THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE OPENING NUMBER OF "IN THE HEIGHTS"

In honor of Lin-Manuel Miranda's birthday 🎂
  1. Piragua is a thing and it is delicious
  2. One can of condensed milk is an acceptable alternative to regular milk if your regular milk has gone bad
  3. You can get to Washington Heights by taking the A train to 181 St
  4. Those little trees that hang from the rear view mirror smell like sex and cheap perfume
  5. $0.25 for a water bottle, $0.50 for a box of condoms
  6. You need good credit to rent an apartment
    (I was in 8th grade ok)
  7. THE JOYS AND STRUGGLES OF EVERYDAY LIFE ARE BEAUTIFUL
  8. Seriously this is the best opening number of any musical ever and everyone needs to listen to it and give it the appreciation it deserves
    Lin-Manuel Miranda is one of the only people who could rap and sing about the most mundane things in life for seven and a half minutes and create something so artistic and powerful.