Contrary to popular belief I did not give up my small venture in the literary arts as of yet (give me a few more weeks). Sadly, midway through January, my PC of about 5 years crashed and burned and I've been living like a savage off of my 11yr old daughter's laptop for survival. I dont know if it was the confined space of the laptop coupled with my ogre like fingers or the fact that anytime I tried to write a blog with an 11yr old girl's laptop all I would produce were several pages about the release of the new Justin Beiber or Twilight movies (February 11th and November 18th respectively......ohhh boy, here I go again), but I just figured I should wait till I got my replacement to continue my rambling. So, fast foward 3 weeks and several dell coupon codes later and here I am back and more incoherent than ever.
I must say, one of the things I enjoyed most throughout this period of technological dark ages in my home was the passionite debate that was sparked when I posed the question "should I get a PC or a Mac?" on my facebook page. Here are two of my favorite responses:
"You're a cool dude and I'd like to keep you on the "cool dude" roster for next season. I just can't do that if you get a Mac. If you get both then I can kinda... forgive, but not just a Mac. I feel very passionate about this and I believe Apple is behind most of what's wrong in the world today."
"I don't know what the debate is... longevity:short term, virus safe:constant infection, sexy:plain jane. Let me flip this to appeal the christian... in you... Leah or Rachel, Cain or Able, Judas or Paul. You've been informed, choose salvation!!!! ROTFL...Quit wasting time, get someone in college (they have discount for students) and go buy yourself a mac!"
I find it pretty interesting that despite all of the advancements we have made in personal computing over the years, that when it comes down to it we find ourselves in the same 2 party system fight that we often do when head to our local voting booths. You have your hardcore conservatives preaching about values and tradition of PCs. You've got the beatnick liberals and their psychedelic creations on MACs. Sprinkle in some moderates who have a PC at home and a MACbook for on the go and even the college kids who experiment with MACs at school but when they come home they still vote PC because it's just what they grew up doing. I just found it fascinating how passionate people could get over how I should cast my vote. It was like a civics lesson, better than any one I could learn in a classroom. In the end I went with a Dell desktop PC because it's what worked best for me at the moment and the savings it brought to my wallet were just more appealing than the MAC could provide (also, some lobbying in favor of a PC from a certain testpig I know didnt hurt either). I'm sure some people are mad at my choice and others are raising their fists in support of my PC purchase. Overall, the lesson I learned from this experience is what's most important: That you can buy alot of burritos with the money you save by checking the internet for coupons before you purchase something.... wait, that wasnt the lesson I learned..........ohhh man, now all I can think about is burritos...........yup, and now I've officially lost whatever point it was that I was trying to make..............I wonder if taco bell is still open?...........ohh well, Its good to be back anyway..... see ya when i see ya ppl