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May 4, 2016

Your Lights

Wednesday. And indeed to bed at ten to turn out the lights and not awaken until quarter after six, reasonably coherent on another overcast with some chance of showers today morning. Not unlike many a recent morning, but it sitting on the better attitude side of the curve. OK, in other words.

A walk to breakfast, passing by these three posters in a shop window along Grand, the captions not what you'd expect. Just different enough to add an unexpected close to discordant edge. They are victims, but victims of what? Worth the photograph.

Otherwise a needed trip to an ATM later and to pick up a prescription refill. Walgreens gives you an automated phone call when a prescription is ready to be picked up, but I'm not sure which one this is. I'm close to running out on one or two, but not for at least more than another week. I guess we'll know is later this morning.

The excitement for this day?

I'd say.

Later. A walk over to the lake and then on to the Lakeshore ATM, turning right around to head back to Walgreens and pick up what turned out to be a refill of the warfarin blood thinner prescription. OK, plenty of it now on hand. Across Lakeshore to the ice cream shop for two scoops in a waffle cup/dish and then home, stopping by the lake to test the new camera's focus at least once during this outing. The focus was fast and sharp. More tests to come.

Later still. Ah, yes. Two scoops of ice cream. No ocular incidents, but just a little tired and feeling a little off, little enough to suggest neither is true and I'm just looking too hard for symptoms. Once you've had the ice cream it puts you on guard. Might be a lesson there somewhere.

Anyway, all this has led to watching television, some small amount of time on the guitar (maybe more later) and not much more. Another hour added in there on the tablet making me think the day is done before the day is done.

Evening. Fumbled along through the early evening to watch the first three minutes of Charlie Rose and a lead off discussion of the now Trump GOP candidacy, the discussion turning out not to be of interest and so to bed and whatever more could be mined on the tablet. A new world, this world of movies on something called a tablet. New as in not yet quite ready for prime time, but still evolving into something, a vampire not after your blood, but your attention.

It's obviously well past time to turn out your lights.

The photo up top was taken Sunday at the How Weird Street Faire with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.