[If you don't know "This American Life," shame on you! It's the most popular NPR podcast on iTunes, so it's easy to find if you're at all Web-savvy. Go there, or to NPR.org, and download the most recent episode---"Supers", about superintendents---or hunt down a few other of my own favorites from the past: "Reruns," "It Seemed Like a Good Idea At the Time," or "Testosterone."]
Anyway, one of their themes was "Quiz Shows," and I said, "If you want to see the ULTIMATE Quiz Show, you've got to do a piece about The MIT Mystery Hunt." They apparently liked my pitch, because I'm being interviewed today on my lunch hour! I'm very excited. This American Life is the home for everyone whose job I lust after: David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell, David Rakoff, etc. So just being close enough to talk to one of the producers has been a great great thrill.
Then after work I head to a Boston-bound bus and I'll be in Boston for the Hunt, staying with one of my best friends from the National Puzzlers League.
So what I'm saying is, I haven't blogged about it much, but so far 2007 is turning out very very well. Now excuse me; I have to pack.
Labels: Dave Update