So one of my New Year's resolutions is to be better about keeping up with the news. How have I done so far? Eh, not bad. I read a couple articles from NYTimes.com about three times a week (my brain can handle only so much health care and economy talk), and I turn on the news more often while I'm on the treadmill at the gym instead of watching the rap station—depending on the speed I'm running, that is. (Sometimes 50 Cent and Jay-Z are the only ones that can get me through a sweat sesh).
When Scott Brown won the Senate seat for Massachusetts, I turned to The Economist to find out what all the hubbub was about, and learned about the whole supermajority thingy. Right. I'm sure I should have known about that years ago, but at least I know now.
If news anchors like Ron Burgundy existed, you betcha I'd be watching the news 24/7! It's hilarious when he's like, "I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down into my belly." There are whispers of Anchorman 2 coming out (but ugh, not until 2012)—I can't wait!
An.y.way. So admittedly, I have to make a big effort to follow the news because I certainly don't do it out of enjoyment. I just want to know the basic jist of what's going on in the world and not look like a deer in headlights during any sort of political conversation. I made a reference about the economy to a girl I met last week at a party, and she looked at me like she had no idea what the heck I was talking about. I do not want to be that girl.
So tell me: How do you keep up with the news? Anyone have tips for me to make it easier or more enjoyable to follow?