The Norah and Dad Show

Guess Who's Back, Back Again

September 06, 2022 Norah Hyman and Jon Hyman Season 2 Episode 22
The Norah and Dad Show
Guess Who's Back, Back Again
Show Notes Transcript

Welcome to Season 2 of The Norah and Dad Show. Norah and Dad catch everyone up on their summer — vacations, gigs, and bacon. We also share all about back to school, including quite the unfortunate mishap on the very first day of school.

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Dqd:

Hey, Nora,

Norah:

Hello dad.

Dqd:

what are we gonna talk about this

Norah:

This week, we're gonna talk about our summer.

Dqd:

welcome back everyone to the Nora and dad show. I am as always dad and with me is my lovely daughter, Nora, what's going on, Nora.

Norah:

Nothing much.

Dqd:

So it has been three months

Norah:

been three months.

Dqd:

we did an episode. Our last episode, I think was just about three months to the day. It was the beginning of June. And we're now in the beginning of September. So we took an inadvertent summer break, a semi intentional summer break. I don't know. got busy over the summer and you were gone, then we were gone and we were just busy, busy, busy. So we decided to take the summer off, but we're back now for what I'm calling season two We survived one season. We're now on season two, this, this, this is where the pressure builds because you know, season one is easy. There's no expectations. We just kind of roll and flow and now season two, we're back. And now everyone is like, Ooh, can they live up to the hype that they generated with season one? So we're gonna have to up our game in season two, I

Norah:

Okay.

Dqd:

Can you manage.

Norah:

Yeah. Can.

Dqd:

I think I'm up to the challenge, but we'll see how it goes. So, so what have you been up to for the past three months?

Norah:

work, um, shows vacation and babysitting.

Dqd:

It was, um, it was a busy summer. You,

Norah:

Busy.

Dqd:

you, you had two vacations.

Norah:

I did have two vacations and I loved both of them.

Dqd:

we only had one vacation. You vacationed with Ryan and his

Norah:

Ryan's my boyfriend.

Dqd:

up to their, we had a catch up the viewers,

Norah:

Yeah, maybe they don't know.

Dqd:

Maybe they don't know. Maybe,

Norah:

this is their first episode.

Dqd:

if you, let me say, if you are brand spank and new to the Nora and dad show, we have, I think 21 episodes from season one, you should go back. Um, and after you finish listening to this one, go back and listen to, all 21 prior episodes in the no. And dad showed to get caught up, but yeah. So to catch everyone up, Ryan's the boyfriend, you went up to the cottage or his family cottage up in Michigan.

Norah:

Yep.

Dqd:

uh, for what? Like a week, 10 days, how long were you gone for?

Norah:

It got cut short. So I don't really remember exactly, but it was about a week. I think it was like six days,

Dqd:

And then we went as a family, up to the finger lakes, up to lake Kaga in, in Ithaca to visit, family who live up there.

Norah:

I went on a farm and I spent like an hour and a half there and I've had baby cows and I got into the pig pen and it was great. And I could have stayed there all day.

Dqd:

Yeah, their friends own. It's like what? Like an organic dairy farm.

Norah:

Yeah.

Dqd:

And they also race pigs.

Norah:

We ate bacon from their farm. It was

Dqd:

We did eat bacon from the farm. It was, I like, I, I consider myself somewhat of a bacon, a fish Gena. Like I I'm, I love. Bacon. I don't know how anybody in their right mind could be kosher and not eat bacon. It just doesn't

Norah:

I don't really like bacon, like it's okay. But that was

Dqd:

cannot, you are, are you sure? You're my daughter bacon is delicious, but I gotta say that the bacon from the farm was freaking amazing.

Norah:

You know what the pigs were eating me. They were biting up my legs. So I ate them back.

Dqd:

That there you go. You teach, teach them, teach them pigs,

Norah:

An eye for an eye

Dqd:

And a snap for Anot.

Norah:

leg for a leg.

Dqd:

right. Um, yeah, the bacon, the bacon was delicious. Um, but Ithaca was, it was kind of a low key chill vacation. Um,

Norah:

plan to show up.

Dqd:

yeah, you did play a show up there. It was your first what? Your first out-of-state.

Norah:

Yes, it was, it was

Dqd:

We emailed. I think there was a show where we solicited. We asked if anyone up in the finger lakes knew of a winery, a brewery that was looking for music to get in touch with us. Nobody did thank you, listeners. Um, but, but we emailed, but we emailed a lot of wineries and breweries. And the first one that got back to us was this place called scale house brewery, which is on Seneca lake, and the brewery had. A lovely outdoor stage, with a view of the lake. it was a gorgeous night and, uh, yeah. And you played great as always, uh, came home, came home to find at your next show that your PA somewhere between,

Norah:

I forgot about that.

Dqd:

yeah. Somewhere between the finger lakes and home, uh, your PA died in a very sad and unserious.

Norah:

called you on the phone crying.

Dqd:

Well, yeah, you at your next show, you plugged in the PA and you were like, it don't work. And so

Norah:

It was very stressful.

Dqd:

it was so we had to make a quick, thank God. I mean, we live only 10 minutes from a guitar, we, whatever, from a guitar center. and we're able to take care of that, like lickity split, but yeah, so we, we need to, we need to have a funeral for the PA.

Norah:

Still in the basement.

Dqd:

Yeah, but you had a busy summer of music. You played a lot

Norah:

I did.

Dqd:

Yeah. Um, and you have a lot coming up this month and the rest of the fall brewery arts Fest on Sunday for anyone in the local area, uh,

Norah:

wine cell, September 30th. That'll be

Dqd:

then, and then, uh, you played a show over the summer at a brewery in Akron called acronym. And, some people that saw you play invited you to, play a show with them down in Akron coming up. So that's what the 20.

Norah:

Yes.

Dqd:

At Baxter's speakeasy. Does that Baxter. Speakeasy? Yeah, that sound, that sounds right to me. So yeah. So busy summer of music, busy summer of travel. I learned on vacation that I am a huge fan of the boat up winery concept the concept where you can get on a boat and travel via boat to a winery and dock your. Oh, not my boat, but dock a boat at the winery and, drink some wine. The other super exciting news from vacation was, we rode into town and barnstormed trivia night at the, at their local winery.

Norah:

we did.

Dqd:

We stole our niece and nephew from there, customary trivia team and weak knee, strong noggins. It was the name of our trivia

Norah:

Best team ever.

Dqd:

and it, yeah. And we, we crushed it

Norah:

I got the winning question.

Dqd:

Um, what the snow white,

Norah:

No, the, um, the one about, uh, Myanmar,

Dqd:

well, I dunno if that was the winning question,

Norah:

wouldn't have been tied if I wouldn't have got that.

Dqd:

I, I will say that you were not just an essential member of the team, but you were yes. Without the, the knowledge of Ms. Nora, weak knees, strong noggins, our noggins, would've been a little less strong

Norah:

I answered quite a lot of

Dqd:

I know I'm giving you credit.

Norah:

Woo. Woo.

Dqd:

I'm, I'm giving you credit for being the, I think the integral cog that led our, that led our trivia team to. Yeah,

Norah:

Well, thank. I had lots of fun. I like trivia

Dqd:

uh, trivia nights are the

Norah:

now that I know I'm decent at trivia. I'm gonna hope I'm gonna go up for quiz bowl again this year. Cause last year I was too nervous too. And then they forced me to do it anyways.

Dqd:

oh, is that, does, does your quiz ball team like compete against other schools?

Norah:

No, it's a house point event.

Dqd:

Oh, a house point event. So where you go to school lake Ridge academy? There are houses like in the Harry Potter movie. But they're not, what are the houses in the Harry Potter movie? I don't know. Huff shuffle pump and

Norah:

I don't know, I've never

Dqd:

on where I'm not a Harry, I'm not a Harry Potter person,

Norah:

um, Dante lock Newton and best for last da Vinci,

Dqd:

which is, which is

Norah:

is my house.

Dqd:

and we'll be, and we'll be, and we'll be your brother's house when he gets into the upper school next year, right? As a legacy. Yes. and you are, and you are Dante because when

Norah:

I'm DaVinci, not Dante. Don't disgrace. My name

Dqd:

You're DaVinci because when Sarah, who was, our German exchange student who lived with us for a year, she was da Vinci when she was at lake Ridge. And so I think, does, I think that counts you as a legacy? I

Norah:

It does not, but I wanted to be in the house. C Sara was in it.

Dqd:

Okay.

Norah:

it's not a legacy because when most families have exchange students, they have siblings in the upper school, like exchange siblings. We were a rare case where

Dqd:

We did not. You were, you were in

Norah:

I was in second grade. So. normally it doesn't go by that, but I wanted to, so

Dqd:

anyway, so you have houses and then house events during the year that earn points towards the house cup. And then the house

Norah:

in fourth place, we're doing great.

Dqd:

DaVinci fourth place out of how many teams.

Norah:

for,

Dqd:

Four. Yeah. Da Vinci needs to pick up their game a little bit.

Norah:

week of third week of school. So we have time.

Dqd:

Yeah. So you're back at school. How's back at school, going for you,

Norah:

I love it. I love all my classes. I really like my history class.

Dqd:

history class of one,

Norah:

yep. It's just me and Mr. Cunningham.

Dqd:

just you, just you and Mr. Cunningham. It is you're. It is what the history of Western

Norah:

it's like

Dqd:

Eastern religions.

Norah:

of middle Eastern religion. Basically what the goal of the classes, according to Mr. Cunningham is that by the end of the year, I will be able to look at the news or read an article about something going on in the middle east and have a better understanding than I.

Dqd:

Which I think is fascinating and important, cuz so much of what happens in the world is dictated about what goes on in the middle east. So I think it's really important. Um, disappointed that, I mean, I'm glad you can take the class. I'm surprised that you're the only one in the school who wants to take the class.

Norah:

well, so the thing is freshmen and sophomores can't take it cuz it's an upper, like it's an upperclassmen elective.

Dqd:

cuz they gotta take world history

Norah:

Yeah. They have to take ancient world and modern world first. Most juniors because the college counselor recommends it take, um, some form of us history, but I didn't wanna take us history this year cause I wanna do AP, but I'm already taking two APS and I stick that's my limit. So

Dqd:

You're what you're taking AP lit and AP French.

Norah:

yep. So, and then a lot of the seniors, they just kind of don't wanna take a history class. They don't have to cuz you only need three or you need six history credits or three. I don't know if it goes per semester or per.

Dqd:

It's per year,

Norah:

it per year. Okay. So then you need three history credits. So if you don't like it's recommended to have four, but if you're not really interested in something, you're not gonna be like forced to take it.

Dqd:

as a former history major, that hurts my brain. That, you have seniors that don't wanna take a history.

Norah:

I mean, I didn't have to take a history class this year, but I love history. So.

Dqd:

So you started with how many people in that class?

Norah:

Well, there were supposed to be five, but then two dropped it before school even started. So then it was three. And on like our day where we like tore our classes, it was just me and another student. And then she was like, yeah, I think I'm gonna drop it. But then she like went to class anyways for the first like day. And then there was another girl who was supposed to be in it, but she wasn't at school for the first week of school. Like she was on vacation or something, and then they both dropped it on the same day. And then it was just me. And, um, yeah, it's pretty nice though. Cuz like I had a quiz the other day and I just, once I took it, I was done or like if we don't have anything else to talk about, I can get outta class, like 20 minutes early.

Dqd:

My

Norah:

class on Friday because there was nothing to do. So

Dqd:

Well, I don't like that you should be taking class, but my theory is. Any, there should be no, like you're the only student in the class. So you set the curve. So whatever you do on a test or a paper should be in a plus because there's no other student to compare your grade to.

Norah:

Yeah.

Dqd:

So we expect big things from you in that class.

Norah:

I think I did all my first quiz. I mean, I was allowed to have a cheat sheet for it. So unless I interpreted the information wrong, I think I did well.

Dqd:

And, and let me just be clear for the listeners in this house. Grades don't matter. I mean, they matter, but we only ever want you to do your best and your best is what it is. And as long as you prepare and study and do your best work, the grade is irrelevant because that the grade is something that's out of your control. The. The preparedness and the mastery of the material is within your control. But I think that parents put way too much pressure on kids these days about grades, because you just can't, you can't control it. You might know the material and sit down and look at a test and go, oh my God, I've never seen it. Ex I've never seen it expressed that way before. And I don't know how to answer this or handle this.

Norah:

That is how I was during geometry throughout all of geometry. I think there was only one quiz or test I got an a on and they were all group stuff because other people were telling me what to do, but like I never got higher than a B for an individual test. And I got like a C minus on the final. So

Dqd:

Yeah, I, uh,

Norah:

class

Dqd:

but I was very proud of what, of whatever grade you got in geometry. Cuz I know you, I, I, yeah, I knew you worked really hard and it was something that didn't necessarily come naturally to you. And I knew you worked really, really hard at it and that was a really, really well earned B plus. So

Norah:

The only reason I didn't fail that class is because homework counted for five points. So if you did your homework, that was like 150 points per semester that you were getting. And that's like, that's easy points. So

Dqd:

is the teacher recognizing that this class is gonna be really hard for a lot of kids who are gonna figure out a way to get kids some points.

Norah:

I don't even know if I got the stuff right on the homework. I just did it. So

Dqd:

it's all. It's all. It's all good. So to recap, history of middle Eastern religions, AP lit AP French, stats,

Norah:

yes. Probability and statistics

Dqd:

Probability. That's a good class to take. You're taking ecology as your science class this semester. And then what do you have next semester?

Norah:

So it's biotic ecology first a semester, an a biotic biology second semester. But Mr. Wright who's my teacher said that doesn't really matter. And that the school just kind of forced him to have a two, like a one semester of science class, cuz there weren't really any science electives that you could take like for just a semester. So you like can take another class at the same, like you could. biotic, but not take abiotic, but it kind of doesn't matter, cuz they're kind of the same class. So

Dqd:

and then choir

Norah:

yes, I love choir. That's all.

Dqd:

You were, you were supposed to be on the tennis

Norah:

Oh yeah. We didn't talk about a car accident.

Dqd:

but yeah, we had a little

Norah:

than a little

Dqd:

bender on the first day of school. Let me set the scene for the listeners. Um, picked you up at school on the first day. And this, by the way, I think is the second year in a row. We had a car on a car accident on the first day of school last year. Totally not my fault. Last year on the first day of school, we were stopped in an intersection and someone behind us did not stop and rear ended us. That is totally not my fault. because insurance companies are currently handling claims from our current most recent accident. I am going to refrain making Eddie admissions as to whose fault the accident was, but I'll set the stage and we'll let the listeners decide for themselves as to. Happened.

Norah:

might I

Dqd:

I was that I, that I was cited and already paid the ticket. So

Norah:

I I wanted to drive home. I asked. And you

Dqd:

You did. And I said, no, um, anyway, so we had to stop at the mall on the way home from school because your brother who is playing soccer again this year, this year, we ordered him, goggles for soccer,

Norah:

and it has made a Def a difference.

Dqd:

KARE Abdul Jabbar, uh, who was a soccer soccer, a basketball player in the seventies and eighties were these cool goggles. So that's, I call them Kareem goggles, but that's what they are. And so we had to stop at, at the LensCrafters in the mall to pick up Donovan's goggles. So we'd have him for his first soccer game. and. We were exiting the mall parking lot onto the road behind the mall, parking lot, making a left hand turn. And I looked left and I looked right and I looked left again and it might have even looked right again. I definitely checked left twice. There was a line of traffic. I, I waited for that line of traffic to clear. I made the left hand turn and then we heard the screeching tires and a car, slammed into the front kind of driver's side front, like everything kind of in front of the tire, but the driver's side, front part of the car, uh, got pretty freaking

Norah:

Like diagonally. So I'm like from like the, the, the headlight of the PA of the driver to like the passenger side,

Dqd:

no airbags deployed. So I don't think we were hit all

Norah:

my glasses and my headphones

Dqd:

it flew off. I think if we were, and it might have just been the angle of the impact, but no air, no airbags deployed on either car, not ours or his, um, his car was a disaster. His was completely, there was like fluid spewing everywhere and the whole.

Norah:

is like a tank

Dqd:

The whole front end of his car looked like it was, it was like hanging off, um, my car. I mean, it didn't look great, but I was able to drive it home and I'm now in a rental while they fix, while they fix my car, but yet not a great, not a great start to this school year. but the point was you were all excited to join the tennis team and, because of the accident, your neck and back were a little sore for.

Norah:

are

Dqd:

For, oh, for, uh, yeah. So, uh, but they were really sore for the first couple days, at least. And, and, um, and the school said you needed like a medical note to get released, to join the team. And then now it's already like halfway through the season.

Norah:

No tennis ends like two weeks. It

Dqd:

Yeah. So it's like, what's the, so it's like, what's the point? What's the point at this point, we got you a rock and neck collar to wear, to work.

Norah:

I have it. Oh, they can't see it's a podcast.

Dqd:

Yeah. There's it's the

Norah:

I got lots of tips that. Or we all got lots of tips cuz it's a pooled tip jar, but

Dqd:

the, the, the sympathy tips.

Norah:

yeah. They're like you shouldn't be working. And I was like, nah, it's okay. I feel fine. And then I woke up on Friday and I did not feel fine. Yeah, I shouldn't have been at work that day, but that's okay.

Dqd:

No well,

Norah:

made everything worse.

Dqd:

the, the, the pool of labor, like you, there, aren't a lot of employees there. So if you're not there, it kind of impacts everybody.

Norah:

Yeah, but I think if I would've gone, wouldn't have gone Thursday. I might have known to go on Friday, which is when they needed me. But

Dqd:

Got it. So, so the goal for the first day of school next year

Norah:

I'll be driving

Dqd:

not to get in a car.

Norah:

You should let me drive to school

Dqd:

And you need to remind me on the first day of school, next to your dad, don't get in a car accident,

Norah:

I.

Dqd:

but it's really, it's, it's a, it's, it's a small miracle looking at kind of how bad the cars, especially the other guy's car that everybody walked away. And nobody was like, seriously injured. Cuz the cars were, were messed

Norah:

at it.

Dqd:

Yeah. The other guy, he said he was a block from his. I said this, you know, statistically, they say most accidents happen within a mile of your home. I'm not sure he found that so funny.

Norah:

Did you actually

Dqd:

I did

Norah:

why would you say that?

Dqd:

cause it's the truth. That's what they say. Most accidents happen within a mile or a mile or a mile and a half of your home. And so I tried to make a,

Norah:

Only one accident that I has been in has been in from a mile of our house,

Dqd:

how many accidents have you been in.

Norah:

like seven

Dqd:

You've been in seven car

Norah:

I've been in a lot of car accidents.

Dqd:

You're you're 16 years old.

Norah:

Okay. Well, this one was the only one that may have maybe been someone's fault, who I was in the car with.

Dqd:

Uh, no, no comment.

Norah:

comment. Exactly. Um, no, because one time, oh no, nevermind. There was two that has been the fall of the driver cuz mom backed out into somebody's car cuz they were parked illegally the,

Dqd:

Oh, she did. Yeah.

Norah:

so that was one accident we got rear ended when Mariah was driving us to school.

Dqd:

You were in an accident on the bus

Norah:

Yeah. Yeah. And then there was that one where somebody cut off a. Which was stupid

Dqd:

Not a, not a,

Norah:

stop very quickly.

Dqd:

not a genius move.

Norah:

um, I was in another accident on with a bus on a highway. I dunno if it was an accident, maybe the car just stopped working or the bus just stopped working. I don't know. I just remember having to evacuate a bus on a highway. Um, and then I've been in many accidents with you

Dqd:

Many 2, 3,

Norah:

don't know, I thought, okay, maybe I was made up one.

Dqd:

Yeah. Don't don't. Yeah.

Norah:

Well, they don't have to be your fault. Sometimes you're just in the wrong place at the wrong time

Dqd:

Fair enough. Fair enough. So to recap, you had a busy summer of travel music and working

Norah:

car accident.

Dqd:

and car accidents. Um, first day of school is not great if you're in a car with us.

Norah:

Yeah, no carpooling.

Dqd:

yeah. Uh, J

Norah:

Hyman household on the first day of school.

Dqd:

job is going well, music's going well, you got some gigs coming up. If people wanna see you. Playing live. Back to school. Back, back, back to back to school is going well.

Norah:

school wrote my college essay. Life's going great.

Dqd:

what was your college essay about?

Norah:

It was about the podcast.

Dqd:

Woohoo.

Norah:

Maybe I'll talk about that. After I get exception to a college

Dqd:

Yeah, we'll save that for when you don't. When, once the essay is served it's once the essay is served, its

Norah:

its purpose. Yeah,

Dqd:

I can just, I can just tease it. I've heard it. And it's really good.

Norah:

that was the first draft

Dqd:

I'm I'm gonna, I'm gonna leave. I'm gonna leave it at

Norah:

slay. Okay.

Dqd:

All right. So I think the plan is we're gonna be back to at least semi-regular podcasting semi-weekly podcast.

Norah:

Either like twice a month or like somewhere between two and four times a month.

Dqd:

Sometimes between two and four times a month, but they will be on Tuesdays as usual. Nora, where can, where can everybody find you? particularly if they may want some information about where you're playing, if they might wanna see you out playing live.

Norah:

Nora Marie music. That's where you can find me everywhere.

Dqd:

That is.com. Facebook, Instagram, you don't do the TikTok

Norah:

I don't really do any of my social media. I'm not very good at that. you do the Facebook and I let you do that. And I kind of just,

Dqd:

we gotta work

Norah:

everything else kind of just exist.

Dqd:

Yeah. We gotta work on that. People people don't know you exist unless you tell them you exist. That's how it works.

Norah:

know, but I kinda, I don't know. I kind of like people not knowing I exist. It's a little bit of a surprise, you know,

Dqd:

fair

Norah:

can I find you, dad?

Dqd:

but, but sometimes, like, for example, when people invite you to play shows with them, they might like it. If you help promote the show that they ask you

Norah:

Yeah, I'll do that. I'll do that.

Dqd:

Okay.

Norah:

Where can I find.

Dqd:

you can find me at John Hyman. Uh, I don't have the H in my first name. Uh, you have the H in

Norah:

gave it to me

Dqd:

gave, I gave you my that's how much I love you. I gave you my

Norah:

a,

Dqd:

oh, how sweet is that? All right. We will, hopefully fingers crossed. The plan is we'll see everyone back in a week. Nora have a great week, at school.

Norah:

I.

Dqd:

Lovey kiddo.

Norah:

Love you too. Your dad.