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04 December 2004 @ 09:12 pm
A big thank you, iPod thoughts :), and CIW what?  
First of all, I wanted to thank all of you who went over to Kevin's board and posted a birthday wish to him. :) He has a matinee and evening show today and then closing night tomorrow - so he probably won't get to see the wishes until Monday - but I'm sure he'll appreciate them all! Thanks SO much! :)

This morning as I was talking with Mark about my intentions to buy an iPod, I thought it was a little strange that he kept trying to talk me out of getting the one I wanted (which is the 20 GB model). He kept saying that 4 gigs was a lot and that I probably didn't even have 5,000 songs that I'd want to put on it anyway. Then when I asked him if we could go to CompUSA to look at the iPods he said that I should wait and that I should do more research on it before I jumped in to buy one. I was a little confused - especially because this was coming from a guy who bought his new digital camera on a whim because it looked nice one day at Circuit City. :P After a lot of confusion and me not knowing why he was acting so strange, he finally gave in and told me... He'd already gotten me an iPod mini for Christmas! :) Whoa! I was shocked since he'd gotten it last week, before I'd even started to seriously consider getting one. I guess he really does know me a lot better than I thought. :)

I spent the better part of my afternoon (and evening) trying to record some things from my MDs to my computer in preparation for the iPod (and getting very frustrated in the process). :P He said that the iPod was supposed to arrive on the 8th. :) The one good thing about knowing what I'm getting for Christmas is that I don't actually have to wait until Christmas to get it. :) I have the best hubby! :)

In other news, I received my official certificate from CIW in the mail today, stating that I'm now a CIW Associate (because I passed that exam two weeks ago.) :) It was surprisingly... unofficial looking. :P It's okay though because the main thing is the knowledge I gained from taking the exam and the classes. :) I have another exam coming up in a couple of weeks and if I pass that one, I'll be a CIW Professional - whatever that means. ;)

I'm off to go back to recording my MDs. Does anyone know of a good, reasonably inexpensive program to edit audio recordings? The one I'm using right now (Dexster) is free and in its trial period, but so frustrating. :P
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Current Music: "Shadow on this House" - 10 Com
Expresso Maniac: Think Snow (christmaslovers)expressomaniac on December 4th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC)
what color is the iPod?? that's so cool!!!
we can check out each others' iPods hehehe

a program to manage recordings? I don't know about recordings, but I use iTunes to play and organise my mp3's and stuff I've taken off cd's.
It works very well!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on December 5th, 2004 11:21 pm (UTC)
Haha! It's pink. :) I guess Mark must know me really well. :)

I've just downloaded Audio Editor Pro and it's pretty good. :) I use iTunes to categorize my music, but I needed a program that would allow me to record my MDs to my computer. I think this program will be good though - I tried it out this afternoon and the quality sounds pretty good. My problem is that the majority of the music that I want to put on my iPod I need to take off of my MDs. :)
karmastyxkarmastyx on December 4th, 2004 11:56 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's a sweet gift. He does know you well. ;)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on December 5th, 2004 11:22 pm (UTC)
He does indeed! :) He even got me a pink one. :) How perfect is that? :D
Carriecarrieh on December 5th, 2004 12:02 am (UTC)
Yay to Mark for choosing a present you like even before you'd really decided you wanted one. I've been amazed this Christmas how much fuss there seems to be about IPods and all the accessories they're trying to push for them. Maybe you'll be busy posting about how great it is and stop me being so cynical about overhyped ;-)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on December 5th, 2004 11:25 pm (UTC)
He's a great hubby! :) And I didn't seriously think about getting an iPod until just recently myself. I have a lot of my music that I wanted to be able to carry together (instead of lugging around a bunch of MDs) and I thought this would be perfect.
Care: smilecareleswhisper on December 5th, 2004 01:47 am (UTC)
That was super awesome of Mark. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on December 5th, 2004 11:25 pm (UTC)
It really was! :) He even got me a pink one! How well does he know me? ;)
Kananigirlkananigirl on December 5th, 2004 02:10 am (UTC)
I got a 20 gig iPod and to me it's worth it. Only thing, I got a skin from radtech.us, because the white iPods scratch. *L*

That is sooooooo cool he got you an iPod mini! Can I recommend you encode your file to m4a, also known as mp4. It's better than mp3 and that's the format you can fit 4 gigs worth of songs on top.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on December 5th, 2004 11:27 pm (UTC)
Oh the 20 gig iPod is nice! :) That's the one I originally was thinking of getting. :)

Thanks for the recommendation. :) I'm still fussing around with iTunes and trying to get all my MDs on my computer before the iPod gets here on the 8th. :) I'm so excited! :)
Kananigirlkananigirl on December 6th, 2004 03:16 am (UTC)
Yeeeep the 20 gig is nice, 40 gig is nice too, but well I'm not too sure if I'd put that many songs on there.

No problem! m4a at 128 kbps is waaaaaaay better than 128 kbps mp3, it's the same as 192 kbps mp3. You can't tell the difference of at 128 m4a. I like my iTunes, but I really want one of those iTunes gift certificates. :-) You should check out Radtech, I like their covers waaaaaay better than everyone else, plus it covers the wheel.
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on December 5th, 2004 11:28 pm (UTC)
Isn't he the sweetest? :) And thanks for the congratulations. :) I hope that I pass the other test I have coming in a couple of weeks. :) Hope you're doing well. :)