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September 12, 2016

This Place

Monday. Lights out too early again leading us to wake up more often than a sensible person would like in the middle of the night. Then again, who knows? Awake and up at just after six to listen to Democracy Now as I got ready to walk to breakfast, the routine going pretty much as it always goes, the head coming together in good order as we progressed. No fighting the idea of walking for more than those first five minutes.

I'd lost another half pound looking at the scale this morning, so we had a larger breakfast thinking we'd also come up with something more substantial than usual for lunch. Today is the day to process this weekend's pictures. Overcast now, but I'm suspecting we'll see sunlight in another hour or two, a good reason to stay on the computer.

Later. Three-thirty in the afternoon and the Pride Street Festival sections are now done and posted to HereInOakland and artandlife. They take time to do. Some of the usual “one or two turned out well, many could have been better” thinking as I was going through them, but we're consistent in doing this. Now to start on the National Police Strike photographs. Start, not finish. I'll run out of steam before evening.

Evening. Processed a few of Saturday's Police Strike pictures before lying lie down to watch the last two episodes of BrainDead on the tablet a series that had finished its season with the two of them last night, but felt the need to bail once I'd gotten about twenty minutes into the first one. Like the idea, alien bugs inside people's heads bent on taking over the world, but less happy with the script. So up again to watch Democracy Now and have some dinner. Got to remember dinner.

Nothing on television, other than a series of Law & Order episodes through the afternoon and evening (some of which I watched) and, although I'm thinking it best to avoid going back to bed too early to end up turning out the lights again before ten. Well, maybe go to bed early, but avoid a too early lights out is the way to handle it, although pulling that off isn't the way things tend to work around this place.

The photo up top was taken yesterday at the Oakland Pride Street Festival with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.