23 February 2012

Advice from my boyfriend

My boyfriend, Ira Glass, is the nerdy dream host of NPR's This American Life, which is pretty much the best hour of broadcast you will find any given week (no offense, Downton Abbey).

He doesn't know he is my boyfriend yet, and I think he might be married, and I sort of doubt he is into women who are the human equivalent of Miss Piggy, but that's ok. I can wait. I'm cool like that. 

Anyway, as I was saying, my boyfriend, Ira, is giving out some great advice on creativity. These snippets are called "Ira Glass on Storytelling" but I think his words apply to something much broader than writing stories for the radio. Anyone who is looking to improve their creative abilities, or improve themselves through creativity, could benefit from his advice, which is, in short: stick to it.

The one below is a particular favorite of mine as it pertains to relationship between good taste and good work. Newsflash: they are not the same thing.

It's five minutes well spent. So here is my dude. Don't slobber, y'all.


  1. OH NO!!! Aunt Peaches, I thought that he was MY boyfriend. Since I live in Canada, I figured that I would be safe because no one would know besides me that he is really mine. I am the secret Canadian girlfriend but I am willing to let you have him because you have entertained and amused and inspired me. Besides there is my other boyfriend Sam Tanenhaus from the New York Times Book Review. He also has a great laugh!!!

  2. Ahhh, Ira Glass. I could listen to his voice all day, every day.

  3. Your boyfriend is SPOT ON. Working tonight on a research introduction, I was so very irked by my inability to communicate. I know I am a better researcher than I can convey. Maybe someday, huh?

  4. I also LOVE Ira! I was super sad when he moved to NYC to do This American Life for TV. He was one of the things that made living in cold Chicago bearable.
    But he's clearly your boyfriend, so I'll back off.

  5. Yeah gurl, back off my man!


  6. Oh man, Sam is great too! I read him as slightly bombastic, but in a good way.

    Gosh, I'm so glad we have such great taste in men.

  7. Well Aunt Peaches, you are such a tease! Everybody knows Miss Piggy is an International Sex Symbol so you probably have this poor guy pulling out his hair trying to find your number!

  8. Oh Stella, I can always count on you for bring the porcine perspective :) Truer words have never been spoken!

  9. We live in his hometown and have met him (briefly....a relative worked for PRI, the network that carried the radio version of This Am. Life).

    And yes, he is married....and would most certainly stammer and not know to deal with all y'all nerdmance gals!


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