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#676: Go to Lovecraft

Scary: In a city of more than 8 million people, you run into the on-again-off-again ex-girlfriend of the roommate of the last person you dated in a neighborhood nowhere near yours.

Scarier: While this is happening, on the same block, the friend you just left runs into a girl he visits in the middle of the night when they’re both lonely, who lives nowhere near that neighborhood.

I’ve never read anything by H.P. Lovecraft, but I doubt his stories are much freakier. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 21, 2014 in People


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#575: Buy tickets for Sleep No More

For 3 years, I’ve wanted to do this.

At first, when I told people about it, no one was interested.  “Some weird interactive show with masks?  No thank you,” they said.  (Actually, they mainly ignored me or just responded with, “Weird.”)

Then, after Sleep No More started gaining acclaim, it was purely the cost that deterred my friends.  And I admit, shelling out almost $100 for one experience seems steep.  But it’s going to be worth it.  I know it.  Much like when I bought tickets for Once, this is one of those things that I have no doubt will live up to my expectations. Because it has to.  I paid almost $100 for it.

Thinking about this made me realize something about how I live my life–it’s totally wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 8, 2014 in NYC


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#449: Eat flaming cheese

The flame was put out before it got to my mouth, but still, as a person who is afraid of fire, this was a risky dining venture.  When in Greece…

Except I wasn’t technically in Greece.  Opa! is the first Greek restaurant I’ve been to since moving to Astoria, so how else to celebrate but by ordering the cheese soaked in brandy and lit on fire?

No other way.  Clearly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Food/Drink


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#444: Flux Factory

I guess I should have known what I was getting myself (and my innocent friend) into–the mission of the Flux Factory states that it “is a non-profit art organization that supports and promotes emerging artists through exhibitions, commissions, residencies, and collaborative opportunities. Flux Factory…functions as an incubation and laboratory space for the creation of artworks that are in dialogue with the physical, social, and cultural spheres of New York City.”

But still, when I read about the event going on there last night, I thought it sounded like a good alternative to the “hang out at a bar talking to friends until they get tired and leave around 9pm which is really just an excuse to go home to their boyfriends, leaving you alone and lonely as always” practice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 28, 2013 in Art


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#251: Watch The Big Lebowski

People have told me before that I shouldn’t watch certain Cohen brothers movies–Fargo and A Serious Man–because were too slow-moving so I wouldn’t like them.  So I shouldn’t have been surprised that The Big Lebowski seemed like it went on forever (though, disclaimer: I watched it while playing a drinking game, so incorporating all of the pauses for refills, it took 3 hours to finish the film).

I was surprised by 2 things, though: 1.) how good the music was, and 2.) how much more appropriate the movie is for people who are high–the second one may be common knowledge, judging by the number of times the main character smokes weed throughout the movie, but I didn’t know about it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 8, 2012 in Movies


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