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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

There are few things that will drive me to write. That's why I'd never make a very good columnist, I never really have anything to say. At least, not bad enough that I feel compelled to write it. The infrequency with which I write on the blog should be proof of that.

Anyway. I happen to be writing today. Apple announced the new U2 iPod. It's awesome. It's also $350. I'm so in the wrong profession. On top of the iPod, U2 is releasing a digital box set of 400 songs plus and handful of rare and unreleased material. That'll set you back $150. That I can do.

So yeah, I'm bemoaning the fact that I'm poor. Poor because I chose a profession that I love rather than a profession that pays, I chose to have kids and my wife chose to stay home with them. And that's why I can't be mad that I'm not rolling in the dough. I wouldn't really change what I would do (though I can hope for employment at one of the big five) nor would I change my family. So I'm happy, I can't argue that. But I still don't $350 for the U2 iPod and that's the kicker.

"Your love gives me such a thrill, but your love won't pay my bills, I want money. That's what I want." Lucas understands.

(I promise I'll never reference "Empire Records" again.)

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