Thursday, February 16, 2006

How long does it take to fill up a 60GB ipod?

Well...so far we're at about 1gb. And..not that this is an issue now, but how do you delete stuff off of an ipod? My DH got me this ipod for Valentine's Day. Now, this is very unusual. I had mentioned longingly that I'd like a CD player for my car. Dh had been checking since before Christmas to see whether I'd like an ipod. I coveted them, but was hesitant to ask for one, because I just wasn't sure if I'd use it. I have an early-generation mp3 player and I really don't use it that much. OK, it only holds 60mb and it's a pain in the keister to update - so it's still holding the first mix that I put on there. Which is fine - cause it's favorite stuff. I have one of those arm-band radios (like this but yellow), and I actually use that more than the tiny MP3 player for if I'm out walking or something. The 60gb ipod is a little heavy to use exercising, IMHO, but it would hold quite a bit of music, etc. So, it might be a good tradeoff if you were running a marathon or something.

He also got me the tape adapter for my car. La-la and I have been rockin' out to Sesame Street's Platinum hits on the way to school. Then, after dropping her off, getting a traffic report and news headlines, I switched to a podcast of NPR's most emailed stories. Makes leaving too late to listen to NPR not too bad. I have a 30 minute + daycare trip commute each way, everyday. And if I can't knit while I drive, this ipod business is not so shabby. I guess I like it.

I also borrowed a David Sedaris book (Barrel Fever) from the library and ripped the second 2 CD's of it onto my ipod. Frankly, his humor is a little more dark and stormy than mine, so I don't think I'm going to finish the third CD. But I'm not sure how to get it off of the ipod. Also, the listened-to podcasts, I'm not sure how to remove either. I guess I'll figure it out eventually.

In knitting news, the scarf for my cousin is coming along. I kind of like how the unblocked parallelograms make waves in the fabric. I had been thinking about blocking it, but I think I'll leave it scrunchy. I used up the first skein of yarn yesterday, and should have enough left of the second to make a nice hat for her. I really haven't been working on much else. I'm in a spring cleaning mode, wanting to finish what I've got on the needles while I consider what to make next.

1 comment:

StarzAbove said...

Do you manage your files with itunes? If so, you should be able to just right-click and 'clear' it off of the list, when you are on the ipod (in the left 'Source' column).

And have you checked out all of the podcasts available? Knitting and other subjects, there are MANY of them out there!