Monday, June 30, 2008

Rob Gordon List #1: "5 Great Discoveries of the Week"

I decided to focus on High Fidelity style top 5 lists this week, hence the "Rob Gordon" reference. I'm sure you've all read the book or seen the movie. If not, enjoy the list anyway.

1. The free podcasts available on iTunes. I can't believe I'm so late to the game on this one, but I LOVE it. I just discovered that you can subscribe to a wide range of podcasts for free, ranging from news to sports to music to book reviews. It's GREAT! I have to diverge from my top-five list to list the four podcasts to which I'm currently subscribed. I highly recommend all four:
  • NPR: The Bryant Park Project (News) - Our NPR stations in Atlanta do not air this program, so I can get my daily dose of news, music and book reviews while at work via this podcast.
  • NPR: All Songs Considered (Music) - A great rundown of new music.
  • KEXP: Music that Matters (Music) - Excellent college station from the University of Washington. The podcast programs range from 30 mins to an hour & a half.
  • KEXP: Song of the Day (Music) - Great exposure to new artists/songs.
2. Acai smoothie packs from the Dekalb Farmers Market. Empty 2 packets into a glass, slice up a half a banana and layer on top, and then top it off with some Oat & Soy Granola. An excellent breakfast, and full of superfoods/antioxidants. Yum.

3. The new Fleet Foxes album. I'm behind on my new music, took a little advice from my pal at Living In Misery and checked it out. I'm hooked....it's perfect for the lazy summer I wish I was having.

4. The new H & M superstore in Atlanta. Well, this isn't a new discovery, since I've been to the H&M's in New York before. However, it's a new addition to Atlanta, and I walked out of there with a bag full of goodies for not much dough.

5. Water jogging as an excellent cardio alternative. I started doing my whole cardio routine in the pool at my YMCA, and I am loving it. I jog laps, freestyle a few laps, backstroke a few, and kickboard a few. It's a great, full-body workout & it feels more like playtime than working out on an elliptical or treadmill. Currently, I'm combining the pool workout with a circuit training routine that kicks my behind. I'll keep you posted on how well it all works. Goal = Getting Buff.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Hiya! I'm an eastern KY girl, too, now in NC (but have also lived in OH, WV, and GA...way to hit all the hot spots!) I wandered over here expecting lots of Obama and Superchunk, but will take the smoothie and Fleet Foxes recommendations as nice subsititutes. Thank you :)

ks said...

Hi to you, too! Where in eastern KY are you from? I spent my early years in Whitley & Breathitt counties ...then moved on to NC/SC, Louisville KY, C-bus OH, and finally Atlanta. All the hot-spots indeed...

I'll have to check out your blog, too. Thanks again for stopping by!

comoprozac said...

Two people (including you) have taken my recommendation for Fleet Foxes, and neither are sorry.

I do think the top-5 is the way to go.