Thursday, June 19, 2008
Ode to my Shuffle
Alright so I definitely shuffle when I run, but this time I'm referring to my iPod shuffle. It took me awhile to break down and buy an MP3 player...after all I own a record store... MP3's are going to be the death of my business, and I wasn't sure I wanted to be any part of it! But then a friend was upgrading to the newest iPod and offered to sell me his older classic one for really cheap, I said yes, figuring I would only use it on road trips so we didn't have to haul tons of Cd's along. Bought it, loaded it up and started using it in the car... damn was I hooked. Tried running with it but it would freeze up sometimes, and I couldn't find an armband that find my arm, so I bought a shuffle. It is oh so tiny and cute and green and it held 10 hours worth of music! It easily clips onto my hat, or shirt BUT the absolute best part about it, is that there is no menu. No one can see what music I have on it short of listening to it all. This means I can load it up with the absolute guiltiest of music pleasures, no one can hear it and NO ONE KNOWS! I felt like I was set free! It was the same feeling when I moved into my very own apartment with no roommates... I could leave dirty underwear on the floor, and dance naked, I could eat a gallon of ice cream for breakfast, use the bathroom with the door open and pick my nose if I felt like it. WHOO-HOO! I still have my big iPod in the car with all my "cool" music that anyone can scroll through, but my dirty little secret iPod sits at home, just waiting for days that I run on the roads and need some ear porn to set me free.