We are back!
Winter and social obligations had kept us far away from our usual nights of long conversation, food and randomness for way too long. After our gym fail/triumph the night before, we were left craving more time to hash out what life has been handing to us in order to better process it together. We needed some unadulterated Cheep and Snail time!
Our simple plan today was to fulfill a ramen/new restaurant appetite and then hit a meditation class nearby. Being together already made us super happy, so walking into the restaurant to have the entire staff screaming to welcome you felt pretty dope. Ippudo is highly-hyped in NYC so getting there early was the best thing we could do. We didn’t wait for a seat and were chowing down on veggie hirata buns and shishito in a matter of minutes. Our excitement grew bigger with each bite of the deliciousness while listening to awesome songs— they play cool shit like Crystal Castles and the like.
After gorging, we went to our meditation class and had to unbutton our pants due to the ever-expanding ramen (next time we’ll eat after). We sat in a circle with a lovely group of people. Some had never meditated, or been there before and our instructor was also sub-ing for a friend so nobody had met her but she was freaking sweet as pie. It was a very non-judgmental room, just what we want in that kind of place where everyone is there trying to mind themselves and figure it out so they can be better to others. It was laid-back and communal. Even going around sharing our experiences felt natural. To our excite, after meditation the lovely instructor broke out in Sufi dance! She dimmed the lights and since she was wearing her skirt from a previous performance she just did a floaty and spectacular dance for the group looking like the most delicate flying saucer. Now, these are the moments I burst out inside myself and proclaim “I love New York City.” Also, “I love Yahaira.”
It may seem insane but finding someone willing to go to all kinds of places with you, is a rare thing in my opinion. Someone who, without having to talk about it, you know is feeling as happy as you are from seeing a random Sufi dance and who appreciates that life has given you that crazy moment for you to enjoy and delight in. When we get down about the various plagues we deal with, it seems like nothing makes sense. But then we dare to go someplace else, and find some magic… that someone else is there to see it is just a cherry on top. —Snail
Given than this is a journal about our friendship, it’s worth documenting that yesterday we tried to join a gym in an effort to be more like the rest of humanity: fitter, happier. Or at least that’s the message that gets drilled onto us: if you get “regular exercise at the gym 3 days a week,” you’ll be a better member of society and feel better about yourself, and be less horrible to those who happen to look at you.
Thanks to our friend Jon for sharing this with us today. We’re pretty sure we will be dancing like this next time we get a chance, maybe at Moderat’s warehouse party?
Also, we have a theory that Samuel T. Herring may be inspired by this.
The Guardian wrote a decent piece on the “mysticism” of this performance here.
Moderat is coming to Brooklyn and we just got our tickets! SO EXCITE!
"Well, I got another cake cooking. You can come over and we can eat it. Or just smash our faces into it."
We love Hannibal Buress almost too much.
No dogs were harmed during the filming of Broad City, but ALL dogs were administered belly rubs.
Austra’s second album Olympia has taken a while to grow on me. Although I always play it a lot as background music while editing photos, I had yet to love it. Finally, tonight I pinpointed another favorite other than the single, “Home” and it’s the puppy above.
You can file this under useless information and just play the song and enjoy those beats.
We LOVE Broad City!
BFFs Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer had us laughing so hard within 5 minutes of their series premiere on Comedy Central and we’ve been obsessed ever since. Their bizarro take on their friendship reminds us a lot of our own and we couldn’t be happier to have these two representing for dynamic weirdo lady pals on TV.
Check out a sweet interview with Amy Poehler, who is also executive producer of the show, and the girls for her Smart Girls series above.
Catch Broad City Wednesdays @ 10:30 after Workaholics and binge the web series that started it all on their YouTube channel.