I am not a morning person. Half of the time I'm late for work. Okay, most of the time. Fine, I was on time once in the past two months. So the only way you would catch me awake at 5 am is if I stayed up the night before.
However, I made a commitment for a good cause: AIDS Walk 2005. I volunteered to help walkers sign in; and being such, I had to be at Central Park by 6:45 am. So here I was, awake at the crack of dawn. Read more [+/-]
As the sign in area closed, I got to enjoy the rest of the days' activities. Music played from beyond the trees as I strolled down Academic Walk. Then I passed the 'I Walk Because...' memorial wall.
I hate memorial walls. They make me all sentimental and teary-eyed. If I'm not careful, I will succumb to sympathy pains; their loss is my loss and I'll have to take a few moments to regain my composure.
Later, I met my friend D. and we walked through the finish line area to the other side of the park. She made this observation: "There are so many different types of people here that you wouldn't expect together. Like that old Indian couple there. And those young highschool kids. And ooh! That baby is so cute!" Personally, I was more like, "He's hot. He's hot. And ooh! That daddy's cute!"
To those who sponsored me, Thank You. You have my sincerest gratitude.