#839 – Birthdays & Big Blocks/
- September 1, 2020
We chat about Tommy’s birthday, presents, things that get more exciting as you get older, out of control anger, and the new backyard.
On today’s episode of The Daily Talk Show, we discuss:
- Tommy’s birthday
- Birthday presents
- Out of control anger
- Things that are exciting as you get older
- PT and the new backyard
- Bodhi’s next birthday
- Podcasting and YouTube news
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It's the daily Talk Show Episode 839. What's happening guys? What's going on? Happy Tuesday. Happy Birthday Tommy jacket. Thank you, Mike. Thank you. Round of applause is the only thing I have.
Yeah, I got that when I went to the coffee shop this morning.
No, no, no, it was a birthday.
Now in a previous life, I would have probably hinted birthday boys batch. Hey, yeah. Hey, birthday party.
No, I didn't. Why didn't I give a shout out as
I don't know this. Definitely.
Yeah, I definitely. This year. It's it's a different story. It's I don't know. I just feel like I don't really care as much about my birthday this year. 32. It's nothing to sort of, you know, scream.
cried out. I mean, it's probably Yeah, definitely don't scream and cry. were you gonna say definitely not scream? You won't have a cry. I might cry. No, no, I started to die. I got up early thought, Okay. Body wouldn't let me do any work last night because he wouldn't go to sleep until like 930. And so I ended up giving up at that and I said, Well, I'll get up early and do some work. I decided that I was on the phone with you and you said, not in dead daddy's office. I'm thinking it might your office is in the lounge room.
It is there's a dividing little shelf or partition between. Yeah, a little partition between us and the couch area. So I get where he's a bit confused with it all. But then I got up early this morning to just do some work and he comes down 15 minutes later, it's and then I'm like, Oh, this is done. I can't do any work. Did he die straightaway.
He came down there. First thing he said was happy birthday data.
psyche think that Amy told him to say that or do you think that night? He's on to birthdays? like nobody hit like we talked about it before you went to sleep last night and I think it was the reason he went to sleep was because he knew he could wake up and then celebrate my birthday. But the problem is, he thinks it's a time where he can benefit immensely. So he's like, comes down Happy birthday. And then he wants a lollipop.
Lollipop and he wants a lollipop and how it works. But I had a lovely breakfast cooked by my beautiful wife shakshuka Oh, lovely. Night. Fancy. You know, it's the birthday of Indian shakshuka on a Tuesday. So it's never happened. Had some shakshuka got a coffee from down the road shakshuka Yeah, two pieces naughty, you know tab up, let loose.
And I got a nice card from from my wife who
Well, the card is a piece of paper that she's drawn, but that's bodies' painting that he did for me.
Yeah, what's that yellow? Okay. Oh my god. This is a piece of toilet paper that is shaped.
It's a blend of every colour that almost resembles sort of someone whose basic baby yeah.
But I did um,
I'm launching a video tomorrow that I've been working on this morning. And it required me to receive a parcel. And I've been waiting, waiting. And over the weekend, like two parcels came. And then on Monday, two parcels came. But one of them was not the thing I was waiting for. It was something else. And I nearly opened it on the video because it's the unboxings Did you realise like,
so literally when when, when I called you we were facetiming. Yeah. And I was like, Yeah, he just got the thing that I need and you're like, now
That's where Who's it from? And as Amazon you like nothing yet? Yes and UPS Yeah, I said ups. Yeah, yes. And so it's a Yeah, there's a box zoom in full screen. Yeah. Yeah. So because it's got my address on it. You're moving anyway.
Yeah, it is a box. I
do we want to play a guessing game right. So the thing is, I didn't have this. I think I know what it is. I think I know what it is. And I and the thing is, as I get older, I want to move away from being the know it all that just wants to guess it. Like you and I are very fucking hard to get. I think we just show on to shit. I think I know what it is. I'm not gonna tell you. But this is I want to pretend like I know, I've done I don't know. Do you know, do you think you know? I think I know. So this. This is it's a real risk. Dice, isn't it?
What do you mean? Well, just
cuz I've done this before and Bree gets real pissed off about it because I always go big I'm like you got me a fucking iPad didn't you?
know I got you in your wallet and no I think I know what it is what why do you and I write it down on a piece of paper so I don't want to guess it I'll write it down on a piece of paper and then that way you can at least see that I've written something
What made you think that you know what I got you
classic telltale sign is getting something from Amazon because you can't get everything in Australia.
And Amazon usually is bringing over an international product and so at that moment, I know Okay, it's so like I'm
so you know that it's an international thing?
Well, I think so. It's It's It's come from the fulfilment centre. I just saw it then I thought this before I even looked Lexington, USA okay.
And so it's a bigger it's a bigger box. Yep.
And so just rotting this, okay?
Is this and then I realised I had a realisation this morning because I might fat just said, What have you organised? Like, for Tommy? What do you mean?
What do we what are we doing?
Oh, he says he's 32nd like it's not it's not like a beat. It's not like the biggest deal. But you do have the fear there is the fear Where? Because our birthdays are so close together. I don't wanna underbaked I feel like I've underbaked your birthday. Yeah, but can we also respect the fact that it's my 30th so if they read a little bit more, that happens and there's more organising. Yeah, not because I'm an asshole. It's just because
I'm not sure how many how many weeks away to your birthday.
It's two weeks today. So on the 14th the day funnily enough, I tried to book a doctor's appointment because I'm very puffy. I'm looking like Carl sandal and at the moment because I've got
very What is it? What's it? What's it called? My my glands? That's my glands. Yeah, I've been really big.
and I haven't been feeling that great and I'm not good at going to the doctors. And you kind of go to the doctors and she talks to my mom and my mom's always fucking hyperbolic. And she's like a breeze like our Josh has like a lump in his neck and neck and mom's got
cancer when he's neck you know that Yeah, and so fuckin brace like, Fuck, he's got cancer. And so like you need to put like, so she's been she was on my back yesterday saying you need to book an appointment. She's older for you tele health. And so she logged in, and she kept getting declined
when she was putting through the appointment, and then we get a good question.
From the medical centre and they said I was just confirming you kicking declined to say confirm your birthday and I said the 14th of the ninth 1990 I said, Ah, yeah, okay, that matches we can do that now. You had on record on your
doc. Hot dark thing which is like the tele health to booking the 15th of September. Which I don't know if you remember, but that was your doing you fucked up my. You wanted me to get my blood work done. Yes.
And you did you booked to the whole thing, but you did the wrong birthday.
Yeah, anyway, so better to be honest. Because to be honest, as I said, Your birthday is two weeks. I thought it was the fifth day.
Think about it. 14 didn't know the easy way for me. My son's birthday is the 14th 14th of June. fair bit, but you're easy to remember same birth month is me. All right, can I open this? So I've written down with a piece of
paper. Okay, can I just can I also say that the, they didn't offer gift wrapping. And so annoying thing is there's no gift wrapping. And because you can't select gift, you just have to move aside the receipt like it's not like normally you can click Hide and do all that nice. Oh yeah. Okay, but this is just like you've received the package. I'm just I'm putting this
piece it. Okay, okay. He's using a screwdriver. Yeah.
There we go. It's a bit of bubble wrap in there. Yeah, good.
All right. All right. Is it what you thought it was?
Is it what you thought it was? coffee table book one I was telling you about.
The name of it. I forgot the name of it. And the great thing is it doesn't have a name on the front. I'm pumped about this. This is so good. So this was this is the
Yeah, the the photo book whether the kid was the Can you I'm curious to say what it's what it's like this is times where I bought a book for someone. And I didn't buy myself like normally. I buy too. Okay. So a guy named Mike Brody and it's called a period of juvenile prosperity. And so I'm so good, so pumped, because
100% it's not something I would buy myself. But I found this book telling us like, if I was to buy something, it would be this. And so well done. Well played.
Oh, it's nice to
know. Nice. And so look at that. Oh, that's so nice. And said let me say there isn't that. It's a it's a real picture book. Uh huh. Your VODs what I love about it. Yeah, it does smell good. smells real good. This is one of my favourite photos. Look at that. Yeah, that's a guy hanging off the back of a train, putting his rude finger up, but he looks like someone out of like you
To some sort of
rascals film or something, I love it. And that's going to go perfectly in our new house like coffee table like we've got finally like a separate living area. Like, right now we've got like an open plan that sort of a bit. Bit shit that goes into the kitchen area. But take us. Thanks for my birthday present. That's so good.
What are you? What are you most excited about today?
nice to be honest, it's
our life the lockdown is definitely getting. It's at the back end. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but it's definitely sort of running its course on my family.
I even said to you earlier, I was like, my I don't even know how you get sick in this lockdown. Like, isn't that bizarre that like, I haven't felt well the last couple of days but legit. It's like what the fuck?
It's maybe that we're not doing much. Well, it sounded like Bodie was having an exorcism. Yes.
Like, and you're just like trying to be like, real cool about it like yeah, Matt. Yeah. Yeah. Like just keeping going with the conversation.
Yeah, that was that was that was next level. Is it? He's his mind, which is making you lose your mind. Is that what's going on? Oh, I'm doing the edge.
Amy's on the edge. It's it's just children. They just, they don't understand. And like, think about adults struggling with this whole thing. And like, kids, they really like they don't understand it. They forget that. You know, I get one lollipop yesterday and once another, losing his mind about it. And so it's hard because you've really got it like, I think I'm probably I probably have a bit of anger in me. And it's things like parenting.
That really can sort of spark it up. And you've really, it's, it's, you've got to make a conscious choice in the moments of just like, dropping it. Like I almost have had feet. I've had feelings as a parent in the last week of when I was a young kid myself. And I think I was, like, had a fair bit of anger as a kid, you know, like, push back and, you know, just run a bit of a rebel. And I feel that sort of anger towards the whole situation. And I'm like, Oh, god, this is not good. Like, it's like,
how can I put it? Imagine? Have you had a feeling that's been triggered later in life that you like, or fact it'd be almost like, when you're in high school and you get bullied and you're like, Fuck that shit. Every day of the public meltdown. I've I haven't had any really good. I watched to the public meltdown last night.
Guy Mike in his car just yelling at everyone. Like,
I was just like, really I just always film I'm just like,
oh my god a meltdown. But again, just in case something happens, but there's a real out of control nature to it. It taps into this, this other dimension that you just you don't want to be a part of like, were you saying so? Oh, no, no, no. Fuck you.
That's what I imagined happening. Yeah, it's it is like that. But I remember as a kid in high school, like even in school, like were you just? Yeah, I just remember that sort of, I think the danger of anger is it's such an easy goto like, it's not for everybody. It's funny that some people, they they're sort of releases in anger, or, and so anyway, I found myself getting a bit on that heading that direction and you get to really just go what's it all mean?
Much like when you worried about having to do something, and then he like a fact it's like we're not in a, we're not in our normal operating zone. It's empathy for yourself or like, I've definitely done that where it's like, Ah, no, I've been slack on getting back to something or doing some insight. Look, the amount of pain that it's causing me internally is way more than the actual thing. And so it's like it's the it comes down to like not wanting to disappoint people or whatever it is, or when you create a story around what it's like, no, especially, because right now,
a lot of people are unreasonable. There's a lot of unreasonableness going on, because it's like everyone's struggling. And so then what happens is, people are unreasonable. We then take it personally. And then anger and all of that sort of stuff flares up. Hmm. It's, yeah, it's the perspective is
We're not in a normal situation. And on the other side like yeah, it's it's not how we normally act when we go to kids in childcare and we're working and, you know, it's But yeah, I had to go out for a walk. Yes. And I was like, fuck this why remember my friend sigh when she she took a quote from the, I think it's like prenatal they do like prenatal classes or whatever this is one of the things that they say it's like, go outside before you shake the baby. And the funny thing is I shake it. Yeah. But the thing is the way that like cyan like, used it as a quote, but the way that I read it is like
to avoid a mess. Take the baby outside before you shake it.
But what she was saying is like if you are feeling angry, go outside rather than shaking the baby. Besides
Big Issue apparently people just don't the whole fact you think like if you've got oh yeah did some sort of
you know if you're going through hard times that I could imagine it's happening at the moment it's it's a it's a dark place. Oh, I had some oj this morning you just taking a little sweet Yeah, it's delicious scratch dudes. I'm an animal. I brush my teeth and then I awesome
anything over 32 years of life, it's you don't make toothpaste and orange juice together. It's a no no, I tell you some stuff that I am sort of pumped about in my in my older age.
Coming to 30 so there's a few things that excite me that happened in the past. Number one, hard rubbish day.
Getting getting rid of Simon collecting stuff, getting rid of ice is a change. This is big because hard rubbish was used to be an opportunity for you next loungeroom finish
Not yet yep to be honest I'm all about let's get rid of it I didn't want to ask you getting rid of we got rid of bodies caught is that a mattress wouldn't whoa in
we got rid of a couch bought a new couch what else Tyrell heater a bunch of stuff but it's so you get to hard rubbish collections a year per se This is what I even get into I'm just like how many can we how many individual because I remember
at an old office you could contact the council and they would come and do it it wasn't like like in the burbs, I believe it's like, the same day for everyone. Well,
in this municipality, we can do two per household. And, and so the great thing is we're in this house for another four weeks or something, no less, two weeks. And so we can do
We could do two in that time, but we're only going to do one and then we move to the new house and then we can do one when we get there. And so then we'll have one left. And so that's something that excites me hard rubbish gets gets me gets me going. What else? security systems?
Yeah, I'm, I've been going,
searching, searching the web, trying to find the right security system to rig up in my house. Not even an alarm. I don't care about an alarm. timer. I probably should. But I want cameras. I just want cameras. Now, man, I'm old backdoor. I love cameras. You know, the funny thing is that I've floated this with say, my brother, my parents. Who else do I talk to him a lot. What other friends? Do I have you this is the first time I bring it to you.
I've mentioned the security thing. And they're like, why? Like even my my my brother, my other brother. But one of them was like Why? What do you need, therefore? Really, right and
And that's where I'm like, Yeah, I don't know. Some people I just don't think. Think about it. And I was thinking, if someone does rob the house and you don't have footage of it, just don't know what the fuck went down. Yeah. And so leave a shit somewhere I could have Jesus that hadn't happened yet. Anyway, so I've got, um, I'm going to be buying a security system. And then I've never thought more about chickens in my life than I have in the past few weeks, but we're getting where we're currently working out the best coop to buy not sure there's a few You know, there's some pricier ones and lower end options.
The You know, there's there's one called the Taj Mahal. It's, it's ginormous. Right? If you just want to, if even if it's not sort of in your ether to be buying chickens, just look up chicken coops. There is some real Mickey Mouse ones, like ridiculous and they've all got fun.
names like they then I heard the word who who's who's selling these things? Make this what is it there's like four website backyard Chicken coach.com.au is one delivered to your door. Oh yeah, the bed and breakfast coop and run
across What do they cost?
So let me just have a look. The Taj Mahal it's its trademark 595 Okay, what about this one I just said
okay, what do you think about the mansion? gerkin is the mansion bigger than the Taj Mahal? it well suits to 220 hinze the Taj Mahal and they does two to five hinze Yeah, I think you're looking at
1100 inch chesty. 800 I didn't hundred, but you get walking access. I really that's good. But there is this one. It's so cute. It's called. It's called the bed and breakfast and it's
1399 legit looks like something you'd go and stay in in Daylesford.
It's the cutest little bed and breakfast. And so yeah, we're, we're, and we've been talking about chicken names about what we're going to call them. Is this going to be sort of your birthday present? Is this what you do? I feel like you're spending a lot of time and energy and
my birthday present this year is a new pair of boxing gloves on chronic.
So what sort of loves
company called Sting, Sting, Sting, Sting equipment sting box equipment. And so yeah, they just a pair of I think they're like eight ounce gloves and you apply some setting up our boxing area. So thinking about running think about getting back into PT To be honest, it's just a little little don't mind the chickens. Saturday morning. You know we do boxing and then fresh chicken eggs are actual protein
fresh eggs it could be what's it like? boxing and eggs. You got to be joking me personal training.
That's the same yoked. Yo yoked. What else? Is it? Yummy?
Egg soft cat defined muscles yoked? Yeah, like get yoked. Saturday yoked.
Would you join in? I think
Yeah. Would you join in a Saturday morning? boxing session and tie flipping tie?
I mean, I yeah.
I've definitely come around to the exercising brain. I were watching a
YouTube video of the it's like, you know, the PT to the stars. Oh, yes. or all of these. It's like an American dude in Los Angeles. And you say it, you know, like facula cow. how good the results are and it's not that crazy.
I can't like talking maybe like,
you know, two hour and a half sessions a day. It's like three hours a day. Yeah. If it's your full time job if you're an actor, and you have to try to get raped, yeah, like, yeah, I mean, that's it. I'd love that. But I thought you're gonna say 245 minute sessions, which now Well, maybe I think there's some of them I yeah, but it was. But the one thing that was talking about you should get a sled. Yep. Probably 30 pricey. You can have to have a flat surface yet not. I don't have flat enough surface. This is why I want to get the tire because I've got a big backyard 17 metres by 13 metres. And it's who's
sorry guys stepping it out. Just I mean, that's one thing I'm doing. So we used to laugh our heads off my dad who
And I sometimes still do, I'm like, Dad, how long how wide your cabinet is and he's like no worries. walks over to the wall, bomb up against it then steps it out 123 It's a jacket tried. And now I'm doing it. I'm stepping out everything. Love it. Love stepping up, get the dimensions also
love it in the jacket family. The boys we all say Oh, big block, Big Block Block. That's a big block. So 13 metres by what was the 17 made 17 metres that is Yeah, big, isn't it?
It's frickin ginormous. It's huge. Dude. The Taj Mahal will fit perfectly. No, the bed and breakfast chicken coop. Anyway, were just a couple of things that are going on in my old age 13 Is it like a Is it a quarter acre? Oh, no. Not that. It's it's just a big block the whole house big
I don't know if that was that was just because we sort of moved into an estate or whatever but it was I remember being a kid and we were on like a half an acre or whatever, maybe quarter. I gotta know. It. It was a bit like there's a lot of status in Wow, they've got an acre. They've got a whole whole like, yeah, they need a fucking ride on lawn mower to dude, an acre is 4046 square metres.
You don't know what that means? It's a lot of metres 17 times the actual I've got 221 square metres. Okay. And so that's their
close to one point.
We should work it out. Yeah, I want to hit your I courage.
point one of an icon.
I attain, and I mean no one. So unless you're living like this
really far out? Or you're in like a two rack mansion? You're not talking yeah courage. Well whitey, who's in the comments just said he signed a contract yesterday on a 1100 and 50 square metre block or whatever. So that's half an acre
it's a quarter of an acre Well, one so yours is so windy in the comments has just told us your property
is more know that this is the thing this we should be including the home block or are you when you know that's just the backyard? No Gina God that'd be another area that's exactly the same 0.0558 is I don't see any on 005 5.05 bloody acreage is nice isn't my there's nothing like a bit of point five five, which I think that's great. And you're gonna have
you got plans for both
next birthday is turning four next is he? Yeah, he's four in fib and so there was also which was not really suited for the size of your current place. Now are you gonna
get the smallest I mean castle that fit on a little piece of decking? Yeah if you fell if you went outside if you like fell into the
to the jumping castle like someone who's got like a king size bed in like an apartment in a you know city apartment you just fall along to it. My I'm looking forward to slip and slides. We could even get like it. Just a full theme park like a inflatable theme park at the back. It's It's big. It's big experiment. I'm excited. I'm excited to check it out. And so do you actually know when you can't like is it all just up in the air until the government says what
what the deal is, in terms of moving in? Yeah.
No, we've signed a dice that we can do it right. And, and that's just after lockdown, which was meant to be a part of supposedly they're announcing on this Sunday in Melbourne, what the deal is moving forward the way out. And so whatever that looks like, but talking about those, I don't know what the term was, but just like shutting down suburbs. Yeah. Is that what they're gonna do? Well, that's what that's what they're talking about on a disord on on the news. That was a proposed sort of solution. I made it don't think that they're going to
as an epidemiologist Think of this
as a very different world. nation reveals. Is it any more like they keep hearing this? The world's changed forever. It's a different world. The new normal Ah, fuck it. I'm done.
I'm done. This time.
Not only for us new just to finish off few big announcements in the podcasting space.
Too much Telly, another episode is dropped today, right? Tuesday.
Father's Day spesh yet Father's Day special. Great. Something probably not as big. But you know worth a mention Joe Rogan's podcast has moved to Spotify. As of today, the first episode we released on Spotify that he's recorded. Nice. No, he's not.
Was there any of that was because I have an another announcement that I just
always bring it up so you can throw a few but it's a huge it's YouTube, though. Can I give it a YouTube announcement?
Sure. Guess we were on we were on podcasting. Can you guess what it is? Now? You're actually really fired up? I think it's gonna really turn around your birthday.
That we've hit 12,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel is not what is 11:11pm
Tonight, David Blaine. And he's balloons By the way, did you what I was watching the news? Did you see that Kite Festival where the little kid fucking held onto the kite and went up in here? I know God it was fucking her and it didn't. David Blaine son. Yeah, well, I was like, Fuck the little girls David blind it they must be pissed off. She was like in the sky holding on to work a kite. But so yeah, David Blaine is
he's got a bunch of balloons and he's gonna hold on to them and he's gonna let it take him up into the sky. And then what are you gonna watch it? Definitely Yeah, so it's gonna be a light one. Do you want to watch it? We can have a watch party. It's how do we watch it? right cuz? Is it free? Is it free? It's free. Yeah. Geez. Alright, sounds good.
Pretty light. It's pretty light. I am out as fuck now. Well, we need to have a nap in between, I think. Yeah. Now but I wouldn't mind it like imagine if it goes for all. Yeah, I mean, that's what like the fact that bid is
that's part of the thrill, isn't it? I know that's the Yeah, that's like just like you want to watch it. He can't can't look away. Can't not watch. Alright guys. Hey, thank you for all the birthday love the sending through. As you say, we got from Chloe, by the way we can talk about that tomorrow.
Yeah, I think that should we should plan some form of merchant day where we all were the daily talk show like it's a bit of coming out of ISO celebration. And when you go out you were the daily talk so much. Well, let's should we wait till October to launch it? Maybe there's like a day in October 1 of October. Yeah. Because it's like the new new month outside of windows and the story starts September one, dude, it's today. Spring has sprung scribed so I don't feel any different.
You don't know. It's so weird.
do you think it is?
How do they know? It's spring?
Right? It's a very big question that I haven't been able to answer in my 32 years.
So no one would. Alrighty and enjoy the rest of your day. Happy Birthday Tommy jacket. Thanks, man. And thanks for the present you say tomorrow
but birdies here. He's looking for his present.
Alright, cuz you guys bye