Tuesday, March 9, 2010

THE APPLE OF MY EYE IS MY APPLE...

It all began January 12, 2010.  That is the day the Fios man came to our house and hooked up our brand new computer to the internet..Until that time, we dug in our heels and refused to have anything to do with computers..We are old fashioned..I don't like modern houses, clothes, shoes..I like old stuff... period...My husband is an artist who makes his own chain,boxes..he'd make his own paint if he could get the ancient toxic stuff it takes to do that..we both thought getting a computer would be selling out..
    I also was green before green was cool..I never owned a car, used a bicycle to get around(in LA!! unheard of !!) people laughed at me..I was always being ridiculed.. We wanted to read real books, look things up in a dictionary..we still had a set of encyceopedias (thank you Jimminy Cricket!)..
   The big turning point was when we received a notice from the state of California that our tax form would no longer come in paper form..we had to fill in out"online"!!!  Horror set in...I told English Husband, you know pretty soon everything will be online..we won't know how to  do anything, maybe its time..
       It was the end of the year..We could use the deduction..We went to the computer shop..We told the kid we needed a computer..He talked real fast..we didn't know what he was saying..When we told him we
never had a computer he stopped talking..He was speechless..dumbfounded..mute..I don't think he ever ran
across people like us..We were from another planet.  How could it be that we never had a computer?  It was as if we had never seen a car or used a telephone..Freaks!!  After he got ahold of himself, he started to show us various models.  They all seemed nice enough.  How do you buy something when you don't know what it is that you are looking for?  How many rams do you want? What's a ram??  I'm  telling you we didn't know squat.. Husband said" My gallery owner uses an Apple computer..what about one of those"..His eyes lit up..glazed over..come this way he said..We entered into a seperate portal in the store..There they were...sleek, sexy,  simple yet complex..downright beautiful looking...I knew it was the one..Garage Band...photobooth...itunes..magic mouse..no wires...gorgeous.." we want one of those" we cried...And so it happened..we bought it home..
                                                     
  And now..Things are different...my world is larger..colorful..more expressive...A world has opened up that I didn't even know exsisted...stay tuned...

9 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a wonderful adventure! I have a Mac too; they're great! BTW, there's a blog award waiting for you over at my blog today.

Jeanette said...

Wow - you have come so far, so fast! I am jealous of your computer. We got my daughter a Mac for Law School, she loves it. I think I would love it too but the husband isn't budging so far. I'm starting a weekly post about our remodel tomorrow and now that I've read you don't like modern houses, I have a feeling you will not like my house!

koralee said...

Oh how wonderful...enjoy! I love Macs! xoxox

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Cynthia -- Some people post their awards on the sidebar, some don't. It's just a matter of personal preference. But if you want to put it there, here are the steps: (1) Copy the photo from my blog over to your computer; (2) On your Blogger Dashboard, click on Layout; (3) Click on Add a Gadget; (4) Click on Picture -- then upload the photo, add text if wanted, then Save; (5) Position it where you want it on the sidebar by clicking and dragging it down the column of other items.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

(6) And do a final Save too!

Kristin said...

Color me jealous!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

hi cynthia

i love being a freak. i do have a computer tho
( not a mac )and a car haha
enjoy! im jealous too

~laura

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh you have adapted super quick. Way to go.
xxx

maurakeith said...

Hello Cynthia...Wow...great looking computer...now I wish we had gotten an Apple instead of our PC! I just noticed in the comments that your friend has written how to get your award onto your blog...I guess I did it right after all. I love the fact that you held out so long to get a computer and you like doing things the old fashioned way. There is no way I'd want to live in a new house...I love character and you just don't get it with the newer homes. BTW...I LOVE your stained glass windows! Have a great week...take care. MauaXX

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