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#753: See Wicked

I couldn’t see any facial expressions of the characters on the stage, but for $20 tickets without having to stand in line (we got them through work), I can’t complain.

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Posted by on January 29, 2015 in Theater

 

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#752: Make pancakes from scratch

I don’t know if it was the batter recipe, the plastic spatula, or the charming way the universe has of turning simple things difficult, but these were the worst flipping pancakes ever.

Literally.  They would not flip. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2015 in Food/Drink

 

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#751: Make bolognese sauce

I’d never made homemade pasta sauce of any kind before, nor had I purchased or worked with ground beef.

What could go wrong??!

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Posted by on January 27, 2015 in Food/Drink

 

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#750: Le Poisson Rouge

The space could use some better noise insulation, considering the shouting and clapping and theatrics from the room next door’s Nerd Nite kept threatening to drown out the poems and stories being told on stage in the room I was in, but overall, it’s a decent space.

Though I could be biased because it was also the space in which I read a fictional story to strangers for the first time last night.

And it was also where my friends, who were extremely judgmental of the other readers, told me my piece was great and that they thought so even aside from the fact that they know me.  I mean, I highly doubt they would have told me if it were bad; these are humans who care about me we’re talking about here.  But still, I believed them.

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Posted by on January 24, 2015 in NYC

 

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#749: Fail to detect coconut

There has to be a metaphor in here somewhere about how things we think are disgusting may not always be, but I’m still having trouble even admitting what happened, so I don’t have the extra energy required to find it.

As I was chewing my peanut, almond, and dark chocolate protein bar yesterday morning, I suddenly felt the unmistakable soft-yet-crunchy texture of the worst food in the world.

That’s impossible, I thought at first.  Why would this granola bar have coconut in it with all those other things?

But as someone who can always detect the detestable food in anything, I knew to take my taste buds seriously.

I checked the list of ingredients on the wrapper, and there it was, in bold, black letters: toasted coconut.

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Posted by on January 23, 2015 in Food/Drink

 

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#748: The Creek and the Cave

Unlike with most comedy experiences, I expected the one last night to be funny, since the comedian was someone with a fair amount of street cred–or whatever you get after being on SNL for 5 years.

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Posted by on January 22, 2015 in Theater

 

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#747: Brik

If you try to be something for everyone, you’ll probably become nothing to anyone.

I don’t know if that’s a well-accepted concept or one I just made up, but I do know it’s beautifully exhibited by Brik.

Touting itself as a sports bar, it’s lined with TVs and ready with beer specials during the games.

And yet, we could barely hear the game last night because in addition to the televisions’ sound, the speakers were also blasting out loud club music.

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Posted by on January 19, 2015 in Food/Drink

 

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