Podcasts are my friend

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My first generation IPod Touch sat in the kitchen desk drawer for over a year because I thought it was a glorified palm pilot. It was a freebie my hubby got from his company and neither of us knew what to do with the thing so naturally he gave it to me!

I’m not sure what made me first realize that I had been sitting on a time wasting tool of gargantuan proportions, but I have most definitely made up for lost time. I do a LOT of walking. Dogs and a middle-aged physique make it a necessity and podcasts make the walk much more enjoyable!

One of my new favorite podcasts is THE READERS which is put out by Gav Reads and  Simon Savidge, respectively.  Because they are based in the UK, their weekly chat about books and authors gives me a whole slew of new titles to add to my to-read shelf on Goodreads that I might not otherwise have heard about.
Thanks to Books on the Nightstand for the recommendation!

New Chapter

My trusty companion Jasmine and I, have recently found ourselves entering a new chapter of our lives, blogging. I never would have thunk in a million years that I would be so bold as to attempt this new (to me) way of expressing myself. I have always been slow to embrace change. CD’s replacing my beloved record albums?–NOT HAPPENING.  Me getting an answering machine?–NEVER. Cell phone, are you NUTS?

Of course this is the 21st century and I LOVE technology and know that my resistance was just stubbornness. When someone tells me I’m supposed to like something I usually decide that I don’t like it much at all. Not logical but this has been what’s kept me from embracing  Oprah book picks and Oscar winning movies. I like the underdogs, hey I’m a HUGE Cleveland sports fan,  so it’s in my DNA. But sometimes I do find myself going with the crowd and loving something despite the fact that I’m not alone in my fanaticism .

So now Jasmine and I begin this new chapter with our jottings! Not the greatest title but it satisfies my adoration of alliteration (o brother that was a little over the top!)