- January 6, 2020
We chat about the bushfires around Australia, how to help, our words for 2020, adventures and country crossings, and The Daily Talk Show Facebook Group.
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– Our hiatus
– The bushfires
– How to help
– Our words for 2020
– Adventures and global crossings
– Walking and riding adventures
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It's the daily Talk Show Episode 569. Happy New Year. What's happening, guys? It's been a while we didn't really talk much. We we've, we've been releasing shows, but we did them last year because a couple of drunks made some time off. All right. I kind of did a bit of a hiatus. I didn't actively go on social media much.
I mean, I had to look after the baby with a lot of the time like it's so going from somebody Are you
Amy Yeah. Well, we've been up in Sydney. And what you don't realise is normal life for us isn't looking after the baby all day every day. Because he goes to daycare so you get this like, you think you're a great dad but you just looking after your kid on the weekends.
Like all like sign that you're babysitting? No, no, that's it. Do not say that when it's your own chart. I sometimes I say that, Amy Amy. Look after
Your child locket that it's just a bit of passive aggressiveness. But it's very consuming But yeah, I kind of got off and I was listening to a lot of spiritual, spiritual stuff getting right into it so loving. It was good. Yeah, well, social media it was all talking about obviously the fires. Yeah, that happening in Australia if you're not in Australia probably still have heard about it it is it's like 12 was it 12?
How many I can see is a 5 million acres just in Victoria is burned, and that's not New South Wales. So we drove up to Sydney. And when we did, there was a bit of smoke. You could smell it. On the way back though, which was only a couple of days ago. It was so bad like, it was driving through thick smoke and where we stayed overnight. I sent your picture. And it was full on. Yeah, like so smokey. And then I hear that even in New Zealand have your family missing. It says Can I smell the smoking
auklet now was there in crush judge to nabbit I think I've seen photos of it on the top of think it's something Fox glycemia Fox Glazier or something like that. And you can see it's like stay in the snow and stuff, which is pretty full on how many acres was burnt in Black Saturday. Oh, man, that was no nowhere near as much as 5 million acres. Because it was just to Victoria is 12 million. This as in this discussion was 1212 million
miles and South Australia, I think. But the Kangaroo Island. I mean, if anyone's been following any coverage, though, you're 100% gonna get more from them what we know. Yeah, but 820,000 acres was Black Saturday. Yeah. So it's quite like so when I was when I was growing up. I lived in Litchfield south and they had like we were amongst all the national parks.
So you do all the like, they would have the safest CFA in the country fire authority. The volunteers would come in and say like during a fire, you're going to do this and this. So you have a fire plan. Yeah. For suburban. We had a, we had a pool. And so they would, they asked everyone, like, told everyone that in in an emergency, they would use your poor will to like, I feel out of the water out. And I actually remember when there was a fire and I got footage of the helicopters in the big the Hercules. Yes, like yeah, and in fact, some point I had no perspective on the whole thing because I was like, Yeah, I sent it to channel seven. I was like, 15 and I was like, You guys need to pay me for the footage. I was like, yeah, real adamant that we're gonna pay me 250 bucks. I never sold the money. They said that they were. I don't know how but I just felt like yeah, don't follow me.
This is a absolute fucking crisis. This is the biggest fires Australia's ever seen is it.
JOHN Howard was saying this is different from when he was in
Parliament. And the fires happened and he had to react to that. But I tell you what, Facebook, there there, that donation button, what a fucking game changing. There's so many pages called lock have got a page that are up over $13,000 through their community. And so you seeing like all these micro communities raising money and then the big one, Celeste barber who's raised over $30 million
in 24 hours, it's an overnight over two days she raised $30 million. It's been sticky. It's a weird one though, because it's like what do you realise how ill equipped you are to even respond or react to when things go pear shaped? Well, wailing a little bit useless. Well, one thing you should
stable, not useless favour, but what do we do one thing people who might feel useless is just slam scotoma Yeah, everyone is slamming that guy. What is that? Yeah, there's it's interesting because I mean, I don't understand all the sensitivities. So I but I'm just going to talk how I feel it feels like potentially, like everyone's trying to, like seek comfort in or like a lot of people are seeking comfort in blaming certain people for who, you know, it's like, you know, Sky Mo, it's all over the
what is it called the climate change type stuff, which I get. But at the same time, I also wonder like,
how pause like what that does to communities, maybe it's positive, maybe it like, forces change our thinking like maybe being really full on about it, and just, you know, saying, you know, you got blood on your hands, all that sort of thing. Maybe that's a mechanism to try and get the policy that should be in place. I mean, over
It's people thinking that by doing that is getting him to do the thing they thought he should have done at the start, which I don't know what that is, like, I don't know what he actually can do, or what he's done now could have, you know, that quicker. That's the, from a leadership point of view, even if even if it was like, okay, state government and all that sort of thing. Like, he's, I don't think he's an empathetic guy, like you, Amy saw and she's very empathetic and has been crying, you know, like, feels the pain of what's going on just, I'm like, you're gonna start watching. Like it's at a point. She saw screamo walk into this, you know, community where he's been shaking hands, and he shook all these people's head and they shoot this one guy's hands. He has it all going right, you're right, something like that. And then scammers wife went up and hugged him and he burst into tears. It's like, this is a guy that's not fucking really feeling it or he's assuming some kind of strong hold position, which is bizarre, but I think if you're gonna criticise Go ahead, let's go and donate as well. Yeah, so do two things. Donate and Chris
sighs well I feel like he's also a guy that he's a bit like me maybe a bit awkward when it comes to looking at whether the hug handshake or what to do a handshake yeah because the the picking up of hands to then shake is that what are you doing? So yeah pregnant woman's there so he's done
that it was like super super weird I don't wish that job upon body having to do that you know but I don't wish that I can the fires and burn man The thing is that yeah it's it's an interesting predicament because it's like
yeah you want to what do you want like if you were in a situation where your house or just burnt down What do you want
some level of comfort to feel something other than the pain you've just experienced? Yeah. I mean, I couldn't imagine it. I've been listening. I've been listened to IBC this morning on the way to work and it's unbelievably his so many
Different one person saying the ryan last night did nothing. And then some guy saying, Oh, it was amazing for this specific reason, this person had a reason it wasn't great. And so then hearing all these sort of just stories from everybody, and there's so much nuance, I mean, it's so hard to know. But also then I feel guilty because I get into this like critical mode, like I different, like, through the stuff like donating and all that sort of thing. But then getting the critical mode of from a media perspective around social media, and thinking about like are how much of this content is legitimate, like and there's been so many cases where you see these, like, just the way that social media works, things just get picked up and you could have an old photo that goes viral or whatever, it turns out some not. But I guess if it's a I mean, the one thing they saying is what they need cash, so if you can donate cash donated hash, like it's then that was saying one show ground in Victoria had
Too much things that only things so many things and I don't know if that's for everywhere but if you got cash give it if you can give 50 bucks we don't have to 50 150 or something like that. I mean did it but it's um that's awaken afford at this moment so if you can afford catch it well there's always fuckwits coming at that guy that was you told me I said oh pink donated $500,000 97 mercyme at this in the shameless group and then some guy said what it was it was something around like if you look at it as a as a percentage of in network she's done added more or whatever. If that's what you find out of pink donating 500 grand you look yourself in the mirror. Yeah. If you don't have a mirror about a cat by one if you don't have the money, but do you think there is public toilet yourself in the mirror? There's a it's weird because I reckon
as much as the challenge of what's going on for the people who are experiencing the fires. I think that there's also this weird personal
reflective thing that I know that I do, which is like, my, am I doing enough? Or should I be doing more? or What does it mean that I think this way or do that? Or maybe like, should I be I'm not necessarily angry. Should I be angry right now? Should you feel anything? Because we removed from it right? We smell a bit of smoke in the morning. Yeah, but we, we don't. I can't understand to the level of people who are in the communities and this is when you speak to people you understand. So you feel I feel for these people, but I don't feel like they feel. And so then, you know, I feel I feel guilty because I don't feel as bad as I should potentially. But this one, yeah. But I think catch myself being like, Oh, am I doing this? Like I wanted to post about it. But then I was catching myself. I'm like, Am I just posting about it? Because I'm showing that I feel a certain way. Yeah, I mean, it's, I think at times where it's like this, if you post about it and say
Darn it, it's like adding to adding a small thing to a huge
problem. So it's like you can do a little bit through that. And so that's all you can do. If that's all you can contribute, it's better than just fucking bashing skymiles and not donate like I don't think that's positive at whatsoever and maybe the people on the ground Bash him hard I was thinking that we need so I was like I started to think about what are our What do we have what come way my phone I was thinking that it could be interesting to get people on that can maybe this is already happening in the media but like explain certain things. So one question I have is this like, is this are these fires worse than anything that would likely so obviously the climate change stuff like the heating of the Earth is a factor. But fire has always happened right? Fire happens to like regenerate like forests and all that sort of thing.
What I struggle with is like the hopelessness of so if we do all of those if we do all of the the stuff in regards to climate change which we should hundred percent to Are we still fact
is that we fact
it's not because we can't reverse it we're just slowing the destruction down isn't it? Yeah was I think I can remember the when the cut off like I think it's already like past the point where we can
yeah you have you have to invent some technology to sequester the carbon out of the atmosphere. So or plant heaps and heaps and heaps of trays or grossie Wade and all that sort of stuff because the thing is, so the planting of the trees This is coming from a full dummy. But isn't the isn't part of the whole strategy of stopping fires that you need like a burn offs, so
you're not just burning down forests burning down areas where the fire can jump or spread through paddocks.
Come to and stop and so it's not just like in the Danyoung I can tear this joint down and a bit of fire so they get yours we need plans to create the CEO the oxygen the air. And so I get what you're saying but it's a spare be good to see people I think it like 2020 we could have more experts or expert I'm also interested in maybe the the less political. I know, Ruth McGowan's not going to be happy with with this but the less politicised versions potentially if they exist, maybe people are screaming at me because it's got to be political. But I wonder about like everything in regards to say for instance, like the sky mo stuff, even though I think he's a bit of a dweeb.
I don't I I say that stuff is like personal bashing, and a bit of like, you know, he does the promo video with like music or whatever and the tutor advocate and all that sort of stuff and doing really funny sort of parodies and satire around it.
But I wonder how much it's actually serving the main cause or yeah I mean its attention right so if it's drawing eyes onto it because you can easily go the media we've got a great angle on this pm who's done fuck all that's an amazing in right? They keep pushing it on every front you know its vision we got the grab of God pulling up in the truck yelling out fuck you sky my luck and it was amazing I was like oh my god that was so that guy did you say you in the media? yeah
and then he turns off I was like we got it Let's go. Let's go like I was thinking it as a media person
the grad that's going 6pm on the dot gonna love that 97 Oh, so that Yeah, but does does the media's push to bash that guy actually promote the epic nature of what has happened which brings more eyeballs to help around the world. People are donating people other people around the world are bashing.
I said so that's bringing attention to the fires and and then it is and then you have these things of like people versus animals and then you've got like, okay, like the wildlife stuff need to do all that sort of thing your people that are dead as well. Like, it's like I found it
quite an interesting time of just like reflecting personally where it's like a, it does feel a little bit dooms day, man when news.com There you go there, and there is a top it says toll death toll and it's like in red and self updating. So it's like, I went back and was like, Oh, is that going up? It's like, some sort of gamification of this shit. Like, I get what the news are trying to do spread the information, but at that point, it just becomes like this thing you're looking to like, keep refreshing it refreshing because it's there, the people, the people who can't do anything, physically, uh, just refreshing and saying,
nice. I was on Facebook Live and people writing
Yeah, sorry. Bianca said, Thank you for having this conversation. Guys. If we all contribute a tiny bit, it helps personally, the brand's I'm working with we're working on overhauling our sustainable practices, and the responsibility we have, despite budget constraints we all have.
Yeah, yeah. It's I mean, I think that the from a community perspective, the thing that has surprised me is the amount that small businesses and businesses in general are doing I think it definitely
other businesses doing that has made me think about what more we could do. I think the other thing too is around like
so there's the financial side of things and then I always feel like I have more skills to offer than cash. Yeah, well, that's a that's a good I think a good way to look at it because you're going What can I do? Share it on it like you're going I can we charge a lot of money for video we do this that like how can we
us, our audience, all us the end. So that's where you're going. I think that's the right thing to do. It's not over. It's not the next two days that we need to work this out. It's like, well, two months time, there's going to be fire, like ruined town. Yeah. So when new tourism when I was working at the fire brigade in the media department, it was just after Black Saturday. And so we made internal documentaries, where we went up to Marysville and spoke to people and I think that yeah, that's the the, the area that I think that we can play in as a show and as a business is and you've spoken about it as well, going there. And creating content going to like doing a fat Fridays from a from a power getting cash back into the economies that are that are the backbone of these little tasks that don't survive if they don't have the bakery, the newsagents the pub, the, you know, farming, it's like some of these places. That's what they are. But also I think the other thing
is pretty sad is that some of these places like they won't ever be the same ever again. And so it doesn't matter the amount of like if you look at Marysville like visiting Marysville,
it is significantly different to you know, pray the fires there was
it felt like when I had visit visited there last it sort of felt like it lost something which is the people because a lot of the people either died or they moved away like there was a lady Lynn who had a had the bakery on the corner. And she was had the only place that like, had stayed up during the fire. And so, how do you operate? How do you go back to work when all of your friends and neighbours have died or had their buildings burned down? Yeah. Yeah, I mean, it's such a hard one. Samantha Samantha
says if you're tight on money, you can also donate blood. Yeah. Which is always good to do. Yeah, yeah. So good. I think that's a good one. I was.
I was thinking we could do that as a show. Hmm, definitely get it all done. I once went there and filmed and stuff. So you get this media department, we can actually get you to do a shot from the but we do have blood. We do definitely get around that. Yeah.
Yeah, I think it's a it's definitely the longer term stuff that I think is is interesting to put potentially because it feels like we can make
a longer it plays into the cynicism potentially that we can all have, which is like, what am I doing? Is this really having value whereas doing it down the track? It's like, no, this is like, once everything's blown over, and it's not in the news every day, being able to keep the conversation going and providing support. Yeah, looking for that opportunity to help where you can visit.
Yeah, we'll continue.
How was your break though? Did you? Yeah, we said we didn't. We didn't all talk. I mean, you guys fucking love a good face time to shower. It was always happy in the shower. I was having to just this you know, I spent so much time reading the news Did you just the scene in which is just like the world news I was getting like went down a rabbit hole with all the wrong stuff. I heard that on the radio this morning. This time I consume the news it's hearing about the bombings of the guy who died the yeah the assassination It was like the second guy in charge and it was like a general
but sound fucking bad. Well, they're talking about like, they're like, I listened to a translation of this guy speaking. And it was about to the US whatever. Yeah, you got we didn't start this new kind of war You did?
Well, yeah, it's interesting. Like what I've been trying to do is read up a lot like the history you remember I bought those books on Iran.
That's right why Ron Why did you buy them? Well because I love Persian food
and joking boy Really? Yeah
yeah, it's quite expensive okay, but it's good but it's not like sort of like straight so I think it's definitely like restaurant like get dressed up sort of thing but Iran gun on yeah damn Shaklee but they
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so the Iran stuff yeah so um no so my my mate nice on
He's Persian. And so he's family
bought like they're all behind by faith and Bahais, a persecuted in Iran, Iran, in 1979, had an Islamic Revolution. And but basically before that, and this is why I'm learning that at the moment, there was a Shah, which is like a king that was put in place by I think, the US and Britain. And basically, yeah, there's all these things happen. But so I'm learning. I'm trying to learn as much as I can about that, because it seems like
they're talking about things like going to war. And I feel that from an empathetic point of view, I want to understand the country that like if the US is going to war, it's sort of safe to say that like we go, yeah, we go.
And so, so yeah. And so based on that, I'm like, Okay, well, what about if I just learn as much as I can about this country and then gain a perspective on what the deal is? Yeah. And so I've been doing that
I've been using the my Kindle a lot been using the highlight function shalaby has actually
Cavalia walks in thousand steps.
Was it was it hot here because it was 40 degrees plus in Sydney where I was out in the West. So there was a 200 cyfle under two or three hot days. Saifullah was just ridiculous news. He was hot as hell was a hot here. You guys. Wasn't it wasn't crazy. I did. 43 degrees in Sydney, Australia on new hottest thing was the case. Oh,
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It's your wishes to
retire. I was at a party. I was at a Christmas party Nicola Terada. I was like, Yeah, sure.
Hi, Ella. paella. I call it paella. And the fancy was pie. Yeah.
What about choosing your word? You spoke to Jason Fox.
I've actually seen a bunch of people talking about this. Choose one word for you. I've seen Mamma mia must have done something about it. Yeah, I was asking fox is the big man. That's what I was
talking about for a long time. I have a seven word. Yeah.
So my word of the year is quality. Like it. Quality relationships, spending quality time on things when buying something by quality rather than quantity. So that means, you know, not buying fast fashion. Yeah. I mean, you only buy a few things. That's good. You can do it. Yeah. So the other
like whatever quality things be. Yeah like quality
are definitely around quality time around. Like my phone use. I like it. So if you're choosing to spend your time doing something, whatever it is, it has to be worth worth it because you can't get it back. I should actually look at screentime Oh, yeah. Mines lowest for July during the break. Yeah.
Yeah, then we'll get to Sam's word.
So this is the reason I know the mind was low is because I looked at it and I thought, because I needed to find out the exact time for something and I was like, that is low. I gotta go back a few weeks when I when we were working. Before we get to the screen time. I wanted to thank our web host who keeps our website up dentro IP definitely isn't us. Exactly. They're 100% Australian owned and operated 24 hour service. The great thing seriously
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They're all sort of Yeah, I'd say the word don't say the knives. Yeah, but they're but they're
they might seem great at the start some of the International ones the common ones, but when shit hits the fan, I do being able to like call and get you sorted you don't realise until the offshore thing is, can be a massive curse. And so when you have people that missing I seven can annoy What were you doing up at? 4am anyway, this was when motoring the whole transition, you're and you're an animal. But if you go to Ventra ip.com to use or the Ventra the NT are a ip kaamdar you use the code tdt so check out you get 50% off shared web hosting on plans up to 12 months, okay, excluding renewals. My average way to do it your heart sing What is this for? Which way daily average? Just from now backwards? Oh no, because that's
Two days he goes, oh my god. Oh my god. I think Apple think that weekend a week starts on a Sunday. Perfect because they've put somebody on.
This is what's up. Okay, should I go back so y'all activity show go back the week, one week ago. Last week, y'all just walk backwards. So cool. So last week, as last week's average it grind. Four hours and 20 minutes was yourselves four hours in one minute. Okay, you guys will see mine. Seven hours. 46 minutes.
What was your biggest day?
It was like a Monday. Mine's actually not fair because mine biggest day was nine hours 47 But often, three hours of it. Three and a half hours was Google Maps, which I reckon that would have happened with you as well. Yeah, definitely. Can you swap back one more? wait to see what it is? Yeah. Because mine was only three hours and 26 five hours to two minutes. Okay, so that was over Christmas, and we definitely everyone's settled down. What do you get saves you
Give me a sec. I just went out of it. Okay. I can imagine it's similar to mine. What is your for the week prior? Yeah. Oh yeah, I like this the waking up app. So the meditation that was second from the top in that that's good Safari 10 hours and 11 minutes for the week. What are you doing? meid am I have
you doing? What do you do? So here we go The Verge 53 minutes. Really? Yeah. Google 46 minutes.
Messages three hours and six minutes. Instagram nine hours. What's your so my daily?
daily average of Instagram is one hour 41. When now, so just daily average. That's for the week. For the week. Yeah. 37 minutes. 141. Yeah. What's yours once you stay? Okay. So, savings if you got a word for the year have you done some digging, trying to work? Yeah, yeah. I mean, I know it's it's two words. It's leaning.
So I'm gonna start calling you Cheryl.
Cheryl is a real busy night she has someone Silicon Valley. Yeah. Sheryl Sandberg who were referring to now but i think it's it's just more around late leaning into discomfort a little bit more, I think. I mean, I did a little bit of it last year but it's there was still a lot of hesitancy and doing so so I think
Yeah, leaning into those experiences a little bit more.
And then I mean, then there's also the the thought around like,
I mean, like, perfection and all that sort of stuff. I think leaning into being a bit quirky and being okay with it. With things not being perfect is Yeah, I think that's another so what's your query? quirky. What are your quirks? Well, I met No, it's just like if you if you say something in a conversation or something like that. It's not it's been like
That's that's just what it was like, you don't have to think about being perfect, but maybe like, the quick stuff.
I mean, some of the tech stuff is bit of fun. leaning into that a little bit. Okay, what does that mean? technology? Well, yeah.
Well, I mean, I over the break as as sort of playing around with like, a bunch of SMS stuff for the club. Yeah. Right. Yeah. Like it's like quite dialled in, like there's a bit of like a auto like robot sort of AI and we give people the text number now. No, not now. Why? What would happen? Well, it's still on, it's still on the trial account. So you just need to stop paying for otherwise booking that meeting to talk about.
So what does that what does it mean?
It's, it's number one, it's, I've only I've only baked it in so these responses will work. Whereas it needs to learn that these are the other potential responses that it gives us. No one knows what you're talking about. So
Say for example, the question is what club Would you like to be a part of so someone texts, and now a number yet, and then what happens as I mean this whole flow chart you text like to a Ts to this number and it says Hi, what's your name or whatever, you enter your name. And it's like, and so.
So at the moment flies, so say so eventually you go down and they asked you a question. And the question is, which club Do you want to be a part of? And so it has to recognise a variation. Yeah. So it could be the adventure club, Tommy's club, lashes class, you know what you need to do that will make it easier. What? Which one of the clubs? Would you like to do? One, two or three?
Yeah, then you have to pick one, two or three. So then they have to just select it and say, one, two, or three back rather than writing Tommy's club, because if they don't do that, if so if they're at Tommy's club instead of adventure club, well, they use an apostrophe or don't it might not go through Yeah, I mean, that's where the AI is meant to
Apparently help. And so how do we incorporate the AI? Well, I mean, I think I think it's baked into the programme that I'm using but I haven't really explored it that much losing people
give it a crack and you got to work so
the word that I don't know if I'm sold on the happies Adventure which relies very much to the adventure adventure club brazel word last year was adventure was it Yeah, great. So are you sure no like no no no that was breeze word for this year.
Now she can have it cuz she said she said she said I want to go out more. I really yeah.
It's all good. Well, mines adventure like it's like a it's a person. event because we've got the adventure club and the adventure, the adventure, because you look up adventure synonyms and whatnot.
Brave is one of them. Right Jason
if you look it up, brave is one thing and so like, in from adventure comes stories and it's about this journey and so it's like a year I thought, you know, you find lots of stories when you are on adventures and kind of like leaning into it hopefully. Take Mr. 97 bit of that quality, good adventure, adventure leaning into quality adventures. Yeah, that's good.
Now there's something there's a adventure that I just discovered nine live live lesson. I think he's nine minutes left. He ran across the Levison wood. Yeah, pack your quick. It's a British Army officer and explorer, extended walking expeditions in Africa, Asia and Central America walking the Nile walking the Himalayas. Interesting dude. So on my Iran obsession Yeah.
I watched a four part docu series called Russia to Iran. And it's him going through I'm very walking. Yeah, hiking sometimes going on horse mazing How cool is that? So I think that you get right into this guy.
We need more adventures on the show hundred percent.
What my mom's Yogi teacher, Margaret.
She passed away many years ago but I'm reading a book at the moment the most amazing story lost lost her fiance when she was 20 got tuberculosis lived up in the Alps to try and help her lungs and heal last three quarters of her lungs So had one quarter of lung capacity then found found realised in the Himalayas Yeah, no not even allies in the Alps but in the end go up higher and it does it's like what's the fucking different way? I mean, hemolyzed region she wasn't she wasn't yes yourself. So like Switzerland, some
Anyway, she went to the Himalayas, I think, because she went over to India. And she, she hitchhiked from Switzerland through and got to India. And she lived in the mountains for seven years meditating and then she, you know, like an amazing adventure and then got on a boat to come to Australia and then landed in Melbourne and grew up yoga school to 30,000 students and my mom was one of the yoga teachers in her school in Melbourne, the Gita school mom has mentioned in a book of banchon in our in the Gator school book and yeah, and anyway, that's like, what a story that's an adventure like, and so there's a limit on shoes that you could go on. Yeah, walk from bowling to Abbotsford.
It'll stop there a skateboarder back from the bus stop the other night. And I left my son now but there's I think that's what like camping is it is an adventure. And you got a tent? Yeah, we got a two two person tent to tiny. I'm gonna three person 10 All right.
Do you or does you're not dead?
But I think this I've got my own like, bag though. Yeah, I came back. There's no real adventure is there's no certainty or they don't there's they're throwing caution to the wind there's, you know, there's a high chance they don't they don't have all the answers to what they're going to experience they can understand but they don't know. So that's I think life. Yeah, business family. It's like you just have you lean into it. So is there anything that we could? Because I was thinking about it I had this moment
during the breakdown, like 10 years of the show
a long time. Well, in fairness, we've only got eight left. Yeah, yeah. In in one month.
On the 16th of January, it's a two year anniversary and we get is left was so I was thinking though, I'm like I was watching Lou, what's his name? lewisohn would Levison webisode? Sorry. Thank you, man.
What do I love?
What do you love walking, walking? Yeah, I was like I would love to be alive listen and walk Where?
Anywhere. What about someone I want on this podcast at some point.
Oh my god. Oh my god what was it that I had ravioli for lunch? All right
listen snows land is you think, isn't he? Really? Mike Posner
podcast started following a sensor I love him. I've watched him go from this this dude la cat got to sing, you know, amazing music real amongst the Hollywood scene today instead of like, moving well past that and walking across America and he got bitten by a rattlesnake at one point and he's just he very spiritual, creating beautiful music now and an apple is an adventure 100%
he wanted to do it. He said I wanted to walk across America. For many years. I found every excuse why not to
just fail? There's a lot of
us he was annoying 3131 he was been older than me my age. He's probably made quite a bit of cash from his music. Yes, you're having a word you this is
if you read vagabonding there's a the first chapter he talks about how
how much like someone says, I want to
travel on a motorbike around China.
sign a need to save up heaps of money. And then Ralph's like, night, he didn't say me because American he was like, bro.
You only need like, six grand, and you could do X, Y and Zed. And if you just work like three months in your cleaning job, you can start doing it. But I was just thinking with leverson I was like, man, he's he's getting to do all these
hikes and stuff.
It would be good to build some into the show eventually, I must say yeah, but it would be good to do like Kokoda to do. walk across Australia. And yeah, I love this. What about bikes? You can write you can ride a bike. Yeah. curve. Yeah. They sell some of the best backpacking bikes. I prefer that I've been walking, the things I've read you guys, you can get a bit further on a bike than working in a day. That's what I do like about it. If we were to venture off somewhere, you're not going to have like blisters and all those sort of issues. And the great thing is that local 24 support
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It connects me quicker than that. Pretty sure they have like 10 gigabit
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already said yeah, it's about that. It's a lot of money. Yeah. I don't know you see it, why they
doing a lot of content. We get emails.
I definitely dream of the time
let's draw on that. Dream. Big.
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just catching up on the Christmas period episodes and conversation on ep 561 got my attention. Mr. 97 What will you be doing when you are really old? 50 plus.
Firstly, when the fuck did
50 plus become really all grumpy Oh.
You want to put a criteria together on what really oldies, I would be happy to enter the enter a challenge on all of these. As long as it doesn't involve the book club as at age 53. I don't feel old enough to radio,
getting hapa involved on the really old team. Some advice for Mr. 97. If you are married with kids at 50 Plus, you'll be a long way from being financially secure. The money drain never ends low speaking from experience here. He's projecting
the chances are he'll be still you'll be still working for the gronk and being schooled by Telly and ash on a regular basis. Keep up the good work looking forward to the Craig hopper episode. And hashtag really old gronk Scott.
Thank you and thank you, Justin as well. He's been in the in the group at all. That's gramley Farah. Yeah. Right right down the top. So So
Mr. guys say tomorrow Bye