It wasn’t very long ago, that I thought I would have no use for an iPod. I used to see people walking around on the street with their earphones on and wonder why they would choose to shut out real life in that way.
But…eventually…the techno-geek inside of me had to have one. (I have such a weakness for electronic do-dads!). So, I got a pretty pink one and loaded it up with some of my favorite music, and I got a couple of external docking things (I’m not sure what they’re called) so I could listen to my favorite tunes in the kitchen when I was cooking dinner, and in the bathroom while I was getting ready for the day.
(On a side note, there’s nothing like listening to Pavarotti perform “Nessun dorma” to get the day going!)
Recently I discovered a use for my iPod that’s much more my style. I’ve got it loaded up with Story Circle Network podcasts (shameless commercial….I’m actually on the January 2008 podcast) and NAMW teleseminars and I’ve got great material to listen to on my commutes to and from work. I am inspired by the wonderful writers who share their stories those who teach memoir writing.
Now this is what my iPod is really for. Oh yes…and Pavarotti.
I’ve not heard of this podcast before.. I’ll definitely check it out!!!
I’m so out of the loop, I don’t even have an iPod! But you make a great case for one. 🙂
I’m still using an MP3 player and trying to convince myself I need an IPod! I have a Bose radio/cd player and that’s my favorite way to listen to music.
Will check out the podcast. Sounds interesting! Thanks for info.
Now I guess I’m going to have to have one. All my granny-friends are stepping up, and now you’ve piqued my curiosity. I must admit though, the whole upload/download stuff sometimes baffles me.
Oh well, it might just be another of my new adventures.
The first Pavarotti & Friends CD (the one with Sting) is probably my all time favorite CD, and I often put it on during solo car trips. It helps to get my creative juices flowing.
good for you, haven’t got a Ipod yes, stuck in the olden days I guess, my kids have them
Great idea! I load mine up to work out to!
I too don’t have an IPOD. I’m seriously thinking about getting the smallest one that just came out!! Thank you for your kind congrats!