John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

My knee is killing me. Actually, it's right above the knee in the tendon. Or is it the ligament? Which one attaches muscles to bones? Anyway, fortunately the joint itself doesn't hurt, because I've been faithful about taking my Triflex (glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM; I get it from GNC), but I'm having trouble walking on it. I've been sitting around too much in a funny position that's probably hyperextended it.

Mary and I had lunch yesterday with a friend of ours. We had originally scheduled it for the week between Christmas and New Year's, but Mary wasn't feeling well. The friend is getting ready to put her house on the market, and brought me a bunch of old Writer's Digests and another magazine that I hadn't seen, The Writer's Chronicle. So, if we go out for coffee today, I might bring those with me and browse through them. That's what Mary and I do: we go out together and ignore each other. The joys of 29 years (in two weeks) of marriage.

I'm figuring out the Mac as I go along. In many respects it's just like what I've used before, but I like the way it's organized better, and I'm really getting to like things like the dashboard. I'm still in kind of a honeymoon period with it, I guess, where I haven't loaded a bunch of software onto it and used up the entire hard drive. I have the two hard drives from the old computer in external cases. I managed to blow away the contents of one of them, and now I can't figure out how to get it formatted so that I can use it for external storage, so I'm afraid to touch the other one (the original C: drive from the old computer that still contains a lot of data that I may or may not want later). I hope I haven't FUBARed the one disk (it wouldn't be a major disaster if I lost it, just a minor inconvenience), but I certainly don't want to do the same to the one that still has good data on it. At some point I'm going to set aside some time and go through the books that I've bought to figure out how this thing really works and what I can do to make it work better. (Now there's a terrifying proposition.)

So, I'm off to start the day. Be good.
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