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San Francisco Chinese New Year (of the Rabbit) Parade

February 18th, 2004

A Downer Friday
For someone who hasn't been writing in his journal I seem to be writing in my journal. The scanner arrived, it's slick, I need to play with it. I need many things, playing with toys is right up there, but tomorrow, I think, tomorrow.

The rumor from many directions is there will be a large number of people laid off in our building on Friday, that our group will probably not be among them, but the thought isn't any less unsettling. There will be a bonus paid two weeks from Friday and some have wondered if the people to be laid off are being given two weeks notice to avoid paying their bonus (for work performed last year). I don't think they'd do that but it wouldn't really surprise me either. Not good to think or say that about the company you work for. Not good at all. But I digress. I complain. I'm not really in the mood for either.

I've scanned the photograph before. The child's face isn't quite right, I should get rid of the yellow cast, the white face paint needs to be whiter and still retain the red spots and black outlines. But it's better than any scan I was able to get from the old scanner. This is good and good is good. Good is always good in my book, even on the cusp of what will probably be a downer Friday.

The photograph was taken at a San Francisco Chinese New Year parade (the Year of the Rabbit) with a Nikon F5 and a 35-70mm f 2.8 Nikkor (Nikon) lens on Kodak Ektachrome 100S.