Delayed Gratification

Seems like Spring Summer has finally arrived.

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The woman with the fake tan stepped into my office, sat across from my desk and lit a cigarette.
At least, she would, sometime in the next 20 minutes. Smelling the future has advantages, but precision isn’t one of them.


Bluffing

This weekend Nash got to go on a holiday. Things started on Friday with a walk from Encounter Bay to Victor Harbor.

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Along the way there were signs of things to come.

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On Saturday the sun was shining and we walked up the Bluff.

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From there it was down past Petrel Cove and on the walk to King's Beach where Nash got to be her best self.

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This walk justified a visit to Port Elliot Bakery and then another walk around the cove and up the hill.

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After some rest and then another walk along the Hindmarsh River (without the camera) the end of a long day came to a close.

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Queen Equizabeth II

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Seems a little strange that a single 96 year old lady halfway across the earth dies and today I get a day off work. But in 2019 a single person got a little too close to a pangolin we all know how that turned out.

Like a few people in Adelaide I spent my morning in Belair National Park getting my feet dirty.

Here's some photos.

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King of Snake

For the past six weeks I have been living in the worst sock puppet performance the simulation has ever generated.

Mmmm, painkillers.

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I have endured the harsh winter deprived of most of the few joys the season brings. No chopping up massive pumpkins. No driving to locations for low-UV hiking. No warm showers. No bike rides. Instead I've had this, the egg.

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For six weeks I've been brooding. And keeping my arm dry, and warm, and nourished.

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And after all of that brooding today it finally hatched!

Coincidentally my right ctrl button has also been broken the past six weeks.

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An Ode to 2019

I've been thinking about 2019 a bit lately. Definitely not with rose coloured glasses...

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God, I wish it was still then. I know it helps nothing to bemoan, but all on the scales it was such an amazing year. My existing injuries were settling down. I'd found a pair of shoes I could walk anywhere in. I saw my friends every week. A few of them got married.

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I played basketball. I did pull ups. I hiked places with Vanessa.

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You could go places and other people would be there and it never felt weird.

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I led a great project with great people at work. I was constantly challenged and felt a sense of accomplishment. Also you could literally get on a plane at a moment's notice and fly anywhere on the planet and I did that many times.

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It wasn't cold. (It did hit 46 degrees in January). Vegetables were cheap. I paid no attention to the economy.

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I'm just putting this here to remind me that life can be better than mundane and painful. Hopefully again soon.

The 1 Percent

Today I stepped in dog poo in Burnside.

There was a news article about Sydney being cold and having a top of only 15 degrees for the third time in history. I was like...

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It was not 15 in Adelaide today.

I am privileged enough as a human being to have someone clean my teeth for me twice a year. I had a new hygienist this year who was not shy about asking me halfway through if I'd eaten almonds that morning.

Hopefully this was due to the almonds I'd eaten that morning.

Autumn is definitely over.

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Fluffy

The only guaranteed way to give Nash a good brushing is to wait for her to fall asleep. Because she lies in a nook this means you can only brush one side, leaving her smooth and slinky on one half of the butt, and matted and frizzy on the other. The effect of this is when you let her loose in the dog park the next day is a lot of sideways movement and if the conditions are right, some reverse swing.

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