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.
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.