We got new phones! Today we received two iPhone 11’s, one for me and one for zee lady. Mine was waiting at the doorstep this morning when I got back from dropping the girls off at the Grandparents (that is the only “outing” I am allowed to do nowadays unless it’s for supplies, that is). The second one was delivered in the afternoon and the driver came to the door, we kept a distance, he asked for my last name and there went. It felt safe and weird at the same time. And of course, in both cases, I opened the package, left the outer packaging outside (either straight to the recycling bin or in the garage) and used disinfectant wipes for the phone boxes. I wonder if that was a little overkill? Meh! The paranoia is real! Also scary.
At this point, I have had pretty much all day to play a little bit and get some initial impressions. First off, I had totally forgot that this phone has a 6.1” screen, I am coming from and iPhone XS which is 5.8”, I think. Even though the size difference is not that dramatic, yet, it is still noticeable to me. It kinda felt the same way it did when I went from the iPhone 5s to the iPhone 6, it will take me a day or two to get used to it. One of the things everyone raves about this new generation of phones is the camera. So far, I have only taken one or two pictures and there’s definitely some quality difference between the 11 and the now-old iPhone XS. More on that later I guess. Another thing I am gonna have to get used to now is no 3D Touch, I first noticed it when I was trying to activate the cursor by 3D touching (is 3D touching a verb? meh!) in the middle of the keyboard. Now, I have to long-press on the spacebar to activate the cursor thingy.
But yeah, the phone is pretty bitchin’.
That’s all for today’s tale, come back next week for more nonsense like this one. Same Gabz-time, same Gabz-channel.
I normally don’t use cases on my phones but I still do have them around. There are a few instances where I like to have one. That is usually when I am at the gym or any outdoor activities like hiking or outdoor exercising. Today I got an iPhone 11, I had totally forgotten or disregarded the fact that this phone is bigger than my old iPhone XS, thus my current cases won’t work. Not having a case for the phone, or rather, knowing that I don’t have a working case at the moment, makes me a wee bit nervous.
Confession: I would use WordPress again only to be able to use the Twenty Nineteen Theme. I don’t know Why but I love the look of it.
Yesterday one of the accounts I follow on the Instagrams, posted a story with the now-famous “ask me anything”. This account belongs to a Crossfit athlete. Normally I would have tons of questions for these people except when they go “Ask me anything”, then, I got nothing. And yet I asked the first thing that came to mind. Do you train/workout every single day or do you take days off with no activity whatsoever? I don’t have the exact response from her but it was somewhere along the lines of, “yes I do take days off with no activity, I listen to my body”.
Lately, this is something I have been struggling with, knowing when to stop and take breaks. I have this “mission” in my head. Or is it an obsession? That I need to workout every single day, whether is cardio, heavy lifting or some light activity. There are days that I can tell that my body needs a rest but I feel guilty if I don’t do anything. Then I get all these notifications on my watch from friends, so and so finished a workout! And that fuels the guiltiness of not doing anything. If I don’t do anything I am being lazy and won’t achieve my goal, whatever that is.
This one of my struggles, knowing when to stop, rest and not feel guilty about it.
IN OTHER NEWS:
I am, well, we are getting new iPhones tomorrow, I am excited.
With this whole social distancing and all, i am wondering. How is it going to work tomorrow when i get my delivery and have to sing for it?
I have been playing with my Blot site again. Over the weekend i ask Dave to run my Micro.blog export file, which he did, and then i saved into my Blot’s Dropbox folder. Now, my blot site it’s caught-up with every post i have published so far. I always liked the simplicity of Blot’s system, just a bunch of text files in my Dropbox. At the same time though, my blogging workflow it’s so, i guess i could say optimized, to work with the Micro.blog ecosystem. And starting to move again to blot might disrupt my blogging workflow a little bit.
That being said, even if i end up moving my blot to Blot, i would still keep my Micro.blog account and keep participating in the community. But then it feels like i will be having two different types of blogs, everything will be fragmented instead of one streamlined thing like it is right now. Short posts and full posts in one place.
I don’t want to create too much friction, it gets in the way of the “creating” process.
I have this urge to go outside and take pictures around town. However, that is probably not the smartest and safest thing right now. I mean, it’s an unnecessary risk i think.
🙌🏼 🐦 Sarah Beattie:
still astounded we managed to get the actual dumbest motherfucker on the planet to be the president
I don’t think I ever had this many people online on the Switch, at the same time. I am wondering if this is the Coronavirus effect or the Animal Crossing effect! 😅🎮🤙🏼
It is clear to me at this point, that I am the new appointed chef of the house. Today’s menu, meatballs a la Gabz with secret sauce and pata!
Today it was a little different. Had a little bit of trouble signing in to the VPN, not big deal, it was eventually resolved. Had to change my password since in one of my attempts to sign-in I accidentally typed my password into the work group-chat 🤦🏻♂️. But that’s not here nor there.
In the afternoon had to take Luna to the doctor. She have been a little fussy and touching her right ear a lot, so mama was worried it could be an ear infection. I was pretty sure it was the just fact that she’s teething but, me-lady insisted. Long story short, no ear infection, just a teething syndrome — as they call it.
More Zelda, I got to ‘rescue’ one of the devine beats! So far so good, I don’t feel tired of it, yet. We shall see.
We played outside! Once we got back from the doctor’s office, it was nice enough outside for me and the girls to play outside in our backyard. We did have a lot of fun!
IN OTHER NEWS:
Marley re-decorated my workout space a little bit by adding more “coworkers”