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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
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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
Hi gang! If all goes according to plan, I will complete my 7th NYC Triathlon this Sunday, 7/24, and I hope to see you there! All details can be found in this handy Spectator Guide. If you're an early riser,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Where to begin? Let's see . . . First, I just returned from a wonderful weekend celebrating my brother and Becky's wedding on a lovely farm in Western MA. Welcome to the family, Becky, and congratulations to you both! Also... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I know -- it's been ages since I've posted. One of the reasons is that I've been busy with triathlon training (it's on 7/24 -- 13 short days away!). This means that I'm spending a decent amount of time on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I was lucky ​enough to have a lovely and relaxing weekend up in Beacon. My initial impetus for the visit was the #AEKarpediem wedding (where I got to see many Tufts friends in addition to the groom), but I stayed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
photo courtesy The other night, I had a sip of a gimlet for the first time in ages. The gimlet was likely one of the first cocktails I ever had or made on the regular -- buying myself a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
And it was soooooo relaxing. I took an extremely long Memorial Day weekend to recover from an incredibly busy past month or so. In addition to a trip to Ikea and some continued work unpacking my kitchen, I didn't have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Here it is in all of its glory!! I'm still putting things away, and I haven't put up any personal touches like my "Eat" sign, but man, what a difference. In case you forgot what the before looked like, here... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
During the worst of the renovation, Moxie and I have been fortunate enough to live with our good friends Rachel & Nagib and their dogs, Barley and Hops, in Brooklyn Heights. I don't even know where to begin on how... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Dearly beloved We are gathered here today To get through this thing called life Electric word life It means forever and that's a mighty long time But I'm here to tell you There's something else The after world A world... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Here's the final before picture -- demolition starts today. You've served me well, tiny, grubby kitchen. I thank you for your service, but I can't say that I'm sorry to see you go. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Appliances are purchased, asbestos testing completed (negative!), packing and prep checklists made, building architect has approved the plans, paperwork is almost finished, pre-construction meeting scheduled with building and contractor, and work is scheduled to start the week of 4/18. That... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I have gotten to a point in my life where there are two key factors that have a major impact on my general well-being: sleep and exercise. When I don't get enough of either, I get cranky, stressed, have trouble... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Way back when I wrote a post about my kitchen renovation. No, it hasn't started yet, but I have made a great deal of progress. I've firmed up my design, selected all of my materials and appliances, signed contracts with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
He's smart, handsome and age-appropriate. He's a feminist, he's pro-choice, and supports gender equality in the workplace and with equal parental leave. He's got the body of a boxer and has a tattoo. on one of his biceps. He is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
A photo posted by @sweetblogomine on Dec 11, 2015 at 6:22am PST Fully agreed, Sam Sifton. My breakfasts, particularly during the week, are not elaborate affairs. They're not always pretty, as shown above, and are more often than not taken... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Photo by The Trinidad Sour is a particularly unusual cocktail because its base is not a spirit, but rather a full ounce of Angostura bitters. Created by Giuseppe Gonzalez here in NYC, I've seen this cocktail pop up at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Is it too late to go back? Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
The Schvitz The fact that I now have sriracha packets in my desk at my office This commercial: Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Sweet Blog o' Mine