I have been a PC Chick since before Windows 95 was THE thing to have. My dad was a computer systems analyst so we had a computer in our house since I was about 8 or 9 years old. Yes, it was a huge mainframe with a green and black screen, floppy disks, and a dot matrix printer. Over time, we graduated to Windows, Windows 95, etc. Fast forward to 35 years of age and I still was on the PC train—mostly because it is affordable and within my budget. In 2009, I stretched my pennies and gifted my son a Macbook for his fifteenth birthday, and saw how much fun he was having with it. I became slightly envious of the chap, but still couldn’t break down to buy myself one.
Finally last week, my father had a friend who wanted to get rid of their less than one year old Macbook Pro. He asked me if I was interested, and of course I said hell yeah. I fired the bad boy up, and instantly fell in love. The vividness of the screen was a sight for sore eyes—and having tools like Garage Band and iMovie at my fingertips was like being in some type of heaven; where had this machine been all my life?
It’s still a lot to get used to, but I am riding the wave of newbie Apple euphoria and I don’t see myself coming down anytime soon. It’s as though I have a little swag in my step, seeing that lighted apple on my laptop.
I guess I am finally a part of the “cool” crowd, but don’t worry—I am still the against the grain femme fetale who hasn’t drank ALL of the Apple Kool-Aid yet. When and if you see me with an iPhone, then you know I am a goner!
What can you expect from this Cube now that I am all Macbook’d out? I’ve wanted to get into podcasting and Garage Band makes it super easy to create recorded content for iTunes and other sources. I also plan to rock out to iMovie and spiff up my videos just a little bit.
The sky’s the limit!
My poor Sony Vaio has been sitting in the corner for a few days and I feel so bad abandoning her. But a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.