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Friday, April 28, 2000

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Checking out the new bookstore

I had a good walk to work this morning. My pack was heavy as I had some cups and lunch in there as well as a book, a couple magazines, a camera, my purse, an electronic organizer and various and sundry objects such as hand lotion, a brush, sunglasses, etc. It always seems to heavy but everything gets used at some time or another. Think of all the junk that most people carry around in their car. I have to carry that in my backpack and so I can't take nearly as much as most people haul around.

I went to the Red Cross to give blood after work. They were so quiet. There were only a few people there besides me. It went smooth and I, as usual, felt good. It's so nice to be good at something.

Afterwards I took the bus to Park Mall to see what they're doing to it. There's still plenty of work to do but it's getting done and looking nice. They now call it Park Place and since It's on Broadway it's rather appropriate. How cute. The main reason I went there was because a new Borders has opened there and I had to check it out. It's nice. It's large. It has a nicer coffee place but the selection of eats still sucks. Why do bookstore coffee shops not have a wider selection of eats. The coffee is good but that's all. Starbucks usually has the same problem.

I went by the bread store and decided to walk home from there since I was feeling good. I walked from Campbell and Ft Lowell to Prince and First, two miles in all. This area has several dirt roads that are blocked so people have to twist and turn to drive through. All the houses are set back in pretty much desert. Not pretty desert landscaping but just the creosote, cactus and mesquite. It's a very nice walk. Most the houses also have fences with "Beware of Dogs" signs on them but I can handle their paranoia as long as their dogs aren't flinging themselves at the fence, and I didn't see a dog one.

By this time it was nearly five in the evening and it was hot. I didn't have shade most of the way and I was pooped by the time I got home. I made a big glass of iced wine and water and sat right in front of the fan. I recovered quickly so, hopefully, I'm starting the yearly adjustment to heat. It's been in the 90s but this weekend it's only suppose to be in the 80s. Whoopee!

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Walked - 6 miles

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