I bought a new toy yesterday - an M-Audio KeyStation 49e, a USB MIDI keyboard (the kind you play music on, not the kind you type with). I already have a fairly full featured 76 key Casio keyboard which I love, but I never got around to getting the MIDI interface to hook it up to a computer. While I've been considering getting such an interface for a while, I decided it was probably better to get a smaller keyboard that can fit on a desk and can easily be carted around, hence the KeyStation 49e. It doesn't have much range and the keys aren't weighted, but I was after a small size and am used to synth style keyboards anyway.
My recent desire to play around with music stemmed from procrastination in learning Illustrator and Flash - what I was meant to be doing in my spare time last week. While I have been slowly teaching myself the basic tools, distractions were legion and my resolve was weak.