March 3, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Okay. So those are some podcasts that I truly enjoy almost every day. I learn a lot and I feel mentally stimulated. And then there are these:
I don’t like to say that I “hate-listen” to these shows, but I’m afraid it’s kind of true. Every week I find myself simultaneously annoyed and amused. They almost always incite a rant that begins with something “OMG I can’t believe these people!?!?!?!” So….WHY do I keep listening? I have lots of interest in the topics,, yet I often disagree so strongly with the hosts’ opinions that I find myself wanting to pull my hair out. It’s like being at a dinner party with no ability to interject and voice one’s opinion!
I mean, c’mon…an endorsement of banana pudding: “the ultimate summer dessert concoction of bananas, pudding, Nilla wafers, and whipped cream” or an in-depth analysis of Nicki Minaj’s judging technique on America Idol?!
However, it might not be so bad to listen to the viewpoints that differ from your own…I suppose it’s good for me…
Do you “hate-listen” to podcasts/talk radio?!? Am I the only one?!
November 20, 2012 § 1 Comment
Happy Tuesday Y’all! I have Wednesday-Friday off, so it’s my Friday. yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
In addition, I have something to say about us ladies.
There was such a strong emphasis on the importance of “women” in this election. I put the word in quotations because I will never understand referring to 51% of the world’s population as a special interest group. And, as a lady who does not find weddings particularly interesting, does not wear makeup,and does not have babies, a lot of target marketing and media is lost on me.
Here’s who I look to:
Joy the Baker
For more sane lady talk, I also recommend:
I’ll be back a bunch this week with some fun stuff – yay for a work break + Thanksgiving + my birthday + wedding anniversary!
September 21, 2012 § Leave a Comment
How is it already Friday again…HOW?!?! Not that I’m complaining–I’m mostly just giggling in excitement. Potluck with my lovely yoga dears from OYTT tonight–it’s been too long, can’t wait to see you!
oh deeeeeeeear. I know I’m not going to get any relief until after November 6th, but NPR, PLEASE I’M BEGGING YOU! Please cover something without somehow tying it back to the presidential election!?!?! PLEASE?!?!!?
In the past two weeks, I’ve managed to find a little something via podcast, but also have been on a bit of a Spotify binge in protest, here’s what I’ve been listening to…
“What the ‘Influencing Machine’ teaches College Kids”
Talk of the Nation — September 17, 2012
Had to drive straight to the library and check out this book while listening to this discussion.
since when do I listen to Maroon 5? And like it?!?!
I’m going to try and go through the archives and catch up on the rest…will maybe throw out some more selections over the weekend.
September 3, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Oh. My. Word.
Cannot explain why, but I am in love with these paintings by Ali Cavanaugh. A midwestern gal from St. Louis has an incredible array of these striped portraits right here.
I am loving loving loving them.
August 26, 2012 § 1 Comment
“Top 10 Films of All Time”
One of my most standby podcasts…finally lay out their all-time top 10…very thorough as usual.
“First Listen: Gaby Moreno, ‘Postales’”
NPR All Songs Considered - August 19, 2012
“Bill Hader on Sketch Comedy, his love of Old Films”
Fresh Air – August 23, 2012
On Point with Tom Ashbrook – August 21, 2012
July 20, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Uhhhhhh so this is what it looked like outside last night. !!!
I have not edited or added any filter to these photos–it was like a horror movie out there!
Ready for the weekend! Excited to have Tate popping in for a quick visit today. Dark Knight Rises tonight, teaching tomorrow morning, finish Breaking Bad (we will be able to watch new episode Sunday!) And….is it okay to admit that I’m also kinda amped for the Bachelorette finale on Sunday evening? Anyone else? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Folding laundry this weekend? Check these out!
“Innovation Stagnation: BRAVO’s Andy Cohen”
Q with Jian Gomeshi – July 16, 2012
An interview with the mastermind behind the Real Housewives? Yes.
“Aaron Sorkin: The Writer Behind the Newsroom”
Fresh Air – July 16, 2012
“Jeff Faux: The Servant Economy”
The Diane Rehm Show – July 17, 2012
Probably the most pessimistic viewpoint on the future of the American economy I’ve heard in a looooong time. Sadly, this guy makes a lot of sense…
“Dodged a Fairy Bullet”
Joy the Baker podcast – July 19. 2012
Only four this week…NPR was a bit snoozerville this week.
July 1, 2012 § 1 Comment
I found The Burning House last year, forgot about it, then stumbled back across it recently. Such a cool idea! It’s a tumblr that features submissions from people all over the world, photographing the items they would save if their house was burning.
Of course I had to make my own:
- teddy bear I gave to my Grandmother at age three–she returned it right before she died seven years ago
- framed origami heart out of The Beatles, “All You Need is Love.” sheet music. Purchased at street fair in Notting Hill
- Autographed, first edition copy of Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel, The Virgin Suicides. My favorite book.
- crab ashtray–once belonged to my Grandmother
- a Baywatch Barbie tumbler–beloved shared keepsake of my aunt Lis and I
- Frye Harness Boots — olive green
- yoga mat
- whale paperweight –once belonged to my grandmother
- journal containing lists, ideas, drawings, and moments I don’t want to forget throughout the years
What would you save?
June 22, 2012 § Leave a Comment
This week I enjoyed…
“Is the Coconut Water Craze All It’s Cracked up to Be?
Morning Edition – June 18, 2012
Have been waiting for this…so tired of this stuff!
“Inside Mexico’s Drug Trade”
On Point with Tom Ashbrook –June 19, 2012
“The Bumper Sticker Debate”
Two Gomers Run for Their Lives — June 19, 2012
The Gomers are back–one of my favorite non-NPR podcasts for sure.
“Jeff Daniels: Ancoring the Cast of the ‘Newsroom’”
Fresh Air — June 20, 2012
I always like Terry Gross’ interviews with Jeff Daniels!
The Culture Gabfest: “Curb Appeal” Edition
Slate Magazine — June 20, 2012
Discussion including two of my favorite topics: songs of summer and HGTV’s House Hunters!
June 15, 2012 § 2 Comments
my five favorites of the week! It was a stellar week for life in general and audio listening….really hard to pick only five.
Also, a short interview where they mention this:
“Joan Rivers hates You, Herself, and Everything Else”
Fresh Air with Terry Gross — June 11, 2012
“Favorite Music of 2012 (So Far)”
All Songs Considered — June 12, 2012
Every year I look forward to both this show and the year end’s discussion. I love the dynamic between the hosts and always discover a bunch of music!
My favorite discovery:
Also…some more heated debate over Carly Rae Jepsen.
“Great Summer Reads”
On Point with Tom Ashbrook — June 13, 2012
Joy the Baker podcast with Joy the Baker and Tracy Shutterbean — June 14, 2012
OMG — a verbal mention of this blog that you are like totally reading RIGHT NOW on one of my FAVORITE podcasts! hashtag omgdying.
I’ve been listening to lots of new music. At the beginning of every season, I make a new playlist on Spotify and just dump everything I like into it. Here’s what I’m listening to for Summer 2012.
May 30, 2012 § 3 Comments