More recent photos 📸 . Quite enjoying the CampSnap camera.
Spent Friday visiting the JFK Sixth Floor Museum. Pretty fascinating place. 60 years ago now.
Watched on Monday November 27, 2023.
Finished reading 📚: 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.
Remember it gets better than high school.
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.
Much needed long weekend. Off on a day trip outside of Dallas tomorrow.
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.
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.
Finished reading 📚: 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.