i bought my ipod on ebay. yes, yes, i knew the risks. but $100 for 20gb was too hard to pass up. My ipod arrived, in pretty great condition. it looked brand new, save for a few scratches on the screen and a shitload of crappy music.
one day, after several months of using my pretty perfect ipod, it wouldn’t turn on. blast! i tried everything. plugging it into the computer. the car. turning it off. (did you know you could turn an ipod off? i didn’t! i guess that’s what happens when you buy a used one. you don’t learn how to properly use it…) turning it back on. nothing.
finally, after a simple “hard reboot” (whatever the heck that is), she was working again. huzzah. i wasn’t going to have to replace my ipod for a fancy new 80gb video….boy, did i ever luck out… he.
well, this morning, i got in the car and plugged her in. deja vu, it was. the girl, she wouldn’t turn on. i drove two blocks in silence, kicking myself for not asking for a new ipod for Chrismukah (like the husband did…although he asked for an 8gb nano, which i can’t understand. for the EXACT SAME PRICE he could have gotten a 40gb video. yes, i realize it’s smaller and lighter and easier to jog with. but it’s 32 more gigs, for the same price.), when behold, she turned on.
i got through two songs and then poof! she stalled. i couldn’t press a single button. i can’t turn it off. i can’t pull up the menu. i can’t change the song. i can’t do anything. it’s on, it says it’s playing a song. but it’s doing nothing. nothing at all. except the screen, she’s a-glowing.
help! what’s wrong with her? save my ipod, please.
of course, because i never win anything, i didn’t win. i was really hoping to win a new blog design from the lovely Karen RaniÃ‚Â and Izzy. i KNOW what you’re thinking, “Ali, your blog is beautiful, why do you need a new design?!” well, i’ll tell you. it’s NOT for this site, it’s for another site. a blanket site. it’s still a little bit in the hush hush stages, but i thought a nice site design would get it off the ground…
(anyone want to donate their services? or just some help? i’m slightly html literate, and could probably do it on my own, with the right guidance! and i could even provide a free personalized fleece blanket in return??? anyone? anyone?)