Monday, October 20, 2008

iPods and other meltdowns...

So it finally happened. My son left something in his laundry he REALLY cared about. His iPod Nano. I was doing laundry Sunday when I heard the odd "Clink, Clank, Clunk" sound in the dryer. Part of me didn't even want to look. I started pulling clothes out to find what it was. I found the head phones first and just groaned. A second later I pulled the iPod. It was locked, which is good. It was wet inside, which is not good. I looked around to see what I had that might work to dry it out. The best I could come up with was a lamp. All of my lightbulbs are low wattage flourescent bulbs. I figured I'll put it over the bulb for a few days and let it thoroughly dry out. It isn't dry yet, but making progress. Maybe Wednesday I'll try and turn it on.

My son had a major meltdown this afternoon. He just didn't want to do his English homework. He cried, he launched himself into the mountainous pile of laundry. He said, "I hate it when you are so UNEMOTIONAL." "YOU NEVER LISTEN TO ME," which I'm sure what he really meant to say was "I never listen to you dad." This went on for about 15 minutes. He went to bed, fell asleep, and woke up about two hours later. He's been fine since.

I also saw a quote from Buddha recently. I couldn't remember exactly where, and I couldn't remember enough of the quote to search for it. I took a stab with Google anyway, found another quote that I like, but not what I was looking for, then remembered quite clearly where I saw what I wanted, on facebook, and promptly got it. Here they are so you don't have to search for them:

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

I love the Be HERE, NOW philosophy.

“What you are is what you have been, what you will be is what you do now.”

“If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future life, look at your present action."


  1. singleworkingmommyOctober 20, 2008 10:12 PM

    Try the oven. Set REAL low. Like 200 degrees.

    It worked with my celly.

    Good luck!!!

  2. Oh no! Good luck with the Nano!

    Right now I am in a big mental move to 'be here now'. I have a bad habit of missing my own life for all the looking back.

    Your 'clunk clunk' reminded me of the 'drip drip' last year that became a 'whoosh' that was the water pipe going to the washer,umm, flooding the kitchen around 9pm one evening. Of course cleaning up the flood made lots of laundry in the way of dirty towels ;-)

  3. You have an amazing outlook on life. I would have probably broken on the 'you never listen to me' comment.

    I would have DEFINITELY broken on washing my iPod.


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