The highlight of this weekend was heat. Some other things happened but this was in between moments of ‘omg, I’m about to pass out’. No amount of being outside, or in the shade, or near the water, or in the water could have saved you. This is the famous New York heat that makes you feel like you’re a lobster in a boiling pot of somebody’s dinner or an eternal sinner that finally died and reach the bowels of hell. I just re-read my descriptions…somewhat extreme, and I bet you won’t want to visit New York in the summer. And you shouldn’t. Visiting a city built on a pile of garbage in the summer is dumb. Visit it in the fall when the garbage gets cleaned away. No, it doesn’t. But it stinks less.
Fate had it that I had to be a part of a kid’s birthday on a Saturday. These creatures seem to be making a re-occurring appearance in my life. I don’t know what this means, just an observation. But this kid was somewhat on the older side. I won’t be able to reiterate the exact age, but it’s in the range where they can talk and can still be easily distracted by junk food and candy, as opposed to opposite sex. It wasn’t bad at first as a bunch of them just roamed around doing whatever it is they were doing pretending adults don’t exist, which was exactly what adults needed. Everything went smooth until Piñata happened, and they temporarily turned into insane vandals.
During these going-ons, I decided to listen to a podcast. Which would mean I would be physically and visually present but also not completely wasting my time on this earth. Several places I heard about Mark Moran’s podcast, called WTF. The name appealed to me immediately. He had Barack Obama on his show so you can guess I’m not lying about it being popular. Honest truth- didn’t think much of it. He curses but that’s about the coolest part of the show. Do be a suspicious, cynical asshole and check it out for yourself. wtfpod.com
Be amazed by me because on a Sunday I woke up at 8am specifically to go on a morning run (!). Which I did do on a nearby beach and it felt great but it also felt like being a smoker and an asthmatic is not the best combination. Pride of my accomplishment put me in such a good mood that I got talked into visiting Vanderbilt Mansion that day. Which was partly educational, partly unnecessary (remember heat and stay in air-conditioned premises). One of the cooler things to note, they had several rooms full of random collections with artifacts, animals, weaponry and what not. It didn’t make much sense at first, until we realized with the absence of internet collecting physical things was the way to know anything about them. We dubbed these as the earliest form of Google.
Do appreciate this fact people and utilize internet with the greater purpose. At least on some special days.