11.21.2013

More Apple Stuff

I don't read nearly as much as I used to.  Months ago Mj was showing me all these free books I could get on Amazon.  I found one I liked and then he didn't save it so he went searching for it and found it again.  I don't know what the point was.  I don't have a Kindle and chances are I wasn't going to go out and buy the book in the store.  I should have known that he would make sure I'd get to read that book.

I posted this pic on Instagram and got 17 likes. That's a lot of likes for me.  I normally don't get enough likes to group it together so that it says 17 likes.  You know what I mean?  I usually only have enough so that each one is listed individually.  Anyways.   I may not be very popular but Apple is.  They make stuff that people really like.  Yes, it's expensive.  Yes, they piss people off the way they dole out their new release functions piece by piece to induce customers to shell out money to upgrade to the next best thing.   They are innovative and they make quality products so people line up for everything they have to sell. 

I wasn't always an Apple person.  When Mj met me I had a broke down desk top PC on it's last legs and a $40 cell phone bill from T-Mobile.  I actually really liked that phone.  It was not a smart phone but it was my first cell phone with color on the screen and I liked the way it slid up and down to talk and access the keyboard.  My three years old desktop was slowing down on me and I was stressing out about the cost to renew my anti virus protection.  I renewed it that year but I didn't have to the next because Mj knocked my socks off and sent me a MacBook for my Birthday while he was deployed in Kosovo.  I still remember how exciting and revolutionary it felt to sit on my bed and compute at the same time.  I would have never bought a Mac.  They are too expensive and I am resistant to change.  With an Apple head for a  husband it definitely helped make the transition easier and I found using a Mac is actually pretty simple.

That year my slider phone stopped working and Mj found me a cheapo hot pink razor phone on e Bay to replace it.  Oh, how I despised that phone.  I hated it so much I smashed it to bits with a hammer when I got a new one.  You can see that here.  It was totally non functional and I can't believe how many people had been chomping at the bit to get it in their hot little hands when they first came out.  Why?  It was the worst phone ever.  People used to laugh because Mj had an i phone and I had a crap phone.  That year he surprised me with an iPhone for Christmas.  I said good bye to my crappy razor phone, hello to the smart phone world of Apple and never looked back.  It's the only kind I've ever owned since and it's been perfect for me.

I'm cheap frugal, especially when it comes to technology.  I'm just not willing to spend a lot of money on things I barely understand how to operate anyways.  I'd rather shop.  I probably would have never invested in a Mac and it would have taken me a lot longer to give up that cheap cell phone bill and finally get a smart phone.  I was just thinking that every Apple thing I've ever owned came from Mj and then I remembered my iPod.  That was my first Apple purchase.  Figures it's the one thing I don't use anymore.

Me, with an iPad mini?  It sure is cute but, I don't NEED an iPad.  And that's where Mj comes in.  He's so thoughtful about making sure I have what I need and want even if I won't do it for myself.  He has one and he wanted me to have one too.  He decided to make it an early Christmas present so I can use it when we go on vacation after Thanksgiving.  The day he decides to bring it home just so happens to be the one fluke of a day I got off early and beat him home so it kind of threw off his plans to have it all set up for me.

I love this man to pieces and I am thankful for him every day of my life.  Not just when he's buying me stuff from Apple. 

15 comments :

Ariel @ Dreams To Do said...

Lucky girl! We love our iPad. Especially since our tv died, now we watch everything on the iPad and MacBook. Apple snob here. :) oh, and I also get excited on the rare occasion when my IG likes clump together. I will go follow you now.

VintageLoveandPhotographs said...

Aww that is very sweet! I'd flip if my husband bought one though on his own though. I'm frugal as well but the Ipad is worth it's money though :)

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

I'm slowly converting my husband into an Apple man. A couple of years ago, I used to do tech support for Apple for their phones, and then later their computers. I've had my Macbook for about 5 years, but my husband hates it because he can't get used to it and says it is "different." He bought me an iPad for Christmas for one year and was hooked. He then got one for himself. It was the same with the iPhones too.

jackie jade said...

aww that's so sweet he gets you stuff that you knows you want/need but won't buy for yourself. I can be cheap with technology stuff too. I finally got an iphone this year though and it's awesome.
-- jackie @ jade and oak

A Life Less Traveled said...

My husband converted me to Apple. Early in our relationship the only Apple product I owned was an iPod and still had a PC laptop. That laptop always had problems and I ended up having to use his Mac. I slowly fell in love and now own a Macbook of my own. I love it more than I probably should.

Courtney B said...

He is so sweet!
I agree, Apple knows how to bring in the $$! But it also proves that they have great product! I have an iPhone and LOVE it! But Eric wants an iPad and I don't think we need one. Phone and a laptop is all I need!

Amy said...

Looks like the hubster is keeping ya current in this techie world of ours! I have yet to make the jump to Apple but I probably am not far behind you!

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

Aw how cute is he?? It's not about what the lady needs, it's all about what she WANTS! Keeper status honey!

xo-Julie
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Brittany said...

WOOHOO!!! You are going to LOVE it. Zach bought me an ipad for my birthday several years ago and I felt the same way...I don't really need this thing and it cost too much money. But I have absolutely loved it; best present he ever gave me. I'd say MJ is a keeper!

Splendor said...

I'm frugal with technology also and usually stay in my comfort zone.

LV said...

That is so sweet of your guy:-) I can be cheap in buying techy gadgets, but I am all for unexpected gifts!

Faith said...

That MJ sure is a keeper :)

I was the same way, very happy with my non-smart phone. Sean did not understand and bought me the iPhone and I've never looked back. I don't think I ever will there is just something so special about Apple products.

For my birthday Sean bought me a kindle. I was like, really? I don't need this but guess who is obsessed now. I'm going to purchase Divergent and read that soon.

Fran said...

Lucky, lucky girl! My husband wants one so bad haha

Whitney Cypert said...

I was the exact same way before I married Garrett. I had one of those old Nokia phones that everyone jokes is indestructible lol. But hey it worked. And you know what? When I finally upgraded and got a Razr, I hated it. Such a piece of junk. I also had a PC until we were married and he had a Mac. When that died we bought a brand new Mac laptop and it hasn't had one little hiccup. Apple products really are great.

April Ronnecke said...

Aww how sweet! My Fiance bought me an Ipad earlier this year and I loooooooooooove it to pieces. It's so convenient. I thought I would never be one of those apple people but I am now lol! Oh yeah I had that crappy pink razor too. Oh how I hated that thing!

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