So I just loaded up my new iPod today. I am so hip and with it now that I can't stand myself. Actually, I was fumbling around with it for a while, as it is the really cheap one that has no screen to tell you what the heck it is doing. It just has different colors that pop up to indicate the status. Or don't, in my case.
I am listening to it as I write, and I am beginning to think that I won't be able to do that anymore, because three times now I have stopped writing to rock out to a song. That is the big pitfall of the iPod, in that all the songs loaded onto it are presumably your favorite songs, thus you should constantly be rocking out. You should be passing out from the rocking out, you have so many good songs in a row.
Music affects me. Greatly. If I am having a bad day and a really good song comes on, my mood is lifted. In my former athletic days, I would put on the headphones to my walkman and listen to music that would energize me. When I am doing chores, the music has got to be good, as well as very loud. The louder the better. I get so caught up in the songs that before I know it, voila, my floors are mopped and I had a good time doing it. It is a little scary, now that I think about it, how susceptible I am to music. Hubba-hubba is now going to start using it to his advantage. If he was smart, that is.
Luckily Hubba-hubba and I have the same taste in music, although mine is a teeny bit broader. He is coming around nicely, though, I have great taste. It is good to have the same presets in both cars, as well as not having to argue over what radio station should be on. If he listened to rap or something as his primary music, I think I would have to permanently implant little speakers in his ears, because I truly can't stand most of it. Hey, I might be onto the wave of the future with that one.
Lately I have been giving up my music for the likes of Raffi and Disney and Here Come the ABC's. I think I like Raffi the best. He is very environmentally conscious, and he slips very "green party" things into his songs. Hubba-hubba almost choked on his water when he listened to the lyrics of one song that promotes solar and wind power as energy sources. He just found it funny that something like that would be in a children's song, but apparently Raffi thinks the earlier you start them, the better. His songs are so catchy that I find myself humming them when I am brushing my teeth. Now that is power.
I loaded up this iPod with very fast songs with a good beat in order to work out to them. We'll see if the prospect of some great music can motivate me to get off my butt and back to the gym. Gotta go, I LOVE this song...