I had the day off but lots of work to do, so I packed my computer and the first batch of papers to grade for the semester, and rode over to a coffee shop to meet with a smarty pants graduate student. She’s writing a master’s thesis about baseball, gender, race, and U.S. nationalism. It’s good. Anyway, after writing a few things on behalf of one thing or another, I biked back home down Freret, as per usual, but this time to grab my car to pick up J. for lunch and a ride home to the Treme. Driving back in rush hour traffic, I remembered again why it’s always best to go by bike. I was in the mood for a little more riding tonight, so I hopped on Rhoda and we headed to the coffee shoppe to do a little grading with K. On my way back I stopped to take a picture of this graffiti on a building at Magazine and Josephine. When you look at this building on googlemaps, the whole thing is one color. But live and in person, it has clearly been through a number of iterations. You’ve got the light yellow that is either covering up a large piece, or serving as a canvas. Then you’ve got the tags painted in red and then over in gray. On top of everything is the Task and three dots. I wonder if these are layers by different folks, or if this is all part of a plan. For some reason I like the three dots best. Another lazy commuting day around this lovely city.