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Archive for July, 2006

The vest of celebrity

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Yesterday was the Dore Alley fair in our neighborhood. It is sort of a practice for Folsom Fair, with many of the same leatherfolk and just plain bizarre people wearing and doing what they will be in September for that event. It is also one one the big weekends for the Bare Chest Calendar guys. […]

Back…But Not For Long

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

I went to the store to pick up the Mac on Tuesday. Despite me telling them not to repair it, they did. So $700 later I had it back at home. Apparently the new system board provides better screen resolution than the old, as my background picture no longer filled the screen. All was going […]

Apple Service Woes

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

I checked on the status of the repairs to my Mac today. I was told they were “waiting for a part”. They could not tell me when the part was expected and seemed unconcerned about the delay. To refresh – I took it in because the hinge on the screen broke, nothing more. I bit […]

Gay Games Report

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

We got to Chicago on Thursday night for Gay Games. I booked a package deal, so we were at a more upscale hotel than we might ordinarily stay. It was a block from, and our room had a view of Marina Towers. In a word, Chicago was…hot. Actually, I was amazed at how clean the […]

An Expensive Setback

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Sunday when I opened the Mac, I heard a ‘crack’. That is not normally a good sound when associated with a computer, so I did a quick inspection and found that one of the hinges on the screen had snapped. Unfortunately, there is no way to replace the hinge by itself because the part that […]

Catching up

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Fortunately John’s incident last week was a false alarm. Guess we’ll have to learn what is and is not serious. We’re starting to get back to ‘normal’ – Friday we went to the half-price ticket booth and went to a local production of Seussical; Saturday there was a friend’s 40th birthday and Sunday was a […]

A return trip too soon

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

John woke up early in the morning to find that he was sweating like last week. His other symptoms didn’t match, but we’re “being safe rather than sorry”, so we made another trip to hospital. Although the EKG and the blood cultures looked good, they decided to admit him for observation and to allow him […]

Good Views

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

This was the first weekend that we didn’t have to think about being home every 8 hours to walk Tasha. We took the scenic drive to Santa Cruz on Sunday, stopping at Alice’s restaurant along the way. The first part of the drive was marked by fog so thick you couldn’t see the valley alongside […]