What is following you?

It was a Sex and the City Marathon weekend. I was reminded of another weekend many years ago when Daughter and I were in New York City for a long weekend. I splurged and we took the Sex and the City bus tour. But that’s another story.

Note the playing cards in the back!

When I turned the tv on one morning during the marathon, the episode included scenes with Berger, one of Carrie’s many love interests. I remembered one of Berger’s character traits. No matter wherever he went, he’s find errant playing cards in this curb or the other.

For some reason, it’s octopuses or octopi (see 1-24-22 post) that are following me around! It started with these “random observations” and has gone on from there … It’s somewhat odd, we are almost surrounded with water, water everywhere, but no eight-legged creatures in our waters. They find me here, there, and everywhere.

This fellow seemingly besieged by other characters is the artwork of French graffiti writer Fuzi (https://matadornetwork.com/read/fuzi-tattoos-graffiti-artist/). His work is found on many surfaces all over Wynwood.

Sexy Fish, a new high-end steakhouse in town carries the piscine theme into their restrooms. This large onyx octopus carved by a stone mason in Italy adorns the men’s room (photo taken from promotional material; I was not there to see it in person!).

Men’s Room, Sexy Fish Restaurant

A recent trip to Rincon Escondido, a local tapas and more restaurant revealed yet another octopus, swimming along the wall dividing the kitchen from the dining room.

This mural revealing a variety of sea life on a wall outside of the high school that Daughter attended caught my eye last week. Perhaps there’s no visible octopus, but one must be lurking around!

And then there was John Oliver … noodling around the internet in between varied and sundry cat videos just yesterday, this popped up! John Oliver explains why octopuses are cool, great, and yes, called “octopuses.” It’s not new, from July 2021. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSZ-hogD8mg – beware of the language, if you are not used to watching John Oliver!).

I am honestly no looking for them! The octopuses (listen to Oliver’s exegesis) just come out of nowhere. Where next?

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