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San Francisco 2004 Carnaval parade

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February 17, 2008

My Mistake
Sunday. Rain clouds this morning, but the head is good, the attitude is good and the progress noted last night with the area around the computer, the re-arrangement of the “stuff” piled up around my computer has, well, made more progress. I'm upbeat (deedle-dee-deet) and I'm going to go with it.

I mentioned I'd gone with a new hosting service. My old service had little or nothing in the way of hit statistics and tools and I wasn't thinking particularly of hit counters and such in moving. So last night in checking out their control panel I looked at the “visual” hit statistics they had available. My, my. I pay a small fee to use a counter provided by extreme-tracking (they have a free tracker many people are familiar with) but you have to add their code to each specific page you want to track so I track hits on my journal menu page and home page, but not much else. The new hosting company tracks every page and I was able to track back from multiple hits to sites I've never heard of before who've copped one of my pictures or referenced a particular journal entry. Boy-howdy, but there's a bunch of them. There's even a link to one of my photographs in a Wikipedia entry. A little ego boost can't hurt.

Yeah, but it's not a photograph of the building they were referencing.

Picky, picky.

Afternoon. The sun came out in the late morning and for some reason I felt a need to take a bus downtown to buy a tea pot at Peet's. Yes, I'd seen they had their tea pots on sale and yes I needed a tea pot, but why today? Hard to say. Bought a tea cup with a nice removable tea strainer - I'll try it later. They didn't have the pot I'd wanted in stock and the cup looked, well, interesting. - and started walking back along the sidewalk thinking I'd catch the bus in ten or fifteen minutes when it came by and then thought, as I was walking, well the day is good, my head is good and I'm feeling good so why not just keep on going until I arrive? So I did. This is a good sign. I'm into good signs.

Oh, a mistake on my part. I photographed the cars instead of the people standing there watching. My mistake.

The photograph was taken at the 2004 San Francisco Carnaval parade with a Nikon F5 probably mounted with a 135mm f 2.0 Nikkor lens at f 2.0 on Ektachrome 100.