Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Stuck for a title
Up and out early to avoid the heat advisory in effect till 9 tonight. Doing the same were two sets of soccer teams in the Parade grounds. There's usually one very serious looking game going on, but these two seemed less serious - also co-ed, which is nice to see. Blue vs. orange were quite evenly matched, but chartreuse seemed far batter than white - all the action was at the other end of the field, at chartreuse's goal.
There was actually a little rain - and I do mean a little. You could count the drops on the fingers of one hand. Kept saying, "Ooh it's gonna rain, we'll get caught in it, we'll arrive home soaking wet!" No such luck. Ber thinks it wasn't actually rain at all, just 100% humidity, and an occasional drop forms. JJ had a fine time chasing sticks into the lake (at the permitted Peninsula dog beach).
The little house in the picture is the well house. There have been rumors for several years, recently re-spread, that there's money set aside to turn the cute little house into a genuine toilet facility. Gee, it would nice if this actually happened. Wouldn't it be great to have the real thing instead of the Port-o-johns? No more tipping them over, no more aromas, no more heat-and-claustrophobia while trying to so one's business? Let's start a Real Toilets in the Park movement - catchier name ideas are welcome.
I really miss the variety of ducks we used to have. For some reason, they are all the same brown ducks now. I miss Cayuga, the buckle-headed duck, the male mallards with their pretty green necks - all the interesting birds that were here last winter. Here's hoping that some colorful newcomers will fly in soon.
Don't know what's happening with the new Vanderbilt Playground. All work seems to have ground to a halt! Such a shame - this is the perfect time of year for a new playground with the sprinklers and all. Maybe they figure it will stay looking good if the never open it? However, there are some nice adult exercise benches and stuff nearby - perfect if you want to take a break from your jogging for some sit-ups, pull-ups, etc.