April 15th, 2018: Did the
Silicon Valley half marathon with Virginia. Did it with a
finish time three and a half minutes under last weeks, but
still not a really good time. I'm thinking the problem is that
I have been eating too much and gaining weight. Thanks Willie
May 23rd, 2018: Did the election
officer training at the Registrar of Voters office. At the end
of the training they gave those of us who completed it each
one of these pins. Hope I remember to wear it on election day.
During my trip
to see the eclipse in Tennessee, I read Al Gore's new book.
July 4th, 2017: We marched with
the Rose, White, and Blue parade through the Rose Garden area
of San Jose. Had a great time and gave out lots of little
Green Party fliers.
November 9th: The chair that I
sat on in my home office starting back in 1996 finally died.
The pillar with the shock absorber in it broke. This area is
so rich that I've already got a chair to replace it taking up
space. That was a very comfortable chair, and I'm sorry to see
it go. Torn between thinking "That's just corporate america's
planned obsolescence striking again." and "That shock absorber
was part of what made it so comfortable. There is a price to
be paid for such moving parts." Got it during my AOL days, and
was very aware it was as nice as the chair I sat in at work.
Didn't sit in it much until I left that world behind. Probably
I got seventeen good years of sitting out of it.