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November 25, 2010

I Was Tired

Thursday. My morning breakfast place is closed today, they've been open on Thanksgiving mornings in the past, but not today so I slept til eight, read the papers in bed, took a bath and now here we are thinking of going out to find something to eat. The day is clear, the sun is bright and I believe they're saying highs today in the fifties. Sounds good. I have nothing planned, having nothing planned a not unusual situation in my past and it's given me now and again the opportunity to see the world from an outside the collected norm. Rather be with family, but our usual gathering here has been disrupted (for a very positive reason) and I'll be seeing them soon over the Christmas holidays anyway, so maybe a walk and then listen to a little music from years back.

Later. A walk around and about ending up at the local dim sum restaurant down the street to pick up Mushu Pork and Shrimp Rolls. Don't ask me why, but they seem to make sense. A local bakery was having a pie sale when I passed and I came close to buying an interesting looking pie, but decided to pass. An entire pie after all. A couple of attractive young women were selling whole pies and pie by the slice at a small set up stand out in front of the old and now deserted Kwik Burger Drive-in and I looked them over too, but again, walked on by. Home now full of Mushu Pork, maybe try some of those shrimp rolls later.

The day outside looks great, the sun sharp and bright. There'd been a line at the Grand Lake Theater when I passed, Harry Potter probably, playing now into a second weekend. I read the first book (long ago), seen (I think) all the movies, one at the theater, the others through Netflix. I can see the attraction, but I think I would have needed to be younger, much younger, to have become as addicted as those I see in their sales figures and in the press. I understand the attraction, enjoyed the book, like the idea, but we'll not stand in line to see the movie. Doesn't mean we won't go at some point this weekend, I'm realizing this is coming across more negative than I wanted. Hooray for Harry! Just, you know, a little later.

Later still. Time with the guitar, more time going through my various web news sites, feeling a bit tired. To the point I wonder if it could be related to these inhalers. We'll wonder about that later after I've been on this new take a smaller dose regime.

One or two pictures. Pick at the guitar, play with the web, take a few pictures. I noticed the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade was on television, be nice to photograph it one day, I'm not ready to spend any time watching it on TV. I'm sure there's a football game or two I'd be happy enough to watch. For a while. I mentioned I was tired.

The photograph was taken at the Mehserle trial verdict demonstration in front of the Oakland City Hall with a Nikon D3s mounted with a 70 - 200mm f 2.8 Nikkor VR II lens.