Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Loser Alert

I have no shame (you probably know this already) and I am a huge loser. For WEEKS I have been telling (ok, annoying) Girlfriend about Snow Leopard. No, not the animal my PC readers. Snow Leopard is the new Mac operating system and it is just as fabulous as I was expecting. I am currently working with a MacBook Pro and it was pretty fast, but let's be real-it could be faster. On our way to a local college football game I dragged Girlfriend to the Apple store on Saturday and got the CD-only to remember that my computer was at my house and that I would have to wait another day to load it. Here's a little background-I'm a Mac, she's a PC...need I say more?
Dragging her to the Apple store is like her dragging me to GameStop. I stand around awkwardly, hoping no one asks me any questions, and I try and help by picking up things sayings, "What about this?" while she smiles and reassures me that we can go soon. While she's not a Mac person, she is a gadget person so it wasn't as bad as me at GameStop-but she was definitely out of her element. When I finally got to my place it took about an hour to install, a very LONG hour. Let me tell you readers, it was well worth the hour because the Snow Leopard Rocks!!! If you are a Mac person, go to the store, drop the $29 + tax because it's totally awesome. My computer starts up faster, everything loads faster and it shuts down as soon as I hit the button. I realize how ridiculous I sound but I don't care because it's the little things in life that make me happy.
Anyone else out there a Mac person and loving Snow Leopard? Anyone else in a Mac/PC relationship? I do everything I can to not use the computer at her house because I can't ever find what I'm looking for and she does the same. This is a typical conversation that happens at least once a week because of the Mac/PC thing:
Context-I'm in the kitchen, she's on the couch

Girlfriend: (while using my computer) SIGH
Me: (giggling) top left babe
Girlfriend: Yeah, I just remembered. Keep laughing and I'll drop this when I stand up
Me: Yeah yeah you say that every time
Girlfriend: And? You think I won't?
Me: (smiling) Nope.
Girlfriend: And why not?
Me: Because I'll cry like a baby and then you will be stuck dealing with me being a blubbering mess, which will then make you cry, and then we are THOSE people who cry all the time and that's just not us.
Girlfriend: You cry all the time anyway.
Me: Nu-uh! I'm tough!
Girlfriend: (choking back laughing) Yes, yes you are dear. You are very tough. No, really...I mean it. Do you need me to open that for you?
Me: (sheepishly) Yes please.

In conclusion: Snow Leopard Rocks. I'm tough. Really.


crystal said...

I love this post because I also get completely excited over life's "little things!" ps: Im a pc who wishes I was a mac...

shane rocket said...


my wife has a PC....i have a Mac, in the same room no less...

will have to give it a try then haven't read much on it yet. :)

Carolyn said...

I'm a pc =P

I <3 gadgets and all, but I think chemistry ruined macs for me. I've tried and failed and now know my place is as a PC haha.

You are tough, tough enough to know when you need girlfriend to open something for you ;)

We always tend to have the pc is better than mac and vice versa argument. haha to each their own.

CJ said...

Oh, is that a familiar conversation! Ash is tough...but she's also the crier!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Crystal-you can always come to the other side :-)

The Surprise Dyke said...

Shane Rocket-It's awesome, go for it!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Carolyn-What happened in chemistry? Thank you, I am tough...I just have little hands

The Surprise Dyke said...

CJ-That makes Ash awesome :-D

Carolyn said...

in chemistry, we had to use macs for our experiments and it would never work for me properly. It'd always read/record my data incorrectly so I just did it the old fashioned way by hand. It always froze and then went blank. It was frustrating haha.

P.S. I know you know this, but your girlfriend is awesome for being a PC, a sax/marching band member, and knowing the rule of always standing during a football game.

And you are awesome too! Even if you have tiny hands.

Anonymous said...

LOL....I am a PC and my Gf is a Mac....it is HALARIOUS to try and see her work on a PC...I know my way around Macs...I just...I am used to PCs....but she gets so frustrated and ends up getting all pissy and mad...but that is ok because that just gives way for me to make her "feel" better **WINK WINK** and you are a Mac nerd...I wish Vista was as "Rocking" as Snow Bunny...Tiger...whatver it's called....

= )