Thursday, 23 July 2009

sounds like home

A month ago, I entered a contest on Schmutzie's Review Blog. And I won!

My shiny new ipod shuffle is now a very lovely part of my wardrobe. And I'm learning the ins and outs of itunes.

And, oh, the podcasts. I'm particularly fond of the podcasts.

One thing I've missed since I moved here is A Prairie Home Companion. Now, that show is no more, but hearing Garrison Keillor read poetry into my earphones?

Feels like home.

If I close my eyes I could be on the floor in my parents' living room, a book in hand, listening to bits and pieces of stories and rich music and giggling about commercials for things like Powder Milk Biscuits (has your family tried 'em?) or Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery ("If you can't find it at Ralph's, you can probably get along without it") or just the tales woven about people I'd never met that seemed so realistic. Like that branch of the family that was very dear and very well-meaning and...well...completely bonkers.

Thank you, Schmutzie, for hosting this giveaway - I love the Fit in 15 website, and I love my new ipod!


FoundProdigalDaughter said...

congrats on your awesome win!

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

Congrats on the IPod Shuffle! This confirms that I am indeed, the last person on the face of the earth without an IPod.

Seriously though, I don't know what I'd do with one if I had one.

Reading this post has made me long for my Garrison Keillor books. I'm going to head out into the garage and see if I can find them.

Magpie said...

I dearly love my iPod.