Friday, February 5, 2010

Time Well Wasted

So one thing I forgot to mention is that silence really ramps up the freak-out factor when I'm alone. So pretty much as soon as Luke leaves for work I open up itunes. And a couple of weeks ago I discovered/rediscovered a most amazing thing: podcasts! Two words: Awe. Some.

Okay, backtracking a little bit. When I finally got my first car my senior year of college I discovered the joys of being able to change the radio station whenever I wanted. (Well, technically I discovered that my senior year of high school when I was pretty much the only one driving the MAV, but I tended to get in trouble when the station was not the one and only station it was ever left on. Anyway . . . ) And I kind of fell in love with the "seek" button, so whenever a commercial or a song I didn't absolutely love came on, I would just hit the button until I found something else. I discovered a lot of music, which was awesome, and pretty much the only thing I (almost) never listened to was talk radio. It just bored me 95% of the time.

Fast forward a couple of years. Lacey finds out that Luke enjoys listening to NPR. Lacey kinda wants to impress Luke, so she starts listening once in a while. And lo and behold, Lacey kinda rather enjoys NPR now! Crazy, no? (note: this is not the point in time where Lacey starts refering to herself in third person. That one just comes and goes, lol.) Seriously though, it's really interesting . . . maybe not all of the time, but a lot of the time. It's amazing what you'll do to impress people, isn't it? :-)

So anyway, a couple of weeks ago I'm browsing the itunes store just for kicks and giggles and I notice a button that says podcasts. And then I remember how back in the day before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out and I was a daily (and often several times a day shortly before a new HP book came out) visitor to mugglenet. And I was always so sad that I couldn't download Mugglecast, the mugglenet podcast, because it sounded so awesome. But those were the days that I had a laptop that I named the Craptop (wholely deserved, believe me!) and later on not at all. But now . . . well, Lacey has access to a much higher quality computer - yay!! So I browse around the podcast page of the store, and it turns out that PODCASTS ARE FREE!!! :-) SCORE!!!! So now I've subscribed to 19 podcasts - mostly NPR stuff. And seriously, I was psyched to find out that I don't have to be up'n'at'em early Saturday morning in order to listen to "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me." There are no words to express how utterly delightful this is. And it gets even better - The Soup has a video podcast! Sadly, it's super short . . . but it's The Soup! Of all the time-killing shows I loved watching when I had free cable, this just might be the one I miss the most. (Well, after The Daily Show and The Colbert Report . . . )

And I can finally listen to Mugglecast. *sigh* Somehow, the world just seems right again. :-P I need to read those books again - I haven't since DH came out. Actually - and I'm a little ashamed to admit this - I still only have copies of the last three. The horror, the horror!! I didn't have money until the fifth one came out. :-( Really need to catch up on that.

Okay, I know I had a point when I started this blog . . . but I seem to have lost it somewhere along the way. So . . . ummmmmm . . . hooray for The Soup!!

Edit: Check out the posted time on here. I think this blog post = the end of the world, lol.

P. ost S. cript
I would totally watch televangelists all the time if it was always this . . . "pastor." Make sure you watch the whole thing!


  1. I just barely found / subscribed to Wait, Wait.

    The Soup. It's a Friday night standby show for us. Well, a Friday night standby to tivo. We usually watch it later.

  2. All I have to say is WOW on the televangelist baby. And that it kind of disturbs me.. hmm. Oh and I too have found out that I'm a semi-fan of NPR. Don't tell my husband. he thinks he's the only one.

  3. My station is never where I leave it. I think. I station surf so much that I can never be sure if it was me or the kids that changed it.

  4. I would love to be on Wait, Wait ... someday. I also enjoy Car Talk (and i'm NOT a car person)