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November 17, 2020


Tuesday To sleep again before ten to awaken at six after a decent night's sleep. I'm guessing a decent night's sleep, but I haven't been all that good with my guesses lately. Anyway, was it raining? Pulled back the bedroom curtains. Sun. Good. Maybe it wouldn't come until after I'd had breakfast was the thought, setting out again under scattered clouds, but what looked to be either fog or rain clouds to the north. OK. They'd said it would be coming from the north, we'll know soon enough. Settled in at my table to start on the papers.

The two strips of bacon, scrambled eggs, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee this time, finishing up not long after nine to walk home, still scattered clouds with the sun shining through along with gusts of wind you'd think might mean a storm was coming, but not quite then. The wind gusts made taking pictures of flowers shaking back and forth somewhat harder, but otherwise a nice walk home.

Took the selfie in the apartment house lobby and settled in here at the computer to post yesterday's entry, process this morning's pictures and start on this. The break point in my day. Do I now take a nap and similarly flake out for the rest of the day or do I, I don't know, get something done?

Later. Rain. Definitely raining and so watched the news, took a bath and spent more than a couple of hours watching this and that on the tablet. Life in the fast lane. Again.

Evening. I didn't even own a television set for for decades after leaving college and now, cooped up in here by the virus, I've watched more television in a month than I watched back then in years. I was thinking about this after watching NCIS on CBS at eight this evening, followed by an FBI series I'm not familiar with that I bailed on half way through.

All are constructed in pretty much the same way, the going after the bad guys a step at a time characters mixed together with a subset of support characters put there for humor. Humor that doesn't work for me even when it's occasionally actually funny. Is it because they're programs that air when children will be watching or do kids have the same impression? Do they use a different mix at ten and after? Maybe I should have watched more of that FBI program.

You're babbling. Better to think about this question and go through more drafts to clarify your reaction.

It's tomorrow morning when I'm writing this and I'm lucky to get even a first draft scribbled down. Best we just leave it there. Here.

The photo up top was taken at the 2017 Oakland Chinatown StreetFest with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens..