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Closer to Normal

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 No comments

Earlier in the month, we had about 4 days of snow. It was the most snow I’ve seen since I moved to Portland. This coincided with my assignment ended at work. I ended up getting a week off from work unexpectedly and started a new assignment the following week. The new assignment is going well so far. I really like the team.

Podcasting has been going well. It’s taking up a lot of my time, but it’s a lot of fun

I didn’t get a chance to take the swimming class I was supposed to start in January that I had signed up for because I was working late. I signed up for another class that started in Feb. I’m enjoying it. I might not be good at all the kicks and whatnot, but at least I’m comfortable in the water. I need to work on floating on and swimming on my back.

I’m glad work isn’t as crazy as it was in January. Things almost feel normal again around here.

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I’m a Podcaster Now

Sunday, January 19th, 2014 No comments

I have been listening to podcasts for years, but now I have become a podcaster myself.  I’ve been a guests on podcasts before.  I’ve thought about doing my own for years.  I even had a podcast about The Legend of the Seeker set up in iTunes a few years ago, but never did it because I couldn’t find a cohost.  Now I’ve finally motivated myself enough to do it.  Beginning this month, I’ll be on two introcasts (introductory podcasts).

One is called Intro to  Brisco.  It’s a podcast about The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.  My cohost Caitlin and I are new to the series.  I’ve been meaning to watch this show for a while.  I bought the DVDs about 3 or 4 years ago, but never got around to them.  Now I have a chance.  I’ve heard good things about it. Matt and Mel are veterans of the show.  We just spend 3 hours recording our first episode.  The pilot episode of Brisco was 2 hours and we had lots of feedback.

The other one is called Downbelow: A Babylon 5 IntroCast.  As you can probably tell, it’s a podcast about Babylon 5, which is one of my favorite TV shows ever.  Cohost Ian is also a veteran and Elisabeth and Heidi are newbies.  I’m so excited to introduce people to this show.  We’ve released 2 episodes already.  The pilot movie was 2 hours and it took a long time to cover it.

I’m having fun so far doing these podcasts.  It’s a lot of work.  I hope people understand that I’m new and it will take a little while for everyone to become comfortable.  I’m learning a lot.  I got some new equipment this past week and learning how to properly use it has been a slightly frustrating experience.  I’m also learning audio editing using Audacity.  Give these shows a try if they sound interested.  Constructive criticism is appreciated.

Harmoncountry – Portland

Saturday, February 9th, 2013 No comments

Last week I went to see Harmoncountry, which is Dan Harmon’s (TV show Community creator)  Harmontown podcast on tour.  I had a lot of fun.  You can listen to the Portland episode here.

The 10th Wonder Podcast

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 No comments

The 10th Wonder Podcast is one of my favorite podcasts. It’s devoted to the show Heroes. The podcast is produced by Mississippi State University students. I first found out about it in MSU’s student newspaper, The Reflector.

Recently, they put out an open call for contributors for the website who would write about all the latest Heroes news. I offered to be one and some of the stuff that I’ve written has started to show up on the site. Check out the site and the podcast.

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Battlestar Galactica vs. the Enterprise

Monday, November 27th, 2006 1 comment

I listen to a lot of podcasts during the day while I’m working. On one of the weekly podcasts, Slice of SciFi, there has been an ongoing debate among the listeners over which ship would win in a fight: Battlestar Galactica or the Enterprise. I always cringe when this debate gets picked up again. These kinds of debates have been going on among sci-fi fans for a long time and they fit too nicely into the stereotype of the sci-fi geek.

One listener named Jason left a voicemail that said: “I know this point has probably been beaten to death, but after listening to all arguments over whether the Galactica can defeat the Enterprise in a space battle, I just had to weigh in with my opinion… which is: SHUT THE HELL UP! If I wanted to listen to arguments over which imaginary friend was tougher, I’d go to church”.

I couldn’t help but laugh at this. Anyway, I think the Enterprise would win hands down.

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