One thing I usually hate about summer in NYC is the lack of air flow in the subway stations. It can be boiling down there waiting for trains, especially at night when the trains come less often.
But this summer I’ve been riding my bike a bunch, so I haven’t had to deal with the trains too much at all. If I do need to rely on public transportation, I’m more likely to take the bus. It is great. I like the bus.
I also feel like I’ve gotten new friends because I’ve been riding my bike more. They’re the same old friends I’ve had, but I feel like they have finally let me into their secret cool kids club or something.
Been doing more things outdoors. Hands on kinda stuff. And I’m okay with that. Maybe this is contributing to my newfound fatigue? Being out in the sun and working and biking…
I’ve also been watching a ton of David Attenborough documentaries. Making my way through “The Private Life of Plants” right now. Very interesting. I’m into it. Watching nature documentaries always makes me wonder about prehistoric life. The plants and animals and bugs that came before what we know now.
I’d love a zoo that featured only (live) prehistoric animals, like Tiktaalik roseae:
And Kathleen Hanna:
And Argentavis magnificens, the largest bird ever discovered:
And Katy Perry:
I guess that was the whole point of “Jurassic Park”.
That is one of my all-time favorite movies for many different reasons. It isn’t too far away from being a bad movie, but there’s something about it that’s stuck with me since the first time I saw it in the theaters in the early 90′s.
I remember that day well.
But I digress…