I love all gadgets. I’m not sure how this love started, but its there and I can’t get rid of it. I love my iPod Nano. I purchased my first one in Portland, Oregon. Land of steel bridges and Powell’s bookstores. Anyways, I upgraded my iPod a year later and gave my old one to my friend.
I listen to my iPod mainly to chill out, relax and sometimes, when I’m in a silly mood I’ll dance around my condo listening to my tunes. And sometimes I’ll do that even when I’m not feeling silly -its a great stress reliever. I’m really fussy about my music so I carefully load it with music that won’t annoy me over time. Yes, I really am that fussy, and I have eclectic taste in music, at least that’s what my friends say. So, I was quite content with my 2nd generation iPod. I hated the look of the 3rd generation, so I was never tempted to upgrade.
So, about 2 weeks ago, I went to connect my pod with my computer to upload a song I had bought on iTunes. Well, guess what? My computer wouldn’t acknowledge that my iPod existed. So, after many attempts of doing everything the Apple help thing said to do, except throw it against a wall in frustration, nothing. I even tried to see if it was just my computer, it wasn’t. And, to fix my iPod would be about the cost of a new one, so, guess what? I bought me a new one in Buffalo and recycled my old one and left it there. And, I got a 10% discount on my purchase for recycling it!
My purchase coincided perfectly with the launch of the new iPod Nano, so I didn’t have to buy the previous one which I didn’t like. Timing is everything people. I’m loving this new iPod, its sleek and has a few cool features to it. And, hopefully this sucker lasts me longer than my old one – I plan to take it around the world with me. Can you believe my first iPod is still working? My friend hasn’t had one problem with it and I had to dispose of my newer one after only using it for a year. Sad.
On a slightly related note, I have yet another business trip coming up so this new iPod will come in handy. I’ll need it to entertain me while surrounded by big men and their big hats….inside joke. 😉