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When It Rains, It Pours

Published January 21, 2010 - 2 Comments

Earlier in the week, I lost my iPod.  I distinctly remember stepping out of the car, and having it dangling out of my pocket, unplugging it from my headphones, throwing it onto the seat of the car, and pumping my gas. When I arrived at my destination, I couldn’t find the musical wonder.  I wasn’t too worried.  I figured that it must have fallen between the seats or under them.  I figured that I’d find it the next day when I had more time.  Well, I’ve gone through that car twice now, and I’ve found everything EXCEPT an iPod Nano. That’s fine (not really).  I’ve been thinking about replacing it for awhile now.  The last time that I held the iPhone, I was somewhat proficient in its use, so I’ve really been leaning in that direction now.  It was just a matter of timing.  Tomorrow is payday, but this is the first payday of the year, and all my deductions kick in again, so I know that it won’t be as much as I’ve been accustomed to getting.  Add to that, my heating bill is starting to take off, so I don’t know how much extra cashflow I’m going to have.  But not upgrading my cellphone is one thing… not having my personal music with me 24/7 is another.  Whether it’s a Shuffle, Nano, or Touch.. I need an iPod.  If the music rattling around in my brain ever stops, I’d be afraid to know what’s going on up there.  So I need to get SOMETHING, and fast!

Then this morning I turned on my TV.  Hmm.. that’s odd.. a pretty bar from one side to the other… lots of sound… zero video… and what’s that smell?  That doesn’t smell right.. almost.. like.. something… burning??  Yup.  The TV is toast.  I’ve been moaning about getting a new TV for about 2 years now.  Whenever I reached the point where I had enough money to possibly get interested in buying one, something always seemed to happen, and the money was used elsewhere.  But now I’ve managed to save enough that I COULD go out and get a 32″ LCD and have money to spare… or perhaps put it toward something larger..  but how large?  That’s the question.  Feeling somewhat nomadic at the moment, I’m never sure how long I’m going to be in one place.  Do I want something smaller that I can easily take with me, and set up in a bedroom… or something a little larger that requires a little more room, and perhaps signals permanence?  No easy answer there.

One thing’s for certain.  I see a trip to Future Shop in my immediate future…