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May 7, 2015

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Thursday. And so I watched more of that French female detective thing until I gave up just as she'd managed to get herself locked into some kind of underground metal industrial thing with a wounded suspect after heading out alone to confront the bad guys in the usual end of story showdown. She'll find a way out of her fix, just as she's been able to find her way out alive from the series of similar fixes, I'm sure, but I do prefer my lead characters, if the story line is they're competent, to not make these same brain dead mistakes over and over.

Or something like that.

Or something like that. Anyway, lights out at a decent hour to get what seems to have been a decent night's rest, awake just before the alarm to set out for breakfast and back, the sun clearing what was left of a relatively low lying fog by the time I arrived at the apartment. Not a bad start to a Thursday morning, whether that means anything or not.

We'll do something today, just not sure what.

Later. Another slow day of watching stuff on the tablet and getting out the door but for once brief period to walk to the 7-11 look-alike for an ice cream bar (yes, chocolate covered, my problem) and then to take the apartment house construction site pictures for the afternoon. Home then to continue with the tablet. I'm not sure this is the best way to use one's time, to prepare for the future or admit it to the public.

The day has been overcast and I noted what must have been some earlier rain as the parked cars were wet, although the streets and sidewalks seemed dry, the sun not appearing until very late in the afternoon. Sweater and overcoat weather. We usually get weather like this in the summers here in the bay area, warmer weather in the spring and in the fall.

Evening. An Inspector Lewis at eight, another Vera at nine-thirty and Elementary at ten. I will undoubtedly discover I've seen the Inspector Lewis before and will find a way to avoid it, watch the beginning of Vera at nine-thirty if I'm still conscious and debate whether to watch Elementary tonight or tomorrow on the computer/tablet. Thursday night, in other words, here in Oakland.

The photo up top was taken at the May Day demonstration held in front of the Oakland City Hall with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.