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A chronicle of life and times in sunny NYC. Alive and (sorta) kicking since July 29, 2002. So far, so good.
Interests: music, travel, food, friends, new adventures, blogging, family, cycling, cocktails, cooking
Recent Activity
Yesterday I completed my 8th NYC Triathlon with a time that was 15 minutes and 38 seconds slower than my slowest tri. I couldn't care less about my less-than-stellar performance because it was SO DAMN HOT and I took it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Both for Valentine's Day and because I'm dealing with our Spring Break Pro Bono Caravans at the moment . . . Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Isn't that one of the secrets to happiness? Despite being far from the best dancer in class, I had a fantastic time. Props to Mitchell Wayne for sharing his enthusiasm, humor, and joy. PS, my neck is sore. A post... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Day 3 of a low grade fever, tons of tissues, tea, naps, reading, TV, and Moxie time. Slept 12 hours last night and am somehow still tired. #ugh Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Here for a conference, but also for the eats and drinks. Day 1 highlights, clockwise from left: cochon (cracklins!), duck and sausage gumbo, both from Cochon, French 75 and souffled potatoes from Arnaud's French 75. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
​Happy (belated) 2018, folks!! I know I have been somewhat lax in my blogging last year. With Facebook and Instagram, it seems a bit redundant. That said, I'm going to try to write more this year. Here's a photo collage... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
This year, like most years, the 9/11 tribute lights took me by surprise.* My initial reaction is always deep sorrow, and then amazement that it was so much longer ago than it feels. Next, I feel pride in all the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
1) My blog went down while I was on my European bike trip. That said, I was so exhausted from the cycling that I could barely draft daily summaries anyway. I started on the first two days, then gave up.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
En route home from a relaxing weekend at the lake with family. We started off with a power outage, which made things a bit more rustic for the first 24 hours, but nothing the lake, some lobstah, and a G&T... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
This gem was resurrected from my memory by Aziz Ansari, who also gave Moxie a cameo in Master of None, season 2, episode 2. Now playing on repeat. Happy Friday, all! Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
The good news: I've booked a bike trip to Belgium, Luxembourg & Germany for late July! The bad news: I have tendinitis in my right ankle, likely caused from ramping up my triathlon running training too quickly. So . .... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Many thanks to Fur Coat and Pants for the photo (and for today's walk)! Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Some notable news tidbits: This is why I use the Oxford comma, and will always do so. Best health news I've heard recently. This is bullshit. One thing you can do is show your support for the Legal Services Corporation,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
This week, my family had to say goodbye to the lovely Lucy, who lived a long, happy life in Maine. I'm visiting this weekend, and it'll be sad not getting to rub your velvety ears and give you some love.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I adopted this sweet girl from Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue over MLK weekend five years ago. One of the best decisions I ever made. Happy adopt-a-versary, Mox! Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
And I've gotten a bit older. And my favorite birthday present this year was from my dear friend Anthony -- a UKULELE!!! He has one too, so prepare for some killer Uke jam sessions in the future. I've already learned... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
It's been a week. And what a week it has been. As a reminder, here's where I was a week ago (from my Facebook post): I can barely put into words how I am feeling, so I'll start by saying... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
This past weekend, Dad and I went away for a weekend in Boston -- mostly just to spend some quality time together. We each took the train from our respective homes (NYC and Portland) and met up in Boston, staying... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Perfect soundtrack for one's 40's. Hat tip to Dear Sugar. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
No, I haven't yet seen the movie (although I'd like to), but I often wonder what Moxie does all day while I'm at work. I know that she has a walk with the fine folks at Fur Coat and Pants.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Stay tuned for the gallery wall behind the couch! I've lived in my current apartment since 2001 -- 15 years. That's a long time to be in what's basically a studio, albeit one that is masquerading as a one-bedroom. During... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Thank you Spotify weekly playlist for re-introducing me to this 80's cheezball gem. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
At least once a season, I make sure to get the heirloom caprese salad at Otto. It never, ever, gets old. #perfection. If you haven't had it yet, go get it!!! Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Just got back from a week in Maine, relaxing and recovering from the NYC Triathlon. More on that later, but here are my results. Perhaps next year I'll focus on speeding up on one of the legs (just one .... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine