What do you do to stay sane...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by daveIT, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. daveIT macrumors member

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    What do you do to stay sane while you wait for your new Mac to arrive?
     
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  3. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    set up a widget countdown timer and wach it, check tracking statues hourly and carefully watch the clock.
     
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  5. daveIT thread starter macrumors member

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    Ugh

    Those last two are a little hard to do on my iMac 266 with OS X 10.2.8...:eek:
     
  6. ozontheroad macrumors 6502

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    post on MacRumors forums :D

    however i am not getting my MBP until January/February (cash flow problem -not enough cash at the moment for a MBP to flow my way-)

    i guess that in Jan/Feb i will join the ranks of the "waiting for the next update" threads.
     
  7. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Refresh my order status every couple hours, and in between, post on MacRumors.com. :D
     
  8. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    Game on my PC (BF2) on my orgasmic 37'' monitor :D
     
  9. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    I lost my sanity looooooong before I clicked the "process order" button. ;) :rolleyes: :eek:
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I am mad and have not ordered a Mac. Not sure if those two are related though...
     
  11. eXan macrumors 601

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    I dont get new Macs often ( :( ) but when I do...

    I just use the one I have at the moment, anxiously waiting for a new one :D
     
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  13. JAT macrumors 603

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    Sanity is an illusion. Not something I've claimed to have for years. (I've got kids)
     
  14. shecky Guest

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    get into heated arguments about nothing really important on macrumors, and call the local apple store twice a day to see if the machine i want is in even tho i am on the waiting list and they will call me when it gets here.
     
  15. makismagoo99 macrumors regular

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    Don't forget to refresh your FedEx tracking page at least every 15 minutes. I should know...I ordered my first Mac last Wednesday! MB 2.0 white, 100GB :) and I can barely take it. To quote Tom Petty, "the waiting is the hardest part."
     
  16. Reaver macrumors 6502

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    put 100 rounds thru my 1911 .45, target practice, hang with friends everyday normal things cause there is nothing that you can do that is going to make your Mac come faster. the only thing you can do it take your mind off of it anyway possible.
     
  17. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Watch videos and TV or listen to radio, play my guitars, take care of pets, cleaning chores, do laundry, naps, post to MacRumors, shop for prices on audio/music gear (doesn't help much) raid refrigerator, make more coffee, chain smoke, it's pretty much hopeless.
     
  18. Begemotik macrumors newbie

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    Grade student papers and think how lovely the grades will look once input. :D
     
  19. Greebazoid macrumors regular

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    I dont order macs... when I want/need one I walk into a store and buy one

    well.. if I can offord it at the time.

    I've bought 3 macs, a 23" monitor, 4GB RAM, a 19" monitor (not apple), 2 BT mice, 2 BT keyboards, 2 cable keyboard, 2 cabled Mighty Mice ... this year

    (yeah, I know - made the switch in a big way)

    My credit card is screaming at me - NO MORE APPLE PURCHASES...

    (does this look like the post of a sane person?)

    (( anyone wanna buy a 2004 model Range Rover? - I could do with an X-Serve at home ))
     
  20. Willis macrumors 68020

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    i peer out of the window in the hope of seeing a big orange lorry outside my gate.

    just never know what time they'll turn up
     
  21. macg4 macrumors 6502a

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    basically do anything to keep ur mind off of it. smoke, eat, actually go to work, sleep, have sex...whatever
     
  22. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    The OP asked what you do to stay sane... ;)
     
  23. prady16 macrumors 6502

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    Start reading threads on how wonderfully cheap Dell's are and then laughing at what those morons are missing out on!
    Thats defined as sanity right? :p
     

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