I was sick during my pre-Memorial day staycation, and spent a chunk of time watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which I had started and dropped years ago. So glad I did -- some of the songs in seasons 3 & 4 are absolutely phenomenal. For those not familiar with the show, it's a musical. Each song is an homage to a musical theatre or pop genre, many instantly recognizable. Here are my two earworms for the week. First -- new work theme song ;) , a la Bobby Brown. Second -- NSFW, a hat tip to Abba.
Isn't that one of the secrets to happiness? Despite being far from the best dancer in class, I had a fantastic time. Props to Mitchell Wayne for sharing his enthusiasm, humor, and joy. PS, my neck is sore.
I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal in Little Shop of Horrors yesterday and I fully agree with the NY Times' rave review. It was a truly special performance.
Courtesy of Gaping Void
Highlights of the weekend: visiting Nathan's Art of the Brick exhibit followed by margaritas and snacks at Añejo and setting sail with Bowmore on the Clipper City followed by a tasting and nibbles at the always wonderful Dead Rabbit. Many thanks to Brian and Scott for joining me!
It made me so happy to see this on Google today in honor of what would have been Keith Haring's 54th birthday (I'm quite a fan, as you may know). I have to make sure I get to see the Brooklyn Museum exhibit soon!
A while back, I alluded to eating a bunch of fried food. Here's why: my first full piece in Time Out New York! It's a round up of fried foods "for Chanukah," although many of them are not Kosher, to say the least. I just got the print version, which looks fantastic as well.
My other "press" this week was a highlight of the pro bono program on our firm's intranet, which came as a complete surprise to me. And, of course, this week's Serious Eats column: Meet & Eat: César Ramirez, Brooklyn Fare.
Finally, I officially kicked off the holiday last night with a visit to Nathan Sawaya's latest exhibit of Lego art at the Agora Gallery, followed by brisket and latkes with Kim, Mike, Colin, Jen, and Arik. Great food and company, plus, now I have leftovers!
I recently downloaded an app for my phone called "Retro Camera" that has several settings designed to replicate different antique cameras -- these are some of my favorites that I've taken so far:
I miss Hugh's viciously bitter sense of humor, especially about New York. From Gaping Void.