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February 3, 2015

Must Admit

Tuesday. And so to bed not all that long after ten to awaken easily thirty minutes before the alarm, up to work on yesterday's entry to eat up some of that too early thirty minutes before leaving for breakfast. We hadn't done much writing during yesterday's study in lack of ambition.

Anyway, they're saying there's a three day storm coming Thursday night that will drop one to three inches of rain, not the best forecast for the anti-fracking demonstration scheduled for Saturday in downtown Oakland, but we do need the water. They're not certain it's coming, but they're pretty sure and so it's best we hope they're right.

Even if it's going to gum up shooting that demonstration?

We need the rain, the more the better.

The morning has started well, none of yesterday's after alcohol fuzzy headed tiredness, we'll see if we can't get out and shoot pictures without dragging. With energy. With some semblance of energy. We're continue to think about all this stay inside, no interest in anything direction we're taking. Seem to be taking.

Later. A bus to the bank on Broadway to pick up the usual for the nephew's upcoming birthday, a walk then on to the pharmacy to find a card. Good. For some reason I was thinking today was Wednesday and I'd have to get the card done and mailed today, but then remembered it was Tuesday and I still had plenty of time. Doesn't matter, went out with the mail delivery guy this afternoon.

And so good: the day's task completed. Over to the construction site to take pictures, feeling much better than I had yesterday when getting outside had been so difficult. Talked with the construction manager who mentioned he'd bought his daughter a 24-70mm f 2.8 Nikkor lens for his daughter's birthday. Yes, I said. Exactly what the lady needed if she's working to become a news photographer (or most anything else photographer, for that matter). They say there may be an upgrade of this lens released this year, but better to get it now as it's a critical piece of equipment.

Says you.

We have opinions on the subject.

Mid-afternoon now, overcast, with the sun breaking through less often, not sure what to do with the rest of the day. Listen to the News Hour? Yes, as I've done in the past, although they're coverage seems more and more Mainstream Media than it's been in the past. The local liberal media I listen to is probably driving me in this direction.

You live in the right area.

I do. Might be a factor.

Evening. Nothing on television and so to bed early, wondering if an ocular something was hiding in the background. Nothing on the tablet I was wanted to watch and so lights out early and one hopes to sleep. A better day than yesterday, but not a great day, I must admit.

The photo up top was taken at the 460 Grand construction site this afternoon with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 24-120mm f 4.0 VR Nikkor lens.