Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

kite weather

Today felt like kite weather. Warm enough, but very windy. I like to fly kites. I prefer the little plastic delta-wing kites that cost roughly a dollar. I used to live near a school when I lived in Mesquite, Texas twenty some-odd years ago. I liked that almost every day permitted kites to fly--even the seemingly windless Summer days. I have not flown a kite in over a year. I never flew the fancy ones--I like the simplicity of simple kites.

When I was a kid, periodicals like the Weekly Reader and primary books always featured box kites. I found them interesting but difficult to fly. I grew up flying the traditional diagonal kite. I remember flying a sheet kite when I was a kid. Sheet kites are easy to get up in almost any wind. But they lack the same burst of straining fun of a diagonal kite.

I watched more Puppy Bowl than Super Bowl last night. Then I read a few pages of the science fiction novel I am reading. I woke up at 4:45 a.m. and made and ate instant oatmeal. Then I fell asleep until 8 a.m.

  • Play fast

    I played too many bullet chess games last night. I walked in Schell Park in Plano after work. Rain fell last night. I overslept today, which rarely…

  • No Warbler, No Cry

    I am on my annual Fall Migration walking pattern--many walks, few warblers. Saturday night we got together with our friends Greg and Melissa, who…

  • New Hotel, Same Jazz

    Saturday I attended a new WW meeting in McKinney in a Sheraton. I had not been to that Sheraton. Its location in a somewhat freeway-adjacent spot…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded