Mr. bookbabie surprised me with an Apple iPod touch for Christmas. It doesn’t have the phone (because I don’t use my cell phone much) but it has the same cool touch pad. I am now in the learning, or pulling – out – your – hair -wondering – am – I – too – old – for – this – technology, phase of MP3 ownership. I was able to get some Christmas songs on it yesterday and I got the docking speaker thingy working before my family came over, but you couldn’t really hear the music above the din of holiday joy (and madness). As well as songs, it also holds audio books which will be great for long plane rides (like the European adventure that we can’t afford right now but continue to plan anyway!). Thank you Mr. B!