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Oakland City Center with the sun behind the APL building.

Under here.

January 18, 2009

Given The Choice
Sunday. A lesson learned last night: when I eat, no matter how little or what, I need to lie down for ten to thirty minutes for the stomach pain to go away. It does go away, but sitting in the movie theater last night was one long stomach problem no matter how I stretched or changed position in my seat. A decent movie - off the wall, a made in Sweden subtitled different take on a vampire theme, something you'd think wouldn't be possible anymore - but a painful stomach made it a trial. But, you learn. This thing will be fixed soon enough and being retired I can lie down after eating without much trouble so no reason to despair. I have learned, however, to not eat anything whatsoever before sitting down in a theater.

A walk to breakfast a bit later than usual (maybe “usual” isn't so early anymore), a nice breakfast while reading the paper, a walk back to the apartment as the stomach was revving up, fifteen minutes lying down in bed to head it off at the pass and now the day ahead: the weather good now that the early morning fog has burned off, the aches and pains at rest, the head somewhat clear here in..., well, you know.


Clear enough to have read another chapter in one of my “how to frame photographs” books (it turns out I don't need nearly the equipment I thought I needed, saving quite a bit of money), a not insignificant accomplishment around here, this reading business (sad to say), a good night's sleep last night, the sinus-head thing out of mind, out of sight now that my god damned stomach has taken charge.


I agree. Not the path I'd take to adventure and excitement given the choice.

The photograph was taken in the Oakland City Center recently with a Nikon D3 mounted with a 24 - 70mm f2.8 Nikkor G lens at 1/2000th second, f2.8, ISO 200.