Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

Work Sunday


I got up early and walked Beatrice while the weather was pleasant. She enjoyed meeting a white dog about her size that we had not met before. I am always pleased when Beatrice had a good dog encounter, as she is sometimes indifferent to other dogs but sometimes she liked to interact. We saw a toddler crying near us. So we walked over. The toddler stopped crying to watch Beatrice.

I rode my bicycle to Green Park. I listened to a podcast and walked in this small park. I listened to a podcast about kindness as I walked. At the end of my walk, I managed to drop my phone on concrete. Small cracks appeared on the top of the screen. The harm was fortunately not too bad.

I ate lunch at a Subway sandwich shop that was surprisingly busy. Lots of people were ordering a steak and cheese wrap of which I was unaware. I had a footlong veggie delight sandwich and apples instead.

I found myself near Allen Outlet Mall. I decided to see about some shoes. After last week's parking debacle at this place, my wife suggested I park in the auxiilliary lot near the back. This worked out well.

I went to Clark Shoes. For some reason, I find it easy to shop at this outlet store.  It's quite small, so it's not the expansive experience. The nice man who helped me told me that shoes were on buy 1, get 1 for half-price. But he told me some shoes marked way down on Clearance were not within the deal. I focused first on those shoes. I found a pair of business casual pull-on shoes and some walking shoes, for a little less than the normal cost of the former. I looked in the Columbia and Schechers stores, but did not buy anything there. I did buy some low-priced walking shoes at the Bass outlet. The Bass shoes were extremely comfortable. My well-worn green walking shoes will be relegated to the closet for rainy/muddy days. My current rainy/muddy shoes will go away, as well as the cool hiking shoes which now have holes in the soles. I get a lot of use out of shoes before I stop using them.

I also stopped by Dollar Tree to get a new screen protector to put on the screen.  This worked out well.

In the afternoon, I listened to mandatory continuing legal education seminars. I was pleased with my progress in getting this task a fair bit closer to done. I completed the 3-hour tech ethics seminar that I had begun on Friday evening. I should be on track to finish my continuing education requirements by the end of the week.  

I went for a walk in Suncreek Park and the Trail at the Woods. I did not see many birds, but got some great pictures of cooperative Eastern Phoebes.

Saturday evening we went to Shiawase in Allen for sushi. I enjoyed this meal quite well.


Sunday morning I walked on the Chisholm Trail in Plano, starting at Orlando Drive and on to the Plano Senior Center and back. I listened to my cousin's podcast, the Geddie-Dunn Podcast. At Weight Watchers I was up 6/10th of a pound. I walked on the Hoblitzelle Trail in Plano. Then I went to church, where the Reverend Jessica Wright gave a good sermon on giving.

I drove to my office, stopping for lunch at Church's Chicken on the way. I worked from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. I was pleased with my efforts.  In the late afternoon, I walked in Glendover Park and in my neighborhood. I listened to the Going Linux podcast. The podcast featured a review of Pinguy Linux which I considered a bit harsh. I saw a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird flitting near a tree.

In the evening, I listened to another legal education seminar. I watched part of an annoying exhibition football game. The news all weekend was understandably filled with tributes to the late Senator John McCain. Twitter divided between tributes and revulsion. I also saw tweets about a scandal in the UK Green Party arising from a pedophile who had worked at party campaign efforts. This matter, too, generated polarized tweets.

We ate hot dogs for dinner. I got a good night's sleep. I had a dream about a small Neanderthal woman whose English, while rudimentary, surprised me.

from Dreamwidth, because two posts of the same text are twice as nice

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