Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Mornings

I love Sunday mornings.

Tobie and I wake up, he brings me breakfast in bed (and a delicious americano).

And we either listen to a "This American Life" podcast, a CBC Ideas podcast, or we watch a CBC episode of Q* (because now they also film the radio broadcasts). I know, it's nerdy, but it's our way of staying somewhat connected to our roots. Makes us feel a little less homesick. Which we both are, most of the time.

Then I start school work and Tobie practices.

Today we watched the Q interview with Paul Shaffer. It was pretty hilarious, if you've got 20 mins it's entertaining and worth a watch. But the pinnacle of the interview was when Jian Ghomeshi brought up that Paul Shaffer had written some award winning music, and a number one hit, "It's Raining Men". To which Paul said that it was kind of awkward to have been a bachelor at the time and only known for writing the song (implying it could have easily destroyed his chances with any future women). But his rationale was,

"You gotta be straight to have written a song like, 'It's Raining Men'".

I don't quite get the logic but I thought it was brilliant.

Off to try and wrap my brain around the kidney. Ugh. Hormones, pumps, ions--oh my!


*This all started because of the famous Bill-E-Bob interview, also highly recommended. You can watch Billy have a little temper tantrum on live national radio. I am not going to lie, Jian gives me a rash sometimes but my respect for him as an interviewer began when I watched him handle this debacle. Paul Shaffer actually alluded to the Bill-ee interview as well.


Grumpy, M.D. said...

That renal physiology never went over well with me. Which is probably why I'm a neurologist.

Albinoblackbear said...

Ughhh. I know. The weird thing is I really enjoyed learning about the liver, but have this big mental block about the kidney because everyone always groans and rolls their eyes when they hear the words "renal physiology". I sensed I'd hate it, and I do.

I think if the liver was at a cocktail party he'd be the guy telling stories in a hockey jersey and piling finger food really high on his appetizer plate.

The kidney would be wearing a pocket protector and a clip-on tie. He'd be weighing his Doritos on the hostess's food scale before eating them.

Anonymous said...

I love This American Life! And I had no idea that Paul Shaffer wrote "It's Raining Men" - I'll just tuck that away in the weird/random fact file for future use :)

Albinoblackbear said...

Ninja--I played "The Breakup" episode of TAL for Tobie about a month ago (one of the most EPIC and hilarious episodes IMHO) and ever since then when we try to decide what to do in the evenings one option is always "sit around and compliment each other". Hahaha.

Yeah, random. It's raining men? Paul Shaffer?