Monday, April 13, 2009

I love this article

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Ipod trip of hate

Our car doesn't have an ipod jack. This means that we have to use a fm transmitter to listen to our ipod in the car. Our transmitter also plugs into the cigarette lighter because our old one didn't and the ipod was always flat because I never remembered to charge it. Unfortunately our cigarette lighter (although I think it is now called something else, more politically correct) is located in the centre console box thing. Which has led to our current problem. We plug the cable into the plug in the console box thing and then drape the cable over the lip so we can see the ipod and skip every other song. So we have to rest the lid of the box on the cable. Now the cable is on the verge of death from being squished in the gap that doesn't exist. The ipod only works if you hold the cable the right way, if it twists or moves, you lose reception. And if that wasn't bad enough, it's a crap transmitter too. If we drive past a car on the freeway or stop at the lights next to a car with a more powerful transmitter on the same station, we get their music. Last week we had to listen to a Bollywood extravaganza and yesterday we were afflicted with Nickelbacks greatest hits. It's gotten to the point where I almost have to physically restrain Buster from winding down the window and asking strangers what type of transmitter they are using because it is obviously better than ours.