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January 12, 2015

On The Bay

Monday. To bed not long after ten, up with the alarm at six, starting a bit slowly, but up to speed by breakfast. I think. The morning overcast, reminds me of yesterday, the temperatures predicted to reach the mid-sixties. Not bad for a January morning in the middle of another California spare the air day, I'd say.

A nap is calling. Not a bad night's sleep last night, but a long day yesterday, maybe we need to catch up.

Later. A two hour nap, much of which was actual sleep. My, my. Feel better for the two hours, though. Over to the construction site to see if there are still pictures to be found now that they're making real progress on framing the fourth floor. You expect they'll be using lots of wood, but it's still surprising to see them delivering load after load.

A fairly large breakfast, but hungry now that it's early afternoon. I haven't been by the supermarket in too long and I've run out of the various noodle dishes I've been ordering through Amazon. (Yes, yes, I know, Amazon. Hopeless.)

So maybe a bus downtown? Over to the morning café, haven't done that during the day in a while. A trip to Safeway in the afternoon?

The mind boggles.

Doesn't it though?

Later still. A walk to the 7-11 look-alike for an ice cream bar and a bag of peanuts, back to the apartment to cook pasta with red clam sauce. I have a cupboard full of red clam sauce. Doing this seemed to demand I lie down for a while and watch something on the tablet and so I did, getting up in time to watch Democracy Now for my non-mainstream news fix. Tired now at two separate times today.

Evening. I'd seen the Death In Paradise episode playing at seven, was pretty sure I remembered who'd done it from the first (or second) scene, didn't quite remember the reasons for the two murders, but watched it anyway before heading for bed and the tablet at eight. And that's it for another night here in that other city on the bay.

The photo up top was taken yesterday at the #JeSuisCharlie #CharlieHebdo rally in front of the San Francisco City Hall with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.