It turns out that converting from .wma to .mp3 takes a while, so I searched out free ripping/converting software and just set it to rip from the CD directly to the player in MP3s. The sound is really nice. I did all the CDs Luke's daughter left me except five. I bet he has a five-CD player up there because those didn't have CDs in the cases. I called her and left a message, explaining that I'd put the empty cases in a second bag inside the bag with the others and put it back on the inside doorknob. I told her that I'd told Luke I'd bring the player on Saturday, and I'd like to do that. I've only got 384M on the player so far, so I might add some David Sanborn at the end.
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And for the record, sesame noodles and cranberry juice don't mix!