Friday, August 19, 2005

I Tune, You Tune, We All Tune...

Yesterday Dakota, Ethan and I went school shopping at Chinook Center. After three hours of trying on pants at various stores we finally found a pair that fit him. In desperation to find a pair of pants that will fit his tiny waist and that we both liked we walked in to the Gap. They had a $10 off promotion on jeans so what could it hurt. The jeans had adjustable waists. Yea! They we still long but I can hem those. As we came out of the dressing room a girl handed us a card for a free download from itunes.

Tim and I haven't downloaded music since Napster because we are cheap and we rarely buy cds because its pretty rare that all of the songs are good on a cd. After much consideration we decided to download "Lets get it started in here." by the Blackeyed Peas. It turns out that its one of Dakota's favorite songs right now (we'll see how long that lasts with only one song in our library). Also he was the one who tried on the jeans and has the skinny waist that made it necessary to purchase pants there.

this morning I broke the news to him and he and Ethan we ecstatic. We have played it 5 times already and had a bit of a dance party, a scene that is common in our house to the point that a neighbour bought us a party light for Christmas last year. I admit I am a little tempted to go back a few times to try on jeans so that I can get more cards but what happens if I find a pair that I like? And what songs would I download?

7 comments:

Karen said...

Yes, it's time for back-to-school shopping again. I never thought of The Gap. I was going to stick with Sears and The Bay. I like to get one or two nicer outfits for school. I should look into those adjustable-waist pants because we have that same problem with getting the fit just right.

Alyson said...

Old Navy had adjustable waistbands too, but Dakota didn't like them and I'm not about to buy something that he won't wear. We had that problem last year when my husband picked up some that Dakota didn't like because they didn't come in tight enough and his underwear showed.

Proud Mum said...

Hooray to him for his modesty!

Jennifer said...

I would download Gwen Stefani. Jocelyn loves her!

Chuck McKinnon said...

It turns out I'm too much of an audio snob for iTunes. Darcy burned me seven CDs full of music he's bought from Apple. They use a codec called AAC and I was actually pretty excited about trying it out. (This should tell you what kind of audio geek I am -- as interested in the encoding as in the music!)

I listened to a couple of tracks and was frankly horrified by the (lack of) sound quality. I posted about it on a couple of boards and said "is it just me?" One or two responded with "don't judge the codec by Apple's lame implementation" but the consensus view was "no; you're not crazy; they really do sound that bad."

I know, my wife and most people I know think I'm crazy; they don't hear anything wrong with the tracks and can't tell them from the originals. I can; I'll stick with LAME-encoded alt-preset-standard MP3s thank you very much -- and if you know what those are, you'll know why I prefer them. =)

landismom said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. I really like those Gap pants for my daughter too--she has very long legs and is slim, so it can be hard to find pants for her. But if she finds out we can get free music there, we'll be in trouble!

ABQ Mom said...

its funny, I think they just think kids are fatter than they should be. My kids have the same problem. Its too big around the waist. Whats happened to our society that all kids pants are too big in the waist and we need adjustable-waistbands?