I slept in. It felt goood. And so is breakfast. Alas, The Tamara is in recovery mode and nuked herself a glass of chicken noodle soup, leaving me to consume a kind of mixed-grill (bacon, ground sirloin, three kinds of Italian preserved meats) scramble with potato, onion and Anaheim pepper. With plenty of coffee!
Another nice toy arrived yesterday -- well, I found out via e-mail USPS had tried to deliver it the evening before and left a note, which must have promptly been whisked away by either the breeze or a late-sleeping malefactor; the Postal Service has a slick online presence that allowed me to set it up for pick-up and produced a claim-check I could print out. With that and ID, I was able to get the package early yesterday -- and the postal worker was quick, friendly and efficient. His peers appeared to have similar attitudes. E-commerce may have breathed new life into the old zombie and, Spooner help me, I can't say I object: the staff no longer seems to be mired in misery and pleased to spread it.
Ah, but what was in the box?
This thing with a screen, perched on the Qwerkywriter:
Q10* and the writerly goodness of Scrivener, and I suppose there might be some way to get my paid-for Word2010 on the thing.
I can't deny that this somewhat extravagant purchase was motivated by my recent eye problems. As was the "designated driver" screwdriver.
* Per the programmer: "Q10 will clean your kitchen, walk your dog and make excellent coffee.
Well, not really. But it's really good as a full-screen text editor." Which it is. I do dislike the typing sound, but there's a mute button. IMO, it's even better than the excellent no-distraction text editor in Scrivener. But bear in mind that I used PerfectWriter and WordStar when they were respectively CP/M and DOS programs, and loved them.
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