I have a great deal to do, both in my home and in life. I'm behind on the photo blogs where I participate, my laundry, the emails I need to send.
How am I doing on my "action items"? I've done dishes. I've started a load of laundry.
But, mostly, I'm downloading CDs onto my computer before attempting to figure out how to operate a little pink ipod Scott got a swag a while back. And it's not a recent model, it's the kind with the little circle on it and a screen. Not a touch, just a plain ol' ipod, do they even make these anymore?
Zoe was born in 2001, which means I'm clueless as to what's going on in the current music happenings. I have discovered the joys of Arcade Fire, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, but beyond that? I' unno.
Ask me about the 80s, oh, I could tell you what year The Reflex by Duran Duran hit #1 on the billboard chart. (1984 by the way). I saw The Cure at the Forum during the Kiss Me tour for my 16th birthday. And it was my first concert, talk about trial by fire!
90s? I could do pretty good. Smashmouth, Third Eye Blind, Blink 182, alternative goes mainstream. Kurt Cobain took himself out, giving us a music martyr for the decade but leaving us with Courtney. Hip hop made a big impact and Eminem made parents scared. Oh, and the appearance of Britney Spears, marking the comeback of bubble-gum pop.
Last ten years? I gots no clue.
That includes the technology. I'm still operating with the round, silver things that require a player that won't fit in your pocket if using a portable model. If I want to change the album, I have to carry a fairly large book with me. I've learned the hard way that anti-skip isn't really a feature anymore. And, as I said, the player I"m trying to make work isn't even a new one.
I like walking the dogs after the kids go to bed, when it's warm enough and I like to listen to music while I take our constitutional. But my CD player skips, so I need to make this little thing work.
All I have is the ipod, no instruction book or anything like that. Luckily, I know how to use the interweb to find information. Hopefully, for our walk tonight I can be singing along with the Dave Matthews Band.
Amanda's beauty tip of the day: That tip about using a toothbrush to exfoliate your lips? Yeah, don't do that.