Ok, I guess I’ve been busy with life lately. Haven’t really had any time to write. I went to a handful of shows these last several weeks and it has left me inspired to write. This is most likely a direct result of going to a lecture by one of my favorite authors, David Sedaris. The guy is awesome. I feel like I should start writing again. I don’t even know what I want to write, but I think it would help if I just get into the habit of it again. I guess I’m starting here with my blog. That was the whole purpose of this project. My only goal for this site is to force myself to spend a few moments a day to reflect on what is going on in my life and in the world around me.
For the last two months, I have been throwing myself into my work. This really is only ten percent by choice, ninety percent because we are insanely busy right now. On the bright side, I’ve been getting a lot of experience working with CSS. I finally made my first CSS-based, table-less website last week. It turned out pretty sweet. I only had a few bumps along the way, but I got them fixed. After making that site. I think I might redesign this site a little. I’m not really digging it right now even though it’s not really done yet.
So I haven’t really jumped on the whole podcasting wagon mostly because when it first came out, I really didn’t find any good ones available. I ended up just listening to iTunes radio off and on. I started listening to a podcast show called American Cliche that’s streamed over iTunes radio. It’s a weekly show that really doesn’t have any particular focus. Is just a guy who talks about interesting news and random stuff in his life. He’s funny, so I listen to it at work. During this week’s episode he mentioned a fellow podcaster, Mignon Fogarty, who has two shows, Absolute Science and Grammar Girl. I immediately got this week’s episodes of both shows as soon as American Cliche ended. I just have to say, I was enraptured by them. This inevitably resulted in a massive search for other quality podcasts. I felt like I missed out on so much. After killing a solid two hours on the net, I found enough podcasts to keep me intellectually occupied every week. This is the current list that I’m currently subscribed to and recommend to anyone:
- American Cliche
- Absolute Science
- Grammar Girl
- DaneCAST (Podcast by Dane Cook)
- This American Life
- Urban Coffee
There are more that I’m going to try out this week, but those are a very good start. I am so excite about this right now. I have been so disappointed by radio these last five years or so that I rarely ever listen to it. It’s just mind-numbing how shallow broadcast radio is nowadays. I am so glad I have found my solution. It’s sad though. I am such a technology freak and yet it takes me this long before I adopt a technology that’s been buzzing for a long time now. So I do recommend that list to everyone and I’ll be figuring out my official favorite list of podcasts in the next few weeks. All this talk about podcasts makes me wish the widescreen iPod is coming sooner. I’m still thinking it’ll be released around Thanksgiving just in time for Christmas.