Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One-eyed penguins

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Amazon.com: LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: Nintendo Wii: Video Games

Currently watching the first of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies in preparation for the Lego Wii game coming out...

Amazon.com: LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: Nintendo Wii: Video Games

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cook's Illustrated sugar cookies

With vanilla bean paste fer extra fanciness...

Friday, January 7, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Running podcasts

I'm a podcast listener. They fit pretty well with my workflow, which basically consists of sitting at my desk cataloging library books or processing and receiving periodicals. There's a little corner of my mind that likes to have another form of input, though, and so instead of listening to the same music over and over, I listen to podcasts. I have a good lineup of them, some tech news (the TWiT Network and CNET), some science (NPR's SciFri, Science Talk from Scientific American, BBC's Discovery), some nerd/geek culture (Current Geek, Revision3, The Nerdist) and some general interest (All the howstuffworks.com podcasts, CBC's Spark, WNYC's Radiolab, and many others.) And, of course, I listen to some running podcasts. Not ALL of them, and not even all of the big ones - but I thought I'd share with you some of the ones that I've been enjoying.

The Runner's Round Table
A talk show-like podcast, with a rotating group of runners calling in to discuss a given subject, sometimes with a special expert guest. Recent topics have included Vegan running, training basics and endurance relays.

Chris Russel hosts "The podcast for runners, wannabe runners and mid-packers of all shapes and sizes who just want to strap on their favorite pair of shoes and get out there!" Eclectic and fun, with great info for newbies and experienced runners.

3 Non Joggers
Two runners and a mailman, recording in a basement in Portland. Mostly about ultrarunning, but with digressions galore. Hilarity ensues.

Geeks in Running Shoes
A couple of self-proclaimed geeks in the Midwest (Chicago and St. Louis) who took up running a year or so ago and talk about it.

There are, of course, many others that I don't listen t. A good list of them lives at runningpodcasts.org. A couple of the big ones I haven't included are Phedippidations and The Runner's Loungecast, but I'm sure that many of the others are worth a look as well.