Learned the hard way

Inscribe your e-mail address on the back of your iPod so that if you, say, accidentally drop it when you get out of the car, the person who finds it might be kind enough to return it to you.

I’m totally iPod-less, and I feel utterly naked without it. And my home PC died. Again. Luckily, I only had my system and programs on the C drive that went. On the bright side…gosh, I can’t think of one. I’m too broke to replace either of them.

OK, on the bright side, now my kids can’t fight over who gets to play on the computer.

Rich Pav

Richard has been living in Japan since 1990 with his wife and two teenage sons, Tony and Andy.

13 thoughts to “Learned the hard way”

  1. I’ve never been a technophile. I don’t play games, I still like the feel of newsprint in my hand. I’m even convinced that my machine hates me sometimes.

    BUT. . .

    Ouch and a half.

    There’s a much longer story here, but, after saying we didn’t need one, I let my wife talk me into buying an iPod before a trip to the States. I even put a pink cover on it because it was “hers.” Suffice it to say, I wound up buying a second one for her because I couldn’t even take the trash out without the freaking iPod. I discovered how great an idea the podcast was and now spend all of my free time making one.

    I don’t know if I could even leave the room or wash the dishes without my iPod. I occasionally make a point of going out without it, or without my keitai, or without a pack of smokes. In every case, I feel like I’ve forgotten pants.

    My laptop died on me this past Winter and I that strange bittersweet feeling that goes with a power outage. I read books; I even practiced my abysmal kanji-writing. It was incredible for about a day. Then it sucked.

    I feel for you, man.

    Take the boys out, play baseball or something. The three of you can convince each other that you don’t miss the computer for a while.

  2. Rich, I’m sorry to here that. Well hopefully you’ll get a new one. Just try and keep your spirits up. I think taking your kids out for some SOCCER would be fun!

    Well Rich, get better and have a nice day.

  3. Sorry to hear that. I am very much attach to computer. Even when I’m watching tv, I have to have my laptop on me. Hope you’ll be able to get a new one soon…

  4. funny ebough I had gotten an new mp4 player a while ago and the headphones died on one ear.. I got some replacements from the same store.. and instead of taking some time to break they lost all sound on one ear, in just one day… (feels so guitly bringing them back to the store as they gave them to me for free as the headphones for the ones I had bought there broke… ( I wanting to pay for them but the owner said no…) any way when I brought the new headphones that broke on the first day in they teased me and I got two new headphones, (one being a promo item)(THE GUILT THE GUILT!!!) So I can understand bad luck. Sh!t happens, get over it.(or at least try to.)

  5. I think its great that putting your email or phone number on your iPod would solicit a response of “I found your iPod” in Japan… In the US, you’d most likely get a “Thanks for the iPod!” message. You know, ‘cos we’re taught from early childhood, “Finders keepers, losers weepers.” Sigh.

  6. OMG none of u hava life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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