I used to look out of a Window.
Now I’m running free, on Safari, going OS and exploring the world.
I’ve even spotted a Firefox and a Mountain Lion!
I’ve started my own Garage Band and met Mac The Ripper…
Yes, I’ve seen the light (insert “Hallelujah Chorus” here.)
My creativity has been unleashed and I’ve entered the Brave New World (to me) of Apple Mac.
No more Dinosaurs- (Riding The Dinosaur) Steggie can retire gracefully back to the swamp…
Windows was about structure, something I had to “learn”. My left brain used to hurt. Noodles (my Mac) seems to flow, a bit like a mind-map. Now my whole brain gets to hurt!
At times Noodles makes perfect sense. At other times she makes no sense at all-a bit like my brain really. She has a bit more common sense, a lot more intuition but a lot less logical organisation (which makes it bloody hard to find where I left things….)
My desktop looks like someone vomited all over it.
Sometimes I can work Noodles out all by myself. Sometimes she tells me off with big red exclamation marks if I do something stupid. At other times I have to ring the Apple Help Desk and sob pitifully with highly technical questions. (Like: “Where’s the “off” button again??”)
They humour my cries of desperation and frustration, patting me on the head and reassuring me I’ll get better soon…..and the sooner the better!
(They preface every answer with a surprised “Gosh, no one’s ever asked that question before!”)
She’s taking time….lots of it. I’ve used up a whole year’s internet in a few weeks just doing “Tutorials For REAL Dummies.” I’m having to learn a whole new language- the language of fruit…
I spent 2 whole days trying to work out how to cut out an image. That used to take me 2 minutes. My duck keeps looking at me ‘cos he thinks I’m talking to him. It’s not actually “duck” that I’m saying- just something that rhymes with it…
Noodles does clever things amazingly- it’s the simple things that are keeping me bamboozled.
So, I’m on a learning curve- a steep one with muddy slopes.
If this post comes out upside down, back-to-front with a picture of a jellyfish driving a bus then you’ll know why- it wasn’t me, it was Noodles.
And she definitely has a mind of her own…..