I may be getting a little too tech-y for my own good.
For the record, even though it looks like it in this picture, I'm not an Apple snob. My first laptop, a gift from my parents five years ago, was an iMac. I LOVED it, mostly because Apple designs are easy for people like me - who aren't actually all that tech-y - to use. And because I loved my iMac, I went with an iPhone when Tom finally convinced me to join the 21st century and trade in my old-school cell phone for a smart phone. (I'm always a little behind new waves of technology - I recall telling a few friends during my freshman year of college that I wasn't going to worry about learning to email because I was pretty sure it wouldn't catch on.)
And now, my beloved first iMac is knocking at death's door. Only one program can be open at a time, the battery is completely shot, the power cord only works about 50% of the time, and I celebrated two birthdays in the time it took for my last batch of pictures to upload. It was necessary to purchase a new computer before the old one died, and I decided to stay with the familiar. You know, since I don't like change.
I'm thrilled to report that my new best friend and I are already very happy together.