Monday, January 26, 2009

thank you mr.ipod

Tonight I hopped on a train to catch a reading by former president Jimmy Carter but I guess I didn't think things through very well. When I got off the train I got lost but ended up finding Barnes & Noble. I walked in and didn't realize the line outside, I approached an employee and said "where do I go for the reading by Jimmy Carter?" He laughed at me and pointed outside, so I walked out and yep...there were over 500 people in line waiting with books in hand - mind you it was about 15 degrees. So I peaced outta there pretty quick. I tried to find a good place to eat but madison avenue only had big time designer stores and all those jewelry joints. So I walked around pretending like I knew where I was(which I do a lot) and found some little red stone pizzeria which was very good. Anyway...the point of this post has yet to be discusses so here goes.

When I got back on the train, I was texting my wonderful girlfriend and realized I had no service as I was entering the subway. So I put my phone in my pocket and started to think, there are so many people here in new york that rely on cell phones and wireless networks to provide them with service to stay in touch with their friends and family. Once you enter that subway, that connection is put on hold and you are left with just the people that are down there with you. Luckily, I had my ipod - and I turned on some Kings Of Leon(which I'm going to see on Thursday at MSG) and I sat there and closed my eyes and turned it up really loud and thought shoooweeee...I'm glad my ipod wasn't connected to a network and I didn't lose service. Each person in that subway was on their own agenda, doing their own thing, yet we were all brought on this subway at the same time because our paths had all crossed at that very moment. I turned up my music and sat there and thought about how nobody knew what I was listening too(unless maybe the person next to me since I was blasting it) but I was in my own place and I couldn't stop smiling because all the memories that flood into my mind are some of the best times I've ever had. All the nights before I went out at school...Bryson, Scott and I would just blast Kings as loud as we can and even though it was just us three, it was always so much fun. Then listening to it on the top deck on the cruise at 2 in the morning while sailing across the ocean was something that will forever be associated with listening to them. All these things kept going through my mind and I couldn't help but to chuckle. And now I get to see them again on Thursday. 

Anyway if you don't feel like reading all that hopefully you scrolled down here and long story short...Kings of Leon are amazing, I'm glad ipods don't have a service to connect too, and I didn't realize that many people wanted to listen to Jimmy Carter read. Well that's all for now.


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