Mitski, podcasts, bracelets, and pecan pie make today’s #postvember17

  1. Had a few interesting moments at work today – am excited for a meeting with some peeps tomorrow to talk about possible alternative textbook projects.
  2. Listened to the 99% invisible podcast episode about Ponte City Tower and was (again) inspired to go to South Africa – I hope I can some day.
  3. Going to hunt down a film shot entirely in the Ponte City Tower elevators in the 90s that was mentioned in the podcast.
  4. I really need to get back to making protest bracelets – they gave me a type of meditative practice that i really need right now.
  5. Listened to the Cars Heartbeat City last night and enjoyed the “filler” tracks.
  6. Listening to “A Different Light” right now by the Bangles and am not as fond of their filler tracks.
  7. Was looking through the notes app on my phone and realize that most of the stuff I consider notes are actually short story and poem ideas – and shopping lists.
  8. Looking forward to Thanksgiving next week – going to make another (or hopefully several) Dark chocolate bourbon pecan pie(s).
  9. About to start going through all of my old pre-digital photos and know there are a lot of photos of abandoned tech (a la the featured pic for this post).
  10. Really excited that I get to see my brother Al in a couple weeks when I go to Vancouver for a long weekend.
  11. You should listen to Mitski’s album “puberty 2” – and related – I think I’m going to start blogging once a week about a vinyl album we have.

two hundred eighty and other things for #postvember #dailydan no. 06

  1. That dang twitterz rolled out the 280 character limit today after weeks of trials and tribulations, which has bummed out a lot of people because of all the things the twitterz could have done, more characters was probably a lower level priority for most.
  2. My first 280 character tweet is/was and forever shall be epic.
  3. Another pal of mine deleted a bunch of their old tweets and was welcomed into the #deleters club.
  4. It was a mostly inspirational day on the twitterz and this tweet really made me reflect on how people need to be critical about how they are being critical.
  5. Some pretty cool critiques of the new limit were posted and I think this one digs at a bunch of different levels on how/why we engage as we do.
  6. A most wonderful piece I helped edit was published today and if you care about new forms of writing you should definitely check it out.
  7. Working on an interesting podcast assignment for a course on the history of math with a faculty member and will share back later how that all unfolds.
  8. I’ll be facilitating some things in several classes tomorrow and it will be a fun/challenging day.
  9. Sundi and I brought in munchkin donuts to the office this morning to much happiness.
  10. Listened to two 99% invisible episodes today and so far they have not been a let down at all.
  11. Trying to figure out what my first soiree into podcasting should be – suggestions?