HELP - I need an MA group - LOL!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jjq224, May 19, 2011.

  1. jjq224 macrumors newbie


    May 19, 2011
    You know how some people are addicted to tattoos and some are addicted to piercings? Apparently, I'm addicted to Mac now.

    In February, my mother-in-law wanted a computer (there hasn't been one in the house for over 15 years). So, what does she pick? A MacBook Pro. Of course, I was the one to help set it up - love at first sight. Now, I haven't had much experience with Apples, but knew they were a much better machine and a WAY better OS.

    In March, the primary IDE controller in my PC died, unfortunately taking the HD with it. Now, being A+ and MCSE certified, repairing it would not have been an issue (since I built it 8 years ago), I just didn't have the time - nor the energy - to do so (and I have been wanting to drop MicroCrap for years). So, in spite of the bad economy, I applied for Apple financing and bought an iMac (since the family needed a computer).

    Here it is April, and on the 22nd my wife and I spent the income tax refund to buy a MacBook Pro for our anniversary - LOL! She has been on the iMac more than I have (and she is completely technologically challenged). So, in an effort to be able to learn and enjoy, I now have a portable - or should I say SHE does - she's commandeered the MacBook because (and I quote), "I can watch TV and play".

    I am halfway through Aperture training (want to get certified - I'm a semi-pro photographer) and going to get iLife certified. Hopefully I can get a part-time job teaching at an Apple store.

    So, are there any "Mac Anonymous" groups I can join to help with my new found addiction? I'd hate for the kids to have to eat Ramen noodles to support my habit :(.

    John... :apple:
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    You can search for a Mac users group "MUG" in your area.
  3. jjq224 thread starter macrumors newbie


    May 19, 2011
    Was really looking for a group to help me STOP spending money on my new addiction, not continue to spend money. :p


    (Unfortunately [or fortunately], the local MUG group meets the same night as my Boy Scout Troop meeting - since I am the Scoutmaster, I kinda have to be there. :rolleyes:)

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