With encouragement from my husband AND my mother, I bit the bullet this past weekend and MADE THE SWITCH. After years of hobbling and cobbling together photo, video and sound editing with borrowed and downloaded software on my PC… it was a few weeks ago at my son’s school when the school “Technology Specialist” recorded my voice on a MacBook SO EASILY AND WELL using “Garage Band” (one of its many standard artistic tools) that I finally said, “WHAT AM I DOING!? WHY AM I STILL A PC IN THIS MAC WORLD!?!?!” It’s like, HULLO! I’m an *ARTIST* yo! “That’s IT,” I said, “I’m making THE Switch.”
If you know me or follow this blog, you know I’m always yearning for more time to actually DO the Blog (chiefly for the selfish purpose of documenting my kids etc.). Do you suppose a new found ability to do it from, say, BED, or a COFFEE SHOP, will help? Call me lazy but many nights (and days) -after GIGS and KIDS- it is apparently too much to ask of me to actually sit down at the DESK and deal with Ye Olde PC.
So here I go; wheee!!!
My first foray into iPhoto:
(Nerd note: These were taken with the macro lens option on my dumb “smart” PHONE*… a Samsung Android Something with a pretentious name like “Galaxy” or “Stratosphere.” To quote Louis CK, “EVERYTHING IS AMAZING.” More on that later.)
Yes, it’s my reality and I can enhance it if I want to. And by the way, PhotoShop? Thank you for all the great times PhotoShop. I am sure you are worth every penny I never paid for you. But, let’s see, how do I put this? Um… See ya! (Get it? “See…”? Never mind. We were never meant to be.)
And STAY TUNED for the little nugget I just threw together in iMovie. COMING SOON… to a BLOG POST NEAR YOU!
Oh, and PS: The other Great Hope-Promise is my finally getting caught up (and perhaps *staying* that way? Or… getting ahead? ) on my admin WORK duties. What do you think?
And also, PPS: As I write here from the kitchen table still in my jammies with a *cat* on my lap… do you think I’ll ever shower again? Tell me Mac; do you have an App for THAT?
PPPS: As for the Nut$ & Bolt$: “The $witch” *only* co$t me about $1,450, for the 256G model including 3 year warranty. Coulda woulda shoulda financed it for 0% over 18 months… but my approval for the credit line came through AFTER I left the store. By then I had taken A Gulp and The Plunge. Now I steel my nerves as I undertake to pay this thing off in the face of the holiday$. So, if you only get a card from me this year (or an email)… call me a selfish wench but now you know why! At least I’m an honest, selfish wench.
PPPPS: I have to add that the folks at the Apple store couldn’t have been greater by the way. (That’s you, Caleb and Holger!) They are inexhaustibly helpful, and make the loss of your dearly departed money as truly pleasant as possible. Isn’t that nice of them? Great job, guys!
PPPPPS: (“Won’t she ever shut up?” Nope! Just ask my mom.)
PPPPPPS: Hi Mom! Look, no wires! (Or hygiene…)