Jun 26, 2019
We are talking about everything
that happened in episode 4 of this week's episode titled Tell It To
The Judge. This episode centered around my ability to judge hush
puppies. Don't be jealous, because this is a God-given gift. It's
also about mine and David's inability to have a regular date night.
We've tried, but it can't be done.
It's only possible to have a
regular date night if you don't have kids, pets, or bills. I don't
know how people make a regular Tuesday night date night work. We're
going to be talking about this and also how to keep that dating
spark alive when you've run out of everything to do in your
- [02:19] Today's guest is David
- [03:20] Melissa loves this
episode. It made Lufkin look really good.
- [04:00] There are a lot of
people who don't enjoy living in Lufkin, Dallas, or anywhere else
for that matter.
- [05:30] There are a lot of
things to do in Lufkin. There are a lot of organizations to be a
part of. For the size of our town, the amount we give to charity is
- [07:04] Melissa talks about how
you can drive through Lufkin and you know everybody. Plus, they're
- [09:44] Lufkin can raise your
kids, treat you well, and give back to the community.
- [10:08] We have the Forest
Festival at the Expo Center. Every year they have the hush puppy
- [11:45] Melissa wrote a
Facebook Manifesto 3 or 4 years ago about how no one would choose
her to be a hush puppy festival judge.
- [12:02] She was finally asked
while they were filming the show.
- [12:58] Hush puppies are tied
to fried things. David heard that when people were frying things,
they would throw a little batter into the oil and then give it to
the dog or use it to hush the puppy.
- [14:15] Hush puppies are made
with cornmeal and other fancy ingredients for the
- [16:35] There was also some
bribery on the show.
- [17:41] I ate so many different
has puppies that the recipes all kind of run together, but I'm
going to find the winning recipe and publish it here.
- [18:21] Aunt Melba's hush puppy
recipe may be the original colonial recipe.
- [22:10] Date nights. Do we
still need them?
- [23:01] A classic Annette was
that she didn't see the text asking here to sit with the
- [23:44] David shared a date
that Melissa wasn't on.
- [26:19] A date is an evening.
It's an event. David took Melissa to the airport and flew her to
Washington for an Amy Grant concert. They had backstage passes. It
was a night she will never forget.
- [28:41] It's really nice when
your spouse or partner makes an effort and tries to create an
evening that is different.
- [28:55] Melissa and Sinbad had
a conversation when they went to see him.
- [30:20] For David, it's just
spending time together and finding a mutual love of each other's
- [31:08] Don't live in a
comparison trap for your dating life.
- [31:39] 2 a.m. patty melts at
the Waffle House have been some of David and Melissa's best
- [32:01] Some of Melissa's
favorite dates have been driving in the truck and going to Sonic
and just looking at land that they might want to buy some
- [32:39] You need to make a
commitment to have one-on-one time. Family dates are good too. The
biggest thing is the time you spend together.
- [34:27] One of the reasons I
think our show is taking off is because it's relatable. We live and
work in a small town and drive a car that desperately needs to be
- [35:07] Our show tells the
story of life really well.
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