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Sistahs Steppin In Pride parade, Oakland

September 17th, 2006

My Open Window
Sunday. So, the second day off the cholesterol pills. Can I see a difference? Well, there was that bottle of sake last night to complicate the issue. Too much sake to tell. A trip downtown on the bus late in the morning to spend an hour at the office. How did I feel standing in the middle of the city at a bus stop waiting to make the trip home, enough time having elapsed to allow the sake to run its course? Good. I have to admit good. Is the sinus thing better? Can't tell, but I'm now in the mood to see it succeed. Some people say mood alone can do the deed: it's said hopping on one's left foot for a short distance under a placebo moon, for example, while throwing salt over your shoulder can unlock the secret healing essences in the soul. Penicillin has a similar effect. Sounds fishy, but in my current mood I'd give it a try.

How much coffee have you had?

Well, a large cup at breakfast and a medium cup later at the office. Hardly enough to make me speedy. Perhaps it was that quart or so of diet Coke, all that caffein coursing through my veins as I sit at the computer writing nonsense; the day overly warm, but nice. No complaints from me. People are walking around the lake down the way, the women are, well, photogenic; I can hear the contented murmer of people on the street through my open window. Here in Oakland.

The photograph was taken at the Sistahs Steppin' in Pride Parade in Oakland with a Nikon D2X mounted with a 70-200mm 2.8 VR Nikkor lens at 1/400th, f 2.8, ISO 100.