July 23, 2004

I luv U, Fed Ex

I love Fed Ex. I do. I love that you can type a tracking number into their website and see a package listed, follow it from state to state, imagine it riding the back of a truck, maybe peeking out the tailgate at rest stops curiously, wondering where it is, where it'll land. (Hey, it's my imagination, I can anthropomorphize a box if I want.)

Mostly, I love Fed Ex because right now, this very minute, there is a shiny new PowerBook in one of those millions of boxes flooding through the sorting facilities and transfer points. This one in particular, this computer in this box, it's MINE. Paid for by my photo gig last week. Due to arrive here Monday. Right now it's in Shanghai, which I'm guessing means that as of last week, it didn't exist, that it was picked up at the factory, maybe boxed while still warm from the soldering iron. Just-baked. Mine.

I like Fed Ex a whole lot right now.

I'll like it even more Monday.

Posted by Tamar at July 23, 2004 08:40 PM

Congratulations, my friend! I do pray you decided to spring for the AppleCare extended warranty; as these machines advance farther, faster, they become ever more thoroughbreds, apt to throw a tantrum when you need it most. But what lovers, what second souls they are in hhe meantime!

Chris, who types this on a borrowed computer while waiting for her iBook to come back from its 5th service call

Posted by: Chris at July 24, 2004 04:52 AM

Didja get the 15"? I didn't get mine BTO, but I am loving it just the same.

Posted by: Brad at July 25, 2004 12:31 PM

Brad, yes, the 15". Complete with Super Drive. Replacing a Pismo. I'm soooo looking forward to this! It went from Shanghai to Indianapolis and is now sitting in a sorting facility in LA. Woo!

Chris, this'll be my fifth PowerBook (started with the PowerBook 100!) and except for the Lombard that had a Damian-induced liquid infusion and then a dumb tech who turned it on still wet and killed it, all the computers have been absolutely fine, no problems whatsoever. Same w/ Dan's TiBook. Sadly, I'd say you have a lemon...

Posted by: Tamar at July 25, 2004 12:45 PM