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August 4, 2018


Saturday. Another lights out not long after nine to then awaken at six and go through the usual routine, heading out for breakfast at six forty-five on another sunny clear morning they're saying may reach a high of eighty degrees. Should have brought sun glasses.

Had the single pork chop, scrambled eggs, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee breakfast over the papers, finishing up at a quarter to nine to head out again into an even brighter sun. OK, not a bad start, but are we going to head out later to the Nihonmachi Festival to take pictures? Depends on how the attitude behaves over these next few hours.

And yes, took some of the same pictures walking home, none of them really all that different.

Later. The Nihonmachi Festival involves a local bus to BART, BART to San Francisco and then another bus to the Japantown festival. Thinking about going as noon approached was a tussle.

Long story short headed out the door, any thought of holding back evaporating as I stepped outside, ending up needing to run the last twenty yards to catch the bus that had arrived. Thanked the driver.

Reached the 19th Street station to discover they were doing track maintenance through the weekend and you had to take their shuttle bus from the 19th Street station to the West Oakland station before heading on to San Francisco and so I left, but not to their waiting bus.

OK, we'd at least made the decision, gotten out the door and so it's not totally a failure of resolve, and there is something called an Obon Festival starting nearby at three.

Which you'll find a way to avoid.


Later still. The Obon Festival does run tomorrow and so gives me a second chance to avoid going. He said. Spent the rest of the day watching this and that on the tablet and not much else as there was nothing on television of interest. Really can't complain as television hasn't been much of a draw throughout this life. Still, nice day, and I cleaned up the computer desk of mail I've been avoiding. Well, threw out everything I wasn't interested in, leaving a small pile to play with tomorrow.

Which you won't.

Still, nice to see how the area looks without the clutter.

The San Francisco Anime & Cosplay Festival taken with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.