It’s not that it’s particularly interesting, and of course my shadow is in the way, but here it is anyway.
There are several advantages in Blogger Beta – particularly regarding photos, as you can upload as many as you like at one time, instead of being restricted to five, and you can then place them in the order and where you wish, instead of them all being put at the top together in random order, whence you have to cut’n’paste where you want them. However, you can’t type while you wait for them to upload and, it seems, you can no longer post a video.
Today, I woke up with the vague realisation that I had received an appointment several weeks ago which I hadn’t written down, and I had a feeling it was for today. So I went and looked for the letter – which, since it was for “received, not dealt with, leave it where it will not get forgotten” should have been on my desk. It wasn’t. So I looked on the printer “received, in hand, not fully dealt with” and on the table “information to be acted upon but with no particular urgency. I peered into the box of files, which includes “received, dealt with, to be filed for future reference” as well as “filed for future referemce”.
Finally, I found it. “On the floor where Zerlina had knocked it off the desk yesterday.”
Anyway, it turned out that the appointment is not for today, but for next Monday, so I was in time to phone and change it, because next Monday, the Sage and I will be in London ( I know, darlings, a Rare Outing Together). So it’s now rebooked for Tuesday – which means that I won’t be able to *forget* it and not bother to go, because it’s one of those boring and mildly painful routine health exams that one expects to show nothing at all: in short, a mammogram. I had one a few years ago and was greeted with enthusiasm, slightly startlingly so until I realised that I was the only person in the quarter hour or so that I was there, who had actually shown up.
It’s a funny thing, isn’t it? How many countries would people be thrilled at the thought of free* health exams, and we take them so much for granted that we don’t either bother to go or cancel appointments sent to us. The Sage, in fact, is wearing a blood pressure monitor today – once a year, he has it for a day and quite tedious it is, too, whirring and buzzing every few minutes as it does its check. But again, one has to assume that it’s worth it, for the possibility for showing up a potential problem.
*at the point of use