Show #113: A Little Sweaty

The hunnerd13th episode of our podcast, Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average), is now online.

This week’s episode: we say a little bit about JoCo Cruise Crazy II without actually saying anything; squarefoot gardening, specific cleaning, and coming around to enjoying tasks; geek militias; contemplating what constitutes “success;” and reconciling one’s self to Facebook. Also: Paul disses Canadian snacks.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: Are there any tasks/jobs you used to hate, and now enjoy/love?

Show #113: A Little Sweaty

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6 Comments

  1. Posted May 26, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    I used to hate working with the really loud guy at my j*b, until they hired a guy with unbearable body odor. Now I jump at the chance to spend time with Loudy.

    “Things can always be worse” is the lesson I learned from this.

  2. CallieMo
    Posted May 26, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    As far as the Internet Movie Database is aware, Bill Saluga (aka Ray J.
    Johnson, Jr.) is still alive (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0759178/) and working as of last year. No need to be sad anymore…at least for the time being.

    I’m a garden geek through and through. We have a compost ball (you roll it around the yard to aerate the compost so it breaks down faster) and a compost bin. It’s mostly used for lawn clippings, fall leaves and bad produce from the garden along with the occasional peelings/etc from cooking.

    The majority of our 11′ x 17′ regular garden is used for salsa ingredients :plum tomatoes and hot peppers (jalapeno, cayenne and habanero.) We make a couple of kinds of salsa that we preserve via canning and share it with friends all over.

    If you want to have fun doing some gardening in a small footprint, you should try growing potatoes in a small area. There are plans online for doing a 4 square foot “potato tower” that are pretty neat looking. Potatoes are pretty good with giving a decent yield. For each pound of seed potato (which you can find even at Home Depot/Lowes these days), you can get something like 12 pounds of potatoes or more back. Plus when the potato vines flower, you get a pretty show of white and/or purple flowers so they’re decorative too.

  3. Robin (the Mini-Minion)
    Posted May 26, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t enjoy cooking until I had to learn to do it for myself. (Then I realized I just don’t particularly like my mom’s cooking. D’oh.) After many years of practice and improvement I now find it really satisfying, especially if I can share the results with friends and loved ones.

    I reconciled myself to Facebook a few years ago when the other (geographically distant) bridesmaids in my friends’ wedding agreed to use it for planning purposes. Now I mostly have it because a few of my friends use it as their primary form of communication, including party invitations, and they’d just forget to include me in group activities if I deactivated my account. I pretty much only log in when I get email notifications about messages or pictures, to block the latest security hole Facebook has created, or to play the odd game of Bejeweled Blitz against my brother. It is, for the most part, a necessary evil.

  4. Linda
    Posted May 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    I decided FaceBook wasn’t so bad when I found that people I knew when I lived in other states were on there too. Real communication actually takes place sometimes. The privacy issues do bother me though. I do try to block anything I feel might leave me vulnerable.

  5. Posted May 27, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Yes, our Smarties are chocolate–and actually somewhat palatable instead of YOUR bullshit candy thing.

    I can’t believe I went a whole day without refreshing your website the one time you actually used my topic suggestion! I’ve been fascinated by the whole Snuggie/music industry/old media vs. new media thing for a week now, so thanks for rising to my bait and getting into your definition of success.

    I don’t blame your tepid embrace of Facebook. It’s a frustrating tool at most scales, and I don’t envy those who need to use it for promotion. It’s been useful to me over the years as a means of staying in touch with people, but I hardly use any of the features. I may eventually get over my burning distaste for fan pages, but until then know that I like you immensely, even if I don’t Facebook “like” you.

  6. Posted May 29, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    On the subject of success in the music biz and JoCo: I think you are remarkably modest not to have mentioned that Jon credits you for having taught him quite a lot about the business (especially touring) and thereby contributing to his success. That’s one of the most important factors, IMHO: learning from one another.

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