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Two things I forgot to mention
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1) The ball of my right foot has been sensitive for a few weeks. Not while I walked, but at home when I was barefoot. It already feels much less so after just two days in the new shoes, so I guess it's good I finally tossed that last pair.

2) Yesterday I saw two woodpeckers fighting over territory. They were shuffling around a telephone pole and I was really hoping to get a vine, but one took off across the street and the other chased after. I love woodpeckers. They have such a cool look with that wedge for a head and the tail streaming behind. I even like that sound they make, though I've never heard it from any closer than across the street. I imagine it might be annoying if one was on the house.

It's that time again
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It"s that time again

Northern exposure
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The last time I walked at the North end of town, I noted that there definitely needs to be a crosswalk at the intersection near Legion Memorial Park. I did my civic duty that day and filed a report on the city's website, and am happy to say they got back to me very early the next day! They're aware of the need, and have applied for a grant that they're pretty sure they'll get based on the feedback they got on their application. Unfortunately, it'll take a year for it to be installed, if indeed it does happen.

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So sweet, I'm getting a toothache
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Steve's hacking up a hairball and Sam licked his head a few times as the ordeal started. It was like a cat version of a girl holding her sorority sister's hair back while she puked. Adorable.

Nu Shooz
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I knew after yesterday's eight miles that I'd be a little sore heading out today, so I figured I may as well break in my new shoes.

New shoes

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Apparently the perimeter has been breached
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Apparently the perimeter has been breached.

Picking up where I left off
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I mentioned the other day that I could have taken a different turn and added another four or so miles to my route, but wasn't looking to commit to that much distance. I woke up today ready for it. One thing that helped was that it rained throughout the night and it was so nice and cool outside. I'm glad I pushed it, because today's ended up being the longest walk I've taken in Everett. (Here's my previous longest Everett walk.)

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Hidden delights
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I mentioned on Thursday that I was almost positive I'd found all the North-South routes in the area, but I've still been poking around on the map, which is how I spotted this:


(Actual Google Street View image! Not bad, eh?)

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CATURDAY
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Shin shinnery, shin shinnery
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Continuing my several-day break from the gulch in consideration of my poor left shin, I decided to plan another new street route today. One of my obsessions has been to find every North-South route in the area, and after today, I may have seen them all.

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Anal bead chic
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Anal bead chic
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Above it all
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At the Northernmost point of my route yesterday, I very nearly climbed up to the follow the next set of roads that lead back South again, but thought better of it, and decided to walk up there today instead. This turned out to be one of the best routes I've taken up here, at least in terms of things to look at.

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Deja vu
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I didn't mention it yesterday, but right before I came off the trail by the ball fields, I stepped on a rock incorrectly and managed to aggravate that shin injury I got on the wet grass in my back yard a while back. I figured it'd be smart to take it easier today, so I headed for the Lowell riverfront trail. It's really flat, the main path's paved, and even the paths that aren't paved are almost perfectly flat. The gates were locked at both entrances, though. I briefly considered parking at Lowell Park and crossing the tracks near there, but a train was parked and there wouldn't be a way around it.

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Surprisingly easy
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I hadn't been on the Eastern trails in the gulch since the scary hot day when I found myself tangled up in spiky vines off the trail, overheating, and starting to worry. This morning was cool and cloudy, so I decided to have another go at it.

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Going where I don't belong
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I wanted some extra miles today, so I figured I'd keep going past the point where I gave up the day that I ended up stuck in the brush trying to find my way up to the Boeing recreation area. A lot of what I did today, I won't be doing again, because I wasn't supposed to in the first place.

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CATURDAY
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Even a cat black as the night can be a shining star. RIP Harold.

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I had't planned on posting about today's walk
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My plan for the day was that default loop and I didn't deviate from it.

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SchadenFriday
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Apparently, I've got a knack
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My plan today was that "default" loop up through the center of the gulch and back down via the residential area to the West. As I approached the spot by where I do my stretches when I get there, a woman who was leaving with her dog told me she lost her phone on the Western trails and that she'd hung a sign with another number in case I found it. Challenge accepted! I told her I'd keep an eye out for it and went up the Western trails instead of the center.

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Due to some changes at work that aren't really worth explaining, I'm working for a new company as of July 1st even though I'm at my same job. My credentials in the system finally switched over yesterday. I didn't have to go get the new badge and return my equipment to the old employer yesterday, but I'd been dying to try the new laptop and that required the new badge and trip to campus for initial setup first. It took an hour to get out there and everything took a lot longer than I expected, but it worked out nicely because I got to have a birthday sushi lunch with my brother and sister-in-law. All of that, plus liking and responding to all the FB birthday messages made for an extremely busy day, and I'm definitely not used to those any more.

Even though I was exhausted, the evening was still very fun. I've been wanting to go to our neighborhood bar for Taco Tuesday for ages now, so I'm glad my birthday was on Tuesday this year. The tacos were awesome and cheap, $1 for beef and $2 for chicken. The bartender bought me my first drink, and Garrett even ran to the store a few doors over and got me a tart with a candle and Happy Birthday ring.

The bar also has Naughty Bingo on Tuesdays. The prizes are things like lube and sex toys. We didn't win either of the two rounds we played, but that's fine. The winners had to go up in front of everyone, take the prize out of the bag, and show it off.

Naughty Bingo

I already think that once you hit a certain age, a party every year isn't really necessary. We'll be hosting big July 4th parties going forward, too, so another party ten days later isn't really necessary. A nice mellow evening at our regular hangout really hit the spot.

Birthday shirt from Garrett!
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Birthday shirt from Garrett!

Happy trails to me
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You ever look at an animal and really identify with it? This morning, Steve looked just like I felt. I could almost hear him saying, "I gotta get out there."

7/13/2015

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Arlington Fly-in
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I went with Garrett to the Arlington Fly-in yesterday, an aviation event he used to volunteer for. Thankfully, the weather was much cooler than it's been lately. And they have fair food. I almost got a donut cheeseburger, but went with a thai chicken wrap instead. It was decent, and so were the fries, but there were enough fries for four people. That left me pretty satisfied the rest of the day.

7/11/2015

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CATURDAY
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