Fuck Newman’s Dressing!
This Getting To Know Us episode was a lot of fun to film because we talked about so many things, and it also took a surprising turn…
It always makes me laugh, because I seriously have no clue what is in the basket.
I have said many times that Joe is the brains of this operation–100% I simply show up and talk. Joe’s commitment to all aspects is truly impressive. So, it is Joe that has taken all the questions, written them on those brightly colored cards, and placed them in the basket. So, although, he doesn’t know which ones we will answer that day, he does have a pretty good idea of what it is in there. Whereas, I am always shocked by what I find.
For example, when I pulled out the card: Does your grandmother smell? I was totally thinking, did someone actually ask this? Or is Joe messing with me?
I love how these episodes always have a mix of the zany (Do you believe in Santa Claus?) coupled with some pretty deep questions (Who should you have thanked in the past year?). Talking about all of our friends who have been there for us was a nice way for Joe and I to get to thank the people who mean a lot to us.
And just for the record, I totally would still believe in Santa Claus if I didn’t think people would think I’m totally insane.
The biggest highlight of the episode was our worst dating experiences. Honestly, the guy who wrote the song about me has always been one of my most favorite stories. For a long time (back in the Droid days) I had the voicemails saved, and so my really good friend Jess and I would listen to it over and over again, just to hear the “Fuck Newman’s Dressing!” part. It became an inside joke for years and I definitely asked the Apple folks how I could transfer the voicemails to my iPhone. Alas, I wasn’t able to! I do stand by what I said about the song. I think it’s a good one and I definitely think you should check it out.
Immediately, when we were done filming, I started talking about how, of course, I share some responsibility and there wasn’t enough time to explain it all, etc. I end up telling the whole story (which, if you can imagine, has other ridiculous moments) to Joe and his two friends (Missy and Victor–whom I adore). Well, I had no idea but the camera was still rolling, so we have some pretty extensive, hilarious footage surrounding my Ft. Lauderdale-48-hour-romance.
All in all, I thank this guy because a) I still listen to his music b) It was a time in my life where I definitely needed some romance (even if it was ill fated) c) Who else can say a man ended a voicemail at 3am saying, “Fuck Newman’s Dressing?”
The answer is no one else, and for that I am eternally grateful.
Do you have any hilarious, embarrassing, [insert any sort of adjective] dating experiences to share? We want to know!
See you next time as Joe and I answer any and all the questions that await us in the basket!