The Accidental Text - #31

Always Open: The Accidental Text - #31

Join Barbara Dunkelman, Mica Burton, Ashley Jenkins, and Mariel Salcedo as they discuss sending dirty texts, self-inflicted hair cuts, and a user-submitted question about losing attraction in a partner. This episode is sponsored by Casper (http://bit.ly/2d4iXlI) and MeUndies (http://bit.ly/2oqytsJ)

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  • random_viktor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    That moment of Ashley and Mica's horror at the eating of the lemon literally made me laugh out loud. 

  • sortacrazi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    This is not the show I would've expected Everquest to turn up. That game was my whole childhood

  • emannbyrdie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    This is by far the best Always Open crew <3

  • LFYomisma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    I life gives you lemons, give them to Mariel, so she can freak out Mica, when she eats them. xDDD  lemon

  • sirenite FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Beta Tex

    4 weeks ago

    Watched for the salted lemon 

  • SummerTaco FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    The Lemon was the funniest thing Ive ever seen! Every episode I laugh harder than the last! True story.

  • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

    1 month ago

    ive always said how much I love being single, but singleISH sounds way better  joy

  • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

    1 month ago

    i laughed way too hard at the term "standalone dick"

  • BossTaylor8 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I have just started watching this regularly because i didnt really like it when it started but man has it gotten really good. I started this comment to say I dont like Mica in AH stuff at all but she is really good in this, good fit!

  • Icenrose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I choose to believe the line "What the fuck is Everquest" was a joke, because there's no way I'm that fucking old yet.

    Right?


    ... oh god.  ;_;

  • queenvsbarton FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold possibly made of lego

    1 month ago

    on the hair stuff: i've dyed my hair many odd colours. I'm naturally blond and i've had pink, blue, dark brown, black, and some weird reddish purple. surprisingly the one i liked the least was the one done at the salon. the blue was my favourite but it didn't last long cause i have super thick hair, so this time i'm gonna bleach it before i put the blue in. i'll make sure to keep you updated, if you're interested

  • DungusMcBrungus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    @51:33 Thanks Barbara, I needed that advice. Not for a relationship necessarily, but I found it just as meaningful in the context of friendships. You keep doing you :)


    Also, Hi Mica!

  • RadSwagDad69 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I would LOVE an Always Open where Texas is a guest for the whole episode

  • tw11nGem11n11 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Swarm of Vengeful Crows

    1 month ago

    my mom was of the opinion that haircuts wasted money and she cut my hair at home. so my hair looked like shit all the timewhen i was a kid and i never tried to fix it bc i had no fashion sense whatsoever. 

  • m_vivan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I always love Mica but she was extra beautiful in this episode. Seriously that soft pink/purple makeup on her was stunning. Plus her reaction to Mariel with the lemon was hilarious

  • AllPurposNrd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    17:21 - "There's Dan's helmet pissing into a urinal."

  • 2LastNames FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Barbara asked for popular fruits and NO ONE said grapes..

    • greydays17 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Well people eat the skin of grapes when eating a grape. I think she was just looking for fruits with rinds that people take off.

  • Xpedite FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Does Texas just plan to slip in right when he has something saucy to share? I love him!

  • InitialA FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Real talk, I would buy a shirt that had Mariel's face on it and just said "It's me!"

  • Rage_Wombat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    After Mica says she would have box hair I immediately pictured her as Garnet from Steven Universe.

  • M4D_M4N

    1 month ago

    Once you go dark elf you loose yourself 

  • FluffyBunz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I was a dark/light brown and ive box dyed my own hair 3 times then bleached it 3 times aaaand then I got a toner and it was platinum blonde. So if you understand what you are doing then for sure box dye is cheaper.. only downside is you damage your hair bad but it doesn't bother me too much. 

  • paige.ffoster FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    ashley is no doubt the wisest person thats been on this podcast, always has the best advice

  • RelaxCourtney88 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Thank god for mica ugh please explain in detail to these people about black hair

  • janas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Tbh Mica could totally rock a buzzcut she has a really pretty head shape and it would underline her gorgeous face.

  • Coolwhip555 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold James

    1 month ago

    Mariel is a straight up g...straight up gorgeous!  heart_eyesheart_eyesheart_eyes

  • REDbent FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold redbent

    1 month ago

    Sorry... but I was expecting.... "your friendly Wes Texas .. lesban" ... from Mariel. #westex4life. 

  • Zekei FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    19:00 - Dick in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex.

  • charlizetheron FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold (Lara)

    1 month ago

    Mariel's intros every week remind me of Katya and Trixie's intros for UNHhhh (if anyone else watches that)

    • Mariel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      This is the best compliment EVER

    • sakurastar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      lol I was thinking the same thing, now we just need some Contact references and Katya's Maureen voice.

  • KizzyKate FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    This is one of my favorite groups of people on this show, they are all so funny!

  • ShadowBall3r FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold BigDaddyDeadpoo1

    1 month ago

    "Boxer braids?" I'm with Mica; bitch, those are cornrows! 

  • zaheelee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    that shot is just a tiny tequila sunrise and you know it!

    • SummerTaco FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      Usually dont read comments this early into the vid but had to see if anyone else noticed this lol

  • Dum8kid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    With that last question, I agree with a lot of what they said, but I wanted to play devil's advocate on something, in case someone else is in a similar situation and wants advice from a random person on the internet. Try to figure out if it's them, the distance, or the stress from school, because it's possible that you could be mistaking being tired of the distance with being tired of the relationship. With that aside, like they said if you're checked out already, done and don't want to try, then you shouldn't drag him/her along. On the other hand if you're and your partner aren't ready to give up yet, don'tSit down and talk with them, figure out what's not working and why, make lists if you need to, pie charts, or bar graphs, whatever works at getting things across to each other, as long as you talk to each other, honestly obviously, everyone says it's the most important part of a relationship for a reason.

    • foreverfayth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Can completely agree with this comment. I'm in a long-term relationship and many years were long-distance. There was a period where I suddenly felt I couldn't handle it anymore. I was at university at the time and I didn't realise it at the time but the stress of study alongside long-distance was just too much. I ended up taking a break from school and working on myself and my relationship. I was always honest with my boyfriend and we talked through how I felt and also how this made him feel. We took breaks when necessary but always made a check-in day to update each other on how we were going. Communication and honesty is absolutely key.


      On the other hand, one of my best friends moved away a little while ago and had to go through long-distance. At the start it was good but within a few months there was clearly something wrong. He tried very hard to fix the relationship but at that point his then-girlfriend was barely putting any effort in. Eventually they broke up. Long-distance isn't for everyone. Relationships take work and long-distance needs some extra work to get over those extra barriers. But if you aren't going to really try to fix something, end the relationship. It's rough but it is so unfair to the other person to keep it going.

  • Mastiv

    1 month ago

    I eat Lemons with the skin and all.

  • daneonwayne FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

  • TyTy518 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Theyre being way too soft on the girl from the first anonymous story. That girl is a piece of shit and should be called out as such

    • zebry13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Yeah, I've noticed that they're very hesitant to call people out on being horrible people. The dude is a shit face for knowingly helping someone cheat and the girl is an absolute cunt for cheating on her boyfriend. I really don't see any other way to interpret the situation. 

  • mitzt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Boop!

    1 month ago

    Yay! Mica has been missing from Always Open for far too long. Every lineup for Always Open for the last few months has been great (and I still think every episode with Tyler is amazing), but the Barbara, Mica, Ashley, Mariel lineup is, to me, like the RT Podcast's go-to lineup of Gus, Gavin, Barbara, Burnie, Gus in terms of being a solid guarantee that the show will be good due to good chemistry between everyone.


    I still love that Ashley's embarrassing stories are many times nerdier that anyone else's just because of Everquest. I've never heard a story from someone who was into Everquest (or even WoW) that wasn't hilariously/lovably sad in hindsight.


    As for that last advice column sort of question, relationships can be wonderful but only when both people (or each person, for the polyamorous) are mostly equally passionate to be in the relationship. It's perfectly fine for an otherwise good relationship to end eventually and is probably for the best to stop when any one person loses their passion to be with the other(s) and it isn't fair to anyone involved to persist because of some socially constructed goal. This is the origin of the cliche "If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it was meant to be", because humans will always be drawn to whatever drives their passion and sometimes the only way to find what you are passionate about is to experience the things that are not. Fighting that drive is what leads to lies that destroy the trust and respect that could mean the difference between an amicable split and a spiteful separation.

  • DrumBoxyThng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    The story with Gavin and framing on iphone was that Dan sent him a pic (maybe video) of his peeing, but framed it just above his penis. Dan didn't know about the framing, so he sent Gav the head of his dick pissing.

  • DrumBoxyThng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Wow Mica looks amazing!

  • RemyLeBro FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Okay. What the hell with that shot? That's not some wacky, out of the ordinary shot. That was a Tequila Sunrise in shot form. Where do I submit?! I'll knock your socks off with some shots!

  • TMeisterJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Level 5 Laser Lotus

    1 month ago

    I really digged the nerd humor in the earlier section of this episode. HAWT!

  • JustinNZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    this is crack up its like watching the chick version of bro talk

  • kaikaips3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Feels like it's been a while since we've had Mica on the show. Always glad to see her

  • Aerwrek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold #LIFECUBED

    1 month ago

    I need shocked Mica to be a GIF now.

  • GhostofPizzaPast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold FAF is my fave anime

    1 month ago

    on the real though, the lemon/lime eating thing is a little bit Mexican. speaking from experience, most of my fam, including me, will just casually eat them like it's not a big deal. my friends always freak out on me when i do it haha 

    • PeppermintKoi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PeppermintKoi

      1 month ago

      i think is a hispanic thing too. I'm Salvadorian and we also eat lemons/limes a lot. 

    • rtqueenee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold rae.

      1 month ago

      But do you salt them????

    • RemyLeBro FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      I live in DEEP south Texas. The Rio Grande Valley. The majority of our population is Hispanic/Latino. It is not uncommon for bar patrons to ask for a cup of extra limes with a salt shaker. In my four years in the bar industry, I've cut several thousand limes.

      Don't even get me started on Trechas. 

    • GhostofPizzaPast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold FAF is my fave anime

      1 month ago

      @rtqueenee sometimes i do! it's like a tequila shot without the tequila haha

  • GreyGhost9036 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Angry Beaver

    1 month ago

    2000$ hair??!?! WoW Im assuming its a bit of an exaggeration but still. WOW. im lucky im a guy. ive had the same hair cut for years now and only pay 8+3 =11$ for my hair cut. 3 for the tip. 
    Also i want to say the casper matress segway was bad but casper is still in my head sooo kudos.

  • Jokk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    As a guy, spent a lot of time in google this episode. Don't know anything about hairstyles and color.

  • hiitskelz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold hiitskelz

    1 month ago

    The amount of love I have for Mariel is crazy. I love whoever edited this. 

  • RT_Fullmetal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I fucking love Mariel. She's downright hilarious. Also lemons are delicious. I don't eat them too often, but add a little salt and they are fantastic.

  • IncredibleJim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    think I love Mica a lil bit