It’s amazing how we all sit there with what in essence is a pocket computer in our pockets (think Blondie’s song “Picture this”).
We constantly have to check on our social world, just in case we have missed something; and yet the real world around us passes is by.
Getting a 4G smart watch made me think of trying something the other night though – ditch the phone, trust the watch.
I still have a means of communication, but all the apps and social media is gone. The notifications pushed from my phone stop so I just get basic calendar stuff, and I’ve still got a very basic browser and Google Assistant should I need to check soberin something.
Facebook, Instagram etc. are all history.
There was only one downside – no camera; however this was no biggie for feeling connected to the world.
I think I’ll do it more!
Taken using my new Huawei Watch 2 as a camera remote.
Android wear (Wear OS) has really come on since last time I had a device (Moto 360).
It’s pityriasis rosea!
Treatment plan changed, but at least it’s not infectious!
Ah the legendary load (photo from last time we played there).
Cargo Fleet Club is a place hard emblazoned in the memories of all the bands who have ever played there. The steel fire escape; the rough gravelly ground at the bottom; and in the case of our band the 90 minute commute to get to the place.
Thankfully they wrap up the second set at exactly 11pm which does mean we can get on the way home before midnight.
The astronomical society I’m a member of has just celebrated its 40th Birthday.
It’s quite amazing to think that I’ve been a member on and off for 35 of those years! I first attended in 1982 and joined in 1983.
I’ve watched us go from a tiny society of about 15 people, all the way up to a charity with assets and property with substantial value.
It’s not been easy along the way, and the times I served on the committee are testament to that – many nights sat arguing my case over trivial matters.
Anyhow, we have made it to 40! Here’s to many more happy years, Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society!
Go to shop. Buy black clothes. Wear them.
Best fashion advice ever comes from here!
Stop doing this. Now.
Mixing various sandwiches on a platter so you get the visually appealing mix of colour is an absolute delight to see, but every vegetarian, every Jew or Muslim, and every allergy sufferer just steadily shakes their head and dives into their bag for the emergency muesli bar.
I’m vegetarian. I don’t eat meat. I don’t really want my sandwiches to be bathed in meat sweat and juices. I don’t want cross contamination.
I have Muslim and Jewish friends. Pork to them is unclean. Random meat of indeterminate origin is not their bag. They usually take the vegetarian route where the meat is unclear, but when it’s all touched each other it’s not really fair.
My wife, well she can’t eat sweetcorn. A hint of it sets off a bad reaction. She doesn’t want to go anywhere near the tuna and sweetcorn. That would be very bad.
You can’t even smell for it on one of these platters because with these platters you just end up with a mixed smell, often drowned out by the tuna.
Even the supermarkets do it, although they do now seem to offer a vegetarian version (some do, at least).
What’s wrong with a plate of each type of sandwich? Seriously? It’s not that difficult to do… You could even do us a favour and write on the edge of the plate in Sharpie what the sandwiches are. Takes the guesswork out of the meats.
As for the samoas and “random filling rolls”, well they’re just a minefield! It could be meaty… It could be people meat… You just don’t know.
At least quiche is a little easier to guess!
Until something changes, the tracker bars will remain on standby.