I’m flying home tomorrow for six days of some seriously needed family time. I get to do all the things I normally look forward to when I’m home — watch HGTV with my mom, see my grandma, go on walks around the reservoir with my dad, hang out with my friends — but this time, I’m also getting a new computer.
To give a little background knowledge, I received my first laptop as a high school graduation present — a dark blue 15 inch Dell Inspiron 1520. I dubbed her “Stella” and we have been pretty inseparable ever since. I’ve written all my papers on her including my thesis, but after four long years, she’s getting old. Her microphone doesn’t work very well anymore. The headphone jack doesn’t work at all. She’s running slow, freezes all the time and her little virus shields aren’t what they used to be. She’s also really big, so I’ve never really been able to take her anywhere. In all, it might be time to send Stella to the farm. The little voice in the back of my head that screams “no!” as I type that tells me that I’m too attached to inanimate objects and should stop naming them…
But as hard as it is to let her go, as my university graduation present my parents have generously bought me a macbook pro, or as my dad calls it, “that cult product.”
The one really nice thing about macs is that they are so design friendly, which means that in addition to my “Howl if you <3 City Lights Books” bumper sticker, I can buy an awesome laptop skin!
I’m currently pretty excited about this one from Society6 (they also have a ton of really cool iphone cases and some lovely stationary) :
Do you have awesome mac accessories? Or any tips for a soon-to-be mac user? Or even more basic: mac or PC? A little part of me is still a smidge wary about this cross over into the dark side. I’ve only ever had a PC!