Monday, April 20, 2009
Pack of six lean black women just raced by my window!
Six Black Women in the lead -- one doesn't see that very often, tailed by a lone white woman. Then a long gap, and the other white women appeared.
Ok, why focus on their race? ha ha. No pun intended. I dunno... Not an everyday sight, that's all. And now the men are sweeping by.
Yeah, I've complained that H and I live in a student ghetto and major homelessness hangout with raucous partyers and drunks making noise all night long.
But once a year there's another kind of raucous yelling on our street -- The Boston Marathon!
Huge burst of cheers -- what could that be? Who'd get more cheers than the Ethiopian female frontrunners?
OMG -- a guy with amputated legs, running on steel limbs!!! I'll try to find pix.
Update. Couldn't fit a pic of the amputee running on steel legs, but this report about amputees in the wheelchair category is pretty chilling (*15*):
Minard is one of 15 Iraq war veterans - all double amputees - slated to compete tomorrow in the Boston Marathon. They are part of the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, run by the New York-based Achilles Track Club, which works to help disabled men and women compete in mainstream athletic events.