Catch Russ Johns on the #PirateBroadcast™ - russjohns

Catch Russ Johns on the #PirateBroadcast™

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[00:00:00] Introduction: Welcome to the #PirateBroadcast™, where we interview #interestingpeople doing #interestingthings. Where you can expand your connections, your community, #kindnessiscool and #smilesarefree. Let’s get this party started.

[00:00:10] Russ Johns: 499! 499. Happy day, everyone. #PirateBroadcast. It's crazy. I got to turn this air conditioning on.

[00:00:19] Tracie Strunsee: Russ is having a day already.

[00:00:21] Russ Johns: I'm having a day today. That's like Tracie. Welcome to the #PirateBroadcast. I just I'm excited. I'm anticipating 500 episodes. Can you believe it?

[00:00:33] Tracie Strunsee: Hard to believe, but yes, I can believe it. We're here every day, we're here every Monday through Friday, so I can believe it. But it's crazy.

[00:00:43] Russ Johns: Just make it stop. Just make it stop.

[00:00:46] Tracie Strunsee: We're good now. 500. We're good.

[00:00:50] Russ Johns: We got this down. I still don't have it down, fat fingering the intro. The other day, did you see where I forgot to turn it off?

[00:00:57] Tracie Strunsee: I know you forgot to turn it off because I had to go in and tell you that you were still live.

[00:01:00] Russ Johns: I did an entire show the other day on WinJect that I didn't start the show. I'm just rambling on, I've got a good thing going, I'm on a roll. I'm just talking about whatever I was talking about at the time. I looked up and I'm going, oh, why isn't Facebook connecting?

[00:01:20] Tracie Strunsee: I did a live stream the other day where my boom here, my microphone, I had it pushed to the side and I forgot to pull it in front of me. I did turn it on, but I forgot to pull it in front of me. So it was sitting on the side of the room, but everybody said that they actually could hear me, but there was an echo. I did 10 minutes of the video without having my microphone in front of me. It happens, the beauty of live streaming.

[00:01:43] Russ Johns: Oh, 500 amazing Howard, how are you doing? I'm just really, I'm just really excited about it. And also somewhat. I'm just taking it all in Tracie.

[00:01:59] Tracie Strunsee: Reflecting?

[00:02:00] Russ Johns: Reflecting. That's a good way of explaining it because it's taken a lot of effort, time and energy, and we were really doing a lot of work together over the last year. Your anniversary was what last week ?

[00:02:14] Tracie Strunsee: A couple of weeks, the 24th. I believe it was.

[00:02:19] Russ Johns: Yeah, the 24th, I just know that how many episodes and how many adventures we had. We've had really good luck out of 500 episodes of the people that didn't show up.

[00:02:32] Tracie Strunsee: There aren't that many. We've only had... have, we had any complete no shows? We've had a couple, I think, complete no shows, but maybe one or two, the rest we've had cancellations at the last minute that haven't been on, but they've at least let us know that they were canceling. But I think we did have a couple no shows where they just didn't show up and we didn't hear from them, but maybe once, twice.

[00:02:53] Russ Johns: To your credit, we get a lot of people, I have a lot of people that end the show and say, yeah, it was great experience. All the notifications, Tracie did a great job keeping me on top of it, reminding me making sure that everything's good. Everything's great. And that's the whole purpose of the #PirateSyndicate is to be able to provide this service, this experience and this commitment to other people that want to do shows. And it's just an amazing job that you do and you've added a lot of value to the show.

[00:03:25] Tracie Strunsee: Thank you. It's funny because the other day I know somebody said, oh, she reminded me a lot or I got plenty of reminders. And then that makes me feel like maybe it's too much.

[00:03:34] Russ Johns: No, it's not too much. It's not too much. I missed a show the other day I was supposed to be on an episode and. The only notification I got was a meeting invite when I initially got it like two months ago and because it was at 6:00 AM on a Friday, I missed it.

[00:03:57] Tracie Strunsee: Who commits to something that early in the morning?

[00:03:59] Russ Johns: Crazy people like me.

[00:04:01] Tracie Strunsee: I would never do that. 9:00 is tough for me.

[00:04:05] Russ Johns: I was on the other one the other day at five.

[00:04:08] Tracie Strunsee: That's insane. Was it somebody overseas, I assume? I hope.

[00:04:12] Russ Johns: East coast at 8:00 AM.

[00:04:14] Tracie Strunsee: Okay. Then I understand. Who wants to go live at 5 am?

[00:04:19] Russ Johns: It's insane. Good morning, Russ and Tracie, so close to 500. Amazing. Thank you so much, Elize. Good morning, Russ. It's good to see you and Tracie laughing and having fun. We have a blast.

[00:04:33] Tracie Strunsee: We do have fun.

[00:04:34] Russ Johns: We do have fun. Angie, love you. Thank you so much. Good morning.

[00:04:40] Tracie Strunsee: Love you, Angie!

[00:04:41] Russ Johns: Thank you for being here, showing up. I think the strategy is we're going to take some time off after 500. Wendy said, it's about time Russ. And quit scheduling those damn holidays, because you know what? 500 is on Monday.

[00:04:57] Tracie Strunsee: It's on the holiday. Of course, it's on the holiday. I feel bad that I said that last time, I wasn't saying in a bad way. I was just saying in a joking way that of course, the last days on a holiday, can't get those holidays off, Russ, no matter how hard I try.

[00:05:09] Russ Johns: When I first started this, I think I was doing seven days a week, even on weekends. Yeah.

[00:05:15] Tracie Strunsee: It's hard. It's hard. It is hard being there every Monday through Friday and I don't want to sound like I'm complaining because I love this job and I love you and you're amazing. You make it sound like I'm always yelling at you and I am never yelling. I have never yelled.

[00:05:29] Russ Johns: She has never yelled.

[00:05:30] Tracie Strunsee: I have never yelled.

[00:05:33] Russ Johns: However, you have provided me excellent guidance and feedback.

[00:05:36] Tracie Strunsee: I hope so.

[00:05:37] Russ Johns: Yes, you have. You have helped me a lot. And I appreciate all of the time. Wendy says, hello, pirate brothers and sisters. Do we have any other genders on the pirate ship? No, we do not.

[00:05:52] Tracie Strunsee: We might. You don't know.

[00:05:54] Russ Johns: There's no confusion here. No apologies. Almost half. I almost had a baby on Labor Day. Okay, every day a baby is born is Labor Day for someone.

[00:06:06] Tracie Strunsee: It's absolutely labor day. I've had two very long labors, so I can definitely relate to that.

[00:06:13] Russ Johns: Both my boys were 10 days overdue and they had to be induced and they were almost both of them were almost 10 pound babies.

[00:06:24] Tracie Strunsee: That's just horrifying. Both of mine were early. One was early on her own. She was impatient wanting to get life going and she has not stopped. 23 years later, she is still the same way. She is impatient. She's go, go, go all the time. And my other one had to be induced two weeks early because I was diabetic. I had gestational diabetes and they kept telling me she was huge. They kept saying this baby's huge and so we're going to induce you two weeks early. And then the whole night, I was in labor for 27 hours and every time they checked me, they're like, have they told you how huge is babies? And I'm like, shut up, you're killing me right now. Just cut it out. I don't want to have this birth. She ended up being seven pounds. I don't know what they were talking about, but it was a very long labor, but both of mine were early. So I didn't have to deal with being overdue. That would've probably been really obnoxious cause I had summer babies. I didn't want to be pregnant any longer than I needed to be.

[00:07:15] Russ Johns: I can't imagine.

[00:07:17] Tracie Strunsee: Wendy's right. Pass a pineapple through your nose, Russ. There you go.

[00:07:21] Russ Johns: No, thank you. I'll pass.

[00:07:25] Tracie Strunsee: Ashely says... that's my daughter's name is Ashley. Angie says, that's funny cause she's so tiny now. And she really is. She's a tiny little thing. I don't know how she's my child. I don't know how we share DNA, cause I am not a tiny person and I have this teeny tiny little daughter.

[00:07:38] Russ Johns: Yeah. It's so amazing. I was having a great time, great conversation with my son the other day because he's now thinking he wants to do a website and run a business online and he's been in traditional work, he's doing well and he calls me up and he goes, can you teach me how to build a website? I said, sure, love to teach you how to do a website, build a website, then maybe you can actually do all the maintenance on all my websites. If I teach you, you can do all the maintenance on my website. So we were talking about what's going to take place next, Tracie.

[00:08:15] Tracie Strunsee: Yes. And what's going to take place next, Russ.

[00:08:20] Russ Johns: Here's my thought, here's my thought process. And I've already screwed it up. I've already screwed up because I changed my booking. I changed my booking for two weeks off after the sixth and just going to decompress and just walk away, digital detox somewhat. And then we're going to come back on Tuesday. I'm going to take Mondays and Fridays off. I'm going to do Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday at five and Friday at, and then I'm going to take Friday off.

[00:09:01] Tracie Strunsee: You're already confusing.

[00:09:03] Russ Johns: Huh?

[00:09:05] Tracie Strunsee: Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Wednesday afternoon, early evening.

[00:09:09] Russ Johns: Yeah.

[00:09:10] Tracie Strunsee: There you go.

[00:09:12] Russ Johns: Thank you.

[00:09:12] Tracie Strunsee: Spit it out.

[00:09:14] Russ Johns: Yeah, I can't.

[00:09:16] Tracie Strunsee: You do have Wednesdays on the calendar. I was a little confused by that. I'm not going to lie. Because I didn't think we were going to do....

[00:09:25] Russ Johns: It was supposed to be a panel discussion.

[00:09:26] Tracie Strunsee: Yeah. That's what I was thinking we were going to try to do at least, but I guess we can put individuals there at the same time. I just wanted the evening one to be different than the morning one.

[00:09:34] Russ Johns: Yeah, me too. And then I think I'm going to accelerate my Amazon lives. However, that's not going to be, that's not going to be a post. That's going to be a process. That's not going to be transcription.

[00:09:45] Tracie Strunsee: You should put Angie and I on Amazon live. We'll sell stuff for you.

[00:09:48] Russ Johns: Yeah. We could have a party. We should do that.

[00:09:52] Tracie Strunsee: We're so much more entertaining. Sorry, but we are.

[00:09:54] Russ Johns: Yes, you are.

[00:09:55] Tracie Strunsee: We bring up the entertainment level.

[00:09:57] Russ Johns: Yes.

[00:09:58] Tracie Strunsee: Even though we haven't done our own podcast in three months.

[00:10:01] Russ Johns: Yeah, what's that all about?

[00:10:02] Tracie Strunsee: We keep talking about it. During the break, I'm for sure going to do my other podcast. Because now it's like work. When I started the podcast and came up the idea for it, we were just starting doing this. And now that I do this every day, it's a lot harder to want to do that. It's a lot harder to want to live stream and want to podcast and want to edit and do all those other things when I do it every day.

[00:10:26] Russ Johns: It is.

[00:10:26] Tracie Strunsee: I admit it. I still love our concept. I love our shows and we've actually had I think about 20, 30 likes on our page, even though we haven't done anything in three months. So there are people that are still finding it and enjoying it, even though we only have 4 episodes. We don't have 500, we have 4. We can't even get to five, let alone 500. So that is just a testament to how amazing 500 episodes is, cause we can't even get to five.

[00:10:55] Russ Johns: A lot of people don't realize what it takes to get it all done, do they?

[00:10:59] Tracie Strunsee: And it's not like Angie and I don't talk all the time, we can just turn on the camera and do the show.

[00:11:05] Russ Johns: Turn the camera on and have a conversation.

[00:11:06] Tracie Strunsee: We were video chatting yesterday. We had another friend with us. If she wasn't with us, we could have just turned the camera on and hit record.

[00:11:12] Russ Johns: Do it. I dare you. Wendy, says not enough coffee.

[00:11:19] Tracie Strunsee: I'm not a coffee drinker. That's why I'm drinking real healthy Diet Pepsi in the morning. I need caffeine, but I'm not a coffee drinker. That's a bummer.

[00:11:26] Russ Johns: Yeah. Angie says, you'll definitely have to float while you're off.

[00:11:29] Tracie Strunsee: And I need to float, Angie needs to take me to float because you guys keep talking about this and I have never floated.

[00:11:35] Russ Johns: You've never floated?

[00:11:36] Tracie Strunsee: No, I didn't even know it was a thing until you guys started talking about it.

[00:11:40] Russ Johns: The first time I heard about floating was in Idaho. When I was a musician, near a city of Idaho, had this thing, isolation tank, and I think it was part of a science experiment for some kids or something like that. And that's the first time I had heard about it and I didn't get to go because we were leaving town, but they were talking about it and I was like, oh, that sounds so cool, I want to do that. I didn't get to go until, I don't know, two years ago, when was it, Angie? I don't remember.

[00:12:14] Tracie Strunsee: I don't know. Angie and I were together and we were driving someplace and then you guys were on the phone and she said, you need to go float. And I was like, what is that? I had no idea what that was. When you got off the phone, I'm like, explain, please. I've never heard of floating. But now I want to try it.

[00:12:29] Russ Johns: Mel didn't like it. My sister didn't really care for it. Rob says, wow, 500 episodes coming up. That is so incredible. Russ Johns. I couldn't have done it without Tracie.

[00:12:43] Tracie Strunsee: You could have because you did it for a hundred and some episodes before I got here. So you could have, it would have driven you crazy though. It would have been hard to do it by yourself for that many episodes. You wouldn't have had the time.

[00:12:57] Russ Johns: The wildest episode was in the car after I broke my hip.

[00:13:01] Tracie Strunsee: And I missed that one. That was before I came on board.

[00:13:03] Russ Johns: Yeah, that was before you came on board. It seems like you've been here the whole time though,

[00:13:08] Tracie Strunsee: I know because you've talked about those things so much that I feel like I was there. I feel like I was a part of it then, but I was not. I was supposed to start before that. We had talked before that about me starting, but then your dad died and that delayed everything for awhile. So that was right before that. It was about three weeks before that, I think, before your dad died is when we first talked about it.

[00:13:31] Russ Johns: Yeah. It's been over a year now.

[00:13:33] Tracie Strunsee: Crazy. My dog just keeps barking. Sorry. She's a barker. She's annoying. She wants attention. She's growling in the other room.

[00:13:44] Russ Johns: What is she growling about?

[00:13:46] Tracie Strunsee: She wants my daughter to wake up. That's what she does. She's in my daughter's bed growling at her because she wants her to wake up. We're going to the movies later. Sorry, go ahead.

[00:13:56] Russ Johns: That's so funny. Tracie and I are the same person pretty much. That's probably why. Yeah. Angie started telling me about, you need to meet Tracie. Tracie would be great.

[00:14:09] Tracie Strunsee: I first met Angie at her house when she had a party for a packer game, a football game, I hope everybody knows who the Packers are. But she had a party at her house and we knew each other from mutual friends. We'd talked, but we had never met each other in person. And I swear it was about five minutes after I walked in, I knew she was going to be my best friend for life. We just are so much alike. We think so similarly about things and we have the best time together. She's an amazing person. If you don't know Angie, you should. I feel bad for you that you don't know her.

[00:14:38] Russ Johns: You're underprivileged. It's a privilege. Hiett says, y'all have a great holiday. Yes, Hiett. Are you going to join us on Monday? We've got a Monday show.

[00:14:51] Tracie Strunsee: What are you doing on Monday?

[00:14:53] Russ Johns: I'm just going to highlight everybody that's been on. Do something.

[00:14:56] Tracie Strunsee: Even I don't know what you're doing on Monday.

[00:14:58] Russ Johns: I don't know what I'm doing. It's a Friday.

[00:15:01] Tracie Strunsee: I didn't know we didn't have a guest for today until two days ago, I was like, oh, we don't have anybody scheduled.

[00:15:05] Russ Johns: I started to say is because I rescheduled September and I inadvertently blocked out today from the schedule.

[00:15:15] Tracie Strunsee: Oh, that's why. Ok.

[00:15:16] Russ Johns: Yeah. Cause I changed all Friday schedules and this was Friday. So it was like, okay. Oh, dang it. I think I could highlight Tracie and thank Tracie for all her hard work and effort and cause you help me so much.

[00:15:30] Tracie Strunsee: At first I thought we miscounted because when I looked at speaker and it said 497 episodes and I knew we only had one guest and then the 500 show and I was like that only puts us to 499. Did we miscount? And then I realized that we didn't have anybody scheduled for today and it was going to be a solo show. So I started panicking.

[00:15:47] Russ Johns: We've been talking about it for weeks.

[00:15:49] Tracie Strunsee: I knew that I counted it and I knew that you counted it. But I can believe that we could both miscount. I could see that happening. But it is correct. Now that I added in this show, we will be at 500 on Monday. We didn't mess it up.

[00:16:02] Russ Johns: So I want to ask the pirate crew here, do you have any any recommendations for Monday show? Do you want to see anything? You want to hear anything? You want to hear deeper stories? You want to hear a longer story? I think my goal, Tracie, was I just wanted to go through some of the episodes and reflect back on the journey and how it started and what started it.

[00:16:25] Tracie Strunsee: I think that would be good. I think it would be good to hear how you came up with the idea, what made you decide to do it, how long it took you to decide to actually push that button and go live, all of those things. I think that would be interesting to hear cause I don't even know if I've heard the origin story of the #PirateBroadcast.

[00:16:44] Russ Johns: Not from the very beginning. Yeah. I remember when LinkedIn live first started, I used to post videos and they came out upside down.

[00:16:54] Tracie Strunsee: There has to be a camera thing, right?

[00:16:55] Russ Johns: No, it was LinkedIn. It was broken. It was broken.

[00:16:58] Tracie Strunsee: That would be funny.

[00:16:59] Russ Johns: I was on LinkedIn before, so yeah, I'll talk about that. I'll talk about the origin story and how it arrived and how it evolved and all the wonderful people that I met along the way.

[00:17:11] Tracie Strunsee: When I started, it very much was a process of, I actually didn't want to do videos at all to people asking me to do them and me being like, hell no, I'm never going to be on camera. You're never going to get me to do that. That's not going to happen. To a year later, finally deciding to go live on Facebook in a private group because I didn't want to be public, to a year later to finally going onto YouTube. And now I don't do it regularly. Only when something happens. I have a very specific niche audience and I only go live when something newsworthy happens. I just was live a couple of weeks ago and about a month before that, and then it was a long stretch. Maybe it was six months, eight months before that. So just depending on what is going on with my thing that I cover. I cover legal stuff.

[00:18:00] Russ Johns: Legal stuff. You know that crime and punishment is the number one category for podcasting?

[00:18:08] Tracie Strunsee: I believe it. True crime is a big thing. That's what mine is. Mine is the legal issues surrounding wrongful convictions. That is what my podcast is about, or my livestream. I don't do a podcast. I just have a YouTube channel. So when there's specific news in a wrongful conviction case, then I will cover the legal issues. There's currently the case we follow, the Steven Avery case, has a petition for review with the Wisconsin state Supreme court. So I go on and I talk about all the legalities involved with that, how that works and what was said in the brief or the petition that was filed and breaking it down so that the lay person can understand all the legal stuff. That's what I do in case anybody was wondering and wants to join. Look up my channel. It's called The Scales of Injustice, but like I said, unless you care about wrongful convictions, you don't want to subscribe.

[00:18:52] Russ Johns: They just might want to hang out with Tracie. You never know.

[00:18:56] Tracie Strunsee: I ramble. I do solo broadcasts. And so I ramble for an hour and a half. But it's nice. I get, sometimes I've had about 150 people watching live and watching me try to keep up with the comments while talking is fun. I look like an idiot.

[00:19:10] Russ Johns: It's an adventure, isn't it?

[00:19:12] Tracie Strunsee: I sound like an idiot, but people enjoy it.

[00:19:15] Russ Johns: That's what it's all about. That's what it's all about.

[00:19:17] Tracie Strunsee: Yes.

[00:19:19] Russ Johns: Wendy says birthing a pirate, the mess and exhausting, big pineapple. Cool. And the week you took off and dropped your numbers by the thousand. Yes, I actually did take a week. I forgot about. How could I forget about that? Angie?

[00:19:37] Tracie Strunsee: When was that? That was before me.

[00:19:40] Russ Johns: That was long. That was very early on. That was very early on. I have to figure out when that was. Good morning. So funny and it's been a great community. There's so many amazing people I've met over the years all over the world and caught up and created relationships and had a ton of fun. And it's been an adventure. It has really been an adventure. So I'll give the origin, I'll talk about the origin show story, and bring a few people into the, not into the conversation, but into the story and talk about how the #PirateBroadcast™ evolved.

[00:20:24] Tracie Strunsee: You can bring on some surprise guests, but if you go over 30 minutes, I'm not transcribing it.

[00:20:29] Russ Johns: Don't even have to worry about the transcription.

[00:20:33] Tracie Strunsee: Because that gets crazy. When you start bringing in multiple people, it gets confusing and it gets long. And I will never forget your two hour Christmas show. I actually transcribed that sucker on Christmas. That's the only holiday I will complain about. That was the only one that I was upset with was that you did not tell me we were doing a two hour show on Christmas.

[00:20:54] Russ Johns: I wasn't expecting you to be there.

[00:20:56] Tracie Strunsee: And I just sat there waiting for it to get done, waiting for it to get done. And then it took me three hours to transcribe it. And I was not even trying to make it good. I spent seven hours working on Christmas. So that's the only time, I will be honest, that was was the only time that I was a little upset about it. So just warn me ahead of time and I'm fine.

[00:21:16] Russ Johns: It was crazy.

[00:21:17] Tracie Strunsee: Yeah. So if you do that on Monday, that's fine. But I'm not transcribing it. Oops. Sorry. You just hit my thing.

[00:21:23] Russ Johns: Angie says it was October, 2019.

[00:21:27] Tracie Strunsee: Oh, that was very early on then.

[00:21:28] Russ Johns: Yeah, I have to think about when I started.

[00:21:33] Tracie Strunsee: Yeah, I thought the show didn't start until COVID.

[00:21:36] Russ Johns: No, it was way before COVID. I actually started the #PirateSyndicate before COVID.

[00:21:43] Tracie Strunsee: Yeah, that I knew, but I thought that the #PirateBroadcast didn't start until COVID or around that time, because I didn't come on until August and the whole shutdown was in March. So I thought those hundred shows was in that period of time, March, April, May, June, July, August. So you must hav e must've taken some breaks then.

[00:22:02] Russ Johns: I think I actually started the show before I started the show. Formally. I did episodes before that.

[00:22:09] Tracie Strunsee: You were doing live streaming before you actually had a formal anything. Let me look, I'm looking now because I'm curious. I have Spreaker open, so I just gonna scroll through here.

[00:22:18] Russ Johns: Yeah. Rob says, got to run much love to both of you and congrats on coming up with the milestone of 500 Russ Johns. Thank you for being an awesome guest on week's episode. Yeah, the virtual happy hour experience with The Drunken Grape was awesome. Had a great time. Thanks for the shout out. Today on Friday too, Rob. Thank you so much.

[00:22:42] Tracie Strunsee: Thanks, Rob. Okay. The first show was in the news from the #PirateBroadcast™ was November 12th, 2019. You did two shows actually that day. There's two dated that day. It's in the news from the #PirateBroadcast and then the second one was only six minutes long. The mobile traveling #PirateBroadcast™.

[00:23:00] Russ Johns: Yeah. That's where I was experimenting.

[00:23:04] Tracie Strunsee: Yeah. So those were the first ones. Those were all in November. And you were doing them... you did two on the 15th, two on there. 3, 4, 5, oh my God. Six, seven. What were you doing? Eight. They're like 10 of them on the 16th. You must have done a bunch and then uploaded them. Is that what you did?

[00:23:21] Russ Johns: Yeah, they're probably old shows that I just decided to create a podcast.

[00:23:25] Tracie Strunsee: Yeah, because then you have a ton of them on the 17th as well. So that's why, okay.

[00:23:30] Russ Johns: Those are shows that I had done previously online. Got it.

So there you go

[00:23:35] Tracie Strunsee: November, 2019.

[00:23:37] Russ Johns: We'll have an adventure regardless. So I think I'm going to also change up probably the intro and highlight the #PirateSyndicate. Angie said that would be good. I think you had been doing it a few weeks, maybe a month? Yes. Or maybe it was April, 2020.

[00:23:59] Tracie Strunsee: Oh, she's saying it was October. Angie knows better than we do. Angie should be on. If she didn't have that, had to go back to work in the office, then she could come on and talk to us.

[00:24:08] Russ Johns: Yeah, you must have called it something else before. I was doing something else before. And then I also did a two minute tips in 10 minutes or less for a year before that. So crazy. Tracie, it's been a great 499.

[00:24:24] Tracie Strunsee: It has been. And time flies.

[00:24:26] Russ Johns: It does. And also everyone I'm going to take holidays off going forward.

[00:24:33] Tracie Strunsee: Because Tracie's been bringing it up for how many times?

[00:24:36] Russ Johns: For me to jump on, it's no big deal.

[00:24:38] Tracie Strunsee: Well, in general. I don't mind. I don't want to work on Christmas again, and I don't want to work on Thanksgiving. Those two are the two that I don't want to work on those days. I definitely don't want to work seven hours on Christmas.

[00:24:47] Russ Johns: I think it's a good thing, I can jump on live and do nothing, if I really feel compelled to jump online, but I don't have to. But it's nice to be able to have help. And I appreciate you. Thank you so much.

[00:24:59] Tracie Strunsee: I appreciate you too.

[00:25:00] Russ Johns: And it's really nice to be able to do this. So everyone, if you're available and you're willing to have a great storytelling opportunity, join me on Monday, September 6th, for episode 500.

[00:25:16] Tracie Strunsee: I can't wait.

[00:25:16] Russ Johns: I can't promise it will be 30 minutes. It might even be 25 minutes. And we don't have to transcribe it either.

[00:25:24] Tracie Strunsee: I have nothing planned on Monday. So do what you want. Take as much time as you want.

[00:25:29] Russ Johns: All right. Thank you so much, everyone. I love you all. #PirateBroadcast. All the pirates in the community, thank you so much for being here. Thank you for all your support over the years and look forward to talking on Monday. Take care. Bye. See you, Tracie. Oh, hey, I got to talk to you about Facebook too. But you're going to go to the movie too.

[00:25:54] Tracie Strunsee: I am going to the movies. I do not want to be late for my movie.

[00:25:57] Russ Johns: All right. See you later, everyone. Bye. Because #kindnessiscool and #smilesarefree.

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