Saturday, December 30, 2006

I am such a nerd

I am a complete and utter nerd. If you were not convinced by my nerd score you will be by the end of this post.

I have discovered the fun of podcasts. They are free and there are so many interesting subjects that I can hardly contain myself. I just spent a good hour browsing and subscribing to some so I can listen to them while I am taking the kids out for stroller rides.

I love Forum (a call in radio show on my local NPR station). I used to get to listen to it a lot in the car but now it seems like I am never in the car when the show is on and I can never remember to listen to it at home. Now I get to listen to people discuss an amazing range of topics. I think it will be neat to have a chance to listen to more of the NPR shows that I like but can't always catch all the time.

One surprising podcast that I found is presented by a cat veterinarian. I actually volunteered at this guy's clinic eons ago back when I was young and starry eyed. I wanted to be a vet when I grew up so I was eager to get all the experience I could. This guy was amazing with cats. He could spay a female cat incredibly fast, it was truly amazing to watch. He was also a very funny and interesting person to talk to. He had me laughing through most of the time I spent with him. I am very excited to listen to him.

You should go check them out. Even if you do not have an iPod you can still listen to podcasts on your computer.

3 comments:

chelle said...

hehe I never really got into the podcast thing .. I really should ... learn something while I code!

Odile S said...

Hi,
I have a fun thing that I do with my blogging. First I write my blog and then I search for people who write similar things as I do. My nerdscore is 90%. I don't have a pod either, but I do listen now and then to podcasts. And I live in the Netherlands...
I have three boys and daughters. I also am crazy about nerdy toys. Thinking puzzles (same game memory for 2 year old) and I have a 5 year old playing SET.

Odile S said...

Hi,

I came here looking for other mothers that are nerdy. My score is 90% and this is high for a mum.
I also buy my children great thinking games and puzzles, science projects to do at home; electrical circuits that make music if you put them together in the right way.