May 30th, 2018


Late, but I had a nap

Up way late this morning, at work before the rest of the building, though. Boss canceled this week's syncs, so no need to go to Hole 2.

Beat up on YouTube pre-release, added another show-stopper to that bug report. Had fun playing videos of Thailand beaches, using pre-release on one device and released version on another. The difference is obvious.

Lunch was a tub of tuna salad and fruit.

Costco after work, looking for chicken liver but they didn't have any. They did have some other things on my shopping list. Love the huge Korean ribs. Nothing is priced better than the other supermarkets anymore, I didn't buy much because of that. No point in buying in bulk if it's the same price or higher than buying for one.

On to Piazza's, where they had paté, which is good enough. I may try a Chinese market later for chicken livers.

Home, Spot met me at the door, up on the laundry room counter. Spook is still in hiding.

Still dragging from the weekend, took a nap for about 45 minutes, then heated up one of the ribs and the last batch of onions & mushrooms. Fruit, but strawberries needed an ice cream chaser.

First thing this morning there was email from BofA with suspected fraudulent charges. Yup, someone used my Apple account to subscribe to some Chinese in-app cloud services on an iPhone. I haven't had any Apple gear for years. Bank insisted on canceling the card and will send a new one, meanwhile I logged into Apple, removed all the $$ info from my account, deleted all the connected devices and deleted the account. Tonight I emailed their support asking them to remove the cloud accounts.

Watched PTI, which was more fun than usual with NHL and NBA both heading into championships. Also watched the first hour of The Bachelorette, where they were way more diverse in their bachelor choices than they needed to be. One guy really stood out for me. Handsome NFL player who retired young due to injuries, and started a foundation to help kids who have one of those dread diseases. It started with him helping a young cousin with the same affliction.

Plans for tomorrow:
Maybe Chinese grocery

Hole Foods FTL

Late to work, there was a small project from Boss, a bug to try to repro on other machines. Took about an hour, then nada. Lunch was PNB mixed with J, fruit for dessert.

Two phone calls. One from a consulting firm offering me a FTE job at a real salary. Online interview tomorrow morning.

Second from a long time friend in Seattle, used to folkdance together, friend of my Israeli sister, a nurse who was working here when I first moved here. We had exchanged email and I told her the pacemaker story. She had some heart foo of her own. She agrees my Cardiologist sounds whacked.

Missed a call from AG, will call him back, his B'day is Friday.

After work off to Whole Foods, got some chicken livers which took some hunting because they are packaged by a 3rd party and hidden in a refrigerator with the labels facing away. Butcher couldn't understand why two of us couldn't understand (a) where he was sending us and (b) why they don't make their own tubs of it. Strange but true the price was low.

Also found a pile of my favorite sheep milk soft cheese. Bought two packets.

At the check-out there were signs everywhere about discounts for Prime customers. I am one. I showed my amazon app, but they wanted the WF app linked to it. No discount for me today. :-(

Home, Amazon echo was delivered, as were the two spare lens caps, and a pair of 2018 America The Beautiful quarter sets from the US Mint. One goes to my youngest sister (her birthday is in June). Been doing that since they started the collection.

Spot raced into the bedroom as usual, I closed the door, lured Spook out from under the guest room futon, and put her in the piano room cat tree. Spot then got tossed into the guest room, which has food, water and a litterbox. It dawned on me last night as Spot was clawing at my back that I had the roles reversed. It's Spook's house. Spot needs a time-out for his bullying and over-eating.

I cleaned the water fountain in the kitchen, it needed it.

Dinner was split pea soup from WF and pre-cooked bacon from Costco cut into small pieces. Yummy. Nuked some strawberries and scooped chocolate ice cream on top. Watched PTI and Below Decks. Felt my chest tighten, pulse of 131.

Turns out I don't need the Echo. The dot will command the Tivo, I just had to wait till today to be able to pair it.

Plans for tomorrow:
Drop off the rent