Today I was walking to the grocery store to go buy some stuff for lunch and I saw a mother and her ducklings in the water looking for food to eat. At first I thought it was really cute because I'd never really seen a mother and her ducklings together like that except for things like the zoo or in photos…
But then as I was shooting the photos I realized that the ducks were swimming in trash and cigarette butts and stuff. So sad—especially because I have a sore spot for cute things like that. But this scene just sorta brings you back to reality.
The reality being that New York is a polluted place, I guess.
The trash isn't as noticeable.
Anyway, it was a really nice day today.
Ben J., Sarah C. (I call her Crompy), and I went outside to eat lunch and look at the sparrows and sea gulls and geese and pigeons—well, not so much the pigeons, I don't like them. (Ben and Crompy both worked for me today. Crompy and I worked on a wholesale order, and Ben worked on cleaning up my workspace. He's good at that; I'm not. I also worked on some custom orders.)
It's been a good day.
I still have a meeting to go to this evening; those always put me in a bad mood…
We shall see!
ALSO, last night Ben and I went to the World Financial Center to pick up our tickets for the free SonicYouth/TheFeelies concert in Battery Park. (You had to make reservations for these tickets on June 12th. You get two of them.) We got there and thought it'd be really simple, but there was this LONG line… He hadn't eaten and was feeling sick already—and has sore and aching, too—so he had to leave after awhile.
That really bummed out because I wanted Meredith S. and he to go with Lillian G. and me to the show.
But when I got to the front of the line, I thought I'd just TRY and see if I could get his tickets, too, since he had to leave. And I ended up getting them!
I just had to prove I was friend. (That involved giving his last name, email address, and phone number.)
next Friday (July 4th) we'll all be seeing Sonic Youth and the Feelies (a rare performance apparently).