Weekly Updates: Improv and Books and Basketball

Weekly Updates: Improv and Books and Basketball

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Life: My Friends Are Funny And You Are Not

Taking advantage of this public platform, here’s a shout out to my friends Nikki DeSautelle and Sarah Braun (the Big Damn TV Geek)! I saw them individually perform in improv shows earlier this week and it was great fun. These ladies are hilarious and everyone else is terrible.

If you’re ever looking for something to do on a Thursday at 7:30p, go watch Nikki and her improv group 2 Chinz perform at Queens Secret Theater in LIC (in the little theater).


Life: Wings + Basketball

march madness bracket
There are so many decent sports bars (and just bars to watch sports) around here. One of the near me, Rock Shop, has a pretty decent deal on Monday nights. All domestic bottles are $3 and wings are half-price. These are bar wings, so not the best in brooklyn, but good enough for a cheap meal. Plus, the upstairs bar is pretty decent for watching sports. I’ve come here with friends and by myself and never had any issues.

Tomorrow, Sunday, is Selection Sunday! That’s related to college basketball (not sportsball). This marks the beginning of March Madness and I can’t wait! It’s a relief this year that MSU hasn’t had the best season because that means I can actually enjoy the tournament. I can’t imagine being a Kentucky fan at the moment. They currently stand undefeated for the season and every game would just stress me out. Watching sports is so much fun and absolutely terrible at the same time. Yet, I continue to do it. And the next few weeks will be full of lots of college basketball watching. This is your warning!


Books: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

This book was so good! I will write a full detailed post about it because I loved it so much. But I wanted to mention it here because, really, go read it. Hill’s writing is so perfectly balanced between creepy, weird, scary, and gruesome. He never lets the story go too far in one direction and even wrapped everything up perfectly. None of the characters are too good or too bad. The story itself wasn’t too predictable (a pet peeve of mine). It was a quick read and just really kept me on my toes. If you like creepy, weird, or supernatural stories, definitely read this one.

Books: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

It took me 3 days to read this 198 page book, so that should tell you something right there. This is part one of a trilogy though I’m not sure why it wasn’t just all one full length book. This book, on it’s own, has no character development, no story arc, no actual plot to follow. The narrator is unreliable, which I liked. But nothing is solved, or even introduced really. The writing was literary and atmospheric but… nothing happened. I have no interest in reading the rest of the books because this book did nothing to make me care about any of the characters.


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The other years were boring


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One Reply to “Weekly Updates: Improv and Books and Basketball”

  1. Thanks for the shoutout! It was so great having you there last night and I’m glad you had fun. :)

    Also: I am exactly the same way about the NHL playoffs as you are with the NCAA tourney – as much as I’d obviously prefer the Devils be right in the thick of things and contending for a championship, it’s often a lot more enjoyable if they’re out of it and I can just sit back and enjoy some really great playoff hockey.

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