Aby-a-Day – 10 April: A sketchy packing job (Cartoon Tuesday)

While I was at the Winners Show, I found this sketch I had done on my (then new) iPad Pro with the coordinated Apple Pencil. I am not sure where I was going with this, but it had something to do with packing to move to Sweden. I wish I had put in the conversation Angel and Jacoby are having.

Aby-a-Day – 6 April: Wordless Wednesday (It’s so shiny!)

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Aby-a-Day – 25 March: The first time Strollercat went to the Apple Store (Friday Flashback)

The very first time Jacoby went to the Apple Store was back in 2011, when we went to get our brand new iPhone 3. It was a Massachusetts sales tax holiday, so everyone was trying to get a phone to save money, and we had to stand in line for a while.

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That was his first, tiny stroller.

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He seemed to enjoy himself.

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And then, just for comparison, here we are on our most recent trip.

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He still enjoys coming out on errands with me!

Aby-a-Day – 24 March: Pulling up a stool at the Genius Bar

When you need to go to the Genius Bar at the Apple Store, you’re experiencing a multitude of emotions.

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Of course, you’re totally stressed out and worried about your machine isn’t working right.

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It’s almost like worrying about a sick loved one. Perhaps worse, since apart from AppleCare, your machine hasn’t got health insurance…which means it’s probably going to cost you.

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Admittedly, there’s a certain thrill when you get to the Genius Bar.

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And then, when you’re met and greeted by an Apple Store concierge, you feel so special.

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But, once you’re checked in, you wait.

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And wait…

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…and wait…

Aby-a-Day – 21 March: Apple Over Boylston (Hipstamatic Monday)

Of course I had to play with Hipstamatic while we were at the Apple Store.

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I love the randomness of it.

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It’s like in the old days, when I had a little Instamatic and used 126 Kodapak film.

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Except, you know, you don’t have to pay for the film and the processing.

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But the funny thing is, the same number of good photos come out regardless of whether you take 24 shots or 2,400.

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I thought I would miss using film…but you know, I really don’t.

Aby-a-Day – 15 March: Playing with Pencil (Cartoon Tuesday)

So I broke down and bought myself an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to go with it. I haven’t had much time to play with it yet, but I did do this quick sketch of Jacoby.

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It’s so much better than trying to draw on my Wacom tablet, but I still need some practice…

Aby-a-Day – 13 March: Stairway to Genius

One thing the Boston flagship Apple Store is known for is its 3-story-tall spiral glass staircase.

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And it is gorgeous. A bit treacherous if you’re on the small side of the steps, but it’s pretty. Apple has even patented this glass cylinder staircase design.

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Jacoby thought it was pretty interesting.

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He seemed to really enjoy watching people go up and down the steps.

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Although I always try to remember not to wear a skirt when I go there…because reasons.

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Of course there’s an elevator, too. How do you think Jake and I got to the Genius Bar on the third floor? I don’t know what I’ll do in Sweden, though. The closest Apple Store is in Helsingborg; the other two are in Stockholm and Malmö. No more walking to get my machines fixed…