Sunday, December 23, 2007

From Podless to Podness

With all the other stresses that come with the holiday season, I just wanted Steve Jobs to know that he no longer has to worry about my iPod status. I’m sure it was keeping him up at night worrying that I would be the last teacher standing sans iPod.

Worry no more for I have gone from iPodless to iPodness. Ah, isn’t life grand?

So what if my iPod isn’t a new one.

Or that it’s a third hand-me-down (silly me thinking that children should be at the end of the hand-me-down chain).

You see my VP of Humor Control was the first one in our family to own an iPod. Within a year, though, she was grousing about no memory (and she wasn’t talking about my forgetfulness either). So Santa gave her a new iPod for Christmas last year and she handed down her old one to her sister. Now that Christmas is rolling around again, my VP of HC provided a rather lengthy argument as to why she just had to have a new, improved touch screen iPod. (I think she’s secretly on Steve Job’s payroll).

Once again Santa sent a nifty new iPod to little Ms. VP of HC who then promptly handed down her old iPod to her sister, who then handed down the original iPod to yours truly who promptly started this and that play list.

Now, my iPod may not be the greatest or the latest, but Hails Bails, it is engraved. Flip it over and there it is… “What’s cookin, good lookin?”

Now, what’s not to love about that?

Merry Christmas to everyone and wishes for love and laughter throughout the new year!

6 comments:

Charlie Brown said...

I got a rock.

loonyhiker said...

Glad to hear you joined the world of the Pods!

Clix said...

Ok, help me out, cuz I'm feelin' lazy here... what's the difference between an ipod (low-end, mind you) and your run-of-the-mill mp3 player?

Mister Teacher said...

Hey there,
Wanted to say thanks for the great review of Learn Me Good on Amazon, and I hope you are having a very happy holiday break!

WikiPodia said...

There are two main differences in iPod when ompared to MP3 players. One: interface. If you've ever used a Mac or iTunes, you've already mastered the intricacies of controlling your iPod. If you haven't used a Mac or iTunes, you can master it in seconds flat. It's very simple and refined. Two: marketability. Apple gained a foothold in the market for compact music playing/storage devides and held on tight. It's universaly recognizable, and is a widely accepted standard. Many MP3 players require costly/difficult-to-attain/brand-unique software or excess hardware. iPods come ready to plug and play.
Thank you for playing and goodnight.

mybellringers said...

Well I'm glad Wikipodia cleared up the whole iPod thing for me and Clix. When I asked my VP, the extent of her comment was "iPods are just better."

I like the "easier" part. :-)

And to Mister Teacher, I'm glad the review finally was posted. I loved the book and hope you had a fab-u-lous Christmas too.