Travelling to my brother Patrick’s wedding on the other side of the country was, let’s just say, an adventure. Aside from the usual items of appropriate dress and some reading material for the plane, I had to find my noise-canceling headphones and Zune.
Yeah, I have a Zune. It’s not a fact I’m necessarily proud of, nor is it something I am particularly ashamed of. I always thought Microsoft botched their media player by not allowing third party companies to make accessories for it right away. By the time they did, the iPhone had taken hold and there was no shelf space for the competition. Anyway, that’s a topic for another day.
My point is that I travel so infrequently now, it actually took a while for me to find my Zune. It took even longer for me to find the cord that connects it to the computer. The battery had run out, and it not only needed charging, but I was hoping to have some time to put a few albums on there to listen to while on the plane.
So I finally found my Zune and the computer connection cord, plugged them all together, and I got a battery charge screen. This wasn’t surprising. I had figured the battery would have drained. I’m just glad I had found everything with enough time before my flight.
I found the cord to my phone, so that it might charge from my laptop. I knew that battery would drain quickly, so I had hoped to be able to, during the reception, plug in my computer, charging it and my phone. Only thing was, it wasn’t until I had gotten to the airport that I realized I had forgotten my computer’s power cord. This meant I would not be able to use my computer much, let alone charge it. Work would just have to wait until I returned home.
More importantly, I would not be able to charge my phone through my computer. This would affect me later in the trip.
Back to my Zune. At least that would hold its battery charge for as long as needed. I’d still be able to listen to my music on the return flight home. Yes, my priorities for a cross country trip – spend hours looking for whatever is necessary to be able to listen to music.