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Unknown Assumptions or where did all the hippies go?

Everyone has small or large assumptions that they make about life that they are unaware of until it is right in front of them. Yesterday, I was hit upside the head, lightly, with one of my un-thought through assumptions.
Since 1999, when I met a nice swing dancer who was also a Pilates instructor, I have said to myself that I would like to go takes some Pilates classes. Over the years since, I have met some very nice dance / pilates / yoga folk who are all in some sort of subculture or another, usually of the hippie / vegan variety. These folks have been very calm and encouraging.

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Tern!

Tern!

Sun. 05.13.07 – After a lovely Mother’s Day lunch at Grandma Grace’s with my Mom, Allison, Aunt Anne, Aunt Dana, and Grandma, I met up with Erika for a hike around the Bolsa Chica Wetlands to clear out the brain and tummy. Lovely day, lovely walk, until I had a gravity storm on a levy when some gravel slipped, I slipped, I tumbled end over end and luckily did not end up in the muck of the lagoon. I do have lots of scrapes.
Quite a few bird photographers were out and about at the bird bridge with outrageously large lenses. I have one small Nokia N80 camera phone and it did a fine job of snapping the birds and wetlands. Makes one wonder what the gianormous lenses for? PEL, anyone?

Big Big Lens? Penis Extension Lenses, perhaps?
Sand Pipers Piping
Bolsa Chica - Curve of the Levy
Snowy Egret Stalking
Yellow Pollution Control

Good Friday Miracle: 6:41pm, 91 E, 70mph

Good Friday Miracle: 6:41pm, 91 E, 70mph

I have never, ever, never been on the eastbound 91 freeway through the Santa Ana Canyon on a Friday evening during rush hour traffic and been able to drive over 25mph. To drive 70 mph was a miracle. Most of the rest of the traffic must have had Good Friday off or at least half day.

The American Flag

The American Flag

So, the fellow in front of me with all of the flags and the overly patriotic wording on his truck, also had a speaker playing the “Star Spangled Banner” for anyone who drove by. The best part is that Shell gas truck was driving by at the same time.
America, Apple Pie, Mom, Red/White/Blue, and Gasoline!