Ep 2 – Winter | Better Together @awfulapartOn February 29, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
So have you seen any good movies lately? No. I don’t really go to the theater much. I watch a lot of bowling. Oh bowling? Mostly for my job. Do you work in like a sports broadcasting or something? No. You know what I do. It’s like the first thing on my my profile. Yes, please. I don’t think it’s the first thing. I work as a professional in fantasy sports. I didn’t know that was a thing, like fantasy football? Cute, but I usually go for sports with larger returns, like rugby, cricket. I actually specialize in fantasy bowling, which you can see some badass returns from fantasy bowling. That sounds badass. So, this isn’t going great, is it? I don’t think so. Let me ask you something. My profile is like 90 percent why I love fantasy sports. So if that’s not something you’re into, why would you swipe right on me? You know, I think I think your picture, you just seem like a very nice and sincere guy. What about me, why did you swipe right on me? Oh I just think that Indian chicks are like super hot. I’m actually Palestinian. Oh. Maybe that’s why this is isn’t going well. Yep, sounds good. Okay. Yeah. Babe, how much is an Uber from the airport? It was like $40 last time. Why? Oh, my sister is coming into town tomorrow for a visit. I think I’m just going to like go out there and get her and then maybe take a train back or something. The place is kind of a mess. It’s fine. It’s just not really guest ready. We’re probably going to go out. We won’t even really be here. What’s she in town for? Is there another conference? Oh no. Not Cynthia. My other sister. June? Yes. June. She hates me. How is that even possible? You guys met that one time, at my aunt’s birthday thing. So what was it like growing up with Ryan as a little brother? I wouldn’t know. I’m his younger sister by like four years. We’re enemies now. She did not literally say we’re enemies now. I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what she said. She probably won’t even remember that at all. And she’s gonna be so stoked to be here that it won’t matter. She’s never been to New York? Not the city. So what’s the plan? New York ish stuff. Various New York activities. We go to the same three dive bars over and over again. What do we know about showing someone around New York? Yeah. But it’s my sister, not the Pope. It’s going to be fine, I promise. It’ll be totally fine. She hates me so much, she literally said that we’re enemies. I’m sure she didn’t actually say that. Mom, I started following her on Instagram like over a year ago. She never followed me back. Just ask her about it when she gets there. So what does Ryan have planned for her? Nothing. He literally thinks we’re going like watch cartoons for three days. I don’t know. He did not plan anything. Aww you have to do something fun. Take her to the Statue of Liberty or to the Empire State Building. You should make her a welcome to New York Breakfast. You can make her fool and hummus. Everybody loves hummus nowadays. I’m actually gonna make pancakes and bacon. Apparently, that’s her favorite. So I’m going to go to the grocery store in the morning. She’ll love that. Well, I got to go. I love you. I love you more. All right. This is going to be fun because that’s what teambuilding is all about – fun. Here’s what we’re gonna do. It’s tried and true exercise. Wait for it. The trust fall. Okay, I’m out. Thanks. It’s mandatory fun. Okay, everybody. Up. Up. Up. Up. Farah, you want to pair up for team, fall? Wait I was going to ask Farah. You can’t call dibs on Farah. Okay what’s the problem? Well, Farah is the only girl. Okay. So what? So trust falls are kind of fruity. No, no. It’s not fruity. . It’s an exercise. If there’s a girl, it’s more comfortable to do trust fall with her. Right. Right. Yeah. All right. I have an idea. Let’s all get in line and we’ll take turns catching Farah. What?. Yeah. That’ll work out. That way no one’s uncomfortable and we all get a chance to participate. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of a trust fall, if I’m the only one falling. No, it’s your chance to learn to trust your coworkers. And they will learn to trust that you trust them. OK. I guess that makes sense. Yeah, that works out. Okay, cool. Let’s have some fun, all right line up. June hi! How are you? I’m good. How’s college going? It’s good. Have you chosen your major yet? Not yet. You’re a second year senior now? Yep. That’s awesome. You still have all your options open. Yeah. I mean, I guess. Well, I hope you’re hungry. I mean, an awesome breakfast. Your favorite, actually. Pancakes and bacon. We actually stopped food bodega on the way here. Oh, you did? Yeah. We were both really hungry. I told you I was going to the grocery store with you. You didn’t explicitly say when you went to the grocery store that you were gonna go get breakfast. I got to go store all the time. I don’t come back with a continental breakfast. Well, I have some awesome shit planned for today. I’m going to take you all around the city. And I got us tickets to the USS Intrepid. They have the space shuttle on display there. Neat. Well, I’m just gonna go eat all of the breakfast and we can get going. You got to really build up that trust. I think my watch got stuck on your bra. I think I’ve had my limit. I’m going to go to lunch if you need me, I’ll just I’ll be at lunch. Oh, it’s Jelisha. She needs me to go get her. Uh, oK. I’ll see you later. I don’t even know where we are. I’m Hungry. You got a watch on you. Yeah. Got weird, huh? No one wanted to do trust falls with the other guys. Why would you even go along with something like that? To be a team player. That’s what it’s all about, right? No, corporate bullshit, that’s what this is all about. I just don’t want them to think that I’m not-. Fuck what those guys think. I’ll purposely do the opposite of whatever they say, just to prove a point. Does that work out for you? Oh, no. It never works. But it’s not your job to make these nerds feel more masculine. Besides, what do you think they’ve been doing since you left? A lot of trust. I’m feeling it. Thank you for catching you time. I just don’t know what to do. I took it to see a fucking space shuttle. Maybe she’s not that into space ship. It went to space and came back. How is that not impressive? Dude, she’s not 8 years old. This is her first time in New York. She’s trying to go to a bar, party, drink till 4 am, end the night crying uncontrollably in a bathroom stall because her ex’s status changed to in a relationship. That sounds exhausting. You took her on a walk through a submarine. This is what we do. We’ll take her to 1857 tonight. Show her a good time. She just doesn’t know how cool you are yet. Does she even know you have a black friend? Because you know, that makes you like 10 times cooler. I haven’t mentioned it. Shame. Wait, do you tell people you have a Palestinian friend? Yeah, but they’re not really sure if that means you’re Hindu or something terroristy. Yeah, that sounds right. You know, who would have really been excited about seeing a space shuttle? Farah Hey, welcome back, guys. Everything OK? Yeah. It’s just I fucking hate trust falls on. Oh you should’ve said something
earlier. We’re going to start a new game anyway. The human pyramid. I got to be not here. Hey, you’re the lightest, I think you should be on top. Can I just watch? Yeah. Yeah, it’s fine. All right, guys, must be on top. And who wants to be on the bottom? I think she had fun today. How can you tell? She’s my sister, I could tell these things. Except – the space shuttle. That was super boring. Really? Yeah, when it’s not in space, it’s just kind of like a plane in a hangar and you’ve seen like a million plane hangers. I’ve seen before, probably more. My God, Nadya. This place is amazing. Does your band really play here? Yeah. So cool. And then Ryan never told me that you had a friend like Jelisha. What does that mean? She went to M.I.T., which is like the freakin hardest school to get in. She did? What is your Instagram handle? Because I want to see the photos that you took today. Sure. Does that mean we’re not enemies anymore? What do you mean? Your aunt’s birthday? Oh I forgot about that. I was totally wasted. June, you lost that one. You’re
buying shots, bitch. Fine. So let’s cheers, to June. That’s me.