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October 11, 2018


Thursday. Lights out early again to then awaken at six, just as Democracy Now! was starting and so up to get ready to set out for breakfast on an overcast, but not overly cool morning, the restaurant open when I arrived at close to seven. So far, so good.

The avocado and cheese omelet, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast, as that's all that came to mind when ordering, going through the papers in some detail as I didn't finish up until nine. Still quite overcast on the way home, a picture of the gas prices that were up six cents a gallon for regular. Noted the vandalized bicycle was still there and took the usual pictures along the sidewalk. Not sure what these are, but they made a decent picture. The Lime and Bird scooters were scattered about below the Lakeview School. All appears to be well in Dingle-Dell.

A haircut scheduled at a shop near the morning restaurant at eleven and so scrambled a bit to paste together yesterday's entry before posting as I hadn't quite finished the picture links or written the late afternoon/evening section. As I too often don't finish them, routinely giving up the writing ghost in the late mornings.

Later. The appointment was at a new shop that I pass by on the way to breakfast and the result seems OK. The hair is certainly shorter after letting it go for these last two (three?) months. Back home by noon to check the news before watching more crap stuff on the tablet. Seemed about right. A haircut, no other walking. No complaints.

Evening. Watched a movie on the tablet made in 2010 starring Michael Caine that I hadn't seen before until I realized, at the end, I had. Seen it before. Maybe rented it on DVD from Netflix before they went online? But forgetting the whole thing until the very end? We'll file it on the memory glitch pile, no reason to think it more than something that comes with aging, but still.

The photo up top was taken at the 2017 Fruitvale Dia de los Muertos Festival with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens