Karen Stephens: Never a dull day, it’s like, what the heck is going on?
Matthijs Welle: I prefer like Beyoncé…
Karen Stephens: Right, yeah.
Matthijs Welle: …or something, that’s like someone I really look up to.
Karen Stephens: There you go.
Karen Stephens: So I’m actually waiting to the fall when things mellow out a little bit, and then I’m going to Hawaii. And yeah, I will make that bleisure for sure, because…
Peter Ricci: I wouldn’t say heavy hitter, but I had key-lime pie last night, so it’s there.
Karen Stephens: Nice.
Fabricio Titiro: I dunno if this is a, it’s an actual expression, but it’s a very common called, “paralyzed by analysis”. I think this is like paralysis by crisis. Right?
Karen Stephens: Oh, that’s a new one.
Johnathan Capps: Budget’s, uh, you know, scaring me a little bit, but, uh, yeah, we’re gonna, we’ll be prepared to talk about it.
Rob Mangiarelli: Of course, I have no idea who Ed Sheeran is, and he had to tell me, and I was like, “Oh, that’s who he is.” He’s sweating away on the treadmill and we’re, we’re walking the hotel.
Paul Hitselberger: Well, I, I got here, as I said, I started out as a line cook in Atlantic City.
Karen Stephens: On up the chain.
Paul Hitselberger: Uh, uh, you know, and, and, and then became a COO. No, uh, I had a lot of stops in between.
Matthijs Welle: And then we walked into the Waldorf, Amsterdam, which is crazy. Ridiculously expensive. I cut lots of people outta my guest list to make that work.
Fabricio Titiro: Actually, they were showcasing. There were a lot of robots.
Karen Stephens: I was in the lobby, and I saw Joe Montana, and my reaction was just to go, “Oh boy, there’s Joe Montana.” And like take a really horrible picture from the side.
Johnathan Capps: Hey! At least it’s documented.
Paul Hitselberger: So take my job. You know, if a guy who was a line cook can become the COO, anybody can!
Karen Stephens: COO.
Rob Mangiarelli: It’s the first day. I was tired because I’d never worked overnight before. So it was just a long night. And that started my, long history of, coffee drinking, was working night audit at the Holiday Inn.
Karen Stephens: And also, congratulations. Congratulations on your marriage this year. That’s great.
Matthijs Welle: For anyone who wonders what changes? Nothing changes. It’s just another day. I guess like that question comes out, “Oh my God, what’s changed? I’m like, nothing. It’s just another day. I worked just as hard as I did before.”
Karen Stephens: Yeah, huge bill for a great party, and on we go.
Fabricio Titiro: At all costs avoid being late to the party.
Karen Stephens: Don’t late to the party. Figure out where you are. You can be a fast follower. That’s fine. You can be in the wave. Right on.
Fabricio Titiro: Even come with the big wave, but never be late to the party.
Karen Stephens: Don’t be late to the party.
Paul Hitselberger: Absolutely.
Karen Stephens: Upgrade on the beach
Paul Hitselberger: I told her she married the right guy.
Karen Stephens: That’s right, That’s fantastic. It’s like, “Is bleisure gonna be the new segment?”, and Jonathan’s vote is hopefully not.