The big nor in the sky

Yesterday was sort of on the busier side, as people are out, so I did get a lot of, “Hey, can you copy edit this, you … substitute, you” at work. I allegedly stop at 5:30, and at 5:33 I was just sending my last job to someone when

ring!

It was Mario from AppleCare. We have become so close. I thought maybe he just wanted to see how my weekend was.

Anyway, we did NOT fix the issue, STILL, but what we DID end up doing yesterday was transferring my end-of-the-year video to iMovie. It is not exactly how I want it to be, but by the time we once again tested my Photos app and then made the decision to transfer everything to iMovie and then we did this screen recording session so he can send my issue to a level even higher up than him (I am now dealing with Apple’s engineers), after all that, it was 7:30 or 8, I think.

So I did not care. I really no longer cared. My video was playable and that was all that mattered. I know most of you saw it last night on Facebook, but every time I put something on Facebook I think of the two people—Sadie and Pam, my mother—who are NOT on Facebook and I—oh! And The Poet. She is also not on Facebook.

So here. The three of you can see it too.

Now we have 9 more days in the year and what if something riveting happens to me and I have to redo the video? Am going to suspend self in amber so nothing happens.

As if I haven’t been doing that since March.

Once I finally got up from my computer last night (at one point I had to say to Mario, “I need to get up and feed Edsel and let him out.” Fortunately we’d already played Blu and walked at lunch. I’d done that in anticipation of it being the shortest day of the year) (Edsel and me. Not Mario and me), I stampeded outside to try to see the big “And” in the sky. There was supposed to be a conjunction in the sky last night. Jupiter and Saturn are mating or something and the next time this happens we will all be dead as nits.

Any time there’s a sky event I go into my backyard and see nothing. Not to mention some Neighborhood Watch YAHOO must’ve called the city because they came by and fixed the streetlights, so now it’s hard to see the stars. It was delightfully dark on our street for about a year.

Anyway, by the time I looked at my phone last night, I had about 42 messages from people saying, “There’s a star thing tonight” which of course I already knew but what is sad is they did not get to experience my “And in the sky” joke, which is right up there.

But The Poet left me this text, which I enjoyed.

Then I did that thing where I tried to go to sleep but I kept giggling at the thought of The Poet being Saturn.

Anyway, that sums up yesterday, the first day of the winter of our discontent. I have to go because someone asked if I could help with something and I said yes and now I see he has sent me 7 follow-up emails explaining the work and now I have the angina.

Luff,
June

56 Comments

  1. Such appropriate music for these days. It touched me, as did your dedication at the end. Only Van Gogh saved me from total meltdown. Thanks for the reprieve

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  2. Loved this one, like all the others and then saw Cheech dedication, ooh Jooon. Beautiful.
    Wait, did you have surgery?

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  3. The video was so wonderful! Thank you! Made me smile and laugh and cry…
    I went outside to look and take pictures of the Bethlehem star – the conjunction or what you will. I realized a little later that I was taking pictures of a street light. Embarrassing. Glad I didn’t post it. haha

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  4. Love the video. You take good shots all year. And Loved the song. One of my faves. Thanks for keeping me entertained all year. I live in CA so I get to read you in the morning with my coffee before I go off to work. I’m always disappointed when there isn’t a post. You are the best!

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  5. What a wonderful video, laughing & smiling the whole way thru. Thank you for sharing your life here and bringing together this far flung group – I look forward to the posts and all the comments each day. Cheers to 2021 not sucking too hard.

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  6. Sometimes something is so beautifully done, like the work of you and Mario getting the video out, another year of your faithful blogging, and your amazing ability to bring people together that there is nothing to say but a sincere thank you. Thank you.

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    1. PJ,
      You could always send June a thank you email because you know how much she just loves them.

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  7. Was that Mike the Lumbee making a cameo appearance?

    Lovely veedeeo, June. I did snort at Van Gogh’s mask falling off because, you know, one ear.

    I did get to see the Great Conjunction Junction, what’s your function last night but barely. For some reason, I thought it would be much higher in the sky but it was barely over the horizon and by “horizon” I mean the freeway sound wall. I actually could see Jupiter’s moons (barely) through my binoculars so that was something.

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  8. Thank you, June!
    I’m so grateful for you and your blog and this gathering of humans. Now, I feel a need to go watch George Bailey.

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  9. Also not on the facebook, so thank you for posting here, great song, great memories, very smile inducing! Please make another one if something exciting happens in the next 9 days! I’m confident something will.

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  10. Thanks for the veedeo. Cheech at the end about made me cry. Thanks for everything, June. And thanks to Mario, also. Here’s to next year improving. Hopefully.

    I too could not see Jupiter or the Poet, due to the fact that Ohio will be gray and cloudy from now until May. Hashtag gloomy.

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  11. Loved the video! Jackson Browne! All the pets, Janelle, the Poet, Marianne, and the little black kitten, who came before Forest, the Big Black Kitten, even Ned. For such a weird year, yours looked surprisingly normal.

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  12. What a great video! A+ on your report card for perseverance. One day you could turn these videos into one long biopic of your life!!
    Or your pets’ lives. Whichever!

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  13. I love that video, made me tear up. We were able to see the planets well last night, usually it is too cloudy. I was impressed, but not really impressed. Merry Christmas June, and everybody!

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  14. Like Just Paula H&B and SNL’s Linda Richman, I am also verklempt. Thank you for your dedication to posting your year-end video for all to enjoy, including the few of us without the face. Seeing your dedication to Cheech put a lump in my throat.

    I think I saw the Christmas star before it disappeared below the horizon. By the time you got outside last night, I think it was too late. However, when I was outside later, I saw a brilliant light and got all excited until I realized it was a helicopter. Too bad it wasn’t Jupiter and The Poet because the light was magnificent.

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  15. [Raising hand] Also not on the Book of the Face so thank you for this posting. I am sending you the Customer Service of the Year Trophy that normally goes to the woman who does my hair or to the woman who grooms my dog, depending on which of us looks (marginally) better than the other on December 31. Merry Christmas, Lovely Joon.

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  16. Wow. I just cannot imagine what in the damn world is UP with the technology which caused so much havoc with the video. Maybe they will name the problem after you. LOL.

    I live in good old England, and it’s perpetually grey and cloudy here. Could not see the sky. Not to mention light pollution from London. Dammit.

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  17. Lovely year-end veedeo, June. It tugged at my heartstrings that it was dedicated to Janelle. Thank you for making at least a small part of my day this year an amusing one.

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  18. First time watching! I love the year end video, the song was perfect. You looked magnificent throughout, so it must have been a short nasty rumor that you had surgery. Mario deserves a zucchini bread for his efforts!

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  19. I always like the song you put on your year end videos. Quite often it’s nothing I’ve heard or maybe just don’t recognize. Has your office discussed going back in person yet? I just heard Goggle isn’t until September and even then they are going hybrid like schools are doing.

    When I saw your New Year picture I had the thought that the gathering of you and Ned started this crap 2020 so maybe ya’ll should stay away from each other this year haha!

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  20. My mom lived to almost 100 years of age and had the angina, so think of all the happy work years you have ahead of you! Your coworker sounds like he is going to be delightful and not at all stressful on this project. A joy right before the holidays.

    Is thanking you for the video like thanking you for emails?
    So many kittens.
    And I’m just so happy Edsel is doing well.

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  21. Lovely post, June. Thank goodness for Mario. We all need a Poet in our life. Friends that make us giggle are the best.

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  22. You should send him thank you e-mails for each of those instructional e-mails.

    Again, the video was lovely. Thank you (and Mario) for all the hard work in order to post it. I so look forward to all of your posts throughout the year, you are a delight. You have created quite a community and I love it. I’m always amazed each year as the video plays and I’m gasping at the photos saying, “there’s The Poet, there’s so and so, oh look Edsel, C & L’s beautiful children…” I’m still hoping to meet you in person one day, but after this virus passes, until then I’m staying home. I do have friends IRL that live in W/S and Morganton, so there’s hope. The last photo…
    Tee

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  23. I love that video💓😻💓😻💓😻 and it made me smile. Wishing everyone a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  24. I absolutely love the video. Long time reader, never a commenter. Love your choice of song. It wasn’t such a bad year after all!

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  25. Thank you for posting as I am one of the peeps without the book of face. I am with you and still coloring but when you finally do go natural, it looks like you will have that fabulous white color and not mousy gray….

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  26. I watched the video last night and now again this morning. Very nice – thank you for persevering to get it posted.

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  27. Thank you for the video. I remember almost all the pictures. Remaining grateful that you continue to write here. Looking forward to hearing about the new desk chair.

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  28. You said “angina” and I read “stigmata”. Check your palms.

    It was indeed one of the finest videos I have watched in 2020. Thanks to you and Mario. Do you have his email so we can send him our thanks as well? Honestly, he really is dedicated to your problem. Only Apple would pour their hearts into a customer like this. Any other tech company would be like “it’s the software – let me transfer you”. “Oh no – it’s the hardware, let me get them on the line”. “Have you tried turning the computer off and back on?”

    Also too and finally – The Poet is Saturn. Who knew? And on the same note, my six year old grandson’s newest favorite joke – “you know what I saw in my telescope last night? URANUS!” We laugh until we cry.

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