After doing laundry, eating out (which I shouldn’t have done), and then returning home to put away clean clothes all I wanted to do was sit down and watch Mad Men. I had downloaded the first episode of the final season onto my iPad and dutifully hooked it up to the television. I guess it’s been some time since I watched content at Betsy’s house since the only HDMI/iPad connector I could locate had a “old”-style 30-pin connector on it. No worries, I have a 30-pin/Lightning connector in my possession so I connected everything up in anticipation of seeing what was going to happen to Don Draper in his final season.
And then I saw: “This accessory is not compatible with this iPad.” pop up on the iPad’s screen.
What the fuck? I was using all Apple-branded connectors, with the exception of the HDMI cable, which I used previously with success, and I was seeing this?! After a few attempts I threw my hands up in disgust and watched Mad Men on the iPad. Looks like I’m going to have to shell out another $50 for the updated adapter. It’s a damn good thing that I still own some Apple stock otherwise I’d truly be pissed off today.
Related: Mad Men is getting into the late-1960s, early-1970s when all personal hygiene seemed to have gone out the window.
Bright Light! Bright Light!
The office building’s maintenance crew made their rounds yesterday. I don’t know why they don’t keep a map of all of the people who have specifically requested that the fluorescent bulbs above their desks not be screwed in, but they don’t. I’ll give them a little slack because at least they are doing their job.
With my next-door cubicle neighbor on vacation this week he was not there to remind the maintenance crew, so they promptly screwed in all three of his bulbs. Man was it annoyingly bright in my cubicle yesterday. Even as I type this now I am fighting the glow that is coming over my shoulders. I think I need to invest in a large black cape to block his light from entering my cube. Or, I need to investigate getting a new job before the office moves to Duluth / Norcross / John’s Creek next year as has been increasingly rumored.
That Rain Might Help
I only wish I had been smart enough to put out the garbage bin in addition to the recycling bin last night so that the downpour that passed over Atlanta could have washed the pollen off of it. But I wasn’t, so now I will have a clean recycling bin and a pollen-laden garbage bin.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad the rain came through, especially that late in the evening, because I’m sure that it knocked down and washed away a lot of the pollen that was starting to bloom. Of course rain will encourage more growth and potentially more pollen, but we can deal with that when we get there.
Exercise Today, And Tomorrow?
I’m almost starting to think like a person who is dissatisfied with his weight.
Today I will make all efforts necessary to get in some exercise after work, perhaps a long walk or a visit to this place I’ve heard discussed by others called a “gym”.
Tomorrow I will be packing the bicycle into the M6 and going for a post-work ride, unless the skies open widely with rain, which at the moment is not forecasted.
Wish me well on these endeavors. I don’t say this often, but this is a critical juncture in my life. I want to look much better for my ensuing Midlife Crisis. I can have one of those even if I don’t have a wife to leave for a “trophy” wife, right?