Heed not Steve

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falling leaves –
Halloween waits
just outside

© Steve Mitchell 2019

Burning A Hole In My Pocket

Okay.  When the iPhones 11 and 11 pro were introduced, Lucie asked me, “Are you going to update to the new iPhone?”

And I was all like, “I hadn’t really planned on it.”

And she was all, “Oh, I figured you’d want it because of the new, improved cameras.”

And I was all, “new improved cameras? huh…”

I’m paraphrasing.

Then, I saw a youtube video where some talking head discussed how the new iPhones have the hardest glass of any smartphone!

And I was all, The hardest glass of any smartphone?  I MUST have that phone!


So, I payed the last installment on my iPhone X, and ordered an iPhone 11 pro max in gold.  I gave Lucie my iPhone X.  She’d been using my old iPhone 7.

She’s more impervious to technology’s siren song.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, siren song…Wait, Steve, you might be saying, I thought you didn’t like the plus sized phones.  Why’d you get the 11 pro max?

You weren’t?

Well, I’ll tell you.

A coworker got a new 11 pro and he mistakenly referred to it as an 11 pro max.  I looked at it and thought to myself, The max isn’t that big at all!  I’m going to get the max!

He didn’t actually have the pro max, but, it turns out, I like the bigger size very much.  It’s not as convenient to carry around, but, I’ve got big hands so using it isn’t any harder for me, and I like the extra screen real estate.

Initially I wanted the midnight green color, but it was further back ordered, so I got the gold.  It matches my watch.

Wait!  You have the gold watch?

Oh, yeah.  I guess I haven’t mentioned that.  Back in January, I splurged on a series 4 gold stainless steel watch.  Do you remember, way, way back when the first watch came out, they had the gold edition version with the midnight blue leather band?  Remember how much I coveted that watch?

Well, there’s no way I can spend $15,000 on a watch.  But the gold stainless steel version is a different story.  Also, the series 4 was getting rave reviews.

I like to buy Apple watches on eBay after the initial rush, but, for this one I paid full retail.

It’s gold!  It’s got rave reviews!

Lucie now has my old series 2 black, stainless steel, watch.

As far as the series 5, I’m in no rush.  I’ll likely start scouring eBay.  I kind of dig the titanium edition, but I don’t want to spend 900 bucks on it.

Time is on my side.


Anyhow, as much as I liked the iPhone X, I very much much like the 11 pro max.  I’d show you photo of it, but I don’t have any way to take a picture of it.

Well, hold on.  I have an idea.

I’ll be right back…


umm, I’ve only got one phone…

Okay, there, you get the general idea.  I’m sure you’ve seen them on the TV.

That’s an aramid fiber case which works with a magnetic car mount so I don’t have to keep the phone in my lap while I drive or risk the phone sliding all around the passenger seat.

I guess I should’ve taken the photo without the case so you can see the stainless steel band around the phone.  It pretty much matches the gold stainless steel watch.

Oh, here…



Btw, Arrow and Board sells gold watchband adaptors which match the gold stainless steel nearly perfectly.  I’m wearing a midnight blue sport band in this photo, with no adaptors, so, ahh, I guess you can’t actually see the adaptors of which I speak.

I guess my photos aren’t especially useful today.


Maybe later I’ll do another post about the watch and the adaptors and my blue leather watch strap.

In any case, that’s all, I suppose.

Every two years I get Apple tech fever.

Functionally, the iPhone 11 pro max isn’t much different from any other phone.  It’s a little faster.  The cameras are very good.  The battery life is great.  For now, at least, this phone is top-of-the-line.

I like it a lot.  It’ll hold me awhile.


Are We Nature?



by the sun


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last day of summer

we imagine our future

and our past


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Gato Cosmos

to launch


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No Chime

summer storm-

knocks on our door knocks

down our plants


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One Of These Things

he tries to capture
the moon – low and large,


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Hola Gato

in morning dress

in evening light

our dapper




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Sometimes, Just Sometimes, If The Light Is Just Right And If You Squint Just So, When You Really, Really Look At A Plant, It Almost Seems To Have A Human Personality…


In The Sky With The Sun





© Steve Mitchell 2019