(Fell asleep last night before I could blog – oops!
Continuing on with the theme of having one’s world opened up – apart from books, the other thing I’m very slowly discovering these days is podcasts. This is after one of my sisters and one of my friends have told me (a few times) what I’ve been missing out on.
I’m only slowly discovering podcasts because the only task I seem to be able to do successfully while listening to podcasts is either walking, or sitting on a train. I also love reading while I’m on the train, and listening to music while I’m walking. So I always have competing/conflicting desires – and sometimes the podcasts don’t get a look in. I’ve tried listening while cooking, and I’m hopeless, I get engrossed in my food prep tasks and find I have to stop and go back and start listening again. It doesn’t matter even if the podcast was very interesting, or very funny, or whatever. Dicing onions or peeling spuds takes over.
But back to having my world opened up – I’ve been enjoying listening to Richard Fidler’s Conversations, and the other day heard his conversation with Mia Freedman. I have to admit her Mammamia site has mostly passed me by, I think mostly because I have never cared about “women’s” magazines, in any format. But still it was interesting to hear from her.
What amazed me in the conversation, though, was the point she made that all her friends, those in their 40s, are all considering having, or have had, Botox injected into their faces – to make them look younger. It is just the done thing among her friends. I started thinking about how different we all are – Botox is not something that would even occur to me (heck I don’t even wear lipstick), I am not ashamed of telling people my age (47 in October, but I’m already 48 by Chinese reckoning) – and I don’t know anyone who has been Botoxed. Colour me amazed. (I’m not judging – it’s just not my thing.)
Do you listen to podcasts? Which are your favourites?