1. Some of the people I work with are super gung-ho about politics, and when we set up the store in the morning it's all they want to talk about, but they have nothing nice and tons of horrible things to say about their chosen candidate's opponents. At this point I'm so sick of these peoples one-track opinions that I almost feel ready to just vote for the opposite person just to spite them! Isn't that terrible? I can find strengths and weaknesses in both parties, and I can make my decision privately without spouting venom to make myself feel better about the choice. Ugh! I think I'll just start wearing headphones in the morning.
2. Some of you may not realize that I'm a motorcycle lover. It's dangerous, I know, and I'm not into the whole hoochy-biker girl thing or the guys with the long beards blowing in the wind, but I perk up at the sound of a motorcycle engine coming my way, and so I got a huge thrill today when about 50 bikers cruised up 6th all in a pack. The other day I saw a gorgeous chopper parked out front of a pizza place on 51st that I go to sometimes. That's nice, but I'd settle for a nice Honda Rebel and a long country road. P.S. Does the posture on this guy in the picture look a little weird?
3. At lunchtime I grabbed a piece of pizza and went over to Rockefeller Center, where they have the U.S. Open playing all day on a huge screen. The nicest part is that they have a big piece of grass in front of it--nice, real, green grass--that people can sit on and watch the games. So I sat there and soaked in some late-summer sun and watched. I don't know why anyone would go to the actual stadium when they could be there in that grass with a life-size game so close you feel like you might get hit by a stray ball.
4. On my to the subway after work I saw huge crowds of people and flashbulbs and people in fancy duds parading around next to a huge sign that said "Entourage." But I didn't go take a closer look because I've never even seen that show and so I probably wouldn't even know who I was looking at if I saw the actors. But then when I got home and read that Michael Phelps is doing a cameo on Entourage, I wish I would have stopped. I'd love to see him in person!