Thursday, April 19, 2007

The ipod

For Christmas in 2005 (or was it 2004??), I bought Gaute an ipod. He had never expressed an interest in having one, but I thought they were so cool and thought he should have one. He uploaded lots of music to it - and then never used it. After about a year of no one using it, I thought it was about time that I started using it. I put some more music on it - and never used it. By that time, Espen had figured out what music was, and I decided that he should be allowed to use it. He deleted all of the music that was on it, uploaded his own music - and used it all of the time.

But - this was an ipod mini, and in the years since I bought it, the ipod nano came it. The nano is half the size, but 10 times the cool - especially if you are 11 years old. So, Espen used his Christmas money to buy himself a red ipod nano WITH HIS NAME ENGRAVED ON THE BACK. How cool is that?

And now the original ipod was available again. Now it was Anders' turn to take it over. He kept the same music that Espen had - but he never used it. I have known what music is for a long time, but by this time I had figured out what podcasts were, too (thanks, Erin). Now it was time for me to take back control of the ipod.

So now I have cool music and lots of cool podcasts on the (my) ipod. And I use it all of the time. Podcasts are so great. I listen to them while I'm doing chores around the house, while I'm making dinner, while I'm walking. Time goes fast - and they're so interesting. My life has changed ;).

p.s. My favorite podcasts, for those who are interested, are This American Life, The Splendid Table, Talk of the Nation, and (my favorite) Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing.

1 comment:

grandma said...

Must admit I don't really know what a podcast is.....let me listen when you come this summer!