I just got my first Mac on Friday, after giving blood at Children's hospital (My good deed for the day ). After work I head to the Apple store on my bike. Mind you this is in Boston and as soon as I get there the rain starts to just pound (We have been under-water up here for like a week now). Now I am going into my third year of college and I am relatively financially independent. Although I will readily admit I still live at home over the summers and my parents do pay for my education (A fact that I do not take lightly and I am extremely appreciative for) but I pay for all my own personal expenses. I had asked my Dad to come along with me when I went to purchase the Macbook pro due to the fact that he has been a long time Mac afficionado and I just thought it would be fun if we both went. So in the store (Which was like packed because of the 3GS release that day) we finally got a specialist and ordered the mac and got a free Ipod touch to give to mom. I was just about to hand my card over to the specialist when my dad asked if I was sure I wanted to put it on my card. I know my mom and dad like to put things on their card because they have one of those points systems going so I offered to let my dad put it on his card and I would cut them a check. He agrees and we head home. Home ended up being hell in a hand basket because my grandparents were with us and between their health issues I was running around all night and didn't get to open my laptop until later that night at which point I give my Mom her present. Now on the part of the Mac I have to say I was amazed. The lattery lasted me well over 7 hours on a single charge and I am like a full convert to Mac now Then last night when me and my parents headed out to dinner I mentioned that when we got back to the house I had to remember to write them the check. My Mom simply refused to take the check from me and would not accept any of my offers to either pay them back or even split the cost with them(Exceedingly generous of her but it has left me feeling like a total idiot and very very embarrassed) Now for that QUESTION: How do you guys open/close your unibody MBPs? I find it very very difficult to open the case when it is laying flat on a counter. I can't seem to get the body to stay down when I lift up on the screen unless I jam my thumbnail into the crack between the two. Does anyone else find it hard to open a MBP when it is on a flat surface infront of you?