Use things

Last week as I was getting changed from a workout at the gym, I moved my bag and heard a sudden thud. I winced as I knew exactly what had just dropped on the concrete, screen destroying floor. I saw my Apple Watch, watch face down.

I picked it up and saw no immediate signs of damage, but in better light saw a scratch and ding on one side.

I was a bit sad and wished that I had been a bit more careful with where I had put my watch but at the same time I accepted the damage. After all, if you use something it will always suffer some damage with use.

Accepting the wabi sabi of life

I try to accept this with everything I use. That even luxury items will and should see some damages as they are used. In fact, that damage is proof of the use. Without it, they aren’t properly being used.

I don’t see the point in buying a moleskine notebook and leaving it wrapped, or keep a cool T-shirt in a draw, never to see the light of day. **If I spend above the average price on something, I want to use it above the average amount **(or at least to the same degree).

This doesn’t mean I’m reckless, willing items to be destroyed but instead I accept the possibility and know that a scuff mark or broken screw shows I enjoyed using the item. Unworn items were bad purchases than never fulfilled their purpose.

I just saw a YouTube ad for Pen and Tellers magic masterclass. It’s the first masterclass that actually looks like they’ll teach you how to do stuff and not just an interview with a creative person about their process (nothing against that, just not really what they advertise masterclass as). I’m kind of interested.

Rhodia web notebook thoughts. (now I’m 50% through) 1. The paper really is nice for fountain pens. 2. It’s a little heavier than I like. 3. I should have got the dot paper one. 4. I think I prefer Leuchttrum 1917s

My wife and I have been watching Star Trek discovery (season 1). My general not to so hot take is that it’s a pretty good sci-fi…but it doesn’t feel like a Star Trek series to me (the episode on Pahvo felt the most classic Trek to me).

Today I had some great feedback at work and possible new opportunities. But my two highlights are getting my daughter to giggle while playing a hiding game with her (she’s 8 months old) and taking a photo of her with a bubble bath beard.

I’ve had a long battle with PocketCasts sync. Even filed a bug via support (with a “thank you we’ll investigate” reply and no more). I just discovered that i had been signed out of my account. Maybe that’s the source of the problems… but I’ve had issues since the latest version launched and with the prospect of marzipan versions of Castro and Overcast, I think it’s time to move. Not sure to which yet. Do you use Castro/Overcast/other podcast app? Why?