Possibly new segment on the blog: 5 Things from the previous week that I feel like sharing...
01. Pearl Jam Vs. Turns 22
"Vs." by Pearl Jam was released on October 19, 1993! I bought this album (on CD... that's Compact Disc) at the midnight release at Record Time (RIP) in Roseville, Michigan. The vinyl was released a week prior, which I also bought on release day, but just sold on eBay.
My Top 3 Songs from Vs.
- Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
02. 120 Over 80
I recently upgraded phones and found that Weightbot (4-years of data!) was no longer in the app store and stalled my phone backup, so I had to find a new weight tracking app. Finally found Withings would allow me to import my CSV file and also sync with Apple Health. This lead me to looking into their product offerings and I have my eye on this Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor Cuff. Here's an article that supports the use of automated cuffs and taking readings throughout the day: Traditional Blood Pressure Readings Get a Demotion.
03. Be Kind to Animals
Until we get serious as a society about the treatment of animals, stories like this will continue to be all too common. 93 days in jail isn't enough. A fine of up to $1,000 isn't enough. Up to 200 hours of community service isn't enough.
04. Grinta Cycling Kit
Personal projects are the best way for me to learn new things, so here are a few mocks I created for my dream Grinta Ciclismo Club kit. I'll probably swap out the Grinta font for my own brush script, but for now, here's a look at the jersey for the cycling kit.
Since it's a bit too late for cyclocross and winter kit designs, the plan is to have a kit prepared for spring and offer it for pre-order in early 2016 for anyone interested. I still need to select a clothing brand, which is tough for me since a 3X for most brands is about a Medium on me! BTW, I'm also available for kit design projects for your cycling clubs or bike shops as well.