Friday, October 12, 2007


Seaside, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Cold Stone Cones

Cold Stone Cones, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

I just realized that almost every city I visit, I make a stop at a Cold Stone Ice Cream store.

But I almost never do @ home.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

sneak pass

sneak pass, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Coffee, roll and reading

Coffee, roll and reading, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

There is cause for urgency, but my options have opened up, so Im doing a bit of reading to prep my mind.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I prefer the aisle seat

I prefer the aisle seat, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

NYC street

NYC street, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Angel over Alcatraz

Angel over Alcatraz, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

NY Delivery

NY Delivery, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

New Jersey sunset

New Jersey sunset, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

People laugh off the sunsets over New Jersey, saying the intense colors are due to pollution particles - but so what? The best way to describe these sunsets are as if the sky is on fire.

Daddy splashing water

Daddy splashing water, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Lighted shadows

Lighted shadows, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Canal Street

Canal Street, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

What would you have done?

Yesterday morning, Im on my way to the BART station and one of our resident crazy women/tweakers walked by me and threw gatorade into my face. Out of the blue. Unprovoked.

She probably thought I was one of those passive people and wouldve taken that nonsense. What she didnt realise is that I am MUCH faster than I look and not about to play victim to any attack.

I am not FROM California.

I had immediately reacted and was about to haul off with a closed fist, but at her cowering and fear, the programming about not hitting women kicked in - but I was not about to let this go unremarked or unpunished. So In mid-arc I opened my fist, widened the swing and hit her with the palm of my hand in her back.

That thump was enough to shake her but not hurt her. She then had the nerve to go "At least I stood my ground!" after I'd yelled "What the FUCK is wrong with you?!!"

THAT remark made me mad, but I clenched my lip and didnt haul off properly on her - because it was only gatorade after all.

Put me in a bad mood all day, wishing that I HADNT pulled back to make sure she didnt do that again to me or others.

I talked to a cop. He said I did the right thing. If I had indeed hauled off on her, that wouldve been an attack, not self-defense, even though she provoked it. But because I simply reacted, I was within my rights.

Even now though, I am still upset. I REALLY wish I had not pulled back.

What would you have done?