Yesterday I took Olga back to the park for some running around, and I used the opportunity to learn how to make a video on my camera. It's not that hard -- just a matter of pushing the right buttons. I don't know why it took me so long to figure it out.
What is difficult is throwing a Kong toy and holding a video camera at the same time.
As you can see, it was a beautiful morning, and we spent a couple of hours walking around and lounging in that grassy field. Olga made a friend named Rupert who stole her Kong toy and had to be forced to give it back. (I don't have a video of that because while it's hard enough to hold a camera and throw a Kong, it's impossible to film while prying a Kong from the jaws of someone else's dog.)
Olga had an opportunity to do some modeling when a German woman came over with her iPad and asked to take photos.
I attracted some attention, too. I was wearing a sweatshirt from my alma mater, the University of South Florida in Tampa. A couple of guys walking past shouted, "Go Bulls!" Turns out they're engineering students at USF, and they found it wildly improbable to come across someone wearing a USF sweatshirt in the middle of Hyde Park. Our globalized society! (I didn't tell them that the Bulls didn't even exist when I went to USF -- not as a football team, anyway.)
How about the Republicans and their newest crusade, to characterize the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi as the next Watergate? I mean, really. They're delusional. Their focus on this issue has perplexed me for a long time, but now it seems obvious that they're just trying to hammer Hillary Clinton with anything they can in anticipation of her 2016 run for president. Pathetic.
(Top photo: Blue bag, East London, on Monday.)