I'm not sure what caused what, but over the weekend, Chris and I ended up at Coney Island.
Was it because we were talking about how we wanted to watch Cloverfield again? (I loved that movie - brilliantly shot.) Or was it because Chris had talked to his sister about the movie The Warriors? Or were we, simply, bored?
We've lived out here for three years (over three years now, as of July 1st), and we've never been down to the mystical, magical land of carnival freak shows. But either way, on Saturday we ventured down to the southernmost part of Brooklyn to take in the sights.
Freakshows aplenty out on this end of town. We actually paid a dollar to see the "snake girl" - Body of an enormous snake! Head of a beautiful girl! - but it ended up being a crappy sham with a ratty girl sticking her head out of the middle of a bench with a snakeskin coiled around her head like an inner tube. Booo! Scammed by the carnies!! But we did see the famous Cyclone roller coaster and the Wonder Wheel.
We also went into the New York Aquarium and scared ourselves silly with the big shark tank. I love aquariums and this one is decent, but the weather was so hot and muggy that it was almost too hot for hanging out in an unairconditioned, outdoor venue. (The fish-types seemed okay with things, so that's a plus.)
And this lead us right back, at least mentally, to Cloverfield. Which we watched last night. And I liked all over again. (Quick Question: Does anyone have a good website that points to all the clues and trivia bits in the Cloverfield movie? If so, please share! I love that stuff.)
The rest of this week is going to be a busy one, between heading off for the Roche Summit and BlogHer. (if you are going to be at BlogHer, come by the PatientBlogger session on Friday at 2:45 pm!) I didn't think ahead and ask for guest posts this week, but I did hear a purring rumor that Chubbles the Sausage Cat (aka Siah) might be game for another appearance.
... actually , I hope not. She's a pain in my behind.
I'm off to get packing for the week to come!