Dear LiveJournal Friends: I need your help with and knowledge of two completely different things. First: I want some speakers for my ipod so I can play songs during story time. Right now I'm using a jam box-type radio that plays CD but it annoys me to have to plan enough ahead to reserve and receive the CDs. If I had them on my ipod (which, I do) then I would always have them on-hand. ANYWAY. The catch is that I need something that is cheap (under $30 for sure) but also loud enough to play over a room of kids. I had some speakers once that were cheap but not loud, so I'm concerned. Any suggestions or recommendations? Second: I have some asparagus that I boiled and flash froze. What should I make with it? Any easy and yummy recipe suggestions?