The Things That Make You Old

When our car went into the repair shop recently, my wife used the occasion to explore public transportation options. Annie discovered that we are both eligible for reduced fares, even though neither of us is 65. Being born before Sept. 1, 1959 qualifies, the privilege being half-price: $1.25 per ride or $3 for a day pass.

Oh, the things that make you old. I’d rather pay more and feel less geezer—thank you very much, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. If I ride at all, seeing as how walking is my preferred mode of transportation. We are fortunate that all amenities that matter are within a couple miles on foot. Yee-ha.

For this missive, I captured the Featured Image on Groundhog Day 2023, using Leica Q2. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/5.6, ISO 100, 1/800 sec, 28mm; 12:16 p.m. PST. Composed as shot; corner of Florida Street and El Cajon Blvd, in University Heights.