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April 15, 2013

Leave It At That
Monday. To bed last night before ten, up with the alarm without too much effort, off to breakfast and back on yet another clear sunny day hey, in well, April. This is all good, even if now the new “clear headed” was not all that long ago called “not too screwed up”.

And you now as then go on and on about it.

And I now as then go on and on about it.

Later. A bit of a nap drifting in and out of the void while listening to the news in the background before deciding life was too short not to get up and take a walk, with or without a particular destination in mind, other than the thought the day looked nice and it wouldn't hurt to start out along the lake.

This led to walking on to Lakeshore, passing this window, a passerby volunteering as I stopped to say they'd broken in to steal the used clothes that were on display, this a used clothing store. I wonder if there's such a thing as (affordable) insurance for something like this?

It's a nice enough neighborhood, but not so nice that a used clothing store would be selling goods of any great value, so who would pull a stunt like this? Blame it on kids, I guess. They're generally first in line when it comes to the stupid stuff.

Anyway, around then to the morning café for a cookie, ice cream and coffee out on the patio in the sun, a walk back to the apartment when I was finished, thinking best to start early on the guitar. I don't want to get (too far) behind on the guitar.

The day is warm, the head reasonably clear, although the sinuses are a just bit loose and nasty. We'll say they're coming around, these but symptoms of much delayed healing process, rather than pollen and its arrival.

More gloom and doom.

Odd. Actually I was feeling upbeat in saying it, given the alternatives, the day going well. Have we lost our sense of reality?

It causes one to wonder.

Evening. Not hard to figure out what's been on the news, so at least plenty of guitar time picking along with the non-stop speculation and pictures. Good for the guitar, not so good for Boston and the marathoners. Best to leave it at that.

The photo up top was taken yesterday at the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival with a Nikon D3s mounted with a 24-70mm f 2.8 G Nikkor lens.