I have definitely decided: the iPhone is amazing. The whole "smart phone" concept took a lot of selling for me, because I really just wanted a phone to be, well, a phone. But I didn't have the first clue about how absolutely useful it would to have the rest of the features all in the same device. Keeping organized has never been so easy! Most useful for forgetful me is that little ding going off to let me know about a meeting or appointment (that, of course, I'd forgotten all about). It's my camera, my alarm clock, my calendar, my entertainment (Wurdle, anyone?), my contact manager, my calculator, my email reader (in a pinch), my text messager (usually from family), my iPod (which I use mostly when working out) and yes, my phone. And all of that inside such a tiny device! It does much more besides, but those are the ones I've been using it for. The $30 extra a month was a bitter pill to swallow, but I think over all it has very worth while.
And I'm absolutely in love my MacBook again - I upped my RAM the other day (and Cindi's on the iBook). WOW. It needed that. I'm at 4 gigs now, and it is flying - even in Parallels. Why do I have to use Parallels, you ask. Only one reason: Lutheran Service Builder. With the publication of the Mac engine for Libronix, I've migrated both Luther's Works and Concordia over to the Mac side and the program has worked flawlessly for me. If only Builder came in a Mac build! Pr. McCain tells me it would be too costly. Sigh. So for the meantime, I've got Parallels up and running and I've basically been able to leave it on constantly - the speed penalty for having it open is entirely gone now. Sweet indeed!
Okay, enough Geeky nonsense. Except for one final word: Apple, you are amazing!