Thursday, December 7, 2006

iPod Heaven

Summer Ski Run, 2006, Oil on Panel, 18x24

I had a lovely birthday yesterday and thanks so much to all of you for your good wishes. Doug and I went out for lunch, did a few errands and then I spent the afternoon in the studio. I feel lucky that my work isn't really work-on a day that I could justify taking off, I preferred to spend the afternoon doing what I love.

We had a nice dinner and then the gifts! My youngest daughter, the one who "borrows" every pen in the house (I once found, literally, 22 pens under her bed) gave me my very own special pen, one that she and everyone else promised not to steal from my desk. I also received a book, Fury by Salman Rushdie, and a vintage egg scale and egg carton (will show those in tomorrow's update on our chickens). My dear husband, after being hit on the head with my hints for the last six months gave me the new super deluxe tricked out iPod. It plays videos, not my favorite feature as I have a life that does NOT revolve around watching music videos on a 1.5x2 inch screen, but of course they all play the videos now. But the best part is that it will hold 20,000 songs! My old iPod (now a charming antique) only held 1,000 songs, which seemed like a lot at first but over the last year I found myself removing the music from CD's that I had downloaded in order to add new music. Now I can put Bob Dylan, U2 and Tom Waits back on! I have really liked having my music on an iPod for the last two years. The shuffle feature is great and since listening to music is a big part of my day, as well as crucial to my studio time, the convenience of the iPod has just been amazing.

Oh yeah, yellow cake with white frosting and big purple flowers. And ice cream. We were all in a sugar coma after.


Karen Jacobs said...

Belated congrats... sounds like you had a super day in every way. KJ

Angela Wales Rockett said...

Happy Birthday!

June Parrish Cookson said...

Happy belated Birthday!! Very interesting to see all the people born on the same day as yours.

By the way, Love the painting on your last post. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

You sure you don't want me and Kent to send you some "good" music for your new IPOD?? We'd be more than happy to do so!!

Susan Constanse said...

OOOOHHH! I love Tom Waits. My husband just downloaded this Tom Waits cover of Roxanne that you have to hear to believe.

Tracy Helgeson said...

Thanks, Karen, it WAS lovely.

Thanks, Angela!

Thanks June. My fave was the King of England.

Um, sure, thanks Mom. Looking forward to it.

Tracy Helgeson said...

Susan, is that on his new CD? Because that is totally on my wish list this year. We love Tom Waits around here.

Susan Constanse said...

I don't think so. This version has an entire orchestra playing back-up. Very unusual. I'll see if I can find out where Tom downloaded it from.

I want his new album, too.