+ J and I have been into watching documentaries lately and we watched “Minimalism” on Netflix Saturday night. It was really good. I’d consider J a minimalist and while I have minimalist tendencies, I am definitely the “maximalist” in our relationship. One thing that the film emphasized though was the fact that minimalism doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t own “anything” at all, but that the things you own should have a purpose and/or bring you joy and I agree with that. (Still, time for another round of decluttering, me thinks).
+ The SOTU address. If you watched it, I don’t have to say anymore. We can conclude that a) DJT can now successfully read from a teleprompter and almost not sound like himself (at least, speech-wise, let’s not talk about content), b) makes up for that fact by throwing in some heavy breathing, smirks, and “beautifuls”, “incredibles”, and ‘I love yous”, and c) talk for an hour in an attempt to “unify the nation” and ending up as divisive as ever. Well done [\sarcasm off].
+ Best moment of the #SOTU:
+ Are you as excited as I am about a “cost-of-living adjustment” in the new year that is almost completely eaten up by increased healthcare premiums, and such? Yeah, me too. Well, I guess it’s not meant to be – or feel like – a “raise”. At least, it does cover increasing deductions from my paycheck (but I mean, it’s not like groceries, gas, etc. get any less expensive).
+ I’ve been trying to be a bit more active on Twitter, but it’s been a challenge trying to stay on top of my Twitter feed. I mean, if you don’t check in every 20 minutes, how do you even scroll back far enough to not miss anything? And then, I really appreciate when people re-tweet important stuff, but I have SO MUCH re-tweeted stuff in my feed that I can hardly see the people that I am actively following. How do you handle this? Do you work with lists? Do you mute stuff?
+ Another social media related question/observation: do you have a preferred font for reading blogs? I think there are a lot of great fonts out there for great blog layouts, but I tend to always read the blog entry in my Feedly reader (if the full text is available) and then click over to comment because I find the font (I chose “Sans Serif”) and font spacing so pleasing for the eye. Just me? (Also, let me see your whole blog post in Feedly, pretty please.)
+ My reading has suffered a bit, because my (almost brand-new) Amazon Fire died last week. I put it on the charger at 40% battery and when I went to unplug it, it was dead. Lovely. Tried to reset it. Nothing. I got on chat with Amazon Customer Service right away and they told me to return it. Either they know how to fix it or I get a replacement. In the grand scheme of things, no big deal… but I already miss having it for my bedtime reading. I hope to get it back/replaced in the next few days.