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Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Okay, this could be a problem. I'm sitting in a park while my young'uns play on a playground, and I decided to do a little iPod listening. Turns out that somehow, all of my music and video was erased from my iPhone at the last sync for some reason!

It better be a fluke. At least everything is backed up in itunes.

Huh! The iphone has zropped auto-correcting!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

I am a Phone!

I am typing this on my iPhone, which I decided to buy--8 gig version--as my single gift from my dad's inheritance. He would have approved.

Nonetheless, I think I'll use a real keyboard from now on, although the auto-correct feature is pretty darn sexy.

For someone who never owned a cell-phone before, it's surprisingly addictive to have the Internet in your pocket. The phone, I've hardly used, although I did text-message my brother last night as an experiment.

The horizontal keyboard is a lot easier than the vertical one, and I agree with all the reviewers--why didn't they implement it for more than just Safari?

The mind boggles at the possibilities.

As for the rest of the inheritance, we need to consult a financial adviser.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Back from vacation, in case you're worried (don't laugh, at least one person was). More later...

Monday, July 09, 2007

So! How was YOUR weekend?

On 7/7/07, I went into the hospital for a heart attack.

OK, calm down, I merely suspected a heart attack. What I got was a pinching sensation in my chest and shortness of breath while washing our Chevy Venture in preparation for selling it. What it was, I still don't know; I had never felt anything like it before.

But my EKGs were normal, my chest X-rays were normal, my blood work was normal--my appetite wasn't normal, but that was, y'know, hospital food.

Yes, I spent the night at the local hospital--slept surprisingly well, in fact, considering I had a heart monitor on and a shunt in my wrist (which, oddly, was never actually attached to an IV). And on Sunday, it took so long to get a discharge that I had spent the whole day in bed, not eating much (hospital food!), and when K picked me up around 4:30 P.M. I actually felt worse than I did when I arrived. Not a good advertisement for the hospital, I suppose.

Anyway, it's nothing to worry about. I wish the whole thing hadn't happened. Failing that, I wish I had the talent to write something slightly more evocative about it.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Want an iPhone today?

Better head to Tigard, Oregon, or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, because according to Apple they're the only places in the country that have 'em in stock.