Saturday, January 21, 2006

NPR To Go

I went out to hear some jazz last night, kissed all the boys in the band on the lips (they're my friends), and woke up with a sore throat and a cold this morning. I'm not suggesting that I picked up something from one of them, but I'm concerned that one or more of them may have picked up something from me.

So I spent an entire Friday in my bedroom, except for dog and cat care and tea making. I watched a movie--all of it, unusual for me, at one sitting. It was "Working Girl," which I'd seen twice before, but long ago. (I didn't want to tax my fuzzy head.) I caught up on a few of the magazines in my ridiculous To Be Read stack. And I've been listening to "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me," one of my favorite shows on NPR.

It was a banner day when I learned about NPR archiving its shows online. Instead of listening to this one at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, I can tune in any time I wish. I can repeat lines I missed. I can even repeat the whole show if I want to. I guess this concept could be considered Tivo for radio freaks. Except it's free. And it's always fun, even for heads that are not at their sharpest.

Sniffle...

6 comments:

crystal said...

My sister listens to NPR on her one hour commute to work and back ... she really likes it. Take care of your proto-cold :-)

Susan said...

Hi Crystal! If your sister keeps the usual 9-5 hours she probably hears Morning Edition and All Things Considered. I like those, too, but my favorite shows are the ones that make me laugh. I don't envy her a one-hour commute! Has she tried audio books?

mm said...

And how are you today? Better I hope. I've been trying to shake something for about a week now, and I didn't even get to make out with a Jazz band to get it.

Life can be so unfair. :)

Susan said...

Not to fret, MM...they weren't your type. Handsome and fun, to be sure, but all Italians--not a kilt among them.

mm said...

nah, I'll kiss anyone.

What's wrong with you Suzie? Are you sure it's just a cold?

Susan said...

I think it's a variation on a cold. Doesn't seem to be anything serious. It's partly in my sinuses and mostly in my throat and just below the throat. Hope I didn't give myself a setback today. I did go to the store, and got sneezed and coughed on by large numbers of people, most of whom appeared to have two-digit IQs.