Nov 4, 2006

Rage against machines

I know that it's Saturday, and there appears to be some kind of unwritten Blogger rule against new posts on the weekend. Maybe folks actually have lives. Go figure. Not me. Just sitting at Gia's watching Notre Dame vs North Carolina and I felt like posting.

Anyway, I have this odd anti-fascination with anything new. I'm still running an ancient PC via phone line. I drive an old car. I was the last kid on my block to buy a cell phone with a camera. New technology has never really had a hold on me.

But it wasn't until the other day that I decided to join the rest of the modern world and buy an iPod. Yup. It's over for me. The straw that broke the proverbial camel's back was the long flights to and fro Las Vegas. Sure, we flew Jet Blue so we had TV to watch, but as I looked around I noticed that 80% of my fellow passengers were happily spending the flight listening to their favorite tunes.

So I went and bought an iPod Nano the other day. Grey, if you must know. It's very itty-bitty. Can't believe that it can hold around 1000 songs. I don't even think there are 1000 songs that I like!

So I spent the evening last night (after Gia went to sleep) burning all my CDs into iTunes and creating playlists and generally having fun. I haven't even listened to anything yet, and I had a blast. I copied over 600 tunes on to this little credit-card sized thing and I still have plenty to go.

Now, I'm on the iTunes website buying songs left and right. See...this is what I feared. I still haven't even really played with my toy yet and I'm hooked.

Next: Tivo! (that was for Slyde)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

aw man. you've been officially kicked out of the "i dont have an iPod" club. please forget the secret handshake and shred your card. lol

i want tivo though. i want i want i want. lol

B.E. Earl said...

Slyde was the first kid on the block with Tivo.

He's been bugging me about it for years.

elizabeth said...

I want TIVO too. Do we even HAVE tivo in Canada? Anyone? Anyone?

Kat said...

Back in my day there was this thing called a radio...hey...wait...you're older than me. You probably like invented radio.
I am so not with the times. No digital. No ipod. But I have a lovely scanner/fax/printer/copier/thing that I'm still learning to work properly.

Kat said...

oh and liz, as per my response, you'd guess right if you said that I have no idea if we get tivo or not. No. idea. uo

Kat said...

uo?

Slyde said...

yes, i fully claim to be a tech geek. I was the first person on earth pretty much to own a dvd player, or tivo.

And if anyone gets one (EARL!!!), please use me as a reference when you activate it. I am 10,000 referal points away from a free portable dvd player (do it for my son, you hearless bastards!)....

melanie said...

yipee!!! i want one. but don't really have the luxury of having time to listen! maybe next year.

dear earl, lose the dial up! save yourelf...

melanie said...

giggles. i said elf....

Anonymous said...

lol slyde! if i get a tivo i will reference you. i will say "slyde said to get one" and they will says "who's slyde?" and i will say "earl's friend" and they will say who's earl?" and i will say Gia's boyfriend" and they will say "Who's Gia?" and i will say "I dunno. what is this?! 20 questions?!" and they will probably hang up on me. :p

B.E. Earl said...

Just tell them that Gia is the Queen of Funland.

That should do it.

Slyde said...

bless you, yasamin! :)