Afterwards, I went on an Apple odyssey. A couple Apple stores failed me with out-of-stock-itude. I made store 2 call store 3, so there was a fortunate end to the series of disappointments. So, once home, by clicking a few buttons marked "Continue", I set up a wireless network in the house. Okay, maybe it wasn't quite that easy, but it was pretty close. AirTunes is up and running, so it seems like my music can abandon its physical form and live on only in the spirit realm. The 200CD carousel has about 198 CD's in it, with a theoretical maximum of about ten and a half days of music. Now the stereo runs on iTunes and has more than 14 days of music available. So I guess I'll be parting with the carousel and, ultimately, the CD's.
Later still was a festive dinner in honor of hagdirt's birthday. Although I sat among many of the same folks as at the tea (a coincidence that only struck me later), somehow conversation scintillated and sparkled much more. Not sure why that was the case, but consequently I enjoyed the evening even more than the other enjoyable evening. After a brief night-cap chez hagdirt, we pumpkinized back home. Tomorrow, Becca has to go off on a school field-trip to the Sierras. Great choice... Sierras in late October. With luck, several students will freeze to death. But that's no consolation to me, who will be pookie-less for a few days.