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#212: Rank chocolate chip cookies

I’m not typically a ratings girl–meaning, if you give me a list of the best burgers, I’m going to try many of them, but I’m not going to necessarily agree with the rankings.  So many things in this city are so overly hyped that it’s nearly impossible to develop your own opinion about them (or, more accurately, you can have your own opinion, but it won’t matter because everyone else has already read the list and swears by it).

So, while I’ve always had it in my mind to try some of the so-called best chocolate chip cookies, I hadn’t ever gotten around to it.  But while staying with a friend near one of the city’s legendary bakeries, I decided I’d be remiss not to see what all the hype was about.

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Posted by on July 31, 2012 in Food/Drink

 

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#211: Eat Greek yogurt

When I first started working at a “real” job (in an office), I decided to train myself to like yogurt.  I didn’t generally eat it because I didn’t enjoy its texture, but it was such a convenient breakfast item to bring to work and consume at my desk.  So over the years, I began to eat more and more yogurt, and while I never loved it, I tolerated it, as long as it was regular Dannon (not light & fit; this is an important distinction).  I eventually brought yogurt for breakfast at least 3 times a week (and collected quite a few yogurt lids).

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Posted by on July 30, 2012 in Food/Drink

 

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#210: Wait for the rain to end

When there’s a huge sudden downpour, inevitably people will try to wait it out.  They’ll stand under awnings, or inside stores, waiting till the rain lets up.  I always find this silly.  I have places to be, and timelines to keep, and even if I don’t have either of those things, I also don’t have the patience to stand there doing nothing until the atmosphere becomes a little less wet.

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Posted by on July 29, 2012 in Nature

 

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#209: The Clock

This is an art exhibit that is actually a video.  A 24-hour-long video documenting every minute of the day through movie clips showing the time on the clock.  It’s free, but you have to wait in line outside to see it, with an average wait time of 2 hours.  You could, theoretically, watch the entire film for an entire day.  (Apparently someone did.)

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Posted by on July 28, 2012 in Movies

 

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#208: Insanity

I know what you’re thinking: Wait, haven’t you gone insane multiple times in your life?  Or maybe: Aren’t you permanently insane?

Both valid questions.  But in this case, insanity refers to a workout series. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2012 in Health

 

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#207: Shakespeare in the Park

I’m talking THE Shakespeare in the Park (although it was technically Sondheim in the Park because the show was Into the Woods).  Was it worth getting in line at 4:15am and sitting on the hard pavement for almost 9 hours just to get free tickets?  Well, I’ve been wanting to go to Shakespeare in the Park for the past 5 summers.  If I had an NYC bucket list, it would have been the #1 entry.

So, yeah.  It was totally worth it. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2012 in NYC

 

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#206: Learn Chinese

Why am I taking Chinese lessons?  A few reasons:

1.) Because it’s something I can control.  There’s a lot I can’t control: that friends often cancel when I plan an activity because they’re too busy; that I don’t have a place to live next week; that I hate bread pudding.  Taking Chinese class is something I have complete control over. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2012 in Language

 

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