It’s been a whirlwind few weeks. It’s not so much work, but a lot of discussions have occurred around the future, what that means, how it manifests itself, and how I fit into that picture. I’ll say that I’m thankful and grateful. Perhaps more on that in the near term.
Jen and I returned from a short trip to Austin to spend time with friends we don’t get to spend more time with, but also to visit with our Austin friends who we also don’t get to spend time with. Years of going to Austin — originally for attending and speaking at SXSW, and later just because it’s a rad city with good people — make it a very comfortable place for us.
Documentation happened on Instagram Stories, which I have been enjoying greatly. It’s the less curated, more authentic channel that turns people into mini-vloggers. More from the hip, please.
I like it because I don’t feel overly precious about what I share there. And 24 hours later, it’s gone anyway. Video works for those little moments of time we have.
I shared this on stories this AM, albeit in video form. First one appeared, then the rest of the family did. It was one of those good moments that happen in the Headlands, San Francisco’s playground.
Speaking of vlogging: I’ve been a fan of Casey Neistat since the days of his infamous u-lock video, though I haven’t grown with the YouTube generation. We’ve never had cable and recently we bought an AppleTV for our 7+ year old flatscreen TV. Netflix was the main reason (thank you Netflix for Stranger Things and Gilmore Girls!) and we’ve really come to love the various rabbit holes that YouTube can lead you into. On a computer, those holes are shallow — you’re sneaking in time between work, or other distractions — but in couch mode, you can really go deep. Random documentaries, movie commentary, TV blooper reels, Viceland (the Munchies channel is fantastic) and Casey Neistat. He lives a charmed life, but I appreciate his unabashed sharing of the ways he lives it. Also: I’ve wanted his studio and workshop space for years. It’s amazing.
Gilmore Girls: best show ever. I’m mega-obsessed years later. I loved the show during its initial run, but watching it again, wow. You should just watch all the seven seasons before the new season of four “movies” gets released on Netflix this fall.
Happy fall y’all,
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