4.29.2009

{ i'm in love with mac }

No, not Mac Taylor from CSI, nor Fleetwood Mac- I'm not even talking about MAC cosmetics.  I'm talking about My Beautiful Macintosh Computer.  Brand Spankin' New.  I'm In Love! 

I grew up with a Mac, but when I got married, we were given a PC.  Nothing wrong with that- it was a computer and I was grateful.  Beggars can not be choosers, and I lived with the darn thing for as long as I could.  But let me tell you, the SECOND it showed signs of aging, I went to my hubby and "suggested" we get a new computer.  And then I "suggested" that it be a Mac.  I was going through withdrawals, and my addiction for photoshop could not be ignored any longer.  So sadly {yeah right}, we demoted our PC from Mom's Computer to The Kid's Computer.  There was a ceremony and everything.  

But I've moved on!   My beautiful baby is equipped with soooo much that I still haven't discovered everything yet.  Good heavens, there needs to be more time in the day.  I sit down and before I know it, my daughter has played "cooking" and the flour is all over the rug, 
toys are in the toilet, and her diaper is nowhere to be found
 And the clock on the screen reads 3 hours later than it did when I first sat down.  This Thing Is Dangerous.  

So, for those of you looking to buy one, a word of caution.  If you have kids, lock them in a safe room and make sure there is plenty of food to last them a while, because the darn device is addicting.  I'm thinking of attending group therapy for it.  
Macintosh's Anonymous.  

But there is an upside to them.  Okay I lied.  There are a TON of upsides.  But I just want to mention two of them...

Thanks to the Photo Booth program, I can: 
Get our family pictures done for free {my hubby got a little lost}...
Capture Momentous Memories with my children {children, remember the time we went in and had our x-rays done?}...
Finally have a nice picture of me with my kids {'cuz I'm always the one taking the pictures, and no, I couldn't get my son to be serious- so he was kicked out of the "nice picture" photo shoot.  Maybe another time.}...
Know what my loved ones and I would look like if we were descendants of Quasimodo...
Know what faces NOT to make when watching a scary movie...
Use the "Hotness" meter {It's showing lots of blue-ness.  Bummer}...
Make comic books of our family...
And ride on Make Believe Coasters and visit Imaginary Aquariums...
All from the comfort of my computer.  

Then there's Photoshop.  Oh, good gosh. Here just TWO of the before and afters: 

Before 
{my hubby and his brother- I felt their bodies didn't match their heads}...
After...
Before...
After 
{I felt the pic was more funny with the top of the ladder missing}...
So now you are aware of the few upsides to owning a Mac.  And maybe perhaps now you understand how deep my love is for this stupid piece of technology and plastic.  I may not be technologically minded, but that doesn't mean that I can't love it deeply.  And I Do.

6 post a comment :

Mama Nut said...

That's hillarious! I want to learn photoshop soooo bad!

I just found your blog on MMB -- totally my sense of humor.

{jordan} said...

Thanks Mama Nut! It's good to hear there are people out there with my same sense of humor... although I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing... :)

Teri said...

That is the best! My kids LOVE Photo Booth, but a camera doesn't come with a camera (it's just the tiny box), so they are always asking to get on my laptop to take pictures.

Sadly, I don't have Photoshop, but use a Linux based program called the GIMP. It's similar, but there are things Photoshop can do so much better. Congrats! Enjoy your obsession!!! :)

Covington Sensation's said...

Those pictures totally remind me of the movie 6th sense. You guys look like a bunch of ghosts. Eerie! My daughter has MACS in her classroom at school--she LOVES them! Maybe someday I'll have one.
Cute Blog you have here. I think I'll have to follow in Mama Nut's footsteps and follow.
Found you also on MMB. Isn't MMB a cool place? Check out my blog if you want a homemade item from moi. It might be something you want... :)

Erica said...

How neat maybe i need to get a new computer? I look forward to following your blog hope youll stop by and check out mine.

http://ehaggins.blogspot.com/

http://myfirst5k-erica.blogspot.com/

Also I am hosting my very first giveaway and i am soo excited. Hope you'll enter :)
Happy Cinco De Mayo

MoonNStarMommy said...

OMG that's funny!! Looks like you had a lot of fun and I'm so jealous. I want a MAC .. and by that I mean the guy on the commercials! LOL .. I'm going to start following you :)

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