After over a month of being without a computer (the Dell lived out its nine lives and won't so much as blink), I've entered the Mac Zone. It's actually been fairly simple, but I'm impatient, and the hubby keeps saying, "I told you, you're on your own." He, with the iPhone, which activated itself. He, who ran out and bought the AirPort Extreme, after witnessing the efficiency at which the Express replaced the LinkSys wireless router. He, new owner of the most expensive Bluetooth earpiece I've ever seen (the JawBone)….He, of the "It took you two years to buy that laptop".
True sign of age: lack of patience for fiddling with new gadgetry; willingness to do laundry and make dinner over trying to figure out why mail @ mac.com not working, or why iMovie quits before even launching. Actually, I haven't spent enough time on it to see if everything's as it should be…I'm told I should use Opera for a browser. All the simple things are a bit of a mystery right now, like why I can't see the Extreme base station on my devices, or the external hard drive hooked up to it. All in good time, I'm sure. In the meantime, I do appreciate the simplicity of it all, the lack of garbage that comes on when I boot up. And with such quickness!
PG&E just disconnected the heater again, saying it's a hazard. So I'm freezing. We are SO DONE with renting. Maybe I won't make it to a house purchase, but we've got to try. This is ridiculous, waking up to 54 degrees in the morning. Maybe in my younger days, but the 20 pounds I've gained isn't helping me stay warm at all! And one Siamese cat isn't enough to keep frostbite from setting in.
So, this is not the Christmas spirit, sorry about that. I really do love this time of year, and wish the "spirit" was inherent all year long. I'm glad the materialism isn't rampant like this all year, I'd lose my mind. What am I saying? I just spent the equivalent of an overseas vacation on computer stuff! Probably didn't help to have a husband egging me on, Mr. "Buy It! Just buy it!" But then, I could mull it over for another 2 years, until OS XX Rhino comes out.
Maybe I need to eat something holiday-ish and cheerful, like apple pie and ice cream. Mmmm. Comfort.