it's all unraveling

Wow. What a week. A lunatic is running for president. A man who, a week ago, was gathering a group of women accusing Bill Clinton of sexual assault, eager to back to them and get justice, is now denying any allegation brought forth upon him? 

All I know is that he's completely lost Virginia, is losing Utah, and at present, Texas is polling as barely red. WHAT?! And this is all based on polls that assume registered Republicans will vote as they normally do, which we all know is NOT going to happen.

Phew. Not that I have given myself a pep talk, assuring myself that this disgusting man CANNOT be president, let's watch Michelle Obama crush it at life:

Mike Pence's response to this speech was, in his words, "confusion." SAY WHA?!?!

I voted early yesterday. 23 days until election day. Let them pass quickly please.

love you samantha bee!

This. 

I know that I rarely get political on this blog, but this year I feel that I have to...the overwhelming hate coming from the Donald Trump campaign is ubelievable and simply cannot be allowed.

Thank you to Samantha Bee for capturing the joy I feel on hearing that Mike Pence will no longer be our governor in Indiana.

election day

ugh.

I come from a pretty political family...it's long story, don't ask. I'm pretty young to be jaded, but I pretty much am.

However, I am a little nervous about the outcome of this election. I am a strongly aligned liberal. However, I am not overwhelmingly thrilled with President Obama. But I cannot support the social and economic platforms of the opponent and his vice-presidential candidate.

I am ready for this to be over.

I need a drink.

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thank goodness for those Gomers...

OMG. MAKE IT STOP. NPR---you are boring me silly. I cannot take anymore punditry, debating, and senseless political chatter. And of course there was all the Hurricane Sandy coverage, which I listened to interested, but wouldn't recommend for listening...

Thank god for the Gomers, who start a  new podcast season every Fall!

"Stretching in the Dairy Aisle" Two Gomers Run for Their Lives - October 26, 2012

"Slate Spoiler Specials: "Cloud Atlas" October 26, 2012

"Slate Culture Gabfest: Frankenfest Edition" November 1, 2012

"Perfectionism" On Point with Tom Ashbrook - November 1, 2012

"Good Run, Bad Run, Scary Run" Two Gomers Run for their Lives - November 2, 2012

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Happy Friiiiiiday! And some listening....to something...

How is it already Friday again...HOW?!?! Not that I'm complaining--I'm mostly just giggling in excitement. Potluck with my lovely yoga dears from OYTT tonight--it's been too long, can't wait to see you!

oh deeeeeeeear. I know I'm not going to get any relief until after November 6th, but NPR, PLEASE I'M BEGGING YOU! Please cover something without somehow tying it back to the presidential election!?!?! PLEASE?!?!!?

In the past two weeks, I've managed to find a little something via podcast, but also have been on a bit of a Spotify binge in protest, here's what I've been listening to...

"What the 'Influencing Machine' teaches College Kids" Talk of the Nation -- September 17, 2012 Had to drive straight to the library and check out this book while listening to this discussion.

since when do I listen to Maroon 5? And like it?!?! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhmnHaZZgV8&feature=player_detailpage]

As usual Fresh Air is one of the only shows that keeps it up with great interviews lately: Andrew Rannells, W. Kamau Bell, and Michael Shannon

I'm going to try and go through the archives and catch up on the rest...will maybe throw out some more selections over the weekend.

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Listen to This!

I started "running" and spinning again this week. I'll be honest, podcasts are not necessarily the best thing to listen to while sweating buckets on a spin bike, but I gotta multi-task people! It's time to break out that little shuffle!

"Summer Music Preview: Premieres from Cat Power, Avett Brothers, The Antlers, and More" NPR All Songs Considered -- June 26, 2012

"Alec Baldwin: A 'Rock' throughout the Ages" Fresh Air - June 25, 2012

"Ephron: From 'Silkwood' to 'Sally,' a Singular Voice" Morning Edition - June 27, 2012

"Political Implications of Today's Generation Gap" The Diane Rehm Show -- June 27, 2012 I love discussions and examinations of generations. This is a great--listened in the car and there was lots of looking at the radio and saying "YES!"

"Marcus Samuelsson: On Becoming a Top Chef" Fresh Air - June 28, 2012 Love this guy, but also just love anytime one of the superstar chefs is interviewed. When is Top Chef coming back!?!?