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October 7, 2005

A Ratty Day

Friday, October 7, 2005

I tripped over a small squishy dead rat in Washington Square Park today on my way to my morning NYU grad class. Ironically, I wasn't looking at my feet because I was reading a florescent pink sign taped to a tree that read Caution: Rat Poison has been sprayed in the area. Well, the stuff works because besides the mushy lifeless one that I tripped on, I saw another dead rat body when exiting the park too. Speaking of rodents, the sonic mouse repeller is now on in my apartment, I'm not sure if it's working or just a placebo, but no sign of mice since the first spotting.
Then my day got even more annoying, when I spilled my tea down the long table in my photojournalism class. The very HOT tea scalded my hand as I ineffectively tried to catch the falling cup and splashed Sarah's folder containing her weekly photo assignment. Luckily only her folder's edge got soggy and she had plastic covers protecting her photos. Everyone jumped to hand me napkins but my professor and NYT photographer was lecturing so I felt like a tool. I also didn't want to disturb the class further by running to the bathroom to put my hand under cold water. Instead, I just squeezed my red hands in my lap as I hurried to contain the liquid. It was a solid 15 minutes until I attempted to reach for my tea again and take a cautious sip.


PS: Let's go Yankees!! I have my cap on even in the office, thankfully it's casual Friday. I'm watching the game in Westchester tonight with some family friends who are also die hard fans, including my 86-year-old Nanny who was at Yankee Stadium when Lou Gehrig gave his famous speech. She says there wasn't a dry eye in the house.


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