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Do You Suffer from Relationship OCD? - ATS - 6.13.24

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This is just a small taste of the show overall, the bits and bobs that I found interesting, funny, insightful and relevant. To hear everything that happened, check out the podcast of today's show. However, if you're looking for a quick read along with random self inserts and my personal thoughts, you've come to the right place.

Call in Point:

(This is the broadstroke canvas on which I base my call, obviously these notes are going to be longer and more detailed.)

Well, whoever had steaming hot sticky and about to be drenched Thursday morning on their bingo card, you are one step closer to getting a nice prize. That's right, the literal perfect storm is shadowing the city atm and would you believe it, some people don't like storms. Perhaps though there is someone who has attempted to convince them that storms are great, just like Costco samples, that band you never heard of and a movie you don't care to see. For our Daily Discussion Topic, we explored things the roadies are sick of people trying to convince them is great. Things like starting a business when that is something literally meant for certain people and honestly not everyone. Running was another hot one that came up with Marris missing it and Angi hating it. Mind you, her best friend is a runner but it is not for Angi as Marris basically showcased the topic by explaining to her the runner's high was worth it. Stanley tumblrs (aka the thing three of my nieces wanted for birthday gifts.) Marris explained it best saying it is a cup with a handle and straw. How about that hot TV show like say House of the Dragon that we actually discussed earlier and Marris and Prison Tattoo have been harping on Angi to watch. That actually led to her list which included House of the Dragon, Jelly Roll (he's not for her,) Kombucha (it tastes like sweat socks) and of course, the Dave Matthews Band. Prison Tattoo jumped in and said fish was on his list though I don't know if he meant the food or the jam band. Other examples before we got to Marris included hot weather, ice baths, pot and dancing. Some people don't dance because they have no rhythm or do "the Elaine" like Angi. On to Marris finally though, he and myself share one. iPhones, Marris (and myself) hate people trying to convince us that we're ruining their group chat (Apple does that.) They get the messages, that's the point of a phone. As for potato pics, Apple causes that as well. Here's the thing, we have features iPhone is barely just getting, we are just like most of the rest of the world and not drinking the Kool-Aid. Before the Request Line we had a few more social media examples from roadies including cruises, Will Ferrell movies, Greek yogurt, sushi, Malört, and new Star Wars shows (which got Marris heated.) Finally though, some roadie thoughts. Bruce said eggrolls, he can't stand how they look and they're even grosses when cut open. He's tried them, he doesn't like them. Shevonne said she does not dig ice tea. Angi loves tea though and so do I, ice and spilled. Brandon likes pineapple pizza (as does Marris) and hates people telling him it's bad (it is bad Brandon, you're wrong.) Julius said timeshares, which are a total scam. A friend tried to get him in on it but he was smart enough to avoid that mess. Someone that wasn't was Angi's parents who bought a timeshare in Branson and never used it. If you are looking for more roadie thoughts or have your own, hit up our Facebook group (Angi Taylor Show) and drop us a comment.

Other Stuff from Today's Show

As you know on this show, we love to learn new things and there was definitely a thing that existed but has now been reworded phrase introduced this morning. "Relationship OCD" is considered always worrying that the partner is not right for you even though there is absolutely nothing wrong. It's a matter of overthinking choices and that you made the right one. Marris said that sounds off when it comes to being engaged or married. Like going around and picking a nitpick like the partner is balding, they hate their partner's mother, finding any little flaw they can use to assume that this is not what they wanted, need. Funny enough (though notice how I didn't use shocking,) Angi has had something akin to it before. She dated a guy on and off and though she knew he wasn't the one, the sex was molten hot fire. Since it was fun, she went back and forth and endured it even though she kinda couldn't stand the guy. He would bug her for some dumb reason, she would dump him and then they'd hook up again, she'd rinse and repeat over and over until it was finally buried for good one day. The issue was that she did not like being with him in day-to-day life and so the sex was good but in the end, it didn't even matter (zing!) This was basically a friend with benefits Marris pointed out only they wanted to take things further and Angi was not keen on all of that. She was not proud of her relationship yo-yo but it was what it was and it was less relationship ocd and more Angi just making bad choices.

Next up, we're back on an Angi Taylor Show favorite topic once again, bathrooms. This time, it was bathrooms with timers we couldn't help but explore. See, as Angi opened she explained people love to go to the office bathroom to avoid work and sit on the toilet scrolling their phone. This is not something that Marris does though but Angi, give her a Metallica song past six minutes and she is checked out in there. Marris explained that if he wanted to scroll his phone, there were better, less smelly places for it to be done. This came up because China now has timers on certain public bathrooms that show how long you have been using it. These have not been installed for shaming (sure Jan) but to help in case of a medical emergency. The thing is, as Angi pointed out, guys tend to use them for 3 hours so like, it kind of throws things off. Marris was not with the idea either, explaining there had to be a better way to do it. He suggested adding a rip cord like they have in a hospital so if you have an emergency, an alert can go out and you're not getting yelled at for setting your fantasy lineup on your phone in there Jay the Straight. Marris also said what about IBS, sometimes it takes a while for things to motion to and kick in. You gotta wait for a release like you would a new album drop on Spotify. The time limit makes everything feel rushed and is just weird, just let people do their doodoo in due time (yeah, that was good, right?) Angi added this could be turned into a game show and Marris was up for the challenge. Again though, why sit in funk? Be like Angi and speed right through the process again unless we're playing Metallica, then she has time to play Bubble Witch Hut Surprise or whatever.

Finally, we close out this steamed ham Thursday with some nerd news. House of the Dragon is back this Sunday and Marris is thrilled. Well, he will be if he has time to watch it Sunday or at worst, Monday afternoon. For those who can't get enough of the Westeros fun, noted land walrus George R.R. Martin (who will die before we get book 6 and 7 of the Ice and Fire saga,) has said that another Game of Thrones sequel is coming. 10,000 Ships is set 1,000 years before Game of Thrones and takes place mostly in Dorne, the hedonism kingdom that was filled with whores and the beloved Red Viper (RIP Pedro.) So if you're looking for sexy, Mediterranean nonsense, this is your bag. Angi is tired of it all though and is not sure she will even get into House of the Dragon. She likes to binge naked on the couch with chicken and she hates doing weekly episodes. Though when she burns through a series she gets withdrawal and tends to watch it again. Marris suggested to just wait until the whole House of the Dragon series is done and then dig into it but in the meantime, he will be doing weekly as it builds excitement. Regardless, they're both on board to watch the boat show about hot whores though.

Request Wars 3.5

Theme: KoЯn vs. Limp Bizkit

Current Champion: Marris (2x)

Angi's Song Choice: “Freak on a Leash" by KoЯn

Marris' Song Choice: "Break Stuff" by Limp Bizkit

Winner: Marris

10 O' Clock Toast:

Toastee: Mastic Gum

The hot new thing among influencers who are trying to sell products to young men is Mastic Gum. This gum is made to be chewed so intently it works the muscles of the jaw and will give you a chiseled jawline. We wondered why women don't do it but you know, they probably don't want to look like Handsome Squidward.

Show Quotes and Tidbits:

"Yes, but those are hot whores." - Angi