I am a Pod. An iPod.

I’m trying to be aware when I’m walking around listening to music. I don’t want to be one of those clued-out zombies who stare, slack-jawed, into the distance while old ladies have to stand on the bus, or people on crutches try to get past me.

So I’ve been using my eyes more, and I see there are a lot of people with MP3 players out there. They are everywhere.

So why are they not dancing the way I am? Why do their lips not curl in sheer delight when a riff they love plays? Why aren’t they nodding their heads and swaying? Am I uncool for loving my music? Do I care?

In an unrelated note, I bought a pair of size 6 jeans today. They fit. I was swimming in the size 10 and 8. I cannot credit ten days of iPod dancing, though. Thank you, vanity sizing!

9 Comments to “I am a Pod. An iPod.”

  1. By elswhere, January 15, 2010 @ 12:01 am

    Maybe they’re listening to podcasts, like I am. I don’t dance in public, but I have been known to break into laughter on the bus while listening to the Age of Persuasion.

  2. By Liz, January 15, 2010 @ 12:04 am

    Aaah, I forgot the spoken word. I have Good Omens, but I like the music, for bushopping and car jockeying.

  3. By Arwen, January 15, 2010 @ 11:39 am

    I dance. Or at least, constrain myself to minor bopping and head nodding. Every once in awhile, I’ll see another bopper and we’ll smile. Right on, dude, right on.

    WV: reis- calypso

  4. By Liz, January 15, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

    Ok, I’ll look out for the other nodders and boppers.

  5. By rachel, January 15, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

    I bop. I also sing, which I’m sure is a big no-no, but FUCK YOU PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE AMATEUR OFF-KEY RUSH

    Oh, can I complain about iTunes, though? Why do they not have every song in the universe? There’s no excuse for that!

  6. By rachel, January 15, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

    (No, I’m not going to tell you what song I was looking for and couldn’t find. It’s embarrassing. Maybe they just don’t carry embarrassing songs…)

  7. By Beth, January 15, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

    I head nod and knee pop and hip sway – but decorously. What I don’t see are a lot of people my age with the ear-buds. Why not? People my age lived through the 70’s man, we’re the original hippies who danced in the rain at Woodstock. Why are we not all out there head nodding to our IPods? “One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small, but the ones that mother gives you don’t do anything at all. Go ask Alice…”

  8. By Liz, January 15, 2010 @ 10:31 pm

    Rachel, I don;t sing, but I have trained myself only to sing within the confines of a car – when I am alone. Feel free to complain about iTunes. They have all my embarrassing songs, but for some reason E is anti-iTunes and took it off my computer, just when I had the cheesiest playlist ever all ready to buy.

    Beth, I think it’s harder as we age to adopt new technology. The original hippies may not see that this is as easy as a turntable, maybe even easier. I know In was worried because I might have problems.

  9. By clara, January 16, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

    I also dance but I noticed that most people don’t. I think a lot of people just put the plugs in their ears so they won’t have to interact with other people.

    I was surprised to realize that I can’t run and listen to music because if I’m listening to music I can’t hear myself breathe and if I lose my breath I lose my rhythm. Weird!

    Also: hooray for pants!

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