I don’t know where the volume is on my new computer. No idea. I actually have no idea where anything is on this computer. I’ve never had a Mac before.
According to my husband, though, we are now Mac bitches.
Between us we have an iPod shuffle, an iPod nano, an original iPad, two iPhones and now a MacBook Air. The Air, who I have named Margaret (for no apparent reason), is the newest addition to our family.
My goal for this season at the arena was to earn enough to pay for my eye surgery and if there was anything left at the end, I wanted a laptop. The eye surgery was paid off in November and, much (much, much) to my surprise, we were able to swing this.
I didn’t earn quite enough for the whole laptop, but my husband loves me and spotted me $300.
Our previous computer was a big beast of a machine, but it was really old. I think I’ve had it for six years. It lived in the guest bedroom (it’s a desktop), so whenever I wanted to use it, I basically had to cut myself off from my little family. Plus it takes about 10 minutes to load, then another five minutes or so for all of the desktop items to start up, then another minute or two to get Explorer up and running. It was such a hassle, we avoided the computer at all costs. The only time I’d haul myself up to the guest bedroom was to edit photos.
The downside to Margaret: I don’t have access to a cheap (i.e. free) copy of Photoshop. The upside to Margaret: when I save enough to get Photoshop, it’ll kick ass on the Mac.
It’s funny – we’ve been checking out laptops for about five or six months and Allan had a list of criteria that our new computer MUST have… and this laptop basically has none of them. But when we started playing with it and really looking at it, we couldn’t resist. It’s so damn cool. It weighs less than three pounds – THREE POUNDS! – and it’s amazingly slick and thin. I think it may actually be thinner than our iPad.
So, I’m excited about this. Really, really excited about this. This is only the third computer I’ve ever had and it’s my very first laptop, so I’m loving the idea of being able to have flexibility – both in my home and outside of it.
I’m happy to be a Mac bitch.