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Here In Oakland

Art & Life


September 22, 2017


Friday. To bed pretty much right after watching The Vietnam War last night to get a reasonably good night's rest. Up once to take a leak. Awakened at quarter to six, though, taking my time again in getting up and getting out the door, guaranteeing that all three papers were in hand. Six thirty-five or forty seems to be a good time to target as the East Bay Times will generally have arrived.

Clear but a little cool in a long sleeved shirt and light jacket, thinking we'll be wearing winter coats soon. Winter is coming. My, my.

The oatmeal, toast, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast, taking my time with the papers and so not finishing until later than usual, the walk back under a bright sun. I'm thinking of going by the police admin building later to finally add the stolen camera and lens serial numbers to their report, not so much because I think it will help them find them, they probably won't find them in any case, but just to finish my end of the bargain on what needs to be done and get in more walking.

Later. A bath and then a bus just after one to the Oakland police administration building to file the update to the theft report. Filled out their form, they gave me my copy and that was it, other than having to stand in line forever to get it done. It's been the same every time I've been there now. Maybe best I stop getting cameras stolen and skip having to do these police reports. Maybe talk to myself more about this standing in line phobia of mine. Maybe just shut up.

A walk then to the City Center to have a chicken Caesar salad and coffee at the bagel shop. I'd gotten the call from the cardiologist's office yesterday saying the results showed the blood was too thin, take half of the usual dose this morning and come back to have the test taken again in a week. Oh, and are you eating enough vegetables? Better to have gotten a real salad with more vegetables instead of the lettuce and cucumber chicken Caesar, but the chicken Caesar won the debate.

Back up Broadway to take pictures at the construction site at 17th. I'd taken a large camera in the backpack, taking it out at the construction site, but then putting it back in again rather than walk any distance on the sidewalk with it in hand. Paranoia (and maybe sense) won out.

On to the ATM and the bus stop at Webster and Grand. I'd thought of taking pictures at the apartment house construction site as well, but I didn't have enough time. The sinus-upper palate was aching, albeit not as bad as it had yesterday, so it was time to go home. Watch the news. Settle down. Take more meds.

Evening. Spent time on the tablet, watched the first half of Democracy Now!, spent more time on the tablet. No Vietnam War episode on television this evening and there was nothing else running that I hadn't seen. I've found that although I seem to enjoy watching Law & Order episodes I haven't seen before, I usually don't want to see them again. Doesn't matter if I can remember how they turn out. Too over the top seeing them twice? Not not quite sure if that's true.

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