July 13th, 2013
As some of you already know, yesterday was my birthday.
It's more than a half century, but who's counting?
I slept until my body felt refreshed. That's not normal for me. It felt naughty.
After my typical perusal of the Internet, not helped by pop-ups from one website or another, I did my ablutions and then forestcats and I piled into her truck, and went to the Apple Store, a place I rarely visit. We had agreed that it was time to upgrade our smartphones.
We were equipped with iPhone 4s. Not 4Ss, 4s. They were becoming kludgey and slow. We got good service from the Apple guy and a Verizon tech who helped us decide how to configure our plan. It was a good experience. However, they didn't have phone gear we needed to complete the ensemble. For that, we walked a couple blocks to the nearest Verizon store, where I got my belt attachment for the iPhone 5, and my wife got a cover to her liking. While there, they were having a farmers' market, so we picked up some scented soap to add to the joy.
Next? B&N...my Nook cover was falling to pieces from use, and I got a replacement. Then it was Staples, who were having a sale on computers, so I got a laptop for work. Don't ask. It's still in the box; it has to be configured to use with our EMR systems. *Sigh*.
After some puttering at home, we drove into West Hollywood to Gordon Ramsey's restaurant for my birthday dinner. It was tapas-style, and we shared six dishes of which three were excellent, two were good, and one wasn't up to the standard set by the others. Loved it. Dessert was good, too, and overkill. Please note that I ate nothing all day to prepare for this feast. Wow.
Home, I found to my chagrin that the new smartphone didn't load a number of files that the old one had, and I've got a long road reloading them all manually. Ai!!!
I'm on call all weekend, so it's off to work I go.
It doesn't sound like a particularly smart phone, then, does it? Files... ;)
Well, it's smart enough. It's punishing me for not buying from iTunes, I suppose.
iTunes is always punishing me for not subscribing to them. :3
About a quarter of my music showed up on the iPhone 5; about a fifth of the books. Everything else was fine.
It will eventually catch up, right? We hope.
|Date:||July 13th, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC)|| |
Happy slightly belated bday!
|Date:||July 13th, 2013 06:38 pm (UTC)|| |
A belated happiest of happy birthdays to you!
Happy Belated Birthday!
I ran a marquee Happy Birthday to you, in my journal, yesterday, but another one of my friends said it was "messing up" his friends page (???), so I deleted it. I always think it is nice how you post those marquee greetings for everyone :)
I always hope that they amuse the folks celebrated. Occasionally, if I slip up on how I post the marquee, I get complaints, too. Usually, once I know there's a problem, I can edit it properly, but it's happened on occasion that people unfriend me because of my failure. Not to worry.
In any case, thanks for the greeting!
|Date:||July 13th, 2013 11:02 pm (UTC)|| |
Happy birthday and many more!
Happy Belated Birthday!! I have gotten very bad about recognizing natal anniversaries lately.
|Date:||July 14th, 2013 08:47 am (UTC)|| |
Happy belated birthday, birthday buddy! :)
Sleeping until you're rested? What a foreign concept! I know what you mean.
Something that might happen five or six times in a year...
Sorry I missed it hope you're having a lovely b-day weekend!
Not so much. I took the birthday off, but I'm on call and working this weekend.
However, I shall try to be positive about the whole matter...