Good birthday weekend. Even though it rained some, my birthday was unsullied by unseasonal weather. (That's odd. The Mac system spelling dictionary doesn't know the word "unseasonal".)
and navyboy came over for the regular sci-fi Friday repast. They got me with an early birthday gift, a lovely iPod nano! Yay! I've been wanting one of those for ages. We watched the first two X-Men movies on dvd to prepare for the release of X-Men 3 this coming weekend. I didn't notice the first time I saw #2
that the beginning of Jean's metamorphosis was pegged to her exposure to Magneto's mutation machine at the end of #1
. The other thing I found amusing was that any powerful telepath must be stuck in a wheelchair.
Saturday was my birthday. I gave myself a clean house. It looks really nice now. Had some friends over for dinner, and got catering from La Med and a sinful cake from Sweet Desperations. salacious_pop
got me a wonderful set of Evangelion
dvds and a naughty t-shirt, and I also got a gift certificate for the Apple store, just in time to get accessories for the nano.
Sunday I went to the Apple store to trade up my 1G nano to a 4G and get some stuff for it. The hapless drone sold me lanyard earbuds and a case that didn't allow me to plug them in, so I had to go back again Monday to exchange the case. Seriously, why are the Apple store drones so damn clueless? This is the third time in three weeks that someone has told me to buy an item that is incompatible with the thing they knew I needed to plug it into. I keep having to go back to return things!
This week's been going good. Today I got an offer to do some contract programming work, which will be good experience for me and get some positive cash flow so I have more time to chase down a longer-term situation. Plus I get to work with some great people. Now I just need to figure out all the legal and financial crap about doing contract work. Fun fun fun!