Day 972: Radio Friends

Quick Jerkpod today, then off to do radio with a guest from out of town. Doing the show with friends is always fun and something I’ll miss about it.

Doing things with friends is fun, actually, and something my wife and I both admit we’re not the best at: we’re friendly people, and have friends, but aren’t naturally social — we tend to get into and stick to our own grooves, and while we periodically get cases of the we-shoulds, don’t always actually act on them.

And I don’t think that’s going to change! It’s okay to acknowledge a not-great tendency and not feel like you have to dedicate shattering amounts of energy to change it. It’s just a not-great thing. Nobody’s getting hurt (except us, a bit) by it, though.

Hermits 4eva! Or until we decide it’s something worth making meaningful changes about.

Day 860: Radio Ga-Ga. Radio… bye-bye?

My wife, I think, is out of the radio game. Which leaves me with a decision to make about sticking or moving.

This is where I confront my own worst instincts, in that my “go big or go home” mentality works against me. I immediately start imagining the ideal radio show, but I don’t really also imagine the amount of work that goes into making the ideal radio show.

It’s easy to imagine having different guests on every week, figuring out music, having wonderful, convivial conversations, and actually doing something pretty special. But when the rubber hits the road (and when I start working toward my LLM), will I really do that? I’m barely managing to crack along with the Tiniest Gallery, and that’s a pretty low-effort endeavour.

“Do less, well” is a good mantra for me. I tend to do a lot, sloppily.

I guess I’m leaning toward radio show retirement!