I celebrated last night. Why? Why not?
I celebrated my knee feeling a little better, hopefully it will become 100% pain free again soon.
I celebrated my Apple package arriving.
I celebrated being finished with my antibiotics.
I celebrated by making a holiday mashup dinner of leftover “Thanksgiving Casserole” and a very large glass of GlÃ¼hwein, a traditional warmed mulled wine consumed in Germany during Christmas time.
It was good, and there was some rejoicing.
I watched the last two episodes of “The Queen’s Gambit” last night. I’m not sure they stuck the ending, but enjoyed it overall. I find it interesting that the lead actress has wide-set eyes (as do I), a feature not generally considered to be desirable.
Last night I also watched a YouTube video where the woman made Dan Dan Noodles, using chicken since she is Indian and doesn’t eat beef. Oh how I miss being able to meet anything under the sun.
Finally I set up my new HomePod Minis as a stereo pair. As has been the case for awhile, Apple’s setup process was nothing less than miraculous. Within ten minutes both speakers were plugged in (not an elegant solution), configured, and playing music. My amazement took a hit attempting to play music, the use case for which I purchased these. I asked Siri to play the Holiday playlist in my Apple Music (nÃ©e iTunes) library, she couldn’t; fail. I asked Siri to play the Charlie Brown Christmas album by Vince Guaraldi Trio, she could; success. The music sounded good enough for me; success. After the album completed I asked Siri to play classical Christmas music, one speaker switched music but the other continued playing Vince Guaraldi; fail. I asked Siri to stop, only one speaker obeyed; fail. I tried overriding the music by directly streaming from my iPhone, it couldn’t connect to,the speakers; fail. At that point I realized that there was a software update available for the HomePods so I updated them. By the time the update completed I was ready for bed so I made no further tests. Needless to say, Apple still has work to do.
Today is my last work day of 2020.
I’ll celebrate that tonight.
Stay warm, stay healthy, be happy. Remember, Santa comes next week.