Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Birthday

Today's my birthday and it was, overall, fun. Thanks to all the wonderful people in my life, I love you all.

Totally unrelated: I had a thought about something that happened to me last night. I rode my bike from the train station to my house after work (as I'm bound to do), and it was pretty dark out (I tend to leave work well into the evening). Suddenly I felt a car slowing down next to me, and something dawned on me: I'm in NYC, in a dark road, and a car is approaching me and slowing down. Fuck! Then I hear "Excuse me, miss, but your kickstand is down, you're going to fall." I turned around and noticed the pesky kickstand. I quickly thanked the young man, whose car then sped up and went on its way. "How lovely," I thought. And it occurred to me how he could have just driven off and not given a crap, but he took the time to warn an unknown cyclist out of the kindness of his heart.

Thank you, sir, wherever you are--that was pretty cool of you!

7 comments:

sayret said...

Late Happy Bday wishes

Anonymous said...

happy belated birthday! hope it was a great one. I live in nyc queens too and as a whole we get a bad rap but there are some lovely people living amongst us. best wishes

Cotillard-Admin said...

Thanks sayret and anonymous :) I appreciate it. And yes, Queens is probably the most misrepresented borough--I love it.

sayret said...

Queens. I was there couple of times. Sometimes those funny houses and sometimes blocks. Anyway I liked it.

Eegah said...

Belated Birthday wishes my man. You're doing a knock-out job here!

Cotillard-Admin said...

Thank you, eegah. I'll take the "my man" comment as a colloquialism :-) By the way, I just left a message in your blog re "Control." Gotta love that Samantha Morton.

Eegah said...

Woops. Yeah, that's what it was. colliquisium thingie. *blushes* Forgive me, and thanks for the comment!