Tuesday, April 21, 2009

All the wonderful you never needed

This year my birthday was pretty cool. And weird. It fell a couple of weeks before Jamie's surgery, so it was full of anxiety. A few of my favorite family in-laws came down from Washington state for a visit, which made it special. And they, along with Jamie, gave me this:

Do you have one? I've NEVER had one. Until March 16th, if I wanted to listen to something specific, I packed a brim-full CD case around with me to play in my laptop or car stereo. A veritable homage to 1996. But now...NEVERMORE! And it is AWESOME!! And scary. You know the hidden thing that comes with an iPod? Need. Because suddenly I NEED albums by my favorite singers. And books. I NEED audiobooks I was always content to read in original format. And MOOOOVIES! TV Shows I've wanted to see but never had time for. As a mom, it's like getting a time machine - I can LISTEN to books at lunch while I walk. Or sit at my desk and watch the pilot for Chuck. I've seen more TV and watched more movies in the past month than in the past 5 years, I think.

It's like the most amazing marketing tool EVER!


(and wonderful...I'll never go back, but OY! Who knew??)


Lee said...

Nice! That is what I am wanting for my birthday this year, too, but I have to wait until October! That's okay, though :) Enjoy yours!!

Captain Dumbass said...

I got one for Xmas. It's my favourite thing ever! Enjoy.

Aunt Becky said...

I have an iPhone and it makes me hot and bothered. It is SO cool.