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#906: Do ballet outside

This ballet barre class at Brooklyn Bridge Park was probably the first free thing I’ve ever done in the city that wasn’t packed.

It was also a little ridiculous, since the barre was so short I couldn’t reach it from my height. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 12, 2016 in Sports

 

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#762: Register for a marathon

You’d think after more than a year of planning for this moment, hitting the register button would prompt at least some sort of thrill.  Just a little one; nothing major.  At least some small signal to indicate that every cell in my body fully understood what a monumental moment this was.

I filled in my name, my projected time (4:59:59, because, while it will probably take me more than 5 hours, setting a possibly unattainable goal is just one of the things that keeps me feeling young), and method of payment.  I winced at the fee of $227, which is more than $8 per mile and a ridiculous amount no sane person would agree to pay in exchange for the torture of pushing their one and only body through such a feat.

Then I sat there, expecting to feel triumphant.  Instead–nothing. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2015 in Sports

 

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#741: Run on a treadmill

After years of being physically unable to do this activity (I don’t know why but I just couldn’t run on a treadmill; friends who saw me try said I looked like a gazelle…that wasn’t running), I finally conquered it.

What I didn’t know about the treadmill: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2015 in Sports

 

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#658: Watch The Importance of Being Earnest

In my mind, Oscar Wilde can (I mean, could, when he was alive, of course) do no wrong (I mean, as a writer, of course).

So the Hudson Warehouse Theater Company’s outdoor production of the play was always going to be good in my opinion.

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Posted by on July 25, 2014 in Theater

 

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#279: Boat Basin Cafe

There are few things in life (if any) as entirely satisfying as sitting outside for dinner and drinks in October.

There aren’t too many things better than sitting outside for dinner and drinks in any month, but in October, it’s even better. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2012 in Food/Drink

 

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#230: Ice skate outside in August

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for free things.  But the problem is, so is everyone else, and I am not a sucker for ridiculously long lines.  Sometimes you have to get creative.

You have to think: what free thing is going on during the workday so there will be a smaller crowd to start with, and what free thing going on during the workday will turn out to be such a poor excuse for what it’s being advertised as that the only people who will be doing it are tourists, desperate moms trying to entertain their children, or people writing blogs for which they try one new thing every day?

The answer: ice skating outside in August. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2012 in Sports

 

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