Hang Out and Play

We're vaxxed and ready for snacks

May 14, 2021 Hang Out and Play Episode 10
Hang Out and Play
We're vaxxed and ready for snacks
Show Notes Transcript

Happy 10th episode!

This one is special because we're now both fully vaccinated and were able to record together in person! Hang out and play Super Mario 3D world with us! We're talking about pandemic life this episode, how it affected us, and what we're looking forward to now that we're vaccinated.


About Super Mario 3D World

https://supermario3dworld.nintendo.com/

"Power up, team up, one up to save the Sprixie Kingdom!

Pounce and climb through dozens of colorful courses! Multiply the fun by teaming up with or competing against friends locally* or online** to reach each stage’s goal. Work together to explore and uncover collectibles, or compete for the crown by earning the highest score, making for a friendly frenzy! Mario (and his friends) can use a variety of power-ups like the Super Bell, which grants catlike abilities like climbing and scratching. Power up to complete stages and take the crown!

Explore a seamless feline world in the new Bowser’s Fury adventure

Free-roaming Super Mario gameplay makes a return in this brand-new adventure. Bowser has become gargantuan and lost all control! Explore Lake Lapcat and its islands, complete objectives to collect Cat Shines, and team up with Bowser Jr. to bring his big, bad dad back to normal. Just watch out for Bowser’s island-wide attacks.

New and improved features pounce in

The Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury game features the same lively co-op gameplay, creative levels and power-ups as the original game, but with added improvements. In the Super Mario 3D World part of the game, characters move faster and the dash powers up more quickly. Both adventures support the newly added Snapshot Mode—pause the action to get the perfect shot, apply filters, and decorate with stamps!"

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  
Guess what? 

Sam  
What? 

Karly  
We're sitting next to each other. 

Sam  
I know I'm so excited. This is so weird.

Karly  
Same. This is our 10th episode, and we finally get to record in person.

Sam  
I know it feels so right that it's our 10th episode, and we're playing together in the same room.

Karly  
It's really wild. It's been so long. God bless vaccines.

Sam  
Honestly. We're vaccinated hoes.

Karly  
Yeah we are. We're vaxxed and we're ready for snacks. 

Sam  
Oh, yeah we are. Shout out to boo boos pasta salad.

Karly  
Yeah, my mom makes this pasta salad with just like noodles and Italian dressing and pepperonis and peppers and broccoli.

Sam  
And cheese. 

Karly  
Yeah, it's really good. And Sam is obsessed with it. So now every time she gets to see Sam, my mom always makes sure she does a grocery order and get stuff for pasta salad for Sam.

Sam  
It's so cute. So cute. And it was delicious. I'm already thinking about seconds.

Karly  
So what are we playing today?

Sam  
We are playing a two player game. We are going to play Super Mario 3d world. I'm very bad at hold- like holding the switch controllers one in each hand. So this is going to be interesting.

Karly  
You know, I used to hate holding them one in each hand. But like now I can't stand not. It's so much easier and comfortable for me. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
I've gotten really used to it. Quick question. 

Sam  
Yes. 

Karly  
So my mom and I have already beaten this. So do you want to go through and I can just pick levels for us? 

Sam  
No, I want to start from the beginning.

Karly  
Okay, we're starting fresh.

Sam  
Oh, God, not this again. How do I do it?

Karly  
Just the left and right bumper.

Sam  
There we go. Okay,

Karly  
I'm gonna be... 

Sam  
Oh I'm always peach. I don't even know why I'm trying. 

Karly  
I'm gonna be Mario. I actually really like playing as Mario.

Sam  
I love Princess Peach. I play her is everything. Mario Party Mario Kart. I'm always Princess Peach. Feels right.

Karly  
So how are you? Give us a life update. Did you break it off with Bumble man?

Sam  
So I'm so happy you asked because he I think I told you like, two days ago that he just stopped texting me and I was like, Okay, great. I don't have to worry about having this tough conversation. Then he texted me randomly. Yesterday, I think? 

Karly  
Oh, really? 

Sam  
Yeah. Just saying like, Hey, how are you? Whatever. And I like said hi or like, whatever back and the conversation kind of ended. And yeah, so there's the conversation ended.

Karly  
Okay. Well, at least it's just gonna fizzle out on its own.

Sam  
Yeah. Okay. I'm trying to just - oh don't leave me. I'm just trying to control Okay, A and B. They're all the same. Oh. I just jumped on top of Karly.

Karly  
 No no no I picked you up and yeeted you. 

Sam  
Oh.

Karly  
Hit Y. Look at me and hit Y. And then hit Y again.

Sam  
Oh my gosh, this is so fun. Okay.

Karly  
Okay. So if you jump up into trees, you can then hold up and you can like climb up the tree. 

Sam  
Okay.

Karly  
But you're against - you're gonna yeet off the world.

Sam  
Oh, I did. [Laughter]

Karly  
Sam just committed Mario suicide. So now we're cats and we can if you hit y you can hit stuff. And you can climb the walls with this cat suit. Well, I just played myself.

Sam  
Oh my gosh. Okay.

Karly  
Just hit Y don't try to jump on him. 

Sam  
I can't climb up the wall. 

Karly  
Hit B. 

Sam  
Okay. Oh, wait, can we go in these little tubes? 

Karly  
Yeah. 

Sam  
Oh. Oh, okay. Okay.

Karly  
Okay, now, here's a good place to try. Jump up. Hit B and just hold up.

Sam  
Oh, okay. Cool. I'm still a kitten. a kitten with whiskers.

Karly  
Found myself a kitty cat whisker.

Sam  
Oh, oh, eek? Oh, gosh.

Karly  
Yeah, this is the chaos of this game is that 

Sam  
Ah, oh, wait.

Karly  
if you hold your sometimes you can bubble. So it's your, your two bumpers? Yeah, you died. That's okay.

Sam  
This is really just chaotic.

Karly  
Okay now hit your up arrow right here? 

Sam  
Uh huh. 

Karly  
And then you'll get your power up that was in the reserves. You know, I, we talked about it earlier, that we were like wow we do so much better when we have like a topic in mind? Did we pick a topic before we jumped into recording?

Sam  
No, but I think we did have a topic. I was looking at the topics yesterday. And I know one of them was talking about, like pandemic life. I think how it's affected us. But this is the first time me and Karly have hung out. Really, I mean, this is the first time I've been in her apartment in about a year. And the first time we've hung out in five months, in person, at least 

Karly  
Yeah, so last year, 

Sam  
Should I take that too? 

Karly  
No, no. So if you come over here and just get up on this panel, it's gonna like show us for like, the end game is basically when you see the little person with binoculars, it's just gonna like basically show you where to go. 

Sam  
Oh, Okay. 

Karly  
So last year, we were playing it really safe, obviously, because my family is very high risk. And then my brother ended up having to - if you hold down B, you'll run really fast. Anyways, my brother ended up having to have a surgery. It was not expected. It wasn't planned. It just kind of happened. And my mom was then in the hospital with my brother, of course. So I had basically no help. So Sam and her roommate, Lexi ended up staying with me for the better part of a week just to basically be my fill in caregivers. So we saw each other then, but like, everybody still had to work. So like we were together, but like, not really, like hanging out like we would be normally. And also, it was just like a very stressful emotional time because I was obviously worried about my brother. And then we saw each other for Christmas. We socially distanced, hung out in a park and saw each other. No. Come down here.

Sam  
Okay, I'm trying.

Karly  
So yeah, we saw each other for a couple hours in a park. We stayed, you know, few feet apart, had masks on the whole time. And it was great just because we got to see each other but it's not like this. This is the first time we'd like to just like hang out like we normally would. 

Sam  
Exactly. Are we about to beat the first level? 

Karly  
Yeah! 

Sam  
Oh, Bish!

Karly  
Don't get excited it gets way harder from here. 

Sam  
I mean, I know. 

Karly  
Wait, I'm gonna throw you you need to get to the top of the pole. 

Sam  
Okay. 

Karly  
Good job.

Sam  
I did it.

Karly  
But yeah, so I mean, that's the best example there is. How has the pandemic affected us? It's just that we haven't been able to see each other the people we love for so long. So, it's it's just weird to be like sitting next to you like I you're here. It's been a couple hours. You've been here and I like still like almost don't trust it.

Sam  
I know. Same. Also. I that was the first level and I'm sweaty.

Karly  
To be fair, it's also very warm in my room.

Sam  
Yeah, but I'm not sweaty because of the heat. I'm sweating because I'm very bad at this game. Oh, Lexi's playing animal crossing.

Karly  
Shout out to Lexi. 

Sam  
ZL? 

Karly  
It's the back left bumper.

Sam  
Okay swimming in the tubies. Oh, geez. 

Karly  
If you Okay, another trick. Let me show you. If you - Well, that was stupid. Okay, if you jump and then hit the back left bumper, you'll slam down you'll do like a grand pound. So you can use that to hit these boxes or you can do it to attack guys. This is gonna get us firepower. Use Y to do it.

Sam  
Cool. Cool. Cool. Whoa. 

Karly  
Sorry. I just yeeted you. 

Sam  
You did. It's okay. But I I got the monster.

Karly  
So do you think there's been anything good from pandemic life?

Sam  
I mean, it saved me a lot of money. 

Karly  
Really? 

Sam  
Yeah. Like I have more money in my savings account then. And I don't mean this like brag, but like it. I've I have more money in my bank account than I've ever had. Oh, did I die? 

Karly  
No, you got sucked into the cube.

Sam  
Yeah, I have more money in my savings account than I've had ever in my life. 

Karly  
Just because you haven't been able to go anywhere?

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
I feel like I it's hard to tell if I've saved money. Just because I'm ordering out food. 

Sam  
Oh, yeah, same. 

Karly  
But I'm like, I'm not going to Disney or anything. So.

Sam  
Yeah, and that's the thing. 

Karly  
I'm also like, not shopping. I was I was like, I don't go to Target like impulsively shop anymore.

Sam  
Can I get this thing? What is that? Oh.

Karly  
You're taking us to a secret place. 

Sam  
Sorry. 

Karly  
No, you're fine. We're gonna get a star this way, you have to kill these guys in like seven seconds. Yay, we did it. 

Sam  
Yay. Yeah, I am not like going out to restaurants like we're not drinking on the weekends like obscene amount, you know like spending $50 on drinks and stuff. You know what I mean? So like.

Karly  
Yeah. 

Sam  
Where are you?

Karly  
I'm dead. Oh, I'll be there in a second, I have to float in from my bubble.

Sam  
Okay. What's happening? I'm so intrigued. Okay. Oh, wow. Okay, cool. Yeah, so like, I'm not going out all the time, which is to help save money too. So that's been good. I think that's really the only. I also really like working from home now. I didn't always but I do like working from home.

Karly  
Yeah, I remember when we first started lockdown you hated not being in the office.

Sam  
I did. But now I just really love being able to just like nap on my breaks. I do that a lot. I'm

Karly  
You just killed me. 

Sam  
Oh, I'm so sorry.

Karly  
That's okay. 

Sam  
Oh, no. 

Karly  
Threw a shell right at me. 

Sam  
I'm so sorry. Okay. 

Karly  
I'm gonna yeet you onto the pole. 

Sam  
Okay. Yay, I did it. Okay. All right. I'm getting the hang of it a little bit. What are we talking about?

Karly  
Working from home. 

Sam  
Oh, yeah. And I hated it. And now I just love being able to nap on my lunch breaks.

Karly  
Yeah. I think I - one thing that I like from the pandemic. That's a weird way to phrase it. But one thing that I haven't hated is I actually really like masks. I like I was telling Sam the other day that I know a lot of people find them very uncomfortable. But I actually find them to be quite comforting. One of the one of the reasons is, I'm always cold, also. Side note, we'll go back to that in a second. We're in our first toad house. I'm gonna let you do the honors. 

Sam  
Okay, what is this? Pick a box its contents will help you on the way. 

Karly  
So you can only pick one, one will have one powerup one will have four. 

Sam  
I want this one.

Karly  
Oh, good pick. So would you rather be a cat or have firepower - well you picked. 

Sam  
Yeah. I'd rather do this one.

Karly  
So yeah, I really like masks. I like that I'm warmer with them because I'm always cold. Which is funny since like, we live in Florida, but I have really bad circulation. So like literally even in the summertime, I am always cold. And I just love that like going forward, I'm gonna keep wearing them if it can keep me from getting a cold. Or just like the flu. Absolutely. I personally don't understand the like, hatred of masks. I don't find them bad at all. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
Also, it's like a new accessory. 

Sam  
It is.

Karly  
I don't mind that. I don't hate that.

Sam  
Anything for a good accessory.

Karly  
Another thing though, it's. It's both a pro and a con. I have learned a lot about people and I feel like I have a much better understanding of like, who I can trust and who I can't. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
I mean, unfortunately, I feel like I've lost a lot of trust and a lot of people. But like, I kind of like that I know that going forward. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
You know, like, there are so many people who are just so blatantly irresponsible and selfish. And if I now know that I don't need to waste my time with them. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
Then I'm going to call it a win and just move on. You know? 

Sam  
Absolutely. Is there when you cuz you're not Oh, are you? You're fully vaccinated like you can go like your two weeks from your other vaccine has happened?

Karly  
Yes. 

Sam  
Okay. 

Karly  
We're both two weeks out from our second vaccine. 

Sam  
Okay. 

Karly  
Sam's more so but today is my two weeks. from my second.

Sam  
Okay, is there like what's the what's one thing or one place you're looking forward to going to?

Karly  
We can pause here because we have a dog interruption standby. 

Sam  
Baby love wants to come join.

Karly  
It's okay.

Sam  
Baby love has joined Oh, I'm sorry, Peri. I'm sorry.

Karly  
It's okay.

Sam  
It's okay. Look, I'm free with no worries. If I if I get murdered, it was Peri. 

Karly  
To be fair, Peri has not seen people that are not me and my mom or my brother in over a year.

Sam  
This is true and I don't blame her. I feel very bad that my presence and my dog is stressing her out.

Karly  
It's really not you she was fine until Rosie came in. She's just afraid of Rosie. She's not used to other animals.

Sam  
Yeah, what's one place that you are most looking forward to going to outside of your apartment? Since you haven't been outside of your apartment in a very long time?

Karly  
Yeah. I mean, it's kind of sad, but target. 

Sam  
Girl. 

Karly  
I'm really excited to just go shopping. I want to get some new clothes because honestly, like I have a lot of clothes. I do. But I have a lot of clothes, like from high school. And like, I'm 29 I need some new clothes. So I'm excited to go to Target. I'm really excited to be on Michaels. 

Sam  
Oh, yes. 

Karly  
I my mom and I are big into crafting. And when I went to get my first vaccine, we're sitting there, our faces completely covered in masks. And this guy was like, did you use to shop at Michaels? Like all the time? Why do I have you? 

Sam  
I don't know. 

Karly  
And we were like, Yes, that was us. We were always at Michaels. So I'm very excited to go, I have decided I want to try working with clay I want to make like clay charms. So that's kind of been my reward to get me through waiting to be fully vaccinated so that I can go get some clay and try a new hobby. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
And I think the other place that I'm really excited to go is this park in downtown Orlando called Lake eola. It's just really pretty. There's a path that leads around this big lake. And every week they do farmers markets, which I feel like can be fairly safe because I can spread out and it's outside. 

Sam  
Yeah.

Karly  
Love a good farmers market. What about you? What were you excited about once you got vaccinated? 

Sam  
Honestly, being able to go out to restaurants like and sit outside with friends and like have a drink.

Karly  
Yeah. 

Sam  
Like, I've just, I've missed that.

Karly  
Yeah, I didn't usually go out to eat very often to begin with, like, even pre pandemic, like I went sometimes, but we really didn't go a lot just because a lot of places aren't super accessible. 

Sam  
Right.

Karly  
And also, like, I don't drink so I never like went out drinking or anything. But

Sam  
I'm going to yeet myself off this bridge. I can feel it.

Karly  
No, you did good. We're doing so good friend. We're on a roll.

Sam  
I'm very stressed.

Karly  
So - oh  I keep picking you up and yeeting you. I'm so sorry.

Sam  
It's okay.

Karly  
It's a very small screen we're working on because we're sharing a switch. And we're playing handheld basically. So it's a very little screen.

Sam  
Oh, did I die? 

Karly  
No you're just in a bubble. 

Sam  
Oh. 

Karly  
So I know, like everybody had a hard time with like isolation and missing their loved ones. But is there something else that you feel like you've learned about yourself in pandemic that's been really hard to deal with?

Sam  
I'm not good at self teaching myself something like I came into quarantine I feel like other people did to of like, I'm going to teach myself a new skill. Um, and I'm just really bad at that. Like, I have a ukulele that I've been trying to teach myself. For, like years. I've had it for like two years. I can't do anything with it. I tried teaching myself but I don't have like, I need structure. I need like homework assignments. I need someone telling me Hey, you didn't do this. Why not? Here's a penalty. Like I'm very much like, I need I need structure. And so kind of bummed that I I mean, I'm not like upset with myself, but like, I wish I could have learned a new like quarantine skill, but I am getting better at coloring. So I do like that about myself.

Karly  
This is true. And to be fair, we did start a podcast and that is a special skill in itself. 

Sam  
Yes, this is true.

Karly  
And you were in school for a while

Sam  
I was I think what I learned about myself is that I don't know.

Karly  
That's okay. 

Sam  
Nothing, I'm a blob. 

Karly  
I didn't mean to necessarily get any like revelation about yourself but maybe like, like new fears unlocked or something that like something you didn't realize was gonna bother you as much as it did.

Sam  
No.

Karly  
Okay.

Sam  
What about you?

Karly  
I think going back to like what I said like being a pro and con like I think I've just learned that. I think in the past I maybe like trusted people a little too easily. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
I think so. I do have a tendency. I'm a very anxious person. I'm also hashtag depressed. So sometimes like I sound very pessimistic. But when I'm saying like really pessimistic things is because my head like m,y thoughts are generally very optimistic almost to like a point of being naive. So sometimes like I'll say like the negative thing out loud, to kind of like counteract and like, keep, like my hopes in check. So like, I think I've always been the kind of person who would assume the best of somebody and you would think, oh, pandemic, you have to keep each other safe. I just assumed people would do what they have to do. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
Now, when the pandemic started, everybody thought it was gonna be two weeks. I never thought it was gonna be over in two weeks, because I was just, I did not ever buy that. 

Sam  
Yeah. Same.

Karly  
But I, I didn't think we would be where we are now that we're a year and a half in. And we have an overflow of vaccines because people are unwilling to take them. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
Or like, people protesting for concept of a mask. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
I just never realized that was where we were gonna end up and I probably should have because America, but. 

Sam  
Do you remember when people were boycotting or protesting gyms being closed? homie? First of all, you can work out anywhere. 

Karly  
Anywhere.

Sam  
You can. Second of all, what? Like get your priorities in check. Like.

Karly  
Yeah.

Sam  
Also, this is completely random. But I was just thinking, wouldn't it be fun if I tried on some of your clothes? All I'm seeing in Karly's closet is just like tons of floral prints and cute designs, and I just want to try all of her clothes on.

Karly  
Well, maybe we'll have a fashion show after this. 

Sam  
Yeah, I want to do that. 

Karly  
But yeah, I think my new fear unlocked is just people in general.

Sam  
That's fair. People are terrifying. Don't perceive me.

Karly  
Right. Okay, we are on Plessie's Plunging Falls. Plessie is like this. He kind of looks like like a Nessie like a Loch Ness Monster. 

Sam  
He does. He's so cute. 

Karly  
So you jump and then so we have to steer him together.

Sam  
Okay. Everyone is working together. Okay, are you ready? Then let's get going. It sounds so optimistic and just.

Karly  
I love Plessie, the Plessie levels are my favorite. 

Sam  
I'm not doing anything. How do I do? 

Karly  
Just steer and then jump the same way you do.

Sam  
Okay, and we're supposed to be doing at the same time. Oh my God, he's so cute.

Karly  
So cute.

Sam  
Also, we're in like this like ocean and now I just really want to be in a pool. 

Karly  
Same. Big same.

Sam  
Let's not go in the hole. Well, Oh, no. Oh, oh, no. Oh. 

Karly  
How did we not die there?

Sam  
Oh my gosh, that was our guardian angel was looking out for us. Whoa. Oh, fun. Oh, Bish.

Karly  
We did pretty good. We only missed one star.

Sam  
I love that. That was so fun.

Karly  
Oh, look at him wave goodbye. 

Sam  
Oh, I love him. Can I get a plushie of him?

Karly  
Right? 

Sam  
I love a good plushie. We also thought about playing either this or - oh geez. What? 

Karly  
Where did you go? 

Sam  
I was under the deck. They were coins. We were playing. We were thinking about you playing this or over? overcooked?

Karly  
Yeah, overcooked.

Sam  
I was it Overwatch. That's not the right game. 

Karly  
No, it's not. 

Sam  
Both are super chaotic. I feel like.

Karly  
Yes. We'll definitely have to play overcooked sometime. Because I think it'd be hysterical.

Sam  
It's so funny because I was listening to our last week's episode. And we always at the end, for those that are familiar with our podcast, ask each other what we're gonna play next week, and I forget what your answer was.

Karly  
I was gonna play Pokemon Snap. 

Sam  
Oh, yeah. 

Karly  
Of course. We're not playing that. We never. It's just gonna be like our meme for the show at this point. Like, we never play where we say we're gonna play 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
Okay, so these they change color when you stand on 

Sam  
Okay. 

Karly  
and we need to get them all to be yellow. 

Sam  
Okay. No! Fun. Why are you gonna yeet me? Oh, okay. Yay.

Karly  
Good job, buddy. Whatever those bees. Okay, let's I know on one of these there's a secret thing so don't go in. There it is. Okay, now you can go on the box. 

Sam  
Okay. Trying.

Karly  
So what do you think is your favorite memory or memories that you've been able to make in lockdown? Because it hasn't been all terrible.

Sam  
No I think one of my favorites has been honestly our, our hangs like not only just like me and you but

Karly  
our friend group. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
On zoom. 

Sam  
Yes. Where we've gotten to play a lot of Animal Crossing we've gotten to  play a lot of among us. We've gotten to be a lot closer with friends of ours that have always been friends. But 

Karly  
Oh, I didn't mean to do that. I just sucked us into a box.

Sam  
How did you? How are you doing that so fast?

Karly  
I just hit Y.

Sam  
You know, we've we've had friends that we've been friends with for years, but you know, we just didn't talk as much and

Karly  
just because life

Sam  
Yeah, yeah, because of life. And, but quarantine has allowed us to reconnect. And I really like that. 

Karly  
Yeah. And like I was telling Sam the other day, it's really great, because so it's me, Sam, Sam's roommate Lexi. And then there's some of their friends because Sam and Lexi  work at the same place. So some of their work friends and then some friends of Lexi has had since like childhood and college and stuff. And Sam just walked off the edge of the world.

Sam  
It would not let me not walk off the edge of the world.

Karly  
Yeah, well, that's the joy of joy con drift. But yeah, so some of Lexi's like, oldest friends. And so it's just really cool that like now our completely separate friend groups have sort of morphed into one big friend group, and we all get along so well. And it's just been really nice.

Sam  
I think that's been one of my favorite absolute things.

Karly  
Yeah. I think one of my favorites has obviously been this podcast. 

Sam  
Yeah, that's true.

Karly  
I know. It's fairly recent. But I don't know it's just really fun. And I love that, like we're, you know, makes us carve out time every week to hang out and talk and play games. But it's also like a creative outlet for both of us. And I don't know, I just really love that like, now we have this to like, listen back to like years later. This is gonna be like really special that we can always go back and listen to this. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
Okay, so we're now into a special toad level. 

Sam  
Okay. 

Karly  
So I think it's going to explain it. But the goal of this is just to get all of the stars. We're both going to be a toad. We can't jump. 

Sam  
Okay. 

Karly  
So the right joystick will turn the world. 

Sam  
Okay. 

Karly  
And then you walk with the other one. So you just have to solve the puzzle just by like turning and climb your way through. 

Sam  
Okay. 

Karly  
So if you want, you can take over the reins and be in charge of steering or turning the camera. 

Sam  
Okay. 

Karly  
Okay, I'm red you're blue. 

Sam  
Okay. Oh, star. Whoo. I did it. Okay. 

Karly  
Oh, I almost missed it, but I got it. So you can't kill any of the enemies. We just have to like avoid them. 

Sam  
Okay. Okay, hold on. Let's, boop boop boop. Okay, so on that one? 

Karly  
Yep. 

Sam  
Where does that lead us? Oh, okay. 

Karly  
Okay, but can you turn it? 

Sam  
Sorry, sorry. 

Karly  
No, you're good. Okay, you can try it again.

Sam  
Just getting ahead of myself there. Oh. 

Karly  
Oh, frickity frick frick. 

Sam  
You're little. 

Karly  
Yeah, cuz I got hit. Okay. So there we go off the screen. 

Sam  
Yep. Hold on. Just wanna boop, boop, boop.

Karly  
We did it. 

Sam  
We did it. 

Karly  
Nice! 

Sam  
Nice. I don't think I breathed the entire time we were doing that.

Karly  
Yeah, it was a little stressful. 

Sam  
Oh, I'm really bad at this game.

Karly  
No, we're doing good. 

Sam  
Are we? 

Karly  
Yeah, we've already gone through several levels. Let's see. How many have we done? We've already done like six levels. No seven because there was a special boss level. We're already to the first castle. That means we already almost beat the first world.

Sam  
Okay, okay. 

Karly  
We're doing good. But that means big moment. We're about to do our first castle. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
Oh, this is a little hidden world. I think you can get power ups in here. 

Sam  
Fun. 

Karly  
We can get something anyway. Okay, which one do you wanna pick? It was a little one before so

Sam  
Should I try the big one this time? 

Karly  
Yeah. Nice.

Sam  
I don't want to breathe fire. I like being a kitty cat. Meow.

Karly  
Meow.

Sam  
Ooh, Bish.

Karly  
Ohhh bish. 

Sam  
Here we go again. 

Karly  
Okay, I have another good pandemic question. 

Sam  
Okay, hit me with it. 

Karly  
What has been your favorite impulsive pandemic purchase? 

Sam  
There have been so many. My Apple Watch. 

Karly  
Really? 

Sam  
Yeah, that or my pastels. Honestly.

Karly  
Mine's my switch lite.

Sam  
Oh yeah. Forgot I got that during the pandemic. 

Karly  
Yeah, we got that fairly early in the pandemic. I. So if if you tried to get - Okay, so when I hit this, there's gonna be things that pop up and you have to get them in like 10 seconds or whatever and if we get on we get a star. 

Sam  
Okay. 

Karly  
But yeah, so at the very beginning like it was so hard to get a switch. And I originally really wanted like the full switch. But the only thing you could get was a switch lite. I love my switch lite. 

Sam  
Same 

Karly  
It's - mine has messed up now, repeatedly. 

Sam  
Dang, I knew that was gonna happen. I knew it. 

Karly  
But you didn't die. It bubbled you. 

Sam  
Oh, Oh. 

Karly  
So you're good. But yeah, that's, I think my favorite. Because we've logged so many hours in it. It wasn't just like, get this so you can play video games it was like, something we did together like it was. It's been like our friend group activities, like games together. So.

Sam  
I was like, What are you trying to do?

Karly  
Yeah, it's just been. I don't know. I don't know what we would have done. Come up on that thing. And I'm gonna set it up. Be I don't know what we would have done if we weren't like always on zoom together playing video game. 

Sam  
Yeah.

Karly  
Like, we say it all the time. But it really has gotten us through the year. 

Sam  
Yeah, it really has. Oh, God. 

Karly  
Right off the back of the world. Oh, but that worked out. I don't know how Mario really took pity on you.

Sam  
It's just it's hard for me. Oh, geez. Oh, geez. It's hard for me to tell where the frick. 

Karly  
It really screws with your depth perception. 

Sam  
Yeah, that's 

Karly  
If you hit up on your left arrow yu'll get your powerup back.

Sam  
That's a good question. Yeah, I think Apple Watch and my switch for sure.

Karly  
Yeah. Oastels are fun too, though. 

Sam  
Yes. 

Karly  
I think my favorite small purchase. I really haven't been too bad with spending. Did I just hit you with a bomb? 

Sam  
I think you did. 

Karly  
I'm so sorry. 

Sam  
It's okay. Wha-

Karly  
Well, we're both dead.

Sam  
Too bad. Womp womp.

Karly  
Ah, we didn't even hit a checkpoint. 

Sam  
Oh, gosh. 

Karly  
I get anxious about money. So I haven't let myself buy like a ton of stuff. But I've bought many games. That's probably what most of my like impulsive spending has been. It's just buying more video games. 

Sam  
There. Oh, ha, ha, ha. 

Karly  
Is there anything that you really want to do? But still, like don't feel safe yet to do?

Sam  
Um, not really. I feel pretty safe. Like with the vaccine.

Karly  
We can't do that because we know the catsuit. Time bonuses. 

Sam  
Yay. Yeah. I mean, I feel pretty safe. I think the one thing that I'm gonna have to do what I think next month is go home. Flying isn't the, like, my, on my top of my list that I would like to do.

Karly  
Yeah. 

Sam  
But I think you know, wearing a mask during the flight, like, you know, I think is fine.

Karly  
Yeah. 

Sam  
You know. 

Karly  
There's still quite. Oh, I died.

Sam  
Well, how do I end this? Oh, do I have to kick? 

Karly  
Yeah, I think we need to hit the balls and hit those gray bricks. There you go. 

Sam  
I did it. 

Karly  
Good job. Come get this mushroom.

Sam  
Oh, do I have to? I'm afraid I'm gonna die. 

Karly  
There you go. Yeah, I think there's so quite a bit I don't feel super comfortable with but that is because my family is really high risk. 

Sam  
Right. 

Karly  
And it's not because I don't believe in the science of vaccines, because I do. But like no vaccine is 100% effective. And so like, I think it's just us trying to like, act like an abundance of caution. 

Sam  
Sure. 

Karly  
And also, I'm very nervous about variants, because I don't know if we still do but for a while. Also real quick. He's gonna shoot out things. We have to hit him with the bomb, but you have to actually hit him and not the car. 

Sam  
Okay. 

Karly  
But yeah, for a while Florida was leading the country on variants, which is not great. And so I'm just always like, hyper afraid of like, a vaccine resistant variant. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
Which as of right now, there aren't any, but I'm just very anxious.

Sam  
But that makes sense. Like, like you said, because your family is high, super high risk like

Karly  
Yeah, I really miss Disney and like would love to go back to Disney. I personally don't feel comfortable going to Disney because there's so many people and you you're holding me. And you just killed us both.

Sam  
Oh, I'm sorry. Oh my god, I didn't even realize I was holding you.

Karly  
Sam truly picked me up and walked us into 

Sam  
And we're in the very beginning and no, I'm done. I'm not doing this. I'm not playing this level and nope, not doing it. 

Karly  
That's okay.

Sam  
I can't believe we had to start all over. Nope. No, ma'am. 

Karly  
That's all right. This was fun, though. 

Sam  
It was fun. 

Karly  
But yeah, we are approaching the end of our pod. We've got a few minutes left. I would say what are we gonna play next time? But

Sam  
What are we going to play next time? Karly tell the people what we're not going to play this week.

Karly  
I mean, it's really anyone's guess at this point.

Sam  
I would say maybe God of War, cuz I'm hoping I'll be done Final Fantasy by that time. 

Karly  
Maybe. I would say maybe Pokemon Snap. Just because it is my newest game. And I've really been enjoying it. But it honestly depends on whether or not we record in person again. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
Because this was really fun recording in person. And now you can come over every week. So if we record in person, I really want to play overcooked because I think it'll be so funny.

Sam  
I think so too.

Karly  
But if we record separately, that I think Pokemon Snap probably although honestly, I could jump to an episode where you play God of War and point your laptop at the TV and I just watch you play. 

Sam  
No, that you have to play to you

Karly  
No, because to be fair, that is a very samly activity when it comes to video games is to watch each other play. We both love to watch each other play video games. Like as much as we love to play ourselves.

Sam  
This is true, but you have to play a game. That's the point of the podcast.

Karly  
I'll be playing I'll be your supportive sidekick helping you solve puzzles.

Sam  
No.

Karly  
Wow. All right. Well, anyway, I love you.

Sam  
I love you. This is so fun. I'm so happy we got to do this in person. 

Karly  
Same and now we get to go hang out.

Sam  
I know and do another activity.

Karly  
Yeah. All right. We'll see you guys next week. 

Sam
Yes, bye. 

Karly  
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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