Friday, March 25, 2005

Trendy me.

Some may call it suicidal, others might classify it as overly ambitious. We're committed, though. Committed to a 2.5 week vacation on the road. A vacation with our three small children. A vacation that will lead us (in a car) over most of the United States. Needless to say, I'm scared. Well, that's not quite right. I was scared. I've accepted it now and I'm just stupidly optimistic about having the best family vacation ever.

"If I'm going to be on the road, behind the wheel that long," I reasoned with my wife, "I'm going to need a lot of music and audiobooks. Do you have any idea how much room all those CDs will take up in the car?" Thus began my light-hearted appeal for an iPod. It wouldn't be my first appeal--certainly, after so many, I had to laugh even as I presented the argument to my wife--but it ended up being my last.

I always told myself that I wouldn't get an iPod. "Surely their over-priced and just a bit trendy for me." Well, after shopping around a bit, here I am, listening to mp3s off my iPod. Initially, I was going to go for a new 6gb Mini, but my wife--yes, my frugal wife--that suggested $50 more for 14gb more capacity would be the better choice. Trendy I may be, but happy I am with my new 20gb iPod.

Surely, with my iPod packed with songs and books, the trip can't go wrong, can it?

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