M: Thank you, Rory, for your, oh, well structured, routine like answers. So there's nothing new. There's nothing special. It's kind of you know, we're following the same routine. So yeah, listener, how are you? Are you bored to death already by our routine? Oh, yeah. True. Like we do have our podcasts routine, don't we?
R: Yes. We set up the times. Vanya is 30 minutes late. And then we arrange another time. Just kidding.
M: Yeah. Well, hopefully, our routine, well, is okay with you, dear listener. Especially our jokes. Yeah. So we are kind of adding hilarious jokes, unique jokes, which we never repeat. Okay, yeah. Oh, Rory, do you remember that joke about Russian dolls?
R: No, I don't. Why?
M: I have to, have to tell it again. So Rory, do you know why Russian dolls, this matryoshka dolls, these Russian dolls are so selfish?
M: Because they're full of themselves. And Russian dolls, you know, it's like a huge Russian doll, then you open it up, and there's a small Russian doll. You open it up and there's another smaller doll, you open it up and there's another one.
R: What was it you said about explaining jokes? It kills the subject and the process.
M: No, no. It's like, explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog. The frog dies in the process.
R: So you must stop, otherwise, I'm going to die in the process.
M: No, Rory, we need you, we need you. So let's go back to the routine, daily routine. Rory, would you say that you are a routine kind of guy?
R: No. Is that even the expression? Is it not I'm a regular kind of guy?
M: Are you a regular kind of guy?
R: I don't know. Probably not. I would strongly suggest that there's nothing regular about my life.
M: Really? I thought kind of you follow your routine. Especially like your daily routine. Kind of you...
R: I try to follow my routine but like, life happens. What is it? John Lennon that said life is what happens when you're making other plans.
M: Right, true. That's a deep one. I love it. So life is what happens when you're making other plans or plans for the future. Or when you're thinking about the future.
R: So it's like, you might have your plan, but like that might not work.
M: Okay, right. So you kind of enjoy the routine, but then life happens. Okay. So, we follow our daily routine. What are the collocations we have with routine.
R: Well, you could talk about routine regularity, daily habits, daily chores, something that happens on a daily basis.
M: Yes, on a daily basis. Also, you can change your routine. Rroutine or routines?
R: Well, both. We talk about my daily routine, but there's nothing to stop you talking about daily routines because you don't just have, well, you might just have one fixed thing, but it's unusual. You might do different things on different days.
M: And your routine could be regular. Or it could be not so regular.
R: It could be ad hoc.
M: Yes. What does it mean this like is done?
R: I'm cheating a little bit. It's a Latin expression. But it just means like you put something together as you go. It's not something that's planned.
M: So if I say like it's done on an ad hoc, hoc basis, it's like it's spontaneous? It's kind of I like....
R: No, ad hoc is something that happens in reaction to something spontaneous, perhaps. So, for example, when I have, I have my main things to do every day, but if I have any extra time, then I'll do my studying for university. But that doesn't necessarily mean that I've planned for that. That's just something that I've decided to do that's productive in the moment.