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San Francisco 2008 Carnaval Parade.

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July 10, 2008

Sobering Thought
Thursday. So, what's up for the day? So far the temperature seems OK, maybe I'll stick my head out later, have lunch at the usual place as I skipped breakfast there this morning and opted to read the papers in bed. I could scan some of those books I talked about yesterday. If I were to do say six book covers a day they'd be done in a week. These words don't jump off the page for me, unfortunately, the idea of book scanning has not been able to make itself at home in my heart. But you never know. I would have to connect the scanner to the computer, a task of perhaps two minutes. That by itself could slow me down for another week. But you get the drift. I get the drift. Drift, drift, drift.

Later. Back from lunch at the usual place where I sat for a while pondering all this “stuff” I keep writing about not doing, pondering why at one point I'm thinking “wow!” that would be fun and at another point (point being in this instance the last three or so years) thinking “not-wow!” I think I'll skip out altogether (and take a nap).

Later still. I've had a desktop computer that's been sitting idle now for some months after it lost its operating system through some sort of catastrophic corruption, things you may have noticed happen from time to time with computers. And it's been one of those “things” I've been putting off. No big deal, but this afternoon I seem to have gone ahead and re-installed its operating system, downloaded and installed the needed drivers (noticing in the process Dell still recognizes my old company ID and password giving me access to my old company accounts), installed anti-virus software and installed the billion or so updates from Microsoft. Now, you might say “so what?”, updating a computer, everybody does their best to avoid that, but I'm an ex-techie remember and today, for all my carping, I did it and it was fun.

Wow! Give the kid a gold star!

Now, now. What's really weird, however, is I'm contemplating pulling down one or two of those books and scanning the suckers. A sobering thought.

The photograph was taken at the San Francisco 2008 Carnaval Parade with a Nikon D3 mounted with a 70 - 200mm f 2.8 Nikkor VR lens at 1/2000th second, f 2.8, ISO 200.