Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Time to laugh

A lot of people in this city completely take for granted the amazing amount of entertainment that is available to them.  Sure you can take in a broadway show, but those are expensive.  Even movie tickets are ridiculous in this town.  But have you thought about taking in some comedy?  There are tons of theaters/comedy clubs to check out...and all are super close to Gramercy!

First up, check out The PIT.  This theater is located right across the street from the GW Residence at 123 24th Street.  There are shows every night and some of them are free!

Next up is the famous UCB Theater.  Started in part by Amy Poehler, this place often attracts former and current SNL cast members as well as actors from 30 Rock.  It's incredible to watch as some of the biggest names in comedy perform a few feet away from you.  Check out the calendar and make sure you reserve tickets!  The shows here always sell out.

And last but not least is UCB's newest edition, UCBEast.  Referred to as "The Beast" this is UCB's sister theater located on the Lower East Side.  Though it doesn't get as many comedy stars the standup and improv is still great.  Don't be surprised if the big names do show up though.  A few weeks ago I got to see Aziz Ansari work out some new material.  He was on stage for well over and hour and you know how much it cost?  5 bucks.  Yeah.  Take a look at these websites.  You can have a lot of fun for very little money!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Your calming picture of the day...

Forget about school work...
It's almost over...summer is coming :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Gramercy Pets...RA Edition!

If you know one thing about RA Sari, you know she is crazy... If you know two things about RA Sari, you know she LOVES her cats.  Meet the cats she so lovingly refers to as her "nuggets."

Penny and Bailey aka Booboo
Yeah, they are pretty freaking cute.


Penny even has a facebook page...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Get your (non-alcoholic) drank on!

Anyone else feeling a bit chilly? Coffee tends to wind me up too much, and tea can get boring cup after cup. There's nothing like a great cup of hot cocoa. It takes me back to Texas winters where I would turn the AC up and pretend it's freezing cold, just to drink a hot mug of creamy chocolatey goodness. Warm yourself up with one of these steamy recipes…

Raspberry Hot Cocoa

Heat three cups 2% milk in a small saucepan over medium hear until bubbles form around the outside of the pan (do not boil). Place 1 cup thawed, frozen unsweetened raspberries (you can find these at Trader Joes!), 6 ounces chopped semi-sweet chocolate, and 2 tsp. sugar in a blender; cover. While processing, gradually add hot milk in a steady stream. Strain, discard seeds. Serve hot.
Makes four servings, so share with your suitemates!

Mocha White Chocolate

Heat one and a half cups 2% milk over medium heat until bubbles form around the sides of the pan (do not boil). Place 3 ounces chopped white baking chocolate, 2 tbsp instant coffee granules, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract in a blender. Add hot milk; cover and process until frothy. Serve in mugs. Garnish with whip cream and baking cocoa if you're feelin' fancy.
This makes two servings, so share it with your roomie!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Hey you guys, you guys, listen!

Tonight...WE EAT PEEPS.  Come down to the lounge at 9:30pm and take part in our peeps eating contest.  Prizes are on the line!  

Or if you just want a snack, come get your sugar rush on!  We'll have Peeps and hot chocolate!  Dare I suggest you put a peep in your hot chocolate?!

Clearly things will get crazy...see you tonight!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Happy Spring Break Everyone!

Hope everyone gets a break from school work.  See you ladies next week!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Your calming picture of the day...

Stressed out with midterms?  Take a look at this...
So soothing...wouldn't you love to be swimming there right now?  Don't worry, summer isn't too far off!