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August 7, 2017

For Bed

Monday. I was tired by the time I got to bed last night and so to sleep before ten to then awaken at six minutes to six in time to listen to the KPFA five minute news that started one minute later. Overcast and cool outside, but off walking to breakfast in a reasonably good mood. I wonder how many times I've used the word “good” in this journal? In the first paragraph? Too many to be good.

The plain waffle with sliced bananas and strawberries, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast with most of the usual customers who have breakfast there in the mornings. Not many of us, three or four, but I'm not the only regular, just the most regular of the regulars.

The walk home, still overcast, still taking the same mind numbing pictures. A “good” start to another day and another week, in other words.

Later. A bath and then a lie down on the bed for about an hour. Tired all of a sudden. Up then to catch a bus downtown to have lunch in the City Center, feeling better. More alert, anyway. A box of Good & Plenty from the convenience store and then a chicken Caesar salad and coffee at an outside table taking a picture of this guy over on the Tribune building both before and after. Not a job I'd want. Ever.

A walk then to the construction site at Broadway and 17th to take a couple of pictures before catching the bus home and listen to the news while processing pictures. Maybe finish the Nihonmachi pictures. Work to do there. Later.

Later still. Finished the Nihonmachi pictures and then got back into redoing the three earlier sections, basically bringing the names of the earlier pictures and web pages into sequence and cleaning up some of the earlier HTML code. Takes time, not really necessary, but I've decided I'm up for the effort. So has gone the afternoon.

Evening. Kept the news running in the background and continued on the Nihonmachi project. Bailed at eight to check out Charlie Rose for all of two minutes before bailing for bed.

The photo up top was taken at the Fremont Festival of the Arts yesterday afternoon with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.