Episode 2

Mid-Century and Nellie the Dog

Published on: 30th January, 2022

MId-Century and Nellie the Dog

Hey Official Seenagers, Your ring-leaders, Charlie Ponger, and Debbie Nigro, at it again! . We also talk about being a mid-century person, accidentally texting the wrong person and Charlie's mistaken text to Debbie. Oh, how bout the new term bomb snow-cast?

Thanks so much for writing to us. www.theofficialseenagers.com We hope you will continue to sign up. Or you can email charlie@theofficialseenagers.com

Big shout-out to Toni Chiappetta in Napa, CA. Toni owns a bakery named Sweetie Pies Bakery https://sweetiepies.com/gallery/

Toni's dog, Nellie, now an official seenagers, also listens to The Official Seenagers! How great is that! We have dogs listening to the show too! LOL.Nellie, named after Toni's Aunt Nellie. Tonie wrote in and here's what Toni had to say:

"I named my dog Nellie after my Aunt Nellie. When I was much younger, Aunt Nellie lived with my family and never left. My funniest memory about my Aunt Nellie is that she wore a Madonna bra! Made her boobs look like torpedoes!"

Now that is a great visual, Toni, Thanks for the laugh!

Here is the link to this blog! nellie-is-an-official-seenager-by-charlie-ponger

Transcript

Mid Century and Nellie the Dog

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SUMMARY KEYWORDS

coming, car, blurt, russians, coffee, mid century, couch, dog, agers, melts, charlie, snowstorm, snow, thought, unbelievable, shoes, podcast, text, eleanor, cursed

SPEAKERS

Debbie Charlie, Charlie Ponger

Charlie Ponger:

Hey everyone, welcome to the scene agers the official teenagers, teenagers. How the heck are you? Here's Debbie.

Debbie Charlie:

That's a ridiculous introduction. Would you like me standing with a megaphone? Hi guys, I'm Debbie and I grow Charlie ponger Yes, Seenagers, the official Seenagers podcast for all you. You know, this is like somebody used the phrase mid lifers I kind of like that

Charlie Ponger:

mid lifers mid life or mid century.

Debbie Charlie:

We're in the middle of it. So, you know, my used to be the middle now we don't even know where we are. Well, we're

Charlie Ponger:

like, you know, mid century my, my youngest daughter said she has she bought some new furniture for her house. And she said, You know, it's mid century I go, what's mid century? Because you know, from the 50s I'm like, oh my god, I'm mid century.

Debbie Charlie:

Yeah, I am. I am totally furnished in my house in early and early on. Yeah. Aunt Mary and Eleanor. To Linda, do you have plastic on everything? Eleanor's couch? Yeah, that is the worst couch anybody has ever said on the planet. Because it's so pretty. I refuse to do anything about oh, no kidding. Longest, thinnest white couch you ever saw with a white couch? And it goes like, forever. So you walk in, you're like, Oh, wow. So you sit down and you slide completely off the couch? Floor. But it's so I tell people look, you got to arrange yourself. Yeah. This is a great couch. Just have to arrange yourself. Right. And yeah, well, anyway, every night. All right. So why what are we talking about? Okay, well,

Charlie Ponger:

the first thing I want to talk about is the Venus Mars thing, because it's really working out for us. Really, because you end up at the top of my driveway. Can I get a text? And you can't get out of the car because we have snow and I don't really shovel because

Debbie Charlie:

there's another snowstorm coming and why bother? Well,

Charlie Ponger:

on top of that, if you don't if you you had mentioned to me you asked me if we'll throw salt down? Well, you the only way salt works at sun hits it. And then it melts. If you throw salt down and there's no sun hits it, nothing's gonna melt and it turned or melts, and it turns back to ice you ever

Debbie Charlie:

thought of clearing it? Because you're the only guy on the whole block? You look like you can't expand this

Charlie Ponger:

warehouse. You can't clear it. That's part of the problem. Okay, so

Debbie Charlie:

let me just tell you about today's weather forecast and why I'm here. Yeah. And if you read my blog about sensible shoes, you'll know that it's really important to have the right shoes to visit, Charlie.

Charlie Ponger:

It's a great blog.

Debbie Charlie:

It's a great blog, thanks so much. But the truth is I have those sensible shoes, but they really are a little clunky to get on. So I have this level of mid level shoes

Charlie Ponger:

to see and out of the way I had to walk you down if I had to go up there

Debbie Charlie:

because I know you know, at this certain stage of life, you need to let people know you're coming. Right? If you're coming in a place where they can't see you coming right and anything could possibly go wrong between you leaving your vehicle and entering there where they because it's a long one, but nobody remembers that someone was coming. You know, I do like 15 minutes later. 20 minutes hour later, I could be in a ditch and be like, well, I can't play that.

Charlie Ponger:

We get down here, right? We get down here and you look at me and you go I forgot my coffee. That was so early. Yes. So girly. So who do you think went up to go get the coffee for you? It was like an instant thing. I'm like I had one shoe tie. The other untied I had to go back up and get your coffee. You gave me your clicker to why you lock in the car here. There's nobody around and

Debbie Charlie:

listen. I'm all for women's empowerment. Yes, unless acting girly.

Charlie Ponger:

I know that's a double standard. Yeah,

Debbie Charlie:

they love it. We've been playing this card forever. Yeah, no totally want equal everything we want to be taken. Seriously respected. We're crashing do glass ceilings everywhere but if we're uncomfortable, and we do something funny yeah,

03:51

you can't do your mind. Yeah,

Debbie Charlie:

I you mind walking so anyway, thanks Charles. Do

Charlie Ponger:

you think that's fair?

Debbie Charlie:

Can we move on because this is ridiculous? Yeah. All right. So we will so not fair ways going alright,

Charlie Ponger:

so not fair about the so i i sent you a text before this is great. It was still the wrong person.

Debbie Charlie:

How many times have you sent the text to the wrong person? Unbelievable. You don't know because you don't have your glasses on then you like oh, oh, so the Ooh, I'm trying to figure out because there's a snowstorm coming another one on top of Charlie's existing snow problem is another like what do you call the snow slow down slow down? No. It's called like a bomb or something? Yeah,

Charlie Ponger:

they, it's they they make it your match. They make it dramatic.

Debbie Charlie:

So if you're at a certain point in life, and you get a bomb snow forecasts you already like panicking on canceling, whatever it is because you can't be involved with this. But I promised you I'd be here today. I checked with the Weather Underground weather overground weather around the corner. People like the weather around the grounders. And I'm like, okay, got a window to Charlie's and get out of here before the snow bomb right was coming. So I text you cuz I'm like, Okay, let's go. Let's go. You're there. I'm calling you. Nobody's answering And you text back. The Russians are coming. absolutely absurd. Wait, wait, you said it's time to hunker down or something?

Charlie Ponger:

No, I said if the if the Russians invade Ukraine, it's going to create havoc on on the stock market. And you were like, What? Are you talking about

Debbie Charlie:

my car? I'm revving the engine. I'm going alright, what is he saying? I can't come the Russians are coming hunkering down canceling today we're happy with plans. Don't worry.

Charlie Ponger:

Sir, are the Russians at your house now?

Debbie Charlie:

What are we doing here? Alright, so So I'm coming. So now I'm on the road. And you know, at this age, you can't there's a reason why they retire quarterbacks, you cannot glance at your phone for not even a millisecond. Because your recovery time is not there. That's exactly right. Not there. And so one ditch away from not showing up. I was like, No, I'm not looking at the phone anymore. I don't care if the Russians are there or going we'll have nice, we'll have Russian tea. So I stop and get a cup of coffee. Yeah, because you have nothing here to offer me.

06:05

I do have coffee and you don't have a microwave and you know, no microwave here.

Debbie Charlie:

It'll be natural, whatever. So I know for us Yeah, it's like this whole, just to call my mother calls storm a lot. It's a lot. It's gonna take it out. It's gotta get over that step over the mouse. Okay,

06:23

so you're ready to do it. You guys. I know what that is. Right? So

Debbie Charlie:

I go into I know in town right near you. There's a lovely coffee place, right? And I parked my car and you know when three girls are people getting right before you and you're like, you just missed now.

Charlie Ponger:

Yeah, now you're stressing out.

Debbie Charlie:

Now I'm like, Okay, I'm just trying to get done. And the three of them are there for 15 minutes. That row has a card who has who has who thought they had a gift card? Can you check this one? Check that one. What happens at a certain point in time in your patience department, at this stage of life, is you start off really nice in your head. And then you start to crack like your head's gonna blow up looks like you're gonna explode and like you're gonna blurt, blurt. You have to keep yourself from blurting inappropriate like, F WTF like, what do you do? So I didn't blurt that back in the car. And I'm back here. And I was thinking, Oh, go ahead. Proud I was I don't blurt Oh, you

Charlie Ponger:

don't you're not a border.

Debbie Charlie:

No. And I don't have a mean bone in my body. Bob, you're our friend is a border. Bob are our engineer buddy at my show. Yeah, he's a bleeder. He is a blogger. Some people are just they don't know what they don't have. The mechanism? Yeah, that's why I cannot believe I cursed on the last podcast, but it was awesome. It was it was just an experiment to see if I could curse in a microphone and laugh about it because I have never cursed in all my years on the radio decade's worth of being a professional. I have never said a bad word or crossed the line. Except when

Charlie Ponger:

you walk through the door before the mics are on it's like,

07:50

salty dog. Oh, a scrawny Joe's

Debbie Charlie:

did in fact, post the podcast? I didn't ask you not to.

Charlie Ponger:

Oh, no, it's perfect. Believe me when I try this. It's too late. We're getting. We're getting unbelievable response. Alright, so yeah, people are laughing, crying. And then one person Tony chipeta, who owns a unbelievable sweet shop in Napa, California called sweetie pies. I'm sorry, a bakery, called sweetie pies, sent a text and said, I'm laughing. I'm crying. I can't stand it. And then she sends a photo of her old senior dog and says I forget the name of the dog. But she's like she's listening right now and send a picture of it.

Debbie Charlie:

Do dogs know if they're like old? Like if they're the same age of dog? Like they're standing in the mirror next to a young dog? Do they know that? They're the older dog? I doubt it. Dogs are very intuitive. Right? They can tell if a baby is being vulnerable. They know a senior person is is having is not well, yeah, they don't know they're not well,

Charlie Ponger:

well, let's just like yeah, you know, I mean, quite frankly, you kind of know when you're getting older, just like I relate myself to being a 57 Chevy. Yeah, but

Debbie Charlie:

you're a 57 Chevy. I'm

Charlie Ponger:

a 57 Chevy. So at one time, I was like a muscle car. Right? Yeah. And then as I got older, my part started wearing out and so now I'm nice and shiny, but I can't really go I can't do the quarter mile anymore. I can't do sprints on the football field.

Debbie Charlie:

Well, that's really great. You know what I drive just so I keep it moving and everybody thinks I'm still young. What a convertible. And I go really, really fast. Yeah, instead of getting Botox or surgery. And quite frankly, as long as they don't stop at a stoplight. People are like wow, she's in your bar. Yeah, it's

Charlie Ponger:

senior Barbie. Alright, so this is the end of our episode. I just want to thank everyone for coming. All you seen agers Yeah,

Debbie Charlie:

if we if you're listening and you get it and you'd like to humor we'd love to know who you are happy to give you a shout out your business a shout out your dog a shout out whatever mile because We are truly all about making you smile you know enjoying the dark world we live in and we're having a little fun oh it's time's up we gotta roll

Charlie Ponger:

right WWW dot the official teenagers.com.com Alright see you later bye

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