It’s still Monday where I am, at least for another 51 minutes.

I had a great time chatting with Tiffany for the latest episode of Micro Monday.…

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Lack of Likes

I like this piece by Frank Chimero about how a function meant to encourage positivity (e.g. the Like button) ends up encourage active negativity, as there is no way to express disapproval except through negative comments.

I’m reminded how I changed my mind about Likes after joining In the beginning, I assumed that Manton would be adding them, along with follower counts. But now I’m glad we have a platform that encourages positive personal engagement with a community of bloggers.

Iโ€™m sitting my dog-niece Zoรซ this weekend. She really likes having people around. Meanwhile, the guinea pigs get a break from the 24/7 human presence theyโ€™ve endured lately.

Saw Ad Astra and liked it. For a film that is a cross between 2001 and Apocalypse Now, Iโ€™ve heard very little about it in my usual SF circles.

Such an Apple day today. Watched the @relayfm podcastathon for @StJude Hospital while waiting for my iPhone. Congrats to @ismh and @imyke for breaking their $200K goal, and to me, whose patience was rewarded.

Despite what they said at to me at 5 am last Friday, my new iPhone is being delivered tomorrow, not Monday. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ

โ€ช@smokey @aleen And he said I can stop wearing the brace all the time, and donโ€™t need to wear it at night. โ€ฌ

โ€ชAND Iโ€™m getting a cane maybe this week.*โ€ฌ

โ€ช* A sentence I never expected to say with elation. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽˆโ€ฌ

First visit to the orthopedic surgeon with no wheelchair. ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ

There is not a new episode of Micro @monday today. Just ramping back up, it does take a bit of time to get guests into the pipeline. I forgot about that, sorry. You can help with your suggestions here. Thanks!

My transparent iPhone 11 Pro arrived today. Itโ€™s awesome.

Downton Abbey The Movie: very nicely done, and if you liked the series, you’ll enjoy it! ๐ŸŽฅ

Iโ€™ve lost track of how many outings this makes, but first one to the carts without the wheelchair! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ

I was looking at some old posts, and realize I need to update this one from July 12 about my upcoming excursion to Trieste.

The plan: ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐ŸšŒ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿท ๐ŸšŒ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ The reality: ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐ŸšŒ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿš— ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿš— ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿ”ช ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›Œ

Sixth outing and first trip to the movies: Peanut Butter Falcon is sweet without being saccharine. ๐Ÿ‘

American Dream Pizza with brother Bob. Fifth non-medical outing and first pizza place. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ

I’m back to recording the Micro Monday podcast! In this new episode, I asked Manton to catch me up on the new features that I missed during my downtime. Or, as I call it, “What Manton Did On His Summer Vacation.”

True friends = people who will watch a 15-minute guinea pig video on YouTube with you and do a plausible impression of actually enjoying it, e.g. @aleen and @violetpixel.

At the Alberta Street Pub to see Adventure is Our Middle Name. 4th non-medical outing since July 13, and 1st live music excursion! ๐Ÿค˜

โ€œWell I know I had it cominโ€™
I know I canโ€™t be free…โ€๐ŸŽต

On the new episode of @theweeklyreview, I get some helpful perspective from @jamesdempsey on creating projects instead of vague action items when planning my tasks.

Itโ€™s been a while since I posted a guinea pig photo. Grace and Ada had a radicchio fest with @aleen and @violetpixel, who snapped this pic.

Welcome to Portland, all you @xoxo attendees. I wish I was going to be there, but my knee is not quite up to conference-level activity. I hope to soak up some of that inspiration energy vicariously.

First excursion since my injury that wasnโ€™t a trip to the hospital or physical therapy. Iโ€™ve missed the world!

(Sorry for the long silence, but I havenโ€™t been inspired to post after 6 weeks indoors.)

Iโ€™ve been on my own the last week, with visitors nearly every day to help out with stuff. Iโ€™ve figured out how to do a lot with crutches and/or wheelchair. But the additional hopping around has resulted in more pain in my knee > more painkillers > more naps. ๐Ÿ˜”

You might think that with a podcast called @theweeklyreview, @jamesdempsey and I would never miss this important task management ritual. But we fell off the wagon. Listening to the GTD book in audio format helped us to recommit. The latest episode of TWR is here.