This week Downtown seems to have received some new residents from New Orleans -- street musicians! I know they have to be from there, because they're actually really good! LOL. Downtown previously had almost no street artists, I believe because of some stupid law you have to have a permit or something, but there's a (lousy) trumpeter, a young black man with the most amazing 50s crooner voice, and this Bob Dylan-esque hippy guy in a wheelchair. But as I've observed on 2-3 occasions this week, now we have jazz saxophonists, trumpters and a few creative vendors I've never seen before. I suspect they will do well, so long as no stupid cop or Ambassador shoos them off. Hopefully they do all make it home to N.O. where they belong, but meanwhile Atlanta can be their home.
Slipping into elementary school mode, I was thinking about what my favorite animals are. The thing is, I had trouble thinking of any sort of animal I don't like. There are certain types of animals (e.g. breeds of dog) I don't like very much, but in general I like them all. This includes not just mammals and birds and stuff, but, reptiles, fish, crustaceans, insects, bugs, etc. Even when they're not "cuddly," I find animals so fascinating.
Still, if I had to do it, here are some of my favorite animals:
domestic dogs, domestic cats, guinea pigs, pigeons, horses, eagles, humpback whales, moose, wolves, buffalo, emus, ostriches, cheetahs, leopards, tortoises, sea turtles, bats, parrot fish, horseshoe crabs, owls.