I'm fairly accustomed to being a decade or so behind the times technologically speaking, always in awe of things like iPhones and needing Quinn and Reilly to help me figure out why You Tube is a stupid bi-polar bitch. Anyway, I love iTunes, and dig making hella compilations for myself and others, but my disk sleeve thing that hangs on my visor weighs like 749 lbs. right now and I still find myself nearly crashing off the road multiple times a day fishing for that one song...
Cut to me noticing that everyone I know uses his or her iPod in their car, and me feeling bewildered and jealous. I asked some pros at Fred Meyer, and some other people I know and they all said I need an "FM..." and then I couldn't hear anymore. I became Charlie Brown and they were all adults, "Mwa mwa mwa." So I plodded on in my rapidly outdated music ritual, with 35 disks falling onto the floorboard every time I reached for one.
The other day I went to Debe's, and she threw this javelin thing at my head, "Here bitch. Now you can use your iPod in the car." Okay. a) I am notoriously bad at receiving gifts, feeling a flood of gratitude but also embarrassment, and b) I had no idea what the fuck this was nor how to thank her for it. It was technological after all. But when I realized it eons later I was so elated all I could do was call her names and start whining for them to install it because hell if I know how to do that shit.
A few days later a friend got it all going, and despite not being able to find a radio frequency divisible by five, there are no words to describe how excited I am to have all 4,000 songs at my fingertips all the time, and how I can toss my compilations into the wind.
It's starting to get easier to accept random gift from friends, but I may need a bit more practice. :)
Thanks jerkface and Kris.