June 3rd, 2017: Last evening I took
Virginia to Sub-Zero, an arts and crafts fair on South First St.
in San Jose. It was a lot like many such events I'd been to around
here before. Rather than take pictures I just enjoyed the event
for the most part. When I found another participatory art project
I'd squirt another rendition of "California trumps Trump". works
(They spell their name with all lower case letters for some
reason.) had a booth where everybody was invited to make a button
of their own design. I put the one I made on my camera case strap,
where it still was when photographed just now. Hoping it stays
there a while.
July 9th, 2017: Virginia and I did
the Across the Bay footrace. It was the first time I'd tried to go
fast for a significant distance since falling off my bike.
Afterwards my shoulder that had been getting a lot better started
bothering me again. Hoping it gets better quick.
March 2017: I did the Go Green race
in Vasona Park, Los Gatos. We were the last finishers in the half
marathon race, still finishing in under four hours.
May 18th, 2017: A few days ago I
covered up the corporate logo of a cheating German car company
with this rainbow patch on my favorite visibility vest. I'm not in
favor of autos in general, and raising a rainbow fist at them
strikes me as a good idea. Makes the vest way better in a
political kind of way.
May 20, 2017: For her birthday I
took Virginia to the San Jose Terrain run. It was a 10K race with
lots of obstacles along the way. We started by having to climb out
of a huge bucket of water. Then we had to do things like flip a
huge tire four times, use a sledge hammer to dribble a car sized
tire about fifty yards, climb over a variety of walls of various
heights, and brachiate over water. By the time it was over we were
muddy and tired. So much fun! Ended up with a fun gorilla medal
and a shirt that's too small.
March 26th, 2017: Another race with
Virginia. This time I set a new record for speed, doing the whole
half marathon in 3 hours, 41 minutes, and 12 seconds.
March 5th, 2017: Another race with
Virginia. This time I set a new record for speed, averaging 14
minutes 44 seconds per mile over the entire 5 plus mile course.
After the finish there was a booth for TAJI 100, where they gave
me this dog tag for walking 154.32 miles during February.
Nov. 17th, 2016: They gave out these
buttons at the GPSCC meeting. The message was "We're switching
from candidate activism to movement activism."