I headed into the office and had a pretty good day at work. At lunchtime, the rain let up a bit. I drove to Timbers Nature Preserve in Murphy. I saw lots of sparrows in the brush. I think some of them were Lincoln Sparrows, but I am not sure. I am sure I saw my first Brown Thrasher of the year.
I ate two soft chicken tacos and one soft beef taco from Taco Bueno for lunch.
I stopped back by the park just after work. I saw two American Kestrels, a Dark-Eyed Junco and a White-Throated Sparrow.
I stopped by a Wal-Mart and got bananas, fresh pineapple, chayote squash, a yellow crookneck squash, and a Texas-grown russet potato. I chopped up the chayote squash, the crookneck squash and the potato onto a plate. I microwaved them all together,with a paper towel on top. The potato took roughly four minutes longer to ready than the vegetables, but it was all ready in pretty short order. A fair bit of salt and pepper made the vegetables quite tasty. I ate bananas before they were ready and fresh pineapple afterwards. I snacked afterward on mini-bars I got at Weight Watchers and low-fat string cheese sticks.
I put Beatrice's Mississippi bed by my living room chair.Then I settled in at my computer to watch a film. I watched the animated movie "MARS", a 2010 film directed by Austin film-maker Geoff Marslett. I liked it very well. I had picked it up at gog.com, which sells DRM-free indie movies. I had started it a few times, but not given it a full viewing.
I spent the last 45 minutes listening to a live concert at stillstream.com. The ambient artist was Scott Lawlor. I liked the show--lots of organ-like synths, which appeals to me. In the way of ccmusic culture, the track will be posted on Bandcamp.com within the hour.
I have to sort out which of several great plans will occupy my weekend, but tonight my remaining ambitions include folding my laundry whites and getting a good night's sleep.