Friday, April 8, 2016

A Fairy-tale Weekend

Once Upon a Time....

Michael was having problems with her iPhone. You see, Michael isn't exactly keen on drinking the Apple Kool-Aid. She likes and uses the products, but she's not admittedly on Team iPhone. 

One day she wanted to add a meditation album to her phone. This should be easy, she thought. She'd simply connect the phone to the laptop, add the tracks, sync it up and be good to go. Apparently technology had other plans. 

iTunes was not recognizing the iPhone connection. Rather, the laptop was viewing the phone as a USB device. This was a new problem among the others she had been having. This meant a trip to the Apple-Land was in order. Michael dreaded going to the Apple-Land because she knew it would be overcrowded and, most likely, fruitless. She went anyway. 

After having to reschedule her appointment because she was walking out the door 10 minutes before it was scheduled, she drove to the mall and walked around to kill an hour. She even tried on clothes she knew she shouldn't be buying at this time. Fortunately for her wallet, nothing fit just right.

At 11:40 Michael entered the gates of Apple-land. She was hoping that the wizard would be able to resolve all her issues. After an hour and a half of trying to fix things with the iTunes connection, Michael decided it wasn't that important since she's an avid Spotify user. Instead, she chose to fix the other, more irritating issues at hand. Unfortunately, this meant completely restarting her phone. 

As she reluctantly handed over her phone and pressed the dreaded reset button, Michael realized one thing. Maybe Apple isn't so terrible. The thing that was being embedded into her brain by the fabulous wizard (also named Michael) was that if she had a Mac, some of these issues wouldn't be happening. It really was a beautiful thing. 

She decided to travel to Mactopia and give them a try for herself. She immediately fell in love with the 21.5 screen of the iMac. The Magic Mouse would require training. The Air was smooth and pretty, super easy to use, but a 13" screen was disappointing. All in all, Michael left knowing that a Mac was in her future. 

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After returning from Apple-Land and foraging for food, she decided to take a bath. She found all her best candles with soothing scents. The Lemon Mint Tea she had recently purchased was a must. She ran the water, lit the candles, and stepped in. The water was less than steaming hot. Not to mention that she barely fit. This was not your standard sized tub. She also found that the body wash she had added for bubbles didn't mix in at all. Instead, she was looking at little blobs of Dove floating around the bottom of the tub. 



Not one to be deterred she put on a meditation track and decided to chill out. After an excruciatingly long 6 minutes, she said, fuck this, as the water had cooled drastically, and took a hot shower instead. 

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The next day it was incredibly windy. Her plans of going for a nice long walk would now require all the layers. The same layers that she has begun packing up for the season because it was April and Mother Nature needed to get her shit together and start pulling sunshine out of her ass.

Upon returning from her walking quest, Michael decided to take care of the tedious task of updating, her contacts. 6... hours... later the job was done.

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The moral of this little tale is:

  1. Michael is still sampling the Kool-Aid and she may have finally found a flavor she likes;
  2. No matter how tedious the task, she will undertake it;
  3. Layers always win
  4. Michael needs to date a basketball player and all her tub problems will be over.

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