I'm going to miss you!
(actress portraying Very Josie)
You've been my buddy for years. You were there to entertain me whenever I rode the bus during rush hour as well as those rare times when I exercised. And let's not forget all those poker games we played together. You were wonderful. Even after you got on in years, I never once thought about turning you in for a new model. So what if those newer models had fancy buttons and pictures and bigger memory. They weren't you!
I'm talking about my Creative Zen mp3 player which has been with me through thick and thin (mostly thick) for over a decade. A decade people!
When I got this bad boy as a gift 11-12 years ago he was the hottest thing evar! Unfortunately, everything gets old. At first the case broke. Then when I was in Vegas I stupidly decided to charge it next to my hair straightener. I woke up to find the screen half melted....yet it still worked! So what if I couldn't read the title of the songs! And then, the clip broke, which is not too surprising after a decade of use. Did I really need to clip it to my person? Nah....I just kept using it anyway. I never once thought about replacing it.
Till this weekend.
It just wouldn't start working after being charged for two straight days. I saw a half melted message that said "rebuilding library" but it never recovered. I had to break down and get "something".
This frightened me.
I have my big tourney next week and with no music buddy, I'd be toast. Keep in mind two big factors:
1. I don't know crap about ipods or anything electronic.
2. I'm cheap.
Soooo the simplest and least expensive thingy I could find was an Ipod shuffle and they come in GOLD! It would match my jewelry! Maybe this wouldn't be as bad as I thought.
See how cute? This is my new baby!
It's a newer and much more petite model than I'm used to. I took my time....put on my reading glasses and read all the instructions. I signed up for Itunes. (very impressive, eh?) Then I figured out how to download all my cds onto it! I even bought myself an itunes giftcard so I could get new songs! And then, *gasp* I bought two new songs and synched them to the Ipod! Me!!!
I did that!
And I brought Goldie out for his inaugural bus ride this morning.
I excitedly plugged the airbuds into his shiny golden self. btw he's about the size of a dove chocolate, yet he holds 500 songs!
I got on the bus, and pushed the little button and..............
I dunno what happened! I know all the songs are in his belly but he ain't singing. WTF This means I need Evan's friend Shane to come over and help me. He has one of these shuffle thingys. God I hate electronics.
*sigh* Worst case scenario I can return it, chock full of my songs, but I don't want to! I want it to do what it's supposed to do!