Comic Book Review: Reborn (2016)

Details: Six issue series. Published by Image Comics. Written by Mark Millar and drawn by Greg Capullo.

Greg Capullo and Mark Millar are comic book legends who have drawn and written some of my favorite comic book stories. With that said, Reborn is a short story that is okay, but not great.

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Restaurant Review: Latin Bakery & Restaurant

Details: Located at 41-41 Main St, Queens, NY 11355. I couldn’t find a website so here’s the unclaimed Yelp page: https://www.yelp.com/biz/latin-bakery-restaurant-queens

In a sea of Asian restaurants, Latin Bakery & Restaurant stands alone. It’s been in Flushing a long time and withstood the test of time.

There are a lot of things served here, some over ten dollars. However, if you come here and spend over ten dollars, you’re doing it wrong. Here’s what to get: every day they have a different lunch special that sells for around nine dollars. It comes with salad, beans and rice. Get that. There is also a different daily soup which goes for around five to ten dollars depending on the size you order. Get that. They also have various pastries and fried snacks like empanadas, arepas, and sausages. I like the guava cheese pastry personally. Get those. And that’s about it. Don’t get the stuff that costs around twenty dollars. I’m sure it’s good, but no one orders that stuff. Most people just get some fried snacks and the soup.

Overall, this place is great. It’s the only place in the neighborhood to get some Colombian food in a neighborhood where everything is Asian, and at a reasonable price.

Score: 6.8/10

Just Sharing Jessie Mueller’s performance at the 2016 Tony Awards

Like most people this year, I was obsessed with the musical Hamilton. After browsing youtube, I found myself overcome with guilt for overlooking this musical. As a youtube commenter has said, this song goes straight for the kill and I could feel myself choking up just listening to it. The part that gets me is the one with Jessie Mueller. The show is called Waitress and is on Broadway. Great song and great performance that I must’ve listened to over a dozen times now.

I Visited the Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC)

Official site: http://whitney.org/

On Friday nights from around 7:00PM to 10:00PM (I think), the Whitney is open to the public for a recommended price. That means free.

Coming to this museum reminded me of how little appreciation I have for art. I did enjoy the architecture and it was a pleasant walk.

Some thing I saw:

Great views.

An enormous empty room which would have made the most amazing apartment in Manhattan.

A woman moving curtains in a pitch black room to a self playing piano.

A crunched locker.

Paintings.

Score: 4.0/10 There just isn’t that many things to see here. It was free though.

Eyeglasses Review: Warby Parker (Manhattan, NYC)

Warby Parker is an eyeglasses and sunglasses retailer with a number of locations around Manhattan with more locations coming in the future.

First, Warby Parker’s prices. A pair of eyeglasses starts at $95.00. If your prescription is higher, then you can opt for thinner lenses which will cost you a total of $135.00 for a pair of those (I purchased the thinner lenses). An eye exam is a little over $80.00 (I got an eye exam somewhere else for $25.00 and brought my prescription to Warby Parker, they measured my pupil distance there). It’s a great deal and the cost of a pair of frames is a fraction of what I’ve paid for glasses in the past.

Secondly, Warby Parker has a great program where you can pick five frames from the Warby Parker website and Warby Parker will mail them to you to try on for five days FOR FREE. After those five days, you have to send them back in the same box. Some of my friends have tried it over and over again, mailing frames back and forth five or six times. I tried it once. It was very convenient. I think this service is meant more for those who want to buy frames online.

But none of that matters if the frames look nasty. Thankfully, they are very stylish in my opinion. When I started thinking about buying new frames, I decided that i wanted larger, dark colored, non-metallic frames. Warby Parker’s style is exactly that. They have a wide selection of frames, but in truth, their core style is pretty much the same. It’s a hipster style, which is mostly large, acetate frames. They have metal and clear frames, but I think the thicker acetate frames look great.

After you purchase a pair of frames, you can go back anytime you want and they will adjust it for you. I’ve already been back a few times.

The staff is very friendly and helpful. Definitely more so than your average eyeglasses retailer.

Additionally, all glasses come with a one year warranty and are given the anti-sun coating.

Score: 8.8/10 Best experience I ever had buying glasses. I read somewhere that the price of most eyeglasses largely consists of the markup; most retailers over inflate the price to try to get more money out of you. Further, there is some sort of agreement to keep glasses above a certain price (not sure if this is true). It has nothing to do with the cost of the frames or lenses. That Warby Parker would undercut the average price of glasses has placed this business above all it’s competitors (The average range of frames I’ve found is around $200 to $600, Sometimes even more. And that’s not counting the extra cost of anti-sun coating, thinner lenses, etc.). As far as I’m concerned, Warby Parker has earned my loyalty and will be the only place I ever buy glasses from. At least if they keep their prices the same.

Official site: https://www.warbyparker.com/

First day of a new blog!

Just started this blog and I am very excited! For a blog that will one day become super-great and take over this world, I suppose I should write an objective as they do in manifestos, constitutions, articles of incorporation, and the like.

Well here it is: I will use this blog to share the thoughts running through my mind whilst trying to maintain some semblance of anonymity in regards to my real life.

May all my future posts conform with said objective, Amen.