[Pretend there's a picture of my new toy here....
I hurt too much to go upstairs to get the camera.
Advil does NOT cure all]
First thought - See? It pays to talk to people. Will have to remember that.
Second - I just checked and this appears to be a first or second generation Nano but still, ohmygoodness, it is a thing of brilliance. What was I waiting for? Just because the masses are raving about something does not inherently make it wrong. Will have to remember that too. Note: This does not apply to Twilight.
Third - I've ignored all the fuss about Apple killing the music industry but I get it now. Post college/pre-kids I bought a bunch of cds because I liked the one track that was getting airtime, only to find the other 9 songs were meh. Not to say there weren't hidden gems and I have my favorite groups who put out nothing but winners but if given a choice, I'm going to buy the one song for
Yes, this is a tacit condemnation of those artists whining because I don't want to buy their other 9 meh songs, but I also just bought an ipod-thingy, so they can comfortably ignore my opinion as there's a slight chance I may be slightly out of touch with the issues. [Except I'm the consumer & already voted with my Visa].
Fourth - I have zero recall for names and titles. I had to google lyrics to figure out who was what - FAMOUS lyrics. My brother vetted my play list and I could hear him rolling his eyes at me over the phone when I told him who I had to look up. Despite my New! Nano! I am still hopeless uncool.
He did laugh though when I listed my top songs:
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Stayin' Alive - BeeGees
Fighter - Christina Aguilera
Uprising - Muse
Anyone sensing a theme? Other survival themed suggestions eagerly welcomed. If I get desperate I might buy the Rocky theme song. Or maybe Chariots of Fire? I also need more hip hop, because the soulful rock ballads aren't cutting it 20 minutes in - but my brother was otherwise dead on about the music helping distract from The Pain. On a bright note I ran 5 miles on Sunday and did not die. So there's hope. [Actually it was 4.8 but there were Hills]. Rumor has it I only have to get to 10 and then race day adrenaline will carry me the remaining 3 miles. I have 6ish weeks left so in theory I can add a mile/week and it'll all be hunky-dory fun. Riiiggghhhhhtttt.
Miscellaneous notes: My brother ran his first half marathon this past weekend. He called me after, giddy from his runner's high and his under 10 minute miles ("I felt great and thought about running the whole marathon but [his wife] was waiting" - Ass). He called me the next day, having crashed and hurting, but am still sending him a big public CONGRATULATIONS. I've warned him my goal is to stay upright, not break the 9 minute mile, but if anyone is going to goad me over that finish line, it's him.
Also, after running one night my son came over to give me a hug. I warned him I was sweaty & stinky but he gave me a hug anyway and said I wasn't that stinky (....wait for it...) because you didn't run that far. Bedtime for you, kid!