Day 68: Ready the Cannon

Tomorrow I’ve got a meeting with a gentleman about a shipwreck. That’s going to be excellent.

As I’m walking through the city today, I see something surprising.

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I’m up on a hill, but it’s clearly time to head toward the water.

Today is the Tall Ship Parade. When I get to the water (having sprinted like a 12-year-old the whole way), there are people along the water’s edge for miles.

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The ships are beautiful, and sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge, right in front of us.

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It’s like a fireworks show. “Ooh look at that one!” “Wow, beautiful”

…and then “BANG!”

Yep, the smoke in this picture is from the ship’s cannon. They missed me.

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This next ship is the SS Jeremiah O’Brien. Just a few days ago, my muse and I were in this ship’s engine room, while it was running. It’s great to see it out on the water. The submarine might be out here too. How would we know?

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Those kayaks might want to paddle a bit faster.

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Afterward, I head to a little crepe and omelet place for lunch. This place is fantastic. Sophie, the lovely and friendly owner, runs it family-style. Everything she makes is excellent.

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There’s lust one big table in the middle for everyone to sit around, and the silverware is in a chest of drawers.

After that, it’s off to the park for some reading (sleeping), and then more work on Secrret Plans.

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Random assertion: Every beautiful ship knows more stories than anyone has told.

Steganographic data: 1838/7.6

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Day 7: Change of Pace

Here’s something you didn’t expect to think about today… an electric razor. This happens to be my electric razor, and it works just fine.

Right, so let’s take a closer look at the little tag on the power cord.

Now I’m not saying that this tag’s not needed; clearly it is, or Norelco wouldn’t to go to the trouble of printing this important message and attaching little plastic tags to each and every razor as it goes through the factory.

I’m just thinking that “cut with scissors” is about as likely as “smash with hammer,” and you shouldn’t do that either, but there’s no sticker for it. Maybe the need for a specific “don’t cut with scissors” sticker is pointing out some secondary problem which will cause us even more trouble later, if we don’t identify it now.

Today’s plan is quiet time with a book and some projects at home.

…and a walk to Ti Couz on 16th & Valencia for lunch. At lunchtime, that place can relax anyone. The food’s simple, but really good.

Thought seriously about hitting the midnight showing of The Dark Crystal at the Clay Theatre, but it’s running all weekend, so maybe I can rally a group. That’d be more fun.

Random assertion: End… beginning… all the same. Big change. – Aughra

Steganographic data: 1882/4.3

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