Lamest Blog Post Ever...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sometimes I wonder if I'm better off keeping my mouth shut and just pretending I'm not such a huge dork.  But that would basically go against all dork-ly instincts so instead I just try to embrace it.  My newest dork obsession? Audiobooks.

One of the benefits of my job is that I can use headphones while working.  I spent a while just listening to Pandora but I got bored with that pretty quickly.  A few weeks ago I downloaded an audiobook copy of a book I was reading. I had been having a hard time actually reading it since by the time I get to sit down and open a book I'm in bed and on the verge of sleep. I struggle through a dozen pages and at some point drift off (which always forces me to backtrack the next night to figure out where I actually stopped reading and started dreaming.)

I used to use audiobooks while running.  I usually receive a look of horror when I tell people this, but when you're running for 2+ hours music just doesn't cut it after a certain point.  Plus I feel like I am making such better use of my time.

I am also sick of every song on the radio so the audiobooks are perfect for my 45 minute commutes.

I went from reading a book every 2-3 weeks to listening to a book every 2-3 days. It's definitely different from reading, but I do get the same information.  I tend to save my non-fictions books for listening.  I prefer to use my imagination for the others but I'm assuming listening to anything by Stephen Hawking is much easier than attempting to read it.

I feel lame enough that I actually listen to audiobooks, but the fact that I felt compelled to write about it show just how truly sad my life is. What's even sadder is that I'm genuinely pissed that I finished my book today before lunch and now have nothing to listen to for the rest of the day. 

I'm so cool.

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