Deus Ex iMac

My parents got me an iMac for Christmas. I am shocked. Stunned. Discombobulated. I needed a new computer yesterday but couldn’t afford one. I didn’t even mention how much trouble I was having with my old one to them but somehow they knew. I am torn between feeling guilty at receiving such an expensive present and a desire to jump up and down for hours while saying iMac iMac iMac.

This computer does everything. It is somewhat ruthless in the lure of its perfection. There is no going back once you’ve experienced iMac. I remember when I went vegetarian for a few years in my twenties, I constantly thought about bacon. The smell of it. The pure, salty goodness. There is no such clinging to pleasures of the past with the iMac. It is all-encompassing with its power to place you in the now and move you forward.

I no longer need to wait for ten minutes for Word to load. I can listen to internet radio and write at the same time. I can leave a comment on any blog I choose, even Blogger ones. I can take photos of myself in embarrassing poses and change the lighting so that the wrinkles don’t show. But mostly, I can edit and rewrite and organise all the stuff I wrote by hand in 2009. Can you believe I was such a Luddite?

I have been unexpectedly thrust in the midst of modern technology. It’s a good feeling. It makes me want to do something positive, something worthwhile. To help others who were experiencing moments of down-heartedness feel better.

This computer is my Deus Ex Machina, lowered from above onto the stage that carries out the drama of my life, helping me to solve what I thought was an insurmountable obstacle.

I am humbled. I am excited.

But mostly all I can say is iMac iMac iMac.

And pretend that I’m posh and in Paris…..

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24 thoughts on “Deus Ex iMac

  1. Congratulations!
    Marry Christmas and Happy New Year! May 2010 bring you a lot of joy, luck and most importantly good health!

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  2. OMFG! I am SOOO excited for you! Whooo Hooo!

    I bought myself a new MacBook Pro for Christmas! AND I LOVE IT! I gave my old white Macbook to my BFF Amy The Bartender. The next big purchase will be an iMac desktop!

    xoxoxoxo

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  3. oooh yeah… Take my word for it, there is no turning back indeed once the taste of a Mac has even trickled on your tongue… I would rather not use a computer than have to use Windows.

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  4. iMac, iMac, iMac!!!!! Say it and rejoice! πŸ˜€ Congrats – it will make doing what you do all the more enjoyable – there’s nothing bad about that… No guilt – it’s all GOOD! πŸ™‚

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  5. GABRIELLE:
    Nick and I can never resist a silly photo opportunity. It is great fun!

    KATE:
    I definitely have to do that. The hard drive crashed at work a while back and it was an absolute nightmare trying to retrieve the info. Nothing is foolproof.

    SHIONA:
    Wishing you much happiness in 2010. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    PUNATIK:
    My old laptop was a Mac and before that I had one of the original PowerMacs. That thing weighed a ton. I do prefer Macs although Nick has a PC for school because they mostly use PCs at his school and it’s easier for him to transfer files over and so on. It’s funny, Nick has been spending a lot of time with me in the study since Christmas. Isn’t he a kind son keeping his Mum company? πŸ˜‰

    MELEAH:
    And I am excited for you. That was really kind of you to give your old one to Amy. I bet she loves it. Sounds like we’re total Mac converts!

    SUMEDH:
    Sounds like you’re a total convert too. Good on you. I appreciate you stopping by!

    TEXASBLU:
    Oh, I agree. Why waste time feeling guilty about the money. There’s no point. I’m just going to enjoy it!

    IAIN:
    You’re right. The unexpectedness of it has made it even sweeter. Just when you think things won’t ever look up, they suddenly do. Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

    PAUL:
    Paris was fantastique! Next we are visiting Yosemite National Park. Stay tuned!

    NAT:
    I know exactly what you’re saying. There is something so intoxicating about them. It is akin to infatuation. πŸ˜†

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  6. Oh Selma – I am so happy for you!!!!!!! Macs are absolutely the best! It is about a year and a half now that I have my MacBook and will never go back to a PC! In school we use PC’s and half of the class has their laptops with them since we are all pretty much converts – even the teacher said his next computer will be a Mac.

    I feel like singing iMac, iMac with you! Love the pics!! And I just love the word – discombobulated.

    Merry “late” Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! I hope 2010 will be amazing for you and your family!! And especially for your dad!

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  7. I know just how you feel … my HP is nearly three years old, but I can’t wait to get back to it after fiddling round with the Asus for over three weeks.

    It’s a great little gadget, but it is limited in what it can do, and everything takes forever,

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  8. TBALL:
    In 2010 I want to revive words that are no longer used very much – like discombobulated. It has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? I hope you have a wonderful 2010 too. You deserve it XXX

    JOANNA:
    I am enjoying it so much. I am in love with a machine. Sad, but true πŸ˜€

    TRAVELRAT:
    One of Nick’s mates has one of those little Asus machines. They are extremely handy but I can imagine you must long for something bigger after a while. The loading time is terrible.

    HURRICANE:
    Hope you are having a nice break. Wishing you all the best for the New Year!

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  9. All I want is for bigpond to return me to Broadband and then I will be really really happy. See how easy I am to please? Bloody dial up…any minute now Noah will go floating by in his ark.

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  10. Sorry Sel…I forgot to say I am happy for you and I really am. By the time your page loaded up I was just getting super cranky and it’s hot and well you know what I’m like…..hormones….not good. 😦

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  11. GYPSY:
    There was a fault on the line a few weeks back and we were on dial-up for 2 days. It was excruciatingly slow. I think I saw Noah and the guy that built the Taj Mahal πŸ˜†

    BRE:
    She’s a little beauty!!!

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  12. Congrats on getting a dream of your heart’s desire, Selma!
    I don’t have a Mac (yet), but I heard they really ARE the “Mac-Daddy” of all items with which to hone one’s writing!
    Congrats again…and HAPPY WRITING!

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