Archive for June, 2010

The hardware is out

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Micro-elbeno had his final op today to take out the internal hardware which has been holding his jaw together for the last few months.

Mrs Elbeno got up at an infeasibly early hour to take him to the hospital, where they arrived at 5.30am. She called me just after 8am to tell me he’d just been taken into the OR. The procedure took a little under 2 hours and he was out in recovery and doing well.

The plan was originally that they would keep him in overnight but they had no room, so he was sent home this evening and he’s now sleeping in his own bed again. He’s a bit swollen under the cheeks and stitched and taped up there, but overall doing great. In a few weeks he’ll be right as ninepence.

Father’s Day

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Had a relaxing Father’s Day watching the football and went out with mini-Elbeno. We had lunch at Panda Express. As we walked in the door, the girl behind the counter said to me, “Do you want to try a sample of our new walnut-and-something-or-other shrimp?” So I thought: “I like shrimp. I like walnut. I like something-or-other.”

“Sure, I’ll try it.” So she handed me a (cleverly disguised) blob of molten lava on a cocktail stick, and like a fool, I put it into my mouth whole. My tongue still feels rough today. Anyway, after I’d recovered, we ordered some food and mini-Elbeno actually tried some orange chicken and some broccoli beef, and liked it!

After that we went to Borders where I got Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park’s Codebreaking Computers and used a 40% off coupon courtesy of My Coupons. Then on the way home we stopped at Marie Callender’s to get a cherry pie (on sale for $8) and at the British store for a few supplies.

My new phone number

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Simply take my old mobile number and add 1,134,866,492 to it, and you’ll have my new one.

New Phone

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

I have finally acceded to the march of technology and got a new mobile phone. It’s quite an upgrade for me because my old phone is a Nokia 2115i and the new one is an HTC Evo.

Here’s your obligatory pic of the unpackaging.

HTC Evo Unpacking

I’m looking forward to speedy 4G coverage in LA and messing about with Android. I’ll shortly be updating everyone with my new mobile number.