OMG! this computer is so cool.
So my Dell laptop from the Valentine's before last is a total piece. I blame it on Vista. I have had to restore that thing SO MANY TIMES. The last time was just before I went to Wisconsin. Then, just when I got back, the keyboard all but stopped working. I could still type letters, but no ENTER or DELETE or SPACE or ANYTHING else.
I weighed my options, talked about it with Chris, negotiated (Chris doesn't believe on buying on credit, but that was the only way I was going to swing a new computer) and he wound up offering to get me a new computer for an early birthday-and-Valentine's-Day gift. (Yes, he likes to spread things out so he doesn't have to worry about a gift for X holiday. The funny thing is usually he ends up getting me something else and tacking it on. This year for Xmas it was the lens, then the iPhone, then got a GPS too. Even though when I got the lens it was accompanied by a stern warning that it was IT for Christmas, or mostly it anyhow. Which I was fine with!)
He DID make me admit I am spoiled before he ordered it. I agreed. I honestly did not expect him to BUY ME A NEW MAC when I sat down to talk to him, depressed about my laptop situation. The fact that he did? Awesome.
So! I am super happy. It came today. Took about 2 minutes to set up, literally... so different from PCs. And voila! I'm back in business. But no Photoshop. Gotta figure that out still.
I really LOVE this computer. We all love new gadgets, right? But once I went to the Apple store, I was in love. The 21.5" screen is HUGE. Seriously. Beautiful. I started looking at PCs just to compare, knowing how much more you pay for a Mac... but once I started looking at them, I was like NO WAY. They would have served me fine, I'm sure, but I don't think it would've been special to get a new PC. This, on the other hand, had me waiting at the door for UPS all day.
Anyway, Amanda comes tomorrow! Woo! Then it be Christmas.