Written on 9/2/09
Again, speaking hypothetically:
Don't you hate it when you go use the bathroom and come out to find your 2 year old sucking on the adapter end of your iPod. Even though you keep it in a zippered pouch and keep that inside your purse and keep your purse up high.
So, you snatch it out of his slobbery hands and begin desperately trying to dry it off. After it's dry, you try using it and it won't do anything. It won't turn off. It's stuck on. The toggle won't work and shuffle around and you start to get really freaked out because you really love your iPod and you haven't even had it for a year. You don't want to have to buy a new one.
Feeling helpless, you do what you dread. You decide to call your husband, even though you know what he'll say to you. You call, shriek that the 2 year old was using your iPod as a pacifier and you can't get it to do anything. He says, "well if you wouldn't keep it where he could reach it, this wouldn't have happened." (That's exactly what you thought he would say.) You say, "You creep! (That's what I would say if something like this ever happened to me.) It was in a zippered pouch and that was inside my purse and my purse was up high where he couldn't reach it. I don't know how he got to it." However, after you say this, an image flashes in your mind. An image of your purse sitting on your bed. You turn around and sure enough, it's sitting on your bed and that's why the 2 year old was able to get to it. You didn't remember to put it back up the last time you got into it. You don't tell your husband this fact. You stick to your original story.
Your husband says to let it dry out for a while and then try resetting it. You let it dry for a couple of hours and hallelujah! You're able to do a reset and it works again. Well, after a fashion. It now decides to freeze up every once in a while. Like when you're in the middle of a run on your treadmill and you try to change songs and turn up the volume. So, you have to stop the treadmill, reset the iPod and begin the workout all over again.
Remember, I say all this hypothetically. It would really suck if something like this were to ever happen.
*Update: 9/4/09 Wouldn't it suck if the reason your iPod was intermittently acting crazy was because it was slowly dying. Slowly dying because it took a few days for the slobber that got in there to oxidize the circuits and short them out. Thereby, turning the iPod to toast. Yeah, that would suck. It would suck so much that you just might pout and cry about it for an hour because you're so mad at yourself for leaving your purse with your iPod in it that you've had for less than a year within the reach of your 2 year old.
What's on the menu today: Chili and scones. As per Tyler's request. I try to not have similar things, like potato chowder and chili (you know,they're both kind of soup), within the same week. Since he asked for this, I'm going to make it. I'm going to buy frozen rolls from the Naborhood Bakery to make the scones.