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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Under The Bridge

Did you know that this year (2012), January, April, July, September, October and December have five Mondays? I don't know how Bob Geldoff is going to handle it. But I had an idea - make our annual cross with friends over the Brooklyn Bridge.

This trip, we planned to follow it with a couple of rides on Jane's Carousel in DUMBO.

Not only is it FUN but we get to annoy the kid-hating Rat Racers along the way. If they hated Mondays before, they were going to really hate it now. Hey, anything to help out misery.

If you've ever crossed the Brooklyn Bridge on foot, you know it's a beautiful walk but the narrow walkway that's shared by the pedestrians and bike riders can be very harrowing, especially with kids.

Sure enough, there was one angry biker who had to shout "Get the f*ck outta the bike lane," as he passed.  It's always pleasant to find people who are more pissed off than my husband - kinda puts my life in perspective.

Anyway, the carousel was magnificent, probably the most beautiful I've ever seen. It's encased in glass so carousel riders could enjoy the view of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges as well as delight in the breeze of the East River. Even carousel watching was relaxing in this setting despite the insane clown music played on the old style music box.



Kids idea of a group shot

Guess a tree really does grow in Brooklyn

And they're off!

12 comments:

  1. So there are 5 Mondays in several months this year. Did you know that this month, August, is the month of the 'Blue Moon'? Just an interesting factoid for you. :)

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    1. Did not know that the Blue Moon occurred this month - good to know. However, it's the Harvest Moon that always creeps me out. The only time I like something BIG and RED.

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  2. My cousin is reading that book right now!!!!!! NY (the city part, not Syracuse where Hot Joe is from) seems so fun.

    The end.

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    1. WAIT just a minute! What book is this - about "I Don't Like Mondays Ms. Spencer" or about all the other bad-mood-bears in this town?

      Syracuse is beautiful. Tell Hot Joe I'm sorry we give the rest of New Yorkers such a bad rap.

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  3. You are so going to be my tour guide when I visit you! Walking the Brooklyn Bridge would be amazing...even if there are pissed off cyclists :)

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    1. You learn to live with the "Pissed Off People" - they're everywhere. Even in my house.

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  4. Is that the bridge the Geico Gecko is on in the commercial?

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  5. F*ck that angry, no-sharing biker! Seriously, f*ck him, and then smack him for yelling obscenities at your kids! Ummm, I've had a really (really) long week, and I've got a lot of pent-up aggression. Obviously.
    Incidentally, have I ever mentioned that I was born in Queens and lived the first three years of my life in Brooklyn? And then my mom moved us to Arkansas. Joy.

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    1. No - you've never mentioned you were a Native New Yorker. Ar, ar - please come back. Seriously...come back.

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  6. What a beautiful day in NYC. Should've told that jerk bike rider to take a flying leap (right off the side).

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    1. That's okay. One day - he'll have kids of his own. That's Karma enough.

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