The other day my sister in law (SIL) asked me what my favorite podcasts were. I had to think about it for a while. Podcasts are relatively new for me. I didn’t start listening to them until 2018 when my SIL’s husband told me about a Joe Rogan podcast on sleep. I listened to it and I really enjoyed it. I’ve been listening to podcasts ever since. Podcasts allow me to learn things while I’m either sitting idle or exercising.
I started listening to just Joe Rogan but I slowly started expanding my list of podcasts. When I started adding more podcasts, I stopped listening to Joe Rogan regularly because his podcasts are so long (usually between 2-3 hours long) . They’re good and I learn/laugh at each one I listen to but I wanted to be able to listen to other things (including audiobooks). I especially like podcasts where the person speaking has a lot of voice expression.
Here are the podcasts that I listen to regularly:
Freakonmics – various topics with expert interviews (I learn a lot from this one!)
I’m back. Once again, it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted. A lot has happened since April 2017…so that means there’s a lot I need to post. But first and foremost…I finally finished my masters degree. That means I now have the time to write again and learn things I’ve been wanting to learn.
I can also read books for pleasure now rather than write my thesis. I still read books during school but I can read more. Yay! I have also decided that I still want to read books to learn things but at least now I don’t have my thesis hovering over me (and the books I read aren’t limited to machine learning or statistics).
One of the effects of my addiction to Pinterest is that my feedler app now has sooo many food blog subscriptions. Sometimes it is overwhelming (usually when I haven’t read my feeds in a while) and other times it is inspiring. Before, I used to try Googling “food blogs” or “recipe blogs” and I only found bloggers that really no longer blogged about food. So I thought that I would compile my own list, since I found them on Pinterest. So here are some of my most favorite food blog feed subscriptions in alpha order. I would encourage you to visit them like I do 🙂
All Recipe — a great place to pick from thousands of recipes and try them! With this site, there are so many recipes that you have to subscribe to multiple feeds. It’s helpful to read the ratings and the comments (people often make modifications and comment on the result).
Andrea Meyers— I especially like the Kids Cook posts. These kid posts are kid friendly and give you tips on how to show the kids to cook the particular recipe.
It has taken me a while to post because the next things I wanted to post were recipes and I was too lazy busy to convert my raw images to jpegs. I got these fabulous recipes on Pinterest— the place that inspired me to blog in the first place. I’ve found 3 great recipes and I can’t wait to share them with you and let you know what I think of them. So, you have those recipes to look forward to…
In the mean time, I would like to share with you my favorite iPad apps. These are paid apps unless otherwise noted:
Feeddler Pro–I use this to read my Google feeds.
Instapaper– I use this in conjunction with Feeddler and Safari. It helps me save articles in a very readable format (without the ads)
Pinboard (free)–I use this with my Pinterest account
Words With Friends HD–best game EVER!!
Pimp Your Screen– Allowed me to easily personalize my iPad.. There are a lot of REALLY good images that you can use.
Numbers– MS Excel for the iPad
CraigsPro– I love craigslist. I use it to buy and sell used stuff.
ToonCamera–turns your pictures into cartoons.
Cut My Rope–Kids game but it is oddly addictive.
Where’s My Water–Same story as above
Netflix– Stream movies on your ipad. You can take your movies with you on vacation!
Livestrong– Fabulous Calorie counter
People Magazine (free app but magazines cost $)–This where I get my dirt on celebrities