Friday, October 17, 2008

RIP, iPod.

Boo. Hiss. Weep, sob. Today I plugged in my iPod to charge up and all of the sudden my computer started screaming at me, "ALERT, ALERT! DANGEROUS ALIEN BODY ATTACHED TO COMPUTER. MUST KILL NOW! ALERT, ALERT!" Of course, it didn't really say that, but that was the general idea of all the alarming windows that started popping up.

So I unplugged my iPod and picked it up. It was BURNING HOT. Like so hot I almost dropped it. I pushed all the buttons you're supposed to push, turned it upside down, tapped it tentatively like I do to my TV when it doesn't pick up channels I want, and finally had to realize that it was dead. Very dead. Unarguably dead.


This is a bummer in a number of ways, not least of which is that my iPod is the recording device I use to record my oral history interviews. What to do, what to do.

Well, I guess the little guy was 5 years old, which is a damn century in Apple years, so I guess I had it coming. My birthday is December 8th, in case anybody was wondering, hehe.

No, seriously. December 8th.

I'm sorry, what? I couldn't hear you... Oh! An economic crisis, you say? Well, then.

Nevermind. I'll go buy a tape recorder.


Kate said...

You never know, maybe someone will show you the luurrrrrve and get you one!

moxita said...

....this sucks...also how we depend on these tiny devices.

this summer i left my i-pod in my running shirt, and put that shirt into the laundry only to find out to never being able to do anything besides looking at the i-pod when finding it in my clean clothes.


be strong!

Judy said...

what is it about ipods and Latin America? Mine decided to ERASE itself just before I left Panama to travel through 4 more countries. It's trickery I tell ya, TRICKERY.

But - RIP little ipod. I'm sure you were faithful and wonderful and delivered plenty a Cher song to Miss Cheastypants. Like all things in life, you little ipod, will be replaced with a smaller new model... : )

Cheasty said...

kate - here's hoping, anyway!

moxita -- oops... that sounds like something I would do! being strong, don't worry. can't keep me down!

Cheasty said...

judy! you must've commented at the same time I did, lady. Hey listen, if this Cher confession haunts me for all time, I'll have to murder you, ok? Or worse... i'll murder your iPod (dun dun dun....). mwahahahahaha.

Anonymous said...

Hey, what's wrong with Cher?

Too bad about the Ipod. I just barely got one, being ten years behind everyone else technilogically, and it's one of those ridiculous little 200 songs ones with no screen. It's all I can handle. I haven't broken or lost it yet, so...

Mr. Poopie said...

You needs to be resetting it. It'll work. I thought mine died and it just needed a good reboot. Try this website to identify which kind you have and it will tell you how to reset it. Don't give up Cheasty!!!!

Cheasty said...

lindsey - NOTHING is wrong with cher. in fact, i consider your side-job just one more sign that we are in fact long lost soul-sistas. good luck w/ your minipod!

mr. poopie. if you're right, i'll kiss you a million times. squared. a million times squared.