Woot! Woot! – – A milestone! I’ve had my own YouTube Channel for three years, in which time I’ve uploaded 50 videos, several of which I’ve included in this Blog. Sunday, when I logged into my channel I saw that the accumulated total views of my videos hit 40,001!!! 😀
Now, I realize that there are YouTube videos that go viral with over a million views. But, still, to me having over 40,000 views is amazing. My most viewed video is of a Tr-Rail commuter train arriving at the Hollywood Station. As of Sunday it had been viewed 6,994 times. Today it hit 7,001 – another exciting milestone! Eleven videos have been viewed over a thousand times.
Here are a few photos I took in the past week:
Last week I became 74 1/2! 😥 – another milestone, not nearly so welcome! Heehee… the idea of a half year birthday never occurred to me until on one June day after my 50th birthday it suddenly hit me – OMG! I’m half way to the next number!! Every June since then this comes to mind.
To celebrate (?) the occasion I headed to Brian Piccolo Park in shorts, sneaks and tee-shirt with a basketball – to prove to myself that I can still run around and jump up and down. ….. Ta Da!
I got bored after shooting around for 20 minutes and decided to take my brisk walk through the park. After about 50 minutes I noticed a monster sized black cloud rapidly approaching. Since I was at least 300 yards from the nearest cover I picked up my pace. In moments there was drip….drip….drip – then drip..drip..drip – then drip.drip.drip – then I hit a wall of water.
I took off in a full-out sprint – surely threatening the Olympic record for the 200 meter dash – but it was to little avail. In no time I was thoroughly drenched – it no longer made any difference how fast I went. So I slowed down to a trot until I arrived under the canopy in front of the Velodrome entrance.
Fifteen minutes later it was all over and the sun returned. So, even though thoroughly soaked, I resumed my walk – and by the time I finished my four miles I was almost completely dry.