How cool is this — someone sent me this:
Yes, the Journey MP3 player, which comes preloaded with their latest album Revelation. Showed up in the mail yesterday, and I’ve been terrifying the pets with it ever since. The thing is tiny — basically the size of the disposable lighters one would hold up during “Open Arms” or “Faithfully” — and while the little screen does not have the sort of iPod mini-monitor look, it does scroll the lyrics to the songs, so you can karaoke along if you like. The thing also has a wee little external speaker if (heh) you want to share, and also a microphone for voice recording, which is actually kind of useful. In all, a very cool and thoughtful little gift. I’m definitely bringing it to Denvention and ArmadilloCon, just to spook the squares. My “Scarab of Rock” mp3 player will own you, man!
To the folks who sent it to me: Expect a return gift in the mail at some near point in the future. And thanks. Made my day, it did.