Sunday, October 26, 2008
Tonight Nate and I went to a fireside by the artist James Christensen. It was so awesome to see some of his paintings and hear his perspective on them and why he painted them and what he was thinking when he did. On our way to the bus stop to go to the fireside, we were passing a pile of garbage bags (that's how people put out the garbage here... there are no garbage cans like in the suburbs, just piles of bags and the garbage men actually get out of their trucks and throw them it in the truck) and all of the sudden a huge rat whizzed right past my feet and into the alley way. I literally almost stepped on it. Needless to say I totally freaked out. We saw a tiny mouse in central park a couple weeks ago, but this was my first experience with a huge, nasty, disease infested rodent in the city. Eeewww... it gives me the heeby-jeebies just thinking about it!