THE PERFECT PLAY: Work Edition

Over here at The PLG we take what we choose to fill our ears and brains with during the workday quite seriously, so building a perfect playlist is tricky business!  You can’t just throw something together willy-nilly like you would for a backyard soiree with pals, mimosa-fueled brunch or last-minute Vegas adventure.  Everything feels fine in those situations.  Work mixes get a tad more hairy to concoct.  You have to dig deep, in terms of setting a mood and sustaining the right amount of energy until closing.   It’s like running a marathon.  You don’t just show up wearing Converse drinking an orange juice.  Sneakers and liquid.  That seems almost right, but really it’s just not right at all!

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Juefeng Ge
AN UNLIKELY LIKE: Movie Review

Do you ever hear about a remake of a movie you loved as a tot and immediately flutter your eyes so far into the top of your skull you think for a second they may get stuck?  I do.  And way too often these days.  The case was certainly no exception when I heard that my beloved Jumanji was being taken out for a spin.  I always get the same pang of betrayal in my gut, followed by a breathy “why”? The whole purpose of special China is for it to actually be special.  It can only stay as such if it is kept safely on display and only used once in a while.  This way, the meaning and fondness of its specialness remains.  If say, you took it out and painted another pattern over the original pattern you knew and loved for your entire life, it would become something completely foreign to you and ugly.  Memories and dishes destroyed! 

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Juefeng Ge