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July 13th, 2013


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08:03 am
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.

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From:snapes_angel
Date:July 13th, 2013 04:36 pm (UTC)
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It doesn't sound like a particularly smart phone, then, does it? Files... ;)
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 14th, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
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Well, it's smart enough. It's punishing me for not buying from iTunes, I suppose.
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From:snapes_angel
Date:July 14th, 2013 03:20 pm (UTC)
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iTunes is always punishing me for not subscribing to them. :3
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 14th, 2013 03:24 pm (UTC)
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About a quarter of my music showed up on the iPhone 5; about a fifth of the books. Everything else was fine.
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From:snapes_angel
Date:July 14th, 2013 03:26 pm (UTC)
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It will eventually catch up, right? We hope.
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 14th, 2013 03:45 pm (UTC)
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I'm working on it.
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From:pxr5
Date:July 13th, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC)
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Happy slightly belated bday!
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 14th, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

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From:maribou
Date:July 13th, 2013 06:38 pm (UTC)
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A belated happiest of happy birthdays to you!
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 14th, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:lacachet
Date:July 13th, 2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
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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 :)
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 14th, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
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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!

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From:mazal_
Date:July 13th, 2013 11:02 pm (UTC)
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Happy birthday and many more!
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 14th, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:luscious_purple
Date:July 13th, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
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Happy Belated Birthday!! I have gotten very bad about recognizing natal anniversaries lately.
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 14th, 2013 03:02 pm (UTC)
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No worries. Thanks!
From:silme
Date:July 14th, 2013 08:47 am (UTC)
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Happy belated birthday, birthday buddy! :)

Sleeping until you're rested? What a foreign concept! I know what you mean.
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 14th, 2013 03:02 pm (UTC)
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Something that might happen five or six times in a year...
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From:sarahmichigan
Date:July 14th, 2013 01:52 pm (UTC)
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Sorry I missed it hope you're having a lovely b-day weekend!
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 14th, 2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
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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...
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