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April 18, 2013

Forward To It
Thursday. To bed right after nine. Yes. Best to get some sleep after an evening of turmoil, don't you think? I have no real hope of identifying anything that might be in the corn from the list of package ingredients, but we'll take a look later to see what we can find.

You had an egg salad sandwich for lunch. You sure it wasn't that? Can something like this kick off in less than an hour from a cup full of corn?

I've been thinking about that. I'm not at all certain. They tend to come in the late afternoons or early evenings, generally around the same time. Why? You can go around in circles forever with these things.

Anyway, awake before the alarm and then up soon enough to head out to breakfast, the Times for some reason not having arrived. Nor had it arrived by the time I got home, so something derailed delivery or some passing person picked up the paper. Life, I suspect, will not end. Not over the Times.

Another good looking clear and sunny day, we'll go out later and give it a try.

Later. A bit antsy this morning and afternoon, I'd guess. I finally found a place for that “leaning bookshelf”, buying it because the dimensions seemed to fit the space I had in mind (but didn't). One reason was to get the cameras off the floor in the living room so that maintenance people and other strangers who may come by won't stumble over them. Or make note of their presence.

The space I finally found, however, is in the short entrance to the living room off the very short entrance hall and so much for keeping them out of sight and out of mind. An advantage is it has plenty of additional space to place the sun glasses and cell phone, both of which need to be packed up along with a camera when I head out the door. Two steps back, yes, but one step forward. So good.

A walk over to the lake to sit for a bit debating whether to go downtown (no), to the morning café for lunch (no), or over to the burger drive-in to take home a steak sandwich (yes). Home now having eaten. Feel better. No longer hungry.

Guitar playing while the T.V. news drones in the background for the rest of this afternoon, I'd think. Get the guitar tight. Tighter. Do a good job at my lesson tomorrow.

Oh, and the Lakeview School closing demonstration photographs posted to both HereInOakland and artandlife. I stumbled across a dumb error yesterday and was in the middle of straightening them out when my little ocular incident kicked in. No way to finish them then, so I finished them both up this afternoon.

An entire menu missed, whole sections of misdirected links. I don't remember being a basket case when I put them together, but even as a basket case, how could I miss these unless I was asleep? But they're done, no more need to be embarrassed. Now, maybe, step up and go all the way through both sites, see what other errors I might find. Tomorrow, though. This day is done.

Evening. We watched the Korean spy drama with apparent interest, no more apologizing for the fact, we just did it, and then on to another Korean thing that looks as if it's going to wrap up one of these weeks/months and I can get along to something equally idiotic. Gives one hope for the future, don't you think?

Otherwise time spent on the guitar, so we've been pretty good through the week. I was short on Saturday when I photographed the Cherry Blossom Festival and I'll probably be short this weekend for both the (continuing) festival and Sunday's parade. But again, we made it up. Hup.

To bed early, I think, the day having gone well, the attitude good having finally resolved where to put that narrow, but not narrow enough, set of shelves. Spring has indeed arrived and we're looking forward to it.

The photo up top was taken at the San Francisco Saint Stupid's Day Parade with a Nikon D4 mounted with a 7--200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.