I walked at Greenlake today.
This was walk 27 and circuits 51 and 52. There were one or more women in thongs today. By my count is was 4 women and 1 girl in thongs and that brings the thong count to 67!
A guy said hi and we traded names. He asked why I did not have my sign with me!
There was a guy in lumpy shorts!
Partway through the first circuit, a woman stopped me and asked me where I got the fringe skirt I was wearing.
I don’t wear the skirt to mean something of some normal or unusual sexuality; I wear it as something that is sharp, pretty and which can be admired or imitated by others, others who will naturally be nearly all women who consider or imitate the look. The skirt is what amounts to see-through between the fringes; the fringes are black and short enough that if the skirt were a normal skirt, it would fail to cover the butt in terms of the “length” or “height.” I’ve seen a dozen fringe skirts in photos and advertising on the Net and this is one of the few that looks excellent. A lot of them are not attractive . . .
The look that is attractive is the look you would find on certain professional Latin dancers. The “fringes” constitute all of the skirt and they are meant to alternately expose or reveal some of the butt as the dancer moves, worn over as little as possible given the situation. Apparently it is not just me and it is several of the women who walk at Greenlake who regard the look as attractive.
I did not remember where I got the skirt and so now I am trying to figure out where I got it.
Her request fits a number of direct or indirect compliments from various women on the skirt itself or on “my outfit” in the last 18 months. It has happened to me once or more that I was simply walking and a woman a few feet behind me said, “I like that,” meaning, I believe, she liked the “skirt” or the “outfit.”
There is actually some special phrase in psychology that refers to a kind of gentle distraction and which has been proven to produce what are regarded as positive and helpful states of mind. I forget what the phrase is this instant. Psychologists have studied the results of walking in forests and parks and green areas versus walking in city areas. Walking in parks and forests is “better” for you, according to some of the guys who have done some of the studies–“better” for you in a number of ways.
Anyway, this fringe skirt I often wear, unless I am mistaken, has some of this same effect with the psychological phrase, which I now see is “soft fascination.” I had to look up one of my older blog post to find this phrase. Maybe it is dumb, but also kind of funny; I think I am providing “soft fascination” to some of the people who view me at Greenlake and that is probably good for their mental health and it is reflected in their comments, appreciation and desire to buy a fringe skirt like mine.
By the way, walking in a forest or park setting (as compared to walking on, say, city streets) has been studied by the psychologists and found to result in about 50% greater achievement in solving problems creatively or in using creativity. I can’t prove that walking at Greenlake has the same effect or effects, but I suspect that it does.
Of course, the other question and the different question one might ask is, whether or not occasionally noticing the girls or women being pretty, cute or revealing creates “soft fascination” in the men (and women) who engage in it. It is easy to walk while also at times noticing and it is easy to walk while not paying attention or paying very little attention. There are some women in society dislike a guy noticing gals being pretty or taking photos of gals or girls being pretty, though I am not sure why.
If and when I had several hundred extra thousand dollars, I would pay some psychologists to do a study on the psychological effects of noticing. On one hand, some fraction of the women dislike my noticing; on the other hand I was walking downtown one Sunday and there was a wallet on the top of a newspaper box at 3rd and Union and I helped get the wallet back to the owner. The wallet was full of ID and credit cards.
I noticed the wallet and took action to help solve the missing wallet. Other people perhaps had passed by and not noticed the wallet or regarded a wallet on top of a newspaper box as meaningful.
I saw the wallet; I opened it to determine some of what was inside; I saw ID and credit cards and got it over to police. We’d hope everybody would do that, but not everybody does.
I had seen the “fringe skirt” on one of several of the women’s bikini or swimwear or exoticwear and it was pretty and so I ordered it, or maybe it was amazon, but I don’t think it was amazon.
Unfortunately it is proving very tough to find on the internet . . . I’ve begun to search my old emails and that is a mess since there are so many . . .
A young, young lady met my criteria for my taking a photo of her, which is very rare, given her age range. For this purpose, we shall say that young young means possible elementary school age and that “young ladies” means the girls of middle or high school age.
Of course, of her possible age range, I usually abstain from including such young ladies in photos, given that I can happily allow mom and dad to have less concern that a kid has had her photo taken by the guy at Greenlake! David is crazy, I am sure, but if he refrains from taking photos of girls under 11, usually, then, that is a step that makes several moms and dads happier, I am sure! Ha!
So, on Thursday’s walk I was walking westbound on the north part of the lake. There were several girls of possible middle school age. I took a few photos of them from 30 or 40 feet away. There are lots of people and photos I take are often taken from a distance greater than 20 feet, for a reduced mental concern.
I and they were walking towards each other and when we were nearer to each other, it became clear that one of the young ladies had her cell phone up in a way as to perhaps take my photo!
I gave her a V-sign of recognition and greeting and said, “Greetings” and she replied with “Hi” or something similar! Ha! How nice!
It was a great walk today and now I must find where I got this fringe skirt!
I was on the radio today on the Kirby Wilbur show. I suggested we consider the death of Charleena as suicide by cop and that police who enter a home or apartment with a person with mental health or officer safety caution check the available weapons by admission or check for weapons. I also suggested that chief O’Toole or her aides have a press conference or public meeting in which they educate the public in police training and police procedures. Shooting certain menacing knife-wielders is normal; maybe we should protest Starbucks serving coffee.
If you menace an officer at 4 feet with a deadly weapon, and if you use profanity or express hostility and make threats at the same time and also approach or rush the officer rather than pulling back or staying in one place, you are likely to be shot, whether you are mentally ill or not. It is a matter of officer safety and “de-escalation” is not suitable for the situation in which a knife-wielder is rushing or even approaching an officer contrary to his raised-voice “instructions.”
Blaming police for shooting a knife-wielder, one who is also manifesting hostility at 4 feet, seems unproductive.
Here are some of the nice photos!