And here we are. This is my last letter as 34th Street Magazine's Editor–in–Chief. Well, okay, not exactly. I'll still technically have my fancy title until the end of December. But this time next week, there will be a new Editor–in–Chief, announced and set and ready to go, chomping at the bit to continue (or undo) what I've done. It's unbelievable how quickly this year has flown by.
Guess what guys? I can now do push ups. Seriously. Me and my weird, creepily–long arms can now do push ups. I never liked working out. In high school my friends banned me from running because my form was so bad. It was an admittedly spectacular combination of splayed out ankles and angled feet. They all played soccer or ran track, and I sat quietly. I can honestly say I didn't do any physical activity for around five years, from ages 12 to 17.
And that's it. Another season of Scream Queens done. It's funny, but sometimes, when I'm right in the middle of watching an episode I'll suddenly think: how did Ryan Murphy pitch this? The first season was probably, "college but with serial killers." Season two was likely, "a hospital but also with serial killers."
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