I just wrote a post surely to inspire (not really) and my spotty internet connection today wiped the whole thing out. I’m irked. Instead today’s post will be short and sweet.
I went to another summer movie night at Bryant Park on Monday. It was featuring Lover Come Back with Rock Hudson and Doris Day. I love old movies. And old music. I grew up on Ol’ Blue Eyes, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin and the like. I also grew up renting Shirley Temple movies from the MV Public Library. The Little Princess is my favorite. I read books like Gone With the Wind in 7th grade and can quote so many parts of the movie. I thought Vivien Leigh was beautiful and always wanted to wear a petticoat under a beautiful gown. To this day White Christmas featuring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, *Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen is my all time favorite movie. I love that shit and have been known to watch it even though it’s not the holiday season. I, however, wasn’t in love with the movie Lover Come Back. I found the writing to be sexist and belittling. I did have a lot of fun that night though and can’t complain especially since the movie was free.
It was a funny thing to get there minutes before 5 PM and see people surrounding the outside perimeter of the grassy area after going through the vendors and security lines. At 5 someone gives the go ahead and it’s a mad dash to get to the spot you’ve been scoping out for prime viewing pleasure and lay out your blankets or bedsheets and goodies to set up shop. Just the look of anxiousness in people’s eyes is entertainment enough before the scramble. I love people watching. The park was a vast array of colorful blankets and even more colorful people.
I’m so happy I decided to move to NYC when I did so I could experience summer here. There’s just so much to do it’s awesome. Being outdoors is the best. I can’t wait ’til next year when some of you are able to visit and enjoy NYC in the summertime with me.
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*George Clooney is a relative of Rosemary Clooney. I thought that was a cool fact. You’re welcome.