Monday, March 31, 2008

A Cool New Toy!

This is the history of computers at the Hansen home:

1997-- Elise's dad gives her a computer as a late graduation present. It works really well... for 1997.
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003-- We continue to use Elise's '97 Computer. It starts to work like a computer from 1997.
2003-- The company Elise works for gives her a newer, faster computer!
2005-- Elise no longer works for that company and has to give the newer, faster computer back. We buy a bottom-grade, refurbished Dell for $500. It works about as well as you can expect a bottom-grade, refurbished Dell to work.
later in 2005-- The company Elise works for gives her a newer, faster computer (and a laptop)!
2006-- The company Elise works for calls regarding her company-owned PC. The conversation goes something like this:

IT Guy: "Do you still have that desktop?"
Elise: "Yes, why?"
IT Guy: "Well, we're deleting it from our records."
Elise: "Why?"
IT Guy: "It is too old to be useful to us anymore."
Elise: "So what should I do with it?"
IT Guy: "Whatever you want."

2007-- Elise starts working for another company, gives back the other laptop and gets a new one. We use the old previously-company-owned PC as our home computer
2008-- Elise goes part time, gives back the laptop
later in 2008-- We decide we really need a nice, new computer that WE BUY OURSELVES.... sooooooo....

Saturday, March 29th, 2008... We plugged in our brand new iMAC!! I am in LOVE, people. Love. It is so fast and fun and pretty... I feel smarter and cooler just using it. Ha ha! (But seriously.)

I'm still working on learning all of the ins and outs of a Mac. While it's not difficult, there are a few differences between this and the PCs that I am used to, so I am definitely learning new things.

One of the fun features of the iMac is a thing called "Photobooth". Caitlan, my sister who loves mall photo booths, would dig this feature. It's very fun. Here is a small sampling of the fun we've had so far...

Ah, good times. Special thanks go to my wonderful hubs, Chris, for putting in some long and grueling hours on a freelance project so that he could buy this gift for us (me). He's a good 'un!!


Holly said...

I'm very, very jealous. That is my "when Shane graduates and gets a good job" present. And who knows when that will be.

Caitlan said...

Hahah you're right- it's probably a good thing I don't have that feature on my computer... something tells me I'd get little else done. That is super cool though!

Ashley said...

HOLY YIKES! Oh yes, and I'm jealous too, but my husband is an accountant, and we will never own a MAC, so dreaming would just set me up for heartbreak...alas, I will live vicariously through you!

becky ward said...

ahh...i love it! i don't know if i am smart enough to use one of those. but, i love your fun pictures. you certainly deserved this awesome computer! hooray for hard working husbands!

Marilyn said...

I love that picture of Chris! I chuckled at the alien Tom, too!

Becca said...

Ooh . . .you ARE cooler and smarter--because Macs are the only things that all the cool, smart people on tv use. A new computer is seriously one of the best things there is!

Love the pics!

Tiffany said...

We got a iMac for Christmas and we have had soo much fun with it as well. I still haven't figured out all of the features. Hmmmm maybe I will post some photobooth pics!