Melinda + Mac

I made the "switch." I am currently typing on my new MacBook! This has been a yearlong decision-making process. My 5 year old laptop is not going to make it much longer. Replaced the fan 2 or 3 times and the keyboard 2 times. Then it just started shutting off due to overheating.

Last night I turned on Mac for the first time. WOW! Worked immediately. Currently I am running on the battery only and it is working like it is plugged in and hooked up. No laptop I have works this well on the battery. Another Mac user also has the ability to "take over" my screen and make changes and show me how to do things. Thanks Scott for helping me last night. I look forward to more help and the questions and adventures to come.


  1. I'm so happy for you! May this be the beginning of a long, happy relationship between you and your Mac.

    Some people name their Macs... Will you be one of them?

  2. Hi Melinda,

    I just wanted to make sure that you were invited to our education "Blogger Summit". We hope you can make it and feel free to share this invitation with any other bloggers in the area that might be interested. The invitation is attached below.

    ED In '08 Blogger Summit


    Strong American Schools is excited to announce the ED in '08 Blogger Summit. Conference details are as follows:

    May 14th - 15th
    Palomar Hotel, Washington DC
    Registration is Free!

    An opening reception is scheduled on the evening of Wednesday, May 14th. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served before the screening of a new documentary film on education, Two Million Minutes. A Q&A session with the filmmakers is set to follow.

    Then join us for an all-day conference on May 15th. Nowhere else will you have an opportunity to meet and network with fellow education bloggers, participate in panels, attend workshops, and help tackle some tough questions on the state of education in America.

    Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP today!

    Register at http://edin08.com/bloggersummit/

  3. Thanks for the invite and the agenda looks great! Unfortunately I am 8 months pregnant and cannot travel. I would love to be able to attend virtually if anyone will be live-blogging or video taping anything. Hope to be able to go to conferences next year.

  4. Hey Melinda, glad you made the choice! Good luck, you have lots of support when you need it.

  5. Melinda

    Hope the birth went well both baby and MAC. We have only MACS in our house and we love them.