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#909: Classical Theatre of Harlem

I know what it says about this city, the┬ácountry, and our world that the production of Macbeth presented on an outdoor stage during a steamy summer was not crowded until–well, ever. I arrived an hour before the show and there were 4 other people there. The audience didn’t start to filter in steadily until a half hour before the play started, and even at curtain time, there were still seats available.

I know what it means that this fantastic night of theater is relatively unknown in the city, despite being an innovative adaptation filled with talented actors.

I know it’s important to recognize and discuss why this free event was the first time I’ve been to a free event here that didn’t require a fight or at the very least strong patience to attend. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2016 in Theater

 

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#908: Visit Southport, CT

It’s not easy to forget you’re not rich when you live in New York, and the only way to have a quality of life that doesn’t slowly kill your soul is to have a trust fund or have otherwise come into a whole lot of money. (I’m not saying you can’t live well, and enjoy yourself, without being rich here; I’m just saying it will slowly kill your soul no matter how much fun you think you’re having with your 4 roommates in Brooklyn.) But in general, I try not to think about how much my soul is dying every day.

Southport, CT makes it impossible to forget you’re not rich. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2016 in Travel

 

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#907: Chromatic Dance

There aren’t a ton of things I will openly tell you I’m really good at. Learning choreography is one of them. Granted, I’d probably be much better at it if I did it more than once every few years, but still, it’s something I’ve always been able to do fairly easily.

So the fact that the choreography to Sia’s “CheapThrills” was difficult to learn is a sign that it was fairly challenging in general. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2016 in Sports

 

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#906: Do ballet outside

This ballet barre class at Brooklyn Bridge Park was probably the first free thing I’ve ever done in the city that wasn’t packed.

It was also a little ridiculous, since the barre was so short I couldn’t reach it from my height. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2016 in Sports

 

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#905: Watch Married at First Sight

When I discovered this tv show, my mom was appalled at the concept. My sister was gleeful at the prospects. They both got sucked into it and we watched the entire season available on OnDemand.

It’s as crazy as it sounds: 3 couples get matched up with strangers and don’t see each other until their wedding day. They then have 6 weeks–which ends up seeming like an arbitrary time limit–to decide whether to stay married or get a divorce.

I was intrigued. It amazed me that real people would, first of all, agree to this experiment, but more than that, once they did, act like someone was forcing them to do it. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2016 in TV

 

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#904: Dating Naked

Baring it all on a first date isn’t something most experts recommend. In fact, some people think there should always be a few things left hidden, to keep the mystery alive.

I disagree with these people, whether it’s smart or not. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2016 in TV

 

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#903: Try PiYo

Considering I’ve taken a total of one yoga class and zero Pilates classes in my life, it should come as no surprise that I had no idea what a PiYo class would be like. Considering I’d never even heard of this cross between yoga and Pilates until 3 days ago, it should be obvious I had no clue what I was signing up for.

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Posted by on July 6, 2016 in Health

 

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