Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Illustration by  Lindsey Frances

Illustration by Lindsey Frances

Things that happened recently:

Cynthia Nixon announced her candidacy for Governor of New York, and although Trump has me wary of celebrity politicians, I can't help but be excited about her positions. This isn't a reason to vote for her, but I've seen her and her wife several times on the subway and it should be obvious that I'm a total Miranda—I'm also thinking it might be time to finally buy one of these notebooks.

Does anyone else watch This is Us or The Fosters? Both just ended their respective seasons, and I was a weepy mess through both of them. The Fosters is ending this summer and I'm accepting suggestions for another cheesy, weepy family show (I'm a little wary of the spinoff).

John Oliver trolled Mike Pence in the best way possible this week, by making a book about Pence's pet bunny, Marlon Bundo, and publishing it two days before the Pence family's own Bundo book came out. Oh, and in Oliver's version—which is currently number one on Amazon's best-seller list—Bundo is gay (like the real Marlon Brando, says Oliver).

Things to do in New York this weekend:

The Like Life: Sculpture, Color and The Body exhibition opened this week at the Met Breuer. It's on view until July 22nd and brings together sculptures by well-known artists alongside wax effigies, reliquaries, mannequins, and anatomical models.   

The New York City March For Our Lives starts Saturday at 10am on the Upper West Side near Central Park's 72nd Street entrance and ends at 6th Avenue and 43rd Street. 

Coney Island's opening day is this Sunday, and the first 98 people in line when the park opens at 10:45 am will receive free rides on the 98-year-old Wonder Wheel. I went to opening day in 2014 and 2015 and it will be chilly this year, but I'm still hoping to make it out.

Things I discovered recently:

Two weeks ago I mentioned Rosie O'Donnell's fantastic portraits of the Trump administration (you can buy prints!), but I think I might like Jim Carrey's even more. Speaking of Jim Carrey, if you haven't watched Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond on Netflix, add it to your queue even if you've never seen Man on the Moon.

I started reading this book based on a suggestion from someone who saw my Westminster post and I'm loving it—my only regret is that I didn't read it before I saw my first dog show.

I've been playing my entire Spotify library on shuffle lately and rediscovering some real gems including this incredible album of early American women blues singers. My dad and I are taking a  trip to Memphis in May, and we're planning on driving to the Devil's Crossroads in Mississippi, where legend says that musician Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil for the ability to play the blues.

Tonight David and I are going to see The Isle of Dogs, and I'm looking forward to drooling over all of the Wes Anderson-y details and beautiful typography. On Saturday friends and I are taking a tour of the catacombs of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, and I'm hoping that we'll still have time after the tour to join the March For Our Lives. I'd also love to go to opening day at Coney Island, although I'm not looking forward to the chilly weather and eating a hotdog with my gloves on—spring is really taking it's sweet time this year, isn't it? The snow on Wednesday was pretty, but I'm so ready to shed my heavy coat for something a bit less cumbersome. I hope you have a great weekend and hopefully you're seeing signs of spring, wherever you are!

March For Our Lives

March For Our Lives

Gravesend Cemetery

Gravesend Cemetery