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mid-week round-up

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Wednesday again! What are y’all up to? Chet and I got dressed up and went to The Frost Museum on Saturday night for the opening of the Shakespeare’s First Folio exhibit. It’s always fun to have a reason to get cute AND geek out simultaneously. Haha! The book was open to the “To be or not to be” page of Hamlet which was definitely a nice choice. There’s just something so wrong about a book behind glass though. I wanted to flick through it so bad! Wouldn’t it be amazing to feel all that history at your finger-tips? I’m headed to Bowling Green, KY on Friday and I’m looking forward to giving some friends a squeeze. But what should I pack?! Half a year in Miami and I’ve already forgotten how to Winter. In the name of packing procrastination, let’s wander around the internet…

Bill Maher, Charlie Sheen, and modern day snake oil.

Why are men missing from the Zika Virus warnings?

A video game that mixes animation and magical realism to tell the story of a family’s profound loss.

A rape case which highlights differences in legal cultures and the colonial dynamic in the nineteenth century.

Broadly documents the fight to end revenge porn.

Leslie Knope + Ann Perkins = BFF

A yummy Valentine’s treat.

Thoughts on Gilmore Girls.

Remy Charlip and the problems of dance notation.

Financial advisor for millennials.

I totally want to stay at this Icelandic hostel.

Lessons from the longest study on happiness.

Rainy Day Adventure: The Arcade

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Now that we’re feeling settled in our new apartment, Chet and I have been excited to do a little exploring in our ‘hood. After some internet searchin’, we stumbled upon an arcade not too far from our home-base. Since Sunday afternoon was dreary and rainy, with the remnants of Hurricane Erika washing up on us, we thought there was no better time to drive over and give Arcade Odyssey a go! They had tons of classic games, as well as rarer-to-the-States Japanese games (I know nothing about this sort of stuff but Chet was excited, lol), and a wall of pinball machines (!). We got some tokens and got tucked in…

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Chet played a bunch of different games; his favorite was a crazy anime one called Chaos Code.

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I mostly stuck to the pinball machines (Batman and The Simpsons were my jam) and this retro, Budweiser sponsored game called Tapper. Obsessed with Tapper, you guys. I want one in my house.

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What a wonderful afternoon! Sometimes it’s fun to just act like a kid for a few hours. You feel a little giddy and lighter afterwards. I would definitely recommend an arcade trip if you’re looking for some sweet play-time with friends or your significant other. It’s a pretty budget friendly activity (just the cost of tokens) and you can keep it chill or get really competitive–depending on what you’re after. And of course you gotta love a place with Pac Man…

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…and such a playful carpet print, lol. (I feel like this is the Universal pattern for arcades, movie theaters, and rollerskating rinks. Who instigated this?!)

We’ll certainly return for future fun!

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Have you discovered any fun rainy day activities lately? Any suggestions? I’d love to hear…