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Hijacked by Siri

The weather turned bitter cold, warmed up, and turned bitter cold again.  Cold makes me grumpy.

Does that sound like an opening to a horror movie?  It was pretty horrible, when you consider I looked forward to 5 hours of WiFi helping me meet my newspaper deadline.  But things are looking up.

Amtrak and senior rates.  I can take Amtrak to see Mom for less money than driving.  Yay!  I read a whole book on the way there and wrote and published a post.

A five day visit with Mom. What a treat.  Five whole days with an almost-88-year-old woman who is full of wisdom, humor, and strength.

 Clear January skies.

A fire in the fireplace makes me as toasty as red flannel pajamas.

On-line technical support that approaches my problem with humor and respect. How does Apple train its people with a blend of understanding without condescension?

Great breakfast restaurants.  It’s such a treat to linger over the Sunday newspaper, while fresh coffee gets delivered to me.

Downton Abby.  Love, love, love that show.

Siri. Okay, she’s insolent, going her own way inside my iPad.  Still, she continually, pulls up iMap with a fine selection of local places where I can treat myself to an ice cream sundae. Does Siri know me, or what?


What’s on your gratitude list this week?  Just add something in the comments below.  Feel free to add a link, and I’ll come check out your list.

In the meantime, I’m off to the Genius Bar. A soft-reboot, a hard re-boot and restore, and Siri still has control.  Perhaps the universe (of Apple) is trying to tell me something.

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  1. oh I neeeed my SIRI to know me as well.
    to find me…movie theaters and…book stores!!!

    • Adela Adela

      Most of the time SIRI is my friend, although I think the default Siri can be a little judgmental. I changed to the Australian male Siri, and he is much more pleasant. Perhaps that’s why he put my favorite ice cream place right on top.

  2. Siri, can be a bitch! Good luck with the Genius Bar!!
    I am grateful I have dental insurance and remembering my dental issues are not life threatening!

    • Adela Adela

      I got a new iPad! Yay. Another reason to shout alleluia. Now to get the backup restored. And so many passwords to enter. Haralee, I hope your dental issues are not time consuming, expensive, or terribly painful. On the other hand, there’s always the benefit of nitrous oxide.

  3. I’m grateful for the extraordinarily beautiful snow! While so many people curse it, I feel like their missing it. It’s simply gorgeous!!

    Today, the sun is shining, the air is crisp, and I’m anticipating a walk/snowshoe this afternoon to take it all in with my camera, returning home afterward to a hot chocolate, a warm blanket and a good book. It doesn’t get better than that!

    • Adela Adela

      You are so right about the beauty of snow. I took some photos a week ago of the sun shining through the snow. It was dazzling. Reading a book under a bllanket with a mug of hot chocolate is my kind of afternoon.

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