Thursdays are super scary days because of the #ThrowbackThursday or #tbt posts on your social media memories.
Unfamiliar with Throwback Thursdays? It’s a hashtag highlighting photos of anything in your past: your deceased dog Bonner when he/she was still alive; you and mom at the neighborhood park when you were 8 years old; a gold ring today paired with a memory of 10 years ago; or your hairstyle from your 2001 high school graduation. The possibilities are perpetual.
The embarrassments are endless.
Timehop is an app that automatically pulls a screenshot of that date from your linked social media. Each year’s image can be shared as-in on those same social media outlets. You can also create a Then&Now image adding an current photo to that previous memory to compare and share.
My phone setting update apps manually because I want control over new versions. Updating apps also remind me that those apps exist. I totally forgot this app existed. I can’t remember that last time I did a Throwback Thursday post, nor the last time I used an image from Timehop.
Today is Thursday. Today is a odd-date normal blogging day. Five years ago, April 23 was a Thursday. On that day, I tweeted about this A to Z Challenge. Serendipity. Today, I capture Thursday moments from Timehop.
Five years ago, the geolocation app I adore, Swarm, shows me checking-in at Three Days Gourmet Cafe after doctor-requested bloodwork. I went to my Starbucks at Ford & Lotz Rds. in Canton, MI. In the comment box, I noted using my reusable Steelers mug for a Frappuccino. I exercised at home afterwards.
Here’s where the A to Z Challenge shows up. In 2015, I tweeted in an #azchat about a struggling and ultimately uncompleted attempt at this challenge five years ago. I wonder if that chat is still around. Is the hashtag still used? You bet’cha I’m looking for that after finishing this post.
April 23, 2015 was Earth Day. My Instagram post that day was a Then&Now Timehop photo. Since that post was “1 Year Ago,” my memory that year was from 2014. However, since Timehop was a Then post from 2014, the memory actually came from 2013.
Oh, the things that happen when you unravel time travel.