Still Pouring

It’s been raining non stop for well over 24 hours. Last night around 9PM it was just spitting. Overnight it transitioned into just plain old rain and it didn’t let up all day, it actually rained harder and harder. By the time I left work, around seven, it was in full-on downpour mode. Of course, … Continue reading

A Paso Robles Quick Step

Despite the pre-departure snafu we were able to maintain our departure time and headed out for a couple of days in Paso Robles wine country. The drive took us through some beautiful countryside and we stopped for lunch at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe. Lunch was tasty if nothing spectacular and afterwards we stopped in at the … Continue reading

California Food Dreamin’

The premise was simple: get away for the holiday weekend, visit my friend Valerie and celebrate my birthday. I arrived on Thursday and am staying through Wednesday. It’s been a food tour since I arrived. No surprise there. Thursday, I had lunch at Sugarfish in Downtown LA. A friend in NYC had recommended it and … Continue reading

My First Surgery

My appendix decided to make its presence known on Cinco de Mayo. I had spent the day on my couch recovering from a weekend of drinking, dancing and making new friends. The pain came out of nowhere, it felt like someone was twisting my belly button. After ruling out hunger I decided to sleep on … Continue reading

Urban Math Skills

My friends live near me but we don’t all use the same subway stop. When we need to meet up to go somewhere together we’ll often agree to meet on a train. We agree on a time to meet at a specific stop, each person figuring out what that means for their departure from their … Continue reading

It was a blurr

Hard to believe its been over a month since I last blogged but it has. Apologies to any regular readers. Life just sort of took over [ie: work] and having resolved to go to bed earlier / not start new tasks after 11pm meant my blogging took a hit. So this is what happened… I … Continue reading

Overheard on the Run

As I’m recovering from an injury, doc’s orders are to avoid hills and speed work while building up my mileage. The thought of doing 1 mile repeats along the flattest stretch of Prospect Park drive was not appealing so instead I opted for a two-ish mile loop that combines the western side of the park … Continue reading

Equal Rights. It’s just so obvious.

I believe in equal rights. I believe that people don’t choose their sexuality. That much like the color of your eyes you’re stuck with whatever nature decided for you. As for marriage, for me it has always been about the union of two people who love one another. Two people who are willing to make … Continue reading

Signs of Spring

It’s been a long yet short winter. November and December were really mellow more like an extension of fall. True winter temps didn’t really kick in till January. January and February were predictably cold, rainy and snowy with a few random warm days. March is the unsure month: warm, sunny, rainy, snowy, cold, we’ve had … Continue reading

Intersecting Circles.

The beauty of New York is that it is ultimately a small town. I met Denise at a Valentine’s Day party. I met Laura and Ken at Good Spirits. I met Jimmy at a Sandy Relief fundraiser. Tonight they were all at an Edible Magazine subscriber appreciation event hosted in the kitchens of Union Square … Continue reading