I'm discovering that when I have a lot of time on my hands, there are certain things I have trouble doing. For example, getting up off my couch is one of those things. Last night I was all set to go out and get some stage time and...it didn't happen. Instead I played online Pictionary and rediscovered iTunes. The reason I'm rediscovering iTunes is that I was recently given an iPod Nano. I have a regular iPod that I seldom use because of the iPod's horrible habit of malfunctioning if it's so much as jostled. And now that my warranty has expired and I can't send it in to be replaced, I keep it hidden away. But the Nano is so tiny it's perfect to take with me when I go jogging or hiking, and now I need to populate the device with things to listen to. So last night I started downloading podcasts. I checked out Jimmy Pardo's podcast "Never Not Funny", Stand Up Orlando the Comic Strip Live podcast and some others. My favorite was Comic Strip Live's podcast because you can listen to entire sets by solid comedians. Stand Up Orlando is all right as well, but the comics weren't as solid and I'm not that interested in listening to interviews with comedians because, well, that's what happens on Weezy & the Swish. Still, it's a decent podcast and it looks like they're going after comedians across the country as opposed to limiting themselves to the Central Florida region, as they started out doing. Anyway, I wasted much time surfing the iTunes last night. By the way, if anyone knows decent podcasts featuring decent stand-up comedy, lemme know. Oh, also let me encourage any of you to listen to "Walking with Michelle". My pal Michelle Biloon walks the streets of Los Angeles with really funny comics. I'm listening to her walking the Hollywood Walk of Fame with the hilarious Maria Bamford.
Wow. This has been a plug-a-thon. I was going to write about how I had a "Pay it forward" moment this morning in the basement of my building and how a woman burst into tears while petting my dog the other day, but I guess I'll save these stories for today's podcast (with guest Tom Clark.
Also, I'd like to wish everyone a belated Happy World AIDS Day. All for now.