About 10 years ago I used to get up early and go running every morning. I stopped after I injured a knee tendon and since then have done precisely nothing. I started again about a month ago albeit indoors on a treadmill. It's slow going but I have my eye on the Phoenix 10K in November.
I guess if you're the sort of person who loses things a lot, these would be handy? Can you imagine being genuinely excited to have lost something so you can use your cool gadget to find it again?
"Sweet, I finally lost my bag, what a bloody great day".
Those of us who purchased an Apple device at the end of last year got a free year of Apple TV+. It's approaching subscription renew or cancel time. And I find it's a dilemma. Are For All Mankind, The Morning Show, and Ted Lasso worth re-upping Apple TV+ for another year?
A couple weeks back I mentioned our summer heat. It's been particularly warm even for us. And then yesterday we broke the record for July 30th, tipping the mercury at 118°. What is even happening?
They say your Bond is the one you grew up with. And for me that's Roger Moore. Bond movies of that era really are a time capsule. The scripts might not always hold up but oh boy are they still a fun ride.
There's something about the morning, just sitting outside with your coffee. Soon there will be Slack, and email, and video calls.
But for now. Breathe.
I got one for Christmas. Turns out I love fizzy water, and you can pry this thing from my cold dead hands.
• No matter what room I'm in, my laptop power cable is always in the other room. See also: phone, reading glasses, heroin needle.
• Oliver Chesler, The Horrorist and one of the "bus kids" in Depeche Mode's 101 was on an episode of Blind Test wherein songs are guessed.
• Got to the grocery store as it opened, acquired toilet paper, walked out with a strut like I just won the lottery.
Weather here in the desert is getting nice. It's that time of year when you remember why you like living here. Well, until the summer hits and you question everything about yourself.
The olden were reminiscing at work this morning how 20 years ago we worked over midnight for Y2K "just in case". How can that have been 20 years ago, what is even happening? Happy New Year everyone.