I have enough ECOs in my life that I won’t be buying this, but as someone who prefers the ECO-T to the standard, I’m happy to see so many new color options come out recently.
Getting rid of Facebook and Instagram years ago was so good for my mental health, but I also feel increasingly disconnected. My family moved to a new city in Sept 2020, and it feels difficult to build community when so much of that community happens in spaces I don’t inhabit.
🍿 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Fun movie, and satisfying end to the trilogy. As someone who has loved Karen Gillan since Doctor Who, it was fun to see her have an increased role.
🍿 The Super Mario Bros. Movie
First time we’ve gone to the theater with all 3 kids. The whole family loved the movie, and I got to enjoy it with my youngest (3.5) curled up in my lap the whole time. A great Sunday afternoon.
I know this isn’t an original thought, but my number 1 feature request for iOS 17 is to be able to use any emoji in iMessage Tapbacks. I’m used to doing that in Slack, and miss it constantly when texting friends.
Finished reading: Star Wars: Brotherhood by Mike Chen 📚
After several heavy books in a row, I needed a palate cleanser. This was a delight. Just fun Clone Wars eta Star Wars.
When a Buc-ee’s opens just a few miles from your house, your family can make a Friday night out of visiting for the first time.
🖋️Yesterday, I received one of my grail pens. I had a major work milestone in January, and planned for months to celebrate by ordering this pen. Everything about the experience was perfect. From phone calls with the owner on nib tuning to its appearance and how it sits in my hand. I’m in love.
📺 Netflix: Power Rangers Once and Always
This 30th anniversary special was everything it should have been: terrible acting and dialog, a very loose plot, but tons of nostalgia for this millennial heart.
🖋️Forgot to post my last Atlanta Pen Show Pen! This is a bad picture of a gorgeous pen from the folks at Hinze Pens. My dad and I got matching ones. Mixed with a brown shimmer ink, this thing is incredible. Look at that nib!
 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. (ESV) Mark 16:6
Happy Easter to all!
🖋️Another ATL Pen Show Acquisition. Not a new pen, but a new nib grind and ink. The grind and ink took this pen from one I liked to one I love. It’s Mark Bacas’s version of a Naginata Togi nib, and it is my first specialty grind. I absolutely love it.
Star Wars Rebels is my favorite Star Wars property. To see all these characters appear in live action in this trailer made my heart swell this morning.
🖋️Next Atlanta Pen Show purchase. I’ve seen pictures of Vanishing Points, but never got the appeal. Seeing them in person, I was immediately drawn to this (hard to photograph) Blue Matte. I’ve read @brad raving about this ink for years, so I had to try it. I love the subdued pen/bright ink combo!
I really enjoyed this video from CGP Grey. And I’m proud that 2/3 states I’ve lived in were A tier. Not so proud of the grade my home state, Georgia, received.
🖋️Atlanta Pen Show Haul items 2 & 3. This is a great example of why shows are great. I wanted to try this nib and an Estie badly. As soon as I walked up to the Kenro booth, this finish called my name, and the nib is great. And this ink! It’s like a shimmery Shin-kai (maybe a shade lighter).
With Feedbin losing twitter access, I’m struggling to figure out how to follow the sports writers and sites I care about without loading twitter itself. 247sports doesn’t even have RSS.
I wish twitter would just shut down so communities other than tech nerds would leave as well.
🖋️The first thing I purchased at the Atlanta Pen Show is this gorgeous Charlotte model from Jonathon Brooks’s Carolina Pen Company. I’ve admired his resins for years and am so proud to have this in my collection. The Auburn colors sealed the deal. He was nice enough to ink it up for me as well.