I recently had a birthday. Makes me think about what the Beach Boys would write if they started at this age:
Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older,
than we wouldn’t have to wait so long,
I’m at the senior tween age- too young for Social Security but too old for pretty women to notice. Go ahead, use it. I’ll take credit when it spreads into common usage!
Yesterday, i noticed a lump on the cat’s tail. My first thought was cancer so I got out the flashlight and removed my glasses (I told you I was old). Turns out the fleshy protuberance had legs! Aw, his first tick. Ain’t that sweet. So onto Google I go. Honestly, what did I do before the Internet? The knowledge of the world at your fingertips! Well, as long as you have the critical faculties to get through the BS. Final result: me 1, ticks 0.
Of course, it’s raining today. What else. But the last two days have been nice, so I went for a couple of hikes each day. I found a trail that’s five miles away. It’s not very long but there are some elevation changes that make it interesting. Yesterday, there was nobody else around. Being alone in a forest of redwoods puts one in a Thoreauvian state of mind. I mean, I’m no Druid nor was it a Road to Damascus moment, but it was nice.
Here’s some pictures:
A couple of shots of the port at Eureka CA: