Thursday, June 10, 2010


It was time.

Let's be honest. It was waaaaaay past time.

One last listen to my all time favorite mix tape - (titled "Heinousness is Next to Godliness and Real Jobs are Buzzkills" and thoughtfully mixed/gifted to me by my all-time best friend Steph). I carefully put the whole setup on the top shelf of the stereo cabinet. In case I get sentimental, right? For the different levels of volume, the pauses between songs, or that little click and shuffley noise between Like a Virgin and Whip It.

As I've mentioned before, I'm a runner, but a really cheap one. My shorts, my tee shirts - and usually my running bras - have all been with me from the beginning. What can I say? I'm a creature of habit. And yeah, again, cheap - so, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. (The bra hooks work just fine once the snaps fall off, you know.)

My walkman wasn't broke and the tape still worked, so yep, I was the only one out there on the bike trail trucking along with a big square box in my hand. But I started borrowing Maya's ipod and well... it's kind of awesome. And she wants it back.

So yesterday I dropped $50 at the Apple store and today I get to figure this guy out and download me some of my own tunes. I got 500 slots to fill!

First, the new Katy Perry song with the daisy dukes and bikinis on top... So catchy.

Anyways, it's the perfect thing to do while working down the body on this guy.


Looks like a bigger version of that swatch, huh?

And I can keep thinking of moody gray old man drinks while I knit and tap my feet.

12 comments:

Holli said...

Welcome to the digital age! You're gonna love having your very own shuffle (and definitely get Like A Virgin and Whip It in the line up).

Chris said...

I know! Our family finally got an ipod a few weeks ago and the 4 of us keep fighting over it. My husband made me a kickass playlist so now I can knit while singing to my favs from the last 20yrs. Podcast downloads are next...

Patty said...

Congratulations! I still don't have one. DRD and TLP are on their second or third each. Liking the looks of the cardi. So close on my Nantucket - casting on for sleeves tonight. Maybe by July 4th???

CanarySanctuary said...

Niiice. That's a pretty-coloured shuffle! Have fun :)

bellsknits.com said...

oh that's so funny and great! I read snippets of this to my husband. Sometime I should write about how getting ipods saved our marriage......

Kym said...

Nice cables! And I can't imagine life without my iPod! Bet you'll love it! (I still play my old vinyl records on my old college-era turntable. Just because there's something about . . . old school music!)

Kristen said...

Wait. Your just now getting an ipod??

Hilary said...

Oooh, congrats! It's lime green, too...so cool! (I think you need to mix up a green drink to celebrate). Have fun with it!

Cool sweater-workings, too!

Turtle said...

i agree with being a creature of habit, if it ain't broke logic, and yup, a bit cheap too! But you will love it! I also have my lessons for learning gaelic/irish as well, and a couple of short videos. now you have an excuse to visit starbucks weekly though, at least once. I mean, you do have to pick up the new card for the free download after all!

Batty said...

Pretty cables!

Ah, the walkman. Brings back so many memories. I think you'll like the iPod, though. No moving parts inside, so if you drop it while running, it won't break (tried portable CD players for a while there and kept breaking 'em). So I'd say this is a good time to transition.

Laurie said...

Cannot believe you waited that long! Have fun! It is truly seamless.

Leah said...

Don't ever get rid of your mixed tapes! I've got a huge milk crate of tapes I'm refusing to part with, no matter how much the DH wants to get rid of it. They'll be fun to listen to 20 years from now (if they haven't totally disintegrated).