到了两点半左右我们这组终于进场了。虽然NBCu有个花车我们是可以爬到车顶上去的，但是站了两小时之后我决定还是自己走几步活动活动。走起来的第一感觉就是围观群众真是多。。平时自己去围观的时候还不觉得，在游行队伍里一路走下去就觉得怎么就跑出来这么多人在热情围观。大约有一半看起来是怯怯的游客，还有一半比较热情的感觉更像本地人一些。各种爬上路标的，狂呼乱叫的，穿得很奔放的。。不过纽约的这个Pride Parade我几年前就发现其实穿得暴露程度并没有很夸张，女性很少有完全topless的，只是很多drag queen会穿得很华丽而已。比如我们队伍旁边一直有一个巨高巨瘦的黑丝黑人穿着轮滑在甩长辫子。。还有一个一路表演了n多次后空翻的小哥，都很吸引眼球。
A few weeks ago I noticed Sense8 season 2 was available on Netflix, several years after season 1. I was a bit curious because I watched one episode of season 1 before and didn’t continue. How come this show released the 2nd season so long after? So I picked up this show and watched through the two seasons. During my view of the show, Netflix announced they canceled this show, so no season 3. The cancellation wasn’t a surprise after I watch this show, which seems very expensive to produce: they have to take lots of scenes at multiple locations across different continents…
So when I started watching Sense8, I thought it was a sci-fi show. After a while, I realized this was an LGBT show. Then I found it was actually a soft porn. Eventually, I confirmed it was still mostly a pro-LGBT show. Some plots seem a bit obsessive with LGBT advocating and deviate from the main storyline.
I still recommend Sense8 because of its aesthetic value. All leading actresses/actors are amazingly good-looking. I mean all 8 of them! And the cinematography is also incredible. Just watch the 2-minute opening titles, and you should be able to feel it. It was definitely a pity that the show got canceled.
I’ve heard of the “all Audi A4” car rental service Silvercar for a while and always wanted to try it out. But its price in NYC is just not that competitive compared to other companies. One-day rental from its Manhattan/Brooklyn location is usually over 200$ and excluded from most promotions. On the recent travel to Las Vegas I finally gave it a try.
Overall the service was very good. There is a mobile app so I wondered if I would just unlock my car and go like some zipcar places. But actually there is a Silvercar shop at the location. The friendly staff there helped me situated in minutes.
The car itself was quite new and sleek. Audi definitely felt more powerful than most rental cars I was used to, as a result I probably drove a bit faster than usual during the 3-day rental, lol. The car is equipped with SIRIUS XM and heated seats, which are not often available in rental cars. Also a small USB car charger is provided as a nice little convenience, instead of being sold at the counter for 15 bucks… oh and the car has built-in WIFI!
However the experiences were not flawless, or as they advertised “car rental the way it should be”, mainly because the car is lack of 2 features: USB port and rear camera! Honestly I was supsurprised that the car had WIFI and LCD screen but no USB or rear camera, which are not rare from rental companies like AVIS anymore and I think they are very useful. In fact I often pick rental cars just by whether it has USB if I have several cars to choose from.
Other than that, there really isn’t much to complain. The return was easy and fast too. The location is not within LAS airport so a staff actually drove us to the terminal with our rental car, not by bus. The gas refill was 5$ convenience fee + 2.59$ per gallon while the usual gas price in town runs at 2.3~2.4$, pretty reasonable. Oh and the rental price was 39$ per day as a promotion. So in general I was pretty happy with the rental but next time I may just rent from Avis for USB port and rear camera… Avis is usually cheaper than Silvercar anyway.
Ok we all know Trump is kinda crazy and bullshitting all the time. Let’s hope he won’t do anything crazily bad and things don’t get too messy in the next 4 years.