A Mac. Until last Monday, I believed owning one of my own was a pipe–dream, a hazy possibility into the future. It was number five on my bucket list. When my Toshiba fell victim to a hostile takeover by a “fake Java”, a dream became deed when a salesman told us that the chances of a nasty virus were slim to none for a Mac.
Two hours later — BOOM! — we were toting out our beloved Mac with a shell and an Apple TV gizmo, to boot
Since toting bouncing baby Mac out of Best Buy on Monday, I’ve been a proud “Mac Mommy” for three days. The smart little booger has already taught me where to click and scroll to do what I need most: school work, novel-writing, and and blog entries.
Being an iPhone and iPad user, I’ve already dipped my toe in “Lake Apple”. Now, I’m ready for the next big adventure: Keynote.. Having become bored with PowerPoint’s designs, I’m ready for Keynote’s exciting graphics. Want to know the best part? I can still export my brilliiantly-crafted Keynote-generated lectures to PowerPoint before posting them on my class’s Web Advisor page.
It’s a win-win.
Second, with Mac’s help, I’m learning the finer points of Pages, Apple’s word-processing tool, similar to Microsoft Word. With the help of Pages, I’m learning to revise and edit my novel drafts and save them to my email and the Cloud to work on later. As with other tools, I’m learning to use it in my own way: by monkeying with it on my own. No manuals, no classes. With any luck, I’ll finish the book, once and for all, pitch my idea for it to an agent in July, and start working on the next idea.
Third and last, my WordPress blog. On Monday, I knocked out my first Mac-powered blog entry titled “When It Rains…” about trouble coming in threes. Tonight, when I checked my stats on my iPhone, I noticed that I’m only twenty-five away from reaching ten thousand views! Now, as a newbie Mac user, I’m feeling another blog coming on.
I’m looking forward to a long life with Mac. Schoolwork, writing, social media, Web surfing, online banking and shopping — the list is endless. I know there are a host of tips and tricks to achieving successful Mac-osity. That said, my fingers are poised over the keys, and my writerly scowl, in place.