I’m tired of the winter weather, but it does provide an opportunity to try e-biking in snow. Fresh powder is much more fun than icy rutted snow.
Month: February 2021
Back in the G-Shock World
After flirting with vintage G-Shock watches and learning about resin rot, I cashed out, making about a $30 profit on a $1 watch + battery, and forgot about them for a while.
When Casio added a step tracker to some of their watches, I decided to dip a toe (or rather, a wrist) back in the G-Shock waters.
I’ve had an Apple Watch, a Fitbit watch, and even a Pebble watch (some people still remember them), and the most useful thing to me was the pedometer.
There are only a few G-Shocks with a step tracker. I chose the budget-minded GBD800 ($100) – part of the G-SQUAD exercise-oriented line. It has the usual suite of timer and alarm settings, but no ABC (altimeter, barometer, compass) functions. To get those with a pedometer, you have to step up to the GGB100 Mudmaster, which costs almost four times more.
Updike Farmstead in Winter
It’s cold out and there’s been snow on the ground for two weeks so it was a short visit to the Updike Farmstead, part of the Princeton Battlefield/Stony Brook Settlement Historic District and headquarters of the Princeton Historical Society.
Mardi Gras House Floats
New Orleans Mardi Gras parades have been cancelled because of COVID, so people are decorating their houses as floats instead:
‘Float houses’ are popping up all over New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2021: Now with 250 photos!
How the Mardi Gras float house phenomenon began and how it’s spreading beyond New Orleans
Featured image source: Reuters/Kathleen Flynn