Recently I have become a big fan of audiobook podcasts. I'm very addicted to one called Antithesis right now - a scifi adventure with lots of stories all tangled together. Through that I found a site called podiobooks - a whole site of podcast books. It's amazing. The books are free but donations are accepted and go to the author. My ipod is full of books and podcasts now - I barely have room for music!
Listening to great writing reminds me that I, long ago, wanted to be a writer. I used to spend alot of time writing stories and poems about anything. It's been a long time since I've done any, though. When I was younger I was so much smarter than I am now. I'm not sure what happened - is it talking to children, chemical dependency (caffeine and nutrasweet), television - I just don't have the language skills that I used to. The kids are shocked at how high my ACT score was because I guess I don't seem like much to them now. I should read more, actually see words rather than listen to them. Any advice?
I'm in love with the new phones. I dream of an Envy 3 or Touch - able to Tweet, blog, surf, keep in touch whereever I am. Unfortunately I don't have much reason to go anywhere since I'm not working. I'm also not in a position to need the constant communication with people. I would love to think that everyone wants to talk to me alot - the truth is that two people call me regularly. When I had a cell it barely got used. It made me sad, actually. When I start working again I will get a super new phone with as many bells and whistles as possible. Just don't be surprised if I ask for your number to text you - just to get my money's worth out of it!