1. About a year ago I looked into podcasting, but the whole learning curve seemed to exceed what spare time I would be able to muster up. In addition to thinking up regular content and committing it to audio, I would also have to learn the whole startup process. The total amount of work involved was daunting.
Now, some people at our church want me to help with podcasting the preacher’s sermons, and that just might be doable, since the content comes to be almost completely done. I’m going to record a short welcome statement (including the name of the church and its website, and the date and title of the sermon), and a closing statement. That shouldn’t take too long, and I’ve got audio software that will let me add that to the beginning and end of the sermon MP3.
That leaves just the registering with a podcasting site and uploading, and learning how to tell interested people (starting with those at the church) how to tune in.
This way, I’ll have this much of the process learned, in case I ever decide to consider pondering my own podcast again …
2. When my wife got off work today, we went out to eat, for the first time since before the surgery (almost exactly a month ago). I do get out of the house some, for 15-minute walks, and to go to doctors’ offices and drugstores, but I’m still not driving, and I eat all my meals at home, so sitting in a restaurant was a nice change.
I sure will be glad when I can get off these pain pills so I won’t be so groggy, and can stay out for longer periods of time, but for now they’re a necessary evil.
3. We also stopped by the video store, but I couldn’t find anything that interested me. My wife rented Derailed, but I’ve already seen one too many sexual suspense-thrillers starring a droopy-eyed Clive Owen — not too mention way too many attempts to try to make serious movie stars out of the former Friends cast.
And speaking of cinematic duds, I hear that Basic Instinct 2 is a big fat stinker, and after I read some of the details of the doomed sequel’s troubled history, I can start to understand why.
Still, though, it seems like some of the problems could have been avoided. Some mistakes that could have been sidestepped include: a) Moving the story to London; b) Making all of Sharon Stone’s co-stars actors that nobody has ever heard of (with the mild exception of the Charlotte Rampling); and c) Making a sequel to Basic Instinct.