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Laren
NYC
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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I know. I'm ridiculous. I still have a "land line." It's not even a real land line -- it's a VOIP phone number. The only reason I haven't given it up is because it's really the best phone number ever.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I was sick during my pre-Memorial day staycation, and spent a chunk of time watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which I had started and dropped years ago. So glad I did -- some of the songs in seasons 3 & 4 are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Some of you may not know this about me, but I interned and then subsequently worked at Crittenton Hastings House, an organization in Boston that provided women's health services, including abortions, and was also a shelter and alternative high school... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Well, there's a lot going on in there, but this is today's earworm: Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Between deciding if I should buy this book and Patriarchy Chicken, I've got a lot to think about these days. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Haven't run in 7 months. Can't start again yet, but when I do, it's going to be a new era - the era of low-drop shoes. Plus retraining myself to run in them/run with a mid-foot strike with help from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Someone didn't understand the menorah instructions... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
From today's headlines: White Supremacists Plan to Intimidate Black Voters on Election Day Some white Northerners want to redefine a flag rooted in racism as a symbol of patriotism and, as an added bonus: The President . . . says... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Kavanaugh The fact that USA Today printed lies and propaganda from the President without fact-checking Our planet is dying Our democracy is falling apart I saw a roach in my bathroom this morning My plantar faciitis has been killing me... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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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
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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
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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
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​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
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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
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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
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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