The app is subscription based, but that means it’s free of all the garbage so prevalent in social media. Photos are front and center and interaction comes in the form of conversation. (There are no likes.)
I’m still wrapping my head around it. Do I post old vacation photos that seem extra good? Or do I share snapshots of life while it’s happening?
I was in Camp Washington to take down some of the Reform America vinyl lettering that covered the front windows of Wave Pool. I wasn’t there for the installation, but just trying to chip away at these letters gave me immense respect for Cal, Eli and crew for getting it up at all.
In hindsight? This was an incredible undertaking and I’m proposing we avoid such installations in the future!
I did the best I could with wobbly legs and made some progress, but the letters way up the top were beyond my capability. Once I packed up supplies and ladder I did a loop through the gallery to see some of the art.
Example, I’ve resorted to adding a wired mouse to my favorites area.
(And in hindsight, I wish all those favorites were simply posts from this journal flagged as such, but that’s for some future day.)
I’ve half a mind to fast forward through these last 30 days and just catch up to today. Only thing that will be undocumented is lots of pictures of food and Edie, and lots of dealing with things and steeling with resolve.
Unlocking the door to my apartment, Edie’s greeting was tinged with skepticism and intrigue. There was a month’s worth of scents on my luggage, so she started inspection there before checking me out to see if I was the same person I was before. (To answer that particular question, one really needs to specify a time span.)
Extra bonus: My neighbors Kathryn and Terry left a surprise on the counter with carb-filled goodies as a welcome home from “Keto Mountain.”
It was possible to adjust our route from the coast and hit up Apple Park on the way.
Once I found out this was happening I got very excited.
I’d always wanted to visit Apple at some point and pay homage / tip my hat to the company that opened doors for realizing ideas so early in life.
They have a visitors center at the edge of the circular spaceship building with a store and viewing platform. Every detail and surface (particularly the stair case rails) were exquisite.
It was hard to see much of the main building from this vantage, but still… some micro-bucketlist item was checked off and I was thankful for the moment. (Plus also it was fun to see the new iMac colors IRL.)