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December 7, 2014

Holiday Parade

Sunday. Lights out around ten, to sleep whenever, awake a good half an hour before the alarm, no way to do anything other than get up, get ready and head over to the morning café for breakfast early, the staff members not arriving until close to seven and so waiting, sitting in the car for a good fifteen minutes. What the hell, newspapers in hand, plenty of time to read the papers and have breakfast, the morning has started well. (Except the sleep will come back one of these hours and bite me.)

Later. A nap right out of the box. Not a long nap, maybe an hour, but ready then to address the (overcast) morning, heading off with a camera to buy an ice cream bar. Right? Makes sense? First thing one does when one is coherent is buy an ice cream bar? Made perfectly good sense to me.

Again, overcast, not overly warm, an afternoon of working on web pages, taking another look at the computer (those disk drives again, one working fine, three others that seem to be hidden) and checking to see what's not on television. I did watch the first episode of a series I'd never heard of before (I'm totally clueless with what's been on commercial television - not looking for a gold star in saying this) on the tablet last night, not sure I want to do it again tonight.

It's early.

Indeed it is.

Later still. A bit of a hole in the construction photographs during the time I took off for Portland, but life will stumble forward. Still, a useful session this afternoon working on the web sites, the day skipping/tripping right on by.

Evening. Nothing on television (unless you count that verging on horrible Korean thing I managed to get my head around), so off to bed after to tackle something on the tablet. Not a bad day, I'd say, even with the cancellation of the Holiday Parade.

The photo up top was taken at the 2013 Oakland Childrens' Holiday Parade with a Nikon D4 mounted with a 24-120mm f/4.0 VR Nikkor lens.