Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Audio Crisis


I am one of those people who just cannot run without being plugged into music. It just doesn't work for me, that whole listening to myself huffing and puffing. And when I have to do it, I'm miserable with a capital M. And for years and years it's been one of my goals to run a marathon or two and while I'm not on that track yet, I just know that learning to run without my headphones would probably be as hard for me as learning to run that 26.2 miles. Because headphones are not allowed in USATF sanctioned events and that means they're not allowed in most marathons. I know. It's crazy.

Imagine my displeasure last evening when I got geared up for a run and grabbed my iPod and tried to turn it on and got a whole lotta nothing.


And I knew it was coming, but I was in denial because I sort of hate Apple because it seems like their stuff sort of doesn't ever work exactly right and my nano has really never worked exactly right and I know they know their stuff is buggy and they sell it anyway and I didn't want to have to give them any of my money for their buggy stuff.
Cuz it should work right and work right for longer than it does but they make sure it doesn't and then they sell more and I think that is an evil and lame sort of business model.


I whined a little and got Boy to feel sorry for me....or something. And Boy being Boy, he was kind enough to attempt a little late night nano surgery on behalf of me and my rating of perceived exertion. Or maybe it was on behalf of his sanity and a desire to get me to shut the f up about my f-ing broken nano:

(See that brown crud there on the top corner? I think it corroded itself to death after it spent half of a workout inside my bra top on a day when I had to take off my windbreaker...which left me pocketless. Turns out it saying it was charging without being connected to anything and the weird brown tinge in the corner of the screen from then on were bad signs after all.)

He was unable to resurrect the damn thing, but he did fix it in time for today's workout:

Whew. Good save, and the best part is I don't even have to be crabby about giving my money to Apple ;)
Thanks Boy, you're the greatest!

Hey! That's the same one I have!!
Yay for a new non-corroded iPod.
Now keep it out of your bra :)
Ya, I think that I am the only person I know that has been using the same iPOD for 4 years. It's so big and ghetto looking now! It's also white since they didn't even have colours then :)
Dude, the Portland Marathon is an iPod-friendly marathon (personally, though, I am against iPods while running. I think people should talk to each other, but now that I think about it, perhaps those iPod people are guarding themselves against blabbermouths like me?).
I'll let Steve Jobs know he needs to do more research in the "sweaty-bra" department.
I just got myself a BPM counter so I can make cool work-out mixes for my iPod.
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