Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. Turns out everyone’s looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a the ever elusive “purpose.”
If I can recommend you see one show this summer, this would be it. Its basically musical-puppet-theater, in an adults only version. It features songs like, “It Sucks to be Me,” “The Internet is for Porn,” and “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist,” which are equally offensive to all shapes, sizes and colors.
It’s definitely not your typical night at the theater, but I can assure you it will be a fun one – especially for the non-theater going types! We just got tickets for the show in July and I literally CANNOT WAIT!
The video below is a behind the scenes interview with some of the cast, which gives you some more insight into the production.
We got a dog yesterday. A puppy actually. My first dog ever. I was raised by a crazy cat lady so I’ve sort of become one myself. But trust me when I tell you that this is the cutest dog EVER (pictures to come soon). Logan is what we named him. But this cartoon kinda sums up the inner turmoil I’m feeling today for leaving him at home. That passes right? I know nothing of raising dogs other than what Cesar has taught me watching The Dog Whisperer. Not exactly practical working knowledge. Any helpful tips are most welcome!
At Chocomize, customers can select their favorite chocolate bark base (dark, milk, or white) and then add up to five out of 90 fine ingredients to create their choice chocolate bar. This allows for more than 10 billion possible chocolate combinations. In other words, if every citizen of New York City ate one different chocolate bar a day, it would take over 3 years until two people had exactly the same chocolate bar.
Now that’s A LOT of chocolate bars. And with so many possibilities, it’s virtually impossible to ever tire of them. They have 20 different kinds of nuts, over a dozen different kinds of fruit, eleven herbs & spices, candy, decorations (like “Happy Birthday” for example) and even obscure additions like beef jerky and vegetarian bacon (?). I’m overwhelmed just thinking about all the chocolate bars I could make! Fat pants, here I come!
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The world’s cutest pocket guide to buying organic.
I don’t often buy organic foods, mainly because I’m cheap, but also because I’m admittedly a little ignorant when it comes to what I put in my body. I have heard recently though that there are some fruits and veggies in particular, that you should always buy organic. This adorable little cheat sheet from Heidi Kenney (which she’s offering up for download from her site!), is just the thing I need!
The convenient, credit card-sized guide separates 27 common fruits and veggies into two categories, clean (foods with the lowest or no pesticide residue after washing and/or peeling), and dirty (foods with the highest pesticide residue). Heidi says there is lots more info available by googling “dirty dozen organic”, but for me, for now – this is enough.
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I’ve got bedroom envy baaaaaaaad for this room. From the wall color to the warm light streaming in from the windows, to the headboard and the bench and the ridiculous amount of open space to move around the bed. I want, want, want, want, want. Amazing how color and light can really open up a space!
1,001 Facts that Will Scare the Sh*t Out of You is a hilarious collection of little-known facts about the world that are weird, creepy, disgusting, and sure to frighten the Bejeezus out of you.
Though this book would probably be a great conversation started if used as a coffee table book, you’re probably better off leaving it for readers on the can, just in case you find the information literally that scary. And trust me, you might. For instance:
Fact: A cockroach can survive for several weeks with no head.
Fact: Office desks have 400 times more bacteria than toilet seats.
Fact: One in five office coffee mugs contains fecal bacteria and E. Coli.
Fact: One pound of peanut butter can contain up to 150 bug fragments and 5 rodent hairs.
Fact: “Dork” is the proper term for a whale penis.
Fact: Seven percent of Americans believe Elvis Presley is still alive.
Fact: Masterbation is an offense punishable by decapitation in Indonesia.
Fact: Humans shed about 1.5 million skin cells every hour.
Freaked out a little? Yeah, me too. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!