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i had a lot of pet peeves last time we did one of these, i have a lot more now, and tbh i still have more after this episode but we’ll save those for another time. we all have pet peeves, i probably have more than most, like all the annoying things people do, the foods that make me absolutely gag, and how annoying is captcha? sorry apple watch people you don’t get a pass here either. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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These are delicious. You need to show them. You should, mom. No, seriously. Let's set you up on Shopify. It's easy. I always knew you would build your own business guys. Yum. When you're ready to bring your idea to life, build it on Shopify. Sign up for a free 14 day trial at shopify.com/offer 22, shopify.com/offer 22. Hello, hello? Ooh. It is. Early in the morning when I'm recording this, it's like 9 in the morning. And listen. Test sorry, I had to test my microphone to make sure it was recording because. Every once in a while I will start recording and think everything's fine, and then everything won't be fine and I won't know it until I'm done recording. My entire episode. And then. And then my entire episode is gone. That's happened to me multiple times, and I kid you not every time it happens. I'm so traumatized. Anyway, so. My drink of the day is a cold brew. Again, I'm having a classic day. I need something reliable. I'm also staying in an Airbnb right now. Because I'm moving. Houses I'm moving right now and I. Had to stay in an Airbnb for a few days, I feel very. Discombobulated if you will. Moving is possibly one of the worst. Things. On the planet, I don't know what it is about moving, but every single time I move I am beside myself, stressed out, I mean just a mess. I don't know what it is. I don't know if it's like emotionally. Jarring because you know you're moving from one place that you called home to another, and that's kind of emotionally jarring. Or if it's just. The mere fact that you have to move. 50 plus boxes from one place to another and without losing one, and that's jarring. I don't know. I don't know what about moving is so terrible. But every time I move, I'm an emotional wreck. So far during this move, I've been fine. But there's just, like, no promises about tomorrow. Like how I'm gonna be doing tomorrow. I cannot promise it's gonna be OK. Which is why we're recording at 9:00 AM this morning, because I wanna catch myself. In, in a good mood and in a. Stable mood before I. Start moving things for the day today and before my mood. Turn sour? So yeah, so. That's kind of what's going on in my life. In today's episode. I'm talking about pet peeves. I've done this before. I did an episode about pet Peeves before. Probably a year ago or so where I just literally told you all the things that have been bugging me and that's what I'm doing again today because I have a running list on my phone. Of things that bug me. And every like every time something bugs me, I write it down. Would I do that if I didn't have a podcast? No. But I do do it. And so I have been, you know, adding to this list of pet peeves for quite a while now, and I think it's time to share it. It's gotten to that point. It's long, it's a long list, and so we're just gonna be going through it today discussing and. Will probably gain nothing from this. I don't think you gain anything from complaining usually. I don't care. I'm not in this for gain. I just need to vent to somebody. So that's what we're doing today. Let me pull up my list, OK? OK. My first pet peeve. Is Apple watches now? Let me give you a little breakdown, OK, so. When Apple watches were all the rage, I went against the grain and I didn't get one. Why? Because. I never buy things or watch things or listen to things or. Look into things. When the whole world is obsessed with something like I for some weird reason. Just. Have no interest in things that are very popular at any given moment. I think the reason for that is that I don't like. Participating in those conversations like. For example, when everybody was watching euphoria and that was all the rage the first season anyway. I didn't watch it because I was like, I don't have the energy to put up with all of these different conversations about this TV show. I'm going to wait till the hype dies down and then I'm going to enjoy it on my own time. Listen, there's really no. Valid reasoning for why I do this. It's just like a mental block. I I don't get it. But when everybody's doing something, watching something, obsessing over something, it's very rare that I participate. The only time I did was when the show Tiger King, Tiger King came out. Sorry, I still have spit in my throat from when I was sleeping because I just woke up and. So now I'm choking on it anyway. The only time I did participate in hype, if you will, was when Tiger King. The docu series came out on Netflix in the beginning of quarantine. And that was too. Interesting to me for me to pass up. So I did watch it. I did participate in the craze. And it was fun. So I don't know why I have this mental block about participating in the crazes of humanity, but I tend to avoid them for some reason and then I'll hop on later when everybody's over it. I did the same thing with Tik T.O.K. Like when Tik T.O.K first started and everybody was getting into it, I refused to download it. I was like, no, I don't know. I don't want to. I don't want it. No. That's what everybody else is doing it. I don't want to do it. They every. I'll let everyone else handle this one. They can all take this one. I'm not doing it. I don't want to be a part of. This conversation I'm not interested. And then I downloaded it once the hype kind of died down a little bit. And. Yeah, this is just a reoccurring theme in my life. Anyway, the same thing happened with Apple watches. Everybody started buying them. I was seeing them on everybody's wrists and I was like, this is not a hype. That's worth participating in for me. I am going to avoid it at all costs. The biggest deterrent for me from buying an Apple Watch was their appearance. I just can't with how they look. They just don't look good. They they look. Dorky and listen, if you wear an Apple Watch, I'm not saying you're a dork. I'm not saying that at all. I'm just saying that on me. I feel like it would look dorky, you know? I feel like it would make me look like a camp counselor. I feel like it would turn any serve of an outfit into. A serve of an outfit with one fatal flaw being the Apple Watch. I just felt like it wasn't. Going to align properly with my life, you know? And so I avoided it at all costs, and I did not get one. And then I started seeing people talk about how, you know, their Apple Watch or like ruling their life, and they're obsessed with how many steps they're getting every day and how much they're moving every day. Because on the Apple Watch there's an app that tracks, you know, how much you exercise, how much you walk. How you know how much you lay down, etcetera. And people were becoming obsessed with that and trying to reach. You know, certain goals through that app and I was like, that's. Too meta for me, that's too like. Hmm, that's too robot for me. I'm not. No. The last thing I need is another thing to obsess about. So there's another deterrent. Anyway, I don't know what ended up happening to me, but I caved. I caved about a month ago and I got an Apple Watch, I think. Why I decided to get it was because. I have this fantasy. About. Going on hikes and runs on like outdoor trails. One day, because I I tend to run or workout exercise in a gym. Because it's just safer and easier. But I had this fantasy. One day about. Taking my workout outside, moving forward, you know, I was like, maybe I should start working out outside. I think that would make me happy. So I had this fantasy and. The biggest reason I don't like running outdoors is because I hate holding my phone the whole time. Like when you're on a treadmill, you can put your phone down, but when you're running in nature, you have to carry your phone or put it in one of those uncomfortable arm straps. And I was like, you, like I? No. So that's why I rarely exercise outdoors. So I was like, maybe I get an Apple Watch and if there's an emergency, I have a mini little iPhone on my wrist and you know, all will be fine. Anyway, I got the Apple Watch. By the time it came in the mail, I already had kind of gotten over the fantasy of running outdoors, but I was like, you know what? I'm gonna try to make the most of this anyway. So. For the first week that I got it, I wore it pretty much 90% of the time, except for when I was, you know, going out to dinner or something and wanted to look cute. But this **** was so annoying. It was constantly dinging at me like ohh you're reached, you reached your step goal for the day or you know, ohh you just got a new text message and I was like, alright, well that's annoying. Like I don't want this thing to be screaming at me and vibrating on my wrist all day. Like I that's not what I want. So I started turning off all the notifications. That helped a little bit. But then at that point I was like, OK, so I'm wearing this Apple Watch but I'm also carrying my phone so I'm never even going on the watch. The only thing that the watch is doing is like. Tracking my activity, but to be quite honest I don't give a **** about my activity. Like *****. Sometimes I wanna lay in bed all day. Sometimes I wanna literally walk 40,000 steps it doesn't like, but I don't care. OK, I don't care. So it I kind of came to this realization that it was serving absolutely no purpose for me. I am saving it for if I ever get another urge to run outdoors for some reason, but otherwise the Apple Watch is not. It's a pet peeve to me because I think it's so unnecessary. And I think it's annoying. I think it's an annoying product. It's dinging on my wrist all the time. I'm annoyed by it. I don't like it. It's it's a burden in my life. So Apple Watch that's not that is a pet peeve. And I also. Get pet peeves when people are wearing them and they're constantly checking them every 30 seconds. While I'm trying to have a conversation, this has happened frequently to me. People of Apple watches don't know how to make eye contact with you anymore. They're just looking at the Apple Watch 24/7. Checking their different stats and messages and ****. Uh, not for me. I'm not. I'm. I'm rejecting the robot world, OK? I'm rejecting AI, OK, and I'm not getting the Apple Watch. I draw the line at my phone and my iPad. I will say my iPad is amazing, but that's pretty much like a mini laptop. So like. Everybody ******* relax. I'm moving on. Next pet peeve is when somebody tries to start a conversation with you when you're holding. A bunch of bags or something like you're you're clearly on the move, you're clearly on a mission, and then somebody starts a conversation with you. This blows my mind every time it happens to me. And it happened to me the other day. And listen, this is no hate to the person that I got into a conversation with. They're a great person. But listen, I'll paint a picture for you. I just got home from Whole Foods. I had a bunch of bags. I also had a bunch of bags of clothes in my car because I had a fitting. That day as well, so I ate a bunch of **** right that I had to take inside. I put. Everything on my arms. I probably had 6 bags. It was heavy. It was uncomfortable. Opening my front door was going to be a project. You know what I'm saying? Not good. As I'm walking into my front gate. One of my neighbors starts talking to me and I was like, OK, you know, whatever. So I talked to them for about a minute. And at that point I'm like, alright, I gotta go. Like, my arms are about to crack off. Like, this is not like I'm trying to play it cool here, but I'm not cool, you know? And he can see that I'm carrying this heavy **** so he should know that I need to go, right? But no, Oh no, that is not how it happened. I ended up putting a few of the bags on the floor because I was like, OK, I can't just rudely be like, I gotta go. Bye, man. You know what I mean? Umm. I can't do that. So I was like, alright, I'm gonna put some stuff on the floor, so I put some stuff on the floor. OK, great, right? Everything should be fine now. He should get the message that, like, I'm putting effort into making myself more comfortable so that we can continue the conversation, which should be kind of like a sign to him that, you know, we need to wrap it up because I'm now having to put bags down on the floor. That should be a sign that, like, this conversation is seriously inconveniencing me and it should be had at another time and at a later date. No, not the case. He kept going. I get it. You know, human connection is far and few between in person these days. I love a good convo just as much as the next guy, but not when I'm carrying six bags. OK, not then. Not then so. Umm. About 15 minutes goes by. We have a 15 minute conversation. By the end of the conversation, all of my bags are on the floor. And this dude just did not want to stop. He did not want to stop. He wanted to keep going. And I and I felt bad because, you know, it's not like we were having a bad conversation, but it's just like I need to bring in my groceries. I have frozen goods. Everything's like 70 pounds that I'm carrying. Can we please just wrap it up? Babe, we gotta wrap it up. OK, anyway. 15 minutes later, I wrapped it up. I picked everything up off the ground, which, for the record, picking things up off the ground is far more difficult than picking things up from the seat of your car, because if something's sitting on the seat of your car, it's already elevated. It's easy to pick up. Picking up all this **** from the ground was so difficult, and this dude was watching me do it, and I was just like, I. Couldn't have asked for a more uncomfortable situation, so the moral of this story is like, you know, if you see someone, they're clearly on the go. Save the convo for later, OK? I don't have to worry about this because I can't remember the last time I voluntarily started a conversation with somebody. Ever. I like. I never go out of my way to start a conversation with somebody and I notice this. During this encounter that I had with my neighbor because I was like, wow, he really just like walked up to me and just started talking. And I thought about myself and I was like, when was the last time I did that? Never. I can't. I can't say I've ever done that unless I, like, really wanted to be friends with somebody. You know, and so, like, I wanted to go and talk to him or, like, I had a crush on someone and I, like, really wanted to talk to them. Like, that's the only time I can ever imagine. Going out of my way to start a convo, but usually it will happen in a social environment, like at a party, at an event, something like that, not outside of my home. So it was the whole thing was, you know? It was something else, and eventually I got inside. I unloaded my groceries. I was emotionally distraught, but that was that. OK, so if I were to host a live radio show and I could play any music I wanted. I would honestly probably have the time of my Life OK, but I'll admit I would probably end up playing. Just sad music. I don't know what it is about me, but I love sad music, OK? And so I'd probably end up playing. A lot of sad music. Specifically for the people who are listening in the car by themselves. That want to shed a tear in a good way? Well now there is a place that I or you or anyone can host a live show. Amp is the platform that allows people to come together and create live, unfiltered radio shows with whatever music or content that they love. And this is like a real show where you can have people listening live and you can pick exactly which songs to play, and you can even have fans calling in to chat while you're on air. If I had a live show, I would definitely. 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What the ****? OK, so this this happened to me recently and again, I never when I, like, use my real life examples in these episodes. I'm not slandering these people, OK? Like they're probably great people. Maybe I just caught them on a bad day, who knows? But regardless, you know, if I didn't use my own life experience to talk about things on this podcast, I just wouldn't have a podcast. You know? You got to pull from somewhere anyway. So. I recently I. I'm going to tell the story very vaguely, so just be patient with me. But here, here's what happens. So basically, I go to this same establishment. Right. Frequently. We'll call it a store, because pretty much everything is a store. I go to this store. Establishment place frequently. And so you know when you go to places frequently. You start to know the people that work there, right? At pretty much every location that I go to on a daily basis. I've ended up making acquaintances at these places, you know, whether it's the people at the front desk or it's the cashiers or it's the, you know. Chefs, or it's the owner, or whatever it may be like. I'm the type of person that will cling on to one place. And just go there every day. Like I go to the same coffee shops, I go to the same grocery stores, I go to the same gas stations, I go to the same workout classes. I am a creature of habit, so I end up making friends with the people that work there and at one of these locations. I started to become acquaintances with one of the people that worked there and at first it was fine. But. Then they started to be mean to me. OK, like I kid you not mean to me like would. Be giving me like a a really hard time. Every time I'd see them, like kind of just being rude to me, like they would go out of their way to like, come up to me and then, like start. Playfully bullying me and I was like, and at first I was like, OK, maybe this is just their sense of humor, like, whatever. But it got like, to a point where I was like, this is a bummer. Like, this is genuinely a bummer. And listen, I don't have. Thin skin. Like if somebody wants to pick on me and like joke around with me, I most of the time I love it. I'm into it. But there's like a line for me, even for me being somebody who, like, I'm the first one to pick on myself. So when other people like want to pick on me playfully, you know, I'm I'm into it. Like, whatever, that's my. Sense of humor anyway. But when people take it too far and are just being like, not funny but still picking on you, it's almost like they're not kidding. Or they just don't got they don't have the delivery right? That's where I'm like, I don't know anymore, like this is not funny for me anymore. So anyway, this started to happen with this person that worked at one of the places that I go frequently and I was like. And it was becoming so abrasive. And but, but I was reflecting, I was like, OK, does this person like not like me, you know? Is that why they're kind of bullying me every time I see them now? Like, is that what's going on here? And then I was like, no, that can't be the case because they go out of their way to talk to me. So, you know, they must like me. And then I kind of came to the conclusion that I think that this person's way of making friends is by kind of playing hard to get. And by being kind of an *******. And then, you know this person thinks that if they're an ******* that a friendship will bloom out of that. And I kind of understand the psyche behind it. It's like. If you're an ******* to somebody. That makes that person feel smaller than you, right? When you're getting like picked on by someone, you naturally just feel kind of like. You naturally surrender, unless you're somebody who's argumentative, which I'm not, and so, you know, you end up surrendering. And then there's this power imbalance where we have a bully and, like somebody who's just nice and trying to be. Compliant, right? And then this person who's like the. Playful bully. Ends up having a leg up. In every interaction, right? Because they established themselves as a bully and then they can kind of control you a little bit more. This all makes sense to me. After analyzing my interaction with this person, but that doesn't mean that it's not a pet peeve. Wow, it is a pet peeve. So. Yeah, I hate that, people bullying. To try to make friends, it just it makes no sense. And, you know, at the end of the day, it's so unpleasant. And I I think it's rooted in a little bit of insecurity. And for that I have empathy, you know? I think it is rooted in in a level of. Feeling like you need to be an ******* in order to make friends? That's sad. You know, I have empathy for that, but also like, don't do that to me. So that's another pet peeve. My next pet peeve is a pet peeve that I've had for so long, and I think it honestly, I think that this pet peeve made an appearance in my last episode where I talked about pet peeves, but I'm bringing it up again because this pet peeve remains true. And it's when someone's eating something or I am eating something with like ranch or mayonnaise in it. And. It's juicy. Whatever this thing is, it's juicy. And then. Little little. Droplets of Mayo or ranch or whatever white substance. Is being consumed, gets stuck on the corners of people's mouths. This is a pet peeve of mine. Why is it a pet peeve? Because it makes me very nauseous. Umm. I. Have never liked white creamy. Ohh cream cheese is another good example. I've never been a huge fan of like white and creamy substances like that. Sounds so listen. Don't you can totally take it to where your dirty mind is going. I'm not in the mood for that right now. OK. So you can take it there. You can chuckle, chuckle and think about other white creamy substances that you know about. OK, you can. Do that. But. I'm not doing it, OK? I'm not taking it there today. So sorry. Anyway. I've always been grossed out by like, white and creamy foods. OK, I'll give you some examples. Sour cream, Cream cheese, ranch Mayo. Alfredo sauce. All of that is disgusting to me, except for I will make an exception for cream cheese occasionally. Umm. Because cream cheese is ******* good and I I like. I can't help it. I have to make an exception for it. But all of the other ones are pretty much unforgivable for me. I mean, like, I hate. Hate. Ranch. And I hate Mayo. As I'm getting older, I'm starting to like. Open up. My heart to these things, especially Mayo Ranch. No ranch is a no for me. I will never eat ranch. There's just it's just never going to happen. I I can't. It's so disgusting to me. I don't know why, but it's so gross to me. But like Mayo, I'm, I'm kind of. I kind of. I'm starting to get it a little bit. Especially because aioli is so good. Aioli is like basically flavored Mayo. It's like Mayo with like. Mixed with another sauce. So there could be a pesto aioli, there could be a siracha aioli, and it's basically just Mayo mixed with pesto or sriracha, right? Those are some of my favorite sauces when I go to a restaurant, like when I'm at a restaurant and it says like. Veggie burger with pesto aioli. I'm like, today's the best day of my life. You know what I'm saying? I love aioli. There's something less gross about it. I think it's because it's not just white. I think the color of it is something that grosses me out. Honestly, more than the flavor or texture. It's the fact that it's like white creamy ****. It just grosses me out. I don't. I don't know, it just makes my stomach flip. I mean, like Alfredo Pasta, is it delicious? Yes. But for some reason it makes me want to vomit when I look at it, and I don't understand why. It's just repulsive to me. So when people are eating. And then they get little pieces of any white, creamy food in the corners of their mouth. I I get this guttural reaction like, I literally feel like I'm going to projectile vomit, and I don't feel like that about a lot of things. I'm I tend to have a very strong stomach. And. I don't get grossed out by much, but that grosses me out. And my pet peeve is when someone has that on their face and I'm not close enough with them to tell them that it's there. You know, it might be a business associate, it might be a teacher, it might be. A friend of a friend. Somebody you can't be honest with yet. I hate it because I'm like, I can't look at you. I can't look at you right now because you got some built up Alfredo sauce in the corners of your mouth and I literally, if I look at them, I will start dry heaving. So I cannot look at your face while we talk. Oh, suddenly I need to look through my my purse right now in order to avoid eye contact. Stuff like that starts happening. I can't handle it and when I'm eating something like. With cream cheese, for example, because that's pretty much the only white, creamy food that I eat. When I'm eating something like cream cheese, I will literally be pulling out my phone camera every 30 seconds, checking the corners of my mouth to make sure that I don't have anything going on. That's just me doing my due diligence. Do I expect everybody else to do that? No. Do I wish everybody would? Yes. But. Hey. We're all on our own journey. We can all hope and pray that one day everybody will learn to periodically lick the corners of their mouth when eating white creamy foods. We can pray for that day, right? We can. We can pray all day. For that day to come. But will it? I don't know. I don't know. OK. My next pet peeve is when. I feel like I mentioned this one in my last pet peeve episode, and if I did, I'm so sorry, but I just need to bring it up again. When Youtubers are podcasters, mention that their nose is stuffed up. OK, like, here's here's let me paint another picture for you, OK? A YouTuber or a podcaster will press record, and they'll be like, I'm so sorry you guys. If you can hear my nose, it's stuffed up. Ignore it, right? Telling their audience to ignore it. I've done this, OK, I've done this. And what's even worse is that sometimes I'll start recording. And I'll notice that my nose is kind of stuffed up, and so I'll mention it. And then I have to tell my editor to cut that out. I'm like, hey editor, can you please cut out me saying that my nose is clogged up, clogged up. Because here's the thing. Nobody cares. Nobody's going to notice that your nose is stuffed up unless you bring it up. And if they do notice, they're going to think about it for a split second and then move on. Nobody cares that much. OK, so there's really no reason to bring it up. It's so, like, weirdly. Rooted in like. Borderline narcissism. To think that. People care enough about what your voice sounds like to like. Be genuinely disturbed by the fact that your nose is clogged like this psychology of thinking that other people care that much about you is wrong. People don't care. I've never clicked on a video and heard somebody's nose be clogged a little bit, or maybe they have allergies, or maybe they have a cold. I've never like. I don't care. Like I could not care less. That they have seasonal allergies. I couldn't. Now listen. This is not to say that I'm not guilty of this. I am guilty of this. I've done this before. I've mentioned that my throat is scratchy, or that my nose is clogged, or that. I'm coming down with a little cold. I've mentioned this stuff. I've been like. I'm so sorry if it's annoying even right now. My nose is a little bit clogged because I have allergies. But you know what? You probably didn't even think about it. Because they didn't mention it, and if you did think about it, you probably thought about it for .7 seconds Max, and then you moved on and thought about other things that are more important and deserve your. Time and focus. I just think it's so, like, funny when people are like, Oh my God, you guys, I'm so sorry that my nose is clogged. It you know, my voice sounds so weird right now. I'm so sorry. No one cares. And this is listen, the only reason why I'm being so ruthlessly judgmental about this one is because I've done it myself, so I feel like it's fine that I'm judging it because, like, again, I've done it. I've been that girl, so I'm allowed to be super ruthless about it. But yeah, like Youtubers, podcasters everywhere. Listen up. We don't need to be doing that. We don't need to be mentioning our our clogged up noses, OK? Nobody cares. 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Select all of the images that have a traffic light in it and then you have to select all of them and then you say submit. And then the website basically determines whether or not you're a robot scamming the Internet or if you're a real human using the Internet. So these weren't a pet peeve for me until recently. Because up until recently I would only have to do these. Tests, you know, to prove that I'm not a robot on the Internet. I don't know, maybe once or twice a week, like it wasn't frequently. That I'd have to do these. And so it wasn't really a big deal and I never minded doing it because, listen, I understand robots are. On the come up right now, they're running rampant around. That's not true. So I don't want to. I'm not gonna. I was about to say that robots are running rampant around America, but I really don't think that we need anymore false scares in this world anymore. So I'm not or any scares at all. Not even. I'm not going to. I'm not about to start a ******* national security rumor, OK? I'm just not in the mood for that. So anyway, there are not robots running rampant around America. But. Umm. You know, I understand that. Like it's necessary to. Use these captcha tests. I totally understand it, but recently, every time I Google something on my phone, I kid you not. Every single time I have to take one of these tests and it just it makes me not even want to use the Internet anymore because I'm like every time I pull up Google on my phone to do anything, I have to take one of these CAPTCHA tests. And the the problem is, is that it's not just an easy one. It's not just like, oh, select all of the photos that have. A traffic light on it. It's like. It makes me take like three of these tests, so I'll do like I'll select all the images. With the traffic light in it and then it'll be like, OK. Type out this phrase. So then I have to type out a phrase that it that it wants me to type out in, send it, and then it's like. How many red dots are in this photo and then I have to count the red and I'm like. I just wanted to Google where the nearest. Gas Station was and now it's taking me 45 minutes to take all of these. Captcha tests. It feels like I'm playing an iPhone game in 2010, right? Like. While I'm just trying to Google something, I I don't understand why it thinks I'm a robot. I think it's because I excessively online shop. And so it just thinks that I'm a robot. It I don't know. I don't know, but I'm really. I'm not feeling it. I'm not feeling it. I I'm. I'm just trying to Google things, OK? I don't know how to prevent this, but it's definitely getting in the way of my well-being and I hate it. OK, next pet peeve. Is when. A massage therapist. Talks to you. This is very specific, but let me explain so. I recently. Wanted to get a massage because my muscles were so sore and I'm not the type to go and like get myself a massage. The the most luxurious activity I'll do is get my nails done. But even when I get my nails done, I just get the basic package where, you know, I just get my nails done and I don't get any of the added stuff like I don't get. A massage or a sugar scrub on my legs and or, you know, callus removal on my feet. I don't do all that stuff when I get my nails done or I get my toes done like I'm just going in and I'm doing bare minimum. It's sometimes, sometimes once in a blue moon I'll be like, you know what? I'm bored today. I'm going to get like a massage or something, but it's very rare. So. I'm not somebody that likes to do this stuff, but I was so sore. I was like, I need relief because my muscles are so tense. And like, it's so painful and uncomfortable for me. Like I can't sleep, blah blah blah. I need to get a massage and so I booked myself a massage. And I was so excited because I was like. This is going to be such a relaxing experience. This is gonna be so nice, like I'm just going to lay down. And this person's going to massage me and it's going to be great. OK, well, the first problem was I didn't realize that I had a male masseuse. So listen, I I'm not like. There's some. I wish that that didn't make me uncomfortable, but it does OK. I just don't feel like I can fully relax when I'm half naked with a stranger who's a guy. I'm sorry, I just can't. But that was the case with this massage. I apparently booked a male masseuse, which is without knowing. I got there. I was like, **** I don't. This is not gonna be relaxing for me. But I was like, you know what? It's fine. We're all human. I can just hope that this dude is not a creep. Hmm. And I'll just leave on as much clothes as I possibly can, so whatever. So. I'm going into this already kind of upset, right? Umm, but I needed this massage and so I was like, you know what? I'm going to persevere. I considered canceling it, but I was like, I'm just going to persevere, OK? I get into the room. The massage begins. And immediately this dude starts talking to me and I'm like. I. I'm here for a relaxing experience, like why are you talking to me and I thought maybe you just wanted to like, talk to me for a second to make me feel comfortable and like. So you wasn't a complete stranger before he just, like, went and, like, literally, like, touched my entire body, right? You know what I mean? Like, maybe he was just being polite. So I I was like, OK, you know, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, like. Maybe he's just being polite, no? He talked to me about the most random **** for the entire 45 minute massage. He talked to me about cars. He talked to me about his dating life. I was like, dude, dude, dude, no, no. You're supposed to be my massage therapist. OK? Keyword therapist. This is supposed to be therapeutic. Now I'm having to talk to you about. This Honda sports car that you're trying to like. Build up. Dude. And I'm paying for this. So so like in my head I'm like, I just paid, you know, 50 bucks. I guess 50 bucks for a massage is not a lot, so maybe that was my problem. I don't know. Like what's? I don't know how much people pay for massages. They can be really expensive. But I was like, I don't think I'm gonna. I don't need to pay. Like, I I don't. I just need a massage. It doesn't need to be fancy. Whatever. Maybe I needed to. Maybe I needed to pitch in another 30 bucks for a silent treatment, because that was just it was brutal. And then he's talking to me about his ex-girlfriend. I'm like, that's when I was like, this is ******* out of control. Like. This is the least therapeutic experience I've ever had. I'm paying for it. Also. I felt like this dude should have paid me. You know what I mean? For the advice that I gave him, I was like, meanwhile, during a massage, I'm happy to give advice to a ******* stranger in the middle of the street. At 9:00 in the morning, you know, when I'm on my way to get my morning coffee, I'm down to do that. OK, I'm OK with that. But not when I'm getting a *** **** massage. Not when I'm getting a *** **** massage. Please. That is the one time I beg for silence. Otherwise, I'll give you advice all day. I'll talk to you all day. I don't care. Not when I'm getting a ******* massage. OK, so. That experience was traumatizing. I cannot. I I don't even want to get a massage ever again. The fact that he talked to me the whole time was so upsetting. It made the experience literally painful for me. I was like, tensed up the whole time. I feel like I didn't even work out any of the knots in my muscles. Also, my face was pressed down into the massage bed. So I'm like trying to talk with my face, like, all pressed up in this massage bed. And I'm like, I can't even ******* properly communicate with you, dude, this is clearly not. And experience that. Promotes talking. So why are we talking? That was traumatizing. I hated it. I'm literally getting angry just talking about it next. My next pet peeve is velvet hangers, OK? So. I used to be an avid user of plastic hangers like my whole life. My whole life I've used basic plastic hangers. And I loved him, but. When I moved. Into the last home that I lived in that I'm now moving out of. I know I move a lot. It's very annoying. When I moved into. The last place that I lived in. We switched all of my hangers over to velvet hangers because they're pretty and they take up less space, blah blah blah. I should have tested out velvet hangers before I switched my entire closet over to them, because getting clothes on and off of a velvet hanger is literally near impossible. OK? Trying to get a long sleeve shirt. Or a hoodie or a sweater onto one of these velvet hangers is literally a 2 minute. Challenge. Because they're velvet, they don't glide with fabric, so, like, you can't just stick one of the sides of the hanger. Into the neck. Of a piece of clothing. And glide it in and then slip the other side in and then have your clothing piece be on the hanger you have to. Feed the hanger from the bottom of the clothing piece and then. Nudge it through until. The piece is properly on the hanger. It's impossible to get stuff on and off of these hangers because they're not slippery. They're like. They stick to stuff, you know, there's friction. They are so inconvenient. It is unbelievable. I literally, and I lived with these for a year, I'm switching them out now I'm donating them because there's, you know, there's definitely. Someone out there that could use them in a better way, but that person is not me, so I'm donating them and I'm happy to do it because I hate them. They're they're better for like, storing jackets and stuff, you know, like and and that's great. But I live in California. I have like, no jackets, OK? I'm getting the **** rid of these if you are ever like. Ohh I wanna make my closet super aesthetic. Don't get velvet hangers, do anything but that. Get. Pretty plastic hangers. Plastic hangers are the best, even metal hangers. But I even have an issue with metal hangers because they get caught on each other and it's annoying. The only hangers that are really fully functional are plastic hangers. Velvet hangers are a ******* scam. They look pretty, but that is it. OK, that is it. They're not functional. And I wish somebody would have told me that before I bought, you know, 200 of them. OK. Sucks. OK, so I've told you guys about circle before, right? Spelled CIRKUL. 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No. Because I've bought produce from a gas state or like, not a gas station, but a corner store, like a liquor store. In Paris. And the produce there was incredible. OK, the I bought fruit there as a snack. Delicious. OK, it doesn't. So I don't want anyone to come at me and say it's because you were eating at a nice restaurant. That's why you think that that's not true. Because I've eaten at. All different. I've eaten at fancy restaurants, quick little cafes, I've picked up produce at a corner store, liquor store. I've eaten at quick, like places that are like grab and go. Like I've eaten at all different types of places in Paris and everywhere I go. The food has more flavor, the produce has more flavor. And I was arguing this to people because some people were like, no, like that's it's there's it's just whatever. I'm right, because I. Found an article and let me read it to you. OK, this is an article. By. Katherine Martinko for tree hugger. The website and the article it's called why doesn't American produce taste as good as Europe's? So this article says, it turns out that there's nothing different about the soil. In North America, we have the ability to grow produce that is just as delicious as what's in Europe. It's just that we choose not to. It just all comes down to differences in culture and preference. In Italy, France and other parts of Europe, taste reigns supreme. It's the most important factor in growing and selling produce. Growers in North America, on the other hand, have responded to decades of pressure to grow bigger, heavier. In uniform. Fruits and veggies. Customers want their produce all year round, even if it's out of season, and they want to pay minimal price. So there it is. That is why it's the produce in. America, sometimes slacks. And. Listen. There's ways around it. I've found ways around it. You know, it's like, this is such a ******* stupid thing to complain about. But you know, there are, there are ways around it. You know, you can buy seasonal stuff like I I tend to only buy. Like certain fruits when they're in season, et cetera. There's ways. There's ways around it, right? Like, I only like to buy strawberries mainly during the summer. I'll buy them sometimes, not during the summer, but they're just not good. They're simply not good. And I like to buy like citrus fruits like oranges and stuff like that during the winter because they're in season. I like to buy tomatoes in the winter because they're in season and they're really good no matter where you buy them, right? They're normally 10 times better. So, like, there's ways around it, but it's just, I just but. Even then, for some reason, even if I buy seasonally here, they're not necessarily as good as Europe and and I and I was so convinced of it. But my pet peeve is that I wish that. I wish that that wasn't the case, OK? Because I think a lot of people don't, especially people who grew up in America and live in America and whatever. They have not necessarily. Like, there's a lot of people that don't like fruits and vegetables that much, especially in America. And I think that's because a lot of the produce here is ******. You know? It's not good. It's flavorless. Like you buy a big tomato, right? In America, it's not good. It's not good. It's gonna taste like ******* air, you know? It doesn't taste good. Whereas you go to Italy and you get a tomato for ******* $0.10 at a corner store. It's going to it's delicious. It's delicious in it's the same price, but it's just they're more intentional about how they sell their produce and everything is so much more and grow it, right. And it's so much higher quality and it doesn't even necessarily affect the price. I mean, there might be a difference, but I wouldn't say it's too large. You know, maybe it is. I don't know. I'm not fully educated on that. So please take this information with a grain of salt. You know, there might be an issue right with. That that I'm unaware of, but as far as I know it just. And as far as I've experienced, like. It just comes down to wanting to produce, produce, produce. But then, you know, it's sad because a lot of Americans are, like, not excited about. Produce. But it can be so good if it's done right. It can be so ******* good if it's done right. Umm. But that's why going to places like local farmers markets and stuff like that. Is the best bet because you know everything there is. Grown to be delicious. And it's grown on a smaller, more different, better scale and you can get quite a crazy bang for your buck at the farmers market like I. Spend less money at the farmers market than I do if I go to the grocery store because. You can buy in bulk more, so I don't know. There's ways around it, but it is annoying moving on. My next peeve is just tampons in general. OK, I'm so sick of tampons. So many annoying tampon related things have happened to me recently. Number one. I ran out. I ran out, right? And so I ordered 2 boxes of tampons online on, you know, because I was like, I didn't have time to go to the store and pick them up, so I was like, I'm just going to order overnight them. Umm. To my house. So I did. Now that I think about it, I probably did have time to go pick them up if I wanted, but I just wanted to believe that I didn't. So that's just let me live in my own fantasy here. I opened up the box of tampons and they're all cardboard tampons. Putting a cardboard tampon in is one of the most upsetting experiences a woman will experience in her lifetime besides childbirth. And getting cheated on possibly there. I mean, there's a lot of options, but putting in a cardboard tampon is up there, OK? It is ******* up there. It is awful. I I can't believe that they still exist. There's such. They're so outdated, you know? They're so outdated. A cardboard tampon is like. I mean, putting paper inside it doesn't make sense. Again, it's a similar concept to the velvet Hanger not working with your clothes, whereas the plastic hanger working great with your clothes. It's a similar concept with tampons. A plastic tampon is easy. It's easy, it's like, pop. And it's in there, OK, A paper tampon. There's friction. There's friction. It's not good. It's not a good creation. It's not a good. It's not. I can't believe that they still exist. And on top of that. I'm sick of tampon strings like. I went on a. Vacation to Hawaii relatively recently, and of course the day I get there, I get my period and I was like, well. The last thing you want to happen is to get your period on a tropical vacation, because on a tropical vacation, you want to feel free. But I was determined not to let this get in my way, and so I was wearing, you know, and I my, my. I need to wear tampons. OK? I can't just like. I can't just like, it's a necessity for me because I'm not somebody who has like a light. OK, so. In Hawaii, you know. The best thing you can do is, is go in the ocean. I mean, that's like the best part, right? At least in my opinion. And so I'm like swimming in the ocean. Every 20 minutes. With my tampon in. And. The waves on the island that I was visiting were pretty rough. I mean like the the current in the whatever in in Hawaii in the area that I was, it was pretty strong, you know, like I was getting beat up like. Beat up like I was being tumbled like it was like. The waves were big, you know, I was having to dive under the waves. I mean, it was kind of a lot, you know? And so every time I'd get out of the water like my ******* tampon string was. Everywhere, everywhere but where it should have been and my question is like. How can we make tampons without the string? Does it mean putting a little handle on it that you can reach up and grab? Does it mean like, what does it mean? How can we? Create a tampon. A disposable tampon without a string. How can we do that in? And who's going to do it? It might have to be me because I'm so sick of it. I just want like, I just want to have my period and not have this and be able to go to the beach and not have a string hanging out. There must be a way. And I know that there's like diva cups, like the reusable. Tampons, if you will. They're like a cup that catches all your blood. But I I've never been able to, like, get behind those. I don't know. I just don't. I don't know if it would work for me. Like the fact like, OK POV, you're using a Diva Cup? Right. And you empty out all the blood into the toilet when you're peeing or something. But you're in public, you're in a public place, let's say. You know you probably want to wash it before you put it back in. But. It's pretty disgusting if you're in a public bathroom to take your diva cup and then wash it in a public bathroom sink. Not to mention, there could be other people in that bathroom with with you, like watching you wash out your bloody period bloody diva cup. I don't know. I don't know. I just don't. I love just taking out my tampon and that tampon going away and disappearing into the abyss. O I'm just trying to figure out who's going to create the tampon, the revolutionary tampon. That doesn't have a string. If any of you guys are out there and you're in, you know you're creating it. Please send me samples. I would love to try and and help you with your product, OK? OK, you guys, thank you so much for letting me vent today. I have so many more pet peeves, so if unfortunately unfortunately, I have no shortage of pet peeves. So if you want me to do another episode of Pet Peeves. Let me know also if you want to message me your pet peeves. You can tweet me at a G podcast or you can DM me on Instagram at anything goes. You can also follow those accounts and participate in upcoming episodes. Umm. 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