November 17th, 2016

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revisting the look on-screen

Wednesday I worked a solid day. At lunch I walked in Bradfield Park in Garland. I like the sign at Bradfield Park that proclaims that every Tuesday the park hosts a session of "Soul Line Dancing" to which walk-ins are welcomed at a tariff of only $ 8.

I spent some time Wedneday night tinkering with the desktop environment on my computer. My computer uses the Trinity desktop, which is heavily based on an older desktop called KDE 3.5. I tried lots of preset changes. In the long run, I got to something a bit more useful--same general look, same no-icons approach, but a better configuration for the Start Menu. In past years, my screen was a sea of icons. Now I prefer to have no icons other than battery and wi-fi icons in the bottom right.

My food log for Wednesday:
Breakfast: multi-grain Cheerios and skim milk
Lunch: Three roast chicken wings, green beans and yeast roll from Golden Chick
Dinner: leftover chicken and charro beans.
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wind and raptors

This morning I could not follow my regular routine. Usually, when I eat my cereal or instant oatmeal, I slip Beatrice some "mini-dog-bones". But today Bea was on no-food due to a vet appointment. She took it all in stride. She is an incredibly well-behaved dog, a few snappish yaps here and there notwithstanding. My instant oatmeal was good, as always. Before work, I walked in Suncreek Park.

I got a lot done at work today. At lunch, I walked in Richardson's Breckinridge Park. It was warmish but very windy. I still got lots of pictures of this American Kestrel:



I wondered to myself if the joy that American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures have in cruising the thermals is truly joy, or just my human projection.

For lunch, I ate three soft tacos at Taco Bell. After work, I walked in Bradfield Park, I had a  turkey sandwich on wheat and baked chips at Subway.

From 6:20 p.m to 8:15 p.m., I did intake at the legal clinic run in Garland by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. Lots of volunteers showed up, so we were done with a heavy docket in two hours.

Tomorrow is Friday, That makes me happy,though I like Monday through Thursday.