Well, it’s been a whirl spending the week with you good people. Your tumblr goddess, Mel, returns on Monday. If you’re so inclined, you can always join me over at *Taps Mic* and/or follow me on Twitter (@tdoubleb).
Take care. *waves slowly*
TBB Note: I can’t take credit for this post because it was in Mel’s drafts box, but it is hilarious and we miss her so I thought, what the hey, I’ll post it! Meanwhile, my five followers over at *Taps Mic* are getting this today: *crickets* You guys are so fun though! (Why yes, that is shameless promotion for my tumblr blog, *Taps Mic*. Mel specifically said in her instructions to me before she left, “Dear TdoubleB: Please please PLEASE shamelessly promote your tumblr blog, *Taps Mic*, all week long.” So there. I have vowed to follow her instrux to.the.letter.)**********************************
I found this piece in the NPR archive and thought it was hilarious. It’s old, but decent.
After substantial research I’ve concluded that the following topics are the cornerstones of NPR’s Most E-mailed articles:
- Food stories and recipes
- Neti pots (These ancient homeopathic devices are used for nasal irrigation. A story about them was #1 most e-mailed for 2007.)
- Star Wars
- Student life
- Scientific discoveries
- Quinoa (the super grain)
- NPR’s esteemed science correspondent Robert Krulwich
- The classical arts (theater/opera/symphonic music)
- Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul
- “This I Believe" pieces (stories of personal tragedy/loss and the overcoming of said loss)
With these popular topics in mind, I present the following NPR piece.
Meet Tanya aka TDoubleB aka *TAPS MIC*. She’ll be Tumblring for the show next week while I sit on a beach and do non-electronic things like bike and read. I am stealing her Tumblr header as an introduction:
"I’m a Southern girl, an editor for NPR.org and a wild dreamer who laughs loudly and often. When I grow up I’ll be a bass player. Or Sarah Vaughan. Whichever comes first. I’m also curious about lots of things so I shall post some of what I find here and you can have at it. Enjoy!"
So enjoy your week with Tanya! She’s great and hilarious and a member of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour Squad and SHE HAS HER OWN AVATAR. From her email 5 minutes ago… “Wait! You need a jazzy photo of me to use with my intro! Wonder T is attached. *flies away in invisible jet*"(artist: Troy Witcher)
On March 15, 1913, Macdonald Carey was born. He was the voice that said, “Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days of our lives.”
— Tanya Ballard Brown, NPR.org editor and author of today’s internal daily news budget (which always includes an interesting fact or two)