Little Miss: First generation shuffle. Mostly dance music from Arthur Anchors, the youngest brother of my best friend, Liz. Dipped in soapy washing machine water in the sketchy basement laundry room of The Covey Apartments. Evidently, the can-do attitude of the building's namesake washed off on Little Miss. She survived with aplomb, only to meet her demise a few months later in some sort of lame computer USB mishap. It was time to give up the ghost anyway as the new shuffle was hot on her heels. RIP 2006.
International iPod: 20 gig refurbished old school brick. Acquired in Oregon during the Thanksgiving of 2006 in anticipation of upcoming travels. Became a happy companion to the monster suitcase and 12 hour flight. Most noteable characteristic: Quick adaptation to new and strange environments. Greatest Weakness: Co-dependent (re: sick) relationship with my IBM laptop...when the laptop ran off with a taxi driver, this pathetic hanger-on-er went right along with her. Lame. Last Seen: March 2008
Teeny Tiny: 2 Gig silver shuffle. A gift from my laptop patron. Asexual (like morrissey)/androgynous (like Michael Jackson). Generally loyal except for the 3 months it went missing. Loves to run as evidenced by the fact that it was hiding in the toe of my running shoes (don't judge me). Especially fond of USE (United States of Electronica) and Lykke Li. Gets a little weird when you try to listen to Aha! songs. I can understand. Currently resting in its little dock.
Not Quite Right: 1 Gig turqouise Shuffle. bought as a replacement for Teeny Tiny during the three month disappearance. Turns out, I don't really like turquoise electronics. Sold to a friend (who could give her the home and love she deserved) at the ressurgence of Teeny T. Whereabouts unknown.
Pretty Young Thing: 80 Gig newish iPod Classic. Acquired spring/summer of 2008. Introduced me to TV on demand. Faithfully served well during long bus rides, annoying work days in a communal office, escapism on the treadmill. Failed me finally this morning by choosing to remain on the 5500-1 bus long after I had disembarked. I remain Cauptimistic (cautiously optimistic) for a return as Korea is known for it's surprising returns. But should she decide to go the way of most of my other electronics, I will refrain from passing judgement. It is obvious now that I am not meant to hold on to, care about or spend money on anything smaller than a frying pan if I am not willing or able to sotter chains to it and myself.
I'm scared to get an iPhone when I get home. It might bring with it the apocolypse. Seriously, when will the iSorrow end?