Friday, October 17, 2008

why i love my neighborhood (even though greenpoint is no longer technically my neighborhood)

so i just read this post from the greenpointers blog, informing me that cafe grumpy will be screening films the next four friday nights, all having to do with the topical subject matter of bicycling and hoodie wearing. before i even finished reading the post i said a silent prayer to myself, "please god, please let them be showing Rad." and lo and behold, they are! the other films are ET (obvious choice), Donnie Darko, and Goonies.

often when i tell people i live in the burg, i get the i-loathe-hipsters eyeroll. and sometimes i even get an outloud i-loathe-hipsters proclamation. i have even been the victim of random i-loathe-hipsters diatribes. but you know what? this neighborhood is damned cool. it ain't perfect, and there are douchebags a plenty here, but how can you not love a place where they are having a film festival based on hooded sweatshirts and bmx bikes? c'mon now people.

5 comments:

*Bitch Cakes* said...

I hear ya, sister! I love it here too. I get those moments often when I think "I'm so lucky and happy to be here! This place is awesome!!!"

Miss Dewey Decimal said...

it is downright magical and i will stay until the bitter end. maybe after the bitter end rent prices will go down and then i can actually live here and be able to afford it.

Jennifer said...

Ooh...I love goonies. Whenever that movie is on I have to watch it. Let me know if they show the octopus...I think they cut that scene when they show it on tv.

Miss Dewey Decimal said...

i have never seen this octopus scene! was it in the movie when we saw it in the theater?

Jennifer said...

I think it was...or maybe I'm just confusing it with Popeye...but at the end they mention that the octopus was really scary. Hmmm...