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Here In Oakland

Art & Life


June 29, 2017


Thursday. A choppy night's sleep certainly, awakening too many times to get up and take a pee. Too much to drink yesterday I'd say. And maybe that “speedy” feeling made getting to and staying asleep a little harder. Who knows? Awake before six, though, feeling pretty good. Better than many a morning. So go figure.

A walk to breakfast on another overcast morning, but with some spring to the step. No comment, no complaints. None of the old man bent over images as I walked.

The oatmeal with toast and coffee for breakfast, reading all three papers. Remembered to cross the street and document the change in gas prices for no reason other than I've been doing it now forever. The pandorea vine is finally free of flowers and so a photograph of workmen digging up the street beside the morning restaurant before heading home. A good start here in the fast lane on this day, the day before the last day in June.

Later. Not quite buzzing along as I was yesterday, but feeling good and so out the door to the City Center again as I was starting to feel hungry. A chicken Caesar salad, cookie and coffee out under the sun at the same bagel shop table. Didn't miss the bus this time, but went by the convenience store for another box of Good & Plenty (the only place I knew to get them anymore) and then to the bus, taking but one picture as I walked from the stop to my apartment.

Home to watch the News Hour (the #JuvenileInChief has been sending pissy Tweets again) and then retired to the bedroom to continue watching a movie I'd started earlier on the tablet. Feeling good. Still hungry, though, and so spaghetti with clam sauce for an early dinner.

Evening. An interesting Democracy Now!, but nothing on after it that I wanted to watch and so to the tablet again to finish a movie and continue with a series that's recently gotten me hooked (I've now watched its first ten hour long episodes).

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