34:47] Trey Gerrald: right? It's occurring certain

[00:34:49] Chelsey Donn: the back of this 'I know exactly where this laser tag is and in the back it's like one of those situations where 10 different places share like A' dumpster area.

[00:34:59] Trey Gerrald: like A' Strip

[00:35:00] Chelsey Donn: That's like right near where you park. So like the guy could easily have just like walked to his car and done it.

[00:35:06] Trey Gerrald: All right. So do we think that this is A' valuable review? Like is there new, unique information?

[00:35:10] Chelsey Donn: 'I mean for me. There is 'I. Think 'I Learned A' lot about planning A' party here, which 'I think is common.

[00:35:18] Trey Gerrald: Exactly right. And there's gonna, especially these rooms, like I'm hearing that like rainwater got in, there's A' big smell. I'm not

[00:35:25] Chelsey Donn: and also like the first line of the review, sorry, but the first line of the R is this review is only about A' birthday party. So if 'I am going to Yelp to look for reviews about laser tag and 'I, see that first line? I'm skipping. So 'I like that, or 'I might read the short version, you know what 'I mean and then move on.

So to me that was A', little bit of A' queenly.

[00:35:48] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. 'I do think that there 'I it. It does feel like the long review is more palpable and it seems like the short review isn't 'I. Don't know. 'I just felt like that would, that's not how 'I would short review this. 'I think my short word view would be like they don't follow through on their promises. We were swindled.

They don't care about the environment. We didn't feel supported.

[00:36:11] Chelsey Donn: But the, let me show you the way, I'm gonna share my screen again. 'I just wanna show you the way that they like wrote it to me. It's like this, this is A' review about A' birthday party, short version, get everything in writing, manage expectations. It's being run by kids after. All right? So like, this is like one section that we have like space, space before, long version.

So 'I really do feel like, This whole first section is like A' speed bump of like, this is A' A' birthday. Oh, I'm not going there for A' birthday party. Okay, well short version. Okay, cool, cool, cool. Got it off

[00:36:41] Trey Gerrald: Right 'I. Don't think it's A'. Proper summary of the long review is my point.

[00:36:45] Chelsey Donn: No, but 'I also don't think it include like 'I. Think if you had A' birthday party, you'd keep reading.

'I don't know 'I guess that's my thinking is like if you are gonna not read this review because you're not having A' birthday party, then maybe you just knowing that like you should manage your expectations in general and that it's being run by kids is enough. You know,

[00:37:07] Trey Gerrald: do we think that they're being truthful or shad?

[00:37:10] Chelsey Donn: that's 'I feel like the main question because 'I think they're being truthful. A', little shady. But 'I think, you think that Anna's more shady.

[00:37:19] Trey Gerrald: 'I. Just think that Anna's expectation is too high for A'. Little seven year old kid's. Laser tag, birthday party that's run by teenagers.

[00:37:27] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:37:28] Trey Gerrald: Separate of the money conversation. 'I think like if you paid more and you made this request and they said they would take care of it. That's the real problem here.

[00:37:35] Chelsey Donn: right, right.

[00:37:36] Trey Gerrald: common fluke. 'I mean if this is California and it's illegal to do plastic stuff, then like there's A' real, even larger problem here.

[00:37:44] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Yeah. And like 'I, think 'I wanted to know that the rooms are like dingy and mildewey. That's kind of gross to me. 'I would, if 'I was gonna do A' party there even today, which 'I am gonna ask my friend who had this birthday party there, if he used one of the rooms. But anyway, point is, if 'I was gonna plan A' party at this location, 'I would 1000% say before 'I book, I'm gonna stop by and just 'I, wanna see the party.

[00:38:10] Trey Gerrald: And sniff it out,

[00:38:11] Chelsey Donn: 'I wanna sniff out the party room? And 'I think that that's like credited to Anna.

[00:38:16] Trey Gerrald: do you think? Yes, for sure. Do you think that the mom at the very, like the last sentence, do you think the mom's first response really was, God, it smells bad.

[00:38:26] Chelsey Donn: 'I.

[00:38:26] Trey Gerrald: it was truly that, then it really, there's A' real book

[00:38:29] Chelsey Donn: 'I mean 'I? Think that the fa like, first of all, 'I hate the smell of Glad Plug-ins. And Glad

[00:38:35] Trey Gerrald: So strong.

[00:38:36] Chelsey Donn: Our, they actually really do activate my allergies super bad. Like just the,

[00:38:41] Trey Gerrald: Well, they're just masking. They're not doing anything.

[00:38:43] Chelsey Donn: They're just masking and they're like so strong and so artificial and so

[00:38:48] Trey Gerrald: Yes. 'I agree,

[00:38:49] Chelsey Donn: just for me, gets like locked in my nostrils and 'I, like have trouble breathing.

So if we are to take A' on her word, like even if the mildew wasn't an issue, which it sounds like it was like just having like three grade plugins, like ugh, like gross in A' small room. I'm sure it did smell with like nowhere to really like circulate it. Ugh. I'm sure it smelled.

[00:39:12] Trey Gerrald: So were we entertained, what do you think of the humor?

[00:39:15] Chelsey Donn: 'I was mildly entertained by, by A'.

P 'I could really, like 'I, could really get A' point of view on them. 'I don't, I'm not saying that like 'I necessarily want to go out for drinks with A', but 'I think that like 'I get her

[00:39:29] Trey Gerrald: Same

[00:39:30] Chelsey Donn: you know,

[00:39:31] Trey Gerrald: but 'I. Don't think there, there isn't A'. Lot of humor in here cuz 'I think she's very

[00:39:34] Chelsey Donn: 'I don't think there's like straight like open mic humor.

[00:39:38] Trey Gerrald: impact. Deal breaker. There's definitely an impact for me.

[00:39:41] Chelsey Donn: impact for sure. All right. Anything else to consider for Anna? Do we like the photos? Is that like, do we, you

[00:39:49] Trey Gerrald: 'I think including photos always make like is always A', queenly move. Always, always, always. Especially in this circumstance, like we're never gonna know the smell, but like 'I can draw A' conclusion.

[00:40:01] Chelsey Donn: can imagine that smell smelling that, that room, sorry. Smelling like

[00:40:05] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. Oh, for sure.

[00:40:06] Chelsey Donn: 'I do think it, it adds to the truthful nest. To

[00:40:09] Trey Gerrald: 'I think 'I can crown

[00:40:10] Chelsey Donn: 'I can count Anna.

[00:40:11] Trey Gerrald: All right, let's do it. So ChelseyBD and 'I each have our own set of zero to five crown cards. In an effort to be fair and not influenced by one another, we will simultaneously reveal our rating.

[00:40:23] VOICEOVER: The Queens are Tabulating

school.

[00:40:32] Chelsey Donn: Wow. Queens are unanimous. Three and A' Half

[00:40:34] Trey Gerrald: Really

[00:40:34] Chelsey Donn: crowns. Yeah. Trey, you go first. Why? Three? And A'. Half crowns for A'.

[00:40:39] Trey Gerrald: Well 'I think A' rubs me the wrong way. 'I think A' has like really extreme expectations. 'I do think that Anna operates in high trauma drama all the time. 'I think that maybe the child has an EpiPen issue and, and Anna leads. Her life with like my child is, has more issues in the world like 'I. Just think there's A', there's A' frenzy around Anna's needs and center of attention.

Needing to like confirm with the other mom that's in the room. Like something about that really rubs me

[00:41:10] Chelsey Donn: right.

[00:41:10] Trey Gerrald: way, probably from my own, um, history. So like, you know,

[00:41:16] Chelsey Donn: A' little transference. Sure, sure. Yep.

[00:41:19] Trey Gerrald: But when 'I really boil it down, 'I think Anna acknowledging that they're high maintenance, 'I, think is putting it lightly.

But at the end of the day, A' is A' paying customer. Anna made requests they were not met. A' was disappointed. 'I don't agree, but that's not what this is necessarily about. 'I took the crowns off because we don't talk about laser tag at all. And 'I kind of think it's like this is A' kid's birthday party.

If you go to Party City, Every tablecloth are those plastic tablecloths. So like 'I understand the concern, but 'I mean 'I. Don't think we're in agreement here, but 'I definitely think

[00:41:57] VOICEOVER: Oh my God, it's A'.

[00:41:58] Chelsey Donn: 'I. 'I. Feel that from you and 'I. 'I Am saying maybe.

[00:42:02] Trey Gerrald: but 'I think this is really funny. 'I. Think it's A'. Really funny review 'I. Don't think A' thinks it's funny. Uh, but you know, even though 'I just 'I don't have the same point of view as Anna and I'm never gonna have horrible children, but like if 'I were 'I could see how this is how life is.

And 'I have A' big impact. 'I have A' feeling that it's, it's musky in there. It's not clean. It's the same with. Color me. Mine. It's like these, these situations are usually run by kids. It's like A' first kind of job place. And so, you know, three and A' half because 'I hear the concerns. 'I know that 'I would like not do an upgrade.

'I would come with my own decorations, like 'I would de if 'I was that concerned about not being an environmentalist warrior, even though 'I think they probably were 'I would. Not rely on other people, but 'I hear that they were put at ease and told that they would be taken care of and that they weren't and that's not right.

So three and A' half. Why? Okay, so why are we unanimous? Why'd you do three and A' half

[00:43:01] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Just think we need to point out that we found A', new 'I. Got you right. Don't worry about it. No

[00:43:07] Trey Gerrald: Oh yeah. Don't worry

[00:43:08] Chelsey Donn: new 'I got.

[00:43:10] Trey Gerrald: Oh yeah, we didn't even talk about that cuz 'I was hearing like you can interpret, don't worry about it as. Don't worry about

[00:43:17] Chelsey Donn: But 'I did that like the way that Anna wrote it, cuz 'I felt like each time 'I knew how to read it. You know what 'I

[00:43:23] Trey Gerrald: Oh, for sure.

[00:43:24] Chelsey Donn: anyway, 'I liked A'. 'I wasn't as turned off as you were. So that's where the three and A' Half Crowns are coming from. 'I took off the one and A' half cuz 'I think where A' really failed us.

Like if Anna was coming to me, um, as like her advisor about writing. Review and how A' 'I could, and 'I must remind you, this is A' two-star review. Not A', not A', not A'. Five. Um, we should have emphasized that more. But anyway, point is, Anna, you're missing A' compliment sandwich. If you put A' compliment sandwich in here.

'I really feel like this review would've shown 'I. Think you could've done that by talking about the laser tag, right? The laser tag was amazing. My kids had A' great time. That being said this, like if, if Anna had added A' little. of the topic of the place, which is obviously the laser tag itself and utilize that space to build in A' compliment sandwich.

'I. Really think this could have been A' Review, Queen. But 'I think because Anna didn't talk about those things and because I'm leaving A', little bit of A' Karen room here, 'I decided to go with three and A' half. But 'I, 'I do think it's A' solid review and it, it made me chuckle when 'I read it originally, when 'I found it.

So three and A' half.

[00:44:41] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, 'I. Mean 'I. Think knowing that you're A' Karen doesn't remove the fact that you are A' Karen. You can still be carrying, carrying about.

[00:44:48] Chelsey Donn: 'I don't see and 'I disagree. 'I think that knowing you are A', Karen is inherently non-car like,

[00:44:57] Trey Gerrald: Maybe it's um,

[00:44:58] Chelsey Donn: like 'I. Think it's, yeah. Carrie, maybe like maybe A'. Carrie is A' Karen that knows that they're A'. Karen

[00:45:04] Trey Gerrald: A' baby Karen 'I. Think A' p thought that this was the ozone laser tag, but it's not. It's the ultra zone.

[00:45:13] Chelsey Donn: Oh, you're right. We, there was A'.

[00:45:15] Trey Gerrald: get A' global warming. Get A'.

[00:45:17] Chelsey Donn: Oh good. Good one. Ozone Ultra

[00:45:21] Trey Gerrald: So good that you left

[00:45:23] Chelsey Donn: A'. . At first 'I was like, oh, was there A' famous, uh, laser tag place called Ozone. I'm an idiot. Anyway, A', A'. P.

[00:45:32] Trey Gerrald: review. Very funny to just stumble upon that and it's like

[00:45:35] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, 'I, right? My Queen. Does that mean that we've reached the most regal portion of our show? Trey, who are you inducting for?

[00:45:47] VOICEOVER: My Royal.

[00:45:48] Trey Gerrald: All right. Today, 'I have an app that 'I want to induct. So 'I downloaded this app literally like 3, 4, 5 months ago, and 'I really debated whether or not to induct it because it, you inducted the CALM app

[00:46:02] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:46:03] Trey Gerrald: and 'I, 'I think that got into the algorithm. And so 'I started seeing ads for. Indel Indel, E N D E L.

It's the last name of this like sound engineer person. Anyway, it's, it's very similar to Calm. I'm imagining 'I have never paid the like subscription, but there is A' free version and basically what it does, their log. Personalized soundscapes that scientifically help you focus, relax, and sleep. It's

[00:46:34] Chelsey Donn: Oh,

that's cool.

[00:46:36] Trey Gerrald: It's very cool and I've read A' lot of this stuff, but 'I and 'I use it A' lot, especially if I'm gonna take A' Power Nap in the middle of the day. Because basically what it does is it goes through all this neuroscience stuff like, like that's just A' little too much to go into, but basically,

[00:46:53] Chelsey Donn: testing you

[00:46:54] Trey Gerrald: No. So it it, like, they did all of these studies over years to like figure out in like, um, clinical trials, the processes in which people reach r e m sleep levels or whatever.

And so in Dell, Basically, it always starts with these like, um, chimes basically, and you're supposed to like do it at the same time every day and it like trains your body, which I've never really even done all that, but like the chimes start to like signify the body that it's time to relax and they're like, Spaced in such A' time that it's the same rhythmic feature that happens when you're doing like meditation, when you're like inhaling for three and exhaling for three.

It's all designed in beats that like your breath starts to mimic the rhythm, which like slows all of the relaxation, but they also have like the focus mode. when like you're like studying and like, anyway, they have all these different modes and 'I don't have them all. The free version is basically like the sleeping one, and there's also like an alarm set, like you can tell at the alarm.

You can set A' timer 'I, use that for the power naps. It just puts your body into A' synced motion and so it can tell when is the best time to start waking you. It's just this whole thing, it's really amazing. I'm really into it and I'm telling. When 'I use it for power naps, 'I literally wake up the most refreshed I've ever felt.

It really is weird and crazy and I've almost considered like buying it many times, but 'I use it A' lot when I'm sleeping on my own, not with David, cuz 'I don't wanna like subject him to like these sounds, you know? Um, not that he would really care, but.

[00:48:33] Chelsey Donn: 'I was gonna say, not that he would care.

[00:48:35] Trey Gerrald: because he just falls asleep in A'. Hot sec.

But anyway, I'm inducting Endo, E N D E l, 'I 'I. Totally recommend at least giving it A'. Try to anyone that's curious cuz it has helped me fall asleep, especially with like just 'I, have A' hard time turning my brain off at night. So 'I, it's working for me. 'I love it. And 'I wanna share it with all of you.

So that is why 'I am inducting for My. Royal Highness the Inal app.

[00:49:00] Chelsey Donn: Wow. 'I might just have to go download that when we're, when we're outta

[00:49:05] Trey Gerrald: Do you do

[00:49:06] Chelsey Donn: Take A' little power nap. 'I. Do 'I still do 'I use it when 'I can't sleep at night and like, I've been like tossing and turning. It's sort of like my last resort, but it usually works. So.

[00:49:18] Trey Gerrald: The cool thing about this too, 'I, forgot to mention, is that it sinks onto like your Apple watch. So it'll like register your heartbeat and stuff. And then also on our smart TV it'll show like all these like, you know, waveforms moving and all of this like soothing imagery, which is really cool.

[00:49:34] Chelsey Donn: And then it'll like go to your fridge and be like, you know,

[00:49:38] Trey Gerrald: filter.

[00:49:38] Chelsey Donn: you need A' water filter,

[00:49:40] Trey Gerrald: Anyway, so that's that. Check it out, Queens.

[00:49:43] Chelsey Donn: I'm definitely going to,

[00:49:45] Trey Gerrald: Wait, ChelseyBD, do we have time for A' Royal review?

[00:49:48] Chelsey Donn: we always have time for A' Royal overview.

[00:49:51] VOICEOVER: Maybe it's time for some Royal reviews. Yes.

[00:49:55] Trey Gerrald: All right, so today's Royal review is from User Smart Feedback on Apple Podcasts. They write. Love it. Five stars. James from LA made me do it, but 'I love it. I'll challenge you to ski ball. We are practicing tonight. Three exclamation marks. Cry, laughing emoji, party emoji.

[00:50:23] Chelsey Donn: Wow. James from A'. Way to Deliver. Thank you. Smart feedback.

[00:50:30] Trey Gerrald: Do you think they listened to the Dave and Busters one? Probably. Did we talk about ski ball?

[00:50:34] Chelsey Donn: We did. And then in the social media for that week when we did this, the ski ball episode, they must have followed us on social 'I, like wrote those facts about ski ball and where you're supposed to, you're supposed to aim for the

[00:50:47] Trey Gerrald: Oh,

[00:50:48] Chelsey Donn: to get the best score. And 'I think James had commented on it. So maybe that was how smart feedback came to find us.

But we're so glad that you did.

[00:50:58] Trey Gerrald: we love that you left us A' review.

[00:51:00] Chelsey Donn: I'm down for ski ball.

[00:51:01] Trey Gerrald: Let's do it. 'I. Think it's

[00:51:03] Chelsey Donn: Let's do it. This is like A'. Perfect example of 'I. Know at the end of the show we always tell you guys like, tell A' friend, but like, this is amazing. Look at this. James told A' friend and now we, we have A', new Queen in the kingdom. 'I love that.

[00:51:17] Trey Gerrald: And best of all, their username is smart. Feedback 'I mean hello. That's what we do here on the show.

[00:51:23] Chelsey Donn: And that's what your refrigerator's supposed to do. But you know, we won't

go

[00:51:26] Trey Gerrald: so mad. Anyway, thank you. Smart feedback. We love you and we appreciate you and we hope that you are

[00:51:31] Chelsey Donn: Thank you.

[00:51:32] Trey Gerrald: the ride. If you would like your chance to be featured as A' Royal reviewer, then please leave us A' review on whatever podcast player you are listening with right now.

[00:51:41] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. We made it super easy with A'. Super cute link. Love the podcast.com/the Review Queen, which will tell you which players your device offer platforms to leave review.

[00:51:55] Trey Gerrald: Yay.

[00:51:56] Chelsey Donn: It's so easy and it means so much.

[00:51:58] Trey Gerrald: Right. It's easy for you, but the impact is large for us. Don't you love having A' large impact.

[00:52:05] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Don't you wanna have A', large impact, like smart feedback. Just saying

[00:52:09] Trey Gerrald: Well, we did A' Queen. That is another round on the You A' smelly RQ Ferris Wheel. Love Save the Planet.

[00:52:17] Chelsey Donn: Thank you for joining us today. If you'd like what you heard, please be like James and tell A' friend.

[00:52:24] Trey Gerrald: If you didn't like what you heard, please don't be like James and go tell an enemy.

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[00:52:53] Trey Gerrald: And 'I am at Trey Gerrald. On today's after show, pod, ChelseyBD and 'I are gonna rate and review A' five star Yelp review for roasted coffee.

[00:53:08] Chelsey Donn: Oh my. One of your faves.

[00:53:11] Trey Gerrald: So to find out what made ChelseyBD say,

[00:53:15] Chelsey Donn: What is that? A' cat? What? And find out what made Trey say.

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[00:53:42] Trey Gerrald: And remember,

[00:53:43] Chelsey Donn: Ignore the haters. You are A' freaking Queen.

[00:53:46] Trey Gerrald: gender A', non-specific fricking Queen.


Review That Review is an independent podcast. Certain names have been redacted or changed to protect the guilty. Executive produced by Trey Gerrald and Chelsey Donn with editing and sound designed by me with voiceover talents by Eva Kaminsky. Our cover art was designed by LogoVora and our theme song was written by Joe Kinosian and sung by Natalie Weiss.


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