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#897: Learn to meditate

It’s telling, perhaps, that I’ve been meaning to make the time and take the effort to learn to meditate for years.

The best part about the introductory class was that the instructor made sure to tell us we shouldn’t beat ourselves up over being bad at meditating–that is, having our thoughts wander from the specific thing we are supposed to be paying attention to. The worst part was my legs weren’t hanging right while sitting on the pillow and the room was hot. Okay, those are 2 worst things. I’m choosing to let it go; you should, too. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Health

 

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#896: Major League Soccer game

The good things about soccer:

  • The games are short
  • The seats, at least at Yankee Stadium where NYCFC plays, are great
  • The crowd gets really into the game

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Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Sports

 

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#895: Troy Liquor Bar

It’s in the Meatpacking District, which is all you need to know if you live in New York. If you don’t, I will tell you a bit more.

It’s in a basement, and it’s trying to be cool as opposed to just being cool. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2016 in NYC

 

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#894: Read on a train

I’d never tried to do this before because I get debilitating motion sickness on any moving vehicle–bus, car, boat, etc. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Travel

 

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#893: Mapparium

Had I known that this giant, 3-story lit-up globe came with a “no pictures” rule, I probably wouldn’t have paid the $6 to see it. Maybe that’s crazy, maybe that’s a product of today’s instagram-filtered world, or maybe it’s both. But it’s the truth.

Still, I’m glad I saw it, 1.) because it’s on many off-the-beaten-path lists for Boston, and after calling they city my home for 4 years during college, I was excited to do something I’d never even heard of when I lived there, and 2.) it seems to be a good representation of what Boston itself is to me. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Travel

 

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#892: Go to a record show

People at record shows love records more than I can imagine loving anything inanimate.

If you read that in a disparaging tone, please go back and re-read it in an awe-filled, slightly jealous one.

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Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Music

 

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