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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
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 3 days ago 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
Stuck in my head on this cloudy Wednesday: Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Don't forget to vote!! Find out where (in NYC) here: http://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/Search.aspx and report voting misconduct here: www.866ourvote.org Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I swear that the dogs in the big dog run at Washington Square Park were trying to do this while I was walking Moxie this morning: Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Last night, I went to my first official Tufts alumni event in years -- a whisky tasting sponsored by the Tufts Lawyers Network. I'm very glad I went -- made a bunch of good work connections and enjoyed the line... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Sorry for the radio silence, kids. I have been a little busier than I'd prefer and when I have had down time, I have had zero interest in being in front of a computer. I am currently on an Amtrak... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
These recent items from my news feeds caught my eye: Down with Brunch! -- Apparently going to brunch makes you an irresponsible, childless, indulgent consumer who illustrates what's wrong with New York. Personally, I tend to go for the bacon,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
As I walked down into the subway at 116th Street last night, I heard the strains of someone singing and playing the guitar. The song sounded familiar -- "I Know There's Something Going On," which I actually own on 45... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine