I found this morning that listening to the iPod really makes cleaning the freshly fallen snow off my driveway a much more pleasant task – as it does my long work commute and traveling long distances with a toddler. The time certainly was right for us to invest in one.

And since I’m so behind on really discovering all that iTunes has to offer, I only recently discovered that one of my favorite bands, BNL, has been putting out their own free podcast for about a year now. It’s more or less behind-the-scenes stuff. The band members discussing song/album titles, telling funny stories from past tours, debuting snippets of new and experimental songs, and more general good-natured nonesense. I downloaded all the past episodes and started listening today. Very entertaining stuff – not really surprised since they’re such an entertaining band both live and on their albums.