When Reality Hits with Jax and Brittany - Abercrombie & Jax

Episode Date: November 17, 2023

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Starting point is 00:01:39 Hello, how's it going? Good morning everybody. Yes, we have had such a fun week last week. We had our first karaoke night ever and it was amazing. Uh, yeah. She said I was kind of nervous about it to be honest. I wasn't sure what was going to happen. It was our first karaoke night. Um, you know, we've been planning and talking about this for a long time now and I just wasn't really sure how this was going to happen, but it was very excited about it. We had a huge turnout. So many people, so many talented people. I couldn't get over how many talented people we had. And it was just everything that we wanted.
Starting point is 00:02:17 I was so shocked and I was just so amazed. And everybody was so excited to be there. Everybody was so happy. So many great songs. We had an amazing DJ. It was awesome. Yeah. Do you know what my favorite part was? Was how fun everybody was. I mean, the whole crowd was like up dancing. It was like we were one big party altogether. Like we were all party in
Starting point is 00:02:36 the whole room together. Everybody was dancing. Everybody was singing the songs together with the person on the mic. Like I just it was one of the funnest nights. And you know, we were the ones that were in charge of judging and I got to say about halfway through I was really nervous because like I said, everybody was so good and yes, we live in LA, so you're getting all these ex-American idol people, you're getting all these people that came out here to be famous. So it's not like where we're from where people go out there and it's like, oh gosh, this is hard to listen to. Nobody was hard to listen to. It was just so good. Or just brought like a really fun performance. Like we gave somebody in our top just because they were like so fun in the audience loved them, you know. So it made it,
Starting point is 00:03:14 it made it like real just such a fun night. I didn't care if you were like singing, if you're rapping, if you're dancing, I just thought it was just the best time. I know it was really, really hard to judge. And I hope everybody had a great time. And we're gonna continue to do this every Monday now. Bertie and I are gonna try to make it as much as we can. But yeah, we're excited. So it's every Monday now, same time. It was so fun.
Starting point is 00:03:34 I put it up on social media this morning. My buddy Dave is the one that's kind of helping us throw it, but he posted it this morning. It will be up every Monday at eight o'clock, be there or be square. It was so fun but judging was so hard because everybody like I said was fun and I just wanted to give every single person a shirt or something because it was just the best time. Me and Jacks were taking videos everybody like we were proud parents.
Starting point is 00:03:59 Yeah, it was amazing. Like I said, I couldn't stop filming. I think I even went Instagram live on there. And everybody was really loving that. I had hundreds and hundreds of people watching and following. It's kind of a new thing with me doing this Instagram live thing. But I thought it was so much fun. And I got to bring everybody that couldn't be there that night,
Starting point is 00:04:15 got to be there and hang out and watch with us. So I'll make sure that I keep doing that from time to time and make sure that everybody can be a ball that can't make it there. We had somebody, the only thing that happened, we had this person that was putting on a performance and they did awesome and we told them they did awesome but they got so mad that they didn't win and it was, oh my gosh, I can't believe it. I'm so emotional in such an impact that I just felt so bad and so guilty about it. I was like, oh my gosh, I just can't believe that somebody got mad because everybody was having such a good time. Everybody can't win, you know? I wish they could, but they can't. And like I said, I wish I can give merch and stuff to
Starting point is 00:04:54 money to everybody. But the winner, the one that we chose, he was just absolutely amazing. Like he belongs on American Idol. I don't know how he's not on that show or if he is, I hope you won. You know what else we did this weekend. We went up to Jackson's on Sunday for like a Sunday, Sunday football day. And it was so cool because we ran into Sarah Howland and Will's up there. Yeah. Yeah. It's getting towards the end of the football season.
Starting point is 00:05:22 So college football is kind of winding down a little bit. So it was kind of everybody was getting their last fix of college football, but yeah We had a huge huge turnout this weekend, and it was good to see everybody like I said well is in Sarah and we had some other friends there and Yeah, you had your friend Megan in town too It's nice and you got to show her the bar there for the very first time and it was good I just love seeing Sarah Highland because I've always been such a huge fan the modern family And now she's like on love Island. I mean, you got Vikaib says with love Island. So it was cool to get that sit there and chat
Starting point is 00:05:49 with her about all those things. Yeah, and we also brought the kids. Obviously our some of our friends at kids are age and during the day, it's kind of fun to bring the kids and and I have them all hang out. We have cornhole. We have games and it's just cool to see some of my my fellow fathers to bring their their kids and hang out and have some fun. Jackson or Chris is just running around Jackson. I love it. And shout out to Detroit Lions. Huge win this weekend. I mean, they are just doing so well. This is such a big. Are they really for Detroit? This is such a huge, huge thing for Detroit. We haven't even come
Starting point is 00:06:20 close to the playoffs in decades. Well, that's what I was going to say. I've always heard that they they're normally not doing very well. Is it turning around? Absolutely. Amazing this year. I want to say, uh, I think 62 or something like the 72. I'm not sure, but they're doing good. And they're going to make the playoffs.
Starting point is 00:06:34 And this is just great for my fellow Detroiters. I'm so excited for you guys. Uh, this is a long time coming, coming Detroit has some of the most diehard fans in America, whether that we win, lose tie, it does not matter. We have the best fans ever. And I'm just so excited for all the Detroiters. There was so many there at the bar. People were chanting, people were yelling.
Starting point is 00:06:51 I had people on Instagram saying, Jack's are putting the game on. So it was really, really cool to see all that. Hey, you don't know anything about true ride or die fans until you've been to Kentucky, big blue nation. Shout out, woo-hoo. It's so fun. But yeah, we've had such a great time.
Starting point is 00:07:08 Oh my gosh, guys, I'm finally in decorating mode, but we had a Christmas tragedy already. Jack's, oh my gosh, Jackson does that he messed up. He was very apologetic right from the beginning, but he went and got his U-Haul in the morning and it was raining yesterday, so I'm sure that that was like annoying as hell. I was bringing back flashbacks of last year because, so let me wait, cut to a long story short, after we cleaned up some of our gifts, I'm sorry, after we cleaned up some of our
Starting point is 00:07:39 ornaments last year, I put everything in boxes, well, I had some things to do and I couldn't get to put them in storage right away, so I had to leave them sitting outside. Well, it rained and I thought I covered all the boxes I did it and water got into one of four Christmas trees and Well our main Christmas tree that is not just any Christmas tree ruined all the Garland ruined Like all kinds of different little like, you know, Christmas decorations and things that we had. I could have cried. Everybody else how excited I have been to get my decorated started.
Starting point is 00:08:11 And we had to get a new tree. And Jackson didn't have was not allowed to be mad at all. It was a man because it was his fault this time. I mean, it was my fault. Again, like water. I did not know how water got into these boxes. And as you know, water sits in things over here. Oh my gosh.
Starting point is 00:08:27 Unfortunately, it was just a tree. So we were able to replace it. We got the same one and with some garland that goes up on our staircase. There was like three boxes that got ruined. There was a lot of stuff. There was pillows, blankets, stuff that's all replaceable. Yeah, all replaceable, but still I was so excited. And I was just like, divvistated.
Starting point is 00:08:43 I was just thinking I was worried that none of like any cruises like any of our family precious ornaments got ruined all that stuff was saying in it that's the stuff that really matters I love getting little special ornaments every single year for the family you know a new one with our little names on it the dogs names on it the year I just love little traditions like that I love how they know me if my first name at U-Hall knows. I hate jacks. Glad to see you back. Guess Halloween's over. What was it like? How annoyed were you jacks? I haven't to move all those boxes in the rain. To be honest, it wasn't that bad yesterday because I had Luke. Oh yeah.
Starting point is 00:09:18 Oh yeah. Christens boyfriend helped me out yesterday. He's in town. He's like, hey man, I'm absolutely bored. And on the time of person that I hate asking people to help me do anything because I don't like people when I ask, nobody wants to help anybody move or move boxes. Nobody wants to do that. You're like, hey, I'll give you free pizza or I'll give you a free beer.
Starting point is 00:09:35 I don't care. I don't need your free pizza or free beer. Nobody wants to help anybody move. So even though they offered, like, hey, Jackson, I'll help you with the boxes and that. I refused. I didn't want to help him. And Bernie was like, you should just ask him he really wanted to help he's boy he's got
Starting point is 00:09:47 nothing to do so I had Luke come over help me with the boxes it cut the time in half so thank you shot for helping me out that really helped out and with the Ryan I'm sure that was a big help well it wasn't just rain yesterday we had hail what I didn't even know that yeah we had hail so I haven't seen hail here in a long time and those rocks were falling hard. It wasn't very long. It was about between five and ten minutes, but we had some serious Hale. Wow, I did not even know that. I must have been running around with Cruz.
Starting point is 00:10:13 So far, Cruz is doing good with the decorations that we have out. Like, he's listening whenever we tell him not to touch on, but he really likes the tree that we have up, and he likes like playing with all the decorations. He has to touch everything at least one time. That's why I know that he's Jackson's kid. Not just because he looks just like him, but also because he likes like playing with all the decorations. He has to touch everything at least one time. That's why I know that he's Jackson's kid, not just because he looks just like him, but also because he has to touch everything. Jackson's one of those people that like
Starting point is 00:10:33 would go to him, use him and touch everything. I just see you doing that. Yeah, I have to touch everything. It's like one of your things. I am one of those kids that just has to touch everything. You're right. Oh my gosh, I have some amazing luxurious cashmere sweaters that came in from Jenny Kane. They are amazing. They feel incredible. Oh my gosh. They are perfect for, you know,
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Starting point is 00:13:49 21 I will be back on house of villains and I will change The I guess the outlook of the show Outlooker the finale or whatever you're gonna see I it's pretty fun New York apologize to you on camera for calling you a demon you're gonna have to see She needs to know apologize to apologized to me at the premiere party. And she, you know, again, it's her, I talked about this before. It's her stick. She did it to everybody. She did the Johnny.
Starting point is 00:14:12 She did this. That's her thing. She goes after people and does this. And I was just, again, I'm not used to this type of show. This is, this is how they do things. So I obviously took it to a little offense. But again, at the premiere party, which you weren't there. You were in Kentucky. She came up and apologized. And she's like, you know, I love you, Jackson. You party, which you weren't there, you were in Kentucky. Yeah.
Starting point is 00:14:25 She came up and apologized and she's like, you know, I love you, Jacks. And we, you know, this is just part of my thing. So I, it was no hard feelings, but well, I can't wait to see it come back. I know a lot of people have been wondering when that was going to happen. Yeah, every, I, by the way, thank you guys, everybody for the support. I got so many messages, Jacks, you know, watch anymore. We wish you were there. They took you out too early.
Starting point is 00:14:42 I appreciate all that. But, you know, support, support the network, support everybody else. And I hope you guys keep watching it. It is a fun show. We had a really, really good time doing it. I definitely learned a lot. And like I said, I will be back on 12, 21. Also, sorry, also I will be in Cincinnati,
Starting point is 00:14:57 November 30th. November 30th, my self and Johnny Fair play, from Survivor, will be doing a watch party at the pitch in Cincinnati So you're around the area. I know Brittany has some friends. Oh, yeah, some of my friends are gonna come see you You mom even mentioned message me. She's like maybe I'll come up. Oh, yeah Yeah, I think your mom and Joel's gonna come up My camp should come and shame it. They would love that. I'll tell them. Yeah, maybe I'll text them after this and make sure they have tickets for all this
Starting point is 00:15:24 But yeah, I will be there. We're gonna watch it as a group. We'll have a couple cocktails, we'll have some drinks, we'll take some pictures, we'll laugh, we'll cry, and we'll have a good time. So, yeah, the pitch in Cincinnati, November 30th. Cincinnati was my old stop on grounds. I used to work at the tin roof Cincinnati,
Starting point is 00:15:41 and I loved it. I was working there almost every single night, and then I was working doubles on Saturday for like a couple of years or two before I met Jacks. Do you remember going, I took you to the 10 Roof, did I? Oh yeah, it was a very, very cool place. I love those kind of bars. I love music, yes.
Starting point is 00:15:57 Yeah, they're really fun. So to get your tickets there, go to villaintix.com. Again, villaintix.com. Jacks is promoting himself, big Tom. It's your tickets, well, I just want to make sure all of you go to the same. He's like, come see me. dot com again villain ticks dot com jacks is promoting himself big Tom He's like come see me. Well, no, I always feel bad because people like oh you didn't you didn't advertise enough Or you advertise too late to this and that so I just wanted to make sure not only is it on my Instagram It is also on our podcast again get the tickets to the bill and ticks come see jack go see jacks
Starting point is 00:16:20 Support make me feel loved people. Yes. I've had a lot of people from Contecule come see you. Yeah, I'm super, super excited. And if you guys have any problems, you can always DM me and I'll make sure you guys get it. Well, going back to Christmas, we are so excited about everything that's coming up. We're getting ready to, we're starting to prepare also for our big Thanksgiving dinner. I cannot wait. We cook everything.
Starting point is 00:16:43 I'm literally, literally just went to the store today. For the first time, I am not going to Honeybake people, not going to the Honeybake ham store. I know. I know my dad is rolling over in his grave. Why aren't you going? Well, here's the thing. The Honeybake ham store is a little bit further away
Starting point is 00:16:59 and I've heard from a lot of other people that the gelsen's ham is just as good. I'm sure it is. And with the sauce that I'm gonna make for it? It'll be delicious. And I think it'll be okay. So dad, if you're looking down, I'm sorry. I'm not at the honey baked ham store
Starting point is 00:17:13 for the first time in what, 30 something years. I'm not going to the honey baked ham store. I have to go to gelsons. I went and ordered it today. My favorite thing is all the fixins, all the sides that go with Thanksgiving. Like I love, like you guys, I make a full-on spread. I do broccoli cheddar casserole,
Starting point is 00:17:30 I do her rolls, I do baked beans, I do bacon wrapped green beans, I do mashed potatoes, mac and cheese. I mean, I could go on and on and on, cranberries. I mean, what's your favorite thing that I make for Thanksgiving? You know, I love it all. You're a really, really good cook and everything you make
Starting point is 00:17:48 is so absolutely delicious. My favorite part about this whole thing is we started around five o'clock. This is an all day thing. I cook all day long. We got the fire going outside. We got the game on. You know, the pool's heated if you want to swim.
Starting point is 00:18:00 I got my friends coming and going. Thanksgiving is one of those things where you can come on in and leave, come and go. I know everybody's got family. Some people want to eat at the same time. But we still eat at the same time. Usually we kind of have this kind of like the place to come where if you don't have any family here, we've kind of done this for a long time. But we're just really, really excited. It's just a fun day. It's kind of like an all day event. Everybody's drinking. Everybody's eating. Everybody's having a good time. The one thing that I don't know if we should do,
Starting point is 00:18:25 and I'm questioning about it, if we should have Sully come. Do you think we should have Sully for the day? Or do you think I should not have Sully for the day? Well, I'm sure she's going to celebrate with her own family, that's giving. I maybe she does. I didn't think about that.
Starting point is 00:18:37 I was just wondering if I should get a little bit of help since we're going to have so many people here, and I want crews to be part of everything as well, but I also want to have a good time too, you know? So I'm wondering if I should have Sully be part of our day. He's talking about our baby sitter. Sorry, for those of you who are Sully, he's our wonderful baby sitter and she's just so amazing. She's already offered it.
Starting point is 00:18:54 I'm just kind of debating whether I should have a baby sitter. I don't know. Well, I'm just going to be cooking all day long and then as soon as people start coming over, I just love it. I love doing it all. All the whole holiday season, I just get so freaking excited. It is really exciting.
Starting point is 00:19:10 I'm excited for it, except, like I said, I'm excited for it. You never told me what your favorite side? You know, obviously I love corn. Corn is my favorite thing in the whole world. You like corn the best. Corn is my favorite thing in the world. Just the corn that I make,
Starting point is 00:19:24 corn on the cob is your favorite. I'm a very simple man. Just the corn that I make, corn on the cob. I'm a very simple man. I like corn, mashed potatoes, some honey bacon. Don't you love my broccoli cheddar castle? I do love the broccoli cheddar castle, yes I do. And you know what's best about this stuff? It gets better as the days go by. So that's the day.
Starting point is 00:19:36 Your favorite thing are all the dips too. Like the buffalo chicken dip and the, oh, it's about that. Like the Velvita rotels, sausage. It's easiest to convenient, so. I was one of those days where you just consumed so many calories. So many calories. And it's kind of like you just got it,
Starting point is 00:19:51 like you got to warm your stomach up, you know chips and dips and stuff like that to get the stomach ready for the big meal. And it's just one of those days where I just don't care. I'm gonna eat until I can't eat anymore. And the best thing about that, like I just said, is the next day and the day after that and the day after that because the food just gets better. I know I don't know how that's possible
Starting point is 00:20:11 You may pause you could do all kinds of stuff We have our friends that are gonna have a baby like right at Thanksgiving before after out like any day and I'm already playing and on taking them Thanksgiving. They we're already saying, you gotta break us over Thanksgiving plate. Jayson. I'm actually watching it on Instagram that how people prepare their leftovers. Oh, awesome. They all grind it in the thing and they put it on a waffle maker
Starting point is 00:20:36 and you make these, I mean, it's just amazing what people do with these leftovers. Like how they do it, you can make so, yeah, you can make so much stuff. So, the gravy, the cranberry, oh, so good. I just, I didn't have no idea. So all together to make it the cranberry. Oh so good. I just I didn't have no idea. So yeah that that whole week of Thanksgiving is just nothing but eating and watching Christmas.
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Starting point is 00:25:01 Let me ask you this before I even get into that, is has shopping changed, and this is kind of for everybody out there, has shopping changed over the years? Like, do people, are people still doing the black Friday thing? Oh, people are 100% still doing the black Friday thing, but I think regular shopping has definitely changed. Like, I am mainly shopping online, and I think that that's why I have so many balls
Starting point is 00:25:21 are closing and stuff, because so many people shop online. I know, it's really, it's just, it is obviously so much easier. Yeah. I hate dealing with traffic, but there's also some nostalgic to it. Like where you just like go and you want to enjoy the mall and you want to enjoy the people and you want to see Santa and you want to see all the decorations
Starting point is 00:25:36 and you want to see all the hustle and bustle and the people arguing and laughing. We always take crews to see Santa at the mall in Lexington, that's part of our tradition. We will be at Bay at Mall this year. Yep, we always part of our tradition. Yeah, we'll be at Bay Mall this year. Yep. We always go with my friends on dry end, Marianne, and they have kids too. So we always go together.
Starting point is 00:25:52 This will be our third year going. And then we stop at Wetzel's pretzel right after. Cruz loves those pretzels. I love the Wetzel's pretzel. But yeah, so I'm kind of curious, like, do people, you know, are they still doing the kind of shopping that they, I feel like it's nostalgic people are kind of like now They're like hey, what if we go out and actually shop this year? I used to like get dressed up just to go to the mall because that was where you were gonna get seen
Starting point is 00:26:12 I don't I don't know if kids do that anymore. Oh my god. I want to haul us there for two weeks I thought I was so cool. I remember I worked at Evercrombie at the time And I also did I was one of the very first ones that did the shirtless modeling at Evercrombie at the time and I also did. I was one of the very first ones that did the shirtless modeling at Evercrombie. So you would stand out in the hall. Oh yeah. Well, I Friday was my first, it was 1998 or something like that, 97. I was the very first one. I was like eight years old.
Starting point is 00:26:36 That sat out at Black Friday. Not only was I a shirtless in boxer shorts, but my whole family showed up. My aunts, my uncles, my grandparents, my cousins, everybody showed up. When you were in a Christmas time or something? This was Christmas time. Yeah. Yeah, at Evercrombie. So that's how I started there.
Starting point is 00:26:50 Then I obviously went into management after that. But I started doing that and I tell you what, it was so like I was all week long. And I guess how much I got paid people, $125. I was there for eight hours. And they gave me a free shirt and a free pair of boxers and $125. But it wasn't about the money in those days
Starting point is 00:27:06 How cool how popular abacrami and Fitch was it was like it was like a cult Hollister was cool, too. Yeah, I mean it's the same thing. Yeah, I was the abacrami the same thing But it was like a cult and like just to be a part of that brand to be asked to work for that brand It was just yeah, they would like scout you walking around in the mall and you feel so cool Have you seen the documentary about it? There's a lot of it. I didn't watch it but I know you did. I did. It was really really good. Did you ever do like actual modeling for I probably like in the magazine or anything? Yeah myself and Tom Sanable did. Oh y'all about you got to find a photo of that. Yeah, yeah. I actually have yeah I do have some photos of it. They're my
Starting point is 00:27:40 old box. Well I had to post it whenever this and it was a really really big deal. So how it went down, can I get into that? Yeah, I forgot. So how it went down at Abercrombie in those days, I modeled for Abercrombie, I want to say in 19, no, 2001. 2001, I was in Miami. I remember I went and met Bruce Weber for the first time. I was so intimidated. He's Bruce Weber.
Starting point is 00:28:00 Bruce Weber is the famous photographer that shoots for Ralph Lauren. Oh. He shoots for Ralph Lauren. He shoots for Abba Crombie, he shoots for Lumeau Vogue, he's a huge, huge photographer. Looks like Santa Claus. Super nice guy. But so how it works with Abba Crombie is, is they book you for a week, and then they leave a letter underneath your door if they want you to stay.
Starting point is 00:28:18 So we were in Island, Marotta, which is located in Florida right by the keys. So I got to stay three days out of the six because I didn't wanna do nudity. And nudity was, is what they wanted after that. I was like, no. Forever Chrombie. Ever Chrombie did the nudity in the, never the catalogs where they did nudity
Starting point is 00:28:35 and people were riding on the horses and stuff like that. I just didn't feel like it was a different time then. It was different. All about those pictures. I remember. It was a different time then. It was a different world then. Nobody really kind of asked any questions about it. But if you wanted to do it, there was no pressure at all.
Starting point is 00:28:51 But if you wanted to do it, you could stay a little longer. So they would slip and envelope under your door like you're welcome to stay another day. You're welcome to stay another day. And it was just really, really cool. But it was a lot of fun and it was just a bunch of guys, a bunch of girls out in the beach having fun, having a good time. Everyone's hot. And everyone's good looking.
Starting point is 00:29:06 Yeah, that was my Abercrombie days. And then I went back. Did you hook up with any of the Abercrombie girls? Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. And then, not only that, I went back and I worked at the store, and then I got asked to be on Abercrombie TV, which was another big thing. So I got to fly out to Minnesota, play hockey, shirtless, and October on a lake, and with
Starting point is 00:29:24 a bunch of guys, and it was just the coolest thing ever. And not only did it, it was, I was doing all the modeling for the store, not only was that modeling. What is Abercrombie TV? I didn't even know that it existed. Yeah, Abercrombie TV. And then when, like I said, I was not only modeling
Starting point is 00:29:36 for the store, but I was also the manager. So I was like, I was a big deal in there. How long did you make it as a manager? You are not manager, but you know, I'm sorry honey. I love you. I love you manager? You are not managing. I'm sorry honey, I love you. I love you but I can't imagine you managing other employees at a store. Maybe not but could you not manage, can you not pitch your name, managing an abacronomy? A bunch of beautiful people just folding clothes.
Starting point is 00:29:56 Yeah but you have to be responsible for things. Yeah but everybody else, it's so easy to be responsible there because the place ran itself. It was just very like, it was you were just so honored to work there. So everybody worked really, really hard. Everybody looked really, really good. And everybody just hooked up with each other. Oh, gross.
Starting point is 00:30:13 It was just fun. It was a lot of fun. Sorry I digressed in my ever coming days. I love it. I think that's interesting to hear about our past. Yeah, my sister worked there too. So Jonathan, my sister, Jenny. My two weeks at Hollister for much different. But I did stand get to I was like the girl who stood in the front
Starting point is 00:30:28 room when you walked in. So that was a big deal too. Yeah, I got picked. Yeah, and I had to say something like make sure you check out our spring fling jeans. I was something along those lines. It was like an honor. I know it sounds silly now, but if you were asked like you went back to school, you're like, oh my God, Sonso works at Abercrombie. Oh my God, Sonso works at Abercrombie. You're like, hey, what are you guys doing today? I'm going to Crombie.
Starting point is 00:30:50 We used to call it Crombie. We're going to Crombie to go like school shopping and like doing this and like to go look at things and buy baby teas. I mean, if you were in that store, you smelled like it for the rest of the day. It was, this meal was so strong. Yep, it was Woods Cologne.
Starting point is 00:31:03 And I remember, because I worked in one of the very first stores. It was all carpeting and there was antlers everywhere. And we always did with spray that Woods Cologne literally everywhere. Oh yeah, I mean, it was all, it was in the hallway, everything. It was everywhere. Yeah, I did smell good though. But she just went on the tangent there. I've never come to a fish. Did not know it was going there. No, I love that, but it was because we were talking about like the nostalgia of going back to the mall. Yes, yeah. Yeah, like I said, it was just,
Starting point is 00:31:31 God, going to the mall and just getting dressed up. Like it was like going to a club. Like with your mom, like before even I could drive, I remember my mom dropping me off and like I was decked out to the nines and then you would just meet your friends from school and then you go eat at like Ruby Tuesdays or. Well, for us, the mall was like in Lexington, I grew up in Winchester, which is very close to Lexington, but we had a drive like 45 minutes to get to the mall.
Starting point is 00:31:53 It was a big deal for us to go to the mall. You know, in Winchester, everybody would take their nasal trucks and park in the Walmart parking lot. That was like the hangout. I mean, it was just, you know, you just go out to eat with your friends. And you just felt so cool being by yourself. Gosh, I miss being young. I need to.
Starting point is 00:32:11 High school was fun. That's fine. I lived at the mall in high school. Like that's all we did. After school, we go to McDonald's. Everybody would meet at McDonald's. And then we would go to the mall. Jack Smart, I'm McDonald's too, guys.
Starting point is 00:32:21 I also work at McDonald's. That job I did get fired from. We had an egg fight in the back and I got fired. Oh my gosh. Do you just started throwing McDonald's eggs? I was pissed off. I had to work on Easter Sunday and I was like, I was the only one. Were you being a jerk or were you like, no, it was my fault.
Starting point is 00:32:36 It was just we were up early. I worked the morning shift. Oh my gosh. I cannot see you doing this. It was like, you know, I was going through one of those moments where I was like, I was untouchable there and I just thought I had an egg fight and they let me go and I was kind of like, all right, well, I got fired from McDonald's.
Starting point is 00:32:52 Oh my gosh, that is hilarious. Okay, before we go, we want to answer some of your all's questions. This one is from Alexis Cooper and she said, fellow Kentucky in here, love you guys. Do you think you'll ever put a Jackson's in Louisville or Lexington? Oh, that's a great question. I'm just trying to get it off the ground here first,
Starting point is 00:33:12 but I would absolutely love that in the future. I would. And if I did, it would be in a college town. Like Lexington? Yeah, in Lexington. Louis and Lexington are college towns. I'm going to not going to lie to you. My next spot that I'm honing in on is Florida right now. I want to go directly to Florida. I do not want to skip. Go. Iing in on is Florida right now. I want to go directly to Florida. I do not want to skip.
Starting point is 00:33:26 Go. I do not want to go to Florida. I want to go right to Florida. But I think it would be a good fit where it's got the sports bar plus little lounge aspect to it. Like I think that would be so good. Like you said in the college town and Lexington would be amazing. College towns are just you're always going to make money. Yeah, but we we always say that we're going to eventually move
Starting point is 00:33:44 to Lexington one day or Kentucky one day in our future. So, you know, maybe we'll have multiple bars and we'll have a place in Florida, a place in Kentucky, a place in LA. That would be perfect. That would be great. That's the dream. But yes, maybe eventually, of course, that would be great. And like I said, if I did, I put it in a college town, but right now, I'm just trying to get it done and focused here, and it's doing really, really well here. It's doing the full expectations. I wasn't sure how it was gonna be, because like I said, we're in the valley,
Starting point is 00:34:09 and it's not in Hollywood, but it's doing so well, and I'm just so glad that everybody's coming out and loving it. You know, I'm there as much as I can be, and we're just having a really, really good time with it. Definitely learning a lot, too. Definitely learning a lot,
Starting point is 00:34:21 but I'm glad everybody's coming to know. Yeah, it's been great. This is from Leah HM 11. What scenes of yourselves on VPR make you cringe with embarrassment? Pretty much all of them. There's so many. But if you had to pick one, I mean, there's obviously some that you just, I never even got to watch because it was just like, no, no, no, okay, we watch them. Sure, those were cringey. But I think it's so, actually I just laughed at it because why not laugh at yourself?
Starting point is 00:34:47 But whenever we go on our back to our party and we're in Miami and I'm wearing that crazy wedding dress, like that really tacky wedding dress, that huge headrest and I'm like crying because somebody brought out a sun that said, I forget what it even said, said something like, oh it said don't do it. And I took it personally Oh my god, it's funny to think about Nail, but it's definitely cringey if you had a pig one cringy moment
Starting point is 00:35:13 I know they're so freaking many with me You know obviously everybody I could probably do another whole podcast just on cringy moments Oh my gosh, hey, maybe that's gonna be one we do that be hilarious You know this is a surprising one, but me saying I'm the number one. Oh my gosh. Hey, maybe that's gonna be one we do. That'd be hilarious. You know, this is a surprising one, but me saying I'm the number one guy in the group. It was probably, yeah. You had on like, did you still have on your nose, bracer, it was the thing in your ear, wasn't it?
Starting point is 00:35:35 I had to find my car. You had stuff that go in on black eyes. And you gotta remember that was like three o'clock in the morning and we were all just utterly shit-faced. And you said, you're not the number one main in the group on the number one main in the group. Stand by this day, but I wish I didn't say that out loud. You could think it all you want,
Starting point is 00:35:52 but you're embarrassed you said it out loud. Yeah, that was probably, yeah. I mean, there's a lot. That's a lot. It's the sunglasses thing. That was another. Oh gosh, that was so cringe. You know, there was a lot.
Starting point is 00:36:04 There was, I mean, you know, telling Carmen that I don't think I'm gonna stick around with you when she went to law school. I still haven't seen that episode, but Jackson told me the story, and it's just, that's cringing, but hilarious. I just wasn't gonna stick around for that. Meanwhile, I mean, I was dating somebody else
Starting point is 00:36:19 at the same time too, Tiffany. She's so awful. She's not my friend, and she's doing very well. I should just text it her. They're doing formula one in Vegas this weekend. Anyway, yeah, I got so many, I got so many cringey cringey moments. And I just. That is funny though.
Starting point is 00:36:35 I know, but you know what? The cringey moments are what make the show. You know what I'm saying? They make the show. Oh my gosh. If we were boring, that we wouldn't be. That's the thing about reality TV is like if you're boring, people like, oh my god, you're too boring. And then if you're too crazy, people say you're too crazy. It's like you really can't be. That's the thing about, that's the thing about reality TV is like if you're boring people like, oh my god, you're too boring.
Starting point is 00:36:46 And then if you're too crazy, people say you're too crazy. So you really can't win. No, you can never win in reality. So I want to just be the crazy one. I want to have a little bit more fun. You can be as nice as convene. You're still going to get hate.
Starting point is 00:36:56 Trust me. I learned it the hard way. You cannot win in pretty much life. You can't believe God can be doing something and somebody's gonna criticize. You know what I mean? Like, it's just crazy. So why not act a little fun and act a little crazy?
Starting point is 00:37:09 Enjoy your life. Enjoy. While you have it. All right, we'll do one last question. This is from Ainsley Clark. I wanna leave it on a Christmas feeling since we are getting in the Christmas mode. Favorite Christmas song, Jacks.
Starting point is 00:37:26 Favorite Christmas song, Jacks. Favorite Christmas song. I like, oh gosh. I know what you're gonna say. Anything from home alone. That's what I was, I knew you were gonna say that. Anything from home alone, especially when Kevin starts fixing the house and getting ready, done, done, done, done, done. You love that orchestra, yeah.
Starting point is 00:37:39 And I love the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I love Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Is it that who does it? Yeah, there you are. Yeah, Chris said, yeah. Yeah, Chris loves it too. We did have Home Alone playing already. It's been on playing in our house. And Grinch, the Grinch.
Starting point is 00:37:53 Those are our two favorite. And the Santa Claus with Sam Allen. Yep. Yeah, so anything by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, anything from the Home Alone soundtrack, and of course, of course, anything from Roy Care. Yes, Mariah Care, I was about to say her. I love her. Chris was song of Chris Brown. I love the pin and tonics.
Starting point is 00:38:09 The Acapella group. You know, every Christmas do not do a dog play their Christmas songs like crazy. You do. I mean, they are amazing. Yeah, I can't think of just one song. I like it. I think Run Run Rudolph is a good one. I mean, there's so many good ones. Yeah, there is. I mean, now our son has entered the chat. And for some reason, now he's going through this phase where he just doesn't really want to wear clothes. Take some off.
Starting point is 00:38:30 24 cents. 24 cents. Just not having any other parents dealing with this. Oh, yeah, I've heard that so many toddlers go through this phase, especially boys where they just don't want to wear clothes. And I'm like, we got to wear clothes, dude, we're starting school. And he literally just started this like a week and a half ago. He just is not want to wear clothes. Yeah.
Starting point is 00:38:47 He's like fighting us to put a don't put them on sometimes. And he's never done that before. It's just a phase. Say it's just a phase we're going through. But he is doing great. A lot of people asked us about that. Crews is doing amazing. He's learning so much. He's doing really, really well. He's going to swim. I can't get over his swim teacher even says he's probably going to be a swimmer. Yes. I mean, he's so good. He even doing really, really well. He's really. He's doing it. He's doing it. He's doing it.
Starting point is 00:39:06 He's doing it. He's doing it. He's doing it. He's doing it. He's doing it. He's doing it. He's doing it. He's doing it.
Starting point is 00:39:14 He's doing it. He's doing it. He's doing it. He's doing it. He's doing it. He's doing it. He's doing it. He's doing it.
Starting point is 00:39:22 He's doing it. He's doing it. He's doing it. He's doing it. He's a week right now. And it's a lot of fun. We're getting it for a little bit. Yeah, yeah. He's excited. He likes to run around. That's his favorite thing. So where are you headed right now?
Starting point is 00:39:30 Oh, yes, everyone. I am getting ready to start some glam because I'm going to the L'Oreal event tonight. And I'm getting ready to go to Skyzone. Jackson's going to take the baby to Skyzone and I'm going to get glamammed up by the awesome Bradley leak and on the east. Well have a good time at that tonight. Thank you. We'll be at sky zone and then we're gonna come home and watch and watch Christmas movies and eat snacks. So I guess we should end it there so we can get to sky zone before the school gets out and I can get to decorating and getting my glam on. It was so great talking to you guys all
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