More recent photos πŸ“Έ . Quite enjoying the CampSnap camera.

Telephone pole on blue sunny skyline. Red brick castle-like building. Large Romanesque towers on the sides and top. Black Labrador retriever intensely focused on a ball during fetch. Dallas night skyline. Skyscraper with candy cane red and white lights surrounding silhouette of the skyscraper. Hand painted pumpkins.

Spent Friday visiting the JFK Sixth Floor Museum. Pretty fascinating place. 60 years ago now.

The grassy knollWhite facade with sun shining through. Trees covering half the background. Boxes arranged by a window. Alleged place JFK was shot from. Concrete square looking into water.

Black Hawk Down, 2001 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

Watched on Saturday December 2, 2023.

The Continental: From the World of John Wick, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Watched on Monday November 27, 2023.

A Random San Diego Encounter

Finished reading πŸ“š: Written With Colors Drawn With Words by Al Nashashibi.

A few months ago I was in San Diego on vacation with my brother - not my favorite trip as I got sick during it. One of our last nights there, I was tasked with finding a place to eat and came across Fairouz Cafe - an off the path mediterranean cafe that looked tasty that particular evening.

Upon arriving we were greeted by a quaint, family owned cafe. The food was delicious, but the owner was captivating. A humble man from Jerusalem who was a former lawyer. He was friendly and the conversation was fun and engaging. Adorning the walls of the cafe are paintings created by the owner, and across the counter are books he has written - novels and poetry books. The book I grabbed was his first poetry book he wrote after his wife passed away.

This captivating man and his stories are what I love most about traveling. A chance encounter at a hole in the wall restaurant turned into a fascinating evening of conversation with a complete stranger. This book of poems is captivating and moving - I’ll be the first to admit though that I am not an avid poetry reader. Some of the poems are heart wrenching, about the loss of his wife. Others are funny and charming. If you are ever in San Diego, it is worth the trip to engage with a fascinating human being.

Finished reading πŸ“š: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Dazed and Confused, 1993 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Remember it gets better than high school.Β 

All I'm saying is that if I ever start referring to these as the best years of my life - remind me to kill myself.Β 

Desperado, 1995 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

The OG John Wick.

Much needed long weekend. Off on a day trip outside of Dallas tomorrow.

Napoleon, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

The Battle of Austerlitz looked so cool from above.

The Grinch, 2018 - β˜…β˜…β˜…

Watched on Wednesday November 22, 2023.

Photo dump from the weekend with the CampSnap camera. Testing it out and having fun! Definitely a daytime only camera, but I’m okay with that.

Full Circle, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Watched on Sunday November 19, 2023.

It’s not often or really ever that I buy anything from an Instagram ad. However I decided to purchase a CampSnap disposable-like camera and am having a blast with it so far.

It’s like carrying a digital disposable camera around in your pocket. No screen, just point and shoot and see the results later. Road trip this weekend and looking forward to overusing it!

Napoleon tickets booked for Thanksgiving 🎬

Quite enjoy the column view in Reminders in iOS 17 - easy to use, simple, and clean.

I really wish I could turn off App Shortcuts in Shortcuts - I’m never going to use any of these.

The Machine, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…

Watched on Friday November 10, 2023.

Finished reading πŸ“š: Babel by R.F. Kuang.
Took me a while to get into this book, but I’m glad I stuck with it. A challenging novel about colonialism and how language is used as a tool of empire. I quite enjoyed it after the first ~20% or so.

Lupin is the best Netflix show nobody talks about. Just started S3 and it’s still fantastic.