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#836: Read The Yellow Wallpaper

When a character on American Horror Story mentioned this short story, I thought she referred to how the main character’s husband was trying to make her think she was going crazy, something a la Gaslight.  I’m either misremembering, or misinterpreting the story, because what I got from it was that the main character actually was going crazy.

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Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Books

 

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#835: Big Alice Brewing

Judging solely by my love for rare things, I should adore this brewery, considering finding it close to empty is probably pretty rare, at least based on the crowd there on a Sunday afternoon during perfect fall weather.

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Posted by on October 26, 2015 in NYC

 

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#834: Burnside Biscuits

When this restaurant first opened in the spot that used to be–for years–a Greek neighborhood diner-esque spot, I thought there was no way it could stay in business.  The space is huge by NYC restaurant standards, and even as much as Astoria has begun to emulate the Brooklyn of 5-7 years ago, I thought the clientele who would flock to an overpriced biscuit establishment couldn’t possibly be enough to sustain the rent of the place.

Reviews weren’t very good.  Real people who went there said it was okay.  There was only one way to find out for sure, so that’s what I finally did.

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Posted by on October 25, 2015 in Food/Drink

 

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#833: See Jekyll & Hyde

The trouble with only knowing certain musicals through their songs via the piano music you had growing up is that you only know them through their songs via the piano music.

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Posted by on October 19, 2015 in Theater

 

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#832: DuMont Burger

What kind of person goes to a notable burger restaurant and orders a turkey burger?

The eternally optimistic kind.

Because I know a turkey burger isn’t going to be nearly as delicious as a regular burger, but some small part of me occasionally spurs me to try one with the hope that maybe just once the healthier option will actually taste good.

It never does.

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Posted by on October 15, 2015 in Food/Drink

 

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#831: Watch The Great British Baking Show

When I told my boss about the pie I’d baked, he told me he’d started watching The Great British Baking Show.

Apparently, when the most recent season finale aired, 40% of the UK watched it.

Which is crazy.

But then you watch it and realize why.  Or at least, as an American, I can tell you why.

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Posted by on October 13, 2015 in TV

 

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#830: Bake a pie

People do this all the time and it isn’t a big deal.

For me, a serious non-baker, it was a huge deal.  I even made the crust from scratch.

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Posted by on October 12, 2015 in Food/Drink

 

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