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Episode 10 · 1 year ago

Sub-Episode 9A - Meet Ashley

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Nathanael went to Pennsylvania so instead of a normal podcast we have a special session with Regular Contributor Ashley Thomas and a few clips too hot for air! [caution: widely variable audio quality in this one]

Hey doubleds as Youboynathnnua, he double Tese it to Bon Atin. We wereunable to record a normal episode because I was out of town. However, weare, we do have a special recording. We ask our regular contributor, acthlyThomas or meet yourself questions, so you get to know more about her in thisepisode, and I also had some special clips that were too spicy to make tmake the cut. So please Anjoy, you have a normal episode coming out soon. Also, please excuse the audio qualityon this episode. We had some h technical issues, a the other Quin,this epersodes needto be wildso. Now what I want to do is I want you guysbefore we cose Ou Gess, the aways watcs, the xtrailerjust Ni, drover, objectmesagesome kids playbasketball at e school. I have a reputation to Defen, but if I made time for everyone to bewith a Nitro skit that called me on I'd never get. My homework done is the worst thiswould, be like the coolest kid onearth. Thatiwas AL AD distress signal from home, bakes time to cut and Luslooks like Lef Finis thes. Another time...

...now. Do Be Calld Twen, melan, Anamy,tatjustice, whatever so niny cool, whatever watever ro, who built this ro Syou ever playedchicken, never aridriving, apparently not, but I'm still too late. This is morethan simple breaking. Somebody was looking for something aismomuch exposition whor's thatlocation unknown, can't tell if he got away. I know one thing, though:Somebody's missing with the long family so goodoh. I love this game too it'.It's like an and every time you like pullon trick or anything like that. Hesays something. You know: L E Radica, Raalik Gor, strange special guest, Athney Thomas recently,romoted to regular contributor ATULLYDAMIS, it's time for our meeterseaters. It's time for our listeners who meet you so now, as I went through thislist, I I realize you 've actually answered a lot of these kind of epassing, so Belis go o them anyway. So first off, where are you from? I amfrom a little town called Mariville. Tennessee it' spelled Mary Ville, butnobody says it that way,...

...but it' in eastterne seats run out ideon Noxville. Where did you go to college so for Undergrad? I went tomarable college because my mamma worked there and it was free. So but maravillis a small literal art school in Eus Tennessee. It is consistently ranked in the top tin writing schools in thesouth. So I do a lot of writing. That was where I learned to do my writing,which is not my job. My h masters degree is in literaturn language Iconcentratean in imagintive fiction. I got that from Sygnom University, whichis completely online. I graduated from there. I finished my course work infall of twent yn seventeen, but because my school is very small. I was in agraduating class of six, which was the largest graduating class to date. Atthat point, I not one hundred percent positive we've exceeded that yet, but Iwalked in spring of twent y eighteen. What was your child Hoin drove? So ifyou were to go back and look at those little booklets that my mom filled outfor for being Li Preschool in elementary school days? If you asked mewhat I wanted to be when I grew up m several of those years, I said teenagemninje turtle. I think that's a perfectly respectable career. They they are. You know they pite crime. Who else is standing up to shredder? Idon't think anyone no iry reasonable. I don't think it's. You know you're,obviously for the money. So I think you know noble, noble cause, ill get to do,N Inja moves and you get to eat pizza. I feel like that's pretty pretty goodlifestyle to us. What Habbord's house are you en Griffindoer Tiv, endored, noquestion Yore in Grupin or not none. Every single test I have taken has putme in Griffin Dor, except for one which put me in Hufflepuff, as which is fine. I like to I like towork hard, hard worker, a marry to a...

Hullepuff, no no disrespect toHullaepaul from hearing him but M. I want to be brave and be a good friend,so I Balik Griffon door is a good place to be for me how many countries haveyou been to if any other e h, let's say besides the United States, I've onlyever been to NASA Bahamas. I've never gotten to travel internationally, whichis unfortunate. I would really love to do that at some point, preferably notduring the Pan, init yeah. Probably do you have any secret talents thatpeople most people don't know, Thou H, I don't know 'cause, I'm really loud,and so why did you run down a couple ofyour, not not Hiin, hous? Ok, I can play several different instruments.It's never been particularly difficult for me to to pick up a new one UM in total. I play seven right now. Yoyoudo the Dickandik thing where you play em all at the same time, I I can't sayI've ever mastered that I need a few more arms and a couple more feet tomake that work. But if you'd like a list, I started playing piano. When Iwas a little kid, then I M in middle school, I joined the band and startdplaying sacx. Then, after that I learned Guitar Drums Bass, GuitarArmonica, and U Mandolen did I name everything yeah. What is one or two ofyour biggest pet peeves? So when I am watching like a movie or a TV show, itdrives me absolutely bananas. When people do not shut the door they comein and they don't shut the door shot. The tyng door like in the movie theycome then come into the house and don't close the door ey or R. Like someonecomes into the room, you're watching and doesn't cose e, I either one typically like it bothers. It doesn'treally bother me so much like if, if they're just coming in from one room toanother, that doesn't really bother unless there's a need for the door tobe shut, but it really gribes me like when somebody comes into a house and th,it just cuts to the remainder of the...

...scene and it doesn't show them shut inthe doors iwe. An r conditioning the whole outside pat do that you're, letting bugs in that h that that really bugs me, Ithink the other thing like a pet peeve in real life. Not just. I think thatwould probably have to be not finishing what you start mm o jb like if you're,if you're taking out the trash, yet you take out the trast, but then you putanother you put another bag in the Trush cant that completes the job. Ifyou don't do that, Drursy Bananas, just not t t just that thing in particucularbut, like you know, don't halfway, do something. I don't like that now youyou definitely answered this. When we did our boats, favorite Disney, runes,favorite, Disney princess is sleeping beauty for sure and for you know, ifyou haven't listened to the boats episode, I get into a little moredetail about that. But I love that particular film, because it taught meabout beauty. I think that music is beautiful. I think art is beautiful andMarycastas from my home town so got a little bit of a hometown connectionthat I didn't know existed until I was an adult so and did you know she was apirate seeping, bauty eraa Ro aterribl terrible? I litlashamed of that, but not really all right. You answered this one as well.Favorite movie, Oka e movie of all time is alien. It's all the right notes forme, the gas leading lady. She Wears Chuck Tailor hightops she wieldsitflame, throuher monster and shadow, and she has a kity cat sidekick. There'sit's pretty pretty solid Ashley Move Right. There, favorite television show one that'scurrently on the air one at's currently off fear. Probably I toss up betweenstranger things in Brooklyn ininer. Currently I I love both for verydifferent reasons. Y Ah, couldn't imagine not watching either of them ashow off the air. Now that one is harder...

...ntls, I would ave said Gamea tron dont say that anymore. There's acertain point where I will watch and then I will stop, but I'm so angryabout how it ended. I I ca. ' I haven't even been able to bring myself Trouhrewash and I've probably watched the entirety of the show, except for likethe last season, like twenty times other than that, I would definitely sayI'm going to have to say person D. You have you seen the pitch meeting thegame to Esaech meeting feel like I have, but I can't remeberyou should you should definitely go watch that it'll make am happen. Okay,it will make me HAC Ay, more episodes. No, we don't want more episoes a favorite book, favorite book, SlashBook Series: Okay, I'm going to have to say too, because I theyaffected me indifferent reasons, but Harry Potter, Harry Potter, was m life changing forme in a lot of ways, Um and I think the other one would probably be that's myfavorite fantasy series, which is, I prefer, Jenern my other preferd genrisscience fiction and that one is ready player one by earth, Clim e Bette. Heall th different notes for me: ACOUPLE rabbitfire ones, shavet favorite,flavor of ice cream, O Cakajacgia, favorite cuisine, type of food. I'm going to agree with you on that.One todayl Sushi so sad that squarnty was preventingMistertok Ofon Tos Ting, I just I know- that's Ahor, favorite holiday, threewaytime between Halloween thanksgiving and Christmas. I TSO I or in the fall slash winter yeah yeah. No, I I love. I loveHalloween 'cause. I get to work costumes and view a basic white girland drink Humpkins, byis, coffee M, thanksgiving and Christmas. I love tocook so I love all the food thanksgiving. I like the focus on beinggrateful, even though Originshi holiday are a little murky these days.Christmas goes Hashtag, Jesus Duke,...

...but also I I legitimately really lovegiving presents mhm h being celebratory. If you could travel back in time andyou're, not locationally Lockd, you dont have to travel back in time tosomewhere in Charlotte. Where would you go? What what would you want to? Whatwould you want to witness? First, an I would like to see like the lateseventies or early eighties, because I want to be there at the start of theera of video games and Computing B'cause. I think that's reallyfascinating is the sumvation of half the potcast sitlencn toe and Al. You got to see like alien and hoing in theaters absolutly. That was the other thing I was going to say to I.So you've got so many great ells iconic things that influenced the fantasy andscience fiction Genras and that that's all my wheelhouse. So I would reallylove to be there right at the start. So it was about ten years too too late forthat. If you could go back kind of a Liquestion by time, trovel and you could go back and talk to thirteen year oldactually and give her life advice. What would you tell her at gre we're bothlike YEA braging it out Regg, and I both copped out in the sanch and saidthirteen year old, dregs sifed at dady would not listen to now. Greg SlifeTathaniel calmed bown come down would be the mainthing I kindo had a moment this this week with h some of my my birthday giftcards and birthday money. I I bought the Jose and the puzse can'tsoundtrack on vinal because they eatleasted Hun Vinyl. A few years ago Ikno certaily wear and I was like man. I would love to go. Tell fifteen year oldashlly, don't you Fred, you're, going to be just as cool when you're thirtyfive, as you are now, which is not very cool at all. So when was your birthday July? Seventh,we you go happy birthday little bit little bit late for a day that but hapybirth hat. That's all right! Al Right, Antor that I I believe in celebratingall month, somhm absolutely and it's IT'S THIRTY FIVE! So it's a multiplefive! THAT'S ONE ON IMPORTANT ONES!...

...rigtthat's I mean you W. It's finewhuld! You get pass twenty five only multiples! Af Five are really important.You know in five years, apparently they give you: U Black Balloons on yourbirthday and greatbird cakes. So O it's Fi, the more birthdays you havethe longer you live, I'm I'm goingto take as many. I can get e People Bor in iter. Twenty I t getghipped. I know I know I know one person maybe to peoplewhower on of ever. If you could choose a fictional world to live in which rollwould you pick and Wy? We we talked about if you're in Harry Potter andyou'd get to use magic, 'cause writ you couldn't be in Harry Potter and justyou muggle. If you GOIN Harry Hotter, you get Toi. I am inclined to say HarryPotter, because I get to use MAZIC. But if I think, if I were going to pickanother one, I would I would legit choose a song of ice and fire and Iwould be brand of tart squire. That would be what I would want to do. That's bold 'cause that seems like amiserable world living. It's it's it's rough, but I would gladly brave it touh to be her squire. I think the other one I would probably choose would betwenty fourth century USS, Voyager Sto. I could. I could hang with Janewaydreak my coffee black. If you could domesticate any animal and have it as apet, real animal, what would you choose any animal? You can domesticate TigerYeah Tager, I I'm a cat person, I of cats. I LoveTigers, they're, my favorite animal. Besides, like the cats that live in myhouse, I I would like to have a dagger thetwas, a Greay ITL good game songabout that woul like Bygood, I new he would betame. Well, there you go. Thi is little the answer O that question o. How do they know? So what would you could travel anywherein the world like right now? If we gave you infinite money and Diena planetickets and e Wa, no candenic? Where...

...would you want to go- and I can't say Ieverywhere- yeah yeah everywhere so where I would like to travel istypically based on Y 'cause. I'm an extraver and I workfrom home. So even is an xer that works from home. I make friends on theInternet, so I I would probably go to Scotland. I've got a body out there eand I've been Internet friends since two thousand and six and we've nevermet in person. So I would probably go out to Edinburgh, where he's at andweuld go for a point because he tells we we bonded over our love of crackBeer Um. So we UH WED probably go for a pint in some of his favorite localbreweries, because there are many in Edinburgh and they all sound amazing.That would probably be where I would go. Losejus Scotland' is just reallybeautiful. Yeah Gret Grig and I also said Scolens Maye. We need to actuallyget Somethi T. maybe we need to work something out and my Olchister Hann isabout to be in England for the next three year, so I I might be feasible, Heypandanic yeah, let's uh, let's put that on thecalendar for a couple of years from now Soekay little more personal question ehave any quarantine breakdowns. Yes, I'm an Extrabert quorantine is hard. Myhusband is interherted, so he h he still needs his downtime 'cause. He YoK W. He was considered essential, so he's still working. I work from homepretty much anyway. So wasn't really a big change for me other than notgetting to see my people and H. Just through throughout Quorentine, I couldfeel myself. L. Does anybody really love me? I have serious concerns. Two peoplestill love me because not only my extravated, I'm a physal uch person,and so you know, I can't see my friends and I can't hug them. Most of myfriends are intrevertsexcept for like Hu and Greg. So I was L. I I also not only wasconcerned. Do they love me also, I'm probably depriving them all insane...

...blowing up like text messages and stuffthet guys, what's going on there like nothings quarrty, nothing exapiting camdown? Have you ever watched, pushing daisies? No, I have not, but I havebeenO it was. It was very good. Had CHEPA bride, it had the guy. I don't rememberhis name, but he played he played lay last. I only know he played laglass'sDad in the hobbit movie, He's Tha main character and it's like he touchessomeone. If he touches the death thing, he comes back to life, but then, if hetouches it again, it dies forever. Butweyeah Lepex, yes, yes Ayea, but but but so he you R, thephysical touch thing and te just reminded me of he brings the girl. Helows back to life. Obviously they can't touch again and so they're, likekissing through plastigrap, want to consider bring eou sheet oPlacigra, like Hung Tome Doud. I do woll a cigarette appenthat's.What I gotta do, yeah all right, rap you and the intraverse will be able toescape like a plastic, wrap spider, just comedown and just coco them yyou're, safe. Now, okay, couple, would you rathers BEACyour mountains? You have to pick one honestly. It depends on my mood, I'mfrom the mountains, so I will say: Would you rather have all your alforlimbs be arms or all Hor lims be legs? Arms would be more. I I feel like if if they were all legs,I you know one. Maybe I couldasthough the ordeolike, I I couldn't do anythinguseful. I I don't. I couldn't play guitar with I o right y...

...yeah, that's the CONSISTUNC. We came toas well also wouldn't running, get harder when you have more limbs toCotrack Emi don'tknow Zois in the middle of the nighttoffeeor tea. I think in an the ens of that one pancakes or waffles celebrity crush male and female. I knowfemale, but I don't know the man ow go o in Christiall away a wonderful humanand on a good day I get. Ah You look like windling Christy, but short houslike her neck at her at no shesshe she's, my hero, honest Ogot, best likecelebrity encounter an andmail, Mi, anymail, Sol, rebus precious. Theydon't have to be alive. Yeah Thinkif I've got one, it's it's. It's uh, nottoo basic, but nickel. Li coster, Waltow, H, Wen geny, Landa turn AomNoim and he was. He was also really really sweet guy. I didn't get to talkwith him as long as I did on, but he was a very sweet guy Um. He loved myAbrianfot postily because Riapar his favorite character, O Camathat, was fun'cause. He got to night meate and R Fotwalk Ogperver, gentlemen. I I couldkneel down, but I couldn't get back up. 'cause, I'm wearing thirty pounds of,or I had not done nearly enough squats to be able to do that. But he helped meup. Like E was no big deal so so he's he's drawn up, he ood a he also likegenually, seems a good human as well. So I I I appreciate that O FavoriteCandy Gummy Chocolate gonna go gummy and I'm goingto have to say Sour Gomeswith the exception of sourpatch kids. I don't like those, no any other or isokay though op favorite, chaplet yeah, it could becandy bar could be something that has trocoled in. When I was a kid, I would go throughlike different phases to at one point partially, because the simpsons werebanned in my house. I was like, I want butterfingers Dang it...

...and part Simpson Wis their spokespersonfor a long time. I also went through like a baby rothface. I went throughlike arece spade and I still like all of Tebut. If you right now had to rab acandy bar or a piece of chocolate, what would you reach for? I would probablygo with some kind of dark chocolate Li and, like none of this Haf, I want oldlikacow and I won. U, I like the Caramelfild, so favoritecereal, eter, debbles, okay, favorite fruit, probably if I get APR labored,something Serrier, strawberries, okay and then, and the last question on my list:Favorite Sota, water, plavor and brand. If you can name it so like I, in like sparkling water orjust soda, you can do both give this favorite sodaand favorite sparting water. If, if I'm going to do soda, it's either it's going to beeither Cheri Goor Ter Cain, I I like them. Both ABOUTSA IYEAHI'MGOINGTO, do like swarkling water. I really like Oler lasare mm, I'm. I I'mnot like. Like a super big like mustget, Yz, rand of sparkling water, they olltasted out, I tin, IME, I so regardless of which brand it is. Itend to go so cerry I gues thisismy fort eitherset up or sparkling water go. How do feel about your wine? I I I'm a fan Um. It used to be like a real delicacy in east Tennessee'cause. Only you could only get it in certain places if you could get it atall, and so when Ri and I were dating, we dated long distance he's fromCaville, so reder Hilay, scoand, Biloni,...

...no you're thinking Duram. Take that E. I would't do what he would say anyway.I Ha hpinon o Maner, an better get me all people for NDEOA, but that thatwould be what he would say mostly because he's a he's a car heeland his brother's N. Oh there's, there's idmoty in their houseUm, but but whenever I would go visit him we'dtrade off when visiting once a month like he would come to me or I would goto him whenever I would go on the way back, I would stop and get cheer winefrom the Grocery Store and Fre it back with me, because that wathere you gobut the first time I taste it its like this tasts, like Cheeri Aca Paer, but Ifeel like the most controversial thing. You've ever said in any of our projestsis that you like coca pessi. Equally, it's supposed to pick one. You know you know where I come from. Ifsomebody asks you, if you're in a restaurant and you ora coke, they willask you what kind of coke and Pepsi Isnan examp Acceptablo so like all Um,all all sodapop or carbonated, sweetened carbonated beverages or Rcoke. But yes, like you, could if somebodyAskd, what kind of cooke do you want o say Mountain Duke, that's an accessibleanswer, doctor pepper, that's the kind of coke I want, or Um sprite or Pepsi,all of those heracceptable answers to what kind of Cookyou want. Honestly, Idon't I I don't. It totally depends on my mood that day or what is successible, okay, Ale yeah. I got one more question which I don'tthink I've. No the answer to by how long I've known you Howo did youand your husband Ryan me? We met at Inneversity Achrissian, fellowship inat Miribl College. That was where we...

...met. We also h worked with a localministry for Middle School kids, any cynecen called a yoke Yo. L K or what O Kam? Why? Ok, becausenow it's just yoke, but it used to stayndfor youth of Noxillity, so Um,it's kind of kind of like young life for Middle School, but it a it was aLoC locally blaced based ministry. I went to it when I was in middle schooland Um. It made a big impact on me. So when I got into college and Y U Therewas opportunity for me to be a yolk folk. So I'm I also interned there for acouple of summers in between my inyousyour senior year and then aftermy senior year, I've turned with them as well, but anyway, so we met at those two ministries that to kneweach other really well. We were friends for about m a year anda half, and I liked him a lot Bryan's, a Sha guy, he's kind of hard to readsometimes, and so mostly what happens. I would be awkward to his GeneralDirection. Apparently it worked CTHROUGH at theend of fall. Semester is socomore year, I'm acouple of years older and we we were having this really long like AwkwardHug. CRYFEST in the middle of the parking lot, my my sweetfather in lawdecided. This is not going to be the place for me, took walk around campuswhile we trid to figure self out, but we UH. We decided that we really likedeach other nd that we wanted to start dating, as he was moving fix hours away.So thus the long distance relationa it was good s got it did it was yeaitsocked bout, it it did. Um E just learned how to communicate. Realltthat's been a gift Oonow, who officially asked out who it was more ofa. What are we and we both said? I don't know...

...a and then finally, I I asked are we orthe just best friends or what? And he said I think so and I was like I thinkso- toowywwer both crying, so it was kind of a mutual admission of hey. I,like your face so yeah yeah, that was that was funyeah, so we that was December, two thousand and seven and we've beentogether ever since and W. So, how did you guys end up in Charlotte? He wasgoing so we were engaged at the time and he was looking for where he wantedto finish school and he was kind of between U nd C Ashville or UidCharlotte and he chosed Charlotte. So that was how we ended up in CharlotteWlhad to have you here. Thank you. You Know Charlotte's Nice, it's it's inbetween both sets of parents and close enough to fairly easily visit it either.One so is go good in between for both. Well, that's all the questions I havewhish. I I shouldn't have crossed them. Outcaue I gotta ask them to Jason.Sometime ques is wife. Such is life check marks.Are Your friend, yes! Well I I tom a fan of the here. Let me like scrub thisfrom all memory by putting several lines through a thing. How else will Iknow I' completed it exactly well. Actually, thank you very muchwere giving me some of your time for sharing some of your time with me,my friend all right. Well so wl guess we'll see whenever the next time you'reyou're, onl Al right at sounds Goodwas melothat's not supposed to happen. Hangon a second Hannical difficulties: finding on Way Dowhen, you try you best,but you don't Succeedwhen, you get what...

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