Giants Airplane

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 42.5mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec, ISO640
“Giants Plane” Austin, 2022

The airplane we are flying on is sporting a San Francisco Giants logo, which is weird since we are traveling from Austin to Los Angeles. I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re refused landing by the control tower at LAX!

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/950 sec, ISO32
“Mascot” Austin, 2022

Just kidding! (Go Dodgers!)

Tiger Bread

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 37.4mm, f/4, 1/25 sec, ISO1600
“Tiger Bread” Cedar Park, 2022

2022 is year of the tiger, so Mariko baked some tiger bread. The outside looks like the common orange color, but the inside is like a white tiger. It’s very cool, isn’t it? 🐯

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 39mm, f/4, 1/17 sec, ISO1600
“Tiger Bread” Cedar Park, 2022

Latest vs Original

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 21.4mm, f/8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“New and Very Old” Cedar Park, 2022

My new pair of On Cloud running shoes arrived. I usually wait for the 20-30% members-only sale at REI to buy my next pair, so when it comes time to switch over, I have shoes ready. The “experts” say that you should replace your running shoes after 400-500 miles or so, and that would mean every couple of years for me. But this past year I have been running much more, and only after 5 months, I have run 550 miles! It seems like I am just breaking in my new shoes!

Anyways, in the photo above are my brand new On Cloud running shoes (4th pair) which I will switch over to when I feel like my current shoes are ready to be retired to everyday casual use. The other pair of shoes in the photo are my original On Cloud running shoes from 2014 which I have been using as gardening/yard work/garage shoes. I will use my 2nd pair of On Clouds for that use. So it’s time to say goodbye to the old grey and orange shoes. Thank you for all the miles (and lawns mowed)!

Selling My Chromebook

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/2.8, 1/55 sec, ISO1600
“Stickered Up” Cedar Park, 2022

I’m a bit sad to be selling my beloved Chromebook, but I really no longer need it and it would be better if it found a new owner who would use it. I will miss looking at the stickers on it, which I think looked great on the white plastic shell. In fact, if Apple made a white MacBook Air, I would have gotten it so that I could sticker it up again. But now that I think about it, I can probably get a white shell case for it, right? Hmmm… something to think about.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO1600
“Stickered Up” Cedar Park, 2022

In the meantime, though, the Chromebook has been listed on Facebook marketplace and there’s a fair amount of interest so it should have a new home in a few days.

First Pizza of 2022

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Meat Lover’s” Cedar Park, 2022

I ate too much… but it was so good! Pictured above is a “meat-lover’s” pizza, but there was a second pizza with tomato, onion, mushroom and sausage. It was also excellent! ❤️🍕

Pizza is definitely a contender for the “if you could only eat one food for the rest of your life” question.