What did you have engraved on your iPod?

Or anything else, for that matter, if you chose to have it engraved for yourself. I bought a new iPod Nano, and the place I bought it from was offering free engraving, so I figured, “Why not?”

“Christmas 2007, with love, freckfree” seemed a little narcissistic, and “Property of freckafree” was too prosaic.

So what I had engraved on it is, “Everyone suddenly burst out singing,” which is the first line of the Siegfried Sassoon poem, “Everyone Sang.” It just seemed to fit.

How about you?

I got my Mini with the express purpose for using it while exercising. I had “keep going” put on the back.

I must leave this planet
if only for an hour

Oooo, I don’t have one, but if I could have an engraved iPod I would have my favorite line from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory:

We are the Music Makers and we are the Dreamers of the Dreams…

That was my second choice.

I have

help me make
the music of the night

engraved on mine.

Nitpick: originally from the poem Ode by Auther O’Shaughnessy

My husband is not the sentimental type. Once, while we were drinking, I asked him what would be “our song.” His reply: “When I think about you, I touch myself” by the Divinyls.

So, when he bought me an Ipod for Valentines last year, that’s what I had engraved.

Mine says:

“odi et amo
i hate and i love”

because that’s pretty much how I operate (I’m bipolar).

It seems strange to engrave something mental illness related on your ipod. It seems strange to engrave anything at all. Those things break like it’s going out of style. I’m on my 4th daddy pod and 2nd nano. They just don’t last long at all in my experience. Maybe I fuck with them too much.

Hmm, interesting. I don’t have or expect to get an ipod, but it’s an interesting notion to have something engraved on an MP3 player. Not sure what I’d pick, but a lyric from a favorite song that’s talking about music sounds like a good choice, and the only one I can think of right now is:

“When I sing, they sing along.
I forget where I am but I know where I belong.”

From “It’s the song,” off Chely Wright’s album ‘Metropolitan Hotel’


My spousette got me my Nano for Valentine’s Day, so it’s engraved “Yours forever. Love, Me”.


No iPod (just a cheapy “regular” MP3 player) but if I did it would probably have a Belle and Sebastian lyric engraved on it:

“If my family tree goes back to the Romans
Then I will change my name to Smith.”

Mine was given to me by my employer.

It says the name of my company and then, “Congrats Brokerage Operations.”

Mine just says “Property of [my real name]” Besides, it’s always in its silicone case, so I never see the back anyway.

Thanks for the poem, Malodorous! :slight_smile:

I picked up my iPod at Target, so it’s not engraved, but I put my name and email address on the back of the Vaja case I got for it. Nothing special, but people do exist who would return a lost iPod, and here’s hoping if I lose it, it’ll end up with one of those people.

Bad Motherf*cker

See, there’s your problem. You’re supposed to play music with them.

I Pod.
Who you?