Well, I've got it down to two choices from perusing through Amazon.com. The SanDisk 512 MB
which holds up to 8 hours of MP3s and costs 80 bucks or the Creative MuVo TX FM 256 MB
player which holds only 4 hours of music, but only cost about 60 bucks all said an done. I'm torn because the cheap-scape in me is clamoring that 4 hours (or about 4 albums, give or take) is far more than I could *ever* listen too during one 45 minute work out session and that 4 albums to choose from should be plenty to keep me happy. At the same time, however, the rational part of me is stating that while it may cost 20 bucks more, the 512 holds twice as much music and can double as a pretty sizeable back up drive for whenever I finally do get myself a new computer and want to transfer files over to it from Shadow (that same part of me is also whining that "but wouldn't it be so nice to have a whole 8 albums to choose from instead of just four? You can pick whatever fits your mood at the time!).
So, yes... I am torn. As I said before, I don't really have that much music to begin with (I only have about 20 non-burned CDs, maybe 6 of which I listen even on a partially regular basis, and all of 260 MP3s downloaded on my computer). But, what music I *have* downloaded from people over the last two years since the last crash/back up before my CD burner died I want to preserve, and there are plenty of pictures and documents on my hard drive that I also want to save that I could put on any extra space there might be. But I'm also cheap and think it's stupid to spend so much money on such a tiny little thing (anything that costs more than 10 bucks, I consider expensive - jeans not included. They get an extra 5 to ten bucks before they're considered in the "too pricy" range) that I will probably only use for the next two or three months (though I keep telling myself that I'll keep working out even after phy ed just to stay healthy... whether or not that will actually happen, though, is doubtful. ;) ).
Woe, how I am torn! How can one choose between thine reason and thine desires?
Alas, though, mine inner struggles shall be further more held, for thine crystal waters of thine bathe do so call, luring thee to Mobius' sweet embrace.
/horrible Shakespearean parody