Note: Some language has been edited out of the transcript that has not been edited out of the audio. "How do you feel about stores opening on Thanksgiving and having early Black Friday sales?" I don't like to shop on Thanksgiving. I think I've talked about it before, but my mother used to work in retail before she became a teacher. She got her degree, you know, she worked full-time and went to school full-time, got her degree when I was 10 or 11. And, so those very formative years, she would spend working on holidays, and it was just devastating, just devastating for me as a kid. And I don't - it's, it's really sh**** that places do that to their employees. Families or no families, you know, people should have the day off. You know, I understand that places like hospitals have to be open Thanksgiving. But, like, my husband's work is open on Thanksgiving. They sell pot. They don't need to be open on Thanksgiving. So it's just discouraging, for sure. I do not and have never gone shopping, especially for like, you know, the Black - early Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving day. I have shopped Black Friday before. That's fun. It's crazy, but it can be fun.
"Are there any words that you find tricky to spell?" 'Vacuum' is also a difficult one for me. I just read it, and now if you ask me to spell it, I know there's not two M's, but I don't know. Is there just the one C? Va- it seems like 'vac-cyum'. Or - it's 'vac-uum'. Is there two U's? I'm not gonna look but I don't know. 'Maintenance' was a difficult one for me for a while, and I don't know why and I - to this day, like with 'Wednesday', 'Wed-nes-day', I have to think 'main-ten-ance' when I'm writing it out. And 'guarantee' is still a difficult one for me. I know now how to spell it, but I think I always wanted to spell it G U A instead of G A U. Spelling words in general is not really overly difficult for me because I was such a bookworm as a kid, so pronouncing words was harder for me because I would see words like 'antithesis'. And never hear those in casual conversation, so when I would try to use it, I would say 'anti-thesis'. 'Epitome' was another one, I think I did pronounce it 'epi-tome' or 'epi-toe-may'. 'Intrigue' was a difficult one when I was younger. There was a car called an Intrigue, wasn't there? And I think I called it an 'Intri-zhyou'. It just seemed like how you - it sounded like a fancy word, you know, and yeah. 'Voila', I remember hearing before seeing so I did think it was W A L A. And I remember seeing it for the first time, "That's 'voila'? Is it supposed to be 'vwala'? Is it - Why's there a V there?" Although that is - I think it's a loan word, but you know, we can't judge words by the strange letters in them because that's English.
So, what did you eat for Thanksgiving since you won't eat turkey? Like, a bowl of mashed potatoes the size of my head. You literally just ate mashed potatoes? Carrots and cornbread. So you had cornbread, carrots, and mashed potatoes. Yeah. Anything else? Nope. Doesn't sound healthy, does it? Is there anything unconventional that your family has at Thanksgiving, or was it a pretty traditional menu? I think it was pretty traditional, except for like the turkey on steroids we had. It wasn't a turkey on steroids. It kind of was. Did you see that thing? It was a 22 pound turkey. Yeah! Turkey on steroids! It's a turkey the size of your puppy. Dad even made that joke. Yes, it's a turkey the size of your puppy. Yeah! Okay, do you remember that kid I was talking to? The one overseas? Yeah. Yeah? I sent him a picture of the thing and he was like, "Oh my gosh, they were right, everything is bigger in America!" Where is this person from that you've been talking to? He moved to Switzerland recently, so Switzerland. Where was he before? Afghanistan. Okay. Yeah, he moved to go live with family. He lives - he - does he have family in Afghanistan that he had to leave? I don't think so. I think everybody kind of moved with him. Okay. How does he like Switzerland? He said he likes it. It's pretty cold I bet. He was freaking out. They got their first - not first snow, but - oh yeah, first snow a few weeks ago. Well, maybe not a few weeks ago, but you know what I'm saying? Like. Yeah. I don't know, maybe a week or two ago, and he was freaking out, like he's seen snow before, but he was also like "Oh my gosh, there's so much!"