Sunday, January 20, 2008

Ernie And The iPod

I finally decided to join the 21st century and get myself an iPod. I figured that if I'm going to listen to 50 year old vinyl records, I may as well listen to them on something modern. I've been looking for an iPod for a few months now, and have been checking out the pawn shops on a regular basis. I figured if I waited long enough, I'd find a bargain. Sure enough, I managed to find a 30G video model for about $150 this weekend, so I snagged it. Came complete with over 3000 songs from the previous owner, 2 or 3 of which were actually worth listening to. There was even a copy of Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back on there. I lost all that in the reformat though. But before I could reformat it, I had to get it home. And before I could get it home I had a couple of errands to finish. But I didn't want to wait, so I was playing with it in the car on the way to Wal-Mart after leaving the pawn shop. I had the earbuds in, driving down the road, and guess what? Yep, I got pulled over. And do you know what's illegal in the state of Florida? Driving with headphones on or in both ears. So my cheap iPod is now not nearly so cheap, since I have to pay a $76 fine in addition to the price of the used iPod. Some deal. I suppose that's better than having to pay the ticket for the real reason I got pulled over, which was for doing 71 in a 55. Not that I realized how fast I was going, I was paying too much attention to the iPod. Live and learn, I guess...

Half A Million

Congratulations to me. In an hour or two, the blog will get it's half a millionth hit! That's pretty impressive for a place with almost no content that's irregularly updated and has been around for less than three years. I figure some day Boing Boing will link to me and I'll get another half million in a day or two, but until then, I'm happy with the half million I've already earned the hard way. And by hard, I mean by giving away free Christmas music. Thanks for all the hits, folks, keep 'em comin'.

More Of January

The picture this week is a night shot of The Pier in St. Pete. I capitalize it because that's the name of it, The Pier. It's not a pier, it's The Pier.