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#802: Be catcalled in San Juan

“Why are you torturing yourself?” the man asked as I walked by, catching my breath after my run in 80% humidity, 80-degrees-feels-like-86 San Juan.

Fair enough.

“You’re so skinny.”

Not fair.  Getting skinnier is not on the list of reasons why I torture myself with running.

I smiled, trying to play along as I could tell this was not an opportunity to educate a local man about what is and is not appropriate to say to complete strangers on the street.

“You need to eat something.  Some meat is pretty,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2015 in People

 

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#801: Be locked out of a hotel room

I never use the phrase, “What are the chances?!” because it doesn’t matter.  It makes no difference whether the chances are 1 in 60 or 1 in 6,000.  It will happen to me.

Like, for example, when I went swimming before getting ready for work and my room key fell into the pool. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2015 in Travel

 

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#800: The Gallery Inn

There are things in life whose sole purpose is to delight.  I don’t know if that statement is true, but I’m compelled to write it after staying at The Gallery Inn.

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Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Travel

 

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#799: Drink a negroni

Ever since I read a piece about it online, years ago, I’ve wanted to try a negroni.

(I believe it was on The Awl, or a similar site, but the only thing that comes up when you google “negroni” and “awl” is this Negroni Season essay, and I can’t understand how that would have been the thing to inspire me to sample the drink.  In my memory, whatever I read was smooth and cool and romantic…but then, if you know me, you might think this piece is more suited for me than any of those words anyway, so.)

Because I thought of it as something casually elegant and subtly sophisticated, I was waiting for the perfect moment to drink a negroni. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Food/Drink

 

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#798: Visit a bioluminescent bay

The words to describe this experience don’t exist.

If I had to grasp blindly at ones that do, I’d probably touch briefly upon magical, and spectacular, and incredible.

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Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Nature

 

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#797: Eat tacoviche

I don’t like traveling alone.  I know I’m supposed to be relaxing and appreciating that I can do whatever I want whenever I want, and I don’t have to worry about the fights that come from a traveling partner being tired or hungry, and there are tons of people who would love to be in my position.

I know all of this, and still, on my pre-work-trip vacation to Puerto Rico, I want someone sitting next to me so I can laugh with them about the dogs hyper-actively playing in the waves–so I can celebrate with them after receiving an upgrade to a king-size bedroom–so I can gasp with them when I realize I forgot to pack any underwear. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Food/Drink

 

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#796: Lie under a piano

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Posted by on May 24, 2015 in Music

 

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