The best things in life come in small packages. This chick don't want no diamond. Just give her something else that's small, compact, expensive, portable, and something that she'll wear everywhere. She be happy, then. Even during monsoon season.
Well: I finally did it. Gave myself a belated birthday present of a 20G iPod Photo. And I must admit: I'm hooked. Already, I'm wishing I'd gotten the 40G.
Spent most of the weekend BEGINNING (and I'm nowhere near the end!) of downloading my CD's into my iTunes library on my laptop. Haven't even started the whole photo download thing... takin' one step at a time.
While I was in Bangkok, I also bought the inMotion speakers, which has a dock for the iPod. (Thanks to LIttle Mr. Noisy, who first introduced me to them while in The Pod in Plymouth.) All I can say is: cooking in the kitchen, which is a long, long way from my study (38 steps, to be exact) has taken a whole new turn for the better. Last night, I carried portable inMotion speakers to the kitchen to keep me company while I chopped carrots and cooked asparagus. I listened to Maroon 5, my favorite Cuban mix album, and Mana's "Donde Jugaran los Ninos?", and danced salsa. Life is good, indeed.
Come to find out, I'm not the only one who is spending all her free time doin' the download thing. (Services in other countries will download songs from CD's for customers who don't have the time or patience to do so. Here in this country Somewhere in Asia, the service doesn't exist, but hell, we DO have the time... Not much else goin' on!)
But I digress. At the 100th St. Bar an Grill on Friday, I reunited with the gang after five weeks of being away. Seems Mr. Morocco has a 40G (I'm impressed. I hear he also has quite the tower. Only Classic Beauty knows for sure.) My Favorite Sexist has an iPod, too (though I didn't get to find out it's size), and The Turd has an MP3 player which he also bought in Bangkok the other weekend. We were a bunch of techy nerds, boring the rest at our table to monsoon tears.
But: it is monsoon season, folks. It rains. Everyday. No one wants to go out much, and we try to find ways to keep from goin' stir crazy. So, there's no better way to pass the season than downloading those favorite CD's and playing them back for a bit of nostalgia of sunnier, more friendly days.
It's great to be back, despite the rain. And, my new iPod makes the transition from Europe to SE Asia much, much easier.