Derik Badman's Journal

2019-11-22 07:08

I got this new Billy Bragg BBC sessions compilation the other day, so now I've had his version of Woody Guthrie's "Way over Yonder in the Minor Key" stuck in my head all week. I just keep singing it over and over.

Now it's Friday morning, and I've decided I'm not going to work too hard today after a long week of releases and bug fixes and just in general working really intensely all day from pretty early. That will be aided by the fact that I'm giving blood this morning. Usually it's down at borough hall, but today they're having a drive at the Catholic Church a few blocks from my house. I'd rather not be going there since they recently put up one of those stupid anti-abortion propaganda displays of white crosses representing something about "unborn babies" which pisses me off every time I walk by, which is too often. ███ █ ███ ███████ ██ ███ █████████ ███ ███ ████ ████ ████ ███████ ██ ████ ███ ████████████ ██████ ████ ███ ██████ █████ ██ ████ ████ ████████ ██ ███ █████ ██ ██████ ████████ █████████ ███ ████ ████ ███ █ ██████ ████ █ ██████ ███████████ ██ █████████ ██ ███████

Just saw a little brown creeper singing on top of a bush. Heard his song and then actually spotted him there. I can't do an onomatopoeia of his song, wish I could. Before I could get a picture he flew away. I've never been lucky with the bird photos, but it is extra hard when you're only using a phone with very little zoom.