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Debbie's birthday celebration was in the Adirondacks; she brought homemade eggplant parmesan.
Debbie is a bit of a novice woodsy gal, yet she loves.
Think of "My Cousin Vinny!" In the woods scene.
Debbie asks her boyfriend for his bank account number before going for a hike alone.
There is no cell service. Debbie can't figure out why no one has called or texted wishing her a Happy Birthday, and she's got the wrong date for her own birthday!
Everyone is walking around with a hangover... this entire Birthday celebration is right out of central casting!
Debbie shares a birthday with Ruth Buzzi and JLo which is just remarkably appropriate!
Debbie's Bâ Day, with Eggplant Parm!
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Debbie Charlie, Debbie Nigro, Debbie Nigro & Charlie Ponger, Charlie PongerCharlie Ponger:
Hey everyone, welcome to the official teenagers I'm Charlie Ponger.
Debbie Nigro & Charlie Ponger 00:04
Debbie Nigro. Hi, Charlie.Charlie Ponger:
How are you?Debbie Nigro:
Good. We're gonna talk about my birthday weekend that started like six days ago.Charlie Ponger:
Happy birthday.Debbie Nigro:
I know. Happy birthday to me. There's no reason to. There's no reason to wait for other people to wish you happy birthday. Just put it out there. Yeah, everybody sitting back waiting to see who's gonna say hello, orCharlie Ponger:
remember. Everybody wants to get acknowledged on their birthday.Debbie Charlie:
Yeah, so I started really early. Yeah. And I'm gonna take it home. Keep it going. Yeah. So I went to the Adirondacks. Fantastic. My college roommate. Yeah. Has been inviting me for 30 years. Yeah, I only started going a couple years ago. And now it's an annual birthday tradition. Oh, good. And I traditionally Yeah, like to bring eggplant parmesan because it's not Mikey. What is it? What the air in the woods that makes you hungry?Charlie Ponger:
Well, he's read did you go swimming? No, the the woods.Debbie Charlie:
Oh, I pull into the woods. He goes, welcome to the woods noodles. What's for dinner? So I made eggplant parmesan. Yeah, I make the best eggplant parmesan took three days to make. You have to take three days. Yeah. Why? Oh, is a process you have to first of all, you gotta fill up the eggplant. You got to fill up the eggplant. I never felt up the Italian sport or the eggplant. Yeah. It's also you know, when you're not feeling up, Brett you feel up Diego and then there's a boy a plant and a girl a plant? Oh, I didn't know that. I know it. I still don't know how to identify them. Okay, one has more seeds than the other.Charlie Ponger:
Oh, I guess then that would be the female egg plant. More seeds, andDebbie Charlie:
I get back home and I'm not gonna go ah, one other girl. That's so sick. Then I take the outside off. And then you have to give them time to dream. Yeah, you spent a little salt. Yep, yep. Then you put a paper towel over each layer. And you smash it with something heavy. And it's like changing a diaper the next day take the diapers off and you do it again. Oh, ICharlie Ponger:
didn't know that. You have to wait a whole day. I leave a dehydrated ticket in the fridge.Debbie Charlie:
I did overnight or it's all drippy. Then you then you change the diapers. Yeah, you put more paper towels. You put it back in there. Then while that's going on, make the gravy sauce whenever people whoever, whatever you say. And then you have to go get the good grading cheese and good. Muscadelle Yeah. And so then it's assembly. Yeah, then you have to do it. So I get it all assembled. I'm taking three days I'm very busy with work you know when you're trying to get out and go away and your stuff to finish things like your to the last second. You're choked. Yeah. So the morning that we're leaving, I put the egg limp arm in. Yeah, I take it out, put it on the counter. I said Dave, do me a favor. Let it rest. Yeah, rest and then put it make sure you put it in the fridge later on. He's okay. So I'm in middle of meetings, I've got things going on, I get a text. I had to perform surgery on the farmer. What kind of surgery he just made the thing. All you have to do is take it from point A to point B, what do you do? He said to me Don't ever leave a plant with anything with sauce or gravy in tin foil pan because that'll like, oh yeah, ruin the sauce. It'll Yeah. And he'll be horrible, right? Yeah. It turns Yeah.Charlie Ponger:
You didn't know that.Debbie Charlie:
You think I would have known I was trying not to bring a dish to have to bring a dish home.Charlie Ponger:
So now we're putting in a glass dish.Debbie Charlie:
So now in the middle of meetings, he's like showing me pans and he's these precose I should have been a surgeon and he's he's sorry about the top. What do you mean? Sorry. So we take it up to the Adirondacks. It's brilliant the whole time. I'm there I had the best time good. But you know what I noticed about seniors because now we're college roommate. Yeah, it's gone by nothing's changed belly laughs Yeah, nothing change. It's incredible. Yeah. And you everybody should have friends that go on for life that nothing changes and many are fortunate. Right? And you know they are right. Yeah, sure. Do. Yeah. People from life. Frankie peppers is one of those guys who everybody you know has a name with a vegetable.Charlie Ponger:
Yeah, it's unbelievable. It's unbelievable. Oh, yeah, eggplant, Frankie peppers. And then there's flip Frankie clams.Debbie Charlie:
Oh, you moved into protein? Yeah, congrats. Yeah. Yeah. So we go up and I don't know why I'm continuing the story, I guess. Oh, because you're hungry and we're eating Yeah. And what was the rest of the story was No. Friends from life right? Yeah, like teenagers. Yeah. Drinking. Oh, not a good thing. Okay. So excited to see you on what the wine you got the tequila What do you need to get Jim we got bourbon. We got our gear. We got it all. And we don't have to drink it all. Night. No sided. We're like okay, no, the glass Yeah, no. So then takes this goes on every year. We always say we're not doing that again year next year. Oh, no, you so drank a lot. I don't know if you call it drinking was eating and drinking and talking. I got hands. My hands are always flying.Charlie Ponger:
Your hands are flying right now.Debbie Charlie:
I don't even know if I don't remember you drinking. It's like really? Show the next day? Yeah,Charlie Ponger:
we hung over.Debbie Charlie:
I will call it slow. Slow. Yeah,Charlie Ponger:
I hadn't. I had one of those while you wereDebbie Charlie:
very slow. They kept saying what are you doing in there? I don't know. Oh, I'm trying here. Really? Yeah, I was trying there to get right from the coffee pot to the bathroom, which is three feet. Yeah. sloped. would be 15 minutes. So then you kind of get with the program and you realize I'm not doing this. Yeah, we have to regroup. Yeah. So yeah, hoping to regrouping. Yeah. And then I started to think, well, maybe I should exercise. Now we're in the Adirondacks and I have a bad foot. You know, everybody who's over 50 has a bad foot at some practice.Charlie Ponger:
So I don't know what happened. Something bad is going on somewhere. Over 50 Yeah, shocking.Debbie Charlie:
Yeah, I did a backward lunge. And what happens then? I'm out for three weeks.Charlie Ponger:
You seriously did a backward lunge.Debbie Charlie:
And now I'm on injured reserve. Oh, no, but I wasn't letting Get me down. Because we're the woods. We're gonna go hiking. So we get tight. I'm gonna push it. We're going for a hike. And we're in the middle of the woods. It's really the woods like there's in the woods. Yeah. And I really, at some point thought, this is not a good idea.Charlie Ponger:
Did you bring all this stuff when you went hiking like bear spray and all that?Debbie Charlie:
No good thinking for next time. We just went and thenCharlie Ponger:
well, how long did you hike? 15 minutes.Debbie Charlie:
Are you pushing me too? Good. went as far as I could go with the bed. Yeah, the backyard reserved. Yeah. All right. You're on the IR and Dave, he couldn't he could live in the woods. Yeah. He wanted to keep going. I said, bless you, boy. Yeah. What's the number to the bank again? Come back. It's fine with I love you.Charlie Ponger:
Right. All right, Deb. So I'm gonna send you a little happy birthday. Happy birthday. To you.Debbie Charlie:
Oh, nice. Worst song ever, ever created because no one can sing it right.Charlie Ponger:
Happy birthday, dear Debbie. Yes. Happy birthday toDebbie Charlie:
you. Thank you, Charlie. Nobody actually saying happy birthday to me yet this year. We don't have a cake or candles. But the game is still going on. I'm going to continue with one stupid thing I want to share. Go ahead. We're so used to phones and information. Yeah, internet and everything. And one of the great blessings of being way up in the Adirondacks was it was really my phone, had no service made the wrong company to you and you were off the grid. Well, what happened is I started partying on Wednesday night. My birthday wasn't till Sunday. So Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, the days start to blend is Lauren Donnelly. Love them and loons on the league. There's Yeah, I don't know what time of day it is. So come Saturday. Yeah, it's not my birthday. But I think it is. Because I've been there so long. It must be right. So you lost track of time he did. So I wake up. He goes Happy Birthday. I'm like, Oh, thanks. And I go outside. I'm like Happy Birthday to me. And I'm sitting there with my phone in the one area where I could get a little cell, right. Yeah. And I'm looking down and he's like, No, Facebook, happy birthdays. Not a one. I'm thinking. It's kind of odd. Maybe it's early. Give him some I'll give them a little time. Yeah, I waited like a half hour. Still. No Facebook. Nobody's up. Nobody sees it's my birthday. You know, that's how you know it's your birthday when everybody on Facebook. Start sending you happy birthday. And then it reminds you Yeah, well, Facebook reminds other people. Right. They give you a list on a back page.Charlie Ponger:
I don't my birthday is not on Facebook.Debbie Charlie:
So mine is but not the year. Okay. Yeah, not happening. So, nothing. Yeah. And I'm just like, Oh, all right. And then I realized it's not my birthday. Oh. I was so excited about my birthday for three days. And it wasn't my birthday. By the time it actually came on. Like right now. Yeah, cares. But then I'm, you know, have guilt. Yep. So somebody wishes me happy birthday. I want to thank that person personally. Yeah. I'm now answering my 400 and 50th Happy birthday. Because you can't start with one and not to the other people will see.Charlie Ponger:
So you sent them private messages.Debbie Charlie:
Thank you, Mary. Thank you, Billy. Thank you so good. You get a heart you don't get a heart. You get the point. If you gave me a heart you got to get a heart back. Oh, do you give them one heart or two and what they gave me? Oh. I gotta go. I have more to answer.Charlie Ponger:
Oh my god.Debbie Charlie:
I'm grateful to be celebrating. Yeah, happy birthday. Thank you to everybody else who shares your birthday on the same day. You know,Charlie Ponger:
do you have any famous people that share your the birthday? Funny you should ask? Go ahead.Debbie Charlie:
JLo JLo Yeah, Linda my outfit. You guysCharlie Ponger:
got the same butDebbie Charlie:
hers is higher. Yeah. So that's the story there but okay, whoCharlie Ponger:
JLo and you were the same birthday. And thenDebbie Charlie:
Ruth buzzy. Ruth, Buzzy back in the day, Ruth buzzy, and a couple other cool people. And so that's a story about July 24. That's one thing. And I went to went to play the number on the way back to the gas station. Yeah, it was my birthday. Number. Why she playing my age? But I forgot about it. So I'm already out of the place. And everything but the age the age came in that night. The age came in that night which I can't tell you go look at the day. Oh my God anyway. Yeah. Wow. I hope anybody who's having a birthday or summer birthday is enjoying their time and I hope that when people you know, get another birthday appreciate the meaning of that. Unbelievable time goes on. You really get it. Mine'sCharlie Ponger:
right around the corner.Debbie Charlie:
Oh yeah. Your fellow Leo. energy in the roomCharlie Ponger:
Martha's Do it now. We share the same birthday Tony Bennett and Tom BradyDebbie Charlie:
out it's good. Yeah. All right. Can you throw spiral I canCharlie Ponger:
meet you specially with a nerf footballDebbie Charlie:
play ball on your birthday All right listen thanks everybody for tuning in listening to my story to be continued here on the official teenagers check it out the official teenagers.com for everybody who's had birthdays past the age of 50 We got covered yeah there you go. Still want to keep it rolling and having fun and don't let that number get in your way. Everything is still possible. All right,Charlie Ponger:
you guys and you know you're an official teenager and it's never too late to do what you want to do. All right, we'll see you later bye.Debbie Charlie:
Baby Happy Birthday