I'm in one of those transitional periods where I need to find some balance.
I have a new obsession that makes me extremely happy.... it's podcasting. I can't get enough. I love doing them, listening to them a brazillion times, seeing them post to iTunes, etc. I don't do anything fancy, just a friend of mine and I sitting and chatting but who knew that could be so magical?
The only problem is, it's cutting into my blogging time. I need to find a balance.
The good news is, if you're missing me feel free to click the links over to the right there under "Anderson Family Broadcasting" and give them a listen. Or search AFB in the iTunes Store. It's basically a live blog. Rather than sitting in front of your computer reading this you could be folding your laundry or cleaning a bathroom while listening to a much better version of this. If you're not missing me then perfect. No harm, no foul.
I've recently done another one with both Memzy & Jespy and have a couple lined up this week with Standsmom and Katie Eagle-Not-Goleta. I'd also recommend The G-Bone Show.... to your husbands. Lollerz. Or if you want to get some sports knowledge dropped on you in an entertaining way then The G-Bone Show is for you.
Also, if you want to be a guest (lookin' at you Markie) or have a comment email afbpodcast at gmail.com. I'd also love to have some questions to answer (either me or my interviewees) if you've got 'em.
I recently recieved an email from an avid listener.... it reads....
I think the word "jagbag" is overused on your show. I think it might be offensive to some people.
-- A concerned listener
Is this serious? Jagbag is one of the greatest words I've ever had the privilage of hearing. It's definitely a "Thompson Boys" (Gty's cousin) word, at least they were the first people I know to use it. It is good on so many levels.
1) It sounds like it should be totally offensive or considered swearing... and yet it's not. Jag.... what is that? A sharp projection? A period of overindulgence in an activity? (i.e. a crying jag). Nothing wrong there. A bag.... something you carry things in. Sometimes with two handles, sometimes with one. Jag + bag= a fun way to call someone or something a stupid jerk.
How is this offensive?
2) It also just rolls off the tongue. Most likely because it rhymes. But try it with a thick Chicago accent where the "a" says it's own name. JaygBayg. Heavenly.
After texting "A concerned listener" it turns out they were under the impression that it might be a racial slur. What does he/she take me for? Then he/she checked some racial slur database (yes, a database full of racial slurs does exist.... who's offensive now?) and it's not on there. Take that Concerned Listener! I did learn, however, that as a whitey I should be offended by terms such as 8mile and Afro-Saxon (when I'm trying to act all ghetto, yo) and Abe Lincoln, Anglo, Aryan, BaconBits, Belegana (means "silly white person" in Navajo), Betty Crocker (I'd LOVE to be called Betty Crocker!), BirdTurd.... and that is only to the Bs people!
So many things can be considered offensive if you let them, and yet are not. Don't let jagbag be one of those things. It's too..... good.