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Monday, November 3, 2014
Two weeks ago at my job the company held a health fair and my boss urged me to go. I am actually glad that I did because I was able to weigh in, get measured, get my cholesterol and blood pressure checked, etc. I really hate needles and as a child I specifically disliked the needle that pricked your finger. I remember my mom taking me to a church and the nurses there would perform tests to check on the health of the children.  So when I got to the health fair, sat in the chair and realized that was about to happen, I almost freaked out. Then I remembered I am an adult and I just need to relax. By the end of the fair, I was happy to report that I am  super healthy! yay.

My friend Brandon and I met in Brooklyn for brunch at Montana's Trail House. I'm convinced that at some point in my life I will live in Brooklyn because I'm always traveling there to meet up with friends. I just love everything about it and this particular restaurant was in Bushwick Brooklyn surrounded by really cool graffiti art work. I ordered the baked eggs with fontina, grits, bacon and collards. It actually sounds a lot better than it was. My hopes were high and this dish was just OK. Brandon's dish on the other hand looked amazing, he had a fried chicken biscuit that came with a hot sauce. 

I also went to a fun event in Harlem with friends - Kelly, Rana and Khendra. Then we all hung out for a girls night, eating a delicious homemade soup Kelly prepared - I believe it had chorizo, white beans, and something else amazing. Seriously, her food is always the best. We played Cards over Humanity (my first time), and exchanged horror stories in online dating. 

Mmm .. I love Tacos, actually Mexican food period. I came across this list of the 30 best tacos in New York and discovered Taqueria Diana . Rana and I went after work but we didn't order tacos (fail) we ordered the Nachos which were REALLY GOOD but the whole point was to try the tacos! I'll be back because I have to try them. Oh, and we split a burrito too and I was forced to try refried beans which I usually don't eat.

So when I was in Los Angeles  this Summer I tried this delicious Hawaiian Ice spot, Blockheads. When I discovered something similar in New York I was thrilled but it wasn't as delicious as the LA version (sigh). Still good but not great. The one in LA had way more great flavor and the consistency of the Hawaiian ice was a lot different. Guess I can add this to my list of reasons to go back to Los Angeles soon. 

I was able to attend a special screening of The Theory of Everything which will be in theaters Nov 7th. This is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. This film was amazing, seriously bring a box of tissues with you to the theater. It was an extremely humbling experience to learn of his story. Sometimes we take things for granted, such as the ability to pick up a fork and eat on our own, not realizing how someone else would give anything to do the same. I highly recommend that you watch this movie while it's in theaters. xo

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