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June 17, 2015

That's It

Wednesday. Another uneven night's sleep in the sense I awoke again around three in the morning and didn't get back to sleep until four. Felt fine, just not tired. Not tired when I awoke fifteen minutes before the alarm to get up and set off walking to breakfast. Overcast as I was setting out, but breaking soon thereafter and the sun was out by the time I was walking back home. Still feel fine after conducting a losing wrestling match with yesterday's entry.

Later. A bus downtown at ten-thirty to take the usual Latham Square pictures feeling just fine, the temperature nice under a bright sun. The thought was to get something for lunch as well, although I wasn't all that hungry. Off the bus at the Latham Square stop to walk the length of the site and then over to the City Center to find something to eat at the bagel shop, passing by television trucks parked along 14th by the City Hall and people setting up a speakers podium in the amphitheater. Something was planned for noon.

A mixed fruit cup and coffee out in front of the bagel shop, watching the Wednesday noon hour band setting up. It was a quarter after eleven and I had no thought to wait until noon to see who might be playing, so a walk then to City Hall to read the banner they'd stung up, thinking it must have something to do with the Warriors’ winning the championship, but then saw it was advertising an upcoming prize fight. No idea about prize fights, haven't followed any since the famous Muhammad Ali fights when I was in college in the sixties.

Are we wrinkling our nose at the sport of boxing?

No more so than basketball. Just haven't followed any sports teams since baseball in the eighties and then watching the occasional football game when, say, the U.W. Huskies are broadcast locally. One of those things that seem to have slipped away over the years. No complaints, no regrets, but no boxing or basketball since.

Oh, and then a nap. Skipped taking any pictures at the apartment house construction site coming home, walked by thinking I should during the noon hour, but then decided I could do it later when there were more people to include in the pictures. Felt tired, the sinuses were acting up and so home to take a dose of the pain meds and go to bed. The nap lasted an hour. They all seem to last for about an hour.

Later still. Finding some of the changes they've made in Photoshop and Dreamweaver. The way you perform one or two tasks have changed in the new updates, not sure why, but I've figured them out. I've been mulling over (and talking about, but never doing anything about) updating the web sites, learning some of the new forms, tags and such, and now with these updates, maybe it's time to do it.

And yes a quick walk over to the apartment house construction site to take snapshots. They're boring, there's no art to the damned things, but they do slowly over time teach you to see differently, to see ways to maybe even take construction site pictures with a unique perspective of your own. Another construction site, another decade and I might turn out something decent.

The news is playing in the background, the head feels better after the nap, we're back on target. Now to finish today's pictures and maybe take a look at adding another section to the web sites.

Evening. Put together and posted another Latham Square section to the web and twiddled away on a not long enough session with the guitar before bed. So there. No complaints. That's it.

The photo up top was taken at the San Francisco 2015 Carnaval Parade with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.