Friday, May 02, 2008


I'm a shuffler.

When listening to an iPod, I'm quick to change the song. Kind of like, 'Oh, I know this song! I love this song! (wait 5 seconds) Hmmm...I know how it ends...what's the next one on shuffle? OH! I don't know this song - must be on a compilation I bought. (wait 10 seconds) Hmm...I'd like to instead listen to one I know. I wonder what's next on shuffle.' I rarely ever listen to a song on my iPod all the way through. Much like someone who is hungry and eats just a little bit of everything in the house trying to find exactly what they're hungry for.

It makes the people in the car with me want to unlock the door, open it, and jump out because they're likely to want to face on coming traffic head on (literally!) than deal with my constant change of the song.

SO, with my new iPod, I'm trying to practice patience. I've heard it's a good trait and I figure I'd be a better person if I had more of it. I'm starting to listen to the songs more than halfway through. I've found that I'm listening to most of them (gasp!) UNTIL THE END.

This...this is progress. I think I'm going to call the Oprah show.


Jen said...

I am the EXACT same way!! I am always pushing the next button!!

Ginger said...

Here's the thing:
I have shuffled in my life.. HOWEVER I'm really bad at it and usually regret trying.
For me, instead of "la-ti-da-ing" and wondering about what's next, I actually WORRY about what if the next song is not as good as the one that's playing! Then if it isn't, I've gone and screwed up my mojo - the mp3 ends up embedded in the ground, and I sulk for the next 10 minutes.

Ginger said...

Hey, btw, Wratch wants to be invited to this super secret party blog. How can we make that happen?
His email is really creative and abstract. It is:

Anonymous said...

Didn't your mother ever tell you that you should pick your feet up when you walk? It wears holes in your shoes! Oh...wait...I just read the rest of the blog entry. Ooh...awkward. :)