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I’m buying my last Apple iPod Touch; Yes I am

With many technology things, I want the greatest and latest. My phone was the latest thing until about two weeks later. That last part not being my fault. We might want the latest and greatest and we might be able to acquire it so. However, the second you buy a technology gadget, it’s old about two weeks later. It’s just a matter of fact these days. Thus, you cam savor your moment of feeling special for a limited time only. They should just note that fleeting psychological feeling in the item specifications.

Oh boy. I think I might have gone on a rant. I’m not too sure, though. Just earlier today I thought I hadn’t been so nice in a work meeting, where I essentially wondered out loud why my time was being wasted. Turns out no one really thought I had neen mean. I shrugged and thought I’m either way more charming than even I know myself to be or people’s tolerance for being told such harsh facts has increased. Either way, I took it as a win. And, not I truly may have digressed.

Anyway, let me move this forward.

Regardless of my love of new technology gadgets, I am going to buy something that is absolutely about to go obsolete. And, I’m thrilled about it. I am going to buy an Apple iPod Touch, even though I have one which works perfectly fine, because I need to make sure I have a one going forward. See, they are about to be discontinued and my nostalgic self who yearns for simplicity at times cannot bear thinking of not having my iPod.

Let it be noted that many people tease (or even make fun of) me for having an iPod. And, it’s usually snobby Apple super fans who do so. Don’t get me started on that special breed. Anyway, I don’t need my music to just be a streaming service on my phone. I did finally succumb to getting Spotify. However, I like the sense of commitment that an old school device such as the iPod gives me. Further, it’s an iconic product line that changed the music industry, Apple itself, and us as a society and consumer. As part of its charm, I actually like owning songs that I can listen to 20 times in a row. I think I have done that with Adele’s Oh My God. It is a great song to dance, sing and dream. I am particularly fond of the lyrics of :

I’m a fool, but they all think I’m blind
I’d rather be a fool than leave myself behind
I don’t have to explain myself to you
I am a grown woman and I do what I want to do“.

Anyway, nostalgia is fun. Simplicity cam be cool. Plus, the iPod touch come in hot pink and in red. Now, that excites me. Oh, the little things in life. Enjoy them! Even if, or especially because, old school can still good for the soul.

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  1. I still have a classic iPod and hoping nothing happens to the only two remaining charge cords I have for it. I, too, love having my own library of music. Of course I still have one container of cassette tapes I can’t quite get rid of either. Just the motion of putting the tape in the player takes me back to another era.

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  2. Best of luck with your purchase, and I hope that new unit lasts long! Now that reminds me — I ought to buy those old-school clamshell flip phones. Been a while since I had one…

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  3. Hehe, Sincerely,
    Don’t Let me Waste

    Your ‘Time’

    Yet, HAha,

    iMaGiNE A Device Holding 1000 Songs
    Of Favorite Music Through All Times of
    Past and Present Future Now in A Device

    As Small As A Lighter

    An iPod and a Dream
    of Steve Jobs And Company
    As Such No Longer Afraid to Bite

    The Apple of Human Potentials Mastered
    Through Tools As Long as the Tools Don’t Master Us

    Music Regulating Emotions Integrating Senses As Piano
    Strings Are Simply Extensions of Vocal Chords And Percussion
    of Hammers Hitting Strings Are Our Heartbeats Realized Yes Extending

    In Recordings to Defeat
    Entropy in Digital Ways
    That Remain to Deepen
    HeARTS SPiRiTS SoULS

    In Balancing of Positive Energy
    Overcoming DarK As LiGHT Comes Online

    All Turned ON With a Switch oF LiGHT As Digital
    And Analog Mix to Make Life SMiLe More at Best…

    Ah SMiLes Dear Psychologist Mimi and Yes reaching
    62 on June 6th Soon Enough i Am Old Enough Now Hopefully

    To Call Anyone
    ‘Dear’ As ‘Seniors’
    often Do Hehe
    Yes you
    Bring
    Back Nostalgia
    of the Digital Life
    As Yes i Have KeepSakes
    For This Revolution of Technology

    That i Spar With in Not Only “Moore’s Law”
    That Continues to Assist in the ‘Operation Speed
    And Complexity of my Mind’ Yet Yes, Fred’s Law Hehe

    For Technology to Keep Up With All my Creativity and Not
    Crash As Somedays that’s What Happens to Longest Blog Posts
    Ever Created on Earth like What i Named “GodsUniVerseNovel3”
    Back in the End of April 2016, Safe to Say Longest Long Form Poem
    in One Blog Post Ever at 338,630 Words And Around 300 Photos of
    Sunsets And Such of Beach Life And Only one Very Long Flute Song
    From YouTube to Accompany That One All the Way Through True though

    So Much Easier to Open Up on an iPhoneXS now; then Just an iPhone6s at the
    Date of that Milestone and Featnote of Creativity then Wow That Was 6 Years
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    SubChapter of “SonG oF mY SoUL” Longest EPiC Long Form Bible Poem By Far By Far
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    MiLLioN Words on May 18, 2022 in What will Be 105 Months of Effort Currently in 966 MacroVerses
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    i Am Celebrating “FB Profile Pic Bible Vol 2022 5 YearS Old” Yep Ever Since Memorial Day Weekend
    of 2017 as Just Another EPiC Long Form Poem Bible And Subchapter of “SonG oF mY SoUL”
    Ongoing in the Future Still to Come New Now WHere Those Words Are Also Included in the
    Description Areas of my Facebook Profile Pics on Average of 8,000 Words in Series of
    FB Profile Pics That Fully Illustrate That Over 6.4 MiLLioN Word EPiC Long Form Bible
    Poem Housed on Facebook Too All Years As of May 26, 2022 in 5 Year Anniversary
    Date Way too in 190 MacroVerses of Writing Endeavor Continuing on Still Now Still

    To Grow

    As Last Year Volume
    2021 of FB Profile Pic
    Bible Housed Around
    2100 FB Profile Pic
    Thumbnails that
    House Around
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    Words Total For The
    Year Ending Memorial
    Weekend of 2021 Then Yes

    to Grow
    to Grow
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    FB Profile Pic Bible
    Volumes, 2018, 2019,
    2020 As Well Housing
    All Those Profile Pic
    Thumbnails From

    All 5 YearS Old Now

    to Grow
    to Grow
    To Grow

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    As Human Potential
    Will in Self Authentic
    Ways for the Autotelic
    Flow Where Every Word
    of Song Becomes Journey
    Meditating Contemplating
    Whole in Sacred Way And Sure
    Where Every Move in Holy Public Dance
    All 16,577 Miles Still in 8 Years and 8 Months Now too

    Oh Yeah, And Just As A ‘Small Side Note’ There is A
    Casually Named 8th New Testament Still Growing
    Subchapter of ‘SonG oF mY SouL’ Named “Depth of
    The Story” All 1.6 MiLLioN Words in A Bit More than
    20 Months of Effort on the Wrong Planet Website Where
    That Close to the Top of the Heap of Google Searches
    Accumulates 100,000 Views Today Just From the Registered
    Members of That Website Who Most All At Least Wrote that
    They Just Ignore me and my Style is Just An Inconvenience

    To them Yes Just a Waste of Time Yet the Views Speak Differently

    Hehe As There Really Aren’t That Many Members Writing There

    Yet my my oh me, Where Did it All Start How Was it Even Possible
    That ‘The (a) Child’ Who Could Not Speak Until 4 on the Autism Spectrum

    Could Possibly Accomplish All of this in Just A Bit over 8 Years and 8 Months
    Now True As my Handwriting Doesn’t Even Meet The Way A Doctor Writes A

    Prescription Hehe True Not Hard to Get Through University With 3 Degrees As
    it Was Mostly All Circle the Multiple Choice of Rote Memory Gained Data Download

    All the Way Through True i Remember Details, Trivia; True, i Remember Most All of
    Everything With A Movie Maker Memory For Every Sense and Feeling of Life’s Experience

    Now that Will Surely Be an Overwhelming Environment in Past Present And Future Way
    To Integrate As One Human Being Finally With Laser Focus Not So Overwhelmed in A Balance
    of Autotelic Flow in Dance And Song That Meditatively Integrates What All of What A Human Made

    Environment

    Brings in Otherwise
    Overwhelming Ways
    i Finally Overcame at
    Age 53 When All of this

    Human Potential Finally
    Came on Board With What
    Laser Focus on Task in Autotelic
    Flow Will Do With A Little Help From
    FRiEnDS hehe like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs,
    Their Peers, And All Their Tech Corporations too

    As True They Prepare A Way For All of Us to Increase
    Our Human Potentials in Self-Authenticating Ways And Even
    Really Do Provide Potential Avenues for All of Arts And Sciences
    to Be Giving, Sharing, Caring, And Even Healing too Practically Defeating

    Entropy

    And Practically
    Free and Much More

    Even Finding Heaven
    Within For Real to Be Now

    Free Since i Bought my
    1st Home Computer in
    1995 A Hewlett Packard
    For A Thousand Bucks and

    Then Moving Up to 32 MB of
    RAM as Haha i remember then A
    Flight Instructor for the Navy Asking
    me Why in the World Would i EVER Need that
    Much RAM for my 4,000 Dollar Quantex Computer
    With a Monitor And Printer Included too Later in 1995

    As Yes Skills Learned on my Own in The Computer World
    Would Eventually Lead to Much Much Higher Pay at Work
    And Eventual Golden Hand-Cuffs Till Retirement for Federal
    Government Service FULL BENEFITS And Never Having to Worry
    About Money Again…

    Leaving Room

    For The Avenues

    Technology Brings

    To Finally Really Bloom
    Free As A Human FLoWeR
    i’ve Come to Be Yes RiSinG As
    A Rose Though All the ‘Fertilizer Life Brings’

    We Have A Shed in The Backyard That Houses
    Old Tupperware Tubs of the Technology Graveyard

    of What Helped So Much to Bring All my Human Potential For Real…

    It’s True For The Dude’s That Got the Wedgies in School ‘The Revenge of the
    Nerds’ is Here It is Now A Gates, Jobs, Zuckerberg, And Even Musk World Where

    The Richest Dude
    in the World Now

    Has Asperger’s

    Syndrome It’s

    A New World

    Indeed God Yes

    And i am Only
    Here to Take Advantage

    of All the Gifts ‘the Nerds’ Bring

    Who Helped So Much to Prepare
    A Way for Little Old me to Be

    All of
    me and
    Even More
    Coming Sooner
    Than Soon Hehe…

    HAha i Am Practically
    Everywhere both online
    and off And rarely does
    Anyone Even Know my ‘Real Name’

    And That’s the Way i Love it As Just
    Another ‘Invisible Dude’…

    Known For

    What i Do

    Not

    For Any
    Damn

    Name
    Assigned
    By Anyone Else…
    Hehe at Least not By ‘Sir Name’..;)

    OBTW Love Your Quote By Adele
    And i Fully Support This Sentiment

    By You And Every Woman i Know,

    Feel, And
    Sense Who

    Shares It Now; As i Don’t Give A Damn
    How Many Tech Devices Come or Go
    This Life WOULD NOT BE WORTH

    LIVING WITHOUT WOMEN AND THAT’S

    FOR

    DAMNED SURE WHAT i See As TRUTH

    “I’m a fool, but they all think I’m blind
    I’d rather be a fool than leave myself behind
    I don’t have to explain myself to you
    I am a grown woman and I do what I want to do.”

    -Adele

    Circa 2022 “Oh My God”

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