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October 28, 2017

Or Not

Saturday. Definitely tired as we got into the evening last night and so lights out after nine to awaken at five after six on an overcast, the wind from the west over the ocean, morning. So good. Cool on the way to breakfast in a long sleeved shirt and light jacket.

The chicken-apple sausage, eggs over medium, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast. One forty-nine on the scale this morning. Spent the usual time over the papers, the revelation that Mueller had filed charges for the first time in the Russian probe happening too late to make the news deadlines.

Still overcast on the way home futzing with the small V 1 camera still mounted with the longer zoom lens. Many of the photographs out of focus, all of the photographs of subjects I've taken a million times.

Taken with the same lack of care.

Yet it seems to keep me amused.

Later. Temperature's been good, no complaints there. If it's going to be cooler tomorrow, as they're projecting, I'll be wearing a light jacket and long sleeved shirt to the Fruitvale event. Good you'd think. I'd think.

Drums and amplified voices drifting in from over at the lake, but I haven't placed a foot outside. A couple of end of the month Amazon deliveries arrived, but those weren't an excuse. Watched more than one Law & Order episode, played guitar and not much else. We'll watch the game this evening.

Otherwise clear headed. I've been experimenting with taking a half dose of the pain meds these last few mornings and haven't noticed a difference. Or, more accurately, much of a difference. The sinus-upper palate thing comes and goes in intensity no matter the dosage and these half doses seem to act about the same. So maybe good, we'll see.

Evening. I've read they've made enormous strides in sports analysis these last decades, computers crunching numbers and the like, and the games have changed, baseball in this case, and I'm wondering if that's what I'm seeing/feeling in the commentary in this series. Their analyses, particularly in the pitching, seems more detailed and knowledgeable in ways I don't remember from games long past. Either that or my memory is shot.

That said, no one seems to be getting on base or scoring unless someone hits a home run. But again, what do I remember? Know? Hard to say. The Dodgers finally exploded in the ninth inning and won, statistics or not.

The photo up top was taken at the Defend DACA demonstration last month at the Oakland City Hall with Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.