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#445: Drink refajo

Refajo is a Colombian drink made of soda and beer.

It goes perfectly with a Colombian hot dog topped with ham, cheese, and strawberry ancho jam, slipped inside a French toast bun.  It also goes well with salchipapas, which are Colombian french fries topped with hot dogs.

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Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Food/Drink

 

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#444: Flux Factory

I guess I should have known what I was getting myself (and my innocent friend) into–the mission of the Flux Factory states that it “is a non-profit art organization that supports and promotes emerging artists through exhibitions, commissions, residencies, and collaborative opportunities. Flux Factory…functions as an incubation and laboratory space for the creation of artworks that are in dialogue with the physical, social, and cultural spheres of New York City.”

But still, when I read about the event going on there last night, I thought it sounded like a good alternative to the “hang out at a bar talking to friends until they get tired and leave around 9pm which is really just an excuse to go home to their boyfriends, leaving you alone and lonely as always” practice. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2013 in Art

 

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#443: Read The Fault in Our Stars

Sometimes I sleep naked.  Sometimes it’s because it’s hot.  Sometimes it’s because I’m exercising one of the many excellent rights one has as a person living alone.  Sometimes, it just feels like too much of an effort to put on any type of clothing after peeling off the ones I’ve been wearing throughout the day’s trials.

Whenever I consider going to bed without clothes on, I briefly think about what would happen if there were a fire or some other kind of accident in the middle of the night and I had to quickly leave my apartment. Occasionally, this flicker of foresight will cause me to rethink the nakedness and tug on at least a T-shirt.  Other times, I say screw it (usually not out loud) and slip into bed with nothing between my skin and the sheets.

I’m telling you this because I feel like it represents the conflict we all go through every day, which is the same one that’s at the heart of this book I just read. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2013 in Books

 

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#442: Taste bourbon ketchup

You know what blog I should have started instead of this one?  A New Ketchup Every Day.  It might not last very long, as I doubt there are even one year’s worth of different kinds of ketchup.  But it would be interesting–at least to the few people in the world who might be close to as obsessed with ketchup as I am.

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Posted by on April 26, 2013 in Food/Drink

 

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#441: Eat a mango popsicle

As you know (or you would know if you’ve been following my blog for almost a year, or if you were one of the 35 people who found my blog by searching for some variation of “goji white grape popsicle”), it’s taken me a long time to be comfortable eating mango-flavored items.

But I thought I was ready for Edy’s mango fruit bar (they’ve been coming up with a lot of “exotic” flavors for these lately, so I keep buying the new ones thinking they might be amazing; so far, my favorite is still the first flavor they had, strawberry, with pineapple in a very close second place).

And it was fine.  Not great.  Certainly no goji white grape.

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Posted by on April 24, 2013 in Food/Drink

 

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#440: Visit Jackson Heights

In a Gmail draft last accessed on August 22, 2011, I saved a link to this article from April 26, 2010.  Of all the walking tours I’ve ever heard about (and I’ve heard about a lot, though never partaken), this one excited me the most.

So how excited do you think I am now that I know Jackson Heights is about a 7 minute train ride from my current living quarters?  Very. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2013 in NYC

 

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#439: Eat mimolette

Clearly, I have a special place in my heart (and stomach) for rare things.  So when I heard the French cheese mimolette may be banned in the US, I panicked.

I’d never tried mimolette before.  What if this was the most delicious cheese ever and I never even tasted it? What if it was already gone from grocery stores and the only way to get it was to fly to France, something I probably won’t be doing anytime soon?  What if, in a practical sense, I’d missed my chance?

Terrified these statements would all be true, I rushed to Whole Foods after work one day last week and was relieved to find the cheese on the shelf. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2013 in Food/Drink

 

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