I’ve been doing this blog thang for a month or so and thus far, I’ve talked about Alloa Athletic and Eggheads. I don’t want anyone happening on these pages to think that I’m a mere two trick pony, so to speak. I also love Apple products, so that makes me a three trick pony at the very least.

I got an iPhone recently. Then my 30Gb finally burst at the seams and I had to upgrade to an 80Gb version (please allow me latitude on use of the words “had” and “to”) and I’d also got an iTouch for Christmas. I’m typing this on a MacBook. So I like my Apple stuff.

Anyway, all this left me with a 30Gb iPod that I had no further use for. Yesterday, I got in a IM discussion with my good friend Stoobs and the long and short of it is, he has an iPod socket on his new car, but no iPod to plug into it.

“You can have my old one,” I said.

“I couldn’t,” he replied.

“Yes you can.”

“No. I’d feel guilty and have to buy you something.”

“You don’t have to buy me anything. I’d be throwing it out. You’re doing me — and the environment — a great favour.”

And so it went on until eventually he agreed. The iPod in question is a little battered and scratched, but if it was for car use … well, it’s better than a slap in the baws. So this morning, I gave him the iPod and a USB connector and brief instructions on reformatting and setting it up for Windows instead of Mac.

This afternoon, he presented me with a bottle of Tobermory.

“I didn’t want that,” I said.

“I didn’t want a fecking iPod,” he replied.

So just now, I got a text from him saying the iPod won’t format on his PC, it’s bringing down his internet connection and is probably making him infertile.

I’m looking at that bottle of Tobermory and wondering if he’d notice if I filled it back up with tea …

Seems I’m a four trick pony after all.