So, if you were a working writer with multiple huge deadlines this week, and a new Mac Pro and 30″ Cinema Display showed up on your doorstep this morning, would you:

a) smile happily, put the unopened boxes in a corner, go back to work, and set up the new equipment over the weekend once you had met your deadlines,


b) squeal like a preteen girl at a Hannah Montana concert, rush the stuff up to your office, take geeky unboxing photos, set up the new machine, reinstall all of your software and documents, and hope that you can stay up late enough to make up for the roughly 4 hours of lost productivity in an already overscheduled day.

If you answered “a”, then I applaud you and your highly disciplined work ethic. I also herby revoke your nerd card and offer my gratitude that you’re not my writing partner.

posted 10/7/08 at 12:23pm to Mac nerdery, Me me me, Writing · 4 replies · »

4 replies to “Priorities”

  1. Kalli said:

    I’d take b) except that masturbation was conspicuously absent from that option.

    Oct 7, 2008 at 5:52pm
  2. Josh Hopkins said:

    I agree with Kalli on this one. The people furiously demand masturbation. Congrats on your new office center piece.

    Oct 9, 2008 at 11:27pm
  3. John T. Hoffoss said:

    Ideally, I’d plug in the 30 incher and finish with all that wonderful real estate. Then I’d use Apple’s migration assistant to move all my shit for me.

    Realistically, B.

    Oct 16, 2008 at 9:00am
  4. Muriel said:

    What the shit. B.

    I don’t know how else to stress my answer, but to write how the letter B sounds.

    Oct 19, 2008 at 9:07pm

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