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June 12, 2018


Tuesday. An acceptable night's sleep, I'd think, awakening at just after six to get up and set out at a reasonable time on a sunny warm morning, listening to the sound of a single helicopter circling above to cover the Warrior's parade due to start at eleven. Nothing unusual in the number of people on the sidewalk, although they're saying, as in the last parade, a million people were expected on the streets. A million.

Had the plain waffle with sliced bananas and strawberries, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast as I read the papers, heading back home at a quarter to nine. Do I want to photograph this parade? Not all that easy to get to with all the bus schedules affected and a dense crowd of a million people. Difficult to get close, albeit with the confetti and such, the photos should be fine.

You're really thinking of not going?

I had doubts yesterday, I'm afraid.

Later. Skipped the Warrior's parade and settled in to finish the DCI Banks series on the tablet, avoided listening to most of the news broadcasts and took a peek at the parade coverage. They evidently didn't start until eleven-thirty and progressed more slowly along the route than they thought they might, whether there was a million people or not I'll wait until the morning to find out. Two friends who watched the parade up above Broadway put cell phone videos up on Facebook. Again, interesting pictures were there for the taking.

And that's your afternoon?

And most of the evening.

Evening. I mentioned yesterday I'd run the battery down to a thirty percent charge in watching all the movie and TV series on the tablet and indeed approached thirty percent again today. Probably not a good idea to do too much of this lying flat on your back routine passively watching stuff you as often or not find dumb and not particularly fulfilling.

Kind of like this entry.

Hmm. Doesn't seem to get us off our duff to do something about it though, Mr. Has An Opinion About Everything?

The Oakland Sex Workers Protest taken with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.