We ordered Thai food for pick-up from Thai Pan. I picked up our meal. The restaurant remained take-out only, and had 6 foot spacing requirement. I noted with approval that the restaurant maintained an aquarium of red wagtail platys. The size of some platys indicated that the platys raised young in the tank. I much prefer freshwater aquaria to saltwater aquaria. The platys looked pretty good, except for the one that had departed this life.
. The packaging leaked, but we got dinner done without too much trouble. I had pad gratiem prik and monsoon rolls.
Years ago, I purchased a computer program called Fleximusic Composer. It cost $ 20 as shareware, maybe fifteen years ago. Recently, the man in India who created it sent out an email asking for donations for a new effort. I decided to see if the program would work on Linux via WINE. It did, but for the manual. So as a matter of good will, I sent in another $ 20. The author wrote me to say he would try to get me a .pdf version oft the manual. Of course, asking for a .pdf of anything is like admitting one's jurassic heritage. I actually would accept any format I can read. I played with the program, which is a sample-based looping sequencer. It is easy enough to use, but I will have to practice to remember how to use it well. I would like to create my own sample library eventually, as well, as I prefer wind instruments made of root-beer-bottles-half-filled-with-water to flutes when I make music.
I got a good night's sleep. At some point, I installed Tome, a Rogue-like game, on my laptop. But I dislike any game in which I am to be pestered by a village idiot unless I slay this non-player-character. I must find a Rogue-like game without violence or rogues.
My weight stayed exactly the same this week. The fix I worked out for Zoom, a USB microphone and headphone connector, solved that problem.
Today is Mother's Day, and I feel a wave of grief. But I still like this holiday.
This morning I walked around Glendover Park. I saw my first Yellow-Crowned Night Heron of the year at the pond. It was struggling in its effort to open a turtle shell and eat the turtle inside. When I passed by, its efforts remained unsuccessful, but the operations remained underway.
I dined at lunch on scrambled eggs, Canadian bacon, and two 4 x 4 waffles without syrup.
I went back today to the trail intersection on Exchange Boulevard that we visited last night. This time I took the other trail that branched at that point, the Ridgeview Trail. This trail turned out to be a trail that existed there for a long while, as far back as when we moved here roughly 18 years ago. When I first began my walk, I saw a set of Cliff Swallows.Later I saw my first Eastern Kingbird of the year. I took a photo of a huge Red-Tailed Hawk in a bare tree. A man and his small son came by. I kept a distance. We had a nice discussion, as I identified the bird for them and assured that it was supposed to be here.
Near home, I saw in the sky my first Common Nighthawk of the year. This brought my Collin County count to 81.
I worked on organizing some paperwork late this afternoon, but I have much to do on that score to finish this year's tax spreadsheets.
I picked us up El Pollo Loco for dinner. It was good.
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