Hang Out and Play

Lord, don't I know I come with many a suitcase

May 07, 2021 Hang Out and Play Episode 9
Hang Out and Play
Lord, don't I know I come with many a suitcase
Show Notes Transcript

Hi friends - we're back! Hang out and play Choices That Matter: And The Sun Went Out. We try out a style of game we've never played before and catch each other up on our lives after a week long break. Then, we dive into the tragedy that is online dating. We share our past experiences and Sam fills us all in on her current dating app conundrum. 

This weeks game:
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/choices-that-matter-and-the-sun-went-out-switch/

"Uncover conspiracies. Discover ancient religions. Travel the globe.
And The Sun Went Out

What if the sun inexplicably vanished only to return hours later? Investigate with your AI companion, Moti. Uncover conspiracies. Discover ancient religions. Travel the globe.

Find out who is murdering scientists and what this has to do with the random disappearances of the sun. This is your journey, and only your choices can expose the truth.

Approximately 600,000 words and 2,400 choices in total!

See how many other players visited the same place as you, each time you conclude a story arc.

CHOICES THAT MATTER is a collection of epic text adventure games similar to the classic Choose Your Path Adventure books. Our interactive stories are some of the most complex in the this category. No one player can discover the entire story in a single play through!"

Karly
Hey there welcome to our podcast where we try to figure out life together one video game at a time. I'm Karly 

Sam 
And I'm Sam grab a snack, grab your controller, and let's hang out and play.
[Music]

Karly
Hey buddy. 

Sam 
Hey dude.

Karly
Long time no speak.

Sam 
I know it's been a while. This was the first time we've facetimed today or facetimed in like all week.

Karly
It's been a week for both of us.

Sam 
Dude this is true so much has happened.

Karly
yeah so much. I got my second vaccine which like hooray science and then... so I really brought it on myself because when I got it I was like wow that hurt less than the first shot great and for like 18 hours maybe even a full 24 hours I was like ‘I'm not having any side effects. I got a placebo. This is fine, nothing's happening to me. My body is just sleeping through the whole event’ and then around four or five then I got the fever and then I was sick for days.

Sam 
Yeah. 

Karly
Yeah. 

Sam 
It's so wild to me though that your second shot hurt less than your first one because I didn't even feel my first shot and the second one hurt like a mother to me.

Karly
Yeah well like I felt the first one it wasn't like unbearable or anything but I definitely felt it but it almost felt like the person doing it kind of like hesitated like I felt the initial stick and like you know how it almost like burns when they're like actually injecting it?

Sam 
No.

Karly
Okay I mean it doesn't really burn I don't know how to describe it but like I could like feel when she was like actually injecting and like it almost I don't know I felt like she'd like move the needle a little bit I don't know and like it only lasted a second it wasn't bad at all like truly not bad at all but the second one was so much faster and definitely hurt less but yeah.

Sam 
Well that's good.

Karly
Yeah.

Sam 
Bad that you got sick but.

Karly
Yeah my mom had much more severe symptoms but mine lasted much longer.

Sam 
Right. 

Karly
Like yesterday was the first day I had without a headache.

Sam 
Yeah well I'm glad you're starting to feel better.

Karly
Yeah of course now I'm just feeling sick for other reasons but you know It be what it be.

Sam 
It is what it do.

Karly
Honestly what about you? Give us a life update.

Sam 
Well I didn't rage quit my job today so that. 

Karly
Good job.

Sam 
Or yesterday or all week I was up for a promotion. I didn't get it again and I'm not going to dive too much into it.

Karly
Fair.

Sam 
Yeah it sucked this week sucked that's really just the way.

Karly
Yeah.
 
Sam 
I got my car towed today. I don't know if we've talked about it on previous episodes but I've currently been without a car for months and. 

Karly
For like almost a year I feel like it's been a long time.

Sam 
Since november.

Karly
Oh I felt like it was longer.

Sam 
Yeah nope since november. So I did adult things today, got my anti-anxiety medicine refilled so yeah we love to see that.

Karly
Yeah. 

Sam 
Yeah that's about it so my week kind of sucked. I've been playing video games my day off today. 

Karly
Love that.

Sam 
Love that for me.

Karly
I do have a couple - they're real quick and insignificant updates that I've been waiting to share because it's been a while since we recorded. We took last week off.

Sam 
Yes.

Karly
Just because we just needed a break to recover.

Sam 
It's okay to take breaks every once in a while.

Karly
Yes, so first is my family tried hellofresh because you can get like everybody has like a hello fresh code. So we ordered like the first box got like the best deal because they like stagger your like discounts or whatever so each box is like not as good of a discount. so we got the best discount and then canceled we had our first dinner.

Sam 
Okay.

Karly
Well we've actually had all three but the first one was so good.

Sam
Was it? What was it?

Karly
It was so good and like first let me just say my family we're all pretty picky eaters especially me and my mom. And there's three of us, none of us like the same kind of food. So the fact that like we all loved it and like wanted again is saying something but listen to how delicious this sounds.

Sam 
I'm ready.

Karly
It was chicken romesco filled raviolI and a tomato cream sauce with parmesan and a lemony panko topping.

Sam 
Ooooo.

Karly
Oh it was so good. The other thing completely unrelated is that, been on tiktok incessantly. I don't post on tiktok but every once in a while I'll like play with the filters just because they're fun. That inverted filter is a menace and ruined my life.

Sam 
I haven't used it yet,

Karly
Don't. Don't. It's harrowing.

Sam 
Really?

Karly
I learned that not only is my face uneven my whole ass head is uneven. I'm like a god forsaken jelly bean.

Sam 
[Laughing] No you’re not.

Karly
When you come over next week I'll show you, it's disgusting. I looked at myself, I stared at my hideous reflection for 10 seconds, put the phone away, and had to leave the room. I have not known peace since but anyway what are we playing today friend?

Sam 
We are playing Choices That Matter: And The Sun Went Out.

Karly
It's a mouthful.

Sam 
Yes and I also can't tell anybody what it's about because we bought it two weeks ago on a whim. we bought it on sale. This was my choice of a game. As you guys might remember two weeks ago we played Gris and that was Karly's choice that was on sale and that same night we were going through the eshop and I picked this one. What I do know about it is that it's I think it's very narrative based and you know you have choices and that'll like determine the way the story goes. So I've started playing while we've been kind of talking a little bit.

Karly
I looked it up in the e-shop so that we could.

Sam 
Okay okay yes tell us all.

Karly
It says “uncover conspiracies discover ancient religions travel the globe” and “what if the sun inexplicably vanished only to return hours later investigate with your AI companion and unravel these conspiracies” and stuff basically so yeah it's like a mystery narrative based game.

Sam 
Yeah.

Karly
And I think it's like super text based.

Sam 
Yeah it is. 

Karly
I don't I don't know like how much like graphics there are I just -

Sam 
I know and I don't know how much I love that but we'll play it through. We'll play, you know we'll go through, maybe not all on this. 

Karly
I mean it was three dollars so.

Sam 
Honestly like I'm not even mad about it.

Karly
It sort of reminds me, I mean I haven't gotten very far but just like from what I saw like in like the screenshots on the eshop and how I'm imagining it, a little bit of like d&d in that like you can't necessarily like see what you're doing but like you know like hear it out and make like decisions that change the way the story goes.

Sam 
Yeah.

Karly
So has the potential to be good.

Sam 
Yeah.

Karly
Interesting.

Sam 
You have an AI companion named moti. I'm going to call it moti. Yeah Moti. Moti? Moti? M-o-t-i?

Karly
Yeah Moti.

Sam
Also a side note because I can already feel your betrayal and you don't even know what you're going to be betrayed by Karly, but can you even believe that while I was eating dinner I turned on hulu and didn't watch the fosters?

Karly
I mean yeah but you suck.

Sam 
I put on modern family because I've never seen it like I've seen episodes of it but I've never watched it like consistently so and because they're shorter episodes so I was like okay I can watch this while I eat. I also am thinking about re-watching the handmaid's tale.

Karly
We can talk about that because it came back and I watched the new episodes and I have thoughts.

Sam 
Okay.

Karly
I won't.

Sam 
I'm just-  oh. 

Karly
I was just gonna say like I won't spoil anything but I do have thoughts. What were you gonna say?

Sam 
Yeah well I'm just gonna say I really loved it when I watched it. What's hard for me as I'm sure a lot of people can relate is that it's very hard for me to physically watch it.

Karly
Yeah 

Sam 
Not so much like the content like the ideas of it even though it is really scary because it was like parallel to like kind of what we were going through as like a society in a sense of like just like scary thoughts from other people right but like it physically made me like nauseous in some of the things. Like I remember in like the first season, it's not even a spoiler, like when that one girl like disobeys and she gets her eye ripped out or dug out. Oh god or like the one episode and like I think it was the second season where so, oh well this is a spoiler, something happens and they they get punished by putting their hand they had to put their hands on 

Karly
On like the stove.

Sam 
The stove yeah [fake gags] like those things like just made me physically just so uncomfortable just thinking about them so like even now like. 

Karly
Yeah so that's kind of ties into my thoughts is that I feel like it's a very well done show like the cinematography is gorgeous always the actresses are phenomenal but I think it around season two hit a point where it's like okay we get it these women are being tortured.

Sam 
Yeah 

Karly
Like we get it.

Sam 
Yeah.

Karly
And it sometimes hits the point where it almost feels like torture porn. I mean I've seen much gorier things but like you can only watch a show so long that like just feels horrible and sad and hopeless you know? And I feel like season three because it's on season four now right?
yeah.

Sam 
I have no idea I think so.

Karly
I think it's four. I feel like season three like okay like things start to change stuff is happening and that was good but I feel like season four and like the three episodes that dropped it already has gone backwards in my mind anyway. Like I don't know it's just I feel like they're dragging it out too long and in order to drag it out like bad stuff has to happen or else the heroes would have already won and I understand that but I just think it's so dark and while america is still in like not a great place I don't think there's that social commentary happening quite as strongly right now that really sells the show. Like with trump as president I mean my god his people basically marketed the show for everybody.

Sam 
Honestly.

Karly
And I feel like we don't need that anymore like we're struggling through a pandemic right now we don't need to watch women being tortured.

Sam
Right right.

Karly
I would like to see good things happen. I want to see the good guys win and then the show be done.

Sam
I mean absolutely yeah that's fair. I mean it can only go on for so long I mean it was based on a book.

Karly
A single book.

Sam 
Right.

Karly
I feel like the first season already like extends past what happens in the book.

Sam
I think so too, not that I read the book.


Karly
I read the book a long time ago but I don't remember but I'm pretty sure it like already the first season alone goes past the book. But I mean I'm gonna watch it. I'll give it a try. I'll see where it goes. I just think if they push it too far it's going to be like one of those shows that everybody remembers like yeah it was good at first and then it sucked but.

Sam
Yeah anyway. So that's anyway that's what made me think of even putting on hulu yeah and I was like okay. So yeah also things have happened in where I'm at in the game.

Karly
Yeah? 

Sam 
Yeah I don't. I don't want to spoil it for you if you haven't gotten there yet but I'm in the basement. I, well, did you pick to go to the Professor or did you go to the girl?

Karly
Uh I think the woman.

Sam 
Oh okay never mind I won’t say anything.

Karly
I'm heading to the professor now.

Sam 
Oh okay.

Karly 
We had actually been talking about it for like a minute before we started recording, Sam's neighbor decided to be running amok right before we started to record so we had to hold off for a minute, but we started talking about online dating.

Sam 
Yes, the good old online dating which I feel like.

Karly
The swipe swipes.

Sam 
The crap craps that's what online dating is [Laughter].

Karly
We’re so lonely.

Sam 
I hate online dating. I'm just gonna throw it out there. I hate it. I hate it so much. 

Karly
Same.

Sam 
And I feel like with social media like it only makes it worse because then it's a lot easier to see other people's terrible experiences with online dating and that also just kind of adds to my anxiety about online dating so it's like this really vicious circle that I hate you know. I've done that thing that I think a lot of people do where like at one point I had like all of them, all the free ones. I had hinge, okcupid, plenty of fish, bumble, tinder, like anyone coffee meets bagel, like literally all the free ones I've had at some point and then I deleted them when we were in quarantine. And then when I got my first shot I was like okay well like maybe I'll redown the bumble app just to kind of see because then I felt safe like to be able to talk to someone and like meet outside for like a drink or something or meet outside for like coffee once I was fully vaccinated. So I re-downloaded them and I just oh man I just forgot how soul-sucking they are.

Karly
Yeah.

Sam 
And I just think like for a lot of people you spend all this time and energy getting to know somebody and like exchanging bullshitty like comments like “Oh how was your day? What do you do for work? Where do you live? Where did like what's your family like? Where are you from?” like just all that stuff. It's just so exhausting to like learn all this about a person, to unpack like your own baggage right, and then just for them to like from, in my experience, for them just to ghost you after all that time or lead you on or whatever the case may be you know. And I'm just, I'm really jealous of those people that found what they were looking for quickly on those apps.

Karly
Or at all.

Sam 
Or at all.

Karly
Yeah yeah I feel like I've also had all the free ones and for me it's always been a really stressful and conflicting experience because, so as I've mentioned before I am disabled. I have a power wheelchair like there is no hiding being disabled. I could post a picture where you can't see the wheelchair it'll literally just be like from the neck up but like if let's say hypothetically I were to talk to somebody it's going really great and we decide to meet up they would very quickly find out. And like not that I think it's anything that I should have to have like a disclaimer on like it's something bad because I don't think it is, you know it is something that you'd be springing on them and let's be real it would probably not go well because I feel like everybody on dating app is like I want somebody I can go on adventures with I want to go hiking and travel and do all the stuff like I can't do. And also like if I'm to the point where I want to meet up with somebody, like I wouldn't do that until I already feel comfortable with somebody, so for me to like not bring up the fact that I'm disabled would just be weird for me. Anyway anyways that was a really rambly way to get to the point of that I always make sure that my picture show it and it's in my bio that I am disabled and it's a part of my life so if that's a problem with you it's an automatic deal breaker and my logic is that that will automatically weed out people in the hopes that then if I end up talking anybody they're already cool with it.

Sam 
Right. 

Karly
I could go on dating apps. This is not even an exaggeration I could go on every day for a full month swipe and never make a match.

Sam 
Yeah.

Karly
Because it is a deal breaker for a lot of people,

Sam 
Right 

Karly
And it's really as you said soul crushing and I've talked to some people, not many. I could probably count the number of conversations I've had with people on one hand in five years from dating apps because if people match with me I get the impression they're like the people who like swipe right on everybody and then weed it out when they make matches.

Sam 
Yeah yeah.

Karly
And the one time I like felt like I had somebody who was really nice and we had like a connection ghosted me after like four days and I then deleted all the apps and I haven't gotten them back since.

Sam 
Yeah yeah yeah it's - I've learned something I learned in therapy and it's kind of helped not really but it kind of sometimes puts things in perspective that like dating is such a conditional space like people could swipe left on you because - not you specifically, but like just in general.

Karly
Yeah.

Sam 
Because you know you were holding a fish in your profile picture or you had multiple people in your first profile picture and they didn't feel like trying to figure out which one was you so they swipe left, like it's such a conditional space.

Karly
Right. 

Sam 
And even more so online because and I mean I understand like that's the point of the apps like you're just, it's based on first impressions or quick glances and it just sucks. There's that one tiktok, I don't know if you've ever seen it, he always pops up on my for you page. I think his name's tyler and It’s always like him in the mirror.

Karly
Is it ghosthoney? 

Sam 
No.

Karly
Oh okay.

Sam 
No.

Karly
Love him though. 

Sam 
But I love him. I love ghosthoney, shout out to ghosthoney.

Karly
Everybody needs to go to his, sorry we’ll go back, he posted a tiktok today of him getting fancy drivers gloves, so funny.

Sam 
Oh my gosh I'll have to find it because I haven't really been on tiktok today.

Karly
Anyway tyler.

Sam 
So I think his name's tyler, I don't really know but he's usually always like like looking at a mirror and he was talking about how he he gets a lot of anxiety on dating apps because he's afraid that if he swipes left that he's afraid he's gonna swipe left on his soul mate and how does he know guys are his soul mate or not and so he's like just like he's in this vicious circle of like wanting to be on dating apps but not wanting to be on dating and all this stuff and it just oh relatable sometimes.

Karly
But yeah I feel like for me i

Sam 
Oh my gosh side note guys Rosie is sleeping on the couch and she's dreaming and her her front paw is doing the wiggles oh my god it's so cute when dogs dream. 

Karly
I love that.

Sam 
Like that just makes me so happy because then they must also like do they also think in pictures? How do they think?

Karly
I can't have this conversation. I'm so stressed about how people think.

Sam 
I don't know how I think .

Karly
That stresses me out that you don't know.

Sam 
No thoughts head empty.

Karly
I think in words I have like a very distinct inner monologue at all times that I'm awake it just never stops. It's never quiet in my brain.

Sam 
I mean it's I don't feel like it's ever quiet in my brainy either shout out to anxiety but I don't know. I I don't know how I think.

Karly
I mean do you think in like actual physical words or do you think in like abstract?

Sam 
I think abstract maybe.

Karly
I mean I feel like if you thought in words you would know. Do you think more like in feelings or like in actual like words?

Sam 
I think sometimes both though.

Karly
You can be both not everybody thinks in like only one way like a lot of people are like all of like a combination.

Sam 
Yeah.

Karly
I only think words. I can't think like I don't see anything when I close my eyes and visualize it's like a there's a term for I can't remember what it is. But anyway that was a tangent we went down.


Sam 
Yeah I mean it be like that also I must have messed up because I picked the wrong choice and it... something happened.

Karly
Damn.

Sam 
It's making me -  I searched my screen and then it hit me. Okay it just like made me redo a whole scene and I was like did I choose the wrong option like what happened?

Karly
Interesting. 

Sam 
But yeah so anyway I wanted to talk about online dating because I'm in a little bit of a conundrum.

Karly
A pickle.

Sam 
A pickle if you will. So I matched with this guy on bumble and he was like decent like I must have swiped on him like in the middle of the night like when I'm up at like 2 a.m we matched and of course like you have to make the first move on bumble so I don't know what I said it doesn't really matter. Oh in his profile, so the one good thing about this man this guy is that he did have a bio. Like I don't and that's another thing talking about conditional like if you don't have anything in your bio more than likely I will swipe left like because if you're giving me nothing to intro like to start a conversation then I -  no. So 

Karly
I need something in your bio to prove that you're not republican.

Sam 
That too. 

Karly
That's like a nightmare scenario for me like imagine getting so close with somebody and then finding out oh republican.

Sam 
Yeah.

Karly
Game over.

Sam 
I one time saw someone like someone came up on my swipes and he literally had the audacity to label himself as a non-voter and I was like wow that's embarrassing.

Karly
A lot of people do that. They do that without like a hint of shame I don't understand.

Sam 
Yeah and I'm like oh sweetie that's just as bad.

Karly
It's almost worse.

Sam 
Yeah 

Karly
But yeah okay so tell us more about this guy.

Sam 
So I matched with this guy. He talked about how he likes concerts like shows so I was like oh cool like what was your you know what's been your favorite show and so that's how we kind of started talking. Red flag number one was that he didn't smile in any of his pictures like as far as like full smile and that kind of not that you know some people are very some people don't smile  with their teeth that's fine but sometimes it weirds me out.

Karly
I don't usually smile with my teeth. I don't have that self-confidence baby.

Sam 
Well you should baby. You have such a pretty smile, I just saw it just now. don’t you have dimples like? Okay anyway Karly be tripping. So whatever so I match with them eventually we exchange numbers because constantly texting on as an app is annoying.

Karly
Really annoying.

Sam 
And a couple days later like and this was this is all in a span of like literally a week from like last saturday to now we actually talked on the phone for an hour and he kind of gave me like weird vibes like he was just like super pretentious like 


Karly
Like how so?

Sam 
So we were talking about work and I was talking about Full Sail and he like started talking shit about Full sail which is like fair like but he was like here's how I knew he was full of bullshit was that he was telling me because and he's lived here most of his life but he was telling me that he's had friends go there who come out with $200,000 in debt. Which is literal bullshit. Because there is no degree that costs that much at Full Sail.Two degrees don't even cost that much at Full Sail and like I just kind of like let it go because like I just met this man not even like it was our first phone call so like I was just like uh like ‘you know it is what it is like I work there and all the stuff’ and then he was just like yeah like ‘I live with you know two of my like childhood best friends we live in like this townhouse but I have the master bedroom and my own bath I pay a little extra but I have my own’ like he's like ‘I have a I have a master bedroom’ and I was like okay.

Karly
Congrats?

Sam 
Like cool and he was like ‘yeah like the only bad thing is that it's close to the dump’ I was like okay. So it's like little things like that like I can't even remember all the things that like little small things that you said like that they were just kind of like okay. So I was like alright fine like whatever like and I just got weird vibes and I just know now like I've lived long enough to just like trust my instincts but even still like you know we're in a a panorama so I was like well I'll talk to him again on the phone if he calls. So he did and so we talked again and I was like okay I'll give him another chance and this is when some major red flags came up so.

Karly
Yikes.

Sam 
We started talking or whatever and then-  oh I remember on the first call too he was talking about how like he never wants to get married and I was and not that like you know I'm thinking about marriage but like if you're on a dating app it's good to know what what you are and not looking for but I'm just like like I do want to get married eventually so like if you never want to get married this would never work. Anyway so that was like a couple other things.

Karly
Right.

Sam 
So on the second phone call I learned that he was engaged before and not only that not only was he engaged he and his fiancee had a baby that passed away after six weeks.

Karly
Oh yeah that's so sad.

Sam 
Yes very sad.

Karly
I mean I can't really blame him then for not wanting to get married.

Sam 
This is true and again that is everyone's own personal preference that's fine right but like I just 

Karly
Just get the impression he's got some baggage

Sam 
Not that baggage is necessarily a bad thing because lord don't I know I come with many a suitcase [laughter] but I just don't want to unpack his baggage.

Karly
Fair, that's fair.

Sam 
And so we had talked about potentially meeting up for dinner this weekend and I don't think I'm gonna go. And so all this to say is I don't know how to politely stop this because the thing is with me is normally I am not the ghoster I am the one being ghosted so I usually don't have to worry about this. And I don't like being ghosted. I hate it and I don't want to be a hypocrite. I don't want to just stop responding to him because I don't think that's very nice and I just don't know how to go about it. I've never been in this position before because I always like harder I always like more. I that's just who I am. I literally feel like Jess from new girl in that situation because she definitely said something along these lines of like she's always the one that loves more and so.

Karly
Yeah I just watched that episode.

Sam 
Who was she talking about though? I always forget. Like who's the one that liked her more?

Karly
Justin Long’s character.

Sam 
Oh yeah that's right oh yeah it's the Christmas episode yeah yeah yeah. 

Karly
Yeah but I just think there is no nice way to say ‘hey I don't like you’ but I think if you're just like ‘you know I'm sorry you know I've liked talking to you it's been nice but I don't think it's gonna work out I don't think we're gonna really be on the same page long term I'm just looking for something else but I wish you all the best’ just something like that like it doesn't need to be anything big or complicated just upfront get to the point quickly because otherwise it's just going to suck for him you know.

Sam 
Yeah for sure.

Karly
Looking for different things and you could even be like ‘you know you you had said before that you never want to get married and while I respect that for you like that's kind of a deal breaker for me because that's really what I want so I want to look for somebody who also wants that’.

Sam 
Yeah also side note and I definitely do want to get back to this conversation because I think it's important I think it's good that we're talking about it and listen. I know this game is solely about choices but there's too many choices. This is too many decisions that I need to be making in this game and it's just stressing me out.

Karly
I'm like I'm not even like thinking about it, I'm just like clicking through. I'm just I'm just zooming I'm in a trunk. I'm being carried away in a trunk.

Sam 
Okay I just got punched in the face so it.

Karly
Feels right.

Sam 
I feel like every decision is bad. I feel like every decision that I made is the wrong one.

Karly
I mean I feel like it's they're gonna all be crap right now because they need to move the story along. But yeah back to dating apps it's weird for me because I'm like the same age as all my friends obviously I'm 29 but I feel like I have the experience of like a teenager.

Sam 
Yeah.

Karly
In that I have never dated anybody at all, I've never been on a date, I've never really been flirted with, I've had no success with dating apps. So I feel like I'm just like this person. I feel like an imposter like I give people advice when it comes to like dating and dating apps. I'm like what the hell do I know? But I also just I feel like every time I re-download the apps and spend a couple weeks on them by the time I delete it I'm just like more steadfast in the belief that like I don't want to meet people on dating apps.

Sam 
Yup there it is.

Karly
I don't think there's anything wrong with it. I've known so many people who have found people and fallen in love and had great time with dating apps and that's fine but I feel like I don't typically feel like super attracted to anybody just at first glance. Like I can look at somebody like they're attractive but I'm not like oh my god they're so pretty they're so cool looking or whatever it is like I feel really drawn to them I'm gonna go buy them a drink or whatever like that's not the kind of person that I am.

Sam 
Yeah.

Karly
I would love to just like I want a rom-com where I fall in love with my best friend.

Sam 
Yeah.

Karly
That's what I want. So like part of me is like why do I even try with the dating apps like I feel like I'm not gonna feel like a spark just from looking at a picture of somebody that I don't know.

Sam 
Yep I want to fall in love in a coffee shop or or at a bookstore that doesn't end like in You. [Laughter] Or I always have these and so stupid but I fly home a lot I fly back and forth from florida to new jersey a lot and I never pick my seat it's always random and I always have this fantasy of like I'll meet someone really hot next to me and that's how we'll fall in love.

Karly
It's a good fantasy.

Sam 
Shockingly never happens, the audacity of the universe.

Karly
When I got my first office job, my first and only office job, I was like I'm gonna meet so many new friends and what if I fall in love? What if this is where I meet my person? Jokes. I sat by myself every single day and cried in my cubicle and didn't make a single friend and now I work from home so it didn't really work out. But I uh yeah also we don't even have time to get into it but another thing that I don't put in my dating apps that I know would be a deal breaker for people is I can't get married because I have ssi.

Sam 
Not necessarily like we just talked about some people don't want to get married.

Karly
This is true. I want to get married. What a bummer.

Sam 
What about okay- do you want to get married or do you want the ceremony because you can have the ceremony like you can still do right?

Karly
If you get caught?

Sam 
Well like here's what we can do right you'll have a wedding says the bridesmaid to the waiter anyway I won't get ordained and I'll still officiate, is that the word?

Karly
Yes but I thought I was gonna marry you.

Sam 
I was just gonna say unless we marry each other and then we'll have Lexi not actually get ordained but she'll lead the ceremony then it's not like it's not technically a marriage if they're not ordained so we'll just like go through the motions of the wedding without actually the married part so it's all the fun part that you probably want.

Karly
I have heard horror stories of like people like if you get like reported and people like think/if ssi like thinks you're in a relationship they will like investigate and dock you but I don't know exactly. But anyway that's a whole nother long conversation for another time.

Sam 
Yeah I mean I could do a whole I could do a whole podcast series on online dating I feel like people do. I know that there are podcasts about that.

Karly
Oh yeah oh yeah. So is he your only current person you're talking to?

Sam 
Yes but I'm gonna have some wine tonight so you know I'll be feeling a little feisty and probably so I re-downloaded tinder too because I can't be stopped but it like stopped working like every time I would click on it it would just be stuck on the loading screen so it would just be like red and then just like tinder and I was like well I should just redelete this so I did so I only I currently only have bumble on.

Karly
Everybody is too hot on bumble.

Sam 
Yeah

Karly 
Like everybody is out of my league on bumble but a real kick in the pants is that I've tried bumble bff as well I couldn't make friends either. Really just it really does nothing good for my self-esteem to be on bumble.

Sam 
I mean that's true too but I've seen some real uggos as well.

Karly
I mean same. Not many they're rare and even like usually like if I see somebody I'm like and I don't think they're attractive at all they probably still look like they have a really cool life.

Sam 
Yeah.

Karly
Wow well I'll be your backup.

Sam 
Great you're mine because Lily was gonna be mine but she's in a very successful relationship so I don't think that's gonna work out.

Karly
What a bitch.

Sam 
Honestly she's another one.

Karly
I can't believe she did that.

Sam 
She's one of those hoes that found love on tinder relatively quickly I should say.

Karly
How?

Sam 
I don't know. She wants to be a guest on our show. I told her that because she's been playing a lot of sims and so I told her she should be a guest on her thing if we'd have her and I said of course so maybe we can talk to her about how she found a successful relationship on tinder.

Karly
Ah and I love sims episode.

Sam 
I know right and we haven't played the sims yet on here so that could be when we do it.

Karly
Sounds good.

Sam 
Lily - our faithful. not only best friend - our faithful best friend but a faithful listener.

Both
Wow shout out to Lily.

Sam 
Being the real mvp.

Karly
Honestly I was afraid to meet Lily for the first time because the first time I met Sam in person she had come down on a trip with Lily so like I hung out with Lily too. Terrified, absolutely terrified. Could not have been a sweeter human being.

Sam 
Yeah I could dive into so many stories of like why Lily's amazing but I'll save that for a Lily episode yeah but it looks like we have been recording for a while do you know what you want to play next week?

Karly
Somehow.

Sam
Do you want to play = are you going to play your new game next week that you got today?

Karly
I am. I'm so excited I'm going to play pokemon snap. it's my first pokemon game that's other than pokemon go.

Sam
Oh god I love pokemon go or not pokemon go let's go pikachu is the one I really love. I do like pokemon go but not as much probably just.

Karly
 I was thinking like I can leave the house soon I'm gonna read download pokemon go.

Sam
Yeah.

Karly 
What about you? What are you gonna do?

Sam
I don’t know, maybe I'll buy a new game then.

Karly
Okay I mean it doesn't matter whatever you say you're gonna play we all know right you're not gonna play it. Well this was good I missed you. I missed recording. Time to go lay in the dark and question everything about my life.

Sam
That's fair, I'm sorry you're not feeling well. I hope you feel better soon though

Karly
Same, I hope that you break it off with bumble man successfully.

Sam
I'll keep you posted. Okay all right. 

Karly
Well anyway.

Both
Bye.

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Sam 
Hey and thanks for hanging out and playing with us. We hope you had fun. if you want to see more of us find us on social media @hangoutandplay or on our website at hangoutandplaypod.com. We'd love to hear from you so feel free to send us a game suggestion or just a hello

Karly 
And if you liked our podcast. please share with your friends and leave us a review on apple podcasts so that more people can find us. We'll see you next time.

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