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Monday, November 29, 2021

stocking stuffer
I was having lunch today at EVOS with my friend Kirby. Since it’s getting close to Christmas, he’s been bugging me to give him my gift request. Apparently, my suggestion to keep it simple and just get me a gift certificate to Gap is insufficient.

After lunch, I got in my car and, as usual, pulled out my iPod to hook up to the stero system. But when I tried to get the iPod to power up — nada. It wouldn’t turn on, no matter how hard I pressed on the buttons or how much I shook it.

It’s an old model, so my first thought was that it had finally, without warning, died.

And considering what I’d just been talking about with Kirby, my next thought was: “I would just love to get a brand new iPod for Christmas!” The supercool iPod Photo would be nice, but I’m not picky; I’ll gladly take the current standard version. Or even that stylin’ U2-branded edition.

But then, I did the menu-play button reboot trick, and lo and behold, the little Apple logo appeared on my old iPod’s screen. It was back in working order, just like that.

So I guess I’ll have to think of another gift idea from the Kirbster (although really, I’d be happy with the Gap certificate). He’ll be relieved to know he won’t have to blow 300 bucks on my holiday cheer.

Anyway, I shouldn’t waste a gift slot on an iPod, when they’re just giving them away.

- Costa Tsiokos, Mon 11/29/2004 08:33:27 PM
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