He arrived on Friday and I was very excited about it. Nano even came to dinner with us so I could marvel at his shininess. =) I have been coveting (should that have 2 “t”s?) an iPod ever since I touched one at the Apple store about six months ago. We have laughed about it a lot because I am not really much of a music buff. I like music, but I don’t buy CDs very often and as my college roommate can tell you, I am perfectly content listening to the same CD over and over and over again for months at a time. So why an iPod, you ask? Because of this…
Yup. Books! on an iPod! (sure does look like an iPod, doesn’t it?) And now that I ride public transportation to and from work, listening to the radio isn’t an option and I am VERY tired of listening to the ladies who sit behind me complain non-stop all the way to work and all the way home. That’s right we sit in the same seats every day and the bus is never full so I can always hear them. And, no, I don’t want to change seats, I sit right next to the back door so that I can get out first when we get to work. =) I’m impatient.
Anyway, my point is, the library clearly shows an iPod, though it never mentions Nano by name, so I started looking around and thinking about buying Nano. Then I received some Christmas money from Mom and Dad and found out that my new job qualifies me for a discount on all things Apple, so I created an account and did some shopping! The best part is, they let you engrave it for free! (and send a gift card if you want… I wanted.) =)
I know, I’m a geek, but it was technically a gift. =)
See how shiny?
Since it’s too shiny to read and I’m too lazy to find a bright enough spot to take a picture without the flash, I’ll just tell you what it says on the back of my iPod:
That way, everyone knows it’s mine, and if Nano gets lost, maybe someone will be kind enough to find me online and send a ransom note.
So, on Sunday I decided I had better get Nano ready for his first bus ride. I downloaded all the necessary software, downloaded the 4th book in the Chronicles of Narnia and connected Nano to the computer. Nothing happened. Nothing at all. MUCH searching later and I have discovered that the files you download from the library are “protected WMA” files. Now, I knew that Nano would play WMA files (in spite of their affiliation with Microsoft), but I was not aware that he WILL NOT, under ANY circumstances play “protected” WMA files. Whatevertheheckthatmeans!!!
Nano didn’t get to ride the bus today. I made him stay home to think about what he has done and come up with a solution. So far, he’s not talking.