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#871: Eat a medium-rare cheeseburger

I’m surprised to report that I survived the ordeal.

Despite countless other humans making it out of this experience alive over the years, something–maybe having to do with my mom’s penchant for making sure my dad always cooked meat past the point of toughness in order to ensure it wasn’t at all pink inside–has made me the sort of person who gets queasy just looking at an under-cooked burger.

Yet I also hate when the meat is charred on the outside–maybe due to the consistently well-done meat served to me at home–so there’s a very slim area where the meat is done exactly the way I like it.

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Posted by on February 28, 2016 in Food/Drink

 

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#870: Ippudo

Almost 8,000 reviews on Yelp with an average 4-star rating. It’s gotta be good, right? It can’t be one of those overrated landmarks that people continue to go to simply because someone once said it was fantastic and no one wanted to risk disagreeing?

It could be one of those places, but it isn’t.

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Posted by on February 21, 2016 in Food/Drink

 

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#869: New York Historical Society

Just when you think you’ve nearly exhausted all of the pay-what-you-wish options in the city, you come across another one. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2016 in NYC

 

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#868: Watch Room

As annoying as the child-like voice as the book’s narration may have become after the first paragraph, after having seen the movie adaption of Room, I will admit I missed seeing the situations solely from the child’s perspective.

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Posted by on February 17, 2016 in Movies

 

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#867: Play Pass the Pigs

If a game where you throw 2 plastic (rubber? I am unsure of the exact material) pigs into the air and get points based on how they land–on their side, snout, back, etc.–is a real game that people pay money for, who’s to say what is possible?

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Posted by on February 15, 2016 in Games

 

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#866: Paste without formatting

Yesterday it was announced that gravitational waves have been discovered in the universe. If you are reading this in the far future, or if you have a better grasp of the fascinating time/space stuff I’ve always been interested in but never had the patience to learn fully about, you may know both how remarkable this is and also what it means for science, and human knowledge in general.

I, however, only know what I skimmed in this article.

So all I can tell you is that the people who discovered this incredible science thing, which it does truly pain me to admit I don’t really understand, probably felt something like I did when I learned there is a keyboard command to paste text without formatting. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2016 in Computers

 

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#865: Go to a Polish wedding

Polish ceremony. Polish bread tradition at the reception. Polish songs. Polish dancing.

But otherwise, it was a pretty typical wedding, which was both nice and disappointing. Disappointing only because I like experiencing new cultures, and I had so much fun learning Greek dancing at my friend’s Greek wedding. Nice because there’s something comforting in the idea that no matter where you’re from or what language you speak, the celebration of love is pretty much the same. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2016 in People

 

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