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Laren
NYC
I'm a semi-hip, semi-dorky bon vivant living life in NYC. Taking it one day at a time.
Interests: music, travel, food, friends, new adventures, blogging, family, cycling, cocktails, cooking
Recent Activity
I'm not a competitive person. Not really. I have minor moments, like during the triathlon when I speed up to try and overcome someone in their 20's (everyone's age is on his/her calf), but generally, I'm not out there trying... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Greedy bastards. Killing one of my favorite places in the city. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I'm in love with this video created by Sport England. Why? Because I am an athlete even though I don't look like a fitness model and never will. Because although I've completed seven triathlons, I sometimes feel out of shape.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Little Miss Mox has had a rough few weeks. I discovered that her dog walker had been skipping days he was scheduled to walk her - two days this week and two last week (at the very least). While I'm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Sorry for the crickets around here, folks. Back to business. So I had to go down to the New York Supreme Court the other day to renew my notary license. I'm always slightly geeked out when I go to court... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
My favorite quote from today's news, in an article about divisions within the Republican party regarding proposed abortion legislation: "Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader, recalled on Thursday when she was new to Congress and opposed a bill restricting abortion.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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photo: Saveur Yes, it's Friday, and I know you probably want I cocktail. I do too. Not *now* of course, but at the end of the day. Maybe you've had a rough week and want something strong, but you might... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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I'm not really a comic fan, but for some reason, I'm loving these new stamps I got yesterday. Even the round ones are stamps! Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Right b efore I adopted Moxie, I purchased a new down coat from Eddie Bauer -- one of those head-to-toe sleeping bag numbers. When I took her home in mid-January (almost three years ago now) and had to walk her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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I hope your new year got started like mine and Moxie's -- surrounded by loved ones. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Yesterday was my birthday, and per usual, I celebrated with some of the special people in my life. One of the most amazing things (other than the fact that they tolerated the fact that I was constantly blowing my nose... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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I've spent this morning and part of yesterday cooking homemade gifts for my family -- granola, butter crunch toffee, and bacon jam -- with nothing much else on the agenda. I've got the Pandora "Indie Christmas" station on in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Friday night plans rescheduled -- Thursday night plans moved to Friday -- email from law school friend who had extra ticket to see Billy Joel at MSG Thursday night. All the dominoes fell into place! Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Last night I saw Michael C. Hall in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. It's my second time seeing it on Broadway -- the first was with Neil Patrick Harris. I also saw it way back when it was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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I'm in a massive purging mode in my apartment these days, with bags getting filled up with clothes for Goodwill and textile recycling, another bag for electronics recycling, and piles of paper to be shredded. I'm trying to get to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I saw at least three women with bare legs on my way to work this morning, including one wearing sandals. Are they unaware of the weather today? My apartment is now a sauna but my office is a refrigerator. Countdown... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Because it's legal and you can. Happy Repeal Day! Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Not sure when #givingtuesday became a thing, but I'll get behind it. GIVE -- whatever amount you feel comfortable with to an organization (or more than one) that floats your boat. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
First, my latest in Wine Enthusiast, on how you can do just that, and for another opportunity, join me on Sunday, December 15th for Speed Rack. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
The news this week has me thinking a great deal about our criminal justice system and how broken it is on so many levels. Obviously I was not in the grand jury room and did not hear the evidence, but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Yeah, yeah. I know that #TBT is a *thing* but I'm feeling nostalgic today. I was looking through old blog posts yesterday and some of it is absolutely cringe-worthy (in my first post I explained that I was starting a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
After a few long weeks, I'm eagerly looking forward to a relaxing weekend, with an emphasis on exercise, household chores, and catching up with friends. I've been running around like a crazy person - in Williamsburg three separate times this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine