It wasn't very long ago, that I thought I would have no use for an iPod. I used to see people walking around on the street with their earphones on and wonder why they would choose to shut out real life in that way.
But...eventually...the techno-geek inside of me had to have one. (I have such a weakness for electronic do-dads!). So, I got a pretty pink one and loaded it up with some of my favorite music, and I got a couple of external docking things (I'm not sure what they're called) so I could listen to my favorite tunes in the kitchen when I was cooking dinner, and in the bathroom while I was getting ready for the day.
(On a side note, there's nothing like listening to Pavarotti perform "Nessun dorma" to get the day going!)
Recently I discovered a use for my iPod that's much more my style. I've got it loaded up with Story Circle Network podcasts (shameless commercial....I'm actually on the January 2008 podcast) and NAMW teleseminars and I've got great material to listen to on my commutes to and from work. I am inspired by the wonderful writers who share their stories those who teach memoir writing.
Now this is what my iPod is really for. Oh yes...and Pavarotti.