I didn’t leave my apartment today until 6:15 pm. I spent the day puttering. I did a load of laundry. I put away all the kitchen appliances that got pulled out as I got ready for Thanksgiving (I have a kitchen storage annex behind the coats in my front hall closet, as my kitchen isn’t exactly what you would call spacious). I dusted (and made myself sneeze repeatedly). I did some work on my thesis. And I fixed a hole in a shirt that has been awaiting repair for over six months. It was one of those quiet catch up days I need every so often.
Tonight I went out to dinner with Scott, Becky, Eric, Autumn and Dave and then off to see They Might Be Giants. I am not as much of a TMBG fan as the rest of the crew, but I had a great time. I think this was the best show I’ve seen since I saw Polyphonic Spree at the TLA on Valentine’s Day, 2005. It was the next to last show in a eleven week tour and they were giddy with excitement to get off the road and back to their homes. They played two energetic sets, bringing out a horn section for the second half. After the show was over and the lights were back up, everyone slowly headed to the door. I noticed a guy in a hooded sweatshirt looking at me and half smiling. I smiled back and he came over.
He said, “I bet you get this all the time, but I wanted to let you know that I subscribe to your podcast.”
I didn’t know how to respond at first, as this is not something I get all the time. This is, in fact, only the second time I’ve ever been recognized and approached by someone who recognized me from all this crazy web stuff I do (Wendy, you were the first!). I mumbled a few things before pulling Scott over and introducing him. Of course, neither one of us thought to get the guy’s name because we were both so startled at having been noticed at all. It was flattering and really cool to be recognized.