Let me see your new toy !

Bought mysellf an Ipod. I don't really believe in Santa anymore.. I don't even care for all the Christmas shopping that has to be done constantly. I despise the shops being open on Christmas eve because people go on an all out frantic frenzy to find god knows what for god knows who. I don't care for all that. I did my Christmas shopping (for myself that is) yesterday. Undisturbed I entered the store and was able to browse around. Checking out several items of my choice .. looking at the displays and carefully sifting through the information that was available about the product I was interested in. Nobody was cutting in line.. Nobody was rude .. and all items where in stock. I love this store.. because I can just shop in my bathrobe with a cup of capuchino beside me. The name of the store ? the apple store of course.. The name of the product of my choice ?

The Ipod video. After two years of intensive work, my third generation Ipod is going to be retired. Well.. not retired .. but reassigned. It will now become the musical sidearm of my fair lady in her daily commutes from and to work. If I think of it .. my ipod has been the most intensely used electrical item that i have owned for such a long period of time. And quite frankly.. it still has quite some time left in it yet.. For two whole years we have been litteraly attached to the hip and the world it opened up to me … the things i've learned with it .. the tunes it played… the times we had… Well… what can you say.. its MY ipod. And as I lovingly pass it on into Nyana's waiting subtle hands … its replacement is in the mail. Engraved with my very own name and the link to the website you've all come to know and love the 30 gigabyte Ipod video will soon find its way towards me. I'm looking forward to its crisp screen and its ability to entertain me on the road .. not only with audio .. but with video as well. Although musical content has been lacking on my Ipod these last few months due to the fact that its a pain in the ass to organise 80 gig's of mp3"s into itunes playlists.. this will no longer be the case. Wonderful Itunes apple script applets will do that for me and the new Ipod will be packed with podcasts… music and .. video's !!!

Ask my beloved fiance for her wonderful experiences when we go shopping together. I wade behind her .. paying attention and commenting on the things she browses through.. but am also peering onto the display of my PDA while reading .. a book ! I've read several (some 15) books on my pda.. from the Rebel Dawn trilogy (The rise and fall of Han Solo) to the combined works of Arthur C Clarc.. To more Star Trek fiction then you can throw a stick at.. I've read LOTS on my pda !. My Pda is gone now .. I sold it yesterday because .. A windows pocket pc is just lost in a world with macs .. and with a mail server that does not support synchronisation with pocket pc's. So ditch it and .. buy an ipod. So some time soon .. As Nyana and I go shopping I will not only have music and podcasts to listen to .. but also something to LOOK at as we are standing in line in front of the fitting booth. Tech and Nerd Tv will be the main topics of course .. because .. one HAS to learn .. doesn't one. And allready i'm diving into the realm of how to record shows i want to see on Tv .. and convert them to my Ipod. Something tells me that our little PVR is going to have a lot of work soon.For those of you wondering .. no .. I DID not choose a black one..

Why ? because ipods are supposed to be white ! They SHOULD be white … They have always been White. ! And because I don't want to become one of these cry babies that whines about scratches on their precious ipods. I sometimes wonder if these people have unprotected sex with Nigerian hookers and afterwards complain to the consulate for catching some itchy crotch disease ? USE PROTECTION. Both for your I-pod as for your I-pecker !… Djeez.. its a 300 euro machine.. you are gonna carry it around EVERYWHERE so quit wining.. give the little bugger a bag to sit in and get over it when there is ONE little scratch on it. Enough said.. On with my day.. I have not had a chance to put a show up and will probably try tomorrow or Thursday… otherwise i'll put out an emergency broadcast show… Just before my holiday's kick in… Tadaaaa !!!!!

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