Saturday, December 15, 2018
The Smile Coat
Yesterday was a half-day at work, spent mostly shelving books and checking them out to a few last-minute students. I left about 12:30 and went to a pub for lunch with some of Dave's coworkers. And now -- woo hoo! Vacation!
Here's another selection of iPhone photos, taken over the last few days. First, an interesting street in St. John's Wood. The post office near work has moved, and now I walk this alley each time I go to mail something. (Admittedly, not that often.)
This woman showed up in the library and I asked her if I could photograph her coat. She was French. It seems like the sort of stylish thing a French woman would wear.
This also showed up in the library. Graffiti at our school is virtually unheard of, but we had a group of students from other schools visiting one weekend and I suspect they were the source. It says "Purple. Yas queen slay." I thought they were just meaningless tags until I Googled the phrase, and it turns out to be the equivalent of "You go, girl" or "Work it, girl," originating in drag culture. The things you learn! Still, we removed it.
Balls in a cage!
Olga going after yet another cat on one of our walks. Yes, you've basically seen this picture before. Some things never change.
Shadows in the staff lounge at work. On the rare winter days when the sun is shining, we do get some dramatic lighting!
Olga's dog-sitter, Simone, is showing up this morning to take her for a walk. We thought this might help prepare Olga for her longer stay beginning on Monday. I think it's supposed to be rainy out there today, so she may not be all that enthused about going!