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In my headphones and bathrobe

I kind of had a lot to do today – a project for my Search Engine Optimization, a book to buy for Digital Rights and Publishing, plus some reading to do. I wanted to run take a 30-minute bus ride to Harlem for dish detergent and other things best purchased from Target. A good treadmill run would be nice. I also want to call my parents and brother about possibly visiting next weekend. I have some laundry that needs washing, but that could wait until Monday when the laundry room won’t be as busy. My floor could use a sweeping and I have a magazine that’s been sitting by my bed unread since I lived in my old apartment. I also have a couple emails that need returning. And I’d really like to find some volunteer opportunities.

But I got distracted – by my iTunes. I brought my SkullCandy headphones home from work on Election Day. They make music sound so much more amazing than the white earbuds that came with my iPhone. Putting them on fills my whole head with music – like when Dave, my former roommate, would play songs for me on his impressive song-editing system. It’s like I was hearing my songs for the first time and I loved it!

When I had my own place in Seattle, I’d often crank up the music on my iPod docking station. It filled the place with music to fit whatever mood I was in. For the first time in my life, I really got music. I loved it. I loved finding new music. I loved losing myself in a song. I kind of lost that since I moved to New York and didn’t want to disturb roommates. The radio is also the best part of driving. I don’t have that in the city either.

My headphones also block out my roommate’s noise. She could be talking to me right now and I can’t hear her. There’s zero chance these headphones are going to make it back to the office. Conference calls can be heard adequately with the low-quality headset in my desk. These headphones are going next to my cozy slippers as things that make me happy.

P.S. No, I’m not getting paid to promote SkullCandy.

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