Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Illustration by  Lindsey Frances

Illustration by Lindsey Frances

Things that happened recently:

This is the best explanation of the Russia/Trump connection that I've read, and it made me feel very hopeless about the future of America—oh, and the pee tape totally exists.

Maybe we should all just move to Canada?

RIP plastic straws. I think it's a step in the right direction, but also maybe now we should focus on banning the things that hurt us the most? 

Things to do in New York this weekend:

Yesterday was the last Manhattanhenge full sun date for 2018, but tonight will be half sun—avoid the crowds on 42nd Street and grab your sick Instagram shot from one of my favorite parks in Long Island City.

Does anyone want to go see the '90s classic Blank Check with me on Saturday? I had the clamshell VHS and loved it so much that I upgraded to DVD, but I don't think I've ever seen it on the big screen. I still talk about this movie more than I probably should but I love that the premise is that a kid gets a blank check and writes in one million dollars, which today wouldn't even get you a studio apartment.

This is the last weekend to see the David Bowie Is exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. All advance tickets are sold out, but if you don't mind waiting in a crazy long line (a favorite pastime of New Yorkers) there will be limited tickets available in person.

Things I've discovered recently:

Despite my love for New York City, I am constantly annoyed by all of the noises, but maybe that's a good thing?

I've been using my new camera for a while and I've been frustrated by my not-so-sharp images. I'm embarrassed to admit how long it took me to research this issue, but the fix was surprisingly simple.

How great are these wheelchair wheel spoke guards? The company was started by two sisters and they're the cutest. I discovered their company via my new favorite person on Instagram, Rebekah Taussig, and I love anyone who tries to make a utilitarian object whimsical and joyful.

We're going to see the second part of Angels in America on Broadway tonight and I'm excited because the first part was extraordinary. I'm not normally a play person, but this production was riveting (you only have until Sunday to see it, sorry—but if you haven't already, read the play!). I wasn't a huge fan of Andrew Garfield's portrayal but Nathan Lane was even better than I expected and the staging is fantastic. I'm making my way through this book right now and it's a bit slow going but I've been reading this as well so I don't fall behind in my reading challenge. I suddenly feel as if there are a ton of things I want to watch on TV (Nanette, The Vietnam WarSharp Objectsbut the weather has been pretty lovely so I'm in the mood to get out and explore (I've been talking about a return visit to this abandoned hospital since I first went two years ago). Have a great weekend!

Muffler Man: Dude Man

Muffler Man: Dude Man

Route 66: Gallup to Grants

Route 66: Gallup to Grants