I took my car to get detailed yesterday because it had these little rusty water stains on it.
The stains came from rain that would come from the leaky roof of the parking garage I used to keep it in.
Since I don't like my car getting stained while it sits in a garage that's ostensibly there to keep it safe from stuff like rusty rain water, I moved it to the garage right next door.
The new garage is very clean and new and seemingly well sealed.
But every time I saw the stains, I was reminded of that other garage and the patronizing manager who said they weren't responsible for damage to cars that park there.
First, I tried getting the car washed but it didn't remove the stains.
Then, I looked up car detailing places on Yelp and found a place in Bushwick with 5 stars and photos of well-groomed Lamborghinis. I took the car there yesterday.
I walked around Bushwick for a few hours while I waited for the car to be ready.
I came across the white version of the second car I owned. My 240 was gray, but other than that this looks to be the same year (1988).
I got a tofu + mushroom burger at a Japanese place that was open for indoor dining. There was only one other person there, and they were far away from me.
I drew a photo of some birch sticks they had as décor, and one of the ceiling lamps.
On my walk back to pickup the car, I came across this bit of graffiti on the sidewalk:
I appreciate the economy of the spelling. Feel like it should be GZUS - but whatever.
March 7, 2021
These iPhones take darn good photos these days.
March 5, 2021
If you're looking for a way to spruce up your checking-the-weather routine, check out (Not Boring) Weather on iOS.
The developers took a 3D-rendering engine to make weather... not boring?
This is what the developers say..
What if you could play the daily weather like you play a song? Scrub through a day and experience the shifts in weather over the course of a day like a timelapse shot.
See also: other times I've written about iOS apps here.
February 27, 2021
There's not really a good trailer and it shows up as a show with 1 season and 1 episode but we watched this documentary about Patrice O'Neal, who died from a stroke in 2011 last night. It was good.
We watched via iTunes.
Here's a trailer/preview:
February 22, 2021
Cheekface is a band from LA that pairs clever talk-singing lyrics with catchy guitar/bass hooks.
Kind of like Talking Heads music-wise and the Front Bottoms lyrics-wise.
Here are some lyrics from the song Best Life:
in the future, everyone will be my friend for 15 minutes
and we'll look amazing when we're in portrait mode
we are writers! creatives! we work remotely!
i am furiously Juuling™ on the coffee shop patio!
Listen to them here on bandcamp:
or Apple Music:
February 12, 2021