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Art & Life


June 9, 2019


Sunday. Awoke briefly at least once toward morning, but arose for good with the alarm at six-fifteen, so I'm guessing a decent night's rest. Up to drive to breakfast, arriving at ten minutes before seven, the dining area door unlocked and so in to turn on the lights and leave the door open this time, as it was quite warm inside. The weather people saying it will hit ninety degrees today. I believe them.

The plain waffle with sliced bananas and strawberries, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast, finishing up just before nine to drive straight home, no thought to go by the supermarket. Another selfie with the larger camera and then to post yesterday's brief entry, the external drive that holds this years photographs not showing up on the computer when I tried downloading today's pictures. Some concern there, but they showed up when I rebooted the drive.

The Temescal Street Fair later at noon. A simple bus ride from the base of my hill to get there, but will I attend?

Later. Ninety degrees with maybe one or two degrees yet to come at one, watching golf and not thinking of going outside. Maybe we should start thinking we're an ex-hobby photographer anymore, at least when it's ninety degrees.


Well, yes. Life is strange. You never know.

Later still. An interesting golf tournament (the RBC Canadian Open), the winner, Rory McIlroy, shooting an amazing round to win, well worth watching. So I did. This led to watching Angels & Devils on the tablet, a Tom Hanks movie I'd never heard of before, but made after the very successful The Da Vinci Code had made a ton of money. Based on a book by the same author it was, well, just dumb. Liked the Da Vinci Code well enough, but this one was dumb.

Yet you watched.

Given the options you shouldn't have been surprised.

Evening. Still too warm at seven this evening, they're saying even warmer tomorrow, but this hasn't fazed the drummers over at the lake as they've been going full tilt through the entire afternoon and now into the evening, their sound loud and clear through the open balcony door and bedroom windows. Some thought to at least walk over and take a look, but talked myself out of it every time.

The photo up top was taken one year ago at the 2018 Oakland Sex Workers Protest with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.