At that time I was a fairly new owner of a Mac Book Pro; however, my visit to the Apple store on 67th and Broadway was prompted by a suggestion of a colleague, who informed me that Apple had an array of classes as well as training opportunities. Had it not been for her suggestion, I might not have wandered into the glass structure, which I had perceived to be ominous, and my readers may recall this from a previous post, where I wrote about the Apple trainers involved in assisting me in the construction of my on-line brochure via iWeb (my "formal" presentation of my iWeb creation was discussed on this blog in October). Since that time, my learning experiences at Apple have continued to flourish, and I have met additional trainers that have truly taught me remarkable skills which would fill volumes — far too many things to mention in a blog post. I have expressed my sentiments about the 67th Street Apple Store in a prior post honoring Steve Jobs, but today, on my "anniversary," I will be honoring those who have taught me so many skills (as well as the greeters, genius-bar folks, security guards, and "cash wrappers") with a handmade card in my "signature" colors featuring the Apple symbol with the name of each individual on the "stem" (a sample bearing Orlando's name — since he introduced me to the program — can be seen at the top of this post) symbolizing an apple for the teacher.
Influenced by Bette Midler's acceptance speech for an Oscar she received when she stated,"I'd like to thank everybody I ever met . . .", I want to take this opportunity to thank those who have made my experiences of learning aspects of the Mac Book Pro rewarding. In alphabetical order, here they are: Andrea (Andy), Adrian, Al, Alan, Anthony, Cat, Christina, Clinton, Corren, David, Dru, Evelyn, Gerald, Greg C, Greg G, Greg S, Jessica, JD, John I, Johnny, Josh, Juan, K-Lee, Kris, Lee, Lewis, Maggie, Matt, Melissa, Mierelle, Mike, Nina, Orlando, Rose, Sam, Scott, Stephanie E, Stephanie H, Thibaut, Tim L, Tommy, Trey, Vlad, and Yuko.