Thursday, November 30, 2023
Meh -- It's Thursday
Some street art today from Zabou, which I found in Chiswick on my recent walk. This is the same artist who painted the bridge in West Hampstead a couple of years ago. Those portraits are unfortunately gone now -- they were always meant to have a limited run -- and we're back to basic black paint on the bridge.
I don't have much news today. I wound up putting back about half of the China books I pulled on Tuesday. I asked the teachers to make sure they were the right resources for their class project -- some of the books seemed suspiciously advanced for 6th Grade -- so they came to look them over and rejected a fair number. I think our resource list for those classes is quite old and based on previous teachers' preferences, so I updated it. Hopefully we won't have this problem again.
On West End Green, we've had this interesting development. Apparently someone has planted bulbs and then screened the ground for "wildlife protection" (i.e. to keep squirrels from eating them). Should look nice in the spring. I wonder if they're crocuses or daffodils or what?
And apropos of nothing, here's a view of our street, just to show how things look at this time of year. Trees dropping the last of their yellow leaves, a gray cloudy sky -- that's November for you. We're supposed to have clear (and colder) weather for the next few days.
And here's what Olga looks like at this very moment, lying next to me. She has colonized Dave's pillows and seems completely uninterested in going for a walk.