Thursday, October 13, 2011

No Hurry, but I wish it were Sunday.

IOS 5 for iPhone came out yesterday.  And apparently lots and lots of people were in a hurry to get it.  Unfortunately, there was a problem that seems more than isolated and some had to scramble back to get their iPhone restored to the factory settings (details here).

I guess I'm not sure what features are so exciting to want it on Day 1 but I'm more than happy to wait for a bit to let the bugs shake out.  When iPhone 4 came out there was initially a problem with the antennas and they eventually fixed that by providing a free case (which I got).  I also just generally figure that early versions need to go thru their paces before they're really ready for prime time.

I'm getting ready for a road trip.  There was a time not all that long ago that getting in the car and driving for 500 or 600 or more miles and then back again was something I seemed to do every other weekend. But thankfully I haven't done a road trip in quite a while so I may have gotten out of practice.  The last trip I'd classify as a "road trip" was when I drove between Charleston and Rochester over July 4.

There are lots of good things about this trip, one of which is being able to visit with my mom.  I haven't seen her for several months so the 1100 miles of road between here and there will be gone before you know it.  I do admit that road-warrior is not something I want to get in the habit of doing or being anymore.  But it's not something I'm shy about when necessary either.

I was chatting with a friend this evening saying that if I could take a pill and wake up, and it'd be Sunday night, I'd do it in a heartbeat.  But I can't do that, so I'll do what needs to be done....

Next weekend I'll be in Provincetown for Fantasia Fair. The extended forecast is calling for partly sunny skies with high temperatures in the low to mid 50's.  That's fall.  I hope the leaves are still bright, too.  That'd be sweet...

It's no secret that it's already election season.  The Presidential election doesn't happen for over a year but all the posturing and all the games  that get played started months ago.  I can't speak for anyone else but it's almost like seeing Christmas decorations shortly after the 4th of July - it just ruins things.  It is unfortunate that this kind of silliness has come to pass itself off for politics these days but apparently it has.

Does anyone think that recent gains made in the LGBT world won't be the target for the right?  Those who supported equality and those involved in supporting DADT, or the ongoing effort to repeal DOMA, or would sponsor ENDA - it attracts the wingnuts like a magnet.

In one recent story, a Republican Florida Congresswoman is under attack for supporting repeal of DOMA because her son is trans  (story here).  I'd support my child, too.  That's more than simply being a good parent.  That's being a good person.

Anyway - lots to do before I hit the road tomorrow so this is gonna be short and sweet.  I'm praying for good weather, good traffic, safe roads, well-behaved car, and time passing quickly.  The clock is ticking....


Sophie Lynne said...

" it's almost like seeing Christmas decorations shortly after the 4th of July - it just ruins things."

That's the best description I've heard of it yet! :)

sweetbrandigirl2004 said...

Donna I'm one of the millions who after being disappointed by Apple and them not coming out with the i5 felt they had no choice but to get the i4 S. I pre-ordered at 3:00am and look forward to the many features the new iPhone will offer....I do have a question for you not long ago you dropped your iphone in the water and killed it. Did you have Applecare and did they cover the damage for it getting wet ?

As disappointed as I and many other progressives are with Obama he's a lot better then the other choices...For if the GOP wins the White House a lot of the memorandums that Obama set in place will evaporate with the stroke of a pen.

Enjoy your trip

Donna said...

Hey Brandi: I do not have AppleCare on the phone. It cost $199 to replace. That phone subsequently got "quirky" so the gave mea replacement for that one at no cost. I want my new iPhone too, as much for the new camera as anything. I'll wait a few weeks for the craziness to die down - I'll be interested in your thoughts when go get yours!!

Mae West said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy the beautiful Autumn foliage! I hope your mother is well and that you have a good visit with her.