February 1, 2011

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How to get to know someone in four and a half hours

I know it’s not the weekend. It’s Tuesday. And some of you (I don’t know how many) are probably all “Dude, where’s my podcast?” So I’m all “Dude, you have no idea what happened to me.”

Well, no. That’s a little melodramatic. But it has not been easy to get this episode out to you. For one, the rear axle on Roxanne is creating a lot of trouble right now, and my dad and I drove nearly six hours last week to get two different axles, only to find out that neither is going to work.

And then there’s this podcast, which you should not even believe you’re about to listen to (if you are), because it took three huge attempts to finish it. That means I had to sift through four and a half hours of footage three times. The first two versions deleted themselves, a la what happened last time, which either means that there is still a ghost down in the basement where I work, or I made the same mistake again, which I thought I had corrected, though I never was sure what I had done wrong in the first place.

Long story short: I sucked it up and stuck it out and — that’s really starting to sound gross. What I’m trying to say is, I persevered. Enjoy. Oh, and there are no pictures. Again. I’m sorry. It seems that if my mind is in audio mode then visual mode shuts down.

And if you’re reading this on your feed reader, don’t forget to come here to the website to download the podcast, because there is still no way to fit the files into your e-mails. Again: I’m sorry.

UPDATE: I just figured out how to get it into my feed, feed readers! You should now see a Play prompt at the very top of the feed, before the post begins.

ANOTHER UPDATE: I have since edited the original podcast to feature “podsafe” music, which means the artists have the right to the songs and I will not get in trouble for using music without paying royalties— not that that happened. I just wanted to make sure it didn’t.

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  1. Stephanie Cheatley
    Feb 1 2011

    Nicely done, I felt like I was the missing fourth at dinner. Something Doug said really struck me about facebook, he said he used to DJ and the friend said ‘yeah i saw the pictures’ like that’s all you need to be up to speed on his life. No one is getting the rambling background story that tells so much more, except Margaret of course. Thank you for preserving the art of conversation.

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    • Feb 2 2011

      Right? I loved that line, too. It was a good reminder to me to get the rambling background story as often as you can, because I know I have not always done so.

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  2. hillary
    Feb 1 2011

    It’s true. Doug used to scare me. Only until I found out that he was a serious academic, though.

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    • Feb 2 2011

      Of course : ) I’m sure the Outback accent helped, too.

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