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message 1: by Ed (new)

Ed | 237 comments Mod
When do you listen to one? I find that when taking a walk alone for exercise I always listen to one but I've never taken one on a hike, etc. I notice at sporting events people have radios attached to their heads, even when they are with someone. What do others think?

message 2: by Meg (new)

Meg (megvt) | 100 comments I have an IPOD and I can't tell you how much I love it. I have downloaded a lot of books for it and I listen to it when driving to work (1 hour per day), cleaning the house, cooking, waiting in doctor's offices, plane,etc. I keep it in my pocketbook and am able to pull it out anytime my time is being wasted. It is such a wonderful feeling to be able to do this spontaneously. I have a great selection of audio books and it has made me a calmer person.

message 3: by Ed (new)

Ed | 237 comments Mod
They are nice and small...very handy like Meg noted.

message 4: by Holli (new)

Holli I listen to my Ipod on airplane rides, while in the car, and to fall asleep with when I'm on vacation.

message 5: by Robert (new)

Robert Beveridge (xterminal) Ed wrote: "When do you listen to one?

(a) no ipod. Coby for me. I loathe Apple.

(b) for just me? two times: when I'm at the poker table or when I'm in the car on a long trip and someone else is driving. I also use it to make much longer mixes than I could do on a mix CD (again, for those long trips, but this time for when I'm driving) and jack it through the car's cassette player.

message 6: by Lori (new)

Lori  (moderatrixlori) I've got to have my head banger music on when I'm at the gym so I always have my ipod with me. I also always have it when I travel because I've found even with my nose in a book, people sitting next to me on the plane will sometimes want to talk when all I want to do is read. They are less likely to interrupt if I have my headphones in.

message 7: by Liz (new)

Liz (busy91) At the gym and on the subway. Other than that, I don't have it on my head.
When I'm home I put it in a device that plays it aloud.

message 8: by Beth F (last edited Jan 05, 2009 11:20AM) (new)

Beth F I don’t have a stereo, but I do have a Bose Sound Dock so I typically have my Ipod plugged in to that so I can listen while I’m hanging around the house.

I think it would be nice to have on the bus, especially when I end up sitting near someone who decides to have a loud cell phone conversation, but I’m somewhat scatterbrained about things I don’t write down, especially in the early morning, so I usually forget it.

And I recently loaded some audiobooks to my Ipod so I can listen/read books at the gym, which is GREAT! I detest gyms and workouts but with the audiobook, the time flies.

message 9: by Jenn (new)

Jenn | 5 comments I used to listen to mine at work, it was so much nicer than having a bulky walkman. I like the suggestion about using it at the gym with audiobooks downloaded on it. I will have to try that out.

message 10: by Tressa (last edited Jan 06, 2009 07:42PM) (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) I walk on my lunch hour around the city and really don't enjoy my walk unless I've got my iPod and some great music pushing me to walk faster.

Sometimes I listen to it in my car, but only when I'm driving alone. I would consider it rude to listen to when I'm around my family or friends. I wish I could've used it when my MIL went on a recent trip with us, but even I'm not that daring.

I'm always tempted to use it when I'm waiting for an oil change, doctor's appt., etc., but then I couldn't hear when they call my name.

I work with the public so can't use it then, but I find that music distracts me when I'm trying to work. I like it quiet when I'm trying to concentrate.

message 11: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (chaoscat60) | 37 comments I thrive on music and love my ipod. I am a nightshift worker as a caregiver, the tv is usually on for whoever is up, I have my ipod on and read as much as I can. I only use one earphone so I can hear my residents. I have also started using it when I bowl or walk-it relaxes me more and energizes me too.

message 12: by Morgan (new)

Morgan I got an i pod 4 Christmas!!!

message 13: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 19 comments I got an i pod nano for my birthday a couple of years ago, and I really love it! I use it at physical therapy. It's also great to have when I have to take pain meds and can't concentrate well enough to read. I really like putting together playlists on i tunes. I make mixes for friends and use the i pod to preview them. When our stereo died, we didn't replace it, we just got better speakers for our PC. Right now I have a USB turntable on my wishlist, so I can convert my vinyl collection to mp3s. I can really relate to Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black when he says of new, alien tech, "Means I'll have to buy the White Album (The Beatles) again!"

message 14: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melissawiebe80) anywhere i am able to

message 15: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (starshinejen) My son bought me an iPod to occupy me whilst recovering from depression. I love my iPod. I listen whilst I do housework (my house has never been so clean!); on the way to work; whilst exercising. I love to download free radio broadcasts (BBC, Canadian and American radio talk shows). I think it gets me in touch with all the different viewpoints that make up this wonderful crazy world. Also terrific for meditation pieces to escape the craziness - when needs be.

message 16: by Jim (new)

Jim Cherry (jymwrite) | 11 comments If anybody likes horror, science-fiction, pulp, detective stories that can be downloaded to an ipod I suggest www.welltoldtales.com

message 17: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) I love podcasts, and author sites sometimes offer podcasts. Currently I'm listening to a Scott Sigler audio book.

Jim, I'm a big horror fan and will check out this site. Thanks for the recommendation.

message 18: by Jim (new)

Jim Cherry (jymwrite) | 11 comments Tressa,
Also www.sonar4ezine.com horror too! I write the science fiction reviews for it.

message 19: by Meg (new)

Meg (megvt) | 100 comments Does anyone have a kindle? I am getting pretty curious about them since I use my IPOD a lot like a kindle. It would be fun to download a book where ever I was.

message 20: by Jim (new)

Jim Cherry (jymwrite) | 11 comments How about the Sony reader? I've seen a couple they look really nice, does anyone have any experience with them?

message 21: by Peanut (new)

Peanut I inherited the shuffle after my brother upgraded to a more expensive Ipod. I rarely use mine...I just forget about it.

message 22: by Jim (new)

Jim | 41 comments what's an IPOD?

message 23: by Harlequin (new)

Harlequin Historical (historical) Jim, an ipod is a small device (something like a walkman but you don't have to carry your own tapes and it is WAY smaller) that can hold hours of either audiobooks or music. I have an ipod shuffle which can hold, I think, 4 audiobooks. My nephew has a newer ipod which he has over 400 songs on. They are great if you are outside doing yardwork, gardening, walking, whatever and you want to listen to music or a book.

message 24: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) An iPod is a music device made by Apple that Bill Gates refuses to let his wife and children have in their homes. "Sure dad, whatever you say. As long as you leave me 40 million when you die."

message 25: by Christy (new)

Christy Stewart (christyleighstewart) Robert wrote: "I loathe Apple."

Here here.

I have a Creative ZEN.

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