Have y’all heard about the podcast ‘Serial’? Have you listened to this one? I’m only half-way through it but am so engrossed with the story I can’t believe it. Actually, it shouldn't come as a shock to anyone who knows me. The only surprising thing should be that I'm this late to the party.
You see, That Man’s job requires him to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means there are many nights he sleeps in the guest room when he knows his phone is going to go off with an alarm or two. If I’m completely honest, it's not upsetting to me and don’t think it’s not a bad thing at all.
That's because when he’s sleeping at the other end of the house, I've got a big, comfy king-sized bed all to myself with more pillows that should be allowed and can watch the ID channel with no eye-rolling or comments along the lines of, “You’re watching this channel again?” Sidebar: That’s hilarious coming from Mr. Always watching the Military/History/H2/AHC/Velocity/Fishing Channel.
Anyway, I set the TV’s sleep timer for 90 minutes and blissfully drift off to sleep listening to ‘Swamp Murders’ or ‘Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets’…perhaps even ‘Who the (BLEEP) Did I Marry?’ A marathon of ‘Dateline’ or maybe ‘Southern Fried Homicide...yes, please!
With this little glimpse into my deep fascination with murder mysteries or true crime stories, it should come as no secret that I’m obsessed with this story. Here’s a synopsis of the story according to the Serial podcast website:
It's Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he's innocent - though he can't exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School says she knows where Adnan was. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.
Serial is a podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig. It tells one story - a true story - over the course of an entire season. Each season, they follow a plot and characters and you don’t know what happens until you reach the end of the season. Each week it’s a new chapter in the story, so maybe it's a good thing I'm late to the party. This way I'm able to listen to them one after the other because if I'd have had to wait a week for the next installment, I might have ended up on one of those ID shows I love so much.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to indulge my latest obsession!
Happy Hump Day, y’all!