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KJ ([personal profile] owlmoose) wrote2014-03-05 11:55 pm

Birthday achieved

In contract to last years multi-week extravaganza, I had a nice low-key birthday today: vet appointment in the morning, quiet afternoon at home, dinner out with a few friends. The vet trip was Tori's regular check-up, which now happens every couple of months or so. The news was extremely good -- all of her blood tests came back in the normal range for the first time ever, so we can keep tapering down her meds. Best birthday present I could have gotten.

I did get another gift, for myself: an iPad Mini, dark gray with a bright red cover. Finally, a multi-purpose tablet that's exactly the right size for me to use as an eReader! Is this the moment that I being to shift away from paper books? Perhaps, although I don't expect I'll ever ditch them entirely.

Tomorrow will be another quiet day, and then Friday is the first day of FogCon. Yay, FogCon! If you'll be there, let me know and we can find a time to meet up.
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[personal profile] wordweaverlynn 2014-03-06 08:51 am (UTC)(link)
Happy birthday! Looking forward to seeing you at FOGcon.
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[personal profile] pete_thomas 2014-03-06 04:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Happy birthday! Thank you for sharing your journal with me. Here's to many more months of sharing antics, yes? :)

Enjoy the iPad Mini. They are such fun little gadgets.

What is FogCon?

[personal profile] phdfan 2014-03-06 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Happy Birthday! I'm glad that Tori is getting better!

I've been using a Kindle for years now, and love it to little bits.
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[personal profile] lassarina 2014-03-07 12:46 am (UTC)(link)
Happy birthday! And hurrah for Tori!

One of my favourite things about owning an e-reader (in my case the Kindle, though I do also have a huge iPad 2 that's really too heavy to use as a main e-reader) is downloading fic from AO3. :D (The other is "I can go on vacation with ALL THE BOOKS and my bag doesn't crush my shoulders!!!")
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[personal profile] lassarina 2014-03-07 12:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah. I don't exclusively buy ebooks (authors I really like are still bought in dead-tree) and your comment about DRM made me realize that I mostly buy things that I'm going to go through quickly (YA, romance) and don't necessarily want/need them on my shelves after I'm done. I think I was mostly doing that because of my reading speed + shelf space + my local library is sadly not very SF/F friendly, but I wonder if I was also somewhat thinking of DRM. WHO KNOWS.
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[personal profile] elainegrey 2014-03-07 02:10 am (UTC)(link)
Happy Birthday!
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[personal profile] zen_monk 2014-03-07 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
Yay! Healthy Kitty! Also, iPad mini is perfect size for giant Ace Attorney playing. 8)

ohhhh fogcon is that literary convention in SF, right? Can you get tickets by the door?
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[personal profile] zen_monk 2014-03-07 07:45 am (UTC)(link)
If there's a reasonable possibility for me to pop on over for a SF adventure, it'd probably be on Saturday. Looking at the con schedule makes me start yearning for me to be there, so I'll look into how to get there ^^
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[personal profile] sathari 2014-03-08 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
A belated Happy Birthday to you!