I've been utterly exhausted for the past week. Maybe it's all the bike riding, or all the sun, but I think it's mostly all the stress. The summer is usually more laid back at my place of employment, but not this year. We've taken on job after job and as a result I think everyone is feeling the pending burn-out. Not that this is a bad thing, I'm totally grateful to be working a lot when the alternative is the exact opposite for much of the world right now.
However, all this work made me too tired to do much of anything this weekend, so I spent my memorial day washing dishes, cleaning my room, and taking a long walk across BK to one of my favorite spots, the Vietnamese sandwich shop. I got myself a "spicy classic" and a strawberry bubble tea. Now, usually I'm not big on the bubble tea (I find it a little to sweet and milky), but this strawberry one is much more tea-like and actually has real strawberry chunks in it. AMAZING on a warm summer day.
As I have learned over my two years in the city, no walk would be complete without comments from some creep and this one was without exception...
As I was literally half a block away from my house, I saw a young man washing his car. I admit, I was eyeing his hose, but that was ONLY because I was thinking, "I could wash my bike off with that".
Silly, silly me to let me guard down and give him the opportunity to talk to me.
Creep: Can I "something inaudible"?
Creep: Can I have some of you? Can I taste you girl?
I met this guy in Union Square last weekend and thought I should share. He makes sock puppet portraits, which I find hilarious. I bought a very expressive one of Charles Dickens. He is now sitting on my desk at work inspiring me to make it through the week so I can go back to Union Square and buy more.