But now the hard part. I stared at it for nearly a week, fiddling with it, reading about it online, ordering an iPod for Dummies book, looking through my CDs to decide what I wanted on it, ordering a couple of audio books to put on it....but actually DOING something about it was totally intimidating! Now, I've not been known to eschew or be afraid of technology (I AM blogging, after all!) but for some reason this little ounce of metal and magic had me paralyzed!
Well, I decided that I would not close out 2006 until I had this thing licked. Not mastered, mind you, just sort of...begun. So while the firecrackers were blazing in our neighborhood last night and my kids were out with The Papa lighting our annual bonfire, I was sitting on my bed downloading and importing as fast as I could go. I now have 215 songs, the book Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier, and part of the NIV Listener's Bible actually ON the iPod and ready to enjoy. Yesterday I went and bought better earphones than came with the unit, an iTrip that will let me play all my stuff through the car stereo, and a case to hold all the paraphernalia. This Granny is NOT going to be left behind!
CDs? Oh, they are SO last millennium :-)