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Lake Merritt area

April 3rd, 2002

Feeling Fine
Wednesday night, home now after a few drinks with friends at the brewery pub after work. Good to get out.

Work goes on at four hundred miles an hour, but more smoothly. Four hundred miles an hour without so many bumps is better, but better than what?

I have this urge to buy another lens for the camera. Another two lenses for the cameras. This has been a tug of war of sorts, but one of these days I'm going to spend a whole lot more money than I should on something I don't really need. Nikon has a 28 - 70mm f 2.8 zoom that is one of those must have items for people with more money than brains..., or talent. And the f 2 105mm, the one they say is so nice, would probably be..., nice. I used almost nothing else when I was shooting in the seventies, probably because back then that's the only lens I owned, I'm not sure why I haven't acquired one by now. I would use them both, replacing the 35mm - 70mm f 2.8 zoom and the f 2 135mm I use so extensively now. The other ten or so are just so many lumps of exotic glass I happen to have sitting in my closet. So much for buying another car.

A DVD copy of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai arrived today, along with Decade, a Neil Young CD collection, Dark Side of the Moon and the first two Roxy Music albums. I don't care what you say about Neil Young. There's a Janis Joplin - Big Brother and the Holding Company DVD on the way as well. I suspect an old friend took part in the production. Funky old nostalgia stuff, but, you know, I'm four beers into the evening and I'm feeling fine.

The photograph was taken near Lake Merritt in Oakland.