In 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state in the Union.
In 2018, Dylan is confused about the conversation he’s having about Hawaii.
Whether it be pineapple or poi, Nat will surely have a few facts up her sleeves.
And maybe they’ll teach each other a thing or two.
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
NATALIE: Trivia time.
DYLAN: This is going to end well.
NATALIE: What do you think happened on August 21, 1959?
DYLAN: Um… The Bay of Pigs?
NATALIE: Random. No. Want another guess?
DYLAN: I’m gonna say no. Cause I’m going to get it wrong. And I don’t want to be wrong anymore. The commute to work was terrible yesterday and I’m still recovering.
NATALIE: Well, okay then.
DYLAN: So what’s the answer?
NATALIE: August 21, 1959. That was the day that Hawaii joined the United States. Becoming the 50th.
DYLAN: Had you given a hint like pineapple. Or luaus. I would have definitely gotten the answer then.
NATALIE: I’m not so sure about that.
DYLAN: Agree to disagree.
NATALIE: The third Friday of August. That’s when we celebrate the youngest State in the Union.
DYLAN: I don’t know a lot about Hawaii.
DYLAN: I’ve heard that milk is really expensive. Probably cause they’re so far from any source of cows.
NATALIE: Logic, thy name be Dylan.
DYLAN: How to make friends, Nat.
NATALIE: That’s why I’m here. Let me enlighten you about the Aloha State.
DYLAN: Aloha. Fancy.
NATALIE: The largest volcano in the world is located there. It’s called Mauna Loa. Pardon my pronunciation on any of this stuff…
DYLAN: You’re doing great. Probably. I don’t know.
NATALIE: You like coffee, cocoa, and vanilla beans?
DYLAN: Some of those things, yes.
NATALIE: Hawaii is the only place in the US that grow all of those things. Kona coffee is grown there. And boy, is it expensive.
DYLAN: Wouldn’t know. What else ya got?
NATALIE: It’s only the 8th smallest state.
DYLAN: Really? Rhode Island’s the smallest, right?
NATALIE: I think so.
DYLAN: I’m terrible at Geography…
NATALIE: Yes, you are. The wettest place in the U.S.? Waialeale Mountain Hawaii has the most isolated population on the planet since it’s so far from all of the main lands of everywhere. It is one of four states that have outlawed billboards. AND… they were originally called the Sandwich Isles.
DYLAN: Cause of the Earl of Sandwich?
NATALIE: Actually, yes. How do you know that of all things?
DYLAN: Counter service restaurant at Disney World.
NATALIE: I don’t know what to say… I’m not even mad at that.
DYLAN: We should break the smaller islands into smaller states. Then we can have the soup and Sandwich Isles.
NATALIE: Ignoring that last part.
DYLAN: I would have done the same.
NATALIE: The Hawaiian Islands. There’s so much to learn about them. Too much to cover in just this small bit of time.
NATALIE: But you should go out. Library, Google, all of those things. Check it out.
DYLAN: Thanks, Reading Rainbow.
DYLAN: But you don’t have to take my word for it.
NATALIE: The worst.
DYLAN: I try.
NATALIE: We’re winding down here, but before we do. Guys. Are you going onto YouTube? Facebook? Instagram?
DYLAN: If any of these crazy platforms sound familiar, good.
NATALIE: Go onto any of them. Look up: The Original Soupman.
DYLAN: When you find them, you’re gonna be so happy. The new commercially things are playing right now. I’d say they’re more fun than a barrel of monkeys, but I’ve never been in the same vicinity as a pail of primates. And I, for one, want a monkey.
NATALIE: No, you don’t.
DYLAN: Yes, I do.
NATALIE: You just think you do.
DYLAN: I don’t judge your historical rants. Don’t just my love of animals that were in TV and movies. Clyde. Maurice. The list goes on.
NATALIE: They are wild animals. They can bite. Not to mention how messy they can be. That’s all I’m saying.
DYLAN: You have so much to learn about my love of the unknown.
NATALIE: Until we continue said exploration into the unknown, I’m Natalie.
DYLAN: And I’m Dylan.