...to the 21st century.
I finally got an MP3 player. I went pretty cheap since I want to see how much I'll use it before investing in something really cool like the iPod Touch. So I got a little Sandisk Sansa at a Black Friday sale.
Here's the thing--I don't listen to a lot of music. Remember my complaint about blogs that automatically play music? I listen to music in the car, sometimes, but more often than not I tune into talk radio. And (get ready for a gasp here), unless it's musical theatre or a really interesting opera or some sort of music that I can sing along to, I'm generally get bored watching live music. I know, I know--it's kinda weird.
So I've never felt the need to get an MP3 player. But my sister listens to a lot of podcasts on hers, and that interests me. Basically on-demand talk radio, on topics I find compelling? I'm there! I get bored on my walks with the kids and dog in the mornings, and I'm looking forward to listening to podcasts. I bet it'll help me walk longer, which will help me be healthier. This MP3 player just may save my life!
So if you listen to podcasts, "sell me" on which ones I should start subscribing to (or whatever the terminology is.) Funny, interesting, educational, inspiring--give me some links!
It's great to join you, my fellow humans, in the 21st century.