Day of Podcasts

My latest adventure wasn’t too exotic. It was a trip to visit Brian which includes a roughly 12 hour drive on either end. On the way back I finally got smart — okay, I borrowed Brian’s smarts — and downloaded the Podcast Addict app which allowed me to pre-download podcasts to entertain me on the solo trip. This was a very exciting development for someone like me who dislikes driving, traffic, and all things roadworks-related.

In honor of the brilliant drive that resulted, here are the highlights from my Day of Podcasts.  Below are 5 intellectual-yet-funny podcasts I discovered for this trip, mostly skewed toward science and technology because I’m biased that way. At the end of the post are two bonus shout-outs to my all-time favorite podcasts which I didn’t listen to on this drive only because I was already caught up.

If you have a drive, a boring job, or any other downtime I highly recommend checking for podcasts you might be interested in. You can subscribe via app, itunes, or catch some on the radio itself. There are a lot of great ones out there which help me learn new things and — often — laugh out loud. And best of all, these are all free to listen. Continue reading


I recently stumbled upon the latest viral approach to parenting: Dinovember.

Basically, some creative parents are taking the month of November to reinstill imagination in their children for the second year in a row. Every night of November, the parents stage the kids’ dinosaur toys to look like they’ve come alive overnight. Kind of like leaving leprechaun footprints in the house around St. Patrick’s Day or staging those little elf dolls around the house at Christmas. But this just seems way more awesome.

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4-month triweekly blogiversary

I can’t believe it’s been 4 months since I started writing for this blog 3 times a week. I never thought I’d be able to keep up that pace for this long. It turns out that having a lot of photos to share goes a long way to facilitate the process.

To say the least, updating this blog so often has reminded me to have a life. Three posts a week of “I went to work today and then I went home” just wouldn’t cut it. But luckily I’ve had a lot of great memories to share over the last 4 months and even more fun, new experiences over the last few  years. Post-grad life has treated me well. At some point there will probably be more throwback posts to share other long-lost photos of adventures I’ve had during the last few years.

I’m not sure my life will always be exciting enough for this much blogging (I’m not sure it’s even that exciting now…), but I’ve got enough ideas to keep it up for a while longer so I’ll keep going. Thanks for reading and commenting so far. It’s been fun sharing what I’ve been up to.