Inspired by Hugh Howey’s “Wool.”
Did I get the math right?
Inspired by this Vox.com article.
We secured a few Apple Watches at work and I’ve been wearing one for a week. Here are some observations.
- The Apple Watch is clearly meant to augment the iPhone, but not replace it. It’s good at showing you stripped-down notifications that are easily dismissed without fumbling for the phone. If you need a new device for glancing at stuff and then ignoring said stuff, you should get one.
- It’s not annoying or restrictive during exercise. (Mine has the sport band.) It holds up well during cardio and weight training. Sweat doesn’t bother it.
- I like when it yells at me to stand up. I need that kind of discipline. I always obey.
- I don’t feel compelled to own one. I’m ready to bypass the wearables trend completely and skip ahead to ingestibles.
This passage from The Wild Muir: Twenty-Two of John Muir’s Greatest Adventures keeps punching me in the face:
Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.
We Americans are really bad at taking vacation. 42% of us said we didn’t take a single day in 2014!
That’s toxic. That’s killing us.
Take a day off and breathe, folks.
Photo via bloomberg.com.
I’m trying out some different character studies for Fatberg – everyone’s favorite anthropomorphic lump of congealed grease and wet wipes.
1 of 3: Traditionally I’ve drawn him this way. He always feels a little too similar to Grimace.
2 of 3: This study is more true to the natural state of fatbergs – lumped together and asymmetrical. It’s grotesque and tragic. One-half Elephant Man and one-half Marnie the Dog.
3 of 3: And here’s a more rotund version. He can probably just roll himself wherever he needs to go.
Which one do you like best? Leave me a comment below.