One thing that has always appealed to me is having coffee and a fancy pastry in an outdoor setting for breakfast. For various reasons, I rarely do so. Just lately, those reasons seem less constraining, and I’m thinking @jackieLBrewer and I may start taking breakfast on the patio pretty often this summer.
Taking my coffee out on the patio, watching the dawn light up the trees. A nice change from sitting at the computer.
There was just a little bit of coffee left in the flask, so I got one of our really little cups to drink it out of. 📷 ☕️
We found another fireplace! This one is in the North Star coffee shop in the lobby of Carle Hospital. Pretty good coffee, too. 📷 #mbfeb
After baking scones, I served up some quality control and settled down for a rest. Jackie’s scone has clotted cream and strawberry jam. My scone (off-camera) just has clotted cream. 📷 #mfeb
Me: There’s a frightening number of dirty dishes in the kitchen.
Jackie: It’s not unexpected. I was just in there before you brought coffee.
Me: I didn’t say it was unexpected. I said it was frightening.
Yesterday I met friends for coffee, attended my OLLI class, and met with my Esperanto group. Today is my taiji class, an open house where my mother-in-law lives, and a Winfield Village board meeting.
Am I not the most socialist of all possible butterflies?
Check out the spectacular owl on the table in the Steeple Coffee House. Having after-lunch coffee with @jackieLbrewer.
At the Romero Street Gallery in Old Town Albuquerque, Rosie noticed me admiring this mug, bought it for me, and had the gallery ship it to me. Very handsome, and about twice the size of the coffee cups I usually drink my morning coffee out of. (So, moar coffees for me!)
Whenever I tweet about a company, I like to go ahead and tag the company in the tweet, so they can see what I’m saying about them. Besides that, I’ve a natural inclination toward brand loyalty (for companies whose products I like), so I like to keep up with what the company is doing, and twitter is a good way to do that. (Not nearly as good a way as an RSS feed, but that’s neither here nor there.)
The upshot is that I’m not infrequently searching for a company’s twitter handle—and just lately, I’m pretty often not finding one. More and more companies are limiting their social media presence to Facebook and Instagram—both of which are terrible choices.
Facebook is very bad. It tries to monetize passing on information! It deliberately holds back information that the company wants to share and that I want to see, specifically in order to pressure the company to pay up.
Instagram may be even worse. It is inherently about sharing pictures, whereas information is often best presented as text. Worse yet, it won’t share links, which is almost always what companies (should) want to do, if they’re trying to tell me about the sorts of things I want to hear about.
Twitter is a bad company that provides a service which is bad in many ways, but at least it will show me all the tweets of the company I’ve followed, tweets which can include text and links as well as pictures.
The photo at the top is of a donut I bought this morning at Industrial Donut—the latest company I noticed limiting its social media presence to Facebook and Instagram.