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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BYE, BYE PC. HELLO, MACBOOK PRO!

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didn't know whether to throw a shower or what?! All I knew was that this moment was definitely worth celebrating.  The whole process felt like a tormented gestation period of too many weeks of waiting for delivery.



Delivery, as in waiting a whole week for UPS/FEDEX to get their lives together to drop off my friggin' baby.  It was the longest week of my life.  The anticipation and the agony was almost too much to bear.  All of these "birthing pains" coupled with the emotional roller coaster the Seahawks had me in during the NFC Championship game against Aaron Rodgers and the Greenbay Packers -- I was a wreck.

However, I pulled it together enough to Google the number for my local Apple Store.  After several phone calls to John at the Apple Store, I finally received the text message that my package had arrived.  Luckily, I was already driving and pretty close to the destination.  I mashed down all of the highways and raced to the delivery room.

All of that hard work saving, especially when there were so many plane tickets I wanted to purchase immediately after Dec. 25th, had finally paid off in the form of a beautiful new life.  I named him Maximillion.  He is absolutely adorable.  One of my students in mock trial was named Maximillion.  He told me it means greatest.  I had already picked out the name before Max (what we call him) informed me of the meaning.  I felt this name was even more appropriate given my technological past.

My previous laptops were a gaggle of virus infected Dells and HPs.  They got the job done but blogging on a Macbook Pro 13 with Retina Display is truly magical.  It was totally worth the many limbs that were forked over to cover this investment.  

You would roll around the floor in laughter if I still had the little beat up envelope I used as my "Mac Fund" to show you.  I don't care what anyone says, that envelope savings/budget method works.  I only dipped into it a few times for very important purchases like an unbelievably low ticket price to Jamaica but other than that I did well.  

There are still apps (some free, some not) to download like the following in no particular order:


  1. Blogo
  2. Xmind
  3. Wunderlust
  4. Final Cut Pro X
  5. Microsoft Office for Mac
  6. Fantastical
  7. Alfred
  8. Instacast
  9. FocusWriter

This list is a work in progress.  If you have some apps you just cannot live without and they make your life better and more productive, please do share in the comments.  For now, I am super content with this preinstalled application of joy!








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