It’s 35 degrees outside, and this is the warmest day we will have all week. This is terrible news for my daily walk. That means I need a little extra motivation to get myself moving.
It turns out that once again the gods have smiled down on me , yes me, Tessie the Frugal lady, with their shining brilliance. This time their effulgence takes the form of a brand-new library in my hometown. Yes. I’ve no doubt that this was all put in train by the heavens for my own convenience and benefit. Because we already have a great library here, but this new one is much closer to MY house.
So I checked out the new library yesterday and I came away with a book-on-cd by one of my favorite authors, Ms. P.D. James. OF COURSE I’ve already read it (Shroud for a Nightingale), but as we all know, a P.D. James novel is well worth reading/listening to many, many times.
Today I thought I’d try downloading it to my iPod so I can listen to it while I go for my daily walk, and so help distract myself from the cold. Yay! It worked! So far the victim has been murdered in a delightfully grisly manner. That’s the first cd, which lasted as long as my walk did. This means that I have eleven more walks to find out “whodunit”.
Now, before anyone cries “FOUL” that I am downloading a borrowed-from-the-library-cd to my iPod, I just want to assure everyone that in this case my iPod is acting only as a listening (as opposed to a storage) device. That’s because I erase the portion of the novel I already listened to before I go on to the next section, so my stewardship of the “book” is as temporary (2 weeks) as the library intended. Plus, I looked all over the box and it doesn’t forbid it. So there.
Believe me, if I had a portable cd player I would use that, but I don’t think they even make those anymore so this is the best that I can do (plus I don’t want to BUY anything, of course, when I already own an iPod). Well, there is a cd player in my car, so I suppose I could drive and listen, but that would defeat the purpose of exercising, now wouldn’t it?
I see on the library’s website that it is actually possible to download audiobooks. I think I will try that next, but that seems really hard so I’d better get my smart husband to do it for me. Poor me with my soft head! It’s a good thing I have a big, strong man with big brains to do these things for me. Hee hee hee.