Outfit of the Day: Cherry Blossom Festival<3

It’s become somewhat of a tradition for me to post photos from the Sakura Matsuri festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens one year late.  Maybe this will be the year that I post photos in a timely manner!  Last year, Andrew and I started our day at Sundaes and Cones which has amazing ice cream. I had gotten scoops of black sesame and lavender in a cone and I donned one of my favorite ModCloth dresses to match the cherry blossoms.  Overall, it was a lovely day!

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Flashback Adventures: Sakura Matsuri

I’ve been so ready for spring to hit after enduring the extra snowy winter in NYC this year.  My favorite part of spring is enjoying all of the gorgeous cherry blossom trees lining the streets.  The cotton candy pink petals against the clear blue sky is my favorite color combination in nature.  I’ve been daydreaming about being able to attend Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden again this year and since I never posted my photos from last year I thought now would be a good time to admire them until the weather outside matches the weather in these photos! (Sidenote, I can’t wait until my hair is that long again!)

For those that don’t know, Sakura Matsuri is the national cherry blossom festival which takes place in DC and commemorates when Mayor Yukio Ozaki gifted Japanese cherry trees to the United States in 1912.  The first festival was held in 1935 in Washington DC and now there are several different states which host their own version of Sakura Matsuri.  The Sakura Matsuri in Brooklyn has been occurring since 1981.

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The New York Festival of Light

Last weekend in DUMBO (Brooklyn), the first New York Festival of Light was held.  The event was only supposed to last three days, but I heard that on Saturday night, they were forced to close at 6pm, just one hour after they opened, because there were far too many people.  Luckily, Andrew and I went on Friday night, but it was still rather crowded.  The light installations were really pretty.  I liked how the side of the building was lit up with the letters nyfol for New York Festival of Light, with other lights scattered around it which looked like snow.  When you walked to the corner of Pearl and Water Streets where the exhibit was being held, you were greeted by two large inflatable palm tree-like objects, a tent with tops that lit up different colors when you touched it, and a man in a silver suit that looked it was made out of coins dancing on a raised platform and reflecting light into the night sky.  As you walked a little deeper, there was a giant tunnel with flashing lights that is what I imagine a rave would be like.  Inside the tunnel there was a black board that said “What in NYC Makes Me Smile,” which attendees were carving their responses into and revealing a rainbow lighting design beneath the black surface.  One of the obvious answers was pizza.  Overall, the lights were pretty but it was almost too crowded to be truly enjoyable.  (I’m talking more crowded that NYCC in a tinier space).  Part of the problem was that a beer and wine station was set up smack dab in the middle of the tunnel which created a stationary line and didn’t allow traffic to flow through.  Andrew and I actually went into the tunnel, came back out the same side, and walked around the block to enter at other end so we could see what was there.

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Party Planning: Doctor Who Premiere

It’s not every day that the Doctor regenerates so when the 8th season of Doctor Who premiered on BBC, I knew I had to go all out.  I am a diehard fan of the Eleventh Doctor (other Kristin prefers Ten), so I was having an especially difficult time coping with the change.  I thought it might take my mind off things if I marathoned my favorite episodes and baked my heart out during all of the hours leading up to Peter Capaldi’s debut.  I even employed the artistic skills of my awesome boyfriend Andrew to draw on the balloons, the bathroom mirror, and the solo cups. The first thing that I knew I would be spending hours baking were my favorite cookie, the Jammie Dodger.  It’s kind of become tradition that I bake these for most of the big episodes because they are one of my favorite cookies, but they require a lot of work.  The recipe for Jammie Dodgers is one of the first things we’ve ever posted on our blog and I’ve been making them ever since Kristin shared it.  I used cookie cutters from WarpZone on Etsy to capture the likenesses of the Weeping Angels, Daleks, and my beloved 11th Doctor.
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The next treat obviously had to be TARDIS themed so I was thrilled to see this beautiful cake that The Nerdy Girlie posted.  Since I was baking alone I cheated a little on this one and I used a premade cake mix and frosting that I picked up at Michaels along with TARDIS blue food coloring and black and white frosting tubes and writing tips.  Once the cake was baked, I dyed the frosting blue and I used the black frosting tube with the icing tip to draw a horizontal line about 1/4 down from the top of the cake.  Then I drew another black frosting line down the center, four squares on each side of the line, and two small lines in the middle (as handles).  Above the line, I drew and filled in a black rectangle which I later wrote “Police Box” on in the white frosting.  I also filled in the top two squares with white frosting and the second square on the left.  I used the black frosting to draw windows panes and scribble a Police Box message.  Voila!
 
Next, I went on a spree at Party City where I picked up TARDIS blue, white, and red decorations.  I transformed the red napkins into bow ties because bow ties are cool.  The napkins were very simply constructed and I decided to stick with making just 11 of them.  For reasons.  I folded each napkin over until I perfected the desired bow-like result and used a thin strip of construction paper and tape to complete the look and secure the bows in place.  Andrew drew on the red solo cups to give the appearance of Fez’s while they sat on the table waiting to be used, and he drew Police Box doors on the blue cups for TARDISes.  He also wrote Bad Wolf on the bathroom mirror so our guests could take some selfies.  Another photo station I wanted to set up involved hanging my TARDIS blanket in front of our living room closet.  Lastly, Andrew drew Silence faces, Daleks, and TARDISes on colored balloons which we hung behind the television.  Oh wait! We also hung TARDIS lights near the couch for added ambiance.
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The next baked good on the agenda were Adipose and Ood cupcakes.  I used a plain vanilla cake mix and frosting for the base and then began decorating.  I bought a bag of jumbo marshmallows and mini marshmallows to create the little Adipose.  I used the black frosting and icing tip to draw their faces onto jumbo marshmallows and then used frosting to hold the mini marshmallow arms in place.  The legs sit easily on the cupcake top in front of the jumbo body.  For the Ood faces, I used pull and peel twizzlers to create the hanging red tentacles on their faces.  I cut them into small segments and peeled them apart and used the icing to hold them in place.  I used even smaller segments for each of their eyes.
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The last item on the food menu was the Cassandra nacho dip.  I had seen a lasagna version online at some point but since I’m not a fan of pasta and this wasn’t a full dinner party, I thought that I could recreate the look with nacho dip and luckily I was right! I used this recipe http://allrecipes.com/recipe/hot-bean-dip/ for the initial dip and it was delicious!  I also bought a radish which I cut a slice of and then halved to use as eyes.  The black center was drawn on with icing (because I figured no one would be eating them anyway, but a nice alternative is a tiny black olive slice).  Then I cut the side off of a full sized tomato and used a knife to shape it into lips.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Art Show At The Bottleneck Gallery

A few weeks ago, Andrew and I met Melissa, Kal and my roommate Taylor at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn for their new art show honoring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  The show was named “Turtles in Time: Celebrating 30 Years of Turtle Power.”  The event was different than their usual shows in several ways.  For one, it was sponsored by Nickelodeon!  As soon as we arrived, we were able to choose one toy from a big pile set up on the table near the entrance.  Andrew and I both choose Kidrobot blind boxes.  I got a foot soldier and Andrew was lucky enough to open Raphael.  Another difference is that the Bottleneck usually serves wine at their shows, but for this event, they aptly opted for pizza instead.  They had an old TMNT arcade game set up in the corner for attendees to play, there were several cosplayers, a display of Hikari Funko Turtles, and of course, the artwork was stunning.  It was quite the full house so please excuse some of the wonky off-centered photos!

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Gotham, Board Games, The Boxtrolls, Oreo’s & A Medieval Festival

This past week has felt like a breath of fresh air as my social life took a turn for the best.  It all started on Monday night when Andrew, Taylor and I gathered in the living room to watch the premiere of Gotham.  We’re all usually so busy that it can become hard to coordinate at times, so I really revel in the moments I get to spend with my best friends and boyfriend.  Even though we all had other obligations – Taylor has been busy as a bee spending just about every minute in our apartment working on cosplay for NYCC, Andrew has been hard at work creating this beautiful print series of Elsa (Frozen), Spike (Cowboy Bebop) and Link (Legend of Zelda), and I am forever with a laptop in front of me and tea in hand blogging for On Wednesdays We Wear Pink and SuperSpaceChick – we managed to come together for the hour.  I only wish I had had the time to make these Batman chips.  I’m planning on baking them for the finale instead.  Another blogger friend Travis made some for his premiere party along with Joker Juice which looked super fun!  I really enjoyed the first episode and I can’t wait to see what direction Gotham is going to take.  My only issue with it was that there were so many villains and characters crammed into the first episode, but since it’s a pilot, I think FOX deserves some slack for that.  I would rather see a more in depth look at several characters than short bits of too many.  For instance, give us more Montoya!

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On Thursday night, after what had felt like forever (but was probably about a month) of dying to see The Boxtrolls, Andrew and I satisfied my desire.  We would see The Boxtrolls movie poster advertisement in literally every subway station in NYC.  It felt like torture!  So when the night finally arrived, I could not have been more excited.  Before the movies, I went to the grocery store to pick up some Halloween candy to snack on, and I happened upon those Pumpkin Spice Oreo’s I’ve been eager to try!  So here are my brief reviews of each: 1) The Boxtrolls – The movie was adorable and well worth the wait.  I loved the animation style and the story was so charming.  I hadn’t realized that so many actors I love voiced the characters (despite seeing the poster every day, good job Kristin), but Ben Kingsely, Richard Ayode, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were all wonderful choices.  The Boxtrolls are the cutest creatures and Andrew and I have been imitating some of their motions ever since we saw it.  If you’re interested in animation, you’ll especially enjoy the ending that’s played while the credits are rolling, but that’s all I’ll say about that, and 2) The Oreos – Pumpkin Spice Oreo’s are like autumn in your mouth.  It might just be me, but I felt like the cookie part tasted more like a graham cracker and sandwiched in between was a glorious pumpkin spice cream.  They’re just the right amount of sweet and pumpkin.  They’re now officially my second favorite Oreo flavor thus far, the first being Cookie Dough and the third being Birthday Cake.

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Friday night, Andrew and I met up with Marlene for a catch up dinner at Beecher’s.  Beecher’s is a delicious grilled cheese place in the Flatiron District and I’d only ever been there once before.  It was the perfect evening.  We sat around our table and each of us recounted our tales of the times we met Neil Gaiman.  We also chatted about tumblr, (Marlene works there, how cool is that?!), I made each of them promise to read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss because it’s been recommended to me for ages and ever since I picked it up I’ve been captivated with Kvothe’s story, and just internet silliness in general.  After dinner, Andrew and I went back to my apartment (where Taylor was still working on cosplay) and my brother Bob and Andrew’s co-worker Ben came over for a board game night and all the pumpkin flavored desserts you can imagine.  We played a new game I had just gotten called Cosmic Encounter and it was SO much fun.  It was recommended to me by Josh Houchin and I am so glad I listened to his suggestion.  The game initially seemed really complicated (poor Andrew read us about 11 pages of instructions for 1.5 hours before we could actually play), but once the game started it was much simpler and way more quick paced than we though it would be.  Basically, you pick an alien race, and then spend the rest of the game trying to be the first person to colonize 5 planets.  Your pieces are spaceships which you use to attack other players with along with attack cards after choosing a Destiny card.  Alliances are formed, and there are plenty of other cards which keep the game interesting.  I definitely suggest playing if you have the chance! Oh, and my Peter Pan teapot came in the mail!

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Saturday was probably the most relaxing day of my week.  I woke up late (board games had kept us up well past 4 AM) and spent the morning/early afternoon baking Bee & Puppycat cupcakes.  I also spent a good portion of the day watching Birds of Prey with Andrew and Taylor (again, while all three of us worked on blogging, art, and cosplay respectively).  I hadn’t ever watched the Birds of Prey series while it was on television but I really loved what I saw.  Keeping in mind it was made in the early 2000’s and the soundtrack, clothing, and filming style were VERY reminiscent of the time.  For instance, there was some Michelle Branch music and it didn’t feel dissimilar to watching an episode of Dawson’s Creek except our protagonists had super powers and fought crime.  Oh, and Aunt Becky from Full House played Dinah Lance’s mother, the OG Black Canary.  My favorite part of the Birds of Prey DVDs were the animated shorts of the webseries Gotham Girls featuring Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Catwoman and Batgirl.  They were super cute.  Later I took so more photos for my next Outfit of the Day post on Wednesday which I’m pretty excited to share!  Then Andrew and I headed to my brother’s apartment to celebrate his birthday.  We spent hours chatting and drinking before heading to a bar in Williamsburg that my brother claimed was right off the L train (lies), but nonetheless, it was a lovely evening that turned into another really late night.

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The next morning it was much more difficult to wake up but I was too excited to attend my first Medieval Festival to skip it in favor of Arrow and Parks & Recreation (because the last season is finally on Netflix!)  Under different circumstances, I think the Medieval Festival would’ve been a lot of fun.  I say this because according to our calendars it is officially autumn, but the sun decided to radiate heat at 81 degrees yesterday as if it were reverting back to summer.  On top of that, the event was held at Fort Tyron Park by the Cloisters on 190th street and it was not the easiest location to get to.  We went on a Hobbit style journey down several blocks and climbed about 150 steps and walked some more before finally hitting our destination.  Combine all that with the fact that we were probably still dehydrated from the night before and quite honestly, it was not the best of conditions.  Although, it was really interesting to see men jousting, women playing instruments, and a man welding metal.  I would love to attend a Ren Faire in the near future when it’s cooler and I’m fully hydrated.  Then Andrew and I went back to his apartment and spent the better part of the day eating pizza, French fries, pumpkin macarons, and pumpkin cheesecake, and drinking chai tea.  We did get to watch more Arrow and Parks & Rec, but we spent a good deal of the evening playing Donkey Kong Country 3.  I’m 94% completed with the game (after having beat it numerous times in my childhood), and I had been trying to get this one darn bonus coin so I could unlock the next level in the secret world for more time than my mind could handle.

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Lastly, I’ll be recapping some blog things!  Two of the most exhilarating things I did blogwise this week were publishing my first Outfit of the Day post, and announcing 5 Fandom Fridays With SuperSpaceChick & The Nerdy Girlie. We received such a warm reception via Twitter from other bloggers within the network and we were just so pleased with the positive reaction.  I’ve already written a few of my 5 Fandom Friday posts because I can hardly wait to share them with the world!  And here are a few of my favorite things I wrote for On Wednesdays We Wear Pink:

DC Comics: Supergirl Getting A TV Show

Disney Debuts The Pumpkin Spice Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich In Epcot’s France

DIY: Sailor Moon Transformation Brooch Pinata Cookies

Star Trek: The Next Generation A-Line Dresses

Disney: Haunted Mansion Makeup Line

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reimagined As Animated Series

Cosplay: Kaylee From Firefly

Sailor Moon: Luna and Artemis Cat Tights

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Comics, Desserts, Hobbits & Cartoons

I’ve been itching to get into a better blogging routine for posting more on SuperSpaceChick since it’s my personal site and I have some of the most fun writing things here than I do any other place.  I’ve already been plotting some really exciting things with The Nerdy Girlie and I cannot wait to debut our new idea to all our blogger friends out there on the interwebz!  I’m sure we’ll even make some new ones in the process :-D  But, since this has been one whirlwind of an eventful week, I thought I’d share all of the wonderful things that’ve been happening in my first foray back into blogging!

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It’s been a very slow moving process for me to bring all of my beloved collectibles, books, comics, and other assorted treasures to my new home.  I moved into an apartment in Brooklyn in May with my good friend Taylor and my new friend Emma.  Since then, it’s been weekend after weekend of my wonderfully supportive family and boyfriend Andrew driving from my old Long Island home to my new place and carrying heavy bag after heavy bag of graphic novels, shoes, statues, video games, books, and more up several flights of stairs and into my bright pink room.  In the last batch of packed items I hauled some of my favorite comfort graphic novels since I had previously tried to fill my shelves with things I have yet to read.  Since I have less space here it’s been quite a project to prioritize and determine which things I want to have here and which collectibles should be displayed.  One of my creative ways to display more toys was to prop my TV set up on several art books so I could place my Star Wars themed Disney Vinylmations in front of the set without blocking the picture.  It’s kind of funny to think that I’ve been trying to de-clutter my online life (another project this week was to unfriend anyone on Facebook that isn’t a close personal friend, a family member, or someone I communicate with regularly online), while trying to maximize the clutter in my real life.

 IMG_9238While I’m on the subject of comics, SPIDER-GWEN came out last week and it was literally one of the best moments of my life.  It’s part of the Spider-Verse story arc and it takes place in an alternate dimension where Gwen Stacy was bitten by a spider and becomes Spider-Woman.  Even more exciting than this is that Gwen is awesome.  She’s the drummer in a band called The Mary Janes with Mary Jane Watson as the lead vocalist.  Their hit song is fittingly titled Face It Tiger and there’s already a band that recorded their interpretation of the song!  It has a punk feel which totally fits the story.  I love the father/daughter dynamic of the story between Gwen and Captain Stacy and I really really really hope Marvel sees all of the positive feedback they’ve been getting and the pleading so many of us have done online for a Spider-Gwen ongoing series.  Gwen has always been my favorite Marvel lady for Peter Parker.  They’re my OTP.  To see Gwen in this one issue (and ASM #9) is a dream come true.  The variant cover even looks exactly like yours truly!

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photoLately I’ve been on a major Disney kick.  I think it all began when I saw that Disney came out with a second wave of their beautiful fairytale collection mugs.  I have the Tangled mug from the first collection which I purchased after admiring Megan’s.  I remember how quickly they sold out of stores so a few hours after my discovery I speed walked over to the Disney Store in Times Square on my lunch break and I picked up the Aurora mug.  I also bought my first Tsum Tsum, Minnie, and she is just precious.  Shortly after that, Betty told me about the Tsum Tsum game that I could play on my iPhone, and let’s just say that Andrew has mentioned the word intervention more than once since I made my account.  It’s a really fast paced 60 second game where you have to connect as many of the same Tsum Tsum’s as possible.  The more points and coins you accrue, the more Tsum Tsum’s you can purchase and the higher level you’ll achieve.  It’s also fun because several of my other friends play too and we send each other hearts every chance we get!  Then on Saturday night Andrew agreed to have a Disney movie marathon with me.  We decided to watch The Little Mermaid, my personal favorite, and Frozen, my second favorite.  The marathon also included Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Core Ice Cream which is just heavenly and brings us to the dessert and food portion of my post.  (Sleeping Beauty is coming out on blu-ray in October, so we’re going to fit that into our viewing schedule as soon as we get a copy too!)

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It’s been big few weeks of desserts for me.  I’ve always had a sweet tooth and I’ve been trying my hardest to eat really healthy during the week for breakfast and lunch, that way I don’t feel as bad about indulging in some sugary sweets later on in the day.  The first photo, which may look like an ordinary Starbucks cup, is full of one of my seasonal favorites, the Pumpkin Spice latte.  I know it’s a thing that everyone makes fun of, and it’s even worse that I instagrammed it, but I love Pumpkin Spice everything and I’m not ashamed to admit it!  If it was offered throughout the year, I would buy even more of it than I do now, even though Andrew is convinced that I’m a victim of limited time marketing, but I’ll post more on that later.  We also found that Trader Joe’s, our go-to dinner source, made an ice cream version of Cookie Butter!  It’s vanilla ice cream with cookie butter inside and it’s just as delicious as it sounds.  The next photo are of some Battlestar Galactica cupcakes I baked a few weekends ago.  Andrew and I have been binge watching the series to the extreme and I felt inspired.  And when we’re not watching Starbuck, Adama, Helo, Apollo and the rest of the gang aboard Galactica, we’ve been having our regular weekend routine of Sunday pizza and video game day.  We’re currently in the middle of BioShock!  Andrew and I also stopped at my favorite cupcakery in NYC, Georgetown Cupcakes, to pick up a box to bring home and consume during tea time with my parents.  I love trying their monthly flavors and I’m really looking forward to when Gingerbread returns.  One of the most exciting things I’ve done this week is that I FINALLY tried a cronut.  And not just any cronut, a coffee creme filled cronut.  It was scrumptious!  I’ve never been a huge fan of donuts, however, I am a big advocator of croissants.  I also had a macaron brownie which is basically a macaron half dipped in chocolate and wedged in between a rich chocolate brownie.  All of this sugary goodness was eaten at Paris Baguette with Leonard and Andrew, where we also debated the number of times Gallifrey was shown on Doctor Who, discusses Peter Capaldi’s attack eyebrows, and complained relentlessly about how Clara needs to go.  Another new thing I tried is the Lazy Sunday ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s.  There are cupcakes bits inside it and I developed very strong feelings about it within the first few bites.  Lastly, a Smashburger was recently opened in NYC and since I used to love going there during lunch at my old job with my friends, I suggested that Andrew and I head there for dinner.  My favorite item on their menu is the Nutter Butter shake.  I also got an Avocado Ranch Black Bean Burger (vegetarian), and veggie fries which I like to think are healthier than regular french fries, but probably not.

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Since I started working at my new job, I am no longer allowed to dress casually.  This has meant that I’ve been purchasing and wearing an influx of geeky jewelry so I can still feel like myself from 9-5.  Some of my new favorites are this Groot necklace by Red Dingo Designs on Etsy and this Hobbit Hole necklace that was fashioned after Bag End.  I wore my Hobbit necklace most of last week because I am so excited for my future Lord of the Rings plans.  My wonderful boyfriend Andrew got tickets for us to see the full LOTR trilogy screened with a live orchestra at Lincoln Center next April.  The event takes place over three separate nights and I’m going to be decked out in all the Tolkien things every single performance.  Now the only question is how I’m going to be able to wait until next April!

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Luckily I still have the weekend to exercise the fun part of my wardrobe!  I decided to wear my LSP skater dress by Black Milk on Saturday for my Grandma’s 75th surprise party.  I accessorized with my glittery LSP necklace, House of Harlow fringe earrings, a ton of bracelets, my Batman ring, and my favorite pair of Jeffrey Campbell wedge boots.  Oh my glob did I feel great!  I was almost as tall as Andrew!  Then this morning I was feeling very magical girl and I decided to wear my Pinkie Moon t-shirt from WeLoveFine.  It’s a mash up of Sailor Moon and My Little Pony which seemed appropriate since Andrew and I were going to a movie theater in Williamsburg to watch cartoons.  I accessorized with my Artemis ring and my Moon Stick necklace, both of which were purchased on Etsy.  You also get a sneak peek of my bookshelf in this photo!  I’m going to be doing a more in depth post about my new room once I feel like I have it decorated to my hearts desire.

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So, as I mentioned above, there’s a wonderful indie cinema in Brooklyn called NiteHawk Cinema.  They hold a monthly event called Spoons, Toons, and Booze and it’s one of the most fun events I’ve ever been too.  I’m definitely going to go back next month, and I’m crossing my fingers that it’ll be Halloween themed.  There’s an all you can eat cereal bar included in your ticket price.  I munched on Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, Golden Grahams, Fruit Loops, and a peanut butter Jif cereal from Canada while Andrew’s cereals of choice included Cocoa Puffs and Oops All Berries.  There’s also a separate menu you can order from if you want other brunch foods, and there’s a menu of cocktails as well.  I had a black tea and lemon iced drink that was infused with vodka.  They also offer cereal shots, in which you mix a shot of Baileys or Kahlua with milk and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.  And the best part of the whole ordeal is that all of this food is served while you watch Saturday morning cartoons on a big screen.  There’s always a theme (this month’s was Rock and Roll), and the audience votes on which cartoons they watch.  In my session we viewed Garfield, Hey Arnold!, Rocko’s Modern Life, and Animaniacs. Afterwards, we walked along the Williamsburg Waterfront and admired the view of what we could see of the New York City skyline in the fog.  Then on our way back to my apartment we came across this beautiful graffiti!

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And the last paragraph in this incredibly long post is dedicated to my favorite things I wrote this past week for On Wednesdays We Wear Pink.  We’ve been updating our site with 6-9 articles per day and I’m so proud of how much content we’ve been putting out but I’ve narrowed it down to my favorite posts.

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5 Things I’m Dying To Do In NYC Right Now

Living in NYC is both a blessing and curse in the sense that there’s ALWAYS something fun to do at any given time on any given day, but unfortunately most of those things cost an abundance of money.  There are a ton of exciting events going on right now that I’d love to attend but I doubt I’ll be able to do them all.  I’ve narrowed my list down to my top five, but I’m guessing I’ll have to narrow it down even further, especially now that I’ll be paying rent and living in my new apartment!  If you could do anything regardless of the price, what would top your list?

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HEATHERS THE MUSICAL – “the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

1THEN SHE FELL – “a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which only 15 audience members per performance explore a dreamscape where every alcove, corner, and corridor has been transformed into lushly designed world. Inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll, it offers an Alice-like experience for audience members as they explore the rooms, often by themselves, in order to discover hidden scenes; encounter performers one-on-one; unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history; use skeleton keys to gain access to guarded secrets; and imbibe elixirs custom designed by one of NYC’s foremost mixologists.

1QUEEN OF THE NIGHT – “Drink, dine, and be dangerously delighted by this fusion of theater, cuisine, magic, fashion, and nightlife.

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HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH“2014 Tony Award® Winner Neil Patrick Harris stars on Broadway in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s landmark American musical, directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening). Heartbreaking and wickedly funny, this raucously entertaining show has inspired a generation.”

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THE ROOF GARDEN COMMISSION AT THE MET“This installation by Dan Graham (born 1942, Urbana, Illinois) is the second in a new series of site-specific commissions for the Museum’s Roof Garden. Comprising curves of steel and two-way mirrored glass set between ivy hedgerows, Graham’s structure is part garden maze, part modernist skyscraper facade. Viewers who enter the work are transformed into performers; in glimpsing their own reflections, they are also made acutely aware of the act of looking.”

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