Thursday, November 09, 2006

If Music Be the Food of Love...

(Continued from Nano-Meter)
So on our way home from visiting the computer store geek with little or no helpful information about iPods, other than to say that the iPod Nanos were best, we discussed the fact the Critter didn't have enough money to buy the Nano AND the 2-year protection plan.

[Side note -- I generally disapprove of protection plans. Seems like if they think their product is likely to have a problem in the time allowed for protection coverage, then they ought to fix the product. But in this case, the protection plan covers the cost of a new battery -- as many times as necessary, I think. Given that Critter goes through batteries like water, and that you cannot access the Nano battery by yourself, this seems like a good investment. And what they hay, it's "her" money.]

Critter DID receive a BOOT LOAD of gift cards for her birthday. Three of them were for Fred Meyers. And it occurred to me, as we were driving home, that Freds sells electronics...

So, we stopped at Freds. With her gift cards, she could afford the $200 iPod Nano AND the protection plan. They had one in electric blue. Critter went home a happy kid. And after only two hours of sitting at the computer, she had every CD she owns on the iPod and was bobbing her head in time to the music.

Update:
Last night, Critter asked me if I knew the song "Bicycle" by Queen. [Editorial: Duh! I'm an '80s chick!] She was ecstatic when I downloaded my 2 Greatest Hits CDs to her iPod. Suddenly, I was hip again. But only for a moment.

5 comments:

Amber Stensen said...

I have to say I do check this blog every day. In the mornings while I am putting on my makeup I check the weather, my bank balance, and your blog! Feel special?

Jewel Geek said...

She's got "Fat Bottom Girls" by Queen, too, a song she recognized.

A wicked part of me wants to load Spinal Tap's "Big Bottom" and see if she gets that it is a spoof of that song...

On a side note... We were talking about Queen at the dinner table awhile back and I said, "There's a reason the band is called Queen..."

"Huh?" And then Critter's eyes went very large as she pieced it together. "OHHhhhhhhh!"

kirsty said...

Hi Jewel
Thanks for leaving a comment on my ranting post-election post!!! Love the blog - anyone who can quote Bill Cosby's Noah routine is a friend of this house (you should hear my husband say, "Riiiighht!")

kirsty said...

OK. I just got it - there are three of you guys! I'm sure you can quote Noah, too, Jewel ;-)

Jewel Geek said...

CrafterKat and I were raised listening to Cosby and Stan Frieberg records on our parent's phonographs (those round vinyl things for those young'uns out there). We look forward to introducing Critter, our daughter, to Stan Frieberg--she's learning about the Constitution and early America right now so she should be good to go come next summer.

Thanks so much for visitng our Blog. And continue with the quilts! It looked beautiful!