Friday, December 29, 2006

I'm back, enjoying a cup of coffee prepared in Rhett's new French press. One word - Yummers!
As promised....

What I Did On My Christmas Vacation
By Katie Scarlett O'Hara Hamilton Kennedy Butler

Chapter 1 iPOD: Friend or Foe?

Saint Louis was the place to be this Christmas! Rhett picked me up from the heavily advertised housewares merchant of scented candles and decorative pillows and we made the 2.5 hour drive to the STL. Once our Burger King dinner was procured (me: Fish Sandwich light on the tartar, Rhett: two cheeseburgers, a large fry & chicken strips to split) I pulled out the iPod to settle into our ride.

Like almost every long distance drive of late the damn iPod fails to perform as expected. Worked fine the day before. Worked fine last week. On this day, it doesn't respond to my finger swirling around the navigator. Technically, it played music, but I couldn't scroll through my many playlists, instead I had to listen to the first song in alphabetical order according to the artists' name.

As Rhett has come to accept, during car rides I dominate the radio selecting, cd choosing or iPod navigating. Some couples agree that the driver chooses. Not us! I choose! So as you can imagine, the lack of control was sending me into a hissy fit.

I'm on my fourth iPod. The first was replaced directly out of the box, when it failed to charge. The next was dropped from the top of the dryer when I walked away with the iPod still attached to my earphones. The next was dropped in a bathtub, while I sat on the edge to shave my legs. I'm not happy with this last one, but my warranty has run out. Not sure what I'll do next. Buy a Zune?

Stay tuned for the next installment called
Stupid Parenting Fads: Why Potty Training Your 10 Month Old Doesn't Work...



Blogger snuffaluffacis said...

always thought ipods were a little over rated. any time i played with one it never seemed to work as it was supposed to. might be heresy to say it but you should consider something like archos or other sources?

8:41 PM  
Blogger Scarlett said...

when this brakes for good, I'll def consider alternatives

9:03 PM  

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