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Kelly wrote a post a few days ago about embracing new technology. I had almost the opposite experience that night.

Last year, along with some birthday money from my family, I used my tax return to buy a MacBook Pro. I love it. The reliability, battery life, and ease of use really cannot be beat. I actually grew up using Apple computers and only switched to PCs in college when I had to start buying them on my own.

I pretty much spent all weekend in front of my MacBook. I wrote my previous post here, updated my long-outdated about me page, added a page answering the FAQs about my Haiti trips, and wrote a post about advocacy.

The last post made me nervous. I wrote it from the heart after a friend told me it was something I needed to say.

“Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

I was really anxious that people would not understand what I was trying to say, and think that I was judging them. So nervous, in fact, that I scheduled the posting to “go live” around lunchtime and brought my laptop to work so that I could change my mind about posting it. So nervous, in fact, that I sent a draft to George and asked for his opinion before publishing it.

I obviously chose to publish the post and by the time I left work that evening I forgot that I had even brought my computer that morning. It wasn’t until I was pulling into the entrance to my apartment complex that I even remembered it was with me that day.

Since most diabetes technology is not Mac compatible (or only recently so), I still have my old laptop. I thought maybe I could get by with just using that for the night. When it took 15 minutes to start up, I was starting to doubt my plan. When it took 5 more minutes before I could open the internet, I knew my plan would fail.

I had blogs to read, comments to write, facebook to update, and tweets to check. Priorities! So I made the half-hour round trip to the office and retrieved my laptop. The Sony Vaio thankfully was returned to its rightful place as the DexCom data storage device.

laptop(#Bes helping me use the old laptop in 2007)

*Post happily composed on a 13” MacBook Pro.

Photo on 2010-04-21 at 00.41(Taken shortly after I bought the MacBook. I think #Bes wants co-author credit on my work)


The Vaio couldn’t do this!
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2 responses

  1. Cats are the best companions while “playing” on the internets.

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