What do you get when you put a microphone in front of two Original Soupman Soup Club Members and best-friend-bloggers, Natalie and Dylan?
A declaration of their passion for the Original Soupman’s Soups?
A recipe for a warm, happy belly hugging your heart?
Or something else…
Int. Natalie’s Apartment – Afternoon
DYLAN: A lot of the time I talk. But today, I think you have to take the lead.
NATALIE: I see what’s happening here.
DYLAN: You should. I’m close with my mom. I am. No doubt about it. But you?
DYLAN: Yes, you. You are extremely close to yours.
NATALIE: I wouldn’t put it like that. I’m no closer to my mom than most people are.
DYLAN: How many times do you talk to your ma a day?
NATALIE: Like, on average?
DYLAN: An average day, how many times do you talk to your mother?
NATALIE: In person? On the phone?
DYLAN: You’re making this much more difficult than it needs to be.
NATALIE: I’m not. You’re just making it sound weird that I talk to my mom all the time.
DYLAN: First and foremost, we’re talking today about mom’s and Mother’s Day. This is right around the corner. But back to the topic at hand.
NATALIE: Ugh… Fine. I talk to her about three times a day.
NATALIE: What?! We have a close-knit family.
DYLAN: As you should. But still. Three times a day?
NATALIE: On the phone.
NATALIE: My grandmother is close to her daughter – my mom. And she and I are close.
DYLAN: You and your mom.
DYLAN: But, three times a day? I barely have anything to say to anyone like once a week. What do you talk about?
NATALIE: So much. We normally talk at lunch. She tells me all about her morning. I tell her about mine. She checks on me. Makes sure that I packed a healthy lunch. She jabbers at me when I haven’t… which is almost every day. Then, after work, on my way home or when I’m fixing dinner, we talk for the second time.
DYLAN: I assume she complains about what you’re cooking?
NATALIE: You would be correct in your assumption. But it’s not always that. I mean, my family has a really close relationship to food. It’s like another family member. Think about it this way. You sit at the dinner table. You talk and share and eat. And sometimes, you share what you eat.
DYLAN: Let’s not forget about when we’re sick.
NATALIE: There may be no better connection between me and my mom and soup.
DYLAN: She would make you chicken noodle while you were not feeling well?
NATALIE: Sometimes. But not always. Cause when you’re sick it’s not always sick in the same way? You know what I’m saying? “Starve a fever, feed a cold” as the saying goes.
DYLAN: A popular saying.
NATALIE: This may sound stupid. But it’s one of the main reasons that I love the Soupman brand so much. Options.
DYLAN: If you’re feeling really ill and can’t hold anything down?
NATALIE: Chicken noodle. A warm relief for your belly.
DYLAN: And if you’re feeling light headed?
NATALIE: The lobster bisque. Something to put some meat on your bones. It’s kind of how my mom treated me. And how a smell or something like that will bring you back to a specific time and place. When I eat a bowl of soup, it reminds me of my mom. I’m eight years old all over again.
DYLAN: Brings a tear to my eye.
NATALIE: You always have the perfect thing to say.
DYLAN: Seriously, though. It’s very sweet.
NATALIE: Thank you.
DYLAN: No, thank you for sharing.
NATALIE: Not to switch subjects too quickly, but don’t forget that the Soupman is celebrating our service men and women here at home, past and present with their Soups for Troops promotion.
DYLAN: Go online. Order soup.
NATALIE: It’s win-win, really.
DYLAN: It is. But this week? Call up your mom. Tell her you love her. Send her some soup.
NATALIE: Just know, in a month, I’m putting you on the spot for Father’s Day. Until then, I’m Natalie.
DYLAN: And I’m Dylan.