Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Just when I think I'm out...

Today I had a really great day - I took my class over to Millennium Park to look at the sculptures, and they all did a really good job analyzing the work and thinking critically about sculpture. I'd pretty much made up my mind not to teach again for the next semester, but now I think I might, because they were so great today.

THEN, when I was riding home on the train - I did something I've been dying to do ever since I read an article about it a long time ago. It's called "jacking in", and what you do is ya take the jack out of your mp3 player, and you expose (sounds dirty, doesn't it?) the hole to someone else with an mp3 player, and then you kind of raise your eyebrows at them, and then they take their ear jack and plug it in to your player and then you plug your thingy into their mp3 player, then you listen to their music for a minute and they listen to yours, and then you switch back. OMG! It was so awesome! So, there's this pink-haired guy sitting next to me, and it took me all through Nina Simone's Feeling Good to do it, but then at Jose Gonzales I got up the nerve, and I ... exposed my hole... and then... (gee, this sounds so dirty) he put his jack in it... and then we smiled at each other... and then we switched back. He was listening to Johnny Cash. Then he said, "What is that, an ipod?" and I said, "no, it's just a regular mp3 player" and then he said, "It's a pinkpod." Take THAT, urban isolation!

4 comments:

Lyman said...

I'm jealous.

Wonder if that would work on New Yorkers?

Special K said...

Oh, yes, I think it would work very well on NYers. I think that's where the author of that article tried it out. Brooklyn, though, maybe. (:

Dan said...

Holy shit, you're a badass.

Amber said...

Listen, as a single girl in the big city, I'm here to tell you that you have to be careful with this stuff. You can't just "jack in" with anybody without protection. Think about all the other "thingies" that have been in there! you exposed yourself to a lot more than just johnny cash, my friend. jack safe.