So I finally got around to beefing up my geek status by getting an ipod. You'ld think that with my time at nullsoft, I'ld have gotten one earlier. And actually after having played with it for a day, I'm not entirely sure why I didn't.
There are plenty of raves out there, so I won't go into all my favorite features of it, but rather say that I had a great time with it skiing today. It was so nice to have some music to listen to on the slopes (there's nothing quite like getting off the ski lift to Van Halen's Jump). Of course Cherie and Dad made fun of me for being less communicative than normal since I couldn't hear them. But on the other hand, I couldn't really hear their taunts either.
I'm so happy, and am very glad I purchased it before both my ski trip and my flight home.