Friday, June 19, 2009

A Whole New World…

A couple of months ago my computer crashed. It had been acting up for some time (probably had something to do with the lugging it around in a bag throughout my college years- it got pretty beat up!) Luckily, I was able to get my pictures off of it and stored onto an ipod before it happened (… I just had a feeling that the inevitable was coming).

Anyhow, Mike had a computer that he had purchased a few years ago. It was harldy ever used- but let me tell you this computer has been a complete “lemon”. UGH! The worst computer ever. It’s crashed on us, multiple times, for no reason. We’ve brought it to the computer store and paid $400 dollars to have it fixed… only to have it crash -once again- weeks later. Unbelievable! Anyhow after months of loosing pictures/data stored on the darn thing due to the constant reformatting of the computer… I was at my witts end! I had been DYING for a Mac Computer since… well… as long as i can remember. So I hinted at Mike that my birthday is in 2 1/2 weeks haha He said that we couldn’t get one right now… they are expensive. Well, we went out of town for the weekend and came home to find his computer FRIED- this time, for good. I guess I caught Mike in a week moment and he said with a cranky attitude, “Happy Birthday early- lets go to the Apple store.” haha So, my friends, I have officially joined the 21st Century and jumped on the Mac bandwagon!

Holy goodness- I don’t know how I lived without it. It is SO easy to organize pictures on this thing! Also, there are so many neat features, just in general. I’m in love… haha It gets me so excited since I’ll be signing up for a photography class this summer- I CANNOT wait.
The best part about our little purchase, was that I was able to use my mom’s “School Faculty Discount” and get a discount PLUS a free iTouch!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!
Look forward to seeing more pictures posted since it’s going to be so easy to do now! Woo Hoo!!!
Happy Birthday to me!!!! (Well, Mike benefits from my present too haha- kind of a “Household gift” but i’m SOOOOOOO THRILLED!)
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3 Responses to “A Whole New World…”

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    Amy — June 19, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

    Fun! You'll love it! I love mine. :)

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    alyssaramos — June 22, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    welcome to the club!!! i've been a member since 2003 and I have no idea how I ever lived without apple!!! :0) ENJOY!!!

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    Bruce Martin — August 10, 2009 @ 12:05 pm

    Back up everything! Even with a Mac, things can go wrong, especially when you install a new operating system. I fractured my hard drive last year after installing OS X Leopard onto my old G- 5 dual machine. Cost my $900.00 to rebuild everything, as I couldn't afford a new machine, and I lost about 1,200 photos from the old hard drive.
    I use a Maxtor 500gb external hard drive, just in case. I bought my first Mac in 1984!
    BTW – for photography – Photo.net (excellent site), DP Review for equipment and forums. Good luck with your shoots.

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