Tuesday, January 30, 2007


So I’ve had my new iMac for several days. I L-O-V-E this computer. It was a lot of money but there is no buyer’s remorse here. I went into work on Friday, took one look at my Dell and shook my head thinking, “What an ugly computer you are. And look at all your obnoxious wires and cords. I want to go home and play with my iMac.”

Now that I’m past the gazing at it and telling it how pretty it is phase, I’m finally getting to know my iMac a little better.

I’ve run into many set backs and I’ve had to make a few phone calls to figure out how to cut, copy and paste, how to save a picture from the internet, and other things, but I’m slowly getting the hang of a mac. I keep trying to right click on this mouse, but it won’t have any of that nonsense. All my PC shortcuts mean nothing to this computer.
There are still so many programs I need to figure out, but I will tell you one thing: my new favorite word is widget. I don’t know what it means, but I finally know what a widget is.

I have the basic widgets on my “dashboard” such as the five-day forecast, the time, a calendar and a calculator. But I added a dictionary, post it notes and then I just barely downloaded the “Lost” computer timer. Apparently I’m supposed to push the button every 108 minutes. It’s getting a little late but I’m kind of afraid to go to sleep. I don’t want to be responsible for an earthquake. Or what if my brand new computer self-destructs? That would be awful. It’s so pretty.

I’ve had a lot of fun with Photo Booth. So here is shrunken head Laura.

Geez. I think I’m going to watch Heroes or something to pass the time. I have 93 minutes until I need to push the button and reset the "Lost" clock at 108 minutes. What have I gotten myself into...does anyone want to take the next shift?

1 comment:

abel said...

I'd take the next shift but I'm off to save Jack and Kate from the Others. Besides, if you have an iMac, why would you want to leave the hatch? :-)