Museum Hack: A Whole New Way to Go to the Museum

What it was like to be a Bad Ass B*tch at the Metropolitan Museum with Museum Hack.

img_1429Back in the 1970’s, my mother got me a spiral bound, probably mimeographed workbook of Metropolitan Museum Treasure Hunts.  I still vividly remember the bright turquoise cover with its hand drawn Met hippo, the black type, and black spiral spine. I also remember begging my mother to take me to the Met so I could do more treasure hunts, looking for animal motifs in ancient pottery, or designing my own Arms and Armour.

Now that I no longer have to beg anyone to take me to a museum, you’d think I’d go all the time. You’d be wrong.  I visit a museum maybe three or four times a year.  Which may seem like a lot to you if you don’t live in New York, but when you walk by world-class museums quite literally EVERY day, and only go three times a year?  Not much to brag about.

Why don’t I go?  Because while I do know a little something about art…it’s not enough.  I often find myself looking at work and thinking, I should know something about this thing…but I really don’t.  And wandering around aimlessly gets tired after a while.

So I was very happy to get an invitation to attend a Museum Hack tour.  What’s Museum Hack? They call themselves “Museum tours for people who don’t like museums.”  They host their “adventure museum tours” in NY, DC and San Francisco. With names like “The Mating Game,” (at the Natural History Museum) “Big Gay Met,” and “Badass Bitches at the Met” these are NOT your grandmother’s museum tours.Continue Reading

jimmyCASE: My Favorite New iPhone Case

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I was given a jimmyCASE to facilitate this review. Although I don’t post a whole lot on my blog anymore, I still regularly get pitches from PR companies wanting to send me stuff to review.  Go figure. Mostly, it’s stuff I would never want:  diaper bags (my kids are teenagers), car seats (did I mention […]

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Bright Star: A Great Mother’s Day Gift of a Broadway Show

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Mother’s Day is around the corner.  And what better gift than tickets to a warm, funny, moving Broadway show, starring an incredible newcomer:  Carmen Cusack.  Tickets to Bright Star, which opened on Broadway this season, would make the perfect Mother’s Gift this year. Bright Star, written and composed  by Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin), […]

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How Not to be “That Person” in Your Co-Working Space

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WeWork. NeueHouse, Grind, The Yard.  If you’re a small business or start up owner, chances are you are either already in one of these hip or pseudo-hip shared office environments, or thinking of joining one.  Want free beer?  There’s a co-working space for that.  Want foosball tables?  Check.  Want camaraderie, parties, inspiration, motivation?  Check Check […]

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Peapod Meal Kits to the Rescue

You get an simple recipe and all the ingredients: pre-measured

When holiday cooking gets you down, Meal Kits from Peapod home grocery delivery and Barilla can help.  I received a gift card to facilitate shopping for this post. I once saw a headline in the Onion:  Mom Does VRBO in the Caribbean:  Does Same Sh@# with an Ocean View! That’s a little bit how I […]

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