Posted at 9:02 AM on October 15, 2007
by Jeff Horwich
Well, we hit the airwaves last night with the first new show of the season -- our first time on a weekly schedule, and our first one out of the gate with our new staff. It's a big learning process for all of us -- even Sanden and me (the only veterans of the previous season).
Around the same time, we rolled out our slick new web site design. Still a few kinks, but we hope you find it more attractive and easier to navigate.
Those of you who listen and who visit us on the web are the only reason we exist at all -- so let us know what you think. We'll be growing and adapting over the whole season, and we take all feedback seriously.
I think I will have a better handle on all of the changes when I take the plunge and come to a taping early in November.
A friend linked me to the podcast and I thought the show was very funny. The songs were witty and I found myself backing up the podcast to make sure I got all the lyrics. Could you post the songs separately so they're easier to email to people? And the story, too? The story made me laugh out loud but what bugs me is we don't find out what happened to that girl's sick baby! What happened!!!
Hey, I'm really pleased you liked the story. The real ending is a little anticlimactic though.
While we were in the thick of Failure to Thrive tests, a friend of mine suggested that we change pediatricians. Oddly, I never thought of that. So I found a new practice and met with the doctor.
She really listened when I explained that while my daughter is smaller than the norm, I am only 5'4, buy my shoes off the kids' rack and on my first driver's license my weight was listed at 87 lbs.
(I think in some states you'd have to be in a booster seat).
So this doc looked at me and looked at our baby and said, "You're small, she's small. I'm okay with that." And that ended the whole nightmare. Just like that.
Our Belle is still small and is probably the only first grader who brings 4 slices of bacon in her backpack for a snack everyday, but she's healthy...in fact, she's thriving.
Next week, my friend Sanden is doing the story and it's going to be great.
I was directed here by someone I work with. I just listened to In the Loop and thought it was a hilarious and easy to relate to piece-Murphy's Law times ten! A bright spot in my day-I hope there will be more pieces like this on Story Slam.