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#534: Attend a yelp event

I’m still stalled at one yelp post ever.  Luckily, my friend is an elite member and therefore gets special perks.

Like a crowded bar full of people even more frantic about passed appetizers than I am (I didn’t think this was possible, but it is–I’m nowhere near as intense as these yelpers were about swooping in on a tray as soon as it appears and devouring everything on it within seconds).  Like a bar that runs out of alcohol in the first half hour.

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Posted by on October 29, 2013 in Computers

 

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#533: Cry in Target

Crying in Target is akin to crying at Disney World.  If anyone saw you, they’d be like, “Hey!  How can you cry in the happiest place on earth/a pretty good replacement for the ease of suburban mall shopping?” (depending on the location).

The point is, in both places, you’re supposed to be in a good mood because of all the happy going on around you. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2013 in People

 

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#532: Run around Central Park

I’ve run in Central Park before, but I’d never run around the whole thing before.  It was hard.  The hills, the distance, and the rocky terrain combined to challenge me in a way I hadn’t yet been asked to conquer.

But I did.

Because running, unlike many other things in life, is something that is simple to do if you approach it methodically. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2013 in NYC

 

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#531: Arrested Development Season 4

For months leading up to the release of the new season of Arrested Development on Netflix, I was looking forward to watching the episodes and laughing uncontrollably and loving every minute.  I didn’t talk about it, because for whatever reason, most of my friends aren’t really into the show, but I knew it deep inside.  I was fully prepared to be obsessed.

Then the episodes were released, and I hesitated.  What if, I thought, I’ve been waiting for all this time only to discover the new season wasn’t actually very good?  Could I live with that realization?

I decided that I couldn’t, or at least not right then, so I held off watching the show.

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Posted by on October 26, 2013 in Computers, TV

 

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#530: New York Television Festival

If you think I have no business attending the NYTV Festival, I don’t blame you.  I’ve never seen an episode of Mad Men or The Walking Dead, I was just introduced to 30 Rock in the past few weeks, and I’m still stuck on episode 2 of Breaking Bad.

And as the creative keynote speaker started talking, I was right there with you—it was clear the intended audience was the next generation of television people (producers, writers, other jobs in TV I’m not aware of though am certain must exist).  But as Mitch Hurwitz (the creator or Arrested Development, just in case your TV knowledge is somehow even more lacking than mine) kept talking, I realized that what he was saying could be broadly applied to all creative fields.  And also life.

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Posted by on October 22, 2013 in TV

 

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#529: Drink absinthe

First, it was the portrayal of drinking absinthe in Moulin Rouge.  Then, it was reading about the drink in The Garden of Eden.  Both descriptions fascinated me, and from then on, absinthe was this sort of forbidden, mysterious creature.  I knew one day I would get around to trying it myself, but I wasn’t in any hurry, since my imagination viewed the possible exaggeration of the green liquid’s effect as something thrilling but also slightly terrifying.  This combination could wait until the perfect moment.

Last night, that moment arrived.

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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Food/Drink

 

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#528: Cupcake run

The obvious question here is, “Would the cupcake run have been much more fun if the cupcake they made you eat after every mile of the 5K was light and delicious instead of a heavy mound of cement-like batter, and the frosting was light and delicious instead of the consistency of what can only be described as a stick of butter?”

The obvious answer is, “Yes.”

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Posted by on October 20, 2013 in Sports

 

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