Friday, January 11, 2008

Haiku Friday: the rockin' swimmer edition

Haiku Friday

Waterproof iPod --
world's greatest invention for
lap swimmers like me!

Oh people, there is nothing more boring on this planet than swimming laps. Believe me, I know.

That's why I have a waterproof casing and headphones for my iPod. So I swim to the sounds of my would-be lover Toby Keith, the Dixie Chicks (I'm an equal-opportunity country fan -- the Toby-Chicks feud just annoys me), Martina McBride, John Michael Montgomery, Josh Turner, the Broadway cast recording of "Wicked," a barbershop quartet that ROCKS MY WORLD and a few other esoteric choices -- "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and Donny Osmond (I'm sorry, I'm so ashamed).

Without the music, I spend too much time in my own head. And although I do enjoy my own company, sometimes I get a little too involved in my own mental morass.

Not a good thing.

So yippee skippy for being able to combine music and swimming and ... a happy Haiku Friday to you all!

(P.S. I found out too late that yesterday was Delurking Day ... and I missed it. So be a pal, eh? Delurk TODAY for me instead. Thanks!)

29 comments:

suchsimplepleasures said...

hi! happy haiku friday!!

Wright said...

I got one of those for my husband who was training for a triathlon. He loved it!

Great Haiku!

susiej.com said...

That is a great gift -- or toy! Swimming is boring -- but so good for you.
Haiku Friday

Secret Agent Mama said...

Soooo jealous! I'd love to swim some laps, right about now. XOXOX

storyteller said...

Who knew such things existed? Will wonders ever cease? Re: Delurking is apparently a WEEK long this year so you didn't miss it at all.
Hugs and blessings,

Jenni said...

Boring? Are you kidding? Surrounded by water instead of little kids. Sounds like heaven to me!

DIXIECHICK said...

Happy Friday..dang, I would be happy to just get an IPOD..17 year old has one...14 year old has one....Waaahhhh! Where is mine?
You swim laps, seriously? Man, I can only swim enough to keep myself from drowing....you go girl!

Kelly said...

A favorite form of exercise combined with your favorite music? Sounds like a nice spot in heaven to me.

nikki said...

Okay, I will delurk just for you!! (who me? A smart ass?! Never!)

Kathryn said...

What? Are you kidding me? A waterproof iPod? What about all the wires and what not? Don't your arms get tangled? That is ca-razy! What a brilliant idea! I actually like swimming laps, but with music, man, I'd be flying!
Hmmmm. I wonder if my shuffle is waterproof. ;)

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Oh, yay for you. I guess I'm outta the loop as I had no idea the Chicks & Keith had a feud going. Hmm. I also like a huge variety of music. And, a waterproof IPOD? You are awesome chica.

Bren said...

Cool! And I'm both a Toby and Chicks fan too!

~JJ! said...

I can't exercise without my iPod...It gets me grooving...

What a great invention...Waterproof.

Toni said...

I am ashamed to say I don't even have an un-waterproof iPod yet. Still in the dark ages here....

suchsimplepleasures said...

i just noticed that you have 5 kids...so do i!!! 12, 12, 11, 10 and 4! how'd you do it?

Cathy said...

What a great idea - I never knew there was such a thing!
By the way..I'm delurking...I tend to stop by a few times a week and almost never comment. Your family cracks me up and I can only hope that as mine grows in age and size we'll be as funny as you guys!

Tiggerlane said...

LOVE that "Chasing Cars." And now that we have Singstar for Playstation 2? OMG, I can sing along...endlessly...sigh...

MamaGeek said...

Now that's just AWESOME.

monkeysandmarbles said...

swimming laps while listening to my favourite tunes...that sounds like paradise to me! unfortunately, i don't have a pool...but there's a big tub in the master bath of the new house, so that will have to do! ;-)

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

That sounds so very nice. I never knew of such a thing.

Robinella said...

Oooo, I love new toys. Gotta have it.

Blue Momma said...

I was thinking about going and doing a water workout tonight. But you are right, swimming laps is quite dull.

I'd buy a waterproof case for my Ipod, too - if I had an Ipod

kankie said...

Cool...swimming with your ipod! I never learned the proper way. You would laugh if you saw me in a pool!

melissa said...

That is a cool toy. I'll have to keep that in mind for a relative of mine...

Happy hai-day

Pamela said...

exercise, music, and haiku (God Bless you!!)

Can't beat that.

Jenni said...

I like Toby Keith and The Dixie Chicks both for their music. However, I frequently wish Natalie Mains would open her mouth only to sing. I don't mind differing opinions. She just grates on my nerves.

Now, Josh Turner? Mmmm, yummy! He's got a great voice and two of my favorite songs for 2007, too. Dh's ringtone (until he lost his cell phone last week) was "Firecracker". He said it makes him think about me every time his cell phone rings:o)

dawn224 said...

wow. that's great!

I have a shuffle ... I find it's hard to get to use it when I have to listen for the baby... someday though... someday....

Canadian flake said...

that is totally cool...I didn't know such a thing existed...very cool

Laura McIntyre said...

What a great sounding invention

 
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