Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Community Workshops"

Calories eaten yesterday: 1391
Fat: 27g (18%)
Carbs: 84g (26%)
Protein: 162g (49%)
Calories burned in exercise today: 233

sister, me, and Mom in 1991Here's another "retro" photo from 1991. I'm in the middle with my sister and Mom. I was 20 years old and already overweight. Click the photo for a larger size.

Did laundry today. I walked to the laundromat and back, then down toward the train station. I wanted to take the 50 bus through Alameda all the way to the WalMart near my work, but I got on the wrong bus, causing a 10 minute walk back. I finally did catch the 50 and did the shopping I needed at WalMart. It’s payday so time to buy the necessities. Tomorrow Brad is driving me to Costco so I can buy their cheap salad. I also want to see what other basics they might have cheaper than WalMart. Time to start pinching pennies!

Tomorrow I also need to hit Safeway for wine, cottage cheese, and celery. Yes, Safeway has wine cheaper than Costco. You just have to shop the sales and drink the cheaper stuff.

Saturday Brad and I are leaving church a bit early to go to the "Community Workshop" in Alameda about changes in bus service. The proposed changes to the 53 line on Fruitvale Avenue (the line I take home at night) would leave me with no way to get home.

They want to replace the 53 with two new lines – the 20 and the 21 – but these lines would only run until 10 pm. I don’t get off work until 11, as do other people who ride that bus. I’m going to have my say about keeping some sort of late night service on Fruitvale Avenue – not just for me, but for all the other late night riders. AC Transit is once again completely clueless on how to best serve the community.

Hell or high water, I will weigh-in on Sunday and assess the damage.

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Arthur_of_Old said...

Such a beautiful photo. You and
April look somewhat alike in this photo. Both beautiful and joyous in the appearance.

AC Transit said...

We hope the workshop was helpful this weekend. Be sure to leave your comments about your service at

Arthur_of_Old said...

Whoa, they are getting interactive here V!!! =-) A good thing. I'd go and comment on the 53 and the need to keep it. Several would appreciate the word.