Shiny and New.
The laptop that I’ve been using regularly for the past year or so actually belongs to my employer. But I found out early last week that because we have we have some new employees that need it for travel purposes, I need to give my laptop back and return to the standard desktop platform that I started with.
You see, I don’t have a computer at home any more. Well, I do, but it’s sitting in pieces in a box in my bedroom. The computer stopped working well, probably due to viruses and evil programs and whatnot. So I basically gave up on using it and stuck with my work’s HP laptop, which has worked very well for all this time.
Since I had to get a new computer, I put out a call on Twitter to see which one I should get. The majority of people who replied back told me I should get a Macbook, which I figured. My boyfriend has a Macbook, so I use it whenever I’m at his house. I like it. I used Macs in college, so I’m pretty used to how they work and all that. There are a still a few things that I find a bit difficult, but for the most part I catch on pretty well.
I decided to swallow the horrendous amount of new debt, and buy a Macbook at the Apple store with Erik on Saturday. It’s way more than I can possibly afford, but considering I do a considerable amount freelance work on this computer, I’ll actually be able to declare this as a business expense next year. The perks of being paid to write!
So now I have a new Macbook Pro – 15 inch of shiny silver goodness. I’m now an accidental Apple whore. I have a Macbook, iPhone and iPod, and yet I am not an Apple fangirl who covets Apple products like they’re diamonds. I haven’t had a chance to play around with all the new programs like GarageBand, iPhoto and my soon-to-be-favorite program, iMovie! Hello vlogging! I’m hoping to have my first vlog up online by the end of the week. I just have to wait for this silly little cold to go away so I don’t spend the whole time sniffling, sneezing or going, “Ah… ah… ahhhh… wait… almost…. ahhh-CHOOOO!”
Very unattractive if you ask me.