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San Francisco 2009 Cherry Blossom Parade.

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April 27, 2009

Getting Smarter
Monday. The difference in how I feel this morning is astounding. An order of magnitude difference. The mind sharp, the body fresh, the attitude good with the possible exception of the fact I'm buzzing a bit, sensitive to a world around me that seems slow and stodgy. A cranky old man attitude, in other words, and not something I like to see in myself. Wham! Bam! Thank you mam! Just like that. Will it last? Probably not, but this is the first time I've seen this kind of improvement and it's a little shocking, shocking in the sense I'd obviously forgotten what “feeling good” is about, that I'd sunk into some kind of mind numbing miasma, slipped into it easily and somehow had forgotten what “feeling like a human being” was about.

You're back just like that?

Rather amazing. We'll see how it lasts. The blood pressure is still fifteen points low, but without apparent effect. Cross that one off the list. Who knows what else is going on, but I feel like taking pictures, properly reconfiguring the main computer and catching up on email. Just like that. Yes, I have my fingers crossed, as I've undoubtedly jinxed myself right off the cliff, but we're happy here at the moment and busting out like a kid with a bag full of fireworks. Hup! Hup! Hup!

Calming down a bit: I managed breakfast at the usual place reading The Times in real detail for a change of pace (there's a long and instructive article on Timothy Geithner that should give everyone pause) before driving to the hospital for my blood test. I figured get it over with now and don't wait for the hospital lab to become a swine flu hot bed. No need to die of swine flu right after recovering (mostly recovering) from this operation. Not before I've had a chance to take some pictures.

We don't need to be thinking about no stinkin’ swine flu please.


Later. I did some laundry and I'm thinking of taking a walk. Watch me overdo it and spend tomorrow feeling sorry for myself.

Later still. I took a nap rather than a walk. Could be a sign I'm getting smarter.

The photograph was taken at the San Francisco 2009 Cherry Blossom Parade Sunday with a Nikon D3 mounted with a 70 - 200mm f 2.8 Nikkor VR lens at 1/1600 second, f 2.8, ISO 200.