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5:51 AM Thursday, October 8, 2015
Website was down for a bit. Upgraded the web server to El Capitan, and had to wait for some free time to figure out the little things to get the sites back up and running. Still have to recompile php with mcrypt to get the kids sites back up. Also, still having a few issues on proxy issues, since the new now serves sites through a proxy. Tracy and I upgraded phones, she's on a rose gold iPhone 6S while I went big with the iPhone 6S Plus. Didn't take me long to get used to it, but now completely used to the size, to the point that the regular 6S looks normal, and when I had to do something on the old 5S it felt like a teeny tiny toy. But going big also means I'm trying consolidating, so no more iPad at this point. Think I'll be ok with only 1 device going forward. Back to El Cap, have everything but the main server upgraded. Been doing nuke and paves, and don't want to take the iTunes server down for any extended period of time. Just in case we have internet connectivity issues and still need to entertain the kids. But since the kids are going to my parents this weekend, as good a chance as any to upgrade. Besides that looking forward to sleeping in. Might try for the chance for free Stan's Donuts for life at their new LakeView store opening Saturday morning.
11:20 PM Sunday, October 11, 2015
Ate too much on a kid free weekend. Went to Sable on Friday night. Good, but standard good. Gastropub fare, bone marrow, burrata caprese, beet salad, tartar, oysters, pork belly, fancy cocktails. Then went to Eataly for the first time. Pretty cool. Much more open than I imagined. Didn't actually eat anything myself because I was stuffed. Saturday was much better, Frontera Grill with Jason Trimble. Really good food, street food trio, ceviche, guacamole, and the duck mole, and apple/ground cherry tart. All really really good. And cocktails were good too. Can totally see why you have to make reservations months in advance for that place. It's that good. Sunday morning was Summer House for breakfast. Just ok, french toast, waffle, candied bacon and sausage. Very cool space though. No bloody mary. Just coffee. Too much rich food. Finally watched Pitch Perfect 2, which I thought was really well done and very enjoyable. Also watched Jurassic World, which I also thought was really well done as a great follow up to the first one. Just well done. Got the house server upgraded to El Capitan, and got a much higher resolution running on the MacBook, and cleaned off the desk a bit, and got the older iOS devices ready for Lucy. And slept in a bit. So fairly successful weekend. Even managed to do a little work on Saturday.
10:24 PM Thursday, October 15, 2015
Got a standby jury notice a while back for today for the R. J. Daley Center for today. Put my PTO notice in. Called last night, and my last name falls between A-F inclusive. So I get a pseudo day off work and instead do my civic duty. Start time was 9:30, so I had time to get a donut from Do-Rite. Did some reading, podcast listening, then got and hour and a half for lunch. Got Burger King, wandered around the market. After lunch my panel got called, along with a couple more. I actually got to sit in the jury box this time, in the second group. Got asked and answered questions. But in the end not picked. Got my check and dismissed. Enough time to pick up some treats from Magnolia Bakery and design my closet at The Container Store. So back to work tomorrow.
9:48 AM Sunday, October 18, 2015
Somehow managed to get the flu again. Slightly different than the last one, which was fairly recent, this time with a sore throat. Came on fast, Friday night. Full body ache seems to be over, but now have the head congestion. Got called out by Carter at work for a halloween costume. Might just reuse an old existing costume, not sure I can come up with something in a couple weeks or not. And can't play off the kids costumes, not much for adults in the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls world. Went to a birthday party out at the DuPage Children's Museum yesterday. Pretty entertaining place for the kids. Tracy and Lucy made Monkey Bread for breakfast. It was fabulous. I think it was relatively easy too. Been wanting to go to Stan's Donuts in their new LakeView location, but for some reason Jackson doesn't want to go in the early morning when we're up and no one else is. One of these days.
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