Birds, Bees, and MBPs
When a mommy and a daddy love each other very very much, like my wife and I, sometimes they have a life-changing event which starts with a very simple conversation, like, “Honey, do you think we should get a new MacBook Pro?”
At least, that’s what happened in our family.
One night, we were just laying there together in bed. All the kids were asleep. I turned toward my wife and softly said, “What would you think if we got a new MacBook Pro?”
She got a bit of a twinkle in her eye as she turned and snuggled in toward me. ”Why do you want one?”
“Well, I’ve been thinking, pretty much it is time for me to get a decent laptop. Even though I don’t want to spend the money, and even though we are trying to do the Dave Ramsey Dance, I think it is holding my career back. I don’t think it is wise to continue without one. I think it is an investment that we need to make in my career,” I said in the most romantic way possible.
She kind of bit her lower lip, then said, “Well, why are you thinking of a MacBook Pro?”
“Their laptops are simply the best hardware available,” I explained seductively. ”I would dual-boot it with Boot Camp so it ran Snow Leopard in one partition and Windows 7 Ultimate in the other partition. Then I could create a domain-joined account in the Windows 7 partition with a separate virtual drive that holds all of the company data that I can protect with BitLocker. That way I can use my laptop to work remotely and also have excellent Mac hardware. I’m getting excited just thinking about it.”
“Oooooh, baby, I love it when you talk to me like that. Let’s do it!” she said. So with that, we turned off the lights and went to sleep.
Some time later, the long-awaited day came. I was at work when my wife called. ”Honey, it is time,” she said. ”The MacBook Pro is here.”
I rushed home to this:
I must admit it didn’t look like much. But I know that true beauty lies within. Within the box, I mean.
Sure enough, we didn’t have to wait long before the laptop started making its way out.
We decided to name him Steve, for obvious reasons.