I am the proud owner of a brown old school Zune...which I affectionately refer to as my turd.
Why did I choose a Zune over a far more popular iPod?
The second reason (and the much more motivating reason) was that I love a great deal. I thrive on great deals. I have a history of buying things simply because they are absurdly marked down. My turd was no exception. I got a 30 gig Zune for $99. For those of you who don't have tape on your glasses, 30 gig is a honking lot of space. In fact, as we speak, I have my entire musical collection on it, as well as three movies (Ghostbusters, Napoleon Dynamite, and Mallrats) and 4 episodes of Ghost Hunters (yes, I have the one in the lighthouse)....and I still have 9 gig free.
The Zune Marketplace (Microsoft's version of iTunes) is OK. That's where I subscribe to several Podcasts and buy my TV shows. I am steadfast in only buying music from Amazon (DRM free).
Anyway, the TV offerings in the Marketplace have been somewhat limited. Yes, Ghost Hunters is cool....but I longed for more....that is, until last weekend. Last weekend, everything changed. Last weekend, my Turd came to life in a way I can only describe as beautiful. Last weekend, the Marketplace started selling the first few seasons of Spongebob.
Oh, the joy of now watching "Pizza Delivery" (The Krusty Krab pizza is the pizza for you and me), "Dying for Pie", and "The Idiot Box". I actually fell asleep last night listening to "MuscleBob Buffpants". I am certain I slept with a smile on my face.
So, the next time I am down, I will simply put on my headphones and sing.....
F is for Friends who do stuff together.
U is for You and me.
N is for Anywhere and anytime at all.
Down here in the deep blue sea!