Ba - Na - Na - S. (I added Sulfur.)
80,000 (eighty thousand) is the natural number that comes after 79,999 and before 80,001.
It’s also the number of Tumblr (and Twitter) followers we now have. Thank you all. Let’s celebrate with 22.2166666 days of non-stop partying.
I’m going to Cambridge, Mass. tomorrow morning for a conference, so I thought we’d do an early version this week of Best Thing All Week. What was the best thing that happened to you this week? (I apologize if it was set to happen tomorrow.)
I’ll start: I saw a thought-provoking documentary about ACT-UP and then had a very nice, reflective dinner with a good friend about grief and grandmothers, among other topics.
Oh I’m a doofus. Time to revisit the Staypuff Marshmallow Man…. Here’s the interview, btw.
We get this request a lot. Is there a show out there that does this? (There might be — I don’t know.)
It doesn’t seem like it would work with our show, specifically because I think our show works so well *because* of the research. (John, John, Heidi and Yowei dig up a ton of stuff.) Terry prepares 50-60 questions in advance — and watches, reads, immerses herself in our guests. I’m just not sure how that would happen with random folk.
Well, there are two things you can do:
1. Never reapply. Wonder what if? Become the world’s first underwater meteorologist. Wonder what if? Have children, acquire a partner, work for a good 30 or 40 years, retire, sell your home, move into a camper, explore Western Canada, regret never having reapplied in your youth.
2. Or you can reapply. You’re a freshman? That’s nothing. You’ve got years ahead of you. Start writing — for your school paper, for a blog, in a journal. Tweet. Acquire multimedia skills (they come in handy no matter what it is you want to do.) Acquire your voice. Figure out what you like and don’t like. Write some more. Apply again. If you don’t get it? So what? You’ll do something else. And maybe get back to public radio at some point.
Sigourney Weaver Appreciation Day continues…