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My Dying Friend

2007-09-11 23:36:25 by mademoiselle

My Mp3 player is dying. It's 3 or 4 years old now, and in electronic years that's 87. It's been so much more than just an electronic device. It's been my friend, comrade, and lover. I've fallen asleep with it lying next to me on the blankets. It's listened to me sing loudly and watched me dance like no one was watching. It's helped me through my toughest times, and it's given me inspiration and confidence to follow my dreams. I've lavished it in new headphones and expensive batteries throughout the years. It's been to Quebec, Illinois, Ottawa, but I don't think it will make it to New York this year.

It's seen the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul Anka; from the greatest music idols to indie obscurity.
In it's second year I began having impure thoughts like "I wonder what an ipod would be like?" But, always I looked at my friend with its worn and chipped silver paint and realized that this grungy 1Gb Mp3 player was something more than a clean, sleek ipod offered.

Now, only in this second part of the year has my beautiful machine started to fail on me. It's been consuming batteries like a bulimic adolescent girl, having used up 2 batteries in less than a day without continuous use. It has been freezing often and will flash "CANNOT PLAY SONG" or "CORRUPTED" on specific songs when I know they should play normally. I cringe when I see the words "LOW BAT" or "DATA ACCESS" because I know it's nearing the end.

I know its time to say goodbye to my friend, and lately I've been looking more and more at the newer ipod models and trying to envision me carrying a lifeless trendy gadget instead of my friend with character and memories.

Goodbye my beautiful friend. And as the dust settles on your plastic body, and we drift apart as you sit on my shelf and watch me dancing and singing to another, remember I will always think of you and love you.


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RubbaBandSlingazRubbaBandSlingaz

2007-09-12 02:01:57

What Kind Of Mp3 Do You Have?


The-YokaiThe-Yokai

2007-09-12 03:44:50

Awww...That's sad.


MagyarMagyar

2007-09-12 04:51:12

RIP mademoiselle's MP3 player... :'(


ThermanTherman

2007-09-12 06:01:18

thats sad.. r.i.p. little mp3 player :'( oh and i pod suxorz! buy a creative zen or wen or whatever its called. i got a creative zen ans its a good friend when it plays anberlin and do it alone by sugarcult for me ;) i love you creative zen mp3 player<3 and trust me.. you WILL find love again. one day.. one day....


JonBroJonBro

2007-09-12 07:25:37

I wasn't expecting it to say "mp3 player" when I clicked "My Dying Friend".


numbersnumbers

2007-09-12 07:26:50

I've had fond memories of dear Mademoiselle gushing her heart out to it. Bearing secrets not even her lovely guitar could keep emotionally locked. It's always sad to lose a friend, for I not only lost few but my dear plastic guitar and my own ipod. Getting through the struggling times is..like those you learn to live again. Hang in there, girl. For the time you will HAHAHHAHHAHA will be once again! Hang in there girl! YOU'RE STRONG! YOU CAN DO IT! You can do it if you put your back into it. Lalallaaa. Goodbye, Mp3 Player. You've done us proud, little fella. Now rest a peaceful sleep in electronicia Heaven. You've done us proud.


numbersnumbers

2007-09-12 07:27:37

"you WILL find love again. one day.. one day...." - Let's hope. For all our sake. For no more tears shall be shed! WE MUSN'T! It hurts too much. Let's hope.