À propos of nothing: I can confirm that tourists have started traveling back to Paris. In the second half of the summer last year, it was mostly Europeans (Italians and Spaniards, predominantly.) This time around, the number of overseas US visitors is skyrocketing by the day!
The immediate follow-up for me now is to think about Micro.blog vs DayOne vs Tumblr (also an Automattic acquisition)
For the use that I personally have, all of these have inter-connections…
Good evening, Paris
A perfect Sunday morning: - walking to get a morning coffee at a café terrace - picking up some pastries and fresh produce - preparing a homemade brunch, along with fresh juice and coffee
❤️ Partners in crime forever ♾
I hereby declare Cold Brew season… OPEN!
Loving my new friend 🥰
Pre-curfew social activities
📸🎙🖼 My wife’s work and art is being featured today on The Avid Pen
My first bike in my adult life! (MBK Super Sport from the late 80s)
Summer Vibes ready!
A trip down to my parents’ place means that I’ve been able to recover a few records!
A nice day!
You know the vibes
“_Les voyages en train_”
One last little walk in Montmartre before going on a weeklong holiday ✌🏼
Trying to think about what would be the simplest/cheapest and overall best way to set up an automated newsletter whenever I post something on Micro.blog 🤔
Maybe something based on the RSS feed of my “Life” category to keep up with friends & family…
Bank Holiday Monday
Montmartre, a green walk between rainy skies
Literal first drink outdoors this year! #EnTerasse
During Covid Times, I don’t exactly have drinking buddies… basically I need more @Untappd friends!
THERAPY & CATHARSIS is singing this at the top of my lungs!
I stopped caring what people thought about me at 18 years old, and I can’t stress enough how great it’s been for my own mental health, sense of success, and dealing with success or failure!
Monday Wisdom: Be kind to others but don’t forget to be even kinder to yourself!
Black & White outfit type of day
A few weeks ago, my wife and I decided to treat ourselves and wanted to make sure we’d remember this difficult 2020-2021 in a positive light.
We had our photos taken by @FlaneriePhoto on an early morning in the City. Love how it turned out!
Random 📸 shots
People who have known me for over 5 years know of my love of indie publications! Stoked to have supported @CourierMedia for years and even more so since @DanielGiaco joined!
- 1 oz Agave
- 0.5 oz St Germain
- fill with litchi juice
My first concert was on April 14th, 2004. (First concert away from going with my parents, etc.) Ever since then, something interesting has ALWAYS happened on April 14th. Let’s see if it all goes according to plan tomorrow :)
The other thing that drives me 🍌/🥜 is organizing social group gatherings (which are illegal for the time being BTW). Sometimes it’s really tiring living in a country where the default culture is to do as you please, regardless of official government guidelines… 🤬😤
Having a hard time empathising with French people going on holidays to Spain rn. Besides the legally-gray area (we’re currently in lockdown), the audacity of traveling abroad while the pandemic rages on feels incredibly selfish. We’re barely supposed to leave our 10km radius.
We’re on another snow alert until tomorrow afternoon but here I am squeezing in a quick run… 🤷🏻♂️ 🥶
Big throwback #OnThisDay: a hot afternoon walking around in Dubai :)
This #TibzWorldTour was definitely the trip of a lifetime!
There was good light in here
Happy Easter y’all! 🐰 🍫 🥚 🌱
Cocktail Lockdown SZN
Places old and new
Taking a few days off, and really started with waking up at 6am to do a morning photo shoot with my wife, in Paris 🤩
Been listening to my pop punk staples for the past week and it’s legitimately helped with my mental health!
Fall Out Boy, MCR, Simple Plan, Blink, Green Day, Sun 41, where my pop punk squad at?!
Sunday fun day
Empty stomach 🤤 + 7% beer 🍺 = 😵🤪
Pandemic, lockdown, and sunshine: Cocktail season is upon us!
Little known thing about me: I take my fun very seriously!
The past year, living through this global pandemic, has definitely had its ups and downs. In these difficult times, I’m incredibly grateful to have found my place as part of a few wonderful online communities.
I’m proud to have recreated this sense of “life outside of work”, making new friends along the way!
To illustrate this point, I now have a regular spot on a weekly podcast, discussing all things Manchester City Football Club.
Feel free to watch this latest episode and share any feedback — I’m always keen to engage with fellow sports fans: ⚽️🏉🏈🏀⚾️🏒🏎 — or to discover what everyone has focused on OUTSIDE of work since Covid (or prior to that!)
Monday Wisdom: “It’s a marathon, not a sprint” — apply it where needed (in life, at work, in creativity, or anywhere you see fit) and see you at the finish line!
My parents are giving me a serious case of wanderlust!
Third Wave Third Lockdown in Paris… Here we go!
Having a hard time justifying/tolerating the selfishness of people around me traveling to Italy/Spain for a week-long holiday, enjoying bars and restaurants 😞 🤷🏻♂️
Recent pics 📸
Work hard, but don’t take yourself too seriously!
Even a year of Pandemic won’t bring us down!
Had to break out the #BelAir on this sunny weekend @MikeDSykes #TheKicksWeWear
Pandemic Mood Lifters — if you know you know!
No joke, I’ve been listening to this podcast since I was 13-15, about 15 years ago!
Still one of my favorite shows to listen to today!
Anyone else had their formative Internet years on Tumblr? 🙋🏻♂️
(Along with MySpace and early years FB/Twitter)
Holy shit @KITH is opening a store in Paris!
Ahead of #PSGASM, a great memory from last year’s epic 3-3 draw with the one and only @walexturner
Virtual Office Activity: @Spendesk Cooking Class with a famous chef! Can’t wait to taste this tiramisu!
Curfew Anniversary Authentic Mexican Food
Well, looks like I’m gonna start being a regular on the Manchester is Blue podcast! ⚽️💙
Whoever put the Dr Mario mosaic above a medical lab, THANK YOU!
Bourse du Commerce and its rotunda is finally fully renovated! Gorgeous area!
Was wonderful to take a day off today! Birthday week + Lunar New Year celebrations + a lovely winter walk in town!
Happy 30th to the love of my life!
New delivery from @1PetiteMousse — love to discover new different types of beers
Decadent leftover lunch: Southern-American style chicken & waffles
Snow Day ❄️
I might ask her to marry me again…
February is my favorite month and time of the year: birthdays & anniversaries season + @SixNationsRugby (always a good time for family time, together or apart!)
Merci @1PetiteMousse ! #BeerOClock
Nice to see some blue sky today after a few too many rainy days in a row
I’m definitely over the top tonight: not sure how she keeps up with me sometimes haha 😛 #TibzTheSportsGuy
Another fun @Spendesk company delivery today!
Snow day in Paris, first time I see this in person since 2012
2021 is the new that I switch/upgrade to Raw Denim
Haven’t had a CASS since my trip to Korea in 2017! 🤤 🍺
🐞 Taking care of our pet ladybug at lunchtime… this little one found itself in the kitchen a few days ago, and we’ve seen her pop back on occasion.
Since it’s cold outside it was time to create a little environment for her :)
FUUUUCK it is 0*C outside right now!
Heat check on a cold winter day!
I feel seen: have had to go through these hoops since 2009 so it felt nice to see an acknowledgment that immigrants have always had to deal with technology to keep up with family back home!
2021 off to a good start 👑
Perfect end of a two weeks-long holiday:
- ⚽️ #CHEMCI at 5:30pm.
- 🏈 #Ravens at Bengals at 7pm.
- 🍝 Lasagna dinner at 8pm.
- 🏉 #ASMR92 at 9pm.
- 😴 Sleep at 11pm.
I’m a simple and happy man!
Very cold but efficient run today! strava.app.link/bwJbEP8fK…
New Year’s Day
The best NYE is the one you have in your own home #BonneAnnee #2021 #HappyNewYear #Byebye2020
Pixar’s #Soul is hella fun and wholesome! Perfect watch to wrap up 2020!
“German Christmas Market” feast over-delivered!
Taking Xmas present #2 for a ride today
A lovely Christmas Day!
If I hadn’t married this woman, I definitely would now, on the spot
Merry Christmas and happy holidays everybody 🎄
Lovely day out despite the grey, today
When that private sale on Korean Skincare product hits: #SpaDay
Experimenting with #Spectre for long exposure + Post Processing in #VSCO
Company Corporate Swag leveled up this year! 😷👕 @Spendesk
My German coworker came to Paris bearing GIFTS 🎁 🍻 🇩🇪
Memories from my trip around the world, on a warm summer day in Bali
Years after @danielgiaco recommended it to me in person, I’ve finally read ”All That Man Is” by David Szalay.
An introspective read for me, as I get closer to 30 years old and wrap up the year just before taking a break fir the holidays
Will be off work for two weeks starting this weekend.
Good opportunity to update and refresh my website/microblog & social profiles!
I’m participating in a (niche) podcast for the first time in ages later this evening!
Looking forward to it, but I feel a bit of impostor syndrome for the first time in a while.
Though the excitement means it’s something I care about 🤗 💙
Happy Hannukah! 🕎
Quite excited about my Fantasy Basketball team 🏀🤩
Her first Christmas tree ever 🎄
🍔 The (veggie) Burger Queen strikes again
So proud: my wife was interviewed to talk about interior design, art, and staying creative during the pandemic!
I take my duty as a husband very seriously!
Me, a @WashWizards fan: “Aww man, I feel sad that the Wiz traded John Wall, even for Russ”
My wife (a Maryland native and formerly living in DC) who turned me into a Wizards fan: “Well, they couldn’t win anything for 10 years, so maybe the change is good…”
Here’s to a great weekend
#Thanksgiving dinner was fantastic this year thankyouverymuch
Anyone who knows my wife knows how much she loves cheese— more than dessert! So I got her a CHEESE ADVENT CALENDAR this year 😆 🧀
Getting ready for Thanksgiving (since Thursday isn’t a holiday in France, we waited until the weekend)
Love these hidden little Parisian passages
Pumpkin pie & Espresso Martini!
We bought a bar cart!
Boozy couple of days
When life & work gets stressful, I’m grateful that I can always count on @Complexion’s The Future Beats Show
Good morning @ParisJeTaime!
Took a wonderful pre-lunch walk today 🤗 💕
It’s about that time! #MCILIV
👛 🧺 🦷 Just went in a bargain shopping spree and bought a 2 year supply of laundry detergent, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Ask me anything.
Two highlights of the day #GoodVibesOnly: - family sent over food goodies and specialities from back home - and a very good friend working for Puma gifted me this season’s @ManCity home kit
❤️ 🤩 😭
5:45pm local time, US election day. Beer o’clock? Bourbon Time?
It’s Steelers week for this Ravens fan! 💪🏼🐦 🏈 #RavensFlock
Lockdown outing for the legal hour-long walk
About last night: #lockdown part deux, day one
And now for tonight’s entertainment… a gorgeous Australian beer (#Straya #Melbourne) with fantastic notes of chocolate
Dia de los MuerTibz
“In this house we take our food very fucking seriously”
Well, we’re going into to lockdown again so…
An afternoon walk… #Paris
I finally figured out how to make “second screen” work on our TV, perfect for game days! #MUNCHE + #BVBSCH #RevierDerby
Testing @Halide #HalideMkII with quick VSCO edits
I’m the type of person who creates a custom @Loom video to respond to my customers, AND I WAVE AT THE END WHEN I SAY GOODBYE
Fuck 2020, we livin’! Invest in yourself, your home, your life 😊
So many podcasts… so little time!
I need a lot more #VelvetUnderground in my life!
French weekend dinner
“French Fast Food & Home Décor”
Thinking of COVID and Parisians’ attitude of disregard of guidelines when it comes to sacrifices of their oh-so-important social life, I can only think of a quote from my wife, recently: > “Better be lonely than dead”
About last night…
Tonight was our Fantasy Football draft! Excited!
“can you all see my screen?”
Nice day out today: running errands in style, shopping, and starting a locally-sourced liquor cabinet
Micro-photo-blogging series from the past few weeks in the south of France and being back in Paris
The one time I’ll support PSG: in the final #UCL final against a foreign team I don’t support…
Bye bye 👋🏼 see you soon #Paris
Had to go to the fancy part of town today to run an errand…
First beer and first pizza in 3 months, had to go to the award winning #Bijou
This heat is very uncomfortable
Morning ride before the heatwave hit
The only way to eat during a heatwave!
Japanese drinks & dinner, and Lebanese ice-cream
So excited for the return of the @ChampionsLeague #UCL tonight! #CmonCity #MCIRMA
Morning light on the couch 😊
A Good Day
Dim sums and the slow end of my keto diet/transitioning to low-carb
So yeah today was a great first day at @Spendesk! Incredibly helpful, friendly, and welcoming team and some nice company perks to get his party started! 💪🏼