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May 6, 2016


new toy, indies, and sunshine
posted by soe 2:10 am

If it’s Thursday, it’s time to think back on three beautiful things from my past week:

My New Toy1. Last Saturday night, I ran my phone battery down until it turned off and then I plugged it in. Little did I realize that would be the last thing the phone would do, forcing me into a phone upgrade by initiating a boot loop sequence it could not escape. After several days of hemming and hawing without a cell, I splurged and purchased a current model, the Samsung Galaxy S7. Since I get a good number of years out of my phones, I figure it was worth it to spend the money on a phone that’s worth more than the trade-in value of my car. I haven’t had it long enough to form any strong opinions, but none of them have been negative yet, and it’s fun to have a new toy to set up and play with.

2. Last Saturday was Independent Bookstore Day and I treated it as the holiday that it is. D.C. is now home to five indie shops that sell new books and I made a point of it to visit all of them, including East City Bookshop on Capitol Hill, which opened on Saturday. I came home with several new books including a couple collections of poetry, a French- and English-language collection of fables, and a collection of essays about bad-ass women through history edited by a D.C. librarian.

3. It’s been a week of mostly rain and clouds, so it was especially nice when the sun peeked out on occasion — and even lovelier when I was outdoors when it happened.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 4 Comments.



We have likewise had unending days of rain, but a good (and bright) spot in my week was our “mini” Cinco de Mayo celebration last night. Pork Carnitas and Margaritas made for a lovely change for the usual of the week!

Comment by AsKatKnits 05.06.16 @ 5:28 am

Note that the pic of the Galaxy S7 was taken by an iPhone 5s. And I think my iPhone is a wee bit jealous of the new smartphone hotness in The Burrow…

1. It’s Grand Tour season again, with the Giro d’Italia kicking off today (Friday). Gotta love the bike racing!

2. The rain held off for this week’s Downtown Breakaway ride, with only a little mist encountered. Sure, I suffered two flat tires (one a pinch flat, the other a puncture), but it was a great ride.

3. Finally diving more in-depth with my project management gig, it all seems more real: guiding the developer, assembling tester pools, etc.

Comment by Rudi 05.06.16 @ 10:16 am

Congratulations on the new phone!

Comment by Karen 05.07.16 @ 8:43 am

@AsKatKnits: I love food-themed celebrations!

@Rudi: I do enjoy watching bike racing with you.

@Karen: Thank you! I knew you’d be happy to see my shattered one go.

Comment by soe 05.09.16 @ 12:21 pm