Feb. 1, 2005

Shuffling around the house

My iPod shuffle arrived this afternoon. Hooray! It is so simple to use and is amazingly tiny and light. You have to see this thing to really get it. Sounds great too, although I haven't had much of a chance to listen. My son's had it clamped to his head ever since I got home. Coolest thing: plug it in, pick a playlist, click Autofill, you're done! Tomorrow will be my maiden flight with it.

My parents took C. to his Kung Fu class today, which is something they have started doing every two weeks to have some time together. Today was C's first time in the higher class as he earned his orange belt on the weekend. This means a 4:30 start instead of 5:15. I caught up with everyone afterwards at Penrose Fish & Chips. Here's their menu, unchanged in forty years: Fish & Chips (one piece of Halibut or two), or Fish, or Chips. Also Coleslaw, Pies and Ice Cream. Can you guess what we ate?

Update 1: My son has now displayed every known rockin' out symptom since attaching my iPod shuffle to his head: air guitar, kitchen table keyboard, air mic, head bobbing, mullet-shaking, grimaces, ass-wiggling, gesturing to the sky, and of course, incorrect lyric recitation.

Update 2: Just read this on the Wired web site. Apparently there are and estimated 16,000 iPods in use amongst the 25,000 staff at Microsoft's Redmond offices. I think the jury's reached a verdict...

Listening to: This Love (iTunes link) by Maroon 5 from Songs About Jane.


  1. Awww, you finally get your Pod and you let your son use it first! The ultimate sacrifice. What a great dad. But what kind of music is it that's leading to all of this rocking-out behavior of his? : )

    I have just one thing to say about the iPods at Microsoft: Ha ha. Ha ha ha.

  2. I'm jealous! I want one, but I was waiting for my old MP3 player to die. I think I'll have to step on it.

  3. l.a.h.: The Microsoft thing is pretty funny. My son's rockin' out to Journey and White Snake. Not! My Pod is loaded with Daddy music: Elvis Costello, Foo Fighters, Talking Heads, Weezer, Jet, U2. And another hundred bands.
    Susan: Get your stomping boots on. You won't regret it. One thing I've learned already though - took my Pod to the gym today and temporarily short-circuited it! Keep it away from sweat-drenched skin...

  4. I am so jealous! I would love to own one of those!! and, I love Maroon 5.

    Hope all is well. Is it warming up there yet?

  5. Way to raise that kid right! : ) Elvis is one of my absolute all-time favorites, by the way.

  6. That is too cute of C. I love when M does stuff like that, makes me laugh.

    I love Maroon 5.