27 December 2007
let it not be said that i NEVER conformed. (there was so much hesitation even when i was unwrapping and opening it!)
as many of you know, i don't like conforming. i've always preferred Casio over Texas Instruments, Lowe Alpine (or anything) over (the) North Face, and Rice Milk over Soy Milk; i've just always enjoyed spending more time and choosing the best product over the popular product. i didn't WANT to get an ipod (you have to know this by now), but after all the research i could stand, it's what stood out as what i was looking for; massive storage, efficient controls, best battery life possible. this isn't to say there aren't better mp3 players out there. i'm not saying that. a lot of others have some really neat features (bluetooth, wi-fi, fm receiver, bigger screens, etc) that the ipod doesn't, unfortunately, those are features i did not see as useful as those i mentioned before, so i went for.
and actually, this was a christmas present from my mom. bless her heart, she originally got this and called me to see if was still "interested" in getting one and i said, "well, i'm not sure. i should look into it" (not knowing, of course, that she'd already purchased it). so she took it back and did her own research and got me a Samsung P2 (which is sort of the first "touch" mp3 player before the ipod touch). it was really cool and had a beautiful 3" screen on it, but only went up to 8gb, so her and jordan went out yesterday and returned the samsungs (he got one too) and got the ipods.
having said all that, i'm more and more amazed every year at how much my parents absolutely spoil me (us). they are really something else.
Posted by Josh Hunter at 11:30:00 AM