Captures #1

After years of having a 16GB iPhone, I got a 128GB one last fall. How did I live without this much space?! I used to uninstall apps just so I could download updates. And I’d have to delete photos nonstop.

Now I just keep everything on there, and take screen captures of random things, and make little videos, and generally just hoard things on my little phone.

Here’s a random collection of my recent grabs, and why (I think) I grabbed them.

1. I love Baz Luhrmann. I need to watch this ASAP.

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2. I’ve been using the Good Morning app lately. It’s supposed to “find the optimal time to wake you up, keep track of your sleep quality, and notify you if you have a sleep debt.” It does seem to wake me up when I’m actually ready to wake up, and it’s fun to see how well or poorly I’m sleeping. Though sometimes I feel reprimanded when my Sleep Quality is POOR. :( Note: Stayed up late watching movies, 5AM bathroom trip, 6:30AM MEOW MEOW MEOW PLEASE FEED ME.

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3. My grand-niece. I mean, come on.

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4. Jokes.

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5. Double reminder here – I want to read this book, and I want to hang out at Figure 8 again.

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6. Found this bit of truth in Jocelyn Glei’s awesome newsletter.

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7. Super-high bookshelves! Giant framed poster as a sort of headboard!

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8. Austin Kleon mentioned this graphic novel, saying it was super-boring but also kind of rad. I found it super-boring. Still, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a detailed, thorough illustrated version of the Book of Genesis. I found it at our lovely library (GN – Graphic Novel section, south side of 1st floor. I love my library.)

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9. When I was little, I had one My Little Pony and one Fashion Star Filly. Chloe was my gal, and she came with a tiny bottle of glitter gel that you could brush through her hair. Ah, Chloe.

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Evolution of Blog Post Titles

I’ve been blogging for over 10 years. Actually, it will be 11 years next month! So much has changed in the blog world since I started. Lately I was noticing how much post titles have changed over the years, from simple to complicated to exclamatory to judgmental. Here’s how I’ve seen it evolve:

Sugar Cookies

Vanilla Sugar Cookies

On Life and Sugar Cookies

Top Ten Sugar Cookie Recipes

Brown Butter Vanilla Buckwheat Turbinado Sugar Cookies

You’ve Been Baking Sugar Cookies All Wrong

The Only Sugar Cookie Recipe You’ll Ever Need

I Baked Sugar Cookies: Here’s What Happened

Watch This Woman Bake Sugar Cookies – It’ll Blow Your Mind!

What do you think is next?

Be mine.

J and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. Actually, we often forget it’s our anniversary until the day before. I think when you’ve been married as long as we have (87 years), every day runs into the next, full of love and hard times and laughter and fighting over who left the used dryer sheet on the bed instead of throwing it away. (Me.) So when a “special” day comes around, it seems like every other day, because why wouldn’t every other day be just as special?

But because this man is my lobster, and he has helped me to become the best version of myself, I’ll take a moment on this Valentine’s Day to say, “Husband, I choo-choo-choose you, today and every day.” My wish for all of you is that you find someone as amazing as Justin. But not Justin, because he’s mine, and I’ll cut your heart out with a spoon if you try to take him. :)

Today’s thought:

Very few people have the humility to start as amateurs. They procrastinate doing the work they want in the name of perfectionism. You know these people. The ones who have been saying for years that they’re going to do something but never do. Yet inwardly, they’re terrified of what other people will think of them. They’re caught in a state of paralysis by analysis — too busy calculating and never reaching a state of flow. Rather than doing work their own way, they do what they think will be well-received — being merely imitators of what is already popular.

–from How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do, By Benjamin Hardy
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