The Underdog Triumphs

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Ipod Obsession

Ever since I received the Braun Tassimo TA 1400 Hot Beverage System I have been obsessed with getting the ipod. See, I got the Tassimo as a gift from my overly generous aunt, but I don't need it. I like my coffee maker. It's one of the only things that fits on my barely-there kitchen counter. I have the gift receipt and plan to return it--I know how much she paid because my mom traded hers in for a bitchin' Kitchenaid mixer. It's a good amount. I have also have $50 visa check card, so that just about covers the 4GB Ipod Nano I've been spying. Which is kinda funny because 3-4 years ago I made my friend repeatedly explain to me what an MP3 player is. I just didn't understand how this small contraption held music. I still don't really understand the logistics of it, but who cares-I want to download new music and episodes of This American Life. I want to join my fellow train commuters wearing those white buds that never really stay in my ears.

Here is the problem. Marshall Field's doesn't sell ipods. I'm forced with a hefty gift card amount. I'm not really a typical girl who like shopping for expensive shoes or clothes. I could get a Kenneth Cole purse or something, but against the ipod I don't feel it compares or will be my friend or protector on the train when a creepy guy sits next to me or hops from train car to train car begging for money. The ipod will keep me company. It will be with me on my neighborhood walks and help encourage me at the gym.

I am told I could try to sell the return card on Ebay or a gift card exchange website. (If anyone has ever tried to do that please advise.) It scares me for some reason. Also, if anyone out there is pondering shopping at Marshall Fields before the bastard Macy's arrives I will sell it to you. Just think, time is ticking for you purchase something really nice and still be able to get the big green shopping bag with the famous clock on it. Keep the bag in good shape and I'm sure you can one day sell it on ebay for a few bucks. Chicago history is at stake! This is the best guilt I can up with people. I'm begging now, someone please buy my Marshall Fields return card from me so I can buy an ipod!

I'll be your best friend...


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