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September 29, 2005 10:42 PM


Unless my departure is imminent, there's always something more important to do than pack for the trip, or get ready to move. This was the case a few days ago as I spent the better part of an afternoon, that had been earmarked for packing, in front of my laptop filling my iPod full of music. 37GB's of music is the formatted capacity of the 40GB model and I've filled mine to the brim. This means I'll effectively be travelling with the equivalent of nearly 1000 CD's! 10,000 songs! 30 days of continuous music!

If things get desperate on the money front, I suppose I can sell or trade it for something more crucial to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. That is, of course, provided that it doesn't get stolen or left in a bus terminal first. It's sort of like in the old days when people used to convert their money into small, compact valuables like precious stones or metals as a way to store value in something other than local currencies. Yeah... I didn't buy the iPod on an impulse, I bought it so I'd have something of value that I could liquidate in a jam... or something like that. Anyway it's already proved it's worth to me.

The band 'Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah' has been the flavour de jour for me as I drive North, then South, then North, then South again. Except for the first song on their album, it's amazing. I'd recommend it to anybody.

In other news, stay tuned over the next couple days for an update as to where we'll be aiming for first; looks like it might be NYC. It's dependent on us finding a timely ride there. I'll call it a 'tentative destination' at this point. Very tentative.


Nicole Alexis-Drummond said:

Happy travels Hendy and be safe. If you need some funds, don't hesitate to email me... I'll hook you up...... M/C style :) Also in your worldly travels, can you please hook me up with a key chain to represent all your stops. Thanks in advance.

Pop ya collar!!!!!
Good 2 go!!!!

September 30, 2005 03:52 PM
Jonathan said:

be careful what you say here. comments disappear.

September 30, 2005 05:37 PM
Matt said:

word up on the amazon stuff ... we don't need to be spoonfed !! we all know what an ipod looks like !!

September 30, 2005 06:47 PM
Ryan said:

Thanks Matt, Jon, I was actually practicing placing the photos. I've just learned some basic HTML that I'd wanted to try out. VSPACE and HSPACE to be exact. As well as align left and align right. As usual thanks for your support.

October 1, 2005 05:18 PM
scarlettholly said:

having been travelling for 5mths now with my ipod, I only ever listen to about 250 of the 3500 songs on it, and I'm sure you will be the same - enjoy though!

October 2, 2005 04:45 AM
Ryan said:

I hear you, I tend to listen to certain artists over and over again. Still, it's nice to know that I have the variety... just incase...

October 2, 2005 09:50 PM