I’m writing on my cheap little Android tablet (Nexus 7), mostly as an experiment.
I kicked Chilkoot in the face today. He insisted he wanted to sit in my lap, so I started to move my laptop out of the way. He stood up and started to walk into my lap, and as I set the computer down, he started to fall face first from a standing position on my lap on the couch. I stick out my leg to either catch him or slow his fall, and he landed nose first on the top of my foot. He didn’t want to sit on my lap any more.
Chilkat… Is dramatic. Despite the fact that we do this every day, today, bedtime was traumatic for her. I read her The Elephant’s Child (oh best beloved), gave her hugs and kisses, and then when I told her I was leaving, she started to weep because she didn’t want to be alone. She escalated in intensity until my softhearted wife went in to comfort her, then continued when she left, and escalated further until she got yelled at. Then she whimpered until she fell asleep… About 1.5 hours after I initially left her.
16 more years.
My neck started aching more last week. Then I had that spasm I already wrote about. That spasm flared up again on Sunday. Now it’s really hard to look to my right, because my neck sucks and my mid-back is too crappy to compensate. I’m on a heating pad right now.
I originally got this tablet partially because I wanted to try to learn how to write an app for it. I finally started taking steps in that direction. So far, it’s a pretty miserable failure. It doesn’t help that it’s a language (Java), a tool (Android Studio), and an ecosystem (Android) with which I have almost no familiarity. So far, I’ve been able to figure out how to compile and run a sample app, and nothing else.