Areas of Unrest
8 July 2001 - Vitamin Sea
QOTD: "A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation." - Saki
Reading: Dervla Murphy, Cameroon With Egbert
Listening to: the original cast recording of Do I Hear a Waltz
I was horribly lazy on Friday and Saturday, barely getting out of my apartment at all. I did get some household odds and ends done, but I also spent a lot of time reading and crocheting. So I really needed to get out for a walk this morning. I didn't feel up to dealing with inland heat, so drove up to Ventura County and did the 11 K Volksmarch year round event at Channel Islands Harbor. It was, indeed, nice and cool and I always like walking around seaside areas. There were a lot of very nice houses, many with dolphin statues or fountains. And I indulged my usual fantasy of living on a boat. (The title of this entry is one of the better boat names I noticed. The other one that struck me was "Escape Key" - obviously a computer nerd's boat.) I also noted a surprising amount of chapparal type vegetation along one stretch - somewhat unusual that close to the coast. I really ought to learn to identify some of the native plants.
The mistake I made was thinking that driving back along PCH would be more pleasant than the freeway. Normally it would - but there was roadwork in Oxnard, leading to detours. And while I did enjoy zipping around Point Mugu, there was a lot of traffic in Malibu. I might not have minded so much had I had the sense to eat lunch before driving back, but I'd been optimistic after making good time on the drive up.
By the time I'd gotten home and eaten, all of my the walk-induced energy had dissipated and I spent the afternoon reading the newspaper and napping. So I'm only a third of the way through my list of things to do this weekend. Oh, well, it's not as if any of it were really urgent. And I do see some progress on my ongoing decluttering efforts. It all just takes longer than I think it should.
Copyright 2001 Miriam H. Nadel
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