Birthday pastries.  12 Oct 2014.  Everyone gets their choice.  I go for the eclair.  The box at top are the gluten-free ones.  Apparently the middle things were cups of chocolate mousse filled with a carmel.

Birthday dinner 12 Oct 2014.  Jim calls to wish Christine and me Happy Birthday just as we sit down, so we chat a bit.  Smoked pork chop, rutabaga roasted with sweet potatoes from Corvallis, plus cherry tomatoes.  Pretty nice.

Entertainment 12 Oct 2014.  Patricia shows off Christine’s birthday card and Christineperforms some new songs she’s written: a revision of the Pete Seeger tribute, a snarky take on Bob Dylan, and “50 Ways to Eat Your Legumes.”  She did a  comic song about Senior Discounts, and switched hats for it, so I didn’t get a picture of the big black hat which made her look especially hip.

Birthday party! 12 Oct 2014.   Christine and Patricia arrive and we start with appetizers.

The last print issue of MacWorld.  !2 Oct 2014.  They will still publish, but only as an magazine.  Makes sense given their reader base.  Julia and I reflect back on being early Mac users and how important Mac World was to getting us going and teaching us things about the computer.

The last print issue of MacWorld.  !2 Oct 2014.  They will still publish, but only as an magazine.  Makes sense given their reader base.  Julia and I reflect back on being early Mac users and how important Mac World was to getting us going and teaching us things about the computer.

Pastry run.  12 Oct 2014.  QWe go over to Sweet Life Patisserie to pick up gluten and gluten free treats for tonight’s party.  I thought it might be hard to park, but it was OK.  This place is pretty fabulous.

B’fast 12 Oct 2014.  More polenta, bacon, and eggs in a stuffed omelet.

Dinner 11 Oct 2014.  Simple salad, brown rice, steamed cod.  I tried this seasoned soy sauce for high…terribly salty.  Will have to dilute it in the future.

Breakfast happy face  11 Oct 2014.  Everyone deserves a smile just for getting up. EB omelet, bacon, polenta, grilled tomato

Dinner 10 Oct 2014.  Spaghetti and meatballs in Julia’s roasted tomato sauce.  This is pretty great.  Julia says she going to roast tomatoes all winter to make tomato sauce.

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