iPod WIN!

In a burst of pure awesome, lovely Arwen’s lovely mother Beth, who sometimes comments here, gave me her extra iPod. But first, Mr Arwen’s Husband, the high supreme Mr Bloggle, loaded it with almost every Led Zeppelin tune ever, as well as Good Omens, which is the best Apocalypse novel of all time, including the future, I bet.

Even though I have only owned this little machine for 27 hours, it has already changed my life. Check this:

1) It makes me about 25 percent more efficient. Last night when I looked at the car jockey lineup for today, I was like, “Pfft, Boss, I’m not telepathic twins!” and then I got almost everything done, including a car that wasn’t even on the lineup. The Co-Op can thank the Zep for that, because I just kept hurrying everything along so I could get to listen to more songs. The Boss was like, “What, you did that already? Woah!” Also, I hauled myself out of bed earlier than I would have, since I woke up and remembered I’d cued the iPod to ‘In The Evening’, for maximum rock-out.

2) It makes radio music more fun. It’s like a drug or something. I mean, I love driving cars and listening to rock and roll, which is why I have the job in the first place. But now, I’m LOVING the radio. I don’t even know why. It’s like I’m hearing everything again for the first time.

3) People give me a wider berth. I know part of it is that I am walking faster, but I think it also has something to do with the crazy-ass grin on my face and the occasional air-drum fills I am doing. Seriously. That showing-everything-on-my-face problem I have has stopped being a problem and means people see me as potentially scary. Cool!

4) I invented bus dancing today. You know how the bus makes you sway as you ride? Just hang onto something and let the rhythm sway you: Voila! You’re bus-dancing! Oh, don’t accidentally hit anyone with your not-holding-on hand. That’s a faux-pas.

Thank you to Beth, Arwen, and John, for the little green creature that is changing my life!

10 Comments to “iPod WIN!”

  1. By Beth, January 6, 2010 @ 2:13 am

    You’re most welcome. I used it for work out music when I was doing the gym thing. Now, I’m walking, usually with my husband, and talking is usually more fun. Alsoplus, I have the Nano which was my original purchase. Then I lost it and bought the Shuffle for working out instead, but then I found the Nano. I mean, who really needs 2 IPods, right?
    So, I am so very pleased it is bringing you such joy.

  2. By rachel, January 6, 2010 @ 8:16 am

    Yours is green too? What’s its NAME?

  3. By Liz, January 6, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

    Beth, it’s wonderful.
    Rachel, I don’t know yet. It has to have a good name.

  4. By Gecko Bloggle, January 6, 2010 @ 12:27 pm

    It’s green, it clips on, it’s full of Zeppelin.

    “Clip Zeddelin,” maybe?

  5. By rachel, January 6, 2010 @ 12:42 pm

    Mine’s Eddie Jobson. He’s skinny and nerdy and he plays electric violin.

  6. By Liz, January 6, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    I’m adding some other stuff, too, though, John.
    Rachel, that name is inspired!

  7. By rachel, January 7, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    You can really understand the lyrics better with the speakers nestled right in your ear like that. It’s like Geddy Lee is IN my ear. Mmmm, ear sex…

    That said: don’t damage your hearing! Apparently that’s easy to do.

  8. By Robin, January 8, 2010 @ 7:23 am

    OOOH, you can, also, buy an fm transmitter to play the ipod music through the car radio. It is the best invention ever. Though, I didn’t realize they needed a name. I guess mine would have to be “Mommy’s Peace Of Mind” The girls love listening to the music when we drive. Plus it keeps them from yelling, screeching and fighting!

  9. By Liz, January 8, 2010 @ 11:17 pm

    Wooot! I neeeed an fm transmitter, then

  10. By Nicole, January 23, 2010 @ 2:07 am

    My ipod is probably my favorite possession.

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