Thursday, March 18, 2010

Joining the 21st century

On the phone with Doreen a while ago:

Me: I think I'm the only person in the entire world who doesn't have an MP3 player.

Doreen: No, I'm sure lots of people don't have MP3 players.

Me: Sigh. I doubt it.

Later, Doreen called me back.

Doreen: Hey, it's me, you remember how you said you were the last person in the world without an MP3 player?

Me: Yeah.

Doreen: You were right.  Even the Duggar kids have iPods!!

Oh yeah? OH YEAH, DOREEN? Well I got NEWS FOR YOU, SISTER! I am the PROUD owner of a NEW 4 Gig MP3 player. In YOUR face. Yeah, I said it. In YOUR face.

How do I use the stupid thing anyway?

I bought special headphones-- or pardon me, "ear buds" - and a "sport band" so I could wear my new MP3 player on my arm and go jogging, and have music: handsfree!

I downloaded LimeWire and then downloaded some music (in Canada P2P is still legal, so in YOUR face, FBI).  I downloaded such gems as: Pump Up The Jam (oh yes I did, and you know you love it), Bad Romance (don't act like it's not on your MP3 player too), Milkshake (my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.  I could teach you but I'd have to charge. Cash only, no credit. Sorry), and Everyday People (both the Arrested Development and Sly & The Family Stone versions, because they are both so funkalicious). I also downloaded a bunch of other stuff that I didn't think anybody would have heard of.  If you have any suggestions for good-to-work-out-to (or just plain good) music, I would love to hear them.

I figured out how to transfer the music onto the MP3 player.

My MP3 player got locked and loaded in the Sport Band.

Yesterday I strapped on my locked and loaded MP3 player in it's Sport Band, put my shoes on, stretched out, and:

unloaded the dishwasher and made granola bars.


  1. Oh yes. You are ROCKIN' IT, babe.

    I do have an mp3 player. I think it's languishing in the bottom of some bag, dead because I lost its recharge cord. Meh.

  2. Awesome...I haven't yet figured out how to download music on my own...and I don't see that happening ANY TIME soon...not with two babies in tow!

  3. they gave me one for christmas a couple of years ago, and I stared at it for weeks. Then the technology prince (he was 9) showed me what to do and now i'm kinda liking it, and they gave me speakers to plug it into because twice I whacked through the earbud cord while chopping something for supper. I'm wondering how this is different from having a radio.

  4. You should download Milli Vanilli best music EVER

  5. Bwahahaha! You're my fucking hero.

  6. Tunak Tunak Tun by Daler Mehndi is my go-to workout song. If you haven't seen the music video yet, you MUST.


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