Top Speed: 85 miles per hour, I-80 between Napa and Sacramento in the early hours of Saturday morning
Lustful Object du Jour:
Fail: I’m about a week behind on Instagram posts, kind of making them not so “insta” grams. Sometimes, though, while enjoying food or beverage or adventure or moments of pleasure, it is disruptive to whip out one’s phone and post pictures. Agreed?
Spotify Repeat Worthy Songs: The Presets “Cutter’s”, Lettuce “Blast Off”, Cayucas “Moony Eyed Walrus”, Atlas Genius “Levitate”,, St. Lucia “All Eyes on You”, and Miike Snow “Vase”
Activity: Highlights of the week; a fifteen mile run with my running club around Lake Natoma and a 20.7 mile hike from Stinson Beach to the summit of Mt. Tamalpais and back to the beach
Most Hedonistic Moment: A split of sparkling wine, at sunset, on the beach
On the Screen (big, little, of in between): Mission Impossible, the new one; I didn’t think it was worth the Uber fare to and from the theater to see, but perhaps it was just the state of mind I was in at the time.
SOL (Sung out loud): “Levitate” by Atlas Genius
Quote or Quip: “Panic productively”
Kudos: A million kudos to all the volunteers helping out the Northern California fire victims, especially a friend of mine who is driving back and forth several times a day to haul rescued horses to shelters, to her own home, and to the vet, as needed. So, so, sad, the number of animal lives lost to these fires.
Wine (WOW or Something Special):
Something Crazy, He Said
I love nature and I am conflicted.
I love the mountains. When I’m in the mountains I feel like I belong, instinctually; I love the rugged terrain, the majesty of the peaks around me, the perfumed air, the trees that tower over me and in turn, are dwarfed by the size of the peaks they are tenuously rooted to, and, most of all, knowing that, insignificant though I may be in their midst, I may possess the skills, the knowledge, and the capacity to survive in the harsh and unforgiving environment for a time.
I love the ocean. When I’m near the ocean I feel a primal connection with nature. The power of the tides and the surf overwhelm me. I know I am helpless and powerless against them, and yet they feed me with peace and serenity, a safe distance from their depths. I am in awe of their force and soothed by it at the same time.
I crave both (Continue Reading)
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