MacVentures in iLove

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My five year old MacBook finally gave up the ghost. I went to fire her up and … nothing happened … She had been struggling for well over a year,  and I’d had my suspicions she wouldn’t be with us much longer in January (when thankfully I backed all my files up), so her passing came as no surprise. Vale MacBook, we had some amazing adventures together.

Despite arguing with a colleague who insisted that I didn’t need a new computer, and that he could fix it up for me – “IT’S FIVE YEARS OLD, SHE HAD A GOOD LIFE, LEAVE ME ALONE!”, the next evening I ordered a shiny new MacBook Pro. She arrived two days later.

In what can only be described as an amazing display of self-control, I didn’t crack open the box for five whole days. My friends on Twitter were mortified, and Mr Posy thought it some kind of blasphemy. Apparently nobody believes in delayed gratification anymore.

What they didn’t understand was that I had to be ready, before I unleashed the powers of my new MBP. Every nook of my house had to be clean, because I couldn’t bring a new MBP into the world that wasn’t as perfect as I knew she would be, and I had to have enough time to sit and fully appreciate her beauty. I knew that once I opened that box, I would be sucked into the vortex where hours pass by in what seem like minutes, and before I know it, a whole day has gone by and I’m still in my pyjamas.

I was like a kid at Christmas when I finally did open the box.

I am still reeling and a little bit giddy over my love affair with my new MBP. When we’re together, it’s like nobody else is in the room. I didn’t know life could be this good. It’s been a long time since I was able to run my internet browser and iTunes at the same time, or open Photoshop, or save a word document, or not want to throw my computer across the room after waiting on the never-ending pinwheel of death.

It may have taken me a while to set her up, but we’ve settled well into our new life together. Self-control, sheer laziness, they’re one and the same, really…

  • Gary
    May 25, 2012

    I know how you feel. I was recently given a New iPad and I had to wait for the weekend to set it up. I wanted everything to be perfect and it was 🙂

    I love my MacBook Air and iMac sometimes I feel like I’m cheating when I use one and not the other.

    • miss posy
      May 26, 2012

      Ooh, did you get an iPad 3? Mr Posy wants to upgrade his 1st gen (I have the 2nd gen), but I think he’s holding off for now…

      Yes, I feel the same way between my iPad and my MBP… I want to get an iMac, but I am waiting for the Mister’s PC to die 😉

  • Kristen
    May 25, 2012

    Ha, i understand completely… when you first “meet” you need quality time together to sync and bond 😉

    • miss posy
      May 26, 2012

      Yes, precisely! We are still very much in the honeymoon stage, but it’s definitely love 😉

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