"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn

"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn
it's a jungle out there

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A hot and cold day

NYC here we come!!!

Grand Central Station 
Not the Grand Central of my childhood 
or adolescence or young adulthood for that matter.
It's beautiful. 
Constellations painted on the ceiling. 
And the entire lower level is now FOOD. Fancy food. Specialty foods. Prepared foods to take home after a long day in the office. All sorts of seafood. All sorts of sausages, cheeses, salads and sides. Chocolates, baked confections, breads...

Sorry... I digress...

beautiful architecture

find your zodiac sign

metro card so fancy
6 train uptown
hold onto the pole

hot dogs with ketchup and relish
cold drinks
lunch on a bench in midtown
soooo NYC

on to our ultimate destination
Central Park Zoo

goofy kids with happy bellies full of hot dogs

So it was really hot today. 
86 & humid with thunderstorms forecast.
Between the humidity and the NYC heat index it felt like... I don't know... 210 degrees?

New exhibit!!
***snow*** leopards

It was so NOT zero degrees...
since it was 210 fahrenheit, there was not a snow leopard in sight

next stop...
Japanese macaques
***snow*** monkeys

OK, so see that white plastic looking thing on the ground?
Well, it's plastic.
And see that circle-hole thing on the front?
That's a hole cut out of the plastic thing.
A ***snow*** monkey is sitting in that white plastic thing, poking his head out
and EATING the plastic
taking bites and chewing and swallowing


Because he's a SNOW MONKEY from Japan
sitting in the middle of 210 degree NYC
and his poor monkey brain is so fried from the heat
he's eating plastic
I feel sick

Polar Bears
oh boy.... the rant continues

sub-zero weather???
so what if it's 210 degrees???

by this point, the kids have caught on...
Ty says...
this is the Arctic section... it's supposed to be cold
there are no polar bears here
Mia says...
there's the polar bear
see his feet sticking out??
Jack says...
I see him breathing... a little...
but he looks like a throw rug
Ty says...
I'm hot

Kiss my cold wet arctic ass

OK enough of this arctic bullshit... lets try tropical rainforest 

Aaahd laaak meeea paira boots made outta heeyim

aye aye aye


  1. Diggin Ty's haircut. Perfect for this weather!

  2. HAHAHAHA!!!! Looks like you guys had a great time...despite the heat. Isn't it always like that in the zoo? Seems like the animals never want to come out so we can gawk at them...I don't get it...

  3. I Swear, the zoo is a big joke on US played by the animals. I think they like hiding... looking at all the people, eating churros, while sweating, with their cameras, trying to get a glimpse at something rare.

  4. last time i was there with ben we saw 2 monkeys doing the nasty - hysterical. it's always fun in central park!

  5. I am very conflicted about zoos. Have you read The Life of Pi?
    Anyway, lovely pictures and beautiful children. Beautiful, beautiful children.

  6. Looks like a lovely, albeit very hot day. I haven't been to New York in a couple years. My best friend lives in Hudson NY on Warren St. and we usually visit there one day and then drive to the city the next day. Jeremiah's brother lives in NYC and works at Tavern on the Green.
    I'm with Ms. Moon, I'm not sure how I feel about zoos, but the kids always love love love them, so...? Conflicted!

  7. I would love to take my kids there some day. Kinda makes me sad to know we're running out of time! Loved the swimming polar bear best :)

  8. My son and I are headed to NYC next week, and Grand Central is always one of our first destinations. He absolutely LOVES it. And is obsessed with the entire subway system. The zoo? Not so much. The good thing about the Central Park Zoo? I like to think about all the animals getting out an having adventures in Madagascar.

  9. Sigh...210 degrees or not, your kids look fabulously happy.

  10. Looks like a great trip. You make me want to go to New York.


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