I Love My New Computer…not quite yet
So this morning I decided to make a conscious and concentrated effort to try using my new computer. I refused to look at my “oldie but goodie” (even though I could feel the waves of rejection emanating from it). Instead, I took a few deep Yoga breaths and switched on the new machine.
Okay, that went well – up came a beautiful screen with all sorts of icons at the bottom. (I have to say that this new computer really is fine to look at – all sleek lines and no wires to fight with.) I started going through everything to familiarize myself – and immediately got side-tracked with iPhotos. Wow – love it, love it, love it! I can’t wait to get a photo album made of our trip to Europe in May.
Oh-oh…had to get back to learning other stuff. After moving around in iMac for a while, I decided to try to open Windows. My husband – bless him – installed Parallels so that I can continue to work with Windows and Word (my comfort zone). But that’s where the fun really started. I managed to open Windows and access Word, but it was a more recent version of Word that I’m unfamiliar with…aaarrrggghhh…. Not going there today, I decided, so I tried to go back to iMac and play around some more.
And that’s where I really got into trouble because different commands started popping up all over the place and I didn’t know what to do or how to do it. Since I was worried that I’d do something wrong, I decided to just log out. Well, could I log out? Of course not! “You need to close Parallels” a pop-up barked at me. How the (*&(*%* do I do that? I glared at the iMac and it glared back at me – stalemate. What now?
I figured I had two options: (a) throw our brand new computer out the window, or (b) calm myself down again with my “Stress Relief Yoga” DVD (which is definitely coming in handy). Obviously, I chose the second option as I thought my husband might be understandably upset if I acted on the first one!
It’s a learning curve – I get that. And I think I’m slowly but surely coming around to the joys of this new computer. But, not being a “techie,” I definitely can’t do this without help, so later today I’m heading over to the nearest bookstore to buy one of those “iMac for Dummies” books….
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