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This Mac person let the Xbox in.

In Product, relationship, TV watching on March 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm

In 2007, after a long relationship with Dell, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft, I gave up the PC world for the bulk of my home and office computing for two primary reasons:  1)  I was sick of viruses and someone telling me to go to an external site and find the patch, then pick whatever version of whatever office product was sick.  By the time I got there, I was so irritated and just “done”, and 2) I am in love with the visual nature of all things Apple.

My PowerBook (now a MacBook) was just more pleasing to the eye, and as I launched my own business and spent

countless hours on the computer, I just wanted it to be a more visually beautiful place to be for long periods of time.

Flash forward to 2008; I met Richard.  A PC personified.

Through the courtship, the engagement, the moving-in, and our current marriage, we are always at odds in a Mac-PC relationship.

Flash forward to 2010:  I watch him get excited about Windows 7, etc., but I still have no desire to switch.

Although one might say the wii is more aligned with the Mac mentality, I have to admit that I’m one Mac person who is grateful for the Xbox.

Sure, I was kind of forced into it (see earlier blog posts).  Sure, I resisted.

Today, two years after changing my ways, for better or for worse, I find myself celebrating Zune VideoMarketplace, my favorite feature out of this whole thing.

As I battle the recession as a small business owner, just like everyone else, I find my need for entertainment has increased so I can clear my brain at the end of the day.  Dumb shows relax me.  And there is so much to choose from now.   Sometimes I transport myself to bigger cities I adore in shows that feature that city (a la Sex And The City).

I finished Gossip Girl.

I am caught up with The City.

It’s cold in Seattle still, so I’ve gone back to day one with The Hills.

My husband thinks I’m wasting hours of my life.  I’m sure he’s right, but I don’t think he’s really in a good position to lob this comment.  After all, he put the Xbox in my life…