Robert (gurdonark) wrote,


The storm brought rain but no grief to our area. When I woke to my Kix cereal, the weather was placid.

At lunch I walked at Heritage Park. The two Loggerhead Shrikes were joined by two other Loggerhead Shrikes. I believe that the park is large enough for four, but the shrikes begged to differ. They made demonstrative movements towards each other, though they did refrain from violence. That is a good thing, as Loggerhead Shrikes look like harmless little gray songbirds, but they are fierce. Their beaks, like scythes, take on not only insects but also small birds. But internecine warfare was thankfully a bit more like counting coup than open warfare.

After my walk, I stopped at the Sonic near my work. Most Sonics are drive-ins, but this one is an indoor shopping center place. I had the New York Hot Dog, with the sauerkraut but without the mustard or onions.

Work was productive. After work, I walked on the Chisholm Trail in Plano. I crossed the 9,000 mark in steps. I have been surprised that I only average 9,000 or less steps a day. I would have guessed that my heavy weekend walking would mix with low weekday walking to hit 10,000 a day on average. But instead during colder weather I average 7,000 steps a day and on warm weeks I average 9,000. My wife, meanwhile, is hitting 15,000 steps a day.

At home, we watched the documentary about owls, ate turkey chili, watched "Modern Family" and watched "Blackish". Next up: "Nashville" and then "The Americans".

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