My name is Ely and Im a full-time and freelance graphic designer. My girlfriends name is Laura and she is a full-time Appraisal Manager. Together, we have discovered that no matter how crazy our work lives can be, there is always laughter in it.Although we have much in common, our differences in pets, music, food, movies, and T.V. shows make for the best conversations.Tune in every Sunday, as we recap a synopsis of our work life and the candid situations we encounter on a daily basis.


  • How my high school teacher influenced my path.

    17/12/2020 Duration: 21min

    In his episode, I talk about how my high school teacher, Mr.Smith, had a profound influence on my life when I took his class on screen printing and photography.

  • The world shook me in DC

    24/06/2020 Duration: 28min

    This is my New Years Eve story in DC

  • My first time in NY

    16/06/2020 Duration: 25min

    On behalf of EL&L podcast, I will be sharing with all of you small vignettes of my life. Enjoy.

  • Labor Day specials without my wisdom teeth.

    01/09/2019 Duration: 51min

    Happy Labor Day everyone! Little do some of you know, but Laura nursed me back to health after I had my wisdom teeth yanked out this past Thursday. It was my first time EVER going to the dentist. Surprisingly, I’m recovering rather well and I feel almost back to normal. Laura and I did some bargain hunting for a 3 piece sofa set and scored a crazy deal.

  • My proposal hit a firewall.

    26/08/2019 Duration: 41min

    Laura and I tried out this vegan place for the first time and realized that eating vegan isn’t that bad. Our vacation from work has started and couldn’t be more excited for it. I recently got off the phone with a potential client for my design services and the conversation didn’t go as well as I expected.

  • Why my feelings get in the way.

    04/08/2019 Duration: 36min

    Hey everyone! It’s been long overdue since our last podcast due to our busy lives but this evening, Laura and I decided to dive back into our podcast. We will try to keep up with everyone as much as we can but GOOD NEWS! I recently moved out from my apartment and have officially moved in with Laura!

  • IKEA has opened.

    14/04/2019 Duration: 25min

    The Norfolk IKEA has officially opened and the NBA play-offs have begun! Laura and I buy our first dinner table from today’s trip to IKEA.

  • I hate DC traffic.

    06/04/2019 Duration: 41min

    This podcast is dedicated to the DC traffic that I despise so much. Laura and I took a mini trip to DC to check out the Cherry Blossom festival but unfortunately, the trip came with annoying detours, aggressive driving, and bad food service.

  • I finished a logo.

    25/03/2019 Duration: 40min

    Laura and I talk briefly about girl code & guy code. We had an interesting breakfast this morning at a place that made me question how restaurants advertise their theme.

  • I miss my old house.

    18/03/2019 Duration: 34min

    In this podcast, I reminisce about my old house and how much I miss being there. Laura and I joke about bathroom encounters and taking the #2.

  • Spring Forward

    11/03/2019 Duration: 20min

    Quite the weekend we had! Although, we could have used one more day to do absolutely nothing. Laura and I went to watch Captain Marvel today as well as go for a bite to eat at a great bar-b-q place called Whitner’s. Today was unusually warm, which called our attention to be outside. Springing forward is tough, especially when your sleep becomes affected.

  • Laura turns 30. I cried to the movie Roma.

    04/03/2019 Duration: 28min

    Laura turned 30 this weekend and she touches on the value of what her early 20s taught her and how to stay motivated as you grow out of old habits. We recently watched the movie “Roma”, which has won numerous awards during the Oscars; where my heart strings were being pulled. I discuss a surprise promotion that I received at my job and rant about the effects of sun, alcohol, and cigarettes on your aging process.

  • Virginia Beach restaurant week and the abnormal personalities at Walmart.

    25/02/2019 Duration: 25min

    Laura and I spent the weekend doing normal adult errands, until we encounter the abnormal personalities at Walmart. We made a visit to a few restaurants in light of Virginia Beach’s annual restaurant week, where we discuss the foods we had. Laura touches on the differences between renting and owning a home, while I vent about my friend leaving our company.

  • Happy weight and being food conscious.

    17/02/2019 Duration: 15min

    Laura and I talk about gaining weight in a relationship and the lessons she has learned about food choices after her surgery.

  • First ever pod cast between me and my girlfriend, Laura! Have a listen!

    10/02/2019 Duration: 18min

    This is Laura and I’s first podcast together, where we discuss my unusual moment where I had difficulty swallowing my food and the interaction we shared at the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru.