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#954: Drink JPOP

“It’s a little fatty,” the waitress said, pinching her side, after I ordered a Chinese dish called Beijing style dalumen.

“Uh…” I said. “Does that mean I shouldn’t get it? It’s not good?”

Or you’re warning me I may get fat if I eat it?

She looked at me blankly.

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Posted by on May 13, 2017 in Food/Drink

 

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#953: Eat tempeh bacon

A coworker gave me a free lunch coupon from MealPal (which, by the way, is supposed to allow you to skip the line at restaurants and have your meal already waiting for you when you get there to pick it up–neither happened). So, I tried something out of my comfort zone.

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Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Food/Drink

 

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#952: Go on a group walk

I refuse to call it a walking tour–for one reason, I don’t think that’s even what it called itself. But for another, I can’t stand the idea of walking tours.

Everyone all together in a large group, looking like tourists. Having to go at the group’s pace. Listening to annoying questions.

Okay. By those standards, this was a walking tour.

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Posted by on May 7, 2017 in NYC

 

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#951: Cry while swimming

Breaststroke. It wasn’t possible while doing freestyle.

Honestly, I was surprised to find it was possible at all. In fact, my body was in no condition to be swimming in the first place after 5 days of on and off crying, but I thought I would give it a respite from thinking by going to the pool, since normally that’s the only way to turn my brain off.

Imagine my surprise when I found myself gulping for air while tears clogged my goggles.

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Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Sports

 

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#950: Be called an artist

True, it was at the start of a rejection email for a piece I submitted to an exhibit.

Also true: I only submitted something because I’d been to the gallery before and seen plenty of pieces I could have created, so I thought the bar was pretty low.

Also true: It probably was very low.

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Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Art

 

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