What if you could take a collection of short memories, weird and otherwise, and store them on your iPod? Then people could scroll through and play them back at their leisure. Would some play in loop mode? What would some of yours be?

Nick Belardes iPod Memory List:

Child screams for a purple balloon. As mom drives at 45 mph a purple balloon flies into car.

Driving through parking lot a bird flies in a car window and gets tangled in woman’s hair.

Downtown Las Vegas midget Charlie Chaplain twirls his cane while an Elvis impersonator slams on his brakes, nearly running over a hapless pedestrian.

Transexual threatens writer after the trannie’s mother tries to find a ghost writer.

Bum says he likes a man’s hair.

Black widow lunges.

Man scores game-winning hockey goal.

Sean Penn dirty look at journalist with camera.

Discussion on waterbed on Standard Hotel roof.

Dog chases kid on bike.

Bucket of water off roof onto unsuspecting writer.

Ghost crabs run over kid’s foot, who cries.

Lightning storm, New Mexico desert, car breaks down.

Woman on bus taps on her peg leg like a drum set.

Punk rocker dad dresses like an alien outside a hockey rink.

Bobcat catches jackrabbit.

Hamster runs into squirrel hole.

Gum thrown off 40-foot ledge, swishes in tiny trash can.

Block tower falls.

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NICK BELARDES is illustrator of NYT Best-Selling Novel by Jonathan Evison West of Here (2011), author of Random Obsessions (2009), Lords (2005), and the first literary Twitter novel: Small Places (2010). An author, poet, and screenwriter for Hectic Films, Belardes turned TV/online journalist overnight after blogging his way to success. His articles and essays have appeared on the homepage of CNN.com and other news sites across America. You can find Nick on Facebook and Twitter.

3 responses to “My iPod ‘Real Memories’ List”

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  2. chingpea says:

    there are too many memories to name, good and bad, that i’d store in an iPod. now time to go read part 2 of your list…

  3. Genevee says:

    Thanks Ms. Elaine, for the memories. I do iidetnfy with the road trips. Even though they weren’t as serious as some of your adventures! I do appreciate the hospitality that was shown by family and friends during those times!! I truely wish some of our children could experience more old school hospitality and genuine kindness from family and friends that I experienced!!! LOVE YOU .

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