#842 – Toasties & Discipline/
- September 4, 2020
We chat about our Fat Fridays order, The Rock and discipline, home theatres, homemade toasties and the BMC phone number.
On today’s episode of The Daily Talk Show, we discuss:
- Tommy’s big block size
- Our Fat Friday orders
- The Rock and discipline
- Josh’s Uber Eats delivery
- Home Theatres
- Homemade toasties
- The BMC phone number
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It's the daily Talk Show Episode 842
happy fed Friday gronk what's happening what's going on?
You're just telling me you had an update in regards to the size of your whole blog
block my piece of land that has a house on it that I don't own my rental and all my little slice of heaven. No, it's a rental and and yeah, I was just looking at the block size because we're talking about blocks last week. Big Block 600 plus 600 and something square metre edge of beautiful anode LED.
Someone hands it just not you.
Yeah. Yeah. All the people that paid all the money for it. Technically. Particularly. You don't ever own a thing. Yeah, yeah. It is no but even like that when you're paying. Think about paying any land. tax, like even so when I went to this centre of Queensland, and took a buddy took me about 10 hours to get there and cost about 1400 bucks. It, you still pay land tax, even though you're two hours from any other human, and you're in the end, there's nothing around you. It's me driving down a dirt road. It's um, I mean, it's probably Yeah. You know, you'd never own a property. If you're really sour on it. You're like, man, I don't want to give it to them.
Unless I made a lot of people feels like this sort of creating their own sovereign states.
Yeah, I mean, it's, I mean, sure, I'm sure there are people that have claimed something and never paid a cent of land tax somewhere in the world.
That happens all the time. There's like, there's a bunch of a bunch of places.
Um, so it's, it's a it's Friday. I said, this is it. right because I've just gone down to the bakery. And it's something that it basically is the essence of fat Friday, you know, you just choose to get something you wouldn't normally get. And most of the time when I go to the bakery it's it's an interesting one. It's a bakery cafe. So it sells great premium coffee, but also does high end bakery goods. So the baker
debate they have Baker's that would be working there in the middle. Yeah.
They drink or press good coffee. Yeah,
they do great coffee. Anyway. This I just thought let me just get something that I wouldn't normally get. I bought a chocolate
Nana Nana isn't that Sydney? It's a case Lorraine. It's a breakfast case. And
the Lorraine what I actually don't know what a case
because the name Lauren. Is it because like,
is that a common thing? Or is that like going?
Yeah, yeah, it's a it's a it's a popular case, and it's made by a woman named Lauren Can you find out But Lauren why it's a case and I've just seen the case bit why Quiche Lorraine? case law named after Lorraine region of France so technically it's not the right after it's not it's not we're not even Lauren so I'm just at a fucking case this is a no
I thought like I actually thought it was gonna be like Lauren from Ballarat or something you know like it has like a nice just a lady that's making
Kj pay this pause yeah and say to them no I ordered
a toasty, you were saying I was toasty and I've from an admin perspective I've got things set up so I can Uber Eats and you're getting the brekkie from toaster and CO and the arrival time is 815 and it's currently 803 so stick around. Ah, it's the same as cosy
Long orders coming through sitting in bed last night. And I said this moment I'm watching Dwayne The Rock Johnson. You know what's happened to him?
Yeah, he's family's got COVID Yeah,
he Yeah, he's got COVID he's got deals we've got COVID his wife has COVID they all they all at least had it and are recovering you can hear he sort of had a little bit you know it's it's fun seeing a guy who's just like so ripped and rock hard. Looks like you know, it looks like a fucking antelope on any and he's just got the little he's got the little nasal like he's a bit sniffily
just brings him down, telling people be careful out there.
Okay. So he's saying that, you know, he was you know, he was quite strict. He's like, was sort of implementing the right strategies and you know, been isolating since March and, you know, working less And he's still fact that he had a family friend come over. And they didn't know that they had it. He didn't know they had it. So this is obviously
And he's now got it. And he just did this real rant about, you know, discipline, and you guys will know me. I'm disciplined. It's a real treat for the rock is that he's the most disciplined mofo around like, discipline with food, with training. He's work ethic. Well, you know, when it comes to movies and being on set, like if you've ever seen behind the scenes, he's like, he's the guy that would be so disciplined on a, you know, like a junket. You know, where you're doing like 40 interviews in a day. I'm sure he would be getting himself in tip top shape and making sure he's fed. And the discipline goes beyond like, I think he uses discipline of getting into that optimum place. And so it's like, you know, working the most or it's like, it's this real Like he embodies discipline, I think. And here I am in bed. As I take a slice of cake and put it in my mouth, just barely the rock, the rock would be sick. And here I am at my fucking birthday cake four days later. Now that's good. That's what you
meant to birthday cake.
Yeah, I know, I know. But I felt very useless. And I thought the rock would be very disappointed and I started thinking about my discipline and where that lies. And where do you think where do you think I'm disciplined? And where do you think I'm not? I think you as I take a lot of my case, I think I think you pride
yourself on being a pretty disciplined guy. I think that you're I think you are disciplined, don't you think?
Yeah, I think um, once I've decided on Something Yeah, I then can I was working out I have to decide like really? internally, you know, you can just sort of say yes to something where you just really like not it's time you
struggle with changing your mind, I think maybe like, it's like, No, I'm doing it like whereas like I sometimes it works to my advantage, but I change my mind. Like, I'll be like hell bent on something like, this is what I'm doing this is what's happening. And then if it's not, like, if I don't think it's the right thing. Now, that's not working, because I know that things take time. But I think that you will hold on to things like even if whether it's working or not working like not I said, I'm gonna do it. That's an admirable trait, I think.
Which Yeah, maybe that's the discipline to see it through. I mean, that you can definitely pick apart the negatives and positives of that approach and, and vice versa. But I think there's, I think, I mean, what is discipline? It's deciding on some kind of action. So it's all centred around discipline is to not do something or to do something. Yeah. And then your ability to stick at that. And so it requires some action. And so I was thinking about like, What? What could discipline that I in that I enforce for the rest of the month? And what could that be? And and it has to be an action. Yeah, and I think I've gone down a rabbit hole, just looking online, but I was thinking removing the use of any other sort of application like your, your note taking bullshit, you draft crap, like every other sort of whiz bang thing that is around and only using So the thing is eliminating everything else. Because that's that's where the problem starts. And only using Asana for the rest of the mouth. What do you think?
I mean, I'll give it a round of applause, but it deserves it. But the way that you'll say it, don't
worry, I wasn't sending you that. Like, this wasn't an announcement.
Floating. But the way you said it really felt like an announcement.
I got halfway through. I was like, this really feels like I'm dropping something big but I'm not
you're just trying to work out the case we had had tomato in it or just on the outside, but the No, but I think it's a great idea. For people who don't know Asana is a project management tool. We have all of your tasks. I like that the reason I like it is because it then has a benefit for a team as well. Yep. Where you can be you can be doing all of that. But do you think Well,
I think I could create a Notes section. The thing is, it's anything to And the reason I brought up the sad thing is because as a, as a business, we want to use it. But these tools are only good if everyone is disciplined and using them. And so it's easy for me to say we should all be in there, but if I'm not fucking disciplined enough to use it religiously, and the thing about it is if you even maybe the discipline thing is, is a is a way to start and make a habit stick. And so you could say I'm disciplined to do something, whether I like it or not, which in a month after using something every day and not having the ability to open up other programmes means that it just creates the pathway. And so by the time you know the Roxy's is discipline but he's also got the habit of being up at 5am every day lifting heavy shit
yeah, maybe doesn't like discipline potentially. Discipline a year. I mean, you're good. Yes. case. I think discipline potentially I overstates the thing that needs to be done. It's like it doesn't have to be crazy and hard, like, not using everything else and just using Asana. That's probably like, on the extreme end, the discipline could be anything that needs to be done. That's gonna take more than two minutes for you to do. You. You put it in. My Uber Eats has arrived. I've said I've arrived right now. This is where the blow up happens. So right
David Blaine, look at
this just off so the reason why I'm about to blow up and tell me like maybe I'm being an asshole. So the, the place that I got this from is is 200 metres away. Right? Yeah, yeah. And the guys in a car Yep. And I bet that the issue is going to be can be like, he's not going to want to drop it at my door. He's going to want me to come out. Because he's a nice guy.
That I mean, that is a classic, classic Uber case, which, early days, I actually have a video of this. I was looking through my old videos, I saw me on the couch. I was like, what did this guy? So this is this is before
icon, this is BP before podcast. Yeah. And you were on the phone to the Uber driver and you were looking down at him because at one point that we're offering, like a refund or something if they don't come to your door and deliver it, we will pay for it. And so this is this is good. Yeah. So I have footage of Josh on the phone sternly saying to this, this gentleman in a friendly manner. Wasn't sort of aggressive. That's done. You know, it's like dad telling you walk your ass you go. Don't not. Anyway, so he's looking down he said yes, I'm just come and press Baba and come up to the top. And he could see this guy was in the car and had sort of double parked because he was gonna pull the shifty. The guy ends up parking and coming to the door, which meant Justin get for free, which he kind of wanted it for free. But he didn't get it for free. So now here we are again, but there's no reward at the end of this like he doesn't get it for free if that guy doesn't do it, but it is it's kind of a die. So you can't really I mean people are kind of a bit bit sceptical. I was at the when I was picking up this case, Lorraine. I was ordering and I had my mask on. And the two guys were just you know, friendly. And then all of a sudden I pulled my mask down gronk move to quickly get my arm To face talk to get my two pi, you know, open it up with my face on day. And then they both like one of the the barista was like, tell me can I met? And the other guy was like, God, I didn't realise it was made based on the mask, but they will. My hat wasn't wearing a hat. And then like you're the head guy. And so anyway, fun banter about me not being in half. And now we're here and I'm telling that silly shitty story while Josh goes and gets these Uber order periods. And he's got a fact that was quick. That means he came up. That means he came up.
Yeah, he was lovely. So the thing is, I am and he's
in the room. Welcome to the show. Helen.
This is cured. So the photo that he sent lovely guy, lovely guy, but I didn't bring my phone. With me like to the into the The room and so normally sometimes they'll say, hey the your foods here and I'll be a photo of your UberEATS bag. And so anyway I didn't have my phone so I just had to guess I'm like, is he going to knock or should I just open and check in so anyway? Yep, I opened the door and checked and isn't when I opened the door This is very confusing the the apartment next across from me who actually has a a mat that would be against the what's the legislation call? You know, you can't have a body corporate you can't
you can't hang sheets on the balcony and you can't use mats in the hallway. Yeah, weird. But
anyway. Anyway, there was an Uber Eats bag on their mat. But there's no Uber Eats bag on mine. And I just looked as I was confusing, have they ordered like I had respect I was like, not respect but I was like Didn't feel so bad about ordering Uber at 815. And then the guy came running down the hall he said sorry and he like he must have realised and so the the photo that I've been sent is the one of the cat it's it's on the mat. It's on the wrong. It's on the right I get it.
I get it and I tell you what, there's pre COVID de vers COVID the fact that you want less an Uber driver dropping off a order into take a piece
in your apartment. You
don't know what he didn't now? Yes, he says yes. Full on, isn't it?
My that is never like, you would never do that. Now. Like I know people need to take a piece.
The something funny that I've been thinking about is theatre rooms. Theatre right as in many, many No no, no, no, like having a theatre room at your house. Like a cinema room.
yeah. Okay, so anyway, Dave lay down under who we've had on the show. Love him. He's bright.
He's got actually lives quite close to me.
Yeah, he's in. He's in an awesome, epic, epic theatre room. And we saw it last night. And she said something about her theatre room. And it reminded me of when she was a kid. And it reminded me Yeah, so if anything was, so she had one. She said it she had one she talked about the theatre room, I went in the theatre room. The thing is, I could never break it to him until last night. It was just a Latin term. She called it a theatre. They call it a theatre. room. It was a slightly bigger TV. But it was in the it was in the front bit of the hat like when you walked in. It was the whole way like it was. It was completely open. So my question again is when is the lounge room and when can you start calling it a theatre room?
Okay. Amy's Amy's bestie up in Sydney, where we we do like a family when I say family, the friends, the friends Chrissy, the family friends, Chrissy. We go to their place and when the kids get tuckered out, they go to the theatre room. The theatre room has a big sort of sliding door that is opened up and you're on the kitchen. But then there's the kitchen and an open plan with a lounge room with a TV on the wall. And so we do all the presence around the TV and the couches, which is the lounge room. And then there's another room which is the theatre room. If you My quick thought is if you have two rooms dedicated to watching television one is the big one with the big TV and the projector that your theatre. I don't know if you can call the theatre room, just the one room where you watch Telly.
So what's the difference between a family room and the lounge room?
I don't know what a family room is. You're rich and you live in Brighton. You've got both.
We had a lounge room and a family room. You had a lounge. lounge room was like at the front.
And the bottle they used to be the living room they used to be like a living room where you
joke. I said the Butler's would hang in there.
Well, there was back in the day that the houses would have a dining room to actually eat formal dine a meal. A formal dining room. outrageous.
Yeah, don't know don't
silly. We had one where we were. I grew up in It became a bedroom. Do you think bedrooms?
Do you think that eventually it will get to a point where houses will have built in sort of things to be able to get there Uber Eats like imagine a like a bay Murray that sits outside your house and that like they bring the food and it goes into
the best is a motel that we used to stay out as a family down in Flinders and it was one of you know, dingy old motel. You know, it's spire area, sauna. Just crappy rooms, but just that sort of real great feel of a family holiday. And they even let dogs stay in. Anyway, there was at the front of these rooms a little, it almost looked like a like a little manhole with a with a door on it. And in the morning, you could order your bacon and eggs and that would come and it's not fancy. All not fancy at all just basic bacon and eggs. They would come and open this little door, slide the train close it behind you and then on the other side it's like the banks when used to put the money into that thing and slide it across to the teller I could imagine being I think it's a big choice for a you know metricon to start implementing these into their home build just fuckin takeaway food. I don't know if it's gonna happen. Sure. How is your How is your sandwich?
It is really good
thing I discovered the other day. Not that hard to do your own good toasty. Oh, criticised by Tony you should actually go listen to one trick, Tony. Great app, look,
look on your teeth.
Your teeth, it's great. That'd be a great
bit of rocking. It's gone. Going Sorry, I would just say on that tight one trick, Tony, great episode. Thank you, Tony for sharing. It was quite raw and open and generous.
Yeah, we love you, Tony. We love you, Tony. It was it was a great episode. And the butcher was criticising me the other day because we were having a chat. And we sort of just end up facetiming and I'll just like, especially if I'm like, I'm not feeling great or whatever, we just FaceTime each other, and facetiming I'm like, I don't know what to hate. And she was just going through the list of what I could eat. How about some fruit might not not a one fruit. And then so I ended up getting peanut butter. Like just having a spoonful of peanut butter, but she was saying I was thinking about getting a toasted sandwich delivered. And it just blew her mind. Because she's like Chino toasted sandwiches are like the easiest fucking thing in the world to match And so I've been doing that but I haven't been doing and I've got a toasted sandwich like I've got the sandwich press. You can have a mica Yes. Yeah, we've got to make it but we've been doing the, the, the, the open slice, like I feel that I the problem with that
in the oven.
That's um, that's grilled cheese that's grilled fuckin is
very similar. So, what I was going to say is a grilled cheese is actually better than a toasted sandwich. Because a grilled cheese. It's like you're getting too tight because you don't appreciate the two slices of bread. You don't. So it's a single thing. If you're just eating it's a single thing. When you have it's like a bagel. I like so I used to be the guy, especially when you get pastrami or things like that from a bagel shop. You need to have it in its sandwich form you need to have it completely together. You then cut it in half They'd have a half half, you know, the, the way that you can basically double the amount of bagel that you're having without adding any more ingredients, and actually changing anything is by taking the lid off of the bagel. And then you have two bagels. You know what I'm saying? And so that's what grilled cheese does. So grilled cheese. Like, because Bree says I'll do what we can make it a toasty if you want. Why would I do that? Yeah. Does that make
sense? They're different. They're different foods though. They've they they're not the same. You can't call grilled cheese on toast. Like a
toasted sandwich the role versus a chocolate the clear
Yeah, yeah, true. You got your bread you cheese. And now I know what you means but but really to if there is an appreciation you need to have a toasted sandwich? You know, I made something I grew up on.
I'm I have so much appreciation I don't want it to look or seem like I'm bashing the toaster. You know I love toasties
Yeah, like some people have built empires on toasted sandwiches, man. Oh, so some people
there was a place to host a toaster. I think it was called. Yeah. Do you in the tank? What was it called? toast. It was in the city. And it was just like a toaster this place doing very well. I think it's like they've got like a pub that they've converted or whatever. There was a place where it was like in a there's like a good Mani Gomez. There was all these things and there was like this toaster. It was a new place It was like franchised and they they went under very quickly because it's like if you if you're paying a commercial lease, and you're just selling toasted sandwiches in the CBD, you need to fucking charge $70 a sandwich to make that work and
Well, do you remember? Um, so there was a slice. There was a place in the Melbourne CBD called jaffle. Shoot.
Yes. That was one that lately. Yeah, explain what happened.
Well, let me just double check that it was jelly
sugar was a big fan. I believe it was.
I think they're not I don't think they're around anymore. I don't think I think the definitely not in the COVID times. But it was one of those gimmicks of they would put a jaffle in a little bag and attach a parachute to it a small one. Like you get on your little GI Joe figure figure right in my little army to throw around. I had hate to them.
It was my should.
I should go to the news agency and you know, mom's picking up a paper and I'm saying please give me some fucking army figurines. Anyway, got them. But they would put a pair of jaffle on a parachute and throw it out a window and so you will have ordered it and paid for it. You stand on this x and then it floats down. And you either like a hipster in the side alleyway. jaffle should like you see how it's just like oh my god be to gronk like us just coming up with this great idea.
I like it as an idea. It's great.
It's great. It's great but scale and speed like you said if you
fast is it's like, like you have to get the parachute every time you need it. Like there's a lot that how many toasties did they lose? Many just fine. We got caught by the wind when winter when it's raining. Everyone's complaining they cold and soggy.
And I don't think it's I think Jeff will shoot might have been the one in the States.
Really. It was something very similar. I feel like there Jeff will shoot rings about
someone thought they had a unique idea and next minute, there's people everywhere around the world doing it. So but it was fun and it was in Melbourne. I never went but I looked at when I was I was roving reporting. wanting to do a story on it for a radio show that I worked on.
Before we go, I wanted to bring up our new phone number, BIG MEDIA COMPANY phone number. Yeah. Do you know like this, this zero thing is out of control.
Okay, so yeah, we we've invested. It sounds like a silly thing to invest in a phone number.
Google phone numbers.
Any numbers coming out? Our Yes.
So we do. And so I got I got a phone call to the big media phone number. And the number is 03998210408. Now if you Google that number 0399810408. What will come up is not BIG MEDIA COMPANY at the moment. And this is where I worked out. When I got a call on Monday from a guy and he said hi is Jared. Jared there. said no, I'm not Jared stone here. And sort of ended the call and I looked up jarrods last name. It's like okay there's a few jarrods one of them works at zero okay, interestingly then we got another we got another call and it was from a it was a voicemail left a voicemail It was a lady she's saying hey, just having some issues with working out and how to reconcile something Can you please give us a call back? And then I googled our phone number and when you Google our phone number what you'll find is BIG MEDIA COMPANY from phone number used to be zeros phone number, the counting software. And so now, every time it gronk has, you can see why zero got fucking rid of it. Because every time someone has a question about how to reconcile something, they call
Oh, it's it isn't number my mom would find. It's like, somehow you next You're on the phone to Facebook because you found some number. They do a good job a lot of these companies have when they get bigger just removing any ability to contact through a phone. Yeah, it's annoying. Sometimes you want to speak to a real person. That's why we have fun. You know, you want to speak to a real person. Give us a call. Anyway, so you're not getting Justin you're not gonna reach zero. Jared did Jeremy whatever.
Yeah, sorry, getting bogged down. Yeah, I need to get Jared number so I can convert like can transfer the calls. I mean,
maybe we need to sort of do a partnership with zero where we we do offer up positive you know, if someone calls through we really talk look sorry you're experiencing issues with zero we we use zero as a business and we think they're really great. What maybe we could start to I could help them on a zero. Yeah, I needed. Yeah. So cool. Actually, the zero hotline not associated with zero. But yeah, we will answer your calls and so we can make a video or a podcast. Yeah, put them onto our account. That's a great idea. We say to them, have you got an accountant that you're happy with? Because we can help you there? Yeah.
It means it's an idea. I wonder how like, wonder if anyone's done that I wonder if any company is taken. Like it's Donald's dodgy getting the the old number of a, of a competitor? Who's changed? I mean, it's, it would only work with very specific industries, right?
Definitely. What about domain names? Can you do that? Like a similar domain or is that a legal
now maybe if it's so.com.au you need to be have the like an sp associated to your business name?
Yes, yeah. But
dot coms. Now. You could I mean, it's it's poor form. If you could do it, if it's like goes out of business. Sometimes they go out of business and they don't have like a liquidator. That's picky. All of the digital pieces and so anyway, so it's interesting so I but I feel there's something for like zeros a cool company like I think if you they could have been way worse. It's not like there's going to be debt collectors calling for zero. Like I think it's a it's a fun little, little thing and we can just deal with it for now. And then if I'm getting too many calls if I spent all my time in zero on calls, we can work out what to do then.
That's good. All right, guys. Happy Friday. Happy fat Fridays.
Enjoy the rest of your day guys. Have a good one. See ya.
See you tomorrow.