I met with my friend Pat today while in New York. Pat, myself and a group of friends took the F Train to Coney Island for something called Mermaid Parade. I wasn't exactly sure what the Mermaid Parade entailed. I soon realized it was a hybrid of a carnival and a Finding Nemo costume party. Everyone was dressed as either a pirate, a crab or a mermaid. I'm not sure if anyone has ever seen someone trying to walk while wearing a mermaid costume but it seems very difficult. Even more difficult? Trying to get up from the ground while wearing said mermaid costume. So today, for my random act of kindness, I "rescued" some mermaids before they got trampled by the parade. I use "rescue" very lightly because all I really did was help them up prior to a group of people running them over. I hadnt intended on this being my random act of kindness for today, and really wasn't even going to blog about it until one of them remarked "wow, that's so kind of you." So a weird day was capped off by a weird random act.