here it is.
i finally got the ubiquotous ipod and i can't tell you how awful i'm feeling right now. seriously, this should be a day of joy for me, as i can finally carry around all 39GB of my music collection with me wherever i go. no more wishing that i had put in another CD to work out to. no more recharging batteries. no more trying to strap my CD player on to my bike when i go for a ride. finally a music player that fits in my pockets. but alas, i feel nothing but pure catholic guilt.
you see the problem is, because my music collection is so large, that i had to get the 60gb ipod photo, which is 200 dollars more than the 40gb music ipod. so that's right, 600 bones. this after i just dropped 450 on my new guitar. it's weird, when i was at compusa, i felt like i was at a mechanic's shop when you have to have expensive repairs done. you know, you don't want to spend that money, but you just have to. i've tried to justify this purchase to myself in numerous ways. i mean if i could just save 2 dollars a day for a year, that more than makes up for the price of the ipod. it's going to encourage me to work out more. it's not like i'm going to go bankrupt if i keep this. as fredo says, apple didn't so much invent this thing to make money, as they did to invent something that is exactly what i want. but still, i can't get that 600 dollar price tag out of my head.
i'm so torn, that i haven't even taken it out of the plastic yet. i am imploring you, o sweet dear blog reader to please leave a comment with some advice as to what i should do. fiscal responsibility or musical freedom. i've got 21 days to return it, so you m-f'ers better leave some comments or i'm never going to post again! but seriously, i really don't know what to do, and i need advice.