June 19, 2009 ~ 07:35pm
As of today, my trial subscription to XM Radio ended. When I got it a few months ago, I thought I would barely use it. But after a while, I found it quite refreshing to be able to arbitrarily pick between different genre's of music or news or even sports. And the best part was, that it was significantly easier than pulling out my MP3 player and messing with all the cables. Apparently the XM sales people have been calling for weeks, but I decided not to renew. Not that the thought never crossed my mind. Lately I've been trying to trim my commute so I've been spending a little less time in the car. Had my daily driving been as bad as some of the routes of yesteryear, then I think for sure I would have paid out that $10 (or possibly $13) per month rate. Convenience has a price tag!
For now, I will either have to get a new 3.5 aux cable (the old one is way too long!) or burn some MP3's to CD and pop it in the CD player. Either way, I will miss Lady Gaga being overplayed on XM 20 on 20. Bummer, I know.