I really like NPR podcasts. This American Life, Stuff You Should Know, Savage Love, etc... all my favorites. Because I listen to a lot of these radio shows on my ipod, I tend to say things like this a lot: "Did you know there are 41 types of deja vu? I listened to a Stuff You Should Know about them this morning;" or, "On This American Life week this woman told a story about how she had to sell all her furniture and sleep on an air mattress in her apartment because of bed bugs."
My co-workers know to expect a factoid pretty much every morning because I listen to podcasts on the way to work. But over lunch today I started in with, "So today on the way to work I was listening to 'How Cannibalism Works' and --
"Do you do this on dates?" one of my co-workers asked, following up with a 'How Hypo-allergenic Cats Work' imitation -- their favorite.
"Yeah, probably not a good idea," the other laughed.
"I uhh, only on the bad dates!!" I said, trying to wrack my brain, knowing that I had probably done some sort of factoid on pretty much every date I'd been on.
"You know what though, your nerdy ideal guy would be totally into it. In fact, I bet he would bring up NPR first! Don't let us stop your game," my co-worker said.
"Very true. My nerdy future boyfriend totally loves Stuff You Should Know." Visions of us listening to the radio together danced in my head.
"You might want to start picking up guys at the library, then," my other co-worker laughed, shaking her head.
Brilliant idea! Why had I not thought of this before, I wondered. To the library as fast as possible. I already have my card...