Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Wait wait...

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don't tell me...

A while back I became addicted to the wonderful Word Nerds podcast. It's published by a teacher in Virginia along with his colleague from the same school and his brother, who teaches at a school in North Carolina. Each week's show has a theme where they discuss, for example, puns or the particular idiosyncrasies of locker room lingo. But this only sated my podcast thirst, which I usually listen to while working out on the elliptical trainer, once a week, so I went looking for another good weekly podcast or two.

People kept telling me about how good the NPR show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me..." was, so I went looking for a podcast version of the show. Sure enough, they publish the weekly show as a podcast which can be found here. Let me tell you that it is an absolute joy to listen to this show. And the podcast format is beautiful. It actually makes me look forward to my monday workout as it provides the best opportunity to listen to this brilliant show. I'm sure most of you have at least heard of it and many of you probably listen to it broadcast on your favorite NPR station, but if you're looking for something to make your workout routine a little less routine then download this podcast!

p.s. I'm looking for more good, entertaining podcasts to listen to during the remaining days of the week. Does anyone have any good suggestions?

This just in...

After a kickball season of being co-captain, I willingly handed the reins over to the other co-captain, KA, to be the single captain for the fall kickball season. She took it upon herself to see if she could find a sponsor for the team -- and guess what? -- she succeded! The Chotchkies are officially sponsored by the Boulder Beer Company! This means that we get Hazed & Infused T-shirt uniforms and cheap beer at Boulder Beer Company! Hoo-ray!!!

By the way, we triumphantly finished the summer season with 5 wins and 2 losses, but becuase of the strength of our schedule we ended up in 5th place out of 8 teams. I'm sure we will kick much ass in fall league. Come cheer us on every Monday night at the Mapleton Ballfields behind Whole Foods (right by Boulder Rock Club).