Monday, July 30, 2007

Life Without iPod

I spent most of last week without my iPod in my car after previously taking it in the house and forgetting to replace it. This may not sound horrible, or maybe it does to some of you, but it made me acutely aware of how much I miss when I'm behind the iPod.

My commute is close to one hour each way, so having my music or podcasts with the ability to play what I want, when I want, without commercials is important to me. Without my iPod last week, I was forced (gasp) to listen to the radio. I heard new songs and played along as contestants tried to win exciting prizes like... t-shirts. Congratulations to them. I was also brought up to speed on current events like Britney’s photo shoot fiasco and the breaking news of Lindsay Lohan’s arrest. Just think, I may have gone the entire day, or worse, my whole life without learning of these important news stories if I had been listening to my iPod.

Needless to say, my iPod is back in my car.


Anonymous said...

I have a confession to make. . . I can't stop listening to books on tape via my iPod. Like you, I am completely cut off from the known world. I have no idea what songs are "hot" as I cling to my words. What is worse, is that I am sticking to the same series of books. I hope I evoke understanding instead of scorn as I divulge my addiction to Harry Potter. I don't think I am alone in this. I have a theory that the world is divided into two types of people those who have read Harry Potter and love him and those who have not read Harry Potter yet.
Excuse me while I charge my iPod.

Leigh said...

I haven't listened to any books on tape yet, but I've rather enjoyed listening to college lectures through podcasts.