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February 25, 2017


Saturday. To bed and lights out again quite early, to get to sleep without trouble and then awaken before six. Just before six. We'll say another good night's sleep from the look and feel of it, but we said that yesterday and then zoned right out.

No rain and clear skies, though, and so a walk to breakfast, crossing the street this time to the lake to take a couple of pictures. Not too cold, the plain waffle with sliced bananas and strawberries with fruit cup and coffee for breakfast, still on the play it safe for this week's breakfasts routine, to then walk back home under a bright sky. Some clouds, but white innocent looking clouds.

We won't say anything about the day, although we'll at least check out the farmers market at noon to see if there will be anyone demonstrating. I'd like to say I'll also go somewhere else, as well, if only nearby, but we've said that before and done nothing. Worse yet, said it knowing we'd most likely do nothing.

Later. No sign of a demonstration when I walked over to the theater area just after noon and so walked on to the Lakeshore ATM to discover, for the second time in recent times, the ATM was out of order. Still, a decent walk, and so back home, stopping by the burger drive-in on the way to pick up another grilled cheese sandwich. Three days in a row with this grilled cheese sandwich business.

Later still. Late in the afternoon now and it's looks more like rain, the Weather Underground site saying some chance this evening, more of a chance tomorrow evening, but I still didn't take the opportunity to get outside again.

Evening. Nothing on television. I can get myself to watch the Law & Order series and did so both this afternoon and early evening, but this is the “Special Victims Unit” iteration and I find the emphasis on sexual crimes against women and kids more often than not depressing. The various similarly named series that seem to specialize in serial killers have a similar effect.

And so?

And so to bed and the tablet to watch a movie on Netflix: cops and robbers in Brazil. No serial killers or sexual deviants involved. Just your normal everyday mix of murderers, extortionists, crooked cops and politicians.

The photo up top was taken at the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.