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August 12, 2016

Bed Yet

Friday. Another somewhat uneven night's sleep to awaken at twenty after six and get up thinking “this day is starting somewhat slowly”, but coming up to speed fairly quickly once I'd shaved and listened to Democracy Now list all the income the Clintons have received from corporations and foreign governments over these last several years. OK, OK. Enough of that for the day.

A walk to breakfast running a little late, having a pork chop, country potatoes, eggs over medium, fruit cup and coffee this morning as the weight is still hovering a bit lower than I'd like. The important decision of the day behind me, a walk home with the sun peeking through a cloud covered sky, but a cloud covered sky that wasn't going to last through the morning. The thought, anyway, on this last day of a work week Friday.

Later. “Important decisions for the day” done by breakfast. Hmm. I seem to have crawled into bed and taken a series of naps once we'd returned from breakfast. No tablet watching, just naps. It's now after three and we're up and about, but only just now up and about.

A walk to the café by the fitness center for a cup of coffee and an ice cream sandwich. Why ice cream and coffee I can't say, but that's what I wanted and that seems to be what I got. Back then to the apartment to lie down briefly again, this day now ending in naps. Which is maybe to the good as it will (please) get me in shape for the weekend and the Pistahan Parade and Festival in San Francisco tomorrow. Been six years since I last photographed it.

Evening. Watched Democracy Now while preparing the initial web pages for tomorrow's Pistahan Festival & Parade. I did this for the Nihonmachi Festival and then ended up not getting enough pictures for a section. Didn't get enough for..., well, we'll not talk about that.

Watched New Tricks, one I suspect I've seen before, but couldn't really say. Probably for the best, an oddball plot, but evidently interesting enough for me to watch. Charlie Rose followed with an interview with Scott Anderson, discussing his “Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart” article in the Atlantic, outlining the history starting back with the first World War that has led us into our Middle East mess, going over territory I've heard him go over recently in Democracy Now and KPFA interviews. He makes us out as idiots. Bush administration idiots, certainly, but plenty of idiocy to go around.

And so this nap time day is over, time for bed. We'll skip the tablet.


True. I can't really be sure. I haven't gotten into bed yet.

The photo up top was taken at the San Francisco Anime & Cosplay Festival with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.