So perhaps something good can come out of my Apple obsession...

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  1. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

    ZiggyPastorius

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    Hey, guys. I took my very first visit to an Apple Store today. I went to the Briarwood Mall Apple Store in Ann Arbor, about an hour and a half from me. My girlfriend and I spent about four hours there (she went with me, but I was the enthused one...) It was great. Though it did make me even more anxious to get my iPhone. Anyways, I stopped at Godiva Chocolatier while I was at the mall, and they handed us these little scratch off cards for a chance to win some stuff...I won a $50 Visa gift card to anywhere (that accepts Visa)! I tried to donate to Macrumors (again), but the gift card was denied (again). Anybody have any idea how I should spend the $50?

    Edit: For the hell of it, here are a few pics from my visit :)

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  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Congrats on your iPhone. whats that little pin thing on the back?
     
  3. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    lol, no, I didn't get an iPhone. Don't get that 'til next month or March...That's the little security thing so people don't steal them from the store.

    I did get a $50 gift card, though, for free, so I need something to spend it on.
     
  4. Telp macrumors 68040

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  5. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Heh, I considered buying more stuff from the iTunes store, but I don't have any apps for my iPod or songs or anything I need right now...and the iPhone will probably be my next major Apple purchase, as I already have two iPods, a Macbook, and a Mighty mouse and keyboard.

    Edit: So, basically, I'm trying to think outside of Apple for atleast a few minutes :p
     
  6. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Your GF was good enough to deal with your 4-hour geekfest at the Apple Store? And you've not heard about it, or caught an elbow in the ribs?

    My friend, you've got a gem of a girlfriend there. Use the Visa (at least part of it) to get her something nice! She deserves it...:D
     
  7. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Agreed, treat her, I don't treat my girlfriend as much as I should, and sometimes I really regret it later on...
     
  8. apsterling macrumors 6502a

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    My sentiments exactly.
     
  9. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If only you knew :eek: Everyone tells me I have one of the best girlfriends they've ever seen. She puts up with my crap all the time (mainly music and Apple products), and yes, I was glad she came and put up with me at the Apple store. She did call me a fanboy quite a bit, though, which I never denied. I'm not sure what I would get her. I got her a graphics tablet for her birthday, and I'm getting her an iPod Nano for Christmas...I bought food for us today, plus I do stuff for her all the time. If I think of something she may want, I'll do it, but she doesn't tell me anything. I even asked her to tell me what she'd like to do sometime (Similar to my spending a day at the Apple store), she wouldn't even tell me. Frustrating :( But it's okay.

    Edit: It may be important to note that the whole trip was to go to the Apple store...it wasn't a trip where I suddenly decided to stay at the Apple store. She chose to go knowing we'd be spending atleast 3-5 hours there.

    Edit 2: May as well add another or two :D

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  10. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    And the great circle of life goes on and on. I married that girl, 28 years ago. "If I tell you what I want, it doesn't count." LOL, I am so there.

    Yeah, it can be frustrating. No, the rules of logic don't always apply.

    But it's worth it. Keep surprising her. Keep each other happy!
     
  11. BlackSnow macrumors regular

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    One, there is nothing good about an obsession even if it is Apple. Two, if she knew what was going to happen when you two went, why would she complain and/or hurt you? I say spend it on her if you want, but if she said she doesn't want anything, don't get her something.
     
  12. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Why the hostility? I'm not confused trying to think of what to buy her. I'm just seeing what everyone recommends I spend my $50 I won on. Anyways, I've already decided to get a laptop bag for my Macbook. Also, "passion," is probably a better word than obsession. Everyone has things they're passionate about, and without passion no one would be learning about things, having jobs they love, et cetera. I have a passion for music and Apple products...doesn't mean I'm an apologist, doesn't mean my mental stability is being thrown off, I just derive joy from their products...as do many people, thus this forum.
     
  13. BlackSnow macrumors regular

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    What hostility? I'm passionate Apple products too, but obsession isn't a good thing, even if it is Apple. And is Apologist a real term or did you just make it up?
     
  14. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    apologist |əˈpɒlədʒɪst|
    noun
    a person who offers an argument in defense of something controversial

    In this [colloquial] context, it means someone who vehemently defends Apple, no matter what choice they make, good or bad. As I said, perhaps obsession isn't the best word. I'm not obsessed, per se, but I do love their products.
     

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