If you know me at all, you know that I take my time making up my mind about some things, but once I do, I’m committed (and very impatient). Well, I’ve recently decided that I needed a new device. Something that I can use for my personal computer things… internet browsing, apps, iTunes, photo editing, blogging, music editing, geneology research, data storage, etc. So I embarked on a long period of researching my options – no impulse buying here. So, I checked out the iPad. Not really what I was looking for, it’s really more of a glorified client device that needs to sync to a PC (or now the iCloud). I guess I need a traditional laptop kind of computer. So I had to decide between PC and Mac. I opted for Mac. Mac Book Pro to be specific. In researching it, and the OS underneath i was pleasantly surprised to learn about Mac OS X Lion and its features.
I decided on the 15″ Mac Book Pro. But I wanted to add some custom features (8GB Mem, faster Hard Drive, anti-glare monitor, etc) that you cannot get by walking into the Apple Store. Which meant that I had to order it online.
Soooo, i did. And i’ve been (not) patiently waiting for it to be delivered for over a week. The target delivery date was today. The nice people at Apple sent me the tracking info so that I could watch the progress of my new toy make its way from China to my front door via FedEx. That means with the click of a mouse I can go out to FedEx and see the status of my package delivery… which I’ve done about 10 times a day since last week! The package was picked up by Fed Ex and then sat at the FedEx place in Shanghai for about 3 1/2 days… excruciating!… and then when it finally got to the continent, it sat in Anchorage for over a day. Ugh! Well, as of this morning it is in Austin, on a truck, out for delivery (YAY!).
You guys all drive careful out there, around those FedEx delivery trucks today, allright?!
More later. (oh and here’s a youtube link to a song that comes to mind as I pen this post.)