So many changes are coming to this blog! I’m beyond excited to share a new look – including a new logo – with the interwebs… but as with all great things, these changes take time. Also, so many of the pieces are interconnected, which means they ALL have to wait. The waiting is the frustrating part. No, that’s not entirely true. One of the changes that won’t be visible to readers actually caused me a great deal of frustration. A new computer is on its way to my doorstep! Huzzah! Hooray! But, oh, the (self-induced) stress involved in determining what computer to adopt.
Much like cars, once you’ve been through a certain number of a product, you tend to become loyal to a brand. My computer brand of choice is Toshiba. I cannot tell you how incredibly good to me Toshiba Satellite laptops have been – and at unbelievably affordable prices. When my first Satellite finally gave up the ghost, I may have cried. Multiple times. I was that emotionally attached. Adam prefers Dell, and my dad will go on all day about Macs. When the current Toshiba began began slowing down (or slowed to a crawl) and Adam suggested it was time to move on, I was ready to go purchase another Toshiba Satellite. When Adam suggested checking out Dell options I was reluctant, but open to the idea. However, trying to compare specific laptops between the brands caused my eyes to cross a little. While I can certainly compare two lists of specs, my knowledge of what weight certain specs should carry is not so thorough. Naturally, I turn to Adam (the majority of his work is done on computers). However, Adam and I do very different things with our computers. What makes sense for his use wouldn’t necessarily make sense for my habits.
Then we went shopping. After about 45 minutes of wandering through the Best Buy laptop section, (No, it’s not a large selection, I just kept going in circles) it was down to a Toshiba, a Lenovo and an HP. With Adam’s help (basically repeating the pros/cons of each, ad nauseum, at my insistence), we narrowed it down to either the HP at Best Buy or a Dell we’d seen online. Then. Oh, then. Then Adam asked if I’d considered Macs.
I’m a PC girl. I’m a Windows girl (despite loathing the Windows 8 format). I think Apple is trying to take over the World, and I don’t want to be a part of it. Then I felt how lightweight the Macbook Air was. Oh, hell.
Dell went out the window. Now it was HP vs. Mac. While I could appreciate the Mac advantages, the idea of switching operating systems was terrifying. It became so overwhelming that we actually had to leave the store. No, I didn’t have an embarrassing breakdown, it was just too much information and not only could I not decide, but my indecision was making me (and Adam) frustrated and more than a little tense. Long story short (too late), a Mac is coming. I’m still terrified of the learning curve, but I’m excited about the benefits that the Mac is going to provide (and it better provide them, otherwise I might lose my marbles).
So there’s that. You won’t be able to see the difference, but that’s huge. And, soon enough, you will see the new layout of the blog. SO EXCITING!!!
*Sidenote: there is a part of me that feels like posting to the current “old” look is a waste of time, simply because it’s not the new, attractive version. This makes no rational sense to me. If anyone can explain it, I’m all ears.“Change” photo credit: Nanagyei via photopin cc