I’ve tried to convince myself that when my “egg money” built to a certain level, I’d look at getting an iPod. Why? Because radio reception is crummy between the house and work (though sometimes the static only enhances the mood of the oldies station from Wytheville.) And I have six CD’s in the built-in stereo. And NPR always comes in good, even the other side of Pilot Mountain. So maybe this isn’t a very good reason.
But I’ve thought man, it would be great to have an iPod to be able to listen to audio books when I travel. That would make the miles zip by. But other than to work, I hardly ever travel. And when I do, it’s usually not very far.
And I have a CD player in the car–and the easiest way to get audio books is on CD from the library. (Tip: Converting CD’s to iPod files) And I generally would rather be thinking about something I wanted to write about than being entertained by somebody else’s thoughts.
But then, there are some really interesting looking podcasts available for download that I would never sit and listen to stuck behind a computer. Where would I listen to this kind of audio program except driving to work? — so we’ve come back to caveat number one.
Well then. I feel better having had this little conversation. And I appreciate your contribution to the egg money fund by following sidebar ad links to the Biltmore House, Blue Ridge Parkway, Crooked Road, bed & breakfasts, and the good links to Virginia.org visitor information like the Virginia Travel Directory. (Sorry for too many that sell land or law or irrelevant junk, but they’re getting more contextual over time.) I’ve been curious myself where some of these lead–like “hiking in Virginia”–but I can’t go there per google’s rules.
So the egg money fund will grow on little bit by bit, and I’ll most likely look to invest in something related to either the photography or the writing. Or find a suitable local charity. When I decide, I’ll let you know, and thanks again.