Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Sometimes we're all geeks.
I am a geek about a lot of things. For instance, I am always thinking about the intricate ways in which we build our bags - where stress points fall versus how the top stitching looks next to the overlap of seams - I obsess over where those seams join together and (as anyone who as worked for me will tell you) I will not let a crooked seam leave the studio.
I am a little bit geeky about basketball, too. I can't talk stats and junk, I just love the "teamness" (um…hello Celtics, why on earth would you go a trade part of the heart and soul of the team and send Eddie House to the Knicks??!!!), the rivalries, the announcers, the history, the overall fabric of the sport. I just finished listening to a book by Larry Bird and Magic Johnson..I know, geek is written on my forehead.
Right this second, I am geeking out over Public Radio. There is now an iPhone app for This American Life. It has all of the search capabilities of the website and it streams everything right to your phone.
Go get it.
You neeeeed this in your life.
I'm serious. The $2.99 spent on this app will make your life slightly better - you will burn extra calories from laughing more, you'll be a better conversationalist, you'll be more empathetic, you'll have 400 hours of airtime literally in your pocket.
I love technology.