This past friday I finally joined the ranks and purchased an iPod on E-bay.

Don’t get me wrong, I already had an MP3 player. A Sansa to be exact, but this little fellow that I’ve had for the past 2 years has recently started crapping out on me. Some songs I put on it don’t show up in the playlist, yet when I sync it up on the computer, they show up in the files, so that doesn’t make sense. On saturday, I was running some errands and I was listening to “What A Fool Believes” by The Doobie Brothers through the cassete adapter I have for my car, and I paused the song since I had to get out of the car.

After I get back in to continue it, I turn it back on, press play and get in glaring red letters BAD TRACK. This happens to several other songs I put on there as well. I was nice and pissed about it, but I remembered that I had just purchased an iPod the previous day, and that this wouldn’t be a problem much longer once it comes in.

It’s an 80GB Sixth generation, so it’s a more recent model. I haven’t been really up to date with iPods, and I’ve never really ben much into Apple in general, save for an interest in the iPhone and a previous vague interest in the iPod that has grown exponentially. I know I’ll never favor Macs. I’m going to stay with Windows based software, plus I don’t really dig the layout on Mac computers. I’ve got great virus software, so I know I’m safe for the time being, even though I hear Macs are really impervious to viruses. So far anyway.

I’ve heard a lot of great things about iPods for a long time now, and I like how it’s format of the “wheel” and the back track forward track, pause, and play are very similar to my Sansa. I also like that it’s got games I can play. I picked up a Zune at a pawnshop, but it was messed up, and I didn’t really like the button format. Plus I heard about that big update fiasco that had me suspicious about them now. This is going to be a good thing once it comes in, and I’m really looking forward to finally being able to have one.

Rene’s song of the day: “It’s Getting Better” by Mama Cass Elliot.

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